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The Bridge People
Part III
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MORE AND MORE, humanity seems to be creating a world of extremes for ourselves. The rich get richer, the poor are getting poorer, and those hearty souls who once made up a thriving "middle class" are steadily becoming a rare commodity, indeed.

The Bridge People are those who help modulate and harmonize the energies of Planet Earth (Terra) as she passes through the most difficult transition of her existence. Since the "bridging" concept is something that happens on many levels, it can truthfully be said that Bridge People come in all forms, shapes, and sizes. Another term that has been applied to us is "Neo-Shamans." Concerning this latter type of being, The Reconnections have had this to say:

The Spirituality of the Nineties was a hybrid creature. It was a mixture of knowledge and traditions that are as new as last Monday, and as old as the trees and stony guardians that stand along the coastline and commune with the sea. In the same way that the United States has become a "melting pot" for the Earth, gathering together a vast number of beings - diverse in race, creed, and national origin - so the faith that ushers in this New Era has become a kind of "soup" that is made up of the best and most flavorful portions of nearly every religious and philosophical tradition that has come before, plus some new elements that are just now making their entrance into physical life and reality.

As leadership for this "new" experience, we can surely accept nothing less than the BEST of what has come before. Whether one visualizes them as resurrected, born again, the result of reincarnation, or simply Gods and Goddesses come down to mix with mortals - there will appear shortly, upon the face of the Earth, a race of priests and rulers - the souls of ancient and beloved Shamans and Druids, come back to experience the final "act" of this play.

Indeed, they live and breathe upon the planet as we speak. Many of them have purposefully "forgotten" who and what they are. They wake up to normal jobs, as did Richard Bach's "reluctant Messiah," yet they surely are not "normal." They sit beside you at the diner, shop in your grocery stores, and lie on beaches reading books and magazines.

These are the Children of Oneness, aged and seasoned to meet the need which shall surely soon present itself! Though they were born "from the old ways" and steeped in ancient customs and bygone disciplines, they return today to stand beneath the Tree of Life. As thunder rolls and temporary chaos shakes the Tree, these wise and wondrous beings shall catch the ripe fruit, precisely where it falls.

When I think of such a dichotomy - an "average Joe or Jane" who turns out to be a reincarnated Angel or a Druid - it thrills me. And it doesn't matter much what others believe about us, as much as it matters what we are ready to believe about ourselves.

Mystical Power and Illusions
The recent appearance of yet another "Superman" movie brings all this to the forefront. One thing that always flabbergasted me about this guy, over the years, was the fact that simply putting on or taking off a pair of glasses was the primary dividing line between his being Clark Kent (normal guy) and becoming the "Man of Steel." I mean... what's up with that? Couldn't anyone with two eyes be able to see through such a disguise?

Not really. The metaphor of putting on and taking off glasses illustrates the power that "self realization" (or lack thereof) has in the life of a Bridge Person. When we are wearing our "glasses" (our 3D perceptual filters), we tend to FORGET who and what we are - and where we came from. As we forget, our whole world forgets right along with us. That is because WE ARE THE WORLD. Everything and everyone in our world is simply a mirror reflection of who we are, at all our various levels.

There are times when we choose to take off our filters... (or they accidentally get knocked off, such as might happen in a trauma injury). Suddenly we get a vivid glimpse of who we are, and who we could be. The memory stays for a time, and then we find those glasses, so we can go back to being Clark Kent again.

Salvador Dali once said: "The primary difference between me and an insane man is: I am not insane!" I always double over laughing when I read that. Dali was a Bridge Person, to be sure, who used an artistic medium to provide his world with a unique and irreplaceable view of life in the abstract. He created his own reality, personally validated it, and then invited us all in for a grand tour.

Isn't it interesting that, when a homeless man acts irrationally, he is automatically labeled "crazy"... whereas, when a rich man behaves in the same way, he is said to be "eccentric?" Ironic, yes? In a world of commerce and "healing for hire," someone with insurance and resources has a much brighter prognosis than someone who has no money to pay for care - especially if he is alone, confused, frightened, or at odds with himself.

Our Psychiatric Hospitals today are filled with would-be, could-be geniuses - many of whom are regularly medicated, being diagnosed as "Multiple Personality," "Schizoid," "Bi-Polar," and so forth. They get locked up because they can't quite get their Clark Kent glasses on and they can't completely take them off, either. They live in an "in-between place" which sometimes scares the daylights out of them.

Legally, a person can only get hospitalized if he is a danger to himself or to society. Yet many folks manage to get locked up because they simply can't function, knowing what they know and seeing what they see. They are immobilized, and all they end up wanting is someone to look after them. It is my profound belief that many of these institutions could be emptied out if there was someone who could communicate with these souls that they aren't aliens, and find a way to collate and validate the alternative realities they are accessing. Many of them are actually spiritual channels, though they haven't yet remembered it.

If a person can't unify his inner world and outer world... if he has no mental framework upon which to hang his "paintings"... he becomes willing to succumb to some label, given to him by a physician who, in many cases, is as much in the dark about him as he is.

And so... the putting on and taking off of "glasses" (personal perceptual filters) not only colors and frames our concept of who we are - it also colors what others are willing to believe about us as well. Even Superman had to go to his "crystal palace," to be educated about his heritage and his powers. Remember those crystal wands from the movie? Each time he placed one in the machine, he heard more and more about the Planet Krypton and why he had been sent to Earth. I believe that each "Bridge Person" or "Neo-Shaman" has a similar "de-briefing" experience in store. They take on many forms.

Loneliness, Only-ness, and Bridgework
Those newer readers who find themselves confused about the ideas of Universal Oneness and Multidimensionality that permeate my writings are encouraged to brush up on these concepts by going to the overview of "The Reconnections Message" on my Web Site. Some of what you encounter in these articles may seem quite foreign to you, in the beginning. Though I try to define new terms as I go along, there is also a "Reconnections Glossary" on the site if you wish to go even further in understanding the conceptual framework which has been given to us by the Guides.

Continuing to describe the inner workings of the "Neo-Shaman" or "Bridge Person," the Recons have this to add:

The Spirit of Oneness calls forth its leaders by peeling away their Veil of Forgetfulness, like layers of an onion. As in days of old, the leader will not seek this post - but rather, each simply acquiesces to his assigned duty through finding that he can literally do nothing else!

At this present time, the hours and days before the Grand Acceleration, the heat through the ozone is systematically melting away the conformity of these dear people to the ways of a world that is dying, or has died. The Neo-Shaman, slowly coming to himself, is often confused and wincing in emotional pain.

The budding leader's fundamentally social nature has instilled within his personality a deep desire to belong and to make a positive contribution to the local community. However, his energy patterns and shifting rate of vibration make it nearly impossible for him to remain in close proximity to another individual or a group for long at a time. This anomaly... while being his true salvation, also feels like his greatest curse.

One key characteristic of a Bridge Person is the feeling of loneliness that accompanies him or her through life. Many of us feel alien in our own families (as though the stork made a mistake when he delivered us), and we often go through our formative years being baffled when it comes to dealing with "regular folks" (muggles) in daily life. No wonder those "Harry Potter Books" have become so popular!

The Recons refer to this isolated feeling as "only-ness," since it leaves us with the impression that we are the ONLY ONES who are having this experience. Indeed, my research and my work of outreach since 1987 has had, at its core, a deep aim to alleviate as much "only-ness" as I can - through channeled teachings, discussion lists online, Conclaves and Gatherings, articles, and my own internal "grid work", which is offered to assist the planet as she evolves.

As this series continues, I hope to get more into depth about how each type of "Bridge Person" functions. There are many types of them: Schizos, Eccentrics, Bi-Polars, Androgynes, Cross-genders, Telepaths, Multiples, Empaths, Mystics, Neo-Shamans, Star Kids, and many more. Each orientation has a distinctive flavor and purpose all its own.

Some of the most innovative and exciting material I have written in this regard is the material on "Spiritual Gifts," which is the centering point for our Reconnections Conclave, to be held in Sedona, Arizona this October. If you can join us there, I feel quite certain you will be thrilled and activated! If not, there are some free downloads of past Teleclasses you can enjoy - giving a clear overview of the material, and where we plan to go with it from here. More to come next month!

DJ.

 
 

2006, Daniel Jacob

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Daniel Jacob is a conscious channel, writer, and a Bio-Energetic Body Worker who lives in the Greater Seattle area. He owns and operates Myo-Rehab Therapy Associates, in Kirkland, Washington - a multi- therapist clinic, which specializes in muscular rehabilitation, stress management, and personal transition work. He has been in practice for 19 years. On 11/11/91, he began working with a group of energies that called themselves "The Reconnections." Daniel has developed a complete archive of information that has come through from them on a number of relevant topics. Daniel and his associates have been doing research with people around the world, collating data and comparing notes on the topics of Physical Transmutation and Earth Changes. He has produced a 2-Part CD, on which he explains the story of "The Star Children" in depth. He calls it a "tonal infusion for the New Age." You can get more information about Daniel and his work by visiting his websites: www.thestarchildren.com and also www.reconnections.net, or by e-mailing him directly at: daniel@reconnections.net.