TRAVERSING THE PORTALS
By Daniel Jacob
Many of us are now experiencing new levels of awareness regarding bridges and tunnels to alternative realities that are all around us in 3D space. They are everywhere. The Reconnections refer to these as "Trans-Portals." In their first transmission on this topic, back in 2002, they laid the foundation for a wonderful journey which many have not been ready to take until now. Here is a bit of what was said then:
"All around you, in every place, there exist Energy Gates---portals in time and space---through which a person can pass to new life and experiences. Some are visible, and some are of the mind and heart. All of them are real. Some portals exist as specific places. Simply to visit these locations is to be transformed. Other portals require energetic "passwords" or "vibratory signatures" to activate them. Still others---those connected to the highest levels of transformation ---require passwords, along with "sponsorship" by an Etheric Guide, so that the unconscious or unprepared cannot enter them unaware.
There are many kinds of Trans-Portals. Most are opened through the verbalization of some goal or desire for personal development. In such cases, the INTENT of the traveler becomes a blade that cuts an opening in the Veil which divides the universes. Once a portal is opened, your journey begins. A vortex draws the individual in, and certain "changes" are effected, so that transport to an adjacent universe can occur." <end excerpt>
The intent of many, during these times of high energy and transformation, can be something as simple as verbalizing the earnest desire: "GET ME OUT OF HERE!" The expression "I want to go home" is being spoken so often these days. However, when people are questioned as to where "home" might be, many are hard-pressed to describe it.
THE JOURNEY HOME
The Recons are well aware of this, and have addressed it specifically in their transmission called "The Journey Home." Here are a few paragraphs from that message:
"Many of you are wondering, at this point, where a soul can go from this energetic place in which you find yourself. You are definitely being changed, that's for sure. But could you have anticipated this kind of change? Do you even understand it? There is a "middle ground" that exists between deliberation and complacency. Few people are even aware of it, since the very nature and character of the place is such that most folks would tend to pass it right by. And yet, contained within this narrow vibrational corridor are all the secrets of the universe.
It is here that the sorcerer will instinctively direct his focus immediately after his spell is cast. And it is to this place that a child of God will surely run when he has exhausted all his human powers, and seeks only to surrender to the wisdom of a Father's care. We are speaking of this sacred space as if it were a physical locale. And, indeed, that could certainly be. History has made many references to the existence of "holy ground" and "holy mountains"---and various branches of mythology have often spoken about "magical forests" and "enchanted isles." However, the ACTUAL PLACE being described in this transmission is hidden deep within the soul of a person---whether it is mirrored in the physical environment or not. It is your core self. In a sense, it is your HOME.
Many a fine magical incantation has been spoiled, either by too tight a focus or one that was too loose. It's okay to want something, but lusting after it and becoming obsessed tends to crash your energy system, which can often be as delicate as a spider's web. By the same token, if a person has sent a statement of intent out into his universe to manifest something and then withdraws *all* interest from the process, his motion will tend to (in parliamentary terms) "die for lack of a second."
The latter situation is very common when a person is trying to achieve results in too many arenas at once. In a sense, you could say (in computer terms) that he is "spamming" the universe in search of multiple favours, hoping that his requests will not fall on entirely unfertile ground. Like those who use direct mail advertising to promote their business, he may produce results about 1% of the time, but the skill factor gets left out---as does a basic understanding of what it is he is here to do and what he really wants." <end excerpt>
It doesn't work to say "I want to get out of here." Our mental focus is still on "here," and there is no "there" to enter into a command line so that the Magical Manifesting Mind can be enlisted to the task. People who can't let go of a person, situation, or place NEED TO REMAIN THERE until their appointed task is done. And one can only determine what that involves by going inward and making full contact with all the connections and issues that this person, location, or situation represents.
In a sense, it could be said that, the more we want to "leave" a place or situation, the more it clings to us. We've discussed that picture of the Chinese finger puzzle in a few articles, haven't we? Once your finger is in the sheath, the more you yank on it, trying to get free.......the more trapped you become.
Each of the "Portals" that are open in our general vicinity today offers a new and exciting way to journey "home".......a book that falls off the shelf in front of us at a book store, a painting that calls to us from a museum wall, a friend who keeps calling, asking "How are you doing?" Each one represents an opportunity to "go home" to that place inside, where we can gently and lovingly re-balance ourselves to meet the next task at hand.
VOICES THAT SCREAM AT US, VOICES THAT SING
For many of us, the idea of growing spiritually is still portrayed in our minds as a struggle, a tedious "task" that is foisted on us by some "outside source"......like a mother, calling out to her children to eat their spinach, or clean their room. Early life conditioning has taught us that "healthy things" are boring, or they taste bad. The only way we will consent to do them is by creating some part of our mind to "scream at us," like mother did when we were little. This kind of "push/pull" motivation can only last so long at this current vibration. Then, it collapses on us altogether.
For the most part, voices that scream at us are not put there to help us grow. They are installed, early in life, to keep us from killing ourselves before the time of growth arrives! And as such, they are invaluable. They present themselves as things we believe we "should" be doing (but usually don't), or they appear as "thou shalt nots" (rules and regs) that we love to disobey.
As our Veil of Forgetfulness continues to grow thin, the frequency and intensity of this inner "screaming" begins to rise. We just can't seem to get away from it. But if we listen closely, beyond the "static" of resistance conditioning, another tone can also be detected. Faint and subtle, off in the distance, we can also hear the singing of our AUTHENTIC INTERNAL HEART.......the place where lifelong bargains are struck, and eternal explorations begin. It is a kind and gentle voice, which sounds as though it has all the time in the world. And it DOES!
Each glimmer that is seen in the water, each rainbow that dances among the clouds is a Multiversal Vehicle, waiting for someone to jump aboard. All we need is a touch of Imagination, accompanied by a slight diffusion of consciousness. We pause.......amidst our hustle and bustle of life. We TAKE TIME to open, not just to what is obviously before us, but also to what else could be there. And when we do, a famous Microsoft Phrase can immediately ring in our ear: "Where in the world would you like to go?"
When gazing at something, like a candle, perhaps......we train ourselves not to look directly into the flame. Instead, we look just off to the side, just beyond the light. The Reconnections call this looking "askance." As it is in the world of animals, so it is in the Realms of the Unseen. If you look directly at someone, they assume that you want to fight. So they put up a shield. The quickest way to close a portal is to move directly toward it. But if you sidle up next to it, slowly and respectfully.......some wonderful journeys are in store.
When beginning a painting, a fine artist sketches with subtle strokes of a pen or pencil. He outlines his subject, generally laying out the inner space of the painting. Then, he begins to fill in the details. Living in the grosser energies of 3D runs just the opposite to this. We look directly at things and say: "Who are you? What are you?" Such a line of questioning does produce answers, but they are gross and metallic views of the situation. We leave no room for our "subtle bodies" to respond. Why not ask yourself: "What does this (person, place, situation) make me think of? What does it bring to mind?" In this way, we can begin our journeys from the inside out. WE become the master of the hunt!
"Midnight has come, and the great Christ Church Bell
And may a lesser bell sound through the room;
And it is All Souls' Night,
And two long glasses brimmed with muscatel
Bubble upon the table. A ghost may come;
For it is a ghost's right,
His element is so fine
Being sharpened by his death,
To drink from the wine-breath
While our gross palates drink from the whole wine......."
It is a wonderful thing to live and breathe in the DETAILS of life.........to be able to touch, smell, taste, and experience the world in all its grandeur. But those of us who come to the Reconnections to learn "bridge concepts" have already touched and tasted the "whole wine" to our heart's content. Now we long to put on bodies of light, to dance between moonbeams, and ride on tides of energy........to places yet unknown to us. How many details and promptings does a person need before he'll recognize an open doorway, right in front of his face?
OPENING THE DUIR
There is an artistic rendering, which I keep in the "Life in the Danielverse" sector, which I will share with you now. Just follow this link. It opens up a flash movie about the Unseen Realms. It features a powerful collection of "fantasy" drawings, taken from Celtic Legends about the Unseen Realms. To the Celts, an Energy Gate is called a "Duir"..........a doorway into the "betwixt and between." It represents their way of walking between the worlds.
This short film beautifully demonstrates their way of walking between the worlds. But what is our way? What point of entry works for us? In their transmission called "Your Inner Life," the Recons describe for us several modalities used for accessing "the great beyond."
Clairvoyance: Clear Seeing (signs, symbols, faces, places)
Clairaudience: Clear Hearing (words of description, voices, music)
Clairsentience: Clear Feeling (touches by spirit, empathic connections, tonal messages)
Claircognizance: Clear Knowing. You don't know HOW you know, you just KNOW.
They continue the lesson with the following ideas:
"The term "psychic" is occasionally applied to someone who is believed to have a GIFT---whether it be a gift of foresight, divination, clairvoyance, or whatever. And yet, dear ones......really.......we tell you now that ALL ARE PSYCHIC..........all of you have "gifts." You simply need to take yourself seriously enough to try and discover them.
Whereas the Outer World seems tangible, concrete, and well-defined........your Inner World is nebulous, abstract, and transient. Things in that realm are what YOU say they are. In that world, you become like Adam, in the Garden of Eden........at the Dawn of Creation. After the Lord God made all the animals, the Book of Genesis says that He paraded them past Adam, requesting that His first human give each one a name. Whatever Adam called each one, that was what the animal became.
In the "real" world, a person can often feel like a pinball, bouncing from life circumstance to life circumstance. Some of them "ring a bell" and light some lights, while others fall flat--resulting in a "no score" situation. And yet, you keep going at it.......allowing life's springboard to keep launching you up the board one more time. Why not go inside during this time in history? Why not try playing the Game from an entirely different angle?" <end excerpt>
BLESSED ARE THEY WHO HAVE NOT SEEN
In the first "Star Wars" movie (Episode 4, actually).......Obi-wan is trying to teach Luke Skywalker how to use a light sabre. As the young man dances and winces in his duel with droid, the Old Master says to him: "Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them." And even though the modality of "clear seeing" appears at the TOP of the list of "otherworldly access tools," it is probably the most unreliable of the lot.
The Guides have spoken to us before about "Doubting Thomas" in the Bible. You know him. He's the one who, following the reports of people who had spoken with the resurrected Christ, made the statement: "I will not believe he is risen unless I touch the nail prints in his hands, and FEEL the wound in his side." And after Jesus appeared to Thomas, allowing him to feel and see his resurrected body, the Master made this statement: "You have seen and felt and now you believe. Blessed are they who have not seen, and yet believe."
In more recent days, Psychologist/Author Wayne Dyer did some word play on a famous skeptic's mantra: "I'll believe it when I see it," and he used it for the title of his powerful book dealing with personal transformation. He called the book: "You'll see it when you believe it." In Dyer's message, and the message of Jesus, BELIEF comes first, then comes all the proof a person would need. And friends, this is also how it should be when we're Traversing the Portals.
"For those who know, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't know, no explanation will suffice."
The are many people today who are anxious to begin playing with the "toys" that Spirit keeps sending to us......continual downloads of etheric "software" that registers as being present on our internal "hard drive." And, though the software is there, a good deal of it remains inaccessible. That is because we have not yet reached the energetic "pitch" that is required to open it.
Each "bundle" of software is safety-sealed, so that those who are not yet prepared to deal with the powers it represents cannot access the contents unless they are OPEN enough to do so. When the ego is cloaked in its Veil of Forgetfulness, safe and secure, our hunger for "experience" is vast. We feel that we can "do anything," because we have seen our friends do things, and we want to keep up with them. We forget that each life journey has its own timing, its own "rhythm." If we try to peel away the Veil too soon, in order to gain access to certain "powers," we may find ourselves quite frightened and dysfunctional.
Each of us, every moment of the day, is traversing the Portals. There is a wiser, more-expanded part of us that directs this activity. There are times when our Soul Self will shove over, and allow our ego to get behind the wheel of our etheric vehicle. But that is the exception, not the rule. For the most part, during this time of high energy and transformation, the ego is meant to be a passenger, not the driver. He/She is a WATCHER SELF, and an experiencer of what Spirit has in store. And truthfully, would we want it any other way? Most of us have trouble keeping track of where we are NOW. Do we really think we can handle more power than what naturally flows through us?
Indeed, there are ways to coax the energy up........to encourage our Soul Self to unite more fully with the ego.
I'll close this article for now with one final quote from the Guides. It's found in the Trans-Portals Material. It speaks about the nature of "personal experience."
"You do not encounter these "bridge concepts" until it is time for you to awaken. The proof that you are ready to begin Traversing the Portals consists entirely of the fact that you are here---that you have received these transmissions, and that you have a desire to begin journeying. You could not have found them if you were not ready. However, you can easily forget this knowledge if that is what you wish. Desire is the first, and most important activation key. Close behind that is a willingness to be changed and expanded.
Waiting to be Ready" is the name of the Game being played out in your dimension right now. Do not judge the integrity or extent of your travel within the Multiverse by how many "exotic experiences" you can remember. Just because you don't have memory of rising out of your body doesn't mean that you don't Astrally Travel. In fact, those who have the most definitive, tangible "experiences" are usually those who need them in order to believe, or to help others believe. The rest of you have already accepted that you are Astral-nauts, and simply don't need more proof. You always have exactly the amount of experience you need to move forward. No more, no less." <end excerpt>
In an upcoming transmission, the Guides will expand a bit on the Trans-Portals Material, offering additional tips on how one can expand consciousness to appreciate more clearly the journeys that are now begin taken by all. Until then, it can be a great practice to view each Now Moment as a lifetime unto itself. Do not assume that the past that is being "pasted" onto that Moment is the only past you've ever had. As Recon Belteshazzar once put it: "Do you know what you did yesterday? Everything. Do you know what you'll do tomorrow? Everything. It's only NOW, in this Moment, that you can do SOMETHING. And so.........where in the world do you wish to go?"
Do not expect all "journeys" to be physical. Sometimes, the "thought" IS the thing! And so it goes. More to come on this. As always, your thoughts and questions are always welcome.
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