Wednesday Evening with Aaron
October 29, 2008

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Keywords: anger, emotions, habit energy, healing, true nature, wholeness/innate perfection, guidance from spirit, crystals, dreams, lucid dreaming, ley lines, healing

Aaron: My blessings and love to you. I am Aaron.

Today we were reading the transcript from the day workshop with my brother Jeshua several weeks ago. In that workshop I spoke about your life as an improvisation. You are off-stage before your birth; then you come onto the stage. Do you know the lines from Shakespeare, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their entrances and their exits, and each man in his time plays many parts."

What are these parts? He goes on to talk about, "...the infant, mewling and puking in his nurse's arms. And then the schoolboy with satchel and shining morning face, creeping like snail unwilling to school." He goes through seven stages. I'm not going to repeat them all for you.

Beyond his seven stages, you have other parts that you play. Sometimes you play the boisterous one, sometimes you play the timid one, sometimes you play the capable one, sometimes you play the one who feels he has no power and no skill. Sometimes you play the happy one; sometimes the sad, or tragic one. Sometimes you are patient, sometimes impatient. Sometimes there's anger, sometimes there's joy and happiness. All of these come.

You begin off-stage. You don't yet know what the improvisation is going to entail. Do you know what an improvisation is (speaking to young children who are present)? It's a spontaneous bit of theater. There's no script. You just come onto the stage and you're told, "Now you're going to be happy," or "You're going to be angry. Try it!" And you improvise. Knowing the role derives from your life experience, or many lives experience.

So you come onto the stage. You're not alone on the stage; there are other actors there. They have cues for you but they don't have a script, either, they're just told what their part is going to be in this particular scene. You're looking for a script though, "Where's the script? This person is angry at me? Where's the script? How am I supposed to reply?" But if there's no script, how are you going to reply? "I am angry. I yell. I stamp my feet. Then he will yell. " But this person smiles back–"Whoops, they're not supposed to do that, they're supposed to yell back. What am I to do? They're smiling back."

You've got to play it as you go, and then you have time to sit down and reflect, "How did that go? When that person was angry and I smiled back, what response did I get? When this person was angry and I yelled in return, what response did I get?"

You have come into the world to learn certain things. Each of you has your own special lessons and all of you are learning kindness and compassion. When you come into the world, you're just an infant and you forget where you've come from. You look around and there are many eyes staring down at you–what are these creatures? You don't say, "Oh, that's my mom and dad," just see faces and eyes. You don't yet know what a face or eye is, but you already understand energy. If those faces and eyes give off loving energy, the infant has one response, and if they glower and give off angry energy, there's a different response.

When you come into an incarnation into which you are cherished and treated with kindness, you would think it's easier to be kind. And in many ways it is because you've learned that kindness from the people around you. But some of you have come from past lives in which it was challenging to be kind because there was a lot of fear, because you thought you always had to protect yourself from somebody beating you up, physically or emotionally. Even if you took birth in a loving and kind family, you might still find yourself challenged to respond with kindness, seeing the smile on the surface and underneath there would be fear. Can you see how that could happen?

So sometimes you move into a family in which there is anger so that you may look at the reflection of your own anger in those around you and you may make a choice, "I do not intend to carry forth that anger." I've talked to so many people who have told me that the most angry and painful people in their early childhoods were their greatest teachers, not to emulate them but to remind them, "I will not do that." And yet, emotions still come up. Anger comes up, fear, sadness, confusion.

When these emotions come up, we use our meditation practice to watch the emotion and not get caught up in a self-identity with it, but all of that can become conceptual. You've got to practice. And so, life gives you a lot of opportunity to practice.

The youngest sister, do your brothers push you around sometimes? Yup. Do you push back or do you smile and walk away, or sometimes both?

Q: Both.

Aaron: When you push back, does that help? Sometimes. When you smile and walk away, does that help? Yes. Sometimes one helps; sometimes the other. You do have to learn to say no to abuse. Sometimes when you're young, pushing back is the way you say no, but as you get older you learn friendlier ways to say no.

So here you are in the incarnation, in this body of R (name), walking onto the stage. Now I'm going to ask you to close your eyes and imagine with me. Usually we'd be telling people as they walked onto the stage to play different parts, but here I'm going to ask all of you to imagine that I've asked you to be very peaceful and content. So you might think of something that's a very happy experience: being with a beloved friend or a pet; playing a game that you love or listening to music that you love; walking in a meadow or climbing a mountain.

Let's climb that mountain. (pauses not noted) Feel yourself climbing up the slope. A gentle breeze is blowing in your face. There are wildflowers everywhere; your friends are with you. The sun is warm but the breeze is cool. As you climb, a beautiful view opens up, row upon row of mountains, and in furthest distance, the ocean. You have with you a picnic, the most delicious foods you can imagine.

So now you're on stage. I'm going to pull the curtain. I'm going to ask you to talk to each other for about a minute. Talk about the view, talk about the picnic. Feel the sense of joy and ease as you talk. Open your eyes and literally talk. We've all climbed up the mountain. I'll be quiet for a minute. Can you pretend? Pretend you're about to have this picnic.

(quiet talking)

Thank you, can you feel the sense of joy and ease? It's very easy. Does your energy field feel contracted at all? (no) Open, spacious, joyful.

So here we are. We've climbed for hours. The body is a bit weary. We're about to sit, open up our lunch. Wonderful smells are coming out. It's so beautiful. There are some clouds in the distance but they look far away. You begin to eat and talk, enjoying the warm sun on your back, looking at this splendid view. Somebody pulls out a guitar and begins to play music.

And suddenly, from behind the mountain peak just behind your back, comes a resounding BOOM of thunder. (loud voice) Loud thunder, and in a moment the sky turns black. Big hailstones begin to come down and there's no shelter anywhere. The sun is gone and the wind is cold. The mist that's come in is so dense that you can't see where you left your jacket just 50 yards down the path, and you can't see the path. You can hardly see your friends. Can you feel the tension?

Pulling the curtain, opening the curtain. New scene. Here is the new improvisation. Fear, tension. Again, talk. How does it feel? BOOM! BOOM! Big thunder, cold, wet. Really feel it. Allow yourself to feel the fear and discomfort.

(lively talking)


And now what are you going to do? Each of you will act according to your own habits. One will try to hide, to look for maybe some small bit of rock to hide under. And what if there's just enough shelter for one person, are you going to push everybody else out? One of you will say, "I'm going down the mountain." Never mind that you can't see the trail. "I know where to go, follow me." But which way was the path?

Some of you will want to just sit and huddle. Some of you may be very afraid. Some of you may say, "Wow! What a glorious storm!" Again I invite you to talk to each other, this time for a bit longer. I want you to play your habitual pattern. How do you think you would respond in this situation? Get up and walk around the room a bit. Talk to people. If you want people to go down the mountain with you and follow you, tell them that. If you want to go look for shelter, tell them that. If some of you want to huddle together on the ground and try to cover your heads, do that together. Play with it. You're on stage. What are you going to do?

(Aaron continues talking now and then as group interacts)

It's very wet and cold. Somebody's found shelter back there, is there enough for everybody? What happens when it gets overcrowded?

Are you going to push people out when it gets crowded, or are you going to squeeze them in? The ones on the outside are getting soaked.

And slowly now, the storm is passing. The rain stops. The sun begins to come out. You see the remains of your picnic. You left a cloth covering the basket so you can come back and finish your meal.

(Exercise continues quietly)

How many felt afraid? Did anybody want to lead people off the mountain? Did anybody follow you? Were you frustrated that nobody would go with you? A little.

In the real experience it would be frightening, but can you imagine how afterward you would tell the story over and over, this adventure on the mountain? And in retrospect there would be a bit of fun in creating that drama. Your lives are about drama but you have to be mindful of the drama, not to get carried away with it, not to get caught up and just keep creating drama for the sake of drama.

You learn from these dramas and so you do move yourselves into a position to experience them. Not always to experience an enormous storm on a mountaintop. It may be the smaller drama of spilling the glass of milk, but you re-create the dramas. Why? Why would one want to re-create the unpleasant dramas?

Give me some of your ideas. Why do you think you re-create them? Why do you re-create the unpleasant dramas? Why do you lose your car keys 5 times in a week, or keep twisting the same ankle over and over, or get into the same argument with the same person?

Q: To create mastery over the trauma, drama.

Aaron: That's part of it, yes. What else?

Q: Habit.

Aaron: Habit, yes.

Does it make you feel important, to be involved in the drama? The ego likes it, it wants to feel important. What else?

Q: To feel the emotions, to feel more alive.

Aaron: Even when they're painful.

Q: One may feel they deserve it.

Aaron: That you deserve the pain of these ongoing dramas. Those lessons of self-judgment or unworthiness.

Q: Boredom.

Aaron: Boredom, yes. Anything else?

Q: From not being alive. When she said boredom it reminded me of not feeling alive. Feeling your inner presence.

Aaron: Boredom. We need to ask, what is boredom? It's a state of separation, really. When you feel bored, you feel separate. You're looking for some kind of connection and you derive the connection through creating the drama.

These are all basic parts of the reasons for the dramas. Wanting to practice with that experience. In other words, if one is trying to learn to return kindness to anger, one might keep pulling forth anger from people, trying to get a lot of people to be angry at you so you can practice the response. However, if you respond with kindness you'll probably not have so much anger coming towards you anymore. So there's a dilemma. "If I still believe I need to practice with it, I can't respond with kindness, I need to fall back on the old habit and respond with anger, which brings more anger. Aha, here's more chance to practice." But it just escalates into further anger, pain and suffering because you don't want to experience anger.

At a certain point, one walking around the stage, caught in this improvisation, says, "Now wait a minute. Suffering is optional. Do I really have to keep suffering here? What is the cause of my suffering?" Maybe one sees an insistence on being right, wanting to be the one in control, wanting power. Wanting to feel safe. Wanting to be noticed. There will be different reasons. Finally one understands, "This is getting me noticed, or it's giving me a false sense of power, but I'm not very happy here. Is this really what I want to be doing?" At that point one starts responding in a different way to others on the stage.

People are yelling at you. How are you going to respond? You can just sit down and pick up a book. You can smile at them. You can just look at them and say, "I hear how angry you are." You can give them a hug. Many possibilities.

I'm going to try another acting scenario. Who would like to be the angry people? Put your hands up. One angry person, 2, 3, 4... 5, 6. Okay, put your hands way up so we know who is angry... You've just all walked out on the stage. Ideally you wouldn't know who the angry people were until you met them, but other than giving out little secret messages to you, we needed to do it this way.

I want you to just get up and walk around. (Group gets up and begins to interact.) The angry people will act angry. You can yell at people. No physical pushing. How are you going to respond? What happens when you're confronted with anger. Here you are in this great improvisation, how are you going to respond?


We have 2 possible results here, either everybody in the room is going to end up angry, or everybody is going to end up calm. (doing )


Just a pause; keep going with this, but eventually either everybody is going to end up angry, or everybody is going to end up calm. Or almost everybody. So try it. Does the calmness influence calm the anger or does the anger incite the calmness? Go on back to it.

(exercise continues several minutes)

Q: They're loving the angry people which makes it hard to be angry.

Q: Love wins out.

Aaron: So it's hard to maintain anger when people are kind...

Q: We didn't have very good angry people!


Aaron: Okay, let's do it again. All of those who were peaceful people are now angry. Reverse roles.


Aaron: No throwing, no physical anger... The rule is no hurtful physical expression of anger...


Aaron: This is why you come into the incarnation. You come in to practice the different kinds of experience, how it feels to be peaceful and what nurtures peacefulness; how it feels to be angry and where that anger comes from, and how to work skillfully with anger in yourself and in another; how to work with fear, how to work with bravado, with everything that comes.

The challenge, the greatest challenge for the human is that you become self-identified with the part you are playing and you forget that it's just an improvisation.

Have you ever watched a debating team debate an issue? They're asked to take one side or another side of an issue and to argue either side with equal passion. If you become caught up in the idea, "I am that, I am the powerful person or the weak person, the angry person or the happy person," you get lost in the story and you can no longer learn.

So a major part of your work is to remember who you are. You are the actor walking in from backstage and playing a part. You play that part authentically but you cannot get lost in the part. You have to play the part with a sense of spaciousness, being the actor and simultaneously stepping outside of the actor and watching the actor.

Then you don't get caught in the stories that come. Then you are able to learn from the experiences in your life instead of being the one that believes "I am that." I think here of a friend who always says that he finds it very challenging to work with anything electronic. So if he is home alone with somebody he always says, "How do I fix this? How do I fix that?" But when he's home alone he does it. At some level you know you can do it. You are unlimited. You are radiant, divine beings and you are unlimited. But you come to play with this set of limits to see how that feels. It's helpful to see how it feels but don't take it as true. Don't forget, this is just a performance. You are unlimited.

Once when I said this to people, they said, "Aaron, isn't that also just a belief? To believe I am limited; to believe I am unlimited. To believe I am now the angry one; to believe I could be the peaceful one. Isn't that just a posture, a position?"

If limited and unlimited, angry and peaceful, were the same, it would be a position. But they are not the same and thus, it is a deeper truth. What happened in both scenes when there were angry people? Did the anger wind down? Does that tell you something about anger vs. peacefulness? Think of a bowl full of water (holds up bowl and blows air). Wind blows; the water ripples. If I shake it, it will spill. If I were to fill this bowl to the brim with water and then shake it, the water would slosh over the side. The nature of water is movement. It's fluid, it moves. It moves when there are conditions that invite movement. It has the ability to reflect the conditions around it by rippling. But what when no conditions move the water? What happens to it? Its true nature is fluidity, which has the potential to move, but at a deeper level its true nature is stillness. Can you see that? When left alone, it stops moving.

You are like that water; in fact much of your body content is water. When there's movement around you, emotional energy, physical energy, the body gets wound up. When you remove those conditions, you become still. When you become wound up and the energy field contracts, you move into states of fear, greed, anger, confusion, impatience, and hostility. When you leave space for those so that the water can settle, your true nature of stillness, kindness, ease, spaciousness, is revealed.

A major part of your work as a human is first to reveal and get to know that true nature and then to begin to trust it to the point that you can live from it. So when people are knocking into you, you just move with it. You don't become agitated about it.

We have an exercise we do here sometimes, a tai chi exercise. D, will you come and do this with me? Pushing arms. We usually do this standing up. D pushes, I can push back...Or, she pushes and I just let it go past me. Or I gently return the energy to her. As long as she's not pushing back, I return the energy. I'm completely at ease, there's no tension. Pushing firmly...

When I pushed her suddenly, she tightened up for a moment. It was unexpected. I'm not criticizing that. Push hard suddenly. (D pushes) ... Let her keep pushing, eventually she'll tire of it. We can learn to rest in, really to ground in that place of stillness and not push back. Not get caught up in the world that's constantly pushing us.

So when the brothers or sisters push (speaking specifically to the children), instead of pushing back, you can just let it go by. Eventually they'll get weary of pushing. When the world pushes, when the rain leaks through the roof, when the boss is angry, when the car has a flat tire, when your best friend is sick, let yourself come into this place of divinity, of radiance and stillness. Begin to know and trust your unlimitedness. Your power is not in your ability to fight, your power is in your ability to expand yourself outward so you are everything.

When you expand the self in that way, you start to know your unity with everything. How can anything threaten you? It's just another part of you. Could this hand threaten me? It may shake itself in my face but it's my hand. And thus, is that arm pushing me, also my arm. (indicating D) I just let it go by because it's just another part of me.

As I begin to connect in that way and live my oneness with all that is, then I start to both learn and manifest that for which I came into the world, which is to express that non-dual unconditional love, to express and live that connection. When enough of you do that, this world will become the Eden that you've been told it can be. Right now the world is simply reflecting fear back to those who are still working out the improvisations with fear. But when you get on the stage with those people and they're afraid and angry, hug them. Change the world in this way. Watch the habit that wants to come up and push back. "No, that's not going to work. Maybe I don't have to do it that way."

That is my basic talk tonight, and now I would like to open the floor to your questions. It can be about what I've said, I'd be happy to speak more about what I've said, but if there are different questions, they'd be welcome also.

We have a written question here.

In my session with you last week, you said that I will be doing more frequent energy healing. You were right. Recently I have remembered how to access the zero-point energy field.

Aaron: Yes, wonderful. Not surprised. Good.

Miracles are taking place. I'm told that this is the same field that John of God accesses. I'm doing this intuitively. I am not able to see the field and I am not yet conscious of what it is I am doing. I would like to be able to see. I believe there is much more to discover and I am being guided to work more consciously with meridians and nadis. [nadi was spelled out by questioner]

Aaron: Please explain nadis.

Q: Like the Indian system of the meridians, is the best I can do it.

Q: Like the Chinese meridians.

Aaron: Got it.

Do you have any guidance for me? It will be an honor to work with Barbara if that is the highest good for all beings.

Aaron: Sister, first there is the continuation of the work, you have just scratched the surface; you know that. I would suggest finding a strong crystal. I will give you some guidance as to what kind of crystal would be most appropriate. It doesn't have to be a big crystal; it can be big, but it can be small. Attune yourself to the crystal, and let it remind you of the crystalline part of your energy. You know that in the times of Lemuria, all of you have a crystalline essence, not a carbon-based body, but a crystalline-based. You knew how to connect with all the power grids that surround the Earth, the Ley lines. So find yourself a sister or brother crystal and begin to use this to more fully envision not only the meridians of the body but the meridians of the Earth itself. And to understand how directly you and your own body meridians and those of other people are connected in with the earth meridians. That's the next step. Let's take it one step at a time.

Q: I have a question on that. Is he telling me to do that in a meditative state, to hold the crystal and do it that way?

Aaron: Yes, hold the crystal and tune to it, as if to speak to it. As you get into a deep space, ask the crystal, which is of the earth energy, to ground you into all of those Ley lines (earth meridians) so you begin to see and feel them. It's easier to do in some places than others. If you can find a place by the shore of a lake, for example, or in Michigan, no big mountains but just the top of a rolling hill, a small hill, but with a little bit of a view, or a beautiful garden. It's easier to do it there than in downtown Ann Arbor. Find the local energy spots. Barbara knows of several.

Tune in to the Earth energy and the meridians of the Earth, and also continue to connect with your own personal guides and to develop the ability to hear what they are saying.

Q: How?

Aaron: Get yourself a notepad, and a pencil. First reflect and think of a question, like, "How do I more deeply attune myself to the inner meridians and the Earth's meridians?" Something you don't know.

Align yourself with the highest positive polarity. Make the clear statement, "This body and all its voices is consecrated to the light and to service to the light, for the highest good of all beings. And only that which is thusly aligned may come and speak with me."

Then move into meditation and hold the crystal also. Hold the crystal in this hand–well, whichever hand does the writing, hold the crystal in the other hand. Hold the pencil. Normally when you write, you think about what you're going to write. Here you're just going to hear an impulse and let words pour out. It might be 3 words, 3 sentences, 3 pages. Don't read it; just write. Don't think about it.

When the impulse to write stops, then pause and read what has been said. If it resonates as truth, reflect on it. If it raises a further question, ask the next question. If it does not resonate as truth, if it feels unbalanced in some way, pushing at your ego or trying to spur anger or pride, then make a clear statement, "I am seeking the highest guidance for the highest good of all beings." And realize that you've left some opening for this subtle negativity. So re-center yourself and restate your highest values. And then try it again. But probably what comes through will resonate and feel positive.

As you begin to connect with this guidance, then you can ask, "Do you have a name? How can I get to you more directly?" But in the beginning, just keep writing and reading in that way. Okay?

Further questions?

Q: What is a good way to identify a being that may be intervening with people of Earth and what may be some good ways of dealing with it?

Aaron: First, the only one who will recognize such a being is one whose vibrational frequency is already high, balanced and centered. Then you may feel this intervener as being disharmonic, out of tune. You feel the energy of that being as off-key in some way. It will feel uncomfortable, like the chalk screeching on the blackboard. It will feel uncomfortable. It may not be as pronounced as that chalk on the blackboard, it may be subtle, but you'll feel it.

So your first job is to keep yourself tuned. You do that through your meditation practice and through that frequent reflection on your own highest values and your persistent work to express those values in the world, but with kindness to the self when you occasionally fail to express those values. Sometimes anger comes up. It happens. Can there be kindness to this being that is experiencing anger?

You keep bringing yourself back to center with the commitment that this centered, loving energy is consecrated to the light, to service to all beings and to the highest good. Then when you feel a situation, a being, that doesn't resonate harmoniously, the first thing to do is simply to send love to it. This is effective, as you've discovered through hugging the people who are angry. Just send love.

If a being is persistently negative, you may want to talk to him/her about it. Not in a hostile way but just to say, "I sense that there's a lot of negativity in you, that you're often very angry. I wonder if there's any way I can help you to feel more peaceful." So you offer it not to fix, not as contradiction, but simply as kindness. If the person says, "No, I'm fine just the way I am," well then you let them be. The water that's shaken; just let it settle. You can't put your hand on it to try to calm it; that will just make more ripples.

Okay? Others?

Q: I was just wondering, could you channel yourself through anybody else in here, or is it just through Barbara?

Aaron: I do not attempt to channel through anyone else. I have a connection that works; why tinker with it? There are others who hear me, for example, Janice, who will be transcribing this, when she's uncertain of a word, she just asks me, "Aaron, what was that word?" And she puts a little bracket around it for me to check it but it's almost always correct. So she hears me. But there's a difference between hearing me and vocally channeling for others.

However, each of you do have guides and some of you, if you wished, could learn to channel those guides for yourself and for others. I'm certainly not the only entity who can speak to people.

So deepen your connection with your own guide, and then if it were appropriate, your guide might request to talk through you to somebody else. That's basically how it happened with Barbara. I was working with her and somebody asked, "Can I ask Aaron a question?" Yes. So they asked questions with yes and no answers.

Finally it was a more complex question and a more complex answer. Barbara said, "What should I do?" I said, "Just be quiet and listen to me." This was conscious channeling, I was not incorporating the body at that point, that was a later stage of our work together. I said, "Just be quiet and listen and repeat what you hear." And then somebody said, "Oh, you're channeling." So that's how it works. Does that answer your question?

Q: Can you see our guides?

Aaron: Certainly. This room is filled with them.

Q: Can you see my guides?

Aaron: Of course. Where else would your guide be but with you

Q: Who is it?

Q: Does my guide have a name?

Aaron: You will need to discover your guides' names for yourself. It's a part of the process of getting to know them. Try the technique that I described before, and as you come to connect with an entity and feel the presence and that what it offers is wise and helpful, then ask, "Is there a name by which I can call you?" When Barbara first asked me that I simply said, "Call me Teacher." It wasn't until later that I offered the name Aaron.

If I gave her a specific name, she would have spent time wondering, "Did I get the name right? Who is Aaron?" But when I said Teacher, "Okay, this being is a teacher." Then later as we got to know each other, I offered her my name. And of course this is not my name; my name is unpronounceable. This is simply the human name I used in one incarnation and it seemed an appropriate name and personality that went with it. The being, Aaron, was a teacher that lived 500 years before Christ and lived almost 500 years. He was a wise and loving being, and a skillful teacher. He got along well with people. He had a sense of humor. So, looking for a personality to model this present guidance system on, I simply used that character as model. I'm playing a role also, because of course I am much more than just Aaron.

Q: Did Aaron choose Barbara or did Barbara choose Aaron?

Aaron: We chose each other. Through our many lifetimes of work together. This is not the first lifetime in which I have spoken through her in this way. We need a team, one incarnate, one discarnate.

Q: Is that something that is decided before you come into this life?

Aaron: Yes. But people don't always remember and it took her a long time to remember that I was waiting just off stage for her to turn around and notice me. She batted her head against the proverbial wall for a long time, first.

Q: So how do you know if you're supposed to be channeling somebody if you don't see them?

Aaron: Nobody is supposed to be channeling; you have free will. When I came to Barbara, it was as her teacher, and I made it very clear to her, when people first asked if they could speak to me, that this was her decision. I reminded her that her commitment in her lifetime was to do her own spiritual work and to teach, but not necessarily to be in an instrument through which I would work. That was an option that we had discussed as possibility, but she was free to say no to it.

You are, I would not use the word supposed to, but meant to, have planned to, be in contact with your guides. They simply DO guide you if you will give them the chance. Imagine you had heavy boots on and a long snorkeling tube and ahead of you was a maze of floating buoys on the surface of the water. You look at the maze from shore and get some sense of how to weave and wind around.

Then you walk into the water. Your boots keep you at the bottom. You're underwater. Your tube allows you to breathe, but you have no idea which way to go. You can blunder around or you can ask the guide who is sitting on your shoulders with his head above the water to direct you. You have to tell the guide-- there are many possible entities that could be sitting on your shoulders, so if you say, "I want to wreak havoc here and knock a lot of people over," you're going to get a different entity sitting on your shoulders than if you say, "I want to do a harmonious dance with the others who are walking underwater and weave a scene of joy and peacefulness together." Then you invite the entity that will help you do that.

Q: I'm curious about the dream states. What can we learn from our dreams?

Aaron: You can learn a lot from your dreams. Your dreams reveal what's happening in the unconscious. When you understand what's happening in the unconscious, and it's not entirely wholesome, you can attend to it. When it is wholesome, you can nurture it.

The first step is to remember the dreams, to begin to either record them or write them down. When you make the decision to honor your dreams by thusly awakening enough, then learning accelerates. I tell people to use a tape recorder like this and have it set so all they have to do is press the pause button, talk about the dream for a minute or to, turn it off, go back to sleep. An hour later, record another dream. Talk for a minute; turn it off. In the morning, listen to it. It will bring back the dreams in vivid detail.

You'll find as you commit to that, you remember the dreams more and more. Eventually you can lay aside the recorder and you remember them. And then you spend some time in the morning reflecting on the meaning. What is this dream telling me?

A friend came to me a few months ago with a dream. Very vivid dream. He was not sure whether to stay in his job or whether to move to a new job. His job was secure and had a good income. It didn't excite him, but he felt secure in it in this time when so many people were losing jobs. He had a family to support. He had the possibility of a new and somewhat risky job, but one that he felt confident could develop in wonderful ways, and within which he could do much good in the world.

So we talked for a while and I asked him to try to bring it into his dreams and see if his dreams would provide him with an answer. He sent me an email the next day and described a dream in which he saw himself sitting in a pile of shit, literally, and he could not get out. He was just sitting there and it was messy and stinky. And then a door opened and a hand attached to loving energy reached in and said, "Do you want to come with me?" And he took the hand and just left the shit behind and walked out into brilliant sunlight. So he said, "It's pretty clear what I need to do!"

Your dreams can be very helpful, very clear in that way. So you learn to trust them. You also eventually may learn lucid dreaming, which is when you are trained to be aware that you're dreaming. Then when a message, for example in that kind of dream, sitting in the pile of shit, right there in the dream state one notes, "This is a dream." "What would I need to do"–maybe the door didn't open immediately or the hand didn't come out-- "What do I need to do to get myself out of this? Where is release from this? I intend to release myself."

And then in the dream you may find yourself getting up and walking out. Perhaps the person in that situation does not have an alternate job offer yet, he just knows the present job is a bit shitty. So he has the dream, he sees that there is a doorway, opening to a field of vast light and joy. He says, "Yes, I invite this." And then the intention invites the new job. As long as he was attached to the security and comfort of his old job, he was not inviting new possibilities. But within the dream state, with the lucid dreaming, seeing there is an opening, "I intend to invite that opening," then maybe the next day the newspaper comes, falls open on his desk with the perfect job written there. "Aha! That's it!" He wouldn't have read it the day before because he was holding himself back in his present job. But now there's the intention to get out of the stinky place he's in. Where does he want to go? Not into another dark hole but into the light. So he moves forward into it, and he invites it.

This is what I mean when I talk about letting go of the idea of limits, coming to know your unlimited self and opening to that unlimitedness, really opening yourself to the possibilities. You are divine, radiant beings. The only thing that limits you is your belief. Now, I'm not suggesting you can go up on the roof and fly; probably you could but I'm not recommending you try it because you don't strongly enough believe that you could But as long as you hold to the idea of limits, you're going to dwell in those limits.

When you suspend disbelief, at least, and hold the possibilities to live your wholeness, then you shift into a different mode of being. If you open to the possibility to express your innate peacefulness and joy, it's not that anger suddenly will cease ever to arise, but when anger arises, you just know that, "Here is anger. That which is aware of anger is not angry. I hold space for the anger but I will not reinforce the anger. I will not try to suppress the anger, I will be careful with it. I will take care that it does not do any harm. But I will not be afraid of the anger. Instead, I will find that right there with the anger, which is peaceful and loving. By holding space for the anger, I nurture that which is peaceful and loving, and slowly the anger subsides and that which is peaceful and loving comes forth and is clearly seen."

It's almost 9, so perhaps one more question.

Q: You said that you couldn't fly because you don't believe that you could do it enough, so could you do something that you considered a miracle if you believed you could do it?

Aaron: This summer, Barbara fell and broke her big toe. It was across the straight part of the bone between the joints. It was a straight, clean fracture; the bone was not crumbled or splintered but just broken. It was taped and the doctor said perhaps 8 weeks to heal. Spirit said to her, "There's nothing solid there, it's just molecules." Now, she's been going frequently to Brazil, to a healing center run by a man named John of God, and John, Joao is his name in Portuguese, channels many different healing entities who incorporate one at a time into his body. So she's worked a lot with these entities and she can hear them clearly.

One of the entities said to her, "Sing into the toe." To support her hearing, they've had her working with tuning forks and singing different tones, listening to the tone and repeating the tone of one octave of tuning forks. They said, "Tune into the toe and ask what tone it wants. Do other physical things the doctor has advised; put ice on it, use arnica, elevate the foot, but also sing to it."

For the better part of 3 days, she sang to it, just the syllable OM in different tones. It was purple, green, blue and yellow; it throbbed. It was hard to sleep at night, because it was painful. But the third night she slept soundly and when she woke up in the morning, there was no pain. She felt the toe. Not tender. The entity directed her, "Take off the tape. The bone is healed." The X-ray taken about 8 weeks after the incident, not only shows it healed, but it shows there was no break to begin with. It doesn't show a scarring where the bone would have healed. The doctor looked at it and said, "I can't figure this out. It looks like there was never a break."

That's not miraculous; it's just a matter of working with the material body and knowing the nature of the body. It is just molecules. It's capable of healing itself, or more correctly, bringing itself back into Divine balance. We attend to the body in a loving way, letting go of the belief, "8 weeks to heal." Why would one bother to sing to it if it's going to take 8 weeks to heal? If it can heal faster, why not try singing to it? Let go of all the beliefs. Who knows what will happen? The worst that can happen is you'll spend 3 days singing OM. Why not?

You are all capable of healing on all levels. The physical body has the slowest vibration and thus, is often the slowest to heal. The emotional body and the mental bodies must resolve distortion first. The belief systems must come into balance. As long as you believe, "I am stuck with this old pattern" of physical body and emotions, then you're stuck with it.

But when you begin to reflect, the way I like to phrase it is, "That which is aware of fear is not afraid. That which is aware of anger is not angry. That which is aware of the broken toe does not have a broken toe, there's just a temporary discontinuity of molecules." Let it come back together.

I have told the story before of a lifetime in which I lived in the Outback of Australia in an aborigine tribe. If somebody fell and broke a leg, the whole tribe gathered around him and sang. We sang it into healing. Usually that person could have gotten up after an hour and walked on, but usually we would keep the person lying down and resting because it was a trauma to the system. Twenty-four hours of rest or at least 12 hours of rest, but the bone would knit almost instantly.

Now, Barbara didn't have a circle of people around her singing to the toe so it took 3 days. Probably it could have healed in about half an hour if we had a circle of people who knew how to hear what the bone needed and sing to it. There's nothing there but molecules; there's nothing solid in there.

No miracles, this is just an advancement of science that you have not yet begun to understand, using toning and harmonics to invite the movement of molecules or the movement of the emotional body into an expression of innate perfection

So we will stop there.

So I thank you all for being with me tonight and for sharing some of these thoughts and experiments and exercises. As you leave this stage for the next one, be aware that you are on a stage. When you walk through the door into your house, what kind of stage is it? What are the other characters up to? What do they bring forth in you and how do you wish to respond? You have a choice.

My deepest love to you. Good night.

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