I am bringing this post forward given that I have a workshop coming up teaching about the same topic... http://www.whatsthetruthaboutyou.com/
- Is it how good a person you are? No.
- Is it how many times you come to a call? No.
I hate to be the one telling you this... but what decides your vibration is how well you control your attention.
What operates your attention is either you or everything else.
You are either inner powered, or outer powered, powered by your emotions, powered by your feelings, by circumstance, by the voices, by the memes, by your schedule, by your phone, by social media.
So where is this will/self located so I talk about it as independent of your emotions and feelings? I bet you didn't even notice that.
One of the reasons human being is so week-willed, and so low vibration is that we are not taught that we have several aspects, and they are independently operable.
- Let's look at an analogy of an automobile: the gas pedal operates the carburetor, ultimately.
- The steering wheel operates the direction of the front wheels.
- The break pedal operates the breaks. Only.
When it is an automobile, we have no problem seeing that there are aspects of the car that are operated independently.
And so is with a human being.
The most important aspect of the human being is your attention. The attention is a force. It is quite physical, in fact. People can feel it that you are observing them, even when only the back of their head is turned towards you.
There will be a time when we will be able to measure the strength of, or the energy of attention.
Your attention is so lightweight, and so flighty that you need to exercise it to be able to feel it.
What operates your attention is your will. What powers your will is your Ego, yet another misunderstood aspect of yours.
So, on the connection calls we strengthen the ego, and on all the calls we exercise our attention. Especially important are the Sunday calls, the calisthenics classes.
Because we need a strong will and strong, steady attention to raise our vibration, and the vibration of the planet, we exercise our attention like we would exercise our muscles.
- Meditation is one tool that can do that.
- Warriors of the East combine bodily movement and exercising the attention to achieve the superior control they need to be peaceful warriors.
- It is all about control. Controlling the attention.
In certain modalities they say, control the mind. It is valid, but it is not precise. The mind has parts, and therefore the expression "control your mind" is confusing, albeit it is true that if you can control your mind, you are controlling your attention. But the mind, if we go back to the automobile analogy, includes both the steering wheel and the pedals... not useful for exercising: too many moving objects.
One of the best descriptions of the training of a warrior I have ever come across is in the book "Journeys of Socrates" in the part where he is in the monastery, and Father Serafim, a warrior turned Eastern Orthodox monk teaches our hero how to fight.
He had learned fighting like a Westerner, and his teacher, Father Serafim is teaching him how to fight, how to move. Then he slows down his action to such a degree that it is virtually impossible to see that he is moving. He controls himself to such degree, that for hours he goes to create one move, from beginning to finishing.
Can you imagine concentrating your attention on one movement that normally takes a split second to perform for hours? No? I didn't think so. But unless you can, you are not present, you have no idea where your attention is at any one time.
And unless you can control your attention, your effectiveness in life is low, you are at the mercy of all the stuff (and people) that vie for your attention, and you can't call your life yours, because it isn't.
You don't call the shot in your life, other people do.
And your vibration is low, you are a reaction machine, trying to look good and make it till the next day.
That is the baseline of humanity right now.
Unless you inherited a faculty of focus and concentration from your ancestors, or you have, for some religious reason, developed that faculty like Indian meditators, fakirs, Religious Jews, Eastern fighters, you are starting with no skills.
Can you catch up? Yes. Is it going to take a lot of work? Indubitably (without a doubt.) Is it worth it? Definitely.
Being a machine is a state of being that is unsuited for a human being, yet we find ourselves, culturally there.
Does it serve anyone? Yes. Who? The people on the top that are interested in controlling you, living off your work.
If you were a sheep herder: what kind of sheep would you prefer: easy to round up, easy to move, easy to slaughter, sheer, or sheep that has valid arguments for their rights and for the right to exercise their rights?
Of course you want sheep that is obedient, of course. Except that when you are the sheep and you know it, but you have no faculties higher than sheep, then you can dislike, complain, but you will be sheep... until you develop the faculties of a human being: the main faculty being controlling your attention.
PS: The sun's light can be nurturing. It is diffused. It is innocent. But if you concentrate it with a magnifying glass, it can light a fire in a few seconds... your will, your attention are the same way, as is Source's Light. It is up to you how you use it... but if you want to create, you MUST concentrate it. Don't tell me I didn't warn you.