At the beginning of this course, long before I knew it would be a course, Ascended Master Kuthumi told me that it is necessary (i.e. required) for me to be masterful of every thought, every emotion, every action … every moment. I swallowed hard and nodded, not sure how this was even possible and very clear it was far out of my reach. As my relationship with the Teachers of Light evolved over the years, however, I learned it is possible, though it requires personal commitment and focussed attention. My attention had to be on my intention to live this path these wise elders laid out.
Most people living in the third dimension have no understanding or experience with that skill. We are, instead, programmed to react to the noise and drama of the world around us. Mastering your attention point is one of the things that will help you step out of the third dimension and into the higher-dimensional way of life. The following are some notes that will fill out this understanding.
Shifting your attention point without “going to”
Going to is the action of moving your attention away from your center in order to observe something. Your friend says, “Oh, look at that interesting shape over there.” And instead of staying on your internal observation deck, you leave the Center of Your Head, move through multiple layers of third-dimensional noise and mentally “go to” the shape. As you leave your point of observation to experience that shape over there, you’re no longer balanced and aligned within your field. You have wandered away from yourself. “Going to” causes a wobble in your perception and in your experience of the thing you’re observing. What you see is distorted because you are not viewing it from your balanced internal point of observation. What you might observe from the Center of Your Head as a red circle instead becomes a green square when you move through all the third-dimensional noise to see the shape. What makes “going to” additionally disruptive is that when you finally return to the Center of Your Head or Higher Mind, you must again pass through all those multiple layers of third-dimensional noise, thoughts and emotions. Returning to the Center of Your Head or Higher Mind requires focussed attention to disengage from what you “went to” (that shape over there). In other words, when you return your attention to the original point of observation, your awareness has been distorted by the noise between you and what you “went to”.
Many of the negative beliefs and emotions we hold are created when we leave the body and “go to” a point outside of ourselves and then draw a conclusion that then leads us to believe “something is wrong” or “I am not okay”. For example: You tell a joke. At first the person doesn’t get it. You see the confused expression on their face and move your attention over into their space. When you return to your own head you conclude they don’t think you’re funny and you should never tell another joke. In the meantime, they have started to laugh but because of your previous conclusion you now believe they are laughing at you instead of at the joke. This leads you to decide you should never tell another joke.
Many of thoughts you hold that cause you to be uncertain about yourself are incorrect. However you believe those thoughts to be true because you have not been trained to be balanced, grounded and observe from the Center of Your Head.
When you remain in, and observe life from, the Center of Your Head or Higher Mind, you more clearly see what you’re observing without getting engaged or being affected by the noise and emotion of “going to”. Viewing life from your observation deck, and not moving to what is outside of you, allows you greater balance, ease and choice; you no longer need to move back and forth, or work to untangle your attention point and regain your balance.
Understanding this concept and learning not to “go to” is one of the most important concepts you will ever learn. Mastering this skill is required for living in the fifth dimension. Experiencing the higher layers of thought also requires this skill.
This is an excerpt from the interactive book, A Course in Mastering Alchemy, by Jim Self and Roxane Burnett
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