2010-12-03-Special Session 25
Topic: Special Session 25
Group: N. Colorado TeaM
TR: Daniel Raphael
- Moderator - Vicki Vanderheyden
Vicki: Dear Father, we find ourselves here now anticipating a session with Monjoronson and we ask that you encircuit us with your love and truth and goodness and beauty, as we engage in this session. We ask this with abundant gratitude and heartfelt humility. Amen.
MONJORONSON: This is Monjoronson and I am here as well with those who accompany me. (Welcome to you all.) Thank you. You have been getting our little ‘tickles’ in your minds to proceed with these topics, I see.
Vicki: Yes, we’ve missed our sessions with you.
MONJORONSON: We have as well, but we are not in want for keeping busy.
Vicki: I can relate to that. Today, it has been brought to our attention that it might be helpful for us to listen to what you have to tell us about our beliefs, and so I’m wondering if you would like to begin with an opening statement?
- The basic fundamentals of your relationship to the Creator begins very early
MONJORONSON: The preparation for your inauguration, for your transit into the afterlife begins very early in your mortal life. You are taught the very basic fundamentals of your relationship to the Creator and this is primary and primitive to all humankind in their consciousness. This is a part of the wonderment that ancient mortals of your species have experienced from the very earliest eras of their existence. This goes farther back than ten thousand years, and goes back at least a half-million years of your time, where there is an awakening within the consciousness, awareness of the individual that there is something in their world other than themselves, and that this is the primary cause of the world around them, of the universe.
It is not any different than when you go out into the night and you look up into the stars and you wonder about the immensity of the cosmos, and you are in awe of the grandeur and the magnificent depth of this startlingly large universe; and that there must be a primary cause of this that is far greater than an individual can encompass, and that there is order, and there is pattern to this universe, and that it was put in place by the Creator. This awe is no different than the awe of your ancients, many hundreds of thousands of years ago; it is the same feeling, the same knowingness that there is more to the universe than just yourself, sticks and stones, the fires, the wheel, the technologies and so on. These are simply manifestations of the physical world.
From the very earliest beginnings of your existence, were you to be left alone and not given a preset of beliefs by your parents that were erroneous, you would, of yourself, come to the conclusion that there is something else out in the universe besides yourself, and this source is calling you home. That is fundamental to your existence and relationship with the Creator, that you are always being called home to Paradise, that in this transit era that you would experience all that you could, to the highest, greatest capacity of your abilities at all levels of your consciousness. This is best done when your belief system is moral and ethical, and you have a social conscience that you have learned. This allows the Creator the greatest opportunity to experience Itself through you in its material creation. This as well helps you live a productive life, where the greatest opportunities for good can come into your life and you can have the greatest latitude to develop and experience those opportunities that the universe presents to you. These are enticements for the expansion of your greatness, the expansion and use of your capacities, your consciousness, and your latent talents.
- The foundations of many religions
As time went on, there began to be a uniform understanding of the ancients that there was something else ‘out there’ to be worshipped, to be placed in awe, in an organized way, to assist others to participate in the grand enfoldment of their lives. And so, these cultural beliefs developed and [then] developed into religions. As there are as many ways of knowing God as there are individuals, it is not unusual to see that the various commonalities came into existence, to found separate religions. This was a process of exploring the Creator’s relationship with you. You developed various and many beliefs about this relationship, which are given to you.
- Your beliefs assist you in your placement in the afterlife
The context of our message today is that these beliefs assist you in the transition and your placement in the afterlife, so that you continue to progress. The beliefs that you ingrain into your consciousness become an overlay in your soul memory that you will take with you into the afterlife. They do not have anything to do with the moral and ethical decisions and the service that you provide to others, which assist your soul to grow; they are simply part of your—what you might call ROM (read only memory) in your soul—so that when you get onto the other side, these beliefs guide you on the continuation of your ascension path.
It is important that proper and agreeable and helpful beliefs assist you into the afterlife. We have spoken many times about many aspects of the transition into the afterlife and how it is possible for disincarnate spiritual entities to exist in this realm. Today our focus is upon you learning the proper and appropriate beliefs, so that when you crossover into the afterlife, the morontial realm, that you have a head start in your ascension program, that you are not one of the dropouts, the left-behinds, the ones who choose to bail out of their ascension plan. Ignorance is a tremendous fault in the conscious ascension of mortals, as it causes confusion and there is an unknowingness about how to proceed.
- Addictive beliefs
Yes, there are those who crossover, who will have such tightly defined and powerfully identified beliefs in their soul memory, their ‘raw memory’ of their soul, that when they get to the other side, they still remain in fear, that they still identify with the material identifiers, which gave them significance and meaning in their material life. This does not work well; it is one of those addictive beliefs, which works against the progress of one in the afterlife. Whereas addiction to such as drugs and alcohol and rage and negative emotional states causes one to re-energize themselves through others that way, those who crossover successfully into the afterlife, into the morontial realm with these addictions, are placed in quarantine, so to speak, where they are—actually, you may call this a “post operative recovery room”—where they may remain a year, ten years, a hundred years or many millennia, until they finally come to the awakening awareness that they do not match their surroundings and become curious about that.
In this lifetime, as a mortal/material being on this created, four-dimensional plane, you have several chores, one of which is to allow the Creator to experience Its universe through you, through your consciousness, your decisions, through your growth and development, and through the expansion of your mind and the budding morontial capacities within you. Through that budding morontial capacity, there lie an infinite number of possibilities and opportunities for your growth in this lifetime, both in its expression on the material realm, and as a spiritual, energetic being who is growing further into the morontial realm. Your beliefs that this is a possibility is important, to allow you to grow.
- The importance of asking questions
The other faculty that you must exercise is that of question asking. Our teachers have been teaching you how to ask competent, cogent, capable questions. It is important for you to discern what is ‘right’ for your life, and what is not; what contributes to your spiritual ascension here in the mortal realm, as well as the morontial realm. The aspect of asking questions is primary to the Creator. The Creator asked the question, “Is this all I am?” and of course, instantly, and spontaneously, there grew into existence the beginning of the infinite material, four-dimensional universe. Of course, as you know, there are far more overlays of universe in this than you can imagine, or have thought to examine. The important aspect is for you, as a mortal, to ask questions; ask questions of those beliefs you were given as a child, as a young adult, and as an adult that you maintain. You must question your reality; you must question the beliefs that you have in your mind, so that you can reject those that are inappropriate and do not contribute to your ascension here in the material realm, and which do not support your ascension and progress in your infinite ascending career in the morontial and spiritual realms.
- Preparing your spiritual career
You now are preparing your spiritual career in the morontial and spiritual realms! Do you grasp that? And, this is all preparatory to your transition in the eternal realm, to Havona and to Paradise. You now have a tremendous influence upon the course and evolution and development of your ascendant career. Further, you have a tremendous influence upon the rate of growth and development that you attain in the morontial realm, by how you develop your beliefs now. As you can see, those who crossover with addictions and so on, are placed in the pre-care situation, where it takes centuries and millennia for them to recover. However, you also are aware that there are some who recently crossed over, who are now progressing easily into the higher schools of the first, second and third mansonia worlds. How did they do that? Well, friends, they were prepared; they prepared themselves by asking questions. Many of these who progress rapidly are independent thinkers, who are not necessarily the devout, as you identify them in your world now. They are ones who have not become didactic and crystallized livers, in a box of religion. They have become free-thinkers, who are both moral, ethical and who provide a service to others, and in doing so, will feed the growth of their soul.
Your beliefs that you develop will assist you to grow and progress in the morontial realm. Which beliefs do you have that support that process? This is not a rhetorical question; it is not something to cause a puzzle in your mind; it is a question of eminent practical value to your ascendant career, and to get on with answering that question now. Some of you who are tremendously attached to your religion, whether they are the traditional Christian religions or other God-centered religions, or your total abiding faith within some document, which tells you, “This is the way, and the only way.” It is ‘a way;’ you must begin to examine your beliefs about all that you have within your mind, in order to empower the progress of your morontial career.
Is there anything that I have said, during this discourse that is ambiguous?
Vicki: No, actually, it all sounds quite relevant and familiar to my own life.
MONJORONSON: I am open to questions concerning any part of this discourse that you may have.
Vicki: Okay. I’d like to start first, Monjoronson, and this is spontaneous with topics in my mind. I see oftentimes what may confuse us on this earth plane is how we view God, the Personality of God, the Nature of the Father. Could you speak to us a bit about some of the fallacies that some of us may hold onto about the Nature of the Father?
Exploring the nature of God as a focal point
MONJORONSON: I will speak rather to the realities, rather than the fallacies of the Creator, as it pertains to the topic today. It is important that individuals do have a belief that there is a Creator. The most important belief underlying that, concerning the ascension career, is that the Creator wants you with It in Paradise. The third belief is that you have a responsibility to attend to that in this mortal lifetime, the morontial lifetime, spiritual lifetime as you progress into the eternal lifetime of your existence in your ascendant career. And fourth is that you are not left alone, that the Creator is with you. [It] is a part of your mind mechanism to guide you along this path, that you are not left alone, that you are not a wayward child lost in the wilderness in the forest or the desert, but that you see this point of light in your future that exists now, that guides you to the reunion of yourself with the Creator in Paradise.
The Creator is both a focal point, and also the path along which guides you to It in eternity. Erroneous beliefs, fallacies, concerning the Creator are those that cause confusion, whether it is out of ignorance, or out of stubbornness, or out of egoism or fear. Those do not serve the progress of you toward the Creator. Anything less than an acknowledgement of your relationship with the eternal and your responsibility to attend to the path to join with it, is fallacious and it detracts from your progress and your development. You cannot become any greater than you can become, outside of living on this path. Yes, there are many divergences that you can take; you can take alternate paths, but as long as your progress leads you even one degree from the horizontal plane to the Creator, then you are making progress.
Vicki: Some of these erroneous beliefs that I see—and I guess I feel I need to state some of them—I see, oftentimes, that individuals view their Creator, not just in awe, but in fear. They feel that he is one who punishes, and that a divergent belief that another may have, is being directed by the devil, so to speak. These are my concerns when I say that some of us don’t understand the true nature of the Father.
MONJORONSON: It is true. Most of you do not understand the true nature of the Creator. The early beliefs of the ancients was that of light and darkness; they lived in a duality; they identified the universe and all aspects of it in terms of dualities, and so in the early lives of the recorded religions, the Hebrew Race, the Hebrew Religion, they took on the dualism that was evident in their world, and the fear of God was necessary to help guide themselves towards that which was in the light, that which was not of darkness. Therefore the relationship with God is seen as a dualistic relationship, one of both pain and pleasure, joy and heartache, and guilt and joy, so that these were necessary at the times for those peoples in that era. However, the incarnation of Christ Michael as Jesus, and through the presence and teachings of other evolved teachers, you learned that the relationship with God is consistent, that it is you who lives on a continuum of pain or pleasure, or elation with God. You defining who God is, is necessary for you to grow. It is most unfortunate, however, when intelligent, thoughtful, conscientious believers, hold to the old beliefs that God is a god of wrath, and God is a god of pain. This is simply not true. The Creator would not have brought this universe into existence out of anger or wrath, or as a subject upon which to beat and express its anger. This is very, very primitive; this is very, very ancient; this is very, very immature.
The relationship from your self as a child, into your developed years as an elder, is a similar path. The child who was were raised with loving parents would see God as a loving, spiritual parent, and identify the vicissitudes, difficulties and pain of the world as not inflicted by God, but simply a part of the process of learning to live in a material realm. If you fall off the barn, you break your arm. God did not cause that; you were stupid enough to climb up in the barn and look over the edge and fall through; and so, you broke your arm. This is part of the material realm; it is not caused by God.
- Evolving your spiritual relationship with the Creator
As you evolve in your spiritual relationship with the Creator in your mortal lifetime, you begin to see that it is an evolving, developing relationship with many paradigms of new discovery of who the Creator is in relationship to you, and you get to enjoy those paradigms as developments within yourself. The religion of each individual is very separate and apart from others. The process of how to be in relationship with the God within is one of personal, spiritual evolution in yourself, as your personality develops and as your emotional constructs become more and more mature. If you are seventy years old and you see God still as a god of wrath, then you are still very childlike and very immature in your relationship—and quite unprepared for your transition into the afterlife, and the progress that moves ahead.
Would it not be most disheartening to be in the morontial realm, and always looking over your shoulder for some big ugly monster to come along and beat you up, that is called ‘god?’ It simply does not exist. The fortunate part of those who live on the morontial side is that a vast, vast, vast majority—99.99+, to the eighth point—would indicate, would tell you that the universe is benign and good. That small remainder out to that eighth point are very removed and those who live in isolation and still live with the erroneous beliefs they carried with them from their mortal lifetime. Thank you for your question.
Vicki: Thank you for a very thorough answer. There seems to be among some of us, a need to ‘control’ in order to feel safe. I’m wondering, if you see our control issues as huge impediments from us examining our own beliefs. To me it seems like it plays an important role. Is one of the largest impediments toward spiritual maturity and growth our need to impose control issues upon ourselves and others?
- Controlled risk
MONJORONSON: Yes, it is a major impediment to your progress. The opposite of that is to risk. There is a very, very large spectrum between absolute control and frivolous and dangerous risking. There is the realm of controlled risk, where there is the experimentation of allowing flexibility in one’s approach to their life and exploring life’s opportunities. Many devout believers have the erroneous belief that they must control what comes into their life in order to maintain the good that they have. This is very similar to the parable that Jesus gave about the master giving the talents to the stewards for investment while he was away. This is a well-known parable to you and therefore the truth of it still remains. We hope you understand this, that it requires risk on your part to explore your growth possibilities.
Without risk there is no growth; without growth there is no ascension.
We are not advocating that you throw away all of your social restraints and social responsibilities to explore this, as then you would abandon the path of development, growth and maturity. Those are necessary too. The way of growth is through losing control responsibly, risking responsibly, living in moderation to maintain a balance in your life. To clutch onto your securities of life so clearly to your needs and to your existence will restrict you, as much as being tied with ropes, for you do not have the ability to move forward, that you stay in place and do not grow. Control does not allow for growth, because growth is always a risk. When the caterpillar spins its chrysalis, it goes into that state of suspended animation that is still very active; it allows for the development of all that can come into existence, yet it also risks the fact that it may not survive the winter, or that some bird may come along and peck the chrysalis and devour it. There is always risk in taking advantage of opportunities, but without risk, there is no growth, and without growth there is no ascension.
Vicki: Thank you, Monjoronson. That was very helpful, especially in terms of looking at risk on a continuum, and taking risk in moderation, but taking risk. That was very helpful.
It seems that in many of our religious institutions, that much time is spent in worship, expression, talking, praying, and singing liturgies, and less time is spent in contemplation and listening and receiving. Would you say that I’m accurate in that assumption?
MONJORONSON: Yes, you are completely accurate.
Vicki: We are seeing now—the statistical trends are showing us—that the membership, or the attendance, in many of our religious institutions and practices are decreasing, and what seems to be on the rise is a need for individuals to have an experiential relationship with God, which to me is somewhat connected to that point and that need to receive and listen. Would you agree with that also?
MONJORONSON: Yes, definitely.
Vicki: So, I would think that it would be an important message for all of us to understand the importance of our meditative experience, in that we provide that time to listen, and in that we allow others the freedom to explore their beliefs through what they receive. Is that true also?
- Simple contemplation and reverie with God
MONJORONSON: Yes, in part. (Vicki: Could you explain?) One never knows—even we do not know for sure—what goes on in the mind of an individual. They can think, they can contemplate, they can plan, and they can worship, and their actions speak louder than words and far louder than thoughts. It is important for individuals to examine their thinking and their beliefs of what they are doing. I am going to go back a few moments and give you a metaphor, which may help you. You talked about the churches and the clothing, the garments that are worn by the priesthood and by others, by the chalices and the decoration of statues, the liturgy, the chants, the responses—all those accoutrements of the relationship between the individuals—and the metaphor is this: All those trappings are very much like thinking and planning about going scuba diving. You go to the store, you buy your swimsuit, your fins, your wetsuit, your weight belt, your air pack, regulator, mouthpiece, mask, gloves, knife, depth gauge, clock, and so on. Then you rent time on a boat and go out and realize that you haven’t had any training, and so you go back to port, take off all your swim gear and go back into training to learn how to swim, how to be in the water.
God does not require you to buy all that equipment. God would like to go skinny dipping with you in the simplicity of your mind, just the two of you, where you are in contemplation and reverie, in meditation, listening in the stillness for that ‘still small voice’ that seeks you everywhere you are, however you are, whenever you are. It is not necessary to get caught up in the trappings of this relationship. Many of you are remembering of your bicycling sports and your other sports, and it becomes more about wearing the clothes and having the great gear and equipment than bicycling! All of that is simply not necessary. Oftentimes, a used bicycle for $300 will do as well, if not better, than a $10,000 bicycle, made especially for you. It is not about the bicycle; it’s about you and engaging this activity. So it is in these religions that you have developed and evolved in, and boxed yourself in, so that you are caught up in the clothing and the practices, in the preparations, rather than in the actual relationship or the sport itself.
This is how it is in your relationship with God. Some of the best religionists are those who do not go to church, but attend to their relationship, their worship with the Creator, the God Presence within them everyday. They are living the practice; they are walking the talk; they are doing the meditations as they live. This relationship cuts across all religions that are God centered. This relationship is central to the ascension of each individual. Thank you for letting me have this opportunity to express this position.
Vicki: Thank you, Monjoronson. I think it’s a very, very important point to bring to the surface for all of us.
What stood out for me, Monjoronson, was the beauty and the simplicity of having a relationship with God. It requires simply your heart and your mind and your time. That meant a lot to me, and I thank you for bringing that forward. (You are most welcome.)
Yes, I think many of us, because we are material beings, and because we like “our things,” tend to think that whatever event we prepare for, or practice we prepare for, we have to have a setting, and in that setting we have to have all those bells and whistles and costumes and things. And then, sometimes we overlook the process or preparation for the process, which is the training. Can you speak to that?
- Preparation and training to control and command your mind
MONJORONSON: Yes, I’d be glad to. Just as there is a great deal of preparation necessary to become an adept and safe scuba diver, so too is good preparation and training necessary to become a practice [of meditation] and adept in your relationship with the Creator Within. It is necessary to know how to be in control and command of your mind, to know how to still it and make it quiet, so that it is open and receptive to the engagement with the presence within you. This training oftentimes, most times, can be done by the individual, but those who already practiced this training and have learned the shortcuts and the skills to do so, are helpful to individuals who are new to this relationship. This is one of the responsibilities of service by those of you who are already in intimate relationship with the God presence within you. For those who are curious about meditation and about relationship with the Creator, then it behooves you to assist them in the practice of that relationship, so that they can begin and become effective.
It is not that you need to establish your own church, with your own costumery, or your own language, chants, or any such, but simply a very unadorned process of beginning that intimate relationship. It begins by your intention and your commitment to the relationship, and proceeds from there. Once contact is made, then the same process of asking questions and listening is important. Then daily intentions can assist you in your meditative practice to unlock the relationship and to have questions and situations answered and revealed to you about your life in these four-dimensions. It is a wonderful adventure for those who are able to risk outside the box of control of established religions.
Vicki: I can’t help in responding to your answer, without saying something about trusting that contact and those answers you receive in that way, and therefore many of us question it when we receive it. Would you agree, Monjoronson?
MONJORONSON: Yes, and I would further say that it is important that you discern what you hear. It is important that you ask questions of what you hear—is this of light, or is this not of the light? Is this from a being of God’s hierarchy of light and development, or not? Repetitious questioning yourself as to hearing or not, will eventually stop the process of contact, because you are either in fear, or disbelief, or guilt, or in over-awe, feeling that you are inadequate or too inferior to be worthy of receiving this contact. Those types of questioning are not helpful and do not enhance your relationship with the God presence within you. Discerning questions as to whom you hear are important to ask, and once that is clarified, then discerning the message as it applies to you is a good process of questioning what assists in your growth.
Vicki: Monjoronson, I’d like to ask if you could help us a little bit with that “I don’t know yet” zone that some of us enter when we’re seeking truth and answers. It takes courage and it takes a certain degree of comfort to kind of function at a point when you’re teetering between what to believe and what not to believe. Am I making myself clear here?
I’m going to come back to my very undeveloped topic that I was starting with. Do you have any advice for us when we find ourselves in that point of truth-seeking, when we just don’t know yet, what the answer is? Do you have any advice as to how we can feel comfortable there, or how we can approach that?
- Getting answers from your guides to enlarge your awareness
MONJORONSON: Most definitely, and this is a very important point in an individuals’ spiritual evolution, and whether they are working in the material/social realms of their life. It is important to identify those areas of uncertainty, to actually write that down, and to hold it apart, waiting for an answer. But one must ask for an answer to discover the truths about that area of uncertainty. Then, when they receive the truths or the options of belief about it, to examine them. It is very important to identify the areas where you can say, “I do not know fully about this,” and then to state to your spiritual guides that you wish to know more about it, and to ask them to bring into your awareness, more about this topic so you can develop an informed, intelligent, basis of opinion about it. In other words, to develop a rational set of beliefs that fit in the larger reality of your life, your ascendant career in the universe. The greatest danger is [presumptuous self-confidence] for individuals to be so certain, so sure about their beliefs, that they are unwilling—yes, resistant—to explore the possibility that these beliefs are not large enough, so that they are not able to accept new truths. Those minds are closed, and a closed mind is difficult to work with, and of course this limits the breadth of their spiritual path into the morontial and spiritual realms. Does this help?
Vicki: It does, because what I’ve found oftentimes is that it takes courage to step outside the box, and to look at something that I just don’t know yet, and try to accept a new answer for it, rather than revert to the old.
MONJORONSON: Yes, it takes courage to do that. It says that “I am unsure and uncertain about that which I know,” and oftentimes, people drop into fear and rather than moving ahead into explorations, fall back into their old place, or into their fear based position. Do you understand?
Vicki: Oh yes, that’s exactly why I asked for help with this, because I think I see that practice being done, at times with myself, but oftentimes with others. It feels like a teetering—you can go either way—and so I thought we could use some help with how we could find the right way.
MONJORONSON: The ‘right way’ is to be willing to risk from a safe position. Remember, I gave you the example that this one wrote about in his book, “Sacred Relationships, A Guide to Authentic Loving,” the chapter about developing trust. It had to do with exploring the very precarious looking bridge across the chasm, and so one must be willing to risk, to explore the possibility to see if it is safe. But if one never explores, then they always remain on their side of the world and never explore the remainder of the world that is available to them. Does this help?
Vicki: Yes, it does… it does. You’ve given us several guides for exploring our beliefs. One that comes to mind is that beliefs are so closely and intimately connected to our value systems, that oftentimes we fail to see the connections and we will express a belief, and it may not be aligned with our value or with our actions. So it brought to mind, for me, the three sustainability values that have been given to us, that I will briefly describe as: The need to have a quality of life, equity, and continual growth for all.
Could you speak to that, Monjoronson? Maybe I don’t need a question; maybe I can just ask you to speak to that.
- The three sustainability values of an infinite life
MONJORONSON: You are very correct and that in this examination of beliefs in terms of fundamental values, the person may have these cherished beliefs, and also an actual point to life. They may say that they have these beliefs because it supports ‘my life,’ but they may have defined the value of life far too narrowly. We define life as infinite life, life that begins before this lifetime of yours, and your whole ascendant career. Life is seen as a continuum that proceeds to the embracement with the Creator in Paradise. If you define life as solely this mortal lifetime, and the life of your social existence—social, economic and political existence, in terms of power, authority and control—then you have defined this too narrowly and your set of beliefs are not expansive enough to allow for the greater expression of these higher values in your lifetime. Do you follow this?
Vicki: Somewhat. Yes, yes, I do. What I keep on hearing from you, Monjoronson, through our session today, is the need for us to be expansive in our thinking. The need for us not to be afraid of freedom of thought, and the need for us to align, to examine and align, any beliefs that we have to our values and to our actions. Is that correct?
MONJORONSON: Yes, that’s correct.
Vicki: Is there anything else that maybe a successful truth-seeker, or someone who has developed a skill of following their path openly and expansively… is there anything else that you would include in that list that I just gave you?
MONJORONSON: No, it is very simple. I have given you the simple fundamentals of developing your belief systems, here in this lifetime, so that they contribute mightily and powerfully and empower your spiritual ascension and progress in the afterlife. It is not complicated, but whether people experience that or express that, or use these principles and guidelines is another thing. When you look at the psychology or the psychiatry of beliefs and lives, and how people live their lives by their beliefs and their thinking, you realize that many people’s reality is solely between their ears. They think that if they believe something outside the box of their accepted safe beliefs, that they will be in deep trauma. However, if they would open their eyes and look around them, they still go to work, they still have a good life, they still have safety in their social and material realm. And so, they limit themselves tremendously.
- It is ‘safe’ to question your beliefs
A person could change their thinking and their beliefs and their mind upside-down, and still be totally safe in their society and in their material realm. And who would know that? No one. Where is the risk? There is no risk at all; it is how you live your life; how you give expression to your words and to your decisions and your actions, and how you live your life, determines the content of your beliefs. You could be a Cardinal in the Catholic Church, and totally turn your beliefs up-side down and still be a very worthy, deserving and devout Catholic. There is no loss to anyone, if you change your beliefs; it is simply as easy as changing your clothes from one day to the next, or you may change your clothes five times during the day, depending on your social circumstances. Who would know the difference that you had changed your beliefs? No one. Where is the risk? You are not going to die; you are not going to fall off the world; you are not going to fly off the earth due to lack of gravity on the earth. You may say that gravity does not exist, but that does not mean you are going to fly off the earth into space into the vacuum and die.
Many of you are so restrictive in your beliefs that you have lived lives wearing strait-jackets of belief. Live, think, be free! Change your beliefs, explore those things in your mind. You won’t die; you won’t disappear; God will not reject you; God still loves you, no matter what your beliefs are. That relationship is eternal and will never change, except for how you change it yourself. Go ahead and explore, think, design, open your mind, get outside your box, take your clothes off, be free.
Many of you are so restricted in your beliefs, concerning your privacy and your modesty, that you would feel that something was wrong with you if you were in your house alone, if you closed all your windows, locked the doors, and took your clothes off and walked around the house in every facet and place in the house from the attic to the basement to the garage—if it is attached—that you feel you are immodest and being immoral. However, this is simply not the case.
Be willing to explore your beliefs and what they are—challenge them! Is there validity and reality in them? How do they affect your ascendant career? You do not need to be a ‘60’s Hippie to explore variations in your belief, in your thinking. You do not have to wear beads and long hair and not take baths for months; you simply only need to explore the change of beliefs in your mind, to determine and discern whether they have validity or not. When you become more courageous, you can ask your contemporaries, with whom you trust and feel safe, and explore these ideas with others. It begins by examining your beliefs in your mind, and then examining them with others, and then living them out in your life. Do you have the courage to be another Thoreau in your lifetime, even if only in your mind?
Vicki: Thank you, Monjoronson. To me that served as a splendid summary of our conversation of today. Do you feel that way?
MONJORONSON: Yes, you are most welcome to close now, as I believe we have thoroughly examined this as far as we can today. There is more to be said about this in other areas in the future, but today this is enough to get others to explore.
Vicki: I think so, too, and I am so very grateful, and I’m looking forward to the next opportunity to explore this more thoroughly. I’ll just make one last comment, and that is I feel that continuum, that feeling that my material life will be ‘continued’ where I left off in my morontial life, and that many of the practices that I use in this life will continue, such as asking questions in the morontial life. Am I correct?
MONJORONSON: Yes, it is essential that you ask questions. If there are no questions, there is no answer and no progress. If there are no questions, then you don’t challenge your reality and the opportunities for growth are removed from yourself through your own inaction and your own ignorance. This is most unfortunate. In the afterlife, the capacity and power of your mind is such that you can create your own reality as a bubble within the larger ocean of the universe of reality. It is real to you, it is real to everyone else, but it may not be relevant to your progress in the afterlife.
Vicki: Oh, another profound statement! Thank you for that one. I’m going to close now, looking forward to our next session again, Monjoronson. You’ve given us much to ponder. Thank you.
MONJORONSON: You are most welcome.