Calisthenics for 1981

Calisthenics February 3/4, 1981

If we look at only three types of awareness (sensory, emotional and mental), we notice that the combination of the three gives you nine possibilities. Of these nine possibilities, people are educated to register only the sensory - sensory, sensory - emotional and sensory-mental -- discarding or possibly negating the others.
When you have a deep experience and you want to express it, you often have a very hard time finding words. You discover that the ability of your mind to make words expressing the impression is very poor -- not reliable at all. Sometimes you come out with words, then you have to take them back; you try another way, the resonance is half good or not good at all so you try again ... until you realize that each time you actually have a fullness of livance that is not acknowledged by your consciousness. Your consciousness is trained to acknowledge the sensory side of only three levels -- that's all.

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Calisthenics March 1981

There is a practice of awareness that requires that you become aware of the functioning of your consciousness to see how it tricks you. It has to be practiced and it's very easy -- you don't have to stop what you are going to do it. All through the day, catch yourself thinking of doing this or that and watch what kind of thinking it is -- related to what, expressing what -- until you become conscious of how your mind works.
You might remember I told you that when you experience whatever you experience, there is life in what you live, and when you try to explain it or express it to someone you always have a hard time. You can never express the fullness of what you live, meaning the mind is still very poor. But, if I convey this information to you and along with it the life behind the information,......

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Calisthenics April 1st, 1981

There is one point in this respect that I want to stress. One of the first duties of a spiritual master is to provide the field in which experiences are possible.

You are the product of a type of civilization that is found here in this country, on this continent. But in this location on earth there is a trend which goes a certain way -- a trend within which you approach everything -- let's call it the basic paradigm under which you live. In this paradigm what we do does not exist, except possibly as a dream, certainly not as a reality. If you want to experience as we do here, we have to produce a field in which these things are just plain normal. This is simply a technicality, a very simple procedure for us. It has to be done, without it you stay within your own paradigm.
One of the difficulties is that you have to limber up so that you can use other paradigms or possibly no paradigm at all but only approaches or ways of expressing.
Georgette has a certain function in it, I have another one. If you watch us work......

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Calisthenics April 28/29 1981

Last time, someone asked whether the different elements that we come out with are available elsewhere in the world. The reason this question is useful is because if you are stuck in such a position and are able to come out with it we can change it. If you are alone with yourself and never vent what is going on in you, you might dwell a long time with a frame of mind that is already outdated.
If you study Theosophy, Steiner, the Arcane School and so on, you will come across some of the elements that we use here as well. We do not pretend to be the only ones "teaching" these things. The big problem here is that we are still heard as presenting a teaching rather than as participating in a work. It is a frame of mind. Maybe some people hear me speaking as if I were the only one in the world saying these things. This is not the point, there is work to be done.....

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Calisthenics May 26/27 1981

We have now come to the end of a first phase in our work. We have come to the point where we could demonstrate what we did with the rose: the presence acting, symbolically speaking, incarnated in the rose, with an obvious action throughout the room, starting from the rose and not from us. Thus, demonstrating that when I say "we" I mean "we", and I demonstrate "we" -- we are not alone. Possibly you might have noticed that each one of us has a certain coloring and the rose had another one -- all were related but still somewhat different, so that you could see that it was not a projection from us onto the rose. We have worked in the past with a crystal with the same effect -- the crystal becomes alive. We have worked with you with the same effect -- you bloom. You can see when we work together that you change. You can see when we work together that we change -- we show something. We have demonstrated our part, now we would like you to become consistent with it. We want you to face what we do, and not in an......

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Calisthenics June 16/17 1981

It has been brought to our attention from higher up that the level of awareness, activity and involvement in the groups as a whole is not sufficient in relation to what is going on. This means we have to take steps to work harder and be more direct. So, I will speak again of a few points to help you meet the requirements.
If we follow Steiner's expression, a long time ago, man had a continuous awareness, and it remained full whether he was incarnated or not. This meant he was able to be fully aware of the difference between being incarnated and not being incarnated. At that time, the human condition, the human structure Was rather gross and the environment was very harsh. Being aware of the difference, man started to become unwilling to incarnate, so it became necessary to create a split in the awareness, and man no longer remembered the condition that came before incarnation. This split is fully and completely artificial, but it works.
You now have three and a half eternities behind you. This period has been called the curve of involution, the coming down. During this period the personality was developed and the skills in the personality were set. Now...

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Calisthenics September 29/30 1981

One of our activities is to prepare the way so that in the near future higher beings will be able to come and manifest directly on human level, without having to incarnate. You will notice that every time we play music or speak, actually every time we work, the comedian in you, meaning the real you, comes through much more strongly than usual. You will also notice that it comes through without the effort of your concrete mind -- it just happens, and it happens because of this activity. You might not understand what it means to prepare the way like this but you experience it time and time again. I tell you this because I want you to realize mor e and more strongly that we are not speaking idle words. This is an action, and in an action you go along with facts, situations not concepts.

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Calisthenics October 27/28 1981

It happens that things go faster than expected and we are now confronted with a new possibility. I want to share it with you to see if you accept or refuse it. The proposition is that we work practically entirely on the so-called higher level and leave the calisthenics to you. This means that you would take over the calisthenics and the responsibility involved. We would handle the service and some specific training at the beginning of calisthenics (possibly for an hour or so)and you would find ways to bring it out.
For the last several years there have been more and more voices asking for the opportunity to take responsibility. We have now come to the point where we can live this opportunity and give it to the >groups as a whole. The opportunity is that of taking the responsibility of bringing what we do here into the world. The world, incidentally, is symbolized by your personality....

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Calisthenics November 1981

As you know by now, the work we do with you, all of it, is above the consciousness, and the only way you can participate is in the fullness of livance . Stay with what you live ( livance ) however small that livance is.
You have to be fully aware, even on the conscious level, that what your mind and your perceptions tell you can only be a reflection, and a reflection is only a small part of what is going on; it is never "it". You will notice, as you go on, that there is a wholeness in what is happening that your consciousness cannot reflect. This does not mean the consciousness is useless; it does mean that in an untrained condition, as you know it now, it is of no use. It will be of use the moment you are able to bring livance throughout the consciousness. This is what you have to do, but what we do together is way beyond that.
As an example we are going to play the same piece of music again, but this time you will live it in beauty.

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