Calisthenics February 1983

To begin I want to remind you of what we did at Christmas, and make you a little more aware of what I have called the Christ factor. I also want you to be aware that the introduction of the Christ factor in humankind changes humanity. After a while, you will begin to observe this change.
One part of humankind will make it according to the change and one part will follow the old trend. This is why, when we speak according to the hologram, we speak of the spaceship, which is not a continuation of the greenhorn. As far as imagination goes, you can understand that kind of picture, but can you live it? That's another story. And we are confronted with a very serious situation in this respect. You have to learn to be absolutely able to make the difference between understanding, seeing, conceptualizing, and, on the other side, living.

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Calisthenics March 1983

…Now I want to come to the topic of today: joy.
…So I have a proposition: We are going to apply some psychodynamics, which is a nice scientific name for simple practice. Each morning, in your bed, as soon as you are sufficiently conscious, as you are in the process of awakening, Live /feel the coming of spring.
Now I've put several things together: joy and the surge of spring. The image of spring in countries that have snow is a lot clearer than here in California, but still you have the roses blooming again, flowers coming up that weren't there before, and so on. You might see in the desert, for instance, you have things popping out little by little and soon you have flowers -- this I call the surging from beneath (beneath is what you are not conscious of).
Okay, so you awaken and then: joy. You feel that surging of joy in every cell of your body. Now, don't make the usual mistake of thinking of joy

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Calisthenics April 1983

We will come back to the subject of Easter today, but before we do that, I'd like to know how you are doing with the decision making exercise. How many have succeeded so far?
Martin: Obviously it's your freedom to do it or not, it's your choice, but we look at it from a different angle., The ability to move is needed on all levels. This you know from experience in life. The more ease you have in making a move, the easier life is for you -- so training in that direction, and especially when you are in a difficult condition, in my viewpoint, is needed. When you deal with mastering your personality in order to use it as a tool fit for what you have to do, the ability to take a step is mandatory. Otherwise there is no mastery....

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Calisthenics May 1983

Since the impact of Easter things change very fast. You might not be aware of what happened, but we are involved and we are aware of it, so we cannot operate as we have in the past.
One of the things we are going to ask for next year is that newcomers be trained for a full year before joining the service and calisthenics.
We have to face the situation in a practical way. We cannot bring newcomers into a group that is already trained, it's a drag on the existing group and it's too much for the newcomer. There is a tendency still to think that you can join in at any time because it's kind of easy work. No it isn't. The more you advance, the more demanding it becomes. For instance, most of you are somehow sensitive to what is going on, and if you bring someone new who is not sensitive, it pulls you down, whether you are aware of it or not. We have a work going on that works smoothly, adding someone who does not understand what is going on is like a grain of sand in the gears -- until that person is trained sufficiently. Newcomers have to be trained to work, to adjust their sensitiveness so that year after year they are able to sense more things.

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Calisthenics June 1983

We have a lot to say today in preparation for resuming our activity this fall.
Up to now you have always thought that as long as you come to the groups when I am here to "teach you" that is sufficient. It's no longer so. Those who have not yet under-stood that work, and specific work, is needed will come to a point where they just cannot connect any longer with what we do. I remind you, this is an ongoing activity, we cannot wait.
This means that in addition to the newcomers, all participants in the group will have to participate in some kind of training. All of you. This training will be done a lot more systematically. How will you relate to this activity? Is it welcome? Will you be helpful in it? Or will you go to it reluctantly, making the work more difficult for everyone? In other words, this leads to a kind of necessity of a unity in the group that I have spoken of many times. Now the time comes when unity of action has to be. We are here to do something on earth.
I am 70 today. I intentionally tell you my age so that you begin to realize that we don't have that much time. We cannot wait long. Things have to be done....

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Calisthenics September 1983

Today I want to cover a few very important points, and the first is something. I call "prime motivation." By prime motivation I mean that motivation which is at the very base of a given action. There is a technical reason why I stress this point, the prime motivation is a definite A action, meaning it it is highly directive. It is what gives your action its goal and quality.
But be careful : prime motivation is not.in the mind. Most of the time it is picked up and formulated by the mind, but it is not in the mind. It can be from deep heart, soul, or it can be simply emotional, but it is not mental. Now some people might say that it is mental, but if they were to go behind they would come to the affect, the emotional side. Unless you are trained, nearly all the roots of motivation are in the emotional, and behind the emotional you might possibly find soul. For instance, if you start looking into why you come here again and again, even though it's so hard, possibly, if you really look for the prime motivation, you will find a soul action behind....

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Calisthenics October 1983

We start with Loving God.
Self-reflexiveness, wanting to, ideas, reaching toward, etc. may appear -- we forget them and continue with Loving God. If it is impossible, we continue still, Loving God through all three steps:
Loving God
Sharing the Temple
“0”...

As you know, from time to time I like to quote others so that you realize I am not the only one saying certain things. So, I am going to read from an article that I found in Brain Mind about a book Ken Wilbur has written called "Eye to Eye":
"The transcendental paradigm," he says, "aims to include all sources of knowledge: hard science, soft science, spiritual experiences, but each realm has it's own means of gaining knowledge. The 'eye of flesh' perceives the external world, the 'eye of reason' knows philosophy and logic. The 'eye of contemplation' aspires to understand transcendent realities.....

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Calisthenics November 1983

Lately I had the feedback that many of you experience pain with the exercise of Unfolding of Desires. I needed to know the nature of that pain, so I asked a few participants to come and express it. As it turns out, the pain is due to something very basic, and, if we summarize, we can simply say that as a group you have come to a point where the "other condition" is so active that it begins to be painful for you to continue to act in the old way. This is felt especially when you come together as a group.
The Sixth Race
Today I want to give you a kind of historical background so that you may understand a little better what is going on.
If I take the Theosophical format, a system that continues today with the Arcane School, during an eternity, that is humanity's life on earth, humanity goes through seven races. We happen to be at the beginning of the sixth sub-race of the fifth race, or the beginning of the sixth race.
Each race has different characteristics, changes in awareness and so on...

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Calisthenics December 1983

As always we begin with:
Loving God
Next week we have Christmas, and, as you know, Christmas is a celebration in honor of the Christ. It is also symbolic of the birth of Christ and of the birth of Christ in you. of course you want it to be real, so we will continue to practice today along the line of what we have already done.
If you want to face Christ, and more than face, there are requirements. As we have seen, when you try to express your awareness of an experience, your consciousness is systematically inadequate, because experience is always whole and consciousness is only part of what is functioning. So you need another language. You need another awareness...

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