Saturday, November 17, 2012

Taking Personal Responsibility

This blog seeks to examine what it means to be human, as spirit incarnated into flesh. This includes the reasons for struggle and suffering, as well as our potential for accomplishing great things.

For the most part, humans have forgotten who we are. We struggle and seem attracted to endless drama. Even those of spiritual persuasion often get distracted by various schemes to increase one's luck or invoke some hidden secret of magick to resolve problems or improve our lot.

When things go wrong, we tend to think of ourselves as victims of circumstance or the wiles of others. This problem certainly wasn't of my choosing, we may say. My boss or my partner did it to me. The stars were in adverse alignment or maybe it was just a stretch of bad luck.

This thinking has a flaw, in that in order to qualify as a victim, one must be in an inferior position with respect to the forces or individuals involved. We assume the problem is a lack of personal power, so we seek methods of increasing our power and perhaps evening the odds in our favor.

The simple truth of the matter, of which I often need reminding, is that we humans are, by nature, incredibly powerful beings. We have forgotten who we are. Our civilization developed based on the philosophy of materialism. Religion mentions that we have souls, but places us as pawns at the bottom of a celestial hierarchy. They would have us supplicate before a vast deity just to be saved from fiery damnation, let alone to seek help for self-improvement. How were we to know?

As the "New Age" movement began to emerge, the concept of the soul's journey through multiple incarnations was introduced to many for the first time. One of the early voices teaching basic truths about the soul was Jane Roberts, who channeled a number of books from a discarnate entity calling himself Seth.

Seth's seminal work "The Nature of Personal Reality" is a source of essential wisdom concerning how we create our own reality. Seth identifies the Ego as the necessary interface between spirit and flesh, but shows how it generally takes on too large of a role and causes distorted thinking. When we attach our identity of Self to the Ego, we forget about the vast multidimensional aspect of Self, which is the Soul. With such limited vision, it's easy to develop a worldview that says we must strive against outside forces in order to take care of our needs and get our share.

Here are some quotes from The Nature of Personal Reality:
Your experience in the world of physical matter flows outward from the center of your inner psyche. Then you perceive this experience. Exterior events, circumstances and conditions are meant as a kind of living feedback. Altering the state of the psyche automatically alters the physical circumstances.

There is no other valid way of changing physical events.

You change even the most permanent-seeming conditions of your life constantly through the varying attitudes you have toward them. There is nothing in your exterior experience that did not originate within you.

Interactions with others do occur, of course, yet there are none that you do not accept or draw to you by your thoughts, attitudes or emotions. This applies in each area of your life. In your terms, it applies both before life and after it. In the most miraculous fashion are you given the gift of creating your experience.
In this existence you are learning to handle the inexhaustible energy that is available to you. The mass condition of the world, and the situation of each individual in it, is the materialization of man’s progress as he forms the world.

You make your own reality. There is no other rule. Knowing this is the secret to creativity.

I have spoken of "you", yet this must not be confused with the "you" that you often think that you are – the ego alone, for the ego is only a portion of You; it is that expert part of your personality that deals directly with the contents of your conscious mind, and is concerned most directly with the material portions of your experience.

Seth's take on how we create our reality concurs with numerous other wisdom sources and teachers, which include mystical exploration via hypnosis by Michael Newton, Brian Weiss, and Dolores Cannon.

I'm convinced that we are powerful creator souls, and as such can never be victims. If we don't like the reality we experience, then it's necessary to dig into the reasons why we created it. We can then craft a strategy to create something different.

The topic of "Clearing the Baggage" is vitally connected to reality creation, for the unconscious and subconscious minds are constantly creating the reality we experience. In order to discover why a particular negative feature exists in your life, it's necessary to examine the programming running on the unconscious level.

The "Law of Attraction" works, not as a clever or powerful ritual, but due to the fact that conscious focus initiates the creation process. Again, negative programming running on the unconscious level far outweighs any positive mantras we might consciously recite. Therefore, the LOA is of limited value without thorough self-inventory and baggage clearing.

The bottom line is, we are completely responsible for everything we experience. Taking responsibility is the first step toward changing and improving ourselves.

The next time you are feeling small while facing a problem, try reflecting on who you really are. Think on how your problem could be connected with the life lessons you soul came here to experience. Then remember your connection to the inexhaustible resource of Source. If you really don't like the direction your life is taking, you can edit the script and run a different program. But first you must become aware of the program that is currently running in your subconscious mind. Clearing the baggage is the first step.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Conversation With A Jinn

This is a bit unusual for this blog, but I've had some fascinating material for some time that I'd like to share. It consists of author Hank Wesselman's account of an encounter he had with a Jinn during a tour of Egypt. The following is my transcript of Hank's recounting of the experience while appearing on Coast to Coast AM.
Hank is a credentialed anthropologist who has followed a unique path in his personal life. He spontaneously found himself initialized into the world of Shamanic experience, and wrote a trilogy of books describing his experiences, beginning with Spirit Walker.
Hank Wesselman’s encounter with a Jinn in Egypt, as recounted in an interview with George Noory on Coast to Coast AM:
I was leader of a travel  group, and we were in a mortuary temple near the valley of the kings. A couple of the participants came up to me and said there’s this shrine near the entrance to the temple, and we got this huge energy hit when we went in there. I thought that was interesting, so I went back into the shrine, which was some distance away…to make a long story short…I found myself in a very dim corridor, the walls were covered with hieroglyphics. I could feel something…you become sensitive to stuff like this when you do this a lot.
I closed my eyes and amped up my personal power, and I cracked open an eye. What I saw was an eyeball, a single living eyeball looking at me from the wall of the corridor. When I looked directly at it, it was gone. I thought there was something in there, but was with the travel group, so didn’t have a chance to investigate it.

The next day we were on our Nile cruise, we were all in a big room and I was drumming for the group. I instructed people to go back to a place we had been to, to connect with the spiritual guardians that were living in that place to see what we could learn. I went back to the shrine…I brought up the memory of the shrine in my mind, while drumming with my eyes closed, and projected my consciousness back into the shrine. This time there were two eyeballs and a smoky vague form took shape in front of me. Turned out that there was a Jinn (what we would call Genie)  living in this shrine, and I had this very interesting conversation with the Jinn. First thing I did was to trick it into giving its name, because once I knew it’s name it couldn’t lie to me. I’m just giving it to you straight – this is kind of like what I do.
I asked the Jinn if there was anything that it wanted. The image of the carved alter in this shrine came up in my mind’s eye. In response the Jinn’s energetic field of pastel greens and blues…the answer came almost shyly – honey. It wanted honey. I digested this request, and I couldn’t have come up with that in a million years – it wanted honey. I was being watched by this spirit in the same way a cat looks at you just before you feed it with that same intensity that cats have. And so what I did was to use my creative imagination to create a bowl of honey – a thought form – ok I’m in the dream world, in the dream aspect of this shrine, and that’s where the Jinn is living. As I put the honey on the altar I said I will give you this honey if you tell me your name, and any resistance in the Jinn was gone. As it took the honey and drank gratefully, the Jinn’s name appeared in my mind.
Satisfied, the Jinn turned its attention fully toward me, and we had this really interesting conversation. The Jinn opened by saying “You humans are creators. We the Jinn cannot create anything but we can mimic and imitate and can affect potential outcomes but cannot create. Few can perceive us anymore, and fewer still can bind us to their will. Now that I’ve told you my name, you can ask me to serve you and I will.”

Hey, it’s beginning to sound like the Arabian Nights, isn’t it? But this isn’t going on in Arabic or English, it’s all going on in think-feeling, non-verbal communication. I asked the Jinn what qualities it possesses that could be of service to me. It kind of flickered thoughtfully and then answered “I can protect you from enemies and can inflict curses and misfortune on those that oppose you.”
My response was that I am constrained in my practice from inflicting harm on anyone for any reason. Still I thought to myself that this Genie might come in handy if a really bad guy came along. So “how about healing work?” I asked.

“Who can say what’s written on another person’s soul? We cannot purposefully influence their destiny without tampering with our agreement.”
“Agreement with who?” I asked.

“With the higher organizing intelligences”
So I asked “Are the Jinn below them in the spiritual hierarchy?”

The Jinn responded “Oh yes. Some of the younger Jinn occasionally misbehave, and the watchers approach them and encourage them in more appropriate forms of expression”.
This led me to ask, “Who are the watchers?”

The answer: “The ones among the higher intelligences responsible for this world. We’re not allowed to interfere with humans on their path, although there are some who do, as well as some who function as adversaries.”
I thought about this, and about my recent reading, so I asked “are those the ones that the Gnostics called the Archons?”. (This could hinge on UFOs and ETs).

The Jinn’s response was “Oh, so you know about them? The Archons are not true spirits, they’re mind beings. They’re mental entities, many of whom were created by humans as thought forms. Many of these function as attachments, as mental parasites.”
So I asked “How do they do that?”

“They feed on the energy, on the attention paid to them by humans. This includes the energy created by human belief systems, but they’re not true spirits and they will cease to exist if nobody pays attention to them anymore. The ones that you call the Archons are ones that we call ‘deceivers’, and like us they are not creative. They can mimic and can take on forms in response to human belief systems.”
I thought about this at some length, and then asked “Are they the ones that we call aliens or extraterrestrials?”

The Jinn didn’t appear to understand the question, so I explained. It’s response was more than interesting. This is what the Jinn said:
“The deceivers can take on many forms, drawing from the belief systems of humans. There are also visitors who come here from other places.”

“From other worlds?” I asked.

“Who are they and why do they come here?”
“They are others and they come here as visitors.”

“Why do they abduct humans and perform experiments on them?”
“They don’t. It is the deceivers who do that.”

“The deceivers? Why do they do that?”
“Humans are greater than the deceivers. The deceivers that you have called the Archons wish to become more like humans, but they cannot create. They can only imitate, and the only power that they have is derived from humans. Humans have power, and the deceivers want that power.”

“Why don’t the watchers inhibit the deceivers from interfering with humans?”
“The deceivers are not spirits. They live in the human mind, and so the watchers cannot affect them.”

I considered this at some length, and asked more questions:
“How long will you remain in this shrine?”

Again the Jinn didn’t understand the question so I rephrased it.
The answer was “This is my place.”

“If I travel here in spirit form, in my dream body to this place the way I’ve done right now, will I find you here?”

“Why do you remain here instead of going someplace else?”
“This is my place.”

Then I mentioned that some years ago I had met a Jinniyah (female Jinn) in the desert to the south of where this place was, and that she was service to me in an interesting way. I asked if he knew her.
He said “Yes, all the Jinn know each other.”

“Can you tell me her name?”

“Can you convey my greetings to her as well as my respects?”
“Yes, but you can do that yourself if you have connection with her.”

“I’ve not felt the connection for many years” I said.
“Time is not in the spirit world. All time is now.”

I asked if the Jinn exist elsewhere in the world beyond the deserts of the middle east.

“What are they called?”
“I do not know. We are the Jinn, Earthbound spirits. We live where we wish.”

“Where do the Jinn come from?”
“The Jinn are manifestations of the great spiritual force the Gnostics called The Sophia. Everything that exists on this world are manifestations of The Sophia”

“Who or what is The Sophia” I asked.
“She is the soul of this world.”

“Does she have a physical aspect”?
“Yes, this world is her physical aspect.”

“Where did the Sophia come from?”
“She came from the center of –“ and then the Jinn used a strange term. Asking for clarification, I was given to understand that the Sophia came from the core of our galaxy.”

“Is the Sophia a goddess”?
“I don’t know. She emerged from –“ (the strange term again) “as a river of conscious light. She dreams, and all that she dreams comes into manifestation. That means that she is a – “ and again an unrecognizable term.

Note: Unfortunately at this point in the interview, George Noory cut in saying it was time to take calls, so we didn’t get to hear the remaining details about the Sophia.

Update: Hank's entire written account is available at