Alright, Cathee, let's put this on the recorder. You asked a good question. What are the weaknesses of my parallel?
I started to try to describe controlling nature too much—we don't really have wilderness areas, because we can bilocate anywhere.
Then I started to say, not everywhere in the United States on my parallel is it like my little community. But that's OK, because not everybody's that psychic. And we don't have a national news network. And then I had to say, we don't have it here. We choose to not be part of a national network of news.
And then you started feeling a little uncomfortable, because this place sounds like just a figment of your imagination, of exactly what you're asking for. And kind of how you're living anyway, yourself. So were you making this up, were you making me up? was the doubt that crept in.
We create these parallels. You get enough people together of like mind, and you get enough devas of relationship going between them, and pretty soon it looks like an external reality with an external culture. But you've created it together.
We are pretty much on the same land you're on, if you want to have an external marker. So your parallel and my parallel, and your consciousness and my consciousness are united by the matrix of land in which we live. We're close cousins. You've spent so much time up on the land, and I think this is why it has been easy for the Leapers to nudge you to channel about the values that you and I share, and expand upon the possibilities in your own mind of where your values could go, given what we're already living here. So we're not as far apart as you think. My culture has just played out certain inklings that in your culture many people have. Of conscious building. Of a society where we wouldn't even dream of starting a war. (Why would we start a war?)
I think maybe the biggest paradox is not that I exist on another parallel that's actually living your most cherished values. The puzzle is how you got there! (laughs) Why aren't you living on the land in a society—or at least a community—that shares your values all the way?
Nowhere in my parallel reality do I know of anybody who wants war. There are some very competitive people. But they know better than to go around killing other people with that urge.
But if someone is, say, very competitive by nature, and they're born into a community that's very non-competitive, and they feel like they stick out like a sore thumb. And they've really explored that maybe they were given to that place to kind of charge it up and move it along. If they still feel quite unrecognized there - I think that's the big thing, if you feel like your gifts are not really appreciated - then they invariably move. I mean, it would take a lot to keep them there. There's an underlying value in my culture that everyone deserves to be seen. Everyone deserves to be happy and appreciated. And if you're not, you go find some place where you can be.
When you worked for a mortgage company in your twenties, you didn't even bother to try to leave it. You just thought life was not going to give you appreciation and happiness, and that's that way it was. Besides, you were too depressed to do anything in the evening towards . . . well, you were moving towards your goal. You were learning to channel, even in Des Moines. But you didn't expect to be welcomed with open arms. And I see you with corollary beliefs, feeling like people won't accept this channeling that you and I are doing right this moment. That it's hard to find a publisher. And you see so many people who do earthwork and psychic counseling and whatnot that are not making a great living—well, a lot of people in any profession aren't. The whole environment is competitive, so there are going to be winners and losers. That's what I'm trying to say. You're living in a culture of winners and losers. And that fear of being a loser with some pretty dire consequences is always haunting you.
So to live in our culture would be very, very odd, and I hope you can adapt, but I think you'll love it.
Maybe one of the weak points in my culture would be that we don't really allow for unhappiness. (laughs) If something's wrong, we go after it. We try to bring everything up to a higher vibration. And maybe we're missing out on something by doing that.
It's not that we don't have illness occasionally. But our attitude toward it is so different. We embrace that as part of life, and we try to see why it's there. We try to heal it. We don't just go to the doctor and take drugs like you do in your culture.
It's not that we don't have the vicissitudes of life. People do even get killed by wild animals once in awhile, but that's very, very, very rare. And usually they were doing something stupid!
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