A Blip in the Totality of Your Being
Q: I’m gonna start by asking, “Why would we play a game called ‘I’ve forgotten where I come from’ when we incarnate?”
P’taah: In a way to maintain the integrity of the experience. When you think that you have many, many lifetimes, all occurring simultaneously and your desire is to incarnate to have this most vivid intense experience called “human life,” then in a way you would choose to maintain the integrity of that experience by kind of blocking out everything that is not of this experience.
Q: And when we choose to have this experience, we’re not looking at the fact that it may be painful or uncomfortable. What we are looking at is merely, “It’s intense!”
P’taah: Correct. Because in a way, the greater part of you could be likened unto this present self of you reading a book that is very sad, and you say, “Oh dear, what a sad story.” However it is only a blip we would say in the totality of your own being. You understand?
Q: I do understand.
P’taah: All right. So the greater part of you understands that no matter how intense the experience, whether that be what you would term cataclysmic, or whether you would term it a most wondrous time in any particular span of time in your life, the bottom line is the greater part of you knows that you are eternal, knows that you are perfect, knows that you are this extraordinary Extension of the Mind of Creation simply having and creating moment by moment these experiences called your human lives. And of course it is to remember that you have other lifetimes that are not human–well, we would say not lifetimes, but experiences which are not human.
So in a way this human lifetime that you are experiencing in this Now is so large in your beingness of the present, and yet really kind of an in-breath and an out-breath of your greater self.
Q: Very good, and I would think from what you said that the more we come to know who we are, and the more we love ourselves, the less suffering there will be. There may be intense experiences, but it won’t necessarily be what we call suffering.
P’taah: That is correct.
Q: Okay. So the aim is to become more at one with yourself.
P’taah: That is correct.
And we would say at this time also for those peoples who have experienced what is termed other lives, traumatic experience affecting this present lifetime, we would say really that past lives in a way are just a story and the reality is that you are to deal with and transform in this Now whatever is occurring, no matter where it may have originated from.
Of course sometimes it assists you to put a logic unto this phenomena or that phenomena. But the truth is, everything is just a story, and you are to deal with and hopefully transform the fear of the, what you would call bad experience, into love, into acknowledgement and embracement. So that you change the frequency, you change the energy surrounding or involved with whatever experience it is.
Q: So in a sense it really doesn’t matter whether what you are calling the story is true or whether it’s something that you at some level made up, it doesn’t matter…
P’taah: No, it does not matter. The bottom line is whatever the feeling is, it is that which is to be transformed from fear to love. Of course you may create a story that brings forth the feelings of great joy, and playfulness, and love, and acceptance etc. Well, all of it is just about the feeling, not about the story.
Q: And this seems a good place to ask, “Is there really anything out there?”
P’taah: No, it is only “in there.”
Q: (Laughing) Very good. The next question kind of follows along. “How can I myself learn to be fearless, and how can I teach others to be so?”
P’taah: Well, first it is to acknowledge that fear is not your enemy. You see, fear is only that tiny portion of you that has forgotten the greater truth–that you are a Perfect, Eternal Expression of Source. And that you cannot die, that you are really, really eternal beings. Your consciousness does not cease to exist when your body returns to the earth, not at all. Of course if you cannot accept that truth, then indeed it is a most uncomfortable situation for you. However if you would in a way say that the act of faith is to know that there really is an eternal consciousness that you are.
So fear in a way is that little part of you that does not know that great truth. And so we would say, when you can say that fear is a valid thing, but it is only a tiny portion of the greater part of you, then indeed you can have compassion for that fear and not try to get rid of it, but rather simply embrace it as a wee part of you that is not too comfortable.
You see, when you make this fear a great thing, then you become in fear of the fear–kind of what you would call double bind. So the more that you can acknowledge the fear itself, acknowledge and accept it, and accept it as a little portion of you that has gotten lost somehow in a story and is not in the knowing. It is that little portion of you, in a way that child part of you, who has forgotten the truth. And we have given forth many times the little recipe to deal with the fear. But the main thing, we would say, is to acknowledge what the fear is. And it is not your enemy. It is not to be got rid of, you cannot get rid of anything.
Q: And it would seem that if the fear involves other people, for example if you are afraid of what people will think, that that’s a good time to practice vulnerability and just acknowledge that.
P’taah: Well, indeed. And of course much of the fear about what other peoples think is simply a projection of your own fear of not being enough.
Q: Ah, yes.
P’taah: Because the truth is what other people think of you has nothing to do with you, none of your business really. Because everybody looks at everybody else through their own limited perceptions and fears and beliefs, etc.