Prelude: Much of what is written are concepts learned as a student of a Fourth Way School. We are encouraged to verify everything we learn through our experiences in every day life. When we do, the Knowledge we acquire transforms into Understanding and Wisdom. For more information on The Academy of European Arts and Culture, go to www.acadmeyofeuropeanarts.com
For there to be conscious harmony in a relationship, those involved must be in some state of awakening.
Conscious harmony means that two individuals are sufficiently aware of themselves and their mechanics in order to make efforts to overcome them.
What does it mean to be in a state of awakening or to be awake? What is the meaning behind the reference to mechanics?
This is a school in which the students help each other grow their inner worlds. We make efforts to understand who we are and our inner workings in order to help us create more harmony with the external world.
When we are born, we are born with a body and a soul. These are equally active in the individual. But as time progresses, the soul starts to fade to the background until it goes to sleep around the age of 7. Your soul is the part of you that can be completely present… in the moment. Not preoccupied with the past or the future. When in this state, we can be in great harmony with ourselves and our surroundings.
The soul goes to sleep because it can’t exist in course or heavy energy. We find ourselves under negative or heavy energy because we are subject to certain laws… specifically there are 48 laws that govern man. We study these laws in order to understand ourselves and others. For example, there is inner considering and imagination.
Inner considering is our tendency to think of ourselves in relation to everything. For example, if someone is mad, we might think its in relation to something we did or said. If we make a mistake, we will dwell on it or beat ourselves up about it. When you learn about this law, you realize that a lot of what we are thinking is our imagination. It’s not real. Imagination is when we spin a story in our minds and then think it’s true.
One of the first things we ask you to do when you enter the school is to try to be present as much as possible and attempt to observe yourself. This sounds easy but you will quickly learn that it is not. Through self-observation you will start to understand how these universal laws work in your life and slowly you learn to overcome them. As you progress in the “Work”, you start to slowly ‘awaken’. If there is sufficient harmony within the body…. A very high and fine energy will prevail that allows the soul to awaken and become the deputy steward (captain) of the body.
When you start to observe yourself, you will realize that much of how you react to world, your opinions and your relationships are very predictable. This is what is meant when we refer to the body as a machine and we describe our inclinations as mechanics. We refer to ourselves this way in order to observe ourselves with some degree of detachment. The truth is that our body and all it’s parts is a very complex and extraordinary machine whose operating manual is available through hidden schools. Would you fly a very complex jet plane without first learning how? It’s not any different with us as human beings. We need to learn about ourselves so we have a chance of working correctly and completing ourselves.
Another law that we learn is called the Six Process. This describes six processes that everything must go through. Every relationship, corporation, nation, etc… must go through these six processes. If you are aware of them, it’s likely that you can overcome obstacles or what we refer to as intervals, more easily and have a better chance of success.
We study body types. We learn where we stand on the enneagram, what are our chief features, who is our maximum attraction and what their chief features are as well. This law helps us study ourselves, understand who we are, who are the people in our lives and anticipate how you and they will react to any number of circumstances. If you can observe this, if you can be sufficiently aware, then you will make efforts to act or respond differently in order to maintain harmony.
(Some examples of Chief Feature: Vanity, Control, Power, Non-Existence, Naïveté, Fear, Dominance, Willfulness and Tramp)
We study centers of gravity. This is the study of the four brains. Through this study we find out which of the four brains is dominant and who we are in our essence… we are able to see our gifts, our light side and our shadow side. We learn to be compassionate towards others who act according to their essence even when their natural way creates friction for us.
(The four brains are the Intellectual, Emotional, Instinctive and Moving)
There is so much more. The work is extensive and verifiable. The objective is to live more and more in harmony, in higher and finer energy that allows us to live as awaken Beings. When you are awake…. You are able to really love another person, have great compassion, show kindness to others, and have harmony in your relationships.
I leave you with a few Quotes On Love:
Doubt thou the stars are fire,
Doubt that the sun doth move,
Doubt truth to be a liar,
But never doubt I love.
For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. Plato
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~ by Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Hail to thee, O Love, sweet madness! Thou who heal all our infirmities.
Love exalts our earthly bodies to heaven, and makes the very hills to dance with joy!
A true lover is proved such by his pain of heart; no sickness is there like sickness of heart.
When you study the martial arts, achieving a black belt doesn’t mean that you have mastered the art. What is does is allow you to see the doorway towards the mastery of the art. This is when you are asked to teach … for in becoming the teacher, where you need to break down every move and explain it to the novice…this is when you really learn the art. It’s not very different from our school of esoteric thought and philosophy. It’s through living the teaching…. Experiencing it for oneself and then passing it on to others that we really grow in Being and Understanding.
When asked by the Academy to speak of Conscious Harmony in Relationships for a meetup group, I wrote the following journal. It’s addressed to individuals that are not familiar with the Work. Sometimes when we return to the basic principles of the Work, there can be knew realizations and a deeper Understanding.
Sending you my Love from New York….Melisa
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