Saturday, November 28, 2009

Balancing the Triangle, the energy of the Prayer, and Relationships


Timeless Wisdom for Contemporary Questions:

Questions and Answers about the Book “How To Read the Akashic Records”



Question:
I’m interested in your class on Balancing the Heart, Mind, and Will. Can you tell us more about it?

Linda:
I find this class particularly exciting for the time we are in. The Collective has spent the past 25 years clearing the pathway between the heart and the mind and really coming into right relationship with these two, and our relationship to the heart/mind connection.

As I understand it, we are moving into expanding this to include the will. So instead of it being two-dimensional, it is actually three-dimensional. We are working with the integration of the will so that we can establish our strength; our inner tripod. When it is set up, the Light that is certainly infinite within us can then be more greatly revealed. We can actually release more Light. More Light can come through us, the stronger that tripod.

All of this Light can come through me. That is absolutely true. There is an infinite, eternal reserve of Light within. But if you are not structurally stable, the Light cannot come through you as much as is possible. When we look at, “Where do I have power? Where can I make a difference in this process?” Where you can make a difference is in stabilizing, strengthening your own inner triangle, and the Light will take care of itself. It is not necessary, and can be very frustrating to put our attention on the Light, because that is not where our authority is.

Follow-up:
Do you think that this class will be helpful for integrating more fully what I think of as my inner feminine and my outer masculine?

Linda:
Absolutely. In that harmonizing process, it is a synthesizing that will occur naturally on its own, if it is supported sufficiently. When we look at the refinement of this already existing internal structure, when we work with that, when what we understand as the masculine and feminine aspects, when there is a structure through which they can find their own balance, they can find their own relationship; they can merge without one swallowing up the other. Where we can have tremendous impact on that synthesizing aspect is working on the container, working on the structure through which they find their own relationship. This is actually wonderful for that, I believe.

It is non-intrusive, non-invasive, it is non-manipulative, and it honors the integrity of these two different energies, and you and I both know that they are meant to be in harmony.

I think that what is really interesting about this is that in the harmonizing of these energies, what is the perfect balance within you is a little bit different than what is the perfect balance within me. We don’t want to enforce a false balance. We want to allow and to provide for these energies within the container that you are. We want these energies to find their perfect relationship within you. This perfect relationship within you will be a little bit different than the relationship within everybody else, and the expression will be different. We want to support this process, and I think it would be wonderful.

When we look at heart, mind, and will there are aspects that we recognize as definitely feminine or absolutely masculine. So you may find that just in the process some of the specific characteristics or some of the vibrational patterns that we identify as male and female, you can see how they emerge and are supported within this particular structure, which may ultimately be very beneficial for you in your own process.

When we work with supportive structures, this has been fascinating to me in my work, because when we look at supportive structures, they do provide for unique expression. At one level we know that we are all One and we share the same energy. On the other hand, we have to make room in a very real way for the unique expression of the Divine as it is revealed through the individual. I think that culturally we struggle with that. This is part of the age-old challenge for people through time. What does that mean? And how do we provide for that in a way that is supportive and non-restrictive? We want encouragement, but we do not want intrusion. Those are such delicate and subtle issues, and they are a little bit different within everybody, and I think that is one of the things that is exciting about the work is that we get to see how it emerges and reveals through different individuals.

Question:
Did you use a specific prayer from the very beginning when you worked with the Akashic Records?

Linda:
I was initiated into a sacred prayer in 1994. Prior to that, I know that at different times I would encounter the Akashic Field. The problem was that I had no authority over it. I knew that whatever this was that it was profound, and dimensionally, I could detect a shift. But I had no authority over it. I would just hope that I would get there. I worked with the prayer I received in 1994 for six or seven years, and it worked, and it was great. Though it did not anchor into the Heart of the Records, it was wonderful, it was very helpful, and I grew through using it.

It is interesting because I started teaching in that other system in 1996. After my first teaching weekend, in my own Records I was guided to use this other few lines, and it is actually the first part of the Pathway Prayer. It starts, “And so we do acknowledge the forces of Light…” and I had been using that first stanza for about six years. I would say that before I opened the Records using the other system. When the time came for me to leave that other system and to go off onto my own, I was given the guidance that this particular stanza would be the beginning of the new prayer that would take people into the Heart of the Records. And, indeed, that has been the case.

Follow-up:
Well, I can’t help but be curious because I have been adding a few words into the prayer, not when I was working with the CDs, because I did exactly as you were doing there, but when I’ve been working with the prayer on my own, I always include the feminine, so I’ve added just a few words. And from what you said before, it sounded like the way you saw that, it was changing the vibration of accessing the Records, and it was not accomplishing the same thing.

Linda:
Here’s how I understand it. If you change the words, you change the vibration. Any work that you do to prepare yourself before you open the Records that is your personal work. See, when I used this paragraph, this was my personal preparation. In my teaching, I think it is important for people to prepare themselves in whatever way works, but to use the prayer the way it is written. When I worked with that other prayer, I didn’t change a word, I didn’t change a comma. I worked with it as is, because I wanted the best that the lineage had to offer. Now, what I did to prepare myself prior to opening the Records, and what I did to ground myself after closing the Records, very personal and independently determined activities based upon my own personal ideas, beliefs, and understandings. The actual using of the prayer, I really believe in honoring the lineage the way it is.

That’s what the distinction is. I am not na├»ve--I know that people sometimes change the words. Everybody is finding their own way, and whatever people do is fine. But I know that it is important to honor the root. Because the root is the place from which growth occurs. It is an interesting thing. I always say, if you have another way, by all means you should do it.

I know the vibration of this prayer, I know a lot of the possibilities – I certainly don’t know everything. It is an infinite process and an infinite journey. I keep thinking, Oh, my God! This is as good as it gets, and then I find out that it gets even better. I know that I cannot really – like when someone comes and says, “Listen, I like your work, but I have rewritten the prayer, and I’d like you to help me.” I can’t help you with that because I don’t know that. I have no authority or understanding over something I do not know. It is that simple. And I think it really does raise the question that the understandings and the knowledge and wisdom that has been revealed to me through my work with this particular vibrational bridge – it is a vibrational bridge of Light – those understandings may not apply at all to your prayer. It is a fascinating issue.

Question:
I have been doing the 30-day grace period that you suggested. I just picked up the CD, and I have been offering readings. Actually, it is going amazingly well. I just tell people that something is free, and wow! I’m doing a lot of readings. I love this. This feels like it was the puzzle piece that was missing for me. It is just wonderful. I feel a shift, a change, I don’t know what else to say about that. I am really excited about doing this work, and it is just wonderful.

Linda:
I am so happy to hear about this, and I am so happy that you are getting a chance to use this, even if it is free! You see how much that in that grace period doing readings for free gives you a lot of room.

Follow-up:
And I don’t feel – I think the first time I did it via telephone, I got a little nervous, but it quickly went away. I’m beginning to feel like when I’m going into my own Records – I said the other day in class that I seem to have an easier time going into the Records for others rather than going in for myself. I am starting to really notice when I shift – that feeling of shift – it’s not that it’s not me, it’s me, but it feels so different. And once I close the Records, I feel almost as if I go into Reverse or Neutral. It feels like this body sound goes “click” back down.

Linda:
You know what is so great to hear how it’s only been a few weeks, and as you are using it, you are already developing your awareness of your relationship to the energy, its usefulness for you. This is fascinating that you are so alert to it. My understanding is that it is very supportive for you, and I am so excited for you. It is this great thing, we don’t know exactly where you are going to go, but you are going somewhere good!

Follow-up:
My partner has been the only one in my immediate group of friends who has not received a reading. I’m a little nervous about reading for her. In other modalities like Tarot, other than Astrology or Numerology, I don’t read for her, because I just feel too close.

Linda:
This is very wise of you. Great wisdom. It shows a lot of maturity in the process. This is why we say, unless someone steps forward and asks to have a reading, we just leave them alone. Sometimes the people we are really intimate with, they know us, we know them, and it is sometimes too much. It can often violate the boundaries that you have, but that does not mean – if there is something happening in her life that really has nothing to do with the relationship, and she asks for your help, you can certainly explore a work situation, as long as it is not about the relationship. If you are addressing relationship issues, this could set up a really unhealthy energy dynamic. It can get a little squirrely with power struggles. You already get it. You have such a natural caution. I am just fascinated about how you are being led. You go girl!

Follow-up:
Thank you. Because she has asked, she has kind of given me that look, Hey, what about me? She is probably going to ask about work, or she is finishing her masters in archeology, and that is probably what she would ask about. I’ll just tell her I can do a reading as long as she doesn’t ask anything about us.

Linda:
Right. And that will be easier. Our spirituality needs to support our relationship. It cannot be a weapon in the relationship. You understand the depth. You understand the intimacy, you understand the sacred nature with which we need to regard one another, and of course you would have apprehension. Whereas, she is not doing it. She does not know. This is different from Astrology. It is different from Numerology. It is like light years different. This is good.