Friday, June 4, 2010
Get Off The Bus
RUN SILENT, RUN FREE
In order to make excursions into
another dimension, it is necessary
to fully transition. One way to
understand this is to get the idea
that your current life in the
HomeWorld is like riding on a bus.
Suppose you are traveling northward
along a boulevard. You have traveled
this route for many years and you
know it well.
The bus is familiar. You are
comfortable here, with the usual
passengers, the usual driver, the
usual surroundings and passing landmarks.
Everything is well within the comfort
zone, even though there might be an
occasional bump in the road.
Now imagine that you get a "transfer"
from the bus operator. This is a piece
of paper that allows you to take another
bus crosstown. If you remain on the
bus until its final destination, it
will eventually come to the Terminal,
the End of the Line. Until now, you
have always remained on the bus from
Terminal to Terminal, back and forth,
endlessly, it seems.
If you were to disembark, leave this
bus, you would find yourself on the
street. Perhaps it will rain before
the crosstown bus comes. You won't be
aboard the comfortable bus, the bus
you've always been on. You will be
on the cold, wet street, alone and
helpless, not knowing if the connecting
bus will ever come.
How can you leave the comfort of this
bus? It has always served you well,
taken you from one end of the line to
the other, and you have grown accustomed
to the faces of your fellow passengers.
You know what each one will be likely
to do, how they think, how they behave,
how they respond.
The route you always take is very
familiar. You recognize every building
you pass, you know the cars parked
along the street, you see the same
people walking to and from work every
day. There are no surprises in store --
you know how it will all come out.
Even though you are thoroughly tired
of the same old routine, and you are
well aware that it all leads to a Dead
End at the Terminal, you cannot easily
bring yourself to leave the protective
comfort of your Always Bus,
You Always Take. It is a powerful
struggle to leave its protective cocoon
and go out the exit in the back onto
the cold, wet, windy street outside
the bus. Yet somehow, you manage.
The street is indeed cold, wet and
windy. There is no sign of the
crosstown bus. Cars and taxis drive
past indifferently, the people inside
unaware of your discomfort, your pain,
your agony and your growing despair
Then, finally, along comes the
crosstown bus and you board it
hesitantly. Who knows what it will
be like on this bus? The driver is
different, the passengers are
different, and the route is different.
If you hope to survive this journey,
you must also become different from
what you once were and grow into the
differentness that is this crosstown
If you were to graduate from medical
school, art school or indeed any other
professional academy or university,
you would not expect to walk directly
into a high-paying position. You would
expect to hang your shingle, open
your business doors, and go out there
and hustle up some business.
Nobody with any sense of reality
expects to go directly from school
to instant success. It will take work
and some amount of luck to succeed,
no matter which profession you might
In the same way, it is impossible to
predict the outcome of change, whether
small or large, lifestream or parallel
world. It really all depends on your
attitude, willingness to extend yourself
beyond the box and your ability to put
your skills to work.
Life Stream changes don't just happen.
They are made. If you remain as you
have always been, you will surely reap
what you have always gotten. Real
change does not come from outside,
but from within. The Advanced
Training Course is designed to bring
about change from within, which can
result in powerful Life Stream change.