Spirit’s Study Guide for Spirit Teaches a Simple Seeker – The Art of Timeless Wisdom – Book Two

Before we begin, please be aware that any and all study notes are subject to expansion as readers share their input, questions, and requests for deeper and/or more expanded explanations of the so-called lessons, which are really no more than sessions or meetings of two minds – that of teacher and student.

Book Two – Lesson One – Harmony and Balance Without Equality

Justice is a thought and mercy is an emotion.

Life experiences introduce to the qualities of thoughts and emotions, which energies are represented on the Kabbalah Tree of Life.

These and all other energies interact with each other within our own individual mind, represented on the Tree of Life by the central Pillar of Consciousness.

Thoughts are represented by the left hand Pillar of Form. Emotions are represented by the right hand Pillar of Force.

We need to become aware of the differences between lower and higher energies, and how they affect the way we think and feel.

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Book Two – Lesson Two – How Can I Know What is Possible?

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Past, present, and future continuously woven together.

They each exist within the others, and at all times and in all places.

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Book Two – Lesson Three – How to function Without Ego

Ego is the central mover and pusher of our thoughts, emotions, and actions.

We can’t think, feel, or do anything without our individual life force, ego.

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Book Two – Lesson Four – How to Honor the Deceased

“I was so young and so emotionally immature. It left me in a state of shock and disbelief that it could end this way.”

“It didn’t end.”

“My child died.”

“Only to physical life.”

“It wasn’t a nice way to go.”

“What would a nice way look like?”

“I don’t know.”

“You acted as if you were the victim.”

“I was.”

“What about your child?”

“He was, too.”

“So is everyone else, living or dead, until the wake up.”

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Book Two – Lesson Five – How to Resolve Conflicting Needs

“A garden’s collection of competing needs is as human society. How to resolve such a situation of competing needs?”

“I don’t know.”

“Self-control, co-operation, and mutual respect. And, if that doesn’t work then the law of the jungle might – survival of the fittest and those who adapt.”

“Is that what’s happening now?”

“Yes, and it is as it always was and will be.”

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Book Two – Lesson Six – I Ching and Tarot in Dynamic Relationship

“A two-sided view of the ideal society – I Ching provides personal and collective general rules of order, while Tarot encourages people to discover and believe in their personal values. Awareness is understanding the reality that the individual and collective are as two parts of an infinite oneness, within which they share a dynamic relationship.”

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Book Two – Lesson Seven – If the Solution is Trust

“We each and all have a motive for everything we choose to do, or choose not to do. “

“Then, what is the solution?”

“Trust.”

“I’m not very good at that.”

“Yes.”

“How to know whom to trust?”

“Acting consistently in line with your highest capacity to do so, inspires trust.”

“Trust in whom?”

“Trust in yourself.”

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Book Two – Lesson Eight – If They Have Eyes to See

“How can we know what our personal philosophy is?”

“We each know, whether we claim to or not, but some others may be more aware than we, ourselves, are, if they have eyes to see. You know what you know, and I know what I know.

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Book Two – Lesson Nine – Initiation and transformation

“Awareness and understanding are what it’s all about.”

“What’s all about awareness and understanding?”

“Living a life.”

“We each and all live a life.”

“Yes.”

“And yet, how to develop awareness and understanding?”

“Practice.”

“Practice what?”

“Living.”

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Book Two – Lesson 10 – In Praise of Potential\”

“Everything has potential.”

“What is potential?”

“Possible future consequences?”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 11 – Instinct and Intuition as Yin and Yang

“Sky is higher than is earth.”

“Does that reflect the positions of Yin and Yang?”

“Yes. Yang is higher power.”

“How can they be equal if one is higher than the other?”

“High and low are equal, more or less.”

“Instinct is more physical?”

“More physical than what?”

“More physical than intuition?”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 12 – I Still Need to Believe

“Perhaps everyone needs to believe.”

“What?”

“Something.”

“Or someone?”

“Does one exclude the other?”

“Yes, and no.”

“Please explain.”

“We can believe in someone who seems to express what we need to believe.”

“While we do?”

“Yes, and no.”

“How so?”

“We might, with time and life experience, change what we believe and yet still believe in the person who seems to express what we once believed.”

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Book Two – Lesson 13 – Kabbalah, Taoism, and Education Today

“Perhaps we’re indoctrinating ourselves into believing that materialism is the highest value.”

“How has it affected the quality of human life?”

“In what way?”

“”Yes.”

“We’re living longer and healthier than ever before.”

“Are you living happier and more satisfied lives than before.”

“Some people likely are.”

“Yes.”

“What does that mean?”

“It means that you seem to consider individual happiness and self-satisfaction as a higher value than the collective happiness of the community.”

“A few or the community?”

“Perhaps material satisfaction is as a beginning.”

“Yes.”

“And a few happy and self-satisfied people might inspire others to achieve happiness and self-satisfaction.”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 14 – Lab Rat or Guinea Pig

“Stress as our greatest teacher?”

“No.”

“Please explain.”

“Experience is our greatest teacher.”

“Where does stress fit in?”

“It helps us remember and possibly learn from experience.”

“Is there no other way?”

“No. There is no other way.”

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Book Two – Lesson 15 – Learning is a Form of Awareness

“Studying and reading – how do they differ?”

“Studying is reading with intent to learn something. If what we’re studying now is built on a firm foundation of earlier studies, then we can absorb our new learning into an expanding and deepening understanding of earlier studies. Formal education is, or should be, built on these same principles.”

“Principles?
“Yes. Expanding, integrating, and transcending. Learning is a form of awareness, and awareness is knowing that there is no end or beginning to awareness. Learning and awareness are not the same thing. Awareness is as a vision. Learning is a development of skills and information., whether or not you’re consciously aware of doing so.”

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Book TwoLesson 16 – Moods of Doubt

“What can exist beyond one’s mind?”

“What can be beyond our potential to know?”

“Yes.”

“ESP.”

“ESP?”

“Yes. ESP allows thoughts to be projected.”

“Not everyone believes that ESP is possible.”

“Whenever we claim that something isn’t possible, we close the door, not to the possible, but to our awareness of it.”

“How to practice ESP?”

“First believe that you could develop the ability, and then using it.”

“Is it like hearing?”

“Is hearing a skill?”

“ESP video calls?”

“Yes.”

“Our hearing and sight will evolve?”

“Yes. Our mind evolves.”

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Book Two – Lesson 17 – Mysticism vs Mist

“The Kabbalah Tree of Life represents human consciousness continuously transforming and transcending itself. The mist of false understanding is as a curtain that prevents one from clear vision. What has pleasure got to do with transcendence of consciousness?”

“It must be a very pleasurable experience.”

“Yes. It is.”

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Book Two – Lesson 18 – Nakedness as a Cover-Up

“What Tarot card would share my present state of mind?”

“Yes.”

“Seven – The Chariot, expresses my need to discover.”

“What?”

“What life is all about? and why?”

“Seventeen, The Star card, seems to attract your attention.”

“Yes, but she’s so naked.”

“Perhaps she wishes to express transparency.”

“If so, then she seems to be overdoing it, like a cover-up.”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 19 – Non-Local Consciousness

“What does non-local consciousness mean?”

“It means that consciousness is local, but not necessarily exclusively so.”

“Cosmic consciousness?”

“That’s the non-local part of it.”

“And my portion is ..?”

“You don’t have an exclusive portion. Local and non-local are as specific and general..”

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Book Two – Lesson 20 – Now Do I Underst6and Kabbalah?

“Each of the worlds on the Ladder of Light emerges from the world beneath it?”

“Yes. From the one Tree which represents a path to spiritual wisdom, higher and ever-higher levels of awareness develop.”

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Book Two – Lesson 21 – Once You Begin

“Self-imposed limits to our experience of admiration, respect, and awe?”

“Yes, as a form of resistance.”

“To what?

“To losing control.”

“A defensive mechanism?”

“Yes. How would defensive differ from surrender?”

“Surrender may only be in form, while resistance lives in essence.”

“And acceptance?”

“There’s nothing to surrender. Acceptance comes with the awareness that we’re each, to differing degrees, part of the same reality.”

“Yes.

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Lesson 22 – Only People

“Emotion and thought, justice and mercy – how to reconcile and integrate different human energies?”

“Why do you want to reconcile and integrate them?”

“To understand life.”

“What would understanding life look like?”

“Awareness.”

“Of what?”

“Of why people are, or seem to be, the way they are.”

“Only people?”

“I still can’t figure you out.”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 23 – Pain is not Suffering

Simple Seeker was recovering from another surgery.

“It hurts.”

“Yes.”

“Why do you say yes as if it was a blessing?”

“It is. Pain isn’t suffering.”

“Physical isn’t emotional?”

“Yes.”

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Book Two Lesson 24 – Preparing for Spirit

“How can I share your teaching when I have so little skill, and such little, if any, support.”

“Not a problem.”

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Book Two – Lesson 25 – Projection and Rejection

“If you have an idea, then you owe it to yourself to at least attempt to express it, if only to yourself.”

“But, isn’t just toying with an idea the same as expressing it?”

“Not as long as it’s too vague to take any recognizable shape. You were stepping into thoughts too deep for your comfort zone.”

“About rejection being a twisted form of projection?”

“I think it goes the other way, and not twisted.”

“Then, …”

“An unhealthy mental attitude. When we project our shadow, to use Jungian symbolism in referring to aspects of our personality that we would prefer to deny ownership to, we are pretending to project them onto someone else. We then think, or pretend to, that we are free of our rejected emotions or thoughts.”

“self-delusion?”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 26 – Relationship is All There Is

“Whatever or whomever we cling to is also clinging to us.”

“How?”

“Everything and everyone is energy in relation to everthing and everyone else.”

“Then, how to let go of a relationship?”

“We can’t.”

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Book Two – Lesson 27 – Sharing Connective Tissue

“We’re as connected as we each care to be.”

“As we each choose to be?”

“No.”

“Then how?”

“As we each care to be.”

“Love as connective tissue?”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 28 – Spirituality Requires Emotion and Thought

“Spirituality and thinking have never been separate.”

“As in the letter and the spirit of the law?”

“Yes.”

“Emotion and thought as contained within spirituality?”

“Yes, as yin and yang within Tao.”

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Book Two – Lesson 29 – Tension is Not Necessarily Stress

“When anything or anyone speaks to our inner knowing, we’re receiving a message, and we know it.”

“Who wants inner stress?”

“There’s a difference between tension and stress.”

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Book Two – Lesson 30 – The Archetypes as Symbols of Roles

“If I am that I am, then who or what am I?”

“You were never anything other than you are now.”

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Book Two – Lesson 31 – The Fingerprint of Personal Energy

“The degree to which our personal thoughts and emotions harmonize with each other determines the strength and quality of our individual frequency and vibration. Something to think about.”

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Book Two – Lesson 32 – The Middle Way is Not Half Way

“You were looking at the general picture and not at the details, and the message they might offer.”

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Book Two – Lesson 33 – The Power of Attraction

“Explain it, if you can.”

“That’s easy. Like attracts like.”

“In what way? And to what degree? And with what result or results? I might also ask ..”

“Where? When? and why?”

“Perhaps later.”

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THE END OF BOOK TWO


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