译者：林丽梅 审核： Tanya Chou
HoM 103: Locating Your POWER
2 0 September 2007
Hi, everyone, this is Jack.
We’re starting today with a new placement of self, which is called: the location of self. Now, this location is the location of discovering yourse lf in terms of the realization of yourself within this construct, this consciousness existence, within which we experience ourselves at the moment.
So, what do we know so far? We know [that] we are currently in a construct, we’re in a system, we’re in co nsciousness – and, for quite a lengthy period of time, we have adapted to what we have come to know and understand as ourselves and the world we experience ourselves within. But, what we have realized so far, is that this is not all there is. In other words, this is not who we are; this is who we have become through our acceptances within ourselves, which manifested and reflected as our world in which we experience ourselves at the moment.
So, looking at the world, I said: we are in this construct, we are in the system, because we’ve become that very system, and we’ve become that very construct as a pre - definition of who we are. Now, we are currently in and as this construct, this system, referred to as ‘consciousness’. Now we’ve got to find our location, it’s not a location ‘point’; it’s our location. What do I mean by that – locating yourself, or locating your power?
Now, we have for some time, allowed ourselves to be influenced, to be directed by that which exists in our world, which is your parents, friends, family members, society, teachers, etc. – the list goes on – and for each and every part of that which exists in our world, we’ve taken that part and defined ourselves accordingly to that, which exists in friends, family, society, teachers, parents – and now, we’re getting to that stage where we start realizing at this very moment where and what you have allowed to influence you in your world. You know, that which you’ve formed ‘relationships’ with - relationships with outer source of influences, that make up your world; that make up you within ‘who you are’ in this system and in this construct. Also, you being of a construct.
Now, locating yourself, and locating your power, is to, with self- honesty and self- forgiveness in every single moment, of e very single breath, realize and see: where am I still of this construct and of the system? Where am I still allowing myself to be influenced by manifestations that are separate from me? Anything of this world: organizations, human beings, animals – anything. Where have I formed ‘relationships’, separate from me, that are making, and that are forming, a ‘part of me’, as per my definition of who I am, where I am not standing ‘alone’, where I am in this construct, but not of this construct?
See, that’s where you’re getting to the ‘location’ of yourself: when you are in this construct, but not of it.
Thus – the simplest application is to locate yourself and your power in every moment. Why? Because, when you have located yourself, you are able to take your po wer – which is you – and start directing your world accordingly. Then you become the directive principle of your world, the directive power – instead of outer influences, separate from you, directing you – because of people in your world, which you’ve used to define yourself accordingly. You’ll only give someone or something separate from you that ‘responsibility’, of influencing you or having power over you, if you’ve defined yourself according to them.
Therefore, it is necessary and it is important to in every moment be honest with you, apply self - forgiveness, to make sure that in every moment you stand within oneness and equality with yourself – and that that which you have become one with and equal to in your world is one with and equal to yourself as w ho you are – not of the ‘equality and oneness’ and being ‘one with and equal to’ a construct and a system separate from you – within yourself, and within your world.
So – in each moment, it is to make sure that that moment you experience is one and equal to your expression as who you are, as you locate yourself in this construct.
The only way to do it is at one point, which is the moment, which is with every breath – because this construct - this system we experience ourselves within – is ‘complex’. The re are many varieties, variable, differentiations of extensive amounts of ‘systematic’ manifestations of consciousness – whereas, who we are, is the simplicity of the moment, as the breath, which is only in that moment. That’s why it’s called just ‘the mom ent’, with every breath. It’s one – one – simple – always keep it simple. If you’re going the complex route, or you experience confusion, frustration, etc. – know that you are of this system, within yourself, and that you are not at your location point.
Your location: your location of yourself is the silence that is you within the moment where nothing moves you, but you move yourself.
So, for instance, you’re with friends, you meet them for coffee or something at a restaurant. You are walking in and you notice they’re talking, they are gossiping, about this other person – you know, commenting, talking ‘bad’ shit, bringing them down completely – and that person
is not there to actually there to voice themselves. Then, are you going to stand as that person they are talking about, as you, as one with you, and stand up and go – look at this situation and say: “I am not one with and equal to this situation. This is not me.”
You have three choices. One: you’re able to stand there and go: “I see these people, they’re not me; they’re not one with me and equal to me from the perspective of their current location point” – and you look at where you are within your process, and you will either participate in their conversation, remain there – or you will stand up and leave, and make that choice right here, right now: I am not affiliating myself with you people anymore. Or you’re able to sit there, and stand up and speak to these beings that are gossiping and commenting on a person that is not there, and say to them: “Look, because you are making that comment there, you are actually finding that within yourself, but you are blaming it and reverting it and reflecting it out to another person.” So, you point out to each person gossiping about another one.
From that, tha t is also an expression of risking everything, because what are you risking there? These people will never speak to you again, but that is also alright. That’s like an example of where human beings usually have accepted themselves one with and equal to thi s system, or this construct, by the friends they keep – and allow themselves to remain within and of the system construct. But if you stand up in that moment for yourself, in terms of who you are as equal and one with yourself, you’ll direct the situation, or you will direct it from the perspective of never participating with those people again.
Thank you very much.
This is Jack.