The Power of Soulfulness
There is an amazing connection between soulfulness, Mandela Effect and reality shifts.
I’ve been re-reading a book by Jacob Needleman, I Am Not I. A key idea in this book is that Jacob Needleman has written a book about his older self, Jacob, meeting his younger self, Jerry. The idea here is that different levels of self can–and often do–interact. This book delves into the concept of soulfulness; it plays with the very concept of true self identity.
Awakening the Sleepwalkers
What Needleman recalls that Gurdjieff recommended most often to everyone was to:
“remember yourself always and everywhere.”
That’s a tall order, because following this directive really takes us out of our sense of self-definition by measurables. In the realm of measurables, we might think, for example, “I’ve been a teacher for this many years,” or “I’m a student at this level,” or “I earned this many dollars,” or “I’m married,” or “I’m divorced.”
These types of measurable statements might be considered to be accurate descriptors of yourself, but somehow they don’t get to the core of a sense of intense “I-ness.” There is an intense, transformative “I Am” quality. When you have this intense quality, you know it.
Jacob Needleman writes about the necessity of loving the universe in his book, I Am Not I.
For myself, I feel a necessity of feeling reverence, which is a combination for me of love and real respect–respect at a very real, divine quality. What Jacob Needleman and I share is that there has to be some level of divinity–of God. There has to be some recognition of grand ideas, big ideas, good ideas. This corresponds with my current fascination with the question, “How good can it get?”
What happens next is that when we go there when we keep remembering that soulfulness–when we allow ourselves to go there–I’ve observed over and over again that reality shifts occur. Our needs definitely will be met.
I notice myself in one state of measuring and observing–then I can drift my mind, and I notice that “I am”… with a grand sense of timelessness, infinite, soulfulness, meaning, purpose, value, and reverence.
From there, I’m not making small wishes of things I wish for my own comfort, but instead I’m getting to a place of recognizing that all my needs are being met. They have always been met. And when I give back by choosing to be of service to the highest, greatest place of goodness that I can possibly imagine, then indeed I do find out how good it can get.
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