Hi, everyone. This is Jim McCarty welcoming you to the L/L Research podcast, In the Now, Episode #44. L/L Research is a nonprofit organization dedicated to freely sharing spiritually oriented information and fostering community. Towards this end, we have two websites: the archive website, LLResearch.org and the community website, Bring4th.org.

During each episode those of us at L/L Research form a panel to discuss questions from spiritual seekers. Our panel consists of Gary Bean, Director of L/L Research, and Austin Bridges, Assistant Director of L/L Research, along with myself, husband to the late Carla L. Rueckert, scribe for the Ra contact and President of L/L Research. Each of us is a devoted seeker and student of the Law of One.

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Again, I’m Jim McCarty and we’re embarking on a new episode of L/L Research’s weekly podcast, In the Now. Austin and Gary, are you there and ready to go?

Ready to go and grateful to be on the show.

Absolutely, let’s do it.

Okay. Our first question comes from Jeremy via Bring4th. Jeremy asks:

“Confederation sources have suggested several practices that can help us with our spiritual progress. I’m thinking in particular of such suggested activities as meditation, the practice of mentally exacerbating, and then contrasting emotions within, and the exercises that involve seeing the Creator. There’s also visualization exercises, and I’m sure several others.

Have you (Jim, Austin, Gary) found any practices, exercises, or strategies that you use in your personal life to balance and examine the self? I’m thinking of anything that you can share, whether it augments Confederation suggestions or strikes out on a totally different approach to knowing and accepting the self. Thanks.“

Gary, what have you to say to us or to Jeremy?

I felt at first as I was listening to your Ra contact audio book for a moment. I’m up to Session 85-ish I think. For listeners who don’t know, Jim read the entire Ra contact book and recorded himself and the recording is absolutely amazing and is going to be such a gift. But what I’m listening to while I cut grass and when I commute every day is Jim’s voice in raw form without edits. Sorry, but this anecdote is a lot longer than I had anticipated, but there are times where Jim, while reading it, will stumble and say, “Time to take a drink.”


I think we could call the book, The Ra Contact: Time to Take a Drink.

So, regarding Jeremy’s question, other than those techniques he mentioned, I don’t have a technique per se, save for the highlight of persistence and repetition itself. An effort sustained over the course of many years—even if there are deviations or momentary forgettings—yields results. Like boring down into the Earth into one spot, the seeker eventually gets deeper and penetrates more and yields greater discovery. Ra likened the will to an awareness of the inner light, which is like a strong, guiding undercurrent. Where there may be swirls of confusion on the surface, there is a slow-moving, forward driving current underneath and within ourselves. The more that you can tap into that, the more it intensifies, and the more that the surface aligns with that deep undercurrent. The more your whole being is magnetized and oriented to focus on the heart of your search for the Creator and for the self, those things which are distractions become more and more dim to the eye. I think Austin and I have been watching Jim undergo that sort of process.

Otherwise, in terms of techniques/practice, I would recommend simply spending time being inspired by whatever inspires you. There are different sources of inspiration for me. Whether it’s nature or reading, I can get into somewhat exalted states just thinking about the Creator. So, consciously spending time thinking and reflecting about the true nature of things is a technique or practice I recommend. Silence, obviously, is the best teacher, but thoughts themselves can mine out that gold from within if those thoughts are directed and focused on the essentials and on the heart of the search.

And, of course, simply find time to rest the mind in simple being-ness, and in abiding in the moment as it is. And, um, I feel like I’m stumbling a bit. I’m out of my groove.

Time for a drink. [Laughs]

Time for a drink.

And maybe not water, either. I would recommend to you, Jeremy, to put as much attention as is possible in that place. Ask yourself where your attention is throughout the day. What is it that you’re focusing on? Chances are that you come around to the Creator every now and then, but like most of us spiritual seekers, your attention may get caught up in a million other things. And that’s okay.

But for those of us who wish to accelerate the journey, I think we do so by bringing our attention again and again back to the Creator, similar to the way we bring our attention again and again back to the present during our meditations. I’d like to give a nod of the hat to Jeremy in that regard. He came to visit us in April and stayed at my place. I was really impressed that he woke up very early every morning to meditate and to read inspiring material. I still cannot seem to get myself to do that, so I was thoroughly impressed by that.

Finally, if you’re looking for techniques, I know Paramahansa Yogananda’s Self-Realization Fellowship is just a big instructional book on techniques. If you sign up with them, they will mail you technique after technique that you are expected to practice in a sort of a structured scheduled sort of way.

Sorry for the longness, back to you, Jim.

Okay. Well, good job, Gary. Austin, what do you think?

Well, I think I do have some techniques to share with Jeremy. The first one is a little bit weird. It was shared with me by a friend who was going to school to be a psychologist. She suggested recording yourself talking about certain issues that you experience throughout the day or the catalysts that you’re struggling with. Then, go back and watch that recording of yourself. Simply watching yourself is a very uncanny experience because if you really tap into your emotional side and really let yourself express the deepness of what you’re feeling, you can sometimes be unrecognizable to yourself even as you watch yourself saying things that you don’t remember saying even though you said them just five minutes ago.

I’ve only done this a few times so far because it can be a very powerful experience. And you can even take it a step further by doing things like using a tape recorder to ask yourself questions. You can record a series of questions that you can play while you record a video of yourself answering each question. Basically, use a camera to record yourself and press ‘play’ to listen to the questions you prerecorded making sure to pause after each question so you can answer it. Doing this can make it so that you are literally, in a sense, able to have a conversation with yourself very similarly to how a therapist might have a conversation with you.

There are lots of different ways you can augment that, but that is one technique that I have found to be very effective at working with catalyst, working through issues, finding balance, and probably most importantly accepting the self and integrating the self and identifying aspects of ourselves that are not yet fully integrated. Being able to watch yourself is sort of like being able to look in a mirror at yourself, but sort of displaced by time so you can see yourself in action accessing the emotion and watching that unintegrated part of yourself out in the world. That then makes it easier to experience that part and bring it back into yourself. But if anybody ever finds you doing this or walks in on you doing this, you will probably look like a crazy person. Nonetheless, it is very effective. So, that’s one technique I could suggest, which is probably the biggest one.

Another thing that I would like to mention is a habit that I’m trying to solidify with a little bit of success over this past year, which is the habit of just literal physical exercise. I think that there’s a lot of bodily unease and edginess that many people feel that is just the result of pent-up physical energy rather than an imbalance of catalyst or imbalanced catalyst. To me, exercise helps to clear my head so that the actual catalyst is more apparent rather than buried underneath this general sense of body unease. I also think there is a vital energy that flows better when it is expended through exercise. It’s sort of like clearing out the pipes, which I think also helps us to balance in and of itself because it helps us to heal ourselves both mentally and physically when that energy is flowing.

So exercise is one. I have just one more technique to offer that is the most simple technique that I could suggest, which is just simply journaling. This helps because one of the whole points of spiritual seeking and self-exploration is to make the unconscious available to the conscious. So, just simple journaling is a surprising method that accomplishes this. Just think about how much goes on throughout your day that simply falls away from your awareness once you go to sleep. How many times have you woken up the next day wanting to really remember what happened to you the day before?

We might go through a myriad of struggles or exciting situations throughout the day that we simply forget by the end of the day. Those things don’t necessarily leave us, but they do sit in our unconscious minds as experiences that affect us without us being aware of how they’re affecting us. We might not even be aware that they’re affecting us. Journaling helps to keep these experiences within our awareness and provides a way to process those things and become aware of what our experiences are doing to us more consciously.

This can work in just general journaling about your day. Go through, write about how you felt throughout the day, what happened, and how it made you feel. You can also choose to focus on certain things. Like, say you want to fix your diet and eat more healthy. Simply journaling your food intake, keeping a log of what you eat can sometimes cause you to just shift your diet naturally because you become more aware of what you’re eating and less unconscious of your eating habits. A lot of people just eat unconsciously and kind of munch and don’t really think about what they eat.. And also things like exercise or creative endeavors or hygiene, just anything that you want to put more focus on in your life to bring more balance to that area and bring more consciousness to that area, journaling is a great way to do that. It’s an easy way and changes happen naturally after you start journaling.

So, there’s like tons of techniques I think that could be talked about, but I’ll stop there and pass it over to Jim to see if he has anything to add.

Good job, Austin. Those are all really usable. I like those ideas.

Well, what I have to offer is something I’ve been trying to do especially for the last year and that is to remain conscious throughout the day of the seeking process. Of course, the most obvious way of doing that is to meditate as often as possible, even if it’s only for a minute or two minutes. Try to take that little bit of time every hour or two just to remind yourself of why you’re really here and what you really want to do. Look for the Creator and that will help to keep the meditative process going for you throughout the day. Hopefully you have a longer meditation period at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day, but these shorter ones really do help to remind you of what you’re trying to do, which is to seek the Creator within.

One other thing is something that I found last year, about a year ago. I was outside working when I noticed that there was a lot of mumbo-jumbo going through my head—just thoughts and notes, rhythms and things that made no sense at all. It just bugged me all of a sudden that all that stuff was happening in my head. So I wanted to find some way of quieting that voice and replacing it perhaps with something that was more helpful. All of a sudden the idea of the Hallelujah Chorus came to me. I think it might have been Carla. I’m not sure, but she was classically trained as a musician so I give her credit for it anyway.

So, throughout the day if I’m doing something that doesn’t take any real thought, especially riding in a car or outside working at a repetitive type of a job, I’ll just sing “Alleluia” continuously. It not only focuses my mind, it also gets rid of the junk in my mind, as well as inspires me. Twenty minutes after I started doing this for the first time, I discovered that I had tears going down my cheeks. I thought, “Hmm, I’m getting to something here that has some feeling behind it, something that’s important.” So, I incorporated it as part of my morning meditation to get started. I noticed in a practical sense that it seems to activate the chakras, either the throat chakra, the indigo chakra or the violet-ray chakra, the crown chakra. So, it’s a good way of maybe getting your brain charged up and ready to go.

Another thing that I’ve discovered while working outside was that I’d carry on what I’d call ‘fantasy conversations’. I’m sure that most people engage in this from time to time. If you’re having a problem with somebody, sometimes we fantasize about what we’re going to say to that person next time we see them. And usually we construct it in such a way that we beat the person in the argument, of course, you know. In our minds we do anything we want to. But if you go to Session #16.54-60, you’ll see Don asking Ra about the imagination and these types of fantasy conversations. Apparently, the Orion group likes to use negatively-oriented thoughts that we create ourselves in these fantasy conversations to depolarize us.

So, I’ve reminded myself time and again that when I begin any type of fantasy conversation, to not go into negative territory when fantasizing about what I’m going to say to somebody. If I want to talk to them, I want to say something positive that’s loving and uplifting. Wanderers especially are special targets of the Orion group. We have the ability hopefully to make a difference in the world by bringing love and light to the world. If we instead try to bring something that is confrontive or doesn’t have light to it at all, then that can be accentuated to slowly bleed away the positivity.

So, I would suggest that we keep an eye or an ear on our inner conversations, and try to send love and light when we can to anyone when we have a problem. Any final thoughts, Gary or Austin, on this question?

I am taking your inner conversation idea and integrating it with one of mine. A way that I’ve used this before is to notice if there is a particular person that is always on your mind or a situation that is always playing out in your mind. What you can do is to videotape yourself holding both sides of those conversations out loud and sitting in a different chair for each one. Move back and forth and talk to yourself. The act of actually speaking the words and putting on the mask of the other person and letting them hear what you’re saying to them is a good way of understanding their point of view and realizing that you are one with that person.

That’s a good way to bring love to the situation because you start realizing how your thoughts and words can have an impact. It helps shift the perspective of what you’re doing and helps you process that conversation, so it doesn’t come back in your mind. So, actually expressing it and getting it out there and living through it and processing it is a good way to do that.

That’s really a solid, practical idea. Austin. Thanks a lot. How about you, Gary, any final thoughts?

Yeah, both of your answers were brilliant. I hadn’t considered naming exercises like Austin did. I find in my own life as well that it is a foundational balancing practice. I’m really drawn to the experience or sense of strength. When I feel strong in my body—I don’t mean like meatheads strength where I can bench my own body weight, but just a minimum level of strength with active lively muscles and flexibility—I feel that corollary in my mind as well. I feel sturdier, stronger, and more able and capable of tackling the stresses of catalyst that greet each of us each day.

Jim talked about bringing his awareness to everything that’s happening in the day. That’s a state I have long yearned for, but have had minimal success because in the way my own mind works and the way my daily life works, it just seems so much that is juggled, so much that goes through, it’s been a near impossible discipline. Nevertheless, I still strive for this state and I think it’s excellent that Jim’s able to be more and more present and aware. There are few things as alchemically transformative as awareness itself for what is arising and falling away in the moment.

And finally, Jeremy, it was Austin that said that you needed to shower more, not me—for the record. I just want to get that out there. That’s it for me.

Okay. One last thing for me. On the mantra part, I’m not suggesting that everybody has to use the Alleluia mantra. You can make up your own, you know. All is One or I seek the One Infinite Creator within or love is all, so forth. Be creative and find something that really has meaning for you and will hopefully work for you.

Okay, our second question comes from Nicholas via Bring4th who has two questions on the topic of knowing our body. His first question is:

“How do you interpret this quote from session #3.16?

‘The various functions of the body need understanding and control with detachment?’

When I first came about considering this, I wondered if Ra was talking at the correspondences between our energy centers and glands. The indigo center relating to the pineal gland being one of the most studied in the New Age groupings, or at least it seems that way. Then I progressed to thinking about subtle pains within our body that point to a certain energy center therefore hinting at an unobserved distortion or thought pattern. What do you guys think?“

So, Austin, what do think about the various functions of the body that need understanding and control with detachment?

Well, I don’t think that Nicholas’ examples are wrong necessarily, but I do think that Ra’s statement was more basic and broader than what Nicholas is talking about, at least initially when we’re learning about the body.

I think that when discussing these functions of the body, we can start looking at more basic functions like hunger or sexual urges and that sort of thing. And taking those two examples, I think Ra is saying that we must have a grasp on these sorts of functions so that they don’t have control over us.

Take the idea of binge eating or eating food for pure comfort or how some people can become possessed by their hunger and become angry when they’re hungry. Some people call it “hangry.” I’m not innocent of this type of thing. But at the point of “hanger”, a bodily function is affecting our ability to act consciously and deliberately. We no longer determine what is proper and healthy within that bodily function. It is hunger that is actually determining that for us because it has control over us. We are no longer acting as conscious beings when that happens.

Sexual urges are similar. I’ve heard Ken Wilbur talk about this and he’s got a quote that I like which asks, “Are you having sex, or is sex having you?” It’s not that sexuality itself is a harmful factor in our lives (though a period celibacy might help some with understanding these urges or maybe even a lifetime). If that’s a path somebody takes, then maybe they’re devoting their lifetime to understanding these sorts of urges. But in order for our sexuality to serve us, rather than us serving it, we have to be able to access it in a conscious and deliberate manner.

This is what I think Ra means when they say these body functions need understanding and control with detachment. It’s not that these bodily functions need to be conquered. It’s about being able to consciously and deliberately approach these functions and allow for them to be integrated into our greater beings, rather than for them to take over once they rear their heads.

I also think it goes beyond those basic functions, which is where Nicholas’s examples might be more relevant. Beyond these basic functions, our bodies operate almost entirely unconsciously. Many of these unconscious functions can at least be observed with practice. The most common example is observing the breath. We’re breathing all day long. A great way to practice mindfulness is to center your awareness on your breath, which helps to make that unconscious function become a conscious thing. Like Nicholas said, some glands may be related to various energy centers. Our awareness of these things and how they feel when we’re experiencing certain catalysts can probably be well understood and maybe even controlled in some situations.

I think an example of this sort of deep control and awareness of deeper body function comes from Buddhist monks. Many Buddhist monks can deliberately slow their heart rate and do things like that. A lot of recent studies into Buddhist meditation shows that Buddhist monks have a much higher pain tolerance than others. Pain tolerance might also be one of the body functions that Ra is talking about. But what I find most impressive is their ability to regulate their body temperature. I’ve seen examples of them being able to do this.

One verified instance of this was when they put multiple Buddhist monks in a room that was maybe around 40 or 50 degrees (Fahrenheit). They then put a wet blanket around them. This is normally an equation for hypothermia, but the Buddhist monks were able to regulate their body temperature to such an extent that they dried out the blankets through their body temperature alone. Then they were sitting in a cold room with a dry blanket around their body.

Another instance that I know of but I don’t think is verified is a really cool story about a certain sect of Buddhist monks with an initiation ritual that involves sitting without clothing in a snowy area. They are then asked to melt the snow around their body with their body temperature alone.

Those might be some really, really deep examples of control and awareness of these body functions that Ra is talking about. But that’s about all I can think of for that answer. I’ll pass it back to you, Jim.

Okay, that’s really good. What do you think, Gary?

I have something to say about the Buddhist monks as well. I remember watching something about a group that was probably from Tibet. Each year, this group, probably in a monastic setting, go outside of their building and spend a period of time—an evening, a night, a day, two days—on the mountaintop with the wet blanket scenario with snow falling on them and they dry out the blankets by regulating their body temperature. I could swear I’ve seen that on film.

But anyways, moving along. Austin’s reply covered the bases better than I could have. My response will be kind of complimentary. So far as detachment, I think Austin said it well, by adding the element of awareness into it. I think that really unlocks what Ra means. And so far as I can understand regarding control with detachment, Ra is saying don’t make an identity of it. Instead of saying “I am hungry” or “I am uncomfortable” or “I am in pain”, perhaps it’ll be better to say that “The body experiences hunger” or “The body experiences discomfort” or “The body signals the sensation of pain.”

If you’re making it personal and making an identity of it then you are losing the witnessing awareness. Like Austin says, you may be possessed by it. Is sex having you or are you having sex? When you are possessed, you are seeing through the lens of a separate identity, and you’re probably then trying to avoid what you’re feeling, or change what you’re feeling, or, if in the event of a positive feeling, cling to that feeling and hold on to it somehow. But if you’re detached with awareness, you are seeing the bodily experience or condition as one quality among others, and you are looking to that sensation or feeling or condition for the lessons and information it contains. In this state, you are allowing it to serve its purpose.

The “control” part is a bit trickier because Ra generally associates the action of control with the negative polarity. I wish they would have used the verb to direct, as in, “The various functions of the body need understanding and direction with detachment.” That would be a change in nuance, which I think would be more accurate. But I can only guess because I’m not in Ra’s sixth density social memory complex unified brain. Perhaps what Ra means by control of the body in this context can be linked to what they describe in Book IV when they’re talking to Don about archetypes and they talk about the uses of the body having a balance between love and wisdom. There surely is a bridge between those concepts, what that is is beyond the scope of my reply right now.

Regarding the connection between energy centers and glands, that’s a really interesting take. There certainly are those connections, but whether Ra is alluding to such here is completely unknown to me.

Also, I want to say a personal thank you to Nicholas who’s been a regular on the forums for a lot of years and is a supporter of L/L Research. We really appreciate his presence and questions. And back to you, Jim.

Okay. Thanks, Nicholas, we appreciate it a lot. As Austin was saying, all of these functions of the body, the breathing, the sexual sharing, even seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, elimination, physical work, everything that we might do, we do out of a choice we make mentally. I think mentally is where we first see the distortions or the lessons we programmed previous to the incarnation coming to pass in the way we live our lives day by day. I think that what Ra is saying about the body functions need to be understood and controlled with detachment, goes with anything that we do.

The balancing exercises that Ra suggested were to help bring us back to the point of what Carla called the zero point of unconditional love where whatever we are experiencing is resulting in love as far as we’re concerned. So, if we notice that we’re attached to certain bodily functions—perhaps we’re attached to some way of hearing things in a certain way or seeing or eating or sleeping in a certain way, or perhaps we’re using functions of the body to give ourselves pleasure or to cause ourselves distress or confusion, or perhaps our sleeping has become odd and it’s not serving us to rest us and so forth—then we can use these distortions to help balance our overall being. We can use these illustrations of the functions of the body to be indicators of where we need to focus our attention and our balancing.

So, that’s what I have to offer. Does anybody have any final thoughts on that question?

Not on my end.

Not from me.

Okay. We’re at the end of our regular thirty minutes. Do you want to tackle his second portion and finish it up or wait until next time?

Yeah, I think my answer is pretty short for that one. How about you, Gary?

Yeah, mine’s on the shorter end, too.

Okay, then we’ll go on. The second question is:

“The second part involves my belief that I came across an understanding relating to our ‘elemental body without form’ that Ra references in session #47.8

Then Nicholas goes on to share a story here about a physical ailment he had and how he intuited a remedy involving blessing water and splashing it over his head, which solved his ailment. We shortened the story for the sake of the show. Then he said:

“Anyway, after this intuited remedy, I sought to try and understand this experience via Ra. Here is a relevant part of session #47.8 that got me thinking:

‘The red-ray body is your chemical body. However, it is not the body which you have as clothing in the physical. It is the unconstructed material of the body, the elemental body without form. This basic unformed material body is important to understand for there are healings which may be carried out by the simple understanding of the elements present in the physical vehicle.’

Now, this to me seems like it is somewhat of a challenging question. Austin, what do you think of it?

There is a little bit more of Nicholas’ question. I’ll read it really quick.

Oh, wait, it’s on the back, isn’t it?

Yeah, it is.

Yeah, here it is. [Laughs] I could just turn the page over, couldn’t I? [Laughs]

“Now, the context in Don’s question was metaphysical and so I assume Ra’s answer was, too. H2O is water’s chemical identity and the predominant element within our formed body. So, my question here is this:

Have I grasped the ‘importance’ or am I not paying enough attention to the ‘However, it is not the body which you have as clothing in the physical’? Further, do you suspect that Ra is referring to the blessing of water, whether it be ingested or as I did in a cavalier/intuited type of self-baptizing way, when we use the term ‘healings’?

Beyond these queries, would you care to add anything more than what I have specifically asked?“

Now it’s not such a challenging question.

My answer is short because I really don’t have a lot of ideas for an answer for Nicholas. But, so far as I can tell, I think he is on the right path of thinking. The way that I’ve always interpreted Ra saying that the red-ray body is not the body which we have as clothing in the physical is that the body we inhabit is not simply made up of chemical elements. It is made up of greater, more intricate forms of consciousness and electromagnetic fields, and things like that. But, these chemical elements appear to be in the form of our body as we have them right now. But as Ra said, they’re actually formless without taking on these more complex bodies that give it more meaningful form.

Essentially you might say that this body is the same as if we separated out all the chemical elements in our body and put them in separate piles. It’s just that thanks to these other bodies that we have at the time, they also appear to be in the form of our more intricate bodies. So, that’s my interpretation. I don’t know how close it is to what Ra was talking about, but I feel like Nick might be on to something in that he used water as a healing mechanism and our body is mostly water. I suspect that it might go much deeper than that.

A short example might be like Ra talked about their communication with infinite rock-ness when they formed the pyramids. Maybe a healer can have a form of communication with infinite calcium-ness if there is something going on with the calcium in our bodies or something like that. So, along those lines an understanding of the chemicals that make up our body could help the healer have a very deep understanding of what those chemicals are doing within the body and how to communicate with them.

Other than that, I’m really not sure if I have anything more to offer Nicholas. It’s a mystery to me. Pass it back to you, Jim.

Okay. Gary, what’s your idea here?

It’s likewise a mystery to me. I chose to focus on a few different parts of Ra’s statement. The first part I focused on was when they described the red-ray or the elemental body as the “unconstructed material of the body.” That sounds to me like the base level of the body that needs the strictest definition of foundational or fundamental as possible, that is literally those things.

And by unconstructed, I take that to mean—how do I want to put this? If you look at second-density life, you see that it begins to use this raw unconstructed, unformed material to organize and construct in ways that utilize and animate these elements for life. So, those elements are in their raw, unformed, unconstructed, and unanimated state prior to even single-celled organisms and all the way up to plant life and our pets and elephants and so forth, prior to those organizing minds or bodies or principles.

And then as to Ra saying, “understanding of the elements present in the body.” They talk about healing taking place by understanding the elements present in the body. Is Ra speaking of quantity and ratio? In which case then, healing could be undertaken by adding more water if there was a deficiency. Or toning down fire if there was an overabundance. Or balancing earth and air if there was an imbalance. Or when Ra says “understanding of the elements present in the body” are they speaking of the quality of the elements present? If so, then Nick’s supposition regarding “blessing of water” would be correct and on the right path. To bless that element within the body would be to infuse it with love/light, to uplift it, to bring it into higher expression, and so forth.

Beyond that, I have no idea and that’s about the most headway I could make of it. But it’s a really good question.

Well, that was a good answer, too, Gary. Good job. With so many of these questions and answers that we got from Ra, it would have been good if we had had a few more questions to flesh out some of what they were saying. Instead, we have to kind of go by guess and by golly in some of these instances here and I think this is one of them.

The unconstructed material of the body, I think, is something similar to a blueprint for the body or the foundation from which the body is built or constructed. It would have to do, I would assume, with DNA, with the various chemicals and elements. You’ve already mentioned water and the fact that the water that he splashed over his head did the job, which suggests that he was on the right track. Gary mentioned calcium, and Austin mentioned calcium and body fluids, blood, bone, skin, nerves, and flesh. All of these basic constructions of the body and its basic elements could be affected by visualizations, and by diet, by meditation, and the use of the will.

I think we could always affect what is happening to the body by our will and by our meditation. Then through those techniques, we might discover that there is something we need to do in the realm of physical exercise or diet, or just basically how we’re looking at certain aspects of our life and certain aspects of our own bodies. We all have to, in some sense, become comfortable with our bodies, starting as when we are children because I think that when we’re children we’re fairly well open to various ideas about who we really are. A lot of the acculturation in this country is that we are our body—we’re tall or short or fat or thin or blonde or brunette or whatever. But in truth, we’re really a spirit that’s got a body and there are various kinds of bodies to have.

The way we would look at ourselves and how we use our will in relating to ourself, I think, is most important. And that could also lead to various healings if there was something that we were aware of within some portion of our physical vehicle on a very basic level such as if we knew of imbalances in the blood stream or imbalances in the nerve receptors that we may be able to effect through the use our will. I think Ra at one point mentioned that we can remove toxic thought patterns from our mind/body/spirit complex by engaging in fasting or just the pure of the will to decide that that is no longer part of our being.

So, that’s what I’ve got there. Any final thoughts?

None from me. Great answer.

Yeah, none from me either, but I also appreciate that answer a lot.

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