The concept of “once bitten, twice shy” is a valid way to proceed. It prevents us from being taken advantage of, or of being injured – it provides a safety mechanism as we learn and move on in our lives. Yet it is also a barrier to new experiences. We will pay the penalty – in lost possibilities – for years to come if we don’t have the consciousness to examine and evaluate new situations for what they are and might be, rather than putting ourselves in a cage of our own making and closing ourselves off from the flow of a new experience. (At the end of this post there are instructions and a link to download this recording to your computer.)

Jeane: Then I just had this image this morning, it felt like I was someplace like on a plateau almost. There’s a house there and things, and some robbers have come up to me, and two other people I’m with, and they’re armed. And so they’re going to rob us. 

There’s not much we can do, we’re just standing out there in the open. But there’s a house behind us, and there’s a friend of mine in the house. And they go over and they knock on the door because they’re gonna rob the house, too. And I’m kind of pleased that at least my friend doesn’t go down – they just assume she’s gonna go down and open the door to them. 

And I realize they’re probably going to break into the house, anyway, but at least she doesn’t go down and open the door for them. I’m not sure what she’s going to do, but at least she didn’t do that. 

John: What you’re doing is you’re portraying why it is that a person never learns to kind of catch up with an inner unfoldment, in terms of their soul being. This is because they get caught in circumstances, in the outer, in which they participate themselves in the delusion. In other words, they don’t know how to let things go, and to shift and change and move as things shift and change and move. 

An example of that is, let’s say you have two rats in a cage. And then you put something up above that’s enticing for the rats. And when the rats go up there, they get shocked. So then you introduce a third rat into the cage. And then when that rat goes up there, because the two that had been in the cage that got shocked realize that you don’t go up there because you get shocked, so when the third rat goes up there, because he doesn’t know, they all get shocked. 

So the third rat doesn’t go up there anymore. And neither do the other two, even though that’s something that’s interesting to them and enticing to the rats. 

So then you bring a fourth rat into the cage. When he starts to go up there, they all attack and beat him up. So then you bring a fifth rat into the cage and, when he attempts to go up there, all four of them beat him up. 

So then you take out the three original members that had been shocked and whatnot, out of the cage, and you introduce another rat. And it starts to go up there, and the two that are left beat him up. So now you have no rats that know why it is that they can’t go up there, but they’ve been conditioned. 

And so that’s kind of what you’re describing. You’re describing a scenario where initially you’re being affected by something, and then that affect went over to somewhere else. And then you’re going to react based upon the effect that had been upon you, instead of just letting it go and realize that everything has a reason and is revealing something if you just sit back and see what it is – or otherwise you become like a Pavlovian rat. Isn’t that interesting?

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