Honouring the Rules
year, usually several times a year, a client or a student will ricochet
off the DK Foundation because we are unable to let them have what they
want on their own terms. Often those terms are quite unsuitable, the
equivalent of asking for directions to the North Pole and insisting on
travelling via the South Pole. There is nothing surprising about this.
After all, most of us have been brought up in cultures where you can have
what you want, provided you pay for it.
spirituality is not a consumer market, and a school has responsibilities
for what it is distributing and the message it gives out. If we want to go
North we have to face North, eventually.
Foundation teaches on three levels. Students on Level 1 and level 2
students pay for their material and little is expected of them, although
most Level 2 students are aware that they are part of something, which
acts as a generator. For Level 3 students it is a quite different
situation. These students are working on integrating knowledge and being
and they must all make a contribution to the Foundation. The exchange is
on the level of energy not money and nothing can proceed without this
payment. This is one of the rules.
rules are not of my making; they are rules based on the laws of
order to receive, one has to give. A student who shares with others what
he or she has will be given more, will understand more quickly and will be
given more. Hoard knowledge in an acquisitive and competitive fashion like
a squirrel with nuts and the system of distribution will grind to a halt.
To say thank you opens doors and failure to express appreciation slams
them shut. Many people appear to feel diminished by saying thank you and
sorry. There is nowhere one can go with a student with such an attitude:
either they get over themselves or they have to leave.
expectations are another aspect of trying to get things on your own terms.
There are cultural differences in evidence here. In this matter, English
students are inclined to arrogance and expect status before have worked
for it. The Americans work very hard but are inclined to take themselves
far too seriously and want to indulge in personality drama.
then there are our clients asking for help and guidance of differing kinds
and who, if they want a certain result, must honour rules, based on the
laws of cause and effect. If we plant acorns we will get oaks and not any
other kind of tree.
last person to ricochet off the Foundation was a client, a woman who said
and believes that she wants more than anything else to be well. The fact
is, however, there are things with which she is far more concerned,
notably preserving the image of niceness, which has been her coping
strategy and her spiritual signature. Sadly, she believes that it is only
if she is nice that people will like her. The investment in this image has
left her no room to process the anger that she feels when people mistreat
her. She is storing it and it has made her very ill.
a greater or lesser degree we spiritually minded people are all caught up
in this kind of reinvention, sacrificing our power and potential to what
we believe we need, and it is the cause of much illness at this time. To
admit to having anger and resentment does not make us any less of a nice
person, any more than denying it proves that we are. To admit to it simply
acknowledges that we are made of the same stuff as everyone else and it
helps to keep the channels of consciousness open. There is a great freedom
in being ordinary. We can avail ourselves of it without giving up our
intention to become something more.
have no intelligent comprehension of what the process of individuation has
done to mental substance, the mental substance of which all of us in
incarnation are made. In the name of spirituality we entertain
self-denying ideas, usually as a substitute for effective action that are
guaranteed to provoke an outraged reaction. In time, Pluto will bring to
the surface the detritus from these negative emotional reactions. What
else is cancer if not a clearing into the physical of negative emotion?
Pluto, a first ray planet, does not represent the cancer; it represents
the process of clearing it out of the system. It is a first ray planet; it
clears away the old in support of new life, and it is not in the least
interested in the terms we would impose upon the process.
we are ill we are victims of negative patterns in our energy field. There
is no obligation on anyone to be well: illness can be a very valuable
experience, provided we are aware of this and are not in a state of fear
and resentment about it. But
if we wish to be well, we have to become aware of those patterns and then
work to change them; otherwise we will generate more illness as energy
flows through the same matrices. Removing a tumour does not remove the
there is time, it is best to sow the seed, stand back and let time and
opportunity do its work, but there are circumstances in which a burden is
falling on others or there simply is not time, as in the case of clients
with certain illnesses, when it is necessary to issue a challenge.
am not doing my job if I miss this opportunity to create awareness of
this, but ill people are accustomed to sympathy, and it can come as a big
a shock when they are told to start taking responsibility for themselves.
It came as a shock to my client mentioned above.
no one, neither client nor student, need endure me. Everyone is free to
leave; they will not be chased down the street, nor forced to be well, nor
relieved of huge sums of money. It is I who am not free to let the rules fall into
we want to receive we have to give; if we want to be free of discontent, unfulfilment
and illness we have to tackle the causes, which may appear to be in the
world, but they are always, always in ourselves because we have the
freedom to accept what we have. At this time, most of the western world
finds itself somewhere between the proverbial two stools, between
acceptance of what is, and commitment to change; between wanting
self-understanding, but not wanting the responsibility for self. This is
especially true in the matter of health. And it is not a comfortable place
read the letter of the month with its powerful message about saving,
redeeming and healing ourselves.