THE ROLE of sharer with humanity sets up the sharer for many emotional
burdens, which are not common for others. The same is true of any
sincere teacher. The sharer must require the personal best from every
sharee and not be touched by the sharee’s frustration and feelings
of insufficiency in accomplishing their task.
OF each sharee shows their great joy in seeking their inward path even
while it is exceedingly challenging. The degree of challenge is
dependent upon the individual. Some seek within themselves their
highest and best and will settle for nothing less. Others are content
with just being on the way toward their greatness and are patient in
awaiting any signal that they are walking in the right direction.
One-on-one is the most
intensive of all training. For in this in-depth approach there are no
others to observe and recognize that your path and their path are
quite similar. During one-on-one exercises, they can be so subtle that
it may seem no work is being done; the sharee is making no progress.
While taking a walk, the sharer
and sharee may interact in a most common and inobvious manner. The
dialogue may sound like this:
Sharer: Looks like a great day
Sharee: Yes, the sun is shining
and the birds are singing.
Sharer: Yesterday was nice but
today bodes nicer.
Sharee: It is such a nice day
today, I love the warm sun.
Sharer: The sun may be so hot
we can get a bad sunburn.
Sharee: I tan well.
Sharer: The sun causes skin
Sharee: I recognize that I am
my own pure white light of love and I am surrounded by this purity and
goodness at all times. I love the sun and the sun blesses my body and
my world. It feels great.
Sharer: You are ignoring
reality. Human skin is not created to take the intensity of the sun
without being burned and badly damaged by the ravages of sunburn.
Sharee: Thank you for your
As the sharee agrees with his
adversary quickly and does not argue what he could be opinionated on
what he could make a comparison or judge the lesson is quickly
learned. The more the sharee is able to quickly recognize when a
judgment or comparison is called for and then respond to it with
agreement and untouchability, his lesson is learned.
However, this is not a one time
situation. The sharee must be able to respond without judgment,
possession or being touched by any remark of the sharer all of the
time. It is simple and even easy to be untouched once in a while, but
to be on top of it and ALWAYS be untouched is an art that is greatly
sought by all sharees.
Subtly it can jump on us when
we are least expecting it. Conversations can appear most inocuous and
catch us off our guard. When we have trained ourselves consistently
and sincerely, it is then our nature our way of living to be
dependable in our thinking and acting.
Another area in which the
sharer pushes the buttons of the sharee is in their personal life.
When we are told we are handsome, beautiful or attractive, we
immediately feel a warm glow within us and accept readily such
applause. We are touched. We like it.
It would be easy to argue, why
not, such a comment is true and well stated. It would be easy to
insist that such normal response is "normal" and why not
delight in it.
This is a small part of the web
woven to entrap the unwary to be judgmental, to be touched, to express
limitation. It need not be this way. We can be free of such
manipulation and control from the world about us if we desire it but
now the question comes: do we desire to be free of attitudes which
reflect our human nature and live only in the attitude of our divine
nature that is indeed the question.
It is easy to proclaim that we
want our spiritual path more than anything else in the universe. We
protest that being a master consciousness is more important than any
human experience we have in the next breath we insist we want to live
forever in this human body we have right now, with the friends and
family we have right now, in the community and environment we have
experienced all of our lives. We protest we deeply want our
individuality more than anything we have ever thought we could want.
Often in group meetings I have
said to the group I am going to reach out and "touch" you. I
am going to push your button and you are not going to like it. After
saying this, I change the subject and say nice things for a few
minutes. When my audience is sufficiently "off guard" I
plunge forward with a few limiting concepts and they fall for it.
I point my finger at a most
happy normal person and say: You are certainly a good looking lady.
Your hair do is perfect, so attractive, and your use of cosmetics
compliments your complexion and appearance so beautifully, you are the
most beautiful looking woman here today.
To this she smiles brightly and
is totally enthralled with such intuitively correct comments.
Then I turn back to her and
say: I am sorry, I just noticed that your shoe has a big scuff mark on
it. Your shoes look so pretty, but the big scuff mark causes everyone
to ignore how nice you look only to see the black dirty mark on your
She looks at her shoe and says
dramatically: "I have no scuff mark on my shoe. My shoe looks
just fine. Surely you must be able to see that." Touched once
again, in the negative, she allowed herself to be taken from the
training field she was told she was training in and she fell into the
lion’s pit having forgotten the "GAME" we were playing.
As we go through our daily
experiences, hundreds of opportunities confront us wherein we can
either be master of ourselves in a positive way, or fall into the
mastership concept where we are controlled by our world and others.
Naturally we can never be controlled by anything outside of ourselves.
Playing this game in training
for our inner awareness, we tend to hate the messenger of this
program. While we want it with all of our heart, it still bugs the
living daylights out of us. Under such feelings we ask ourselves
whether we truly want to walk the master path or rather stay at home,
enjoy the status quo, and not shake the boat.
INDEED, THIS IS the question.
The answer can only come from the depth of our own heart.
-Dr Herbert L Beierle