Physical Immortality and Intimacy
Every time we get together in our meetings in Scottsdale, we're always making new discoveries with one another. Nothing is ever regurgitated here. I'm constantly amazed by the newness that takes place each time in our expressions. There never seems to be a dull moment around here. (I keep waiting for one.) I have some when I'm alone, but when we're together, it just doesn't happen very often.
One of the reasons why we have our meetings is to create a real togetherness of people. We know there needs to be a lot of it beginning to take place. If things don't change on this planet, then - believe me - I definitely don't want to live forever. The greatest thing would be to find this togetherness, not just here with each other, but with everyone we meet.
I'm really excited to know that we have people in our meetings who are ready to create a new way of being together on this planet. I'm talking about a togetherness that supersedes all the examples of separation that you can find throughout history. I know we're doing something different here. There have been a lot of ways to leave each other discovered over the years, but I haven't yet seen a lot of ways to stay together in this world.
We have gained a lot of ground in the work we do. We've spent the last thirty years learning how to create this togetherness with people, and we've become professionals at it. There's no university that teaches this stuff, but if one existed, we'd be professors there.
This isn't just a place for living forever, because there's a real solid foundation that has to be laid first before you can even think about doing that. You must have a support system of people.
It's not enough to have "the truth." I've seen people looking for the truth get on guru trips, and head trips, and screw each other over just for the truth. That doesn't happen here. You can have all kinds of truth. There are enough truths in the heads of the people in any one of our meetings to fill the whole universe. So, we're not battling with anybody's truth. That's one of the first lessons we learned about staying together: not to battle with somebody's truth, but to go for their heart. When you get someone's heart, you have them, and you don't have to worry about the truth. When you can go past all the beliefs and all the images to really be together, then you have people who can change with one another.
This is one of the things that makes our togetherness so special: the ability to change with each other. We have learned the ability, not to change and walk away, but to change and create a newness, a constant flow with each other. To a lot of people, change has meant outgrowing other people and leaving them. We're not changing in that way with each other. As far as I'm concerned, if you can't stay with a person, then you may as well forget about living forever.
We offer people an opportunity, not to join a movement, not to hear a new truth, but to think about themselves and what they really want out of this world. We offer people a chance to think about what they want to change in this world. Some people come in here expecting us to change their lives for them, but it doesn't work that way: we can't change a single thing for anybody. But if we can inspire people to change something for themselves, then we're not only helping them to change, we're changing the planet. And it will enhance our lives.
So we like to call what we do "inspirational speaking." We're not lecturers. We're not preachers. We're people who feel deeply about what we do. We feel deeply about being together.
There are so many different kinds of people in our meeting room, coming from all different parts of the world. We have every kind of person here with us, in terms of race, sexual orientation, religious background, type of profession, and every other category. We have two things in common, though: an undying passion to change, and an undying respect for each other.
We've got it all here, and that's one of the things we like so much. It's a rainbow of colors in every way, and that rainbow is together. All those colors are meant to be together, not separate.
We're bridging the generation gaps. People have built this form of separation to protect themselves from the pain of losing each other, and from the pain of death. In our meetings you can see a person who is over seventy, sitting next to a fifteen-year old. There isn't a lot of difference for us between these two people, but in the rest of the world, there's a big difference. In the rest of the world, the older one would be assumed to be the wiser of the two, but here, the one who is fifteen can be considered to be just as wise.
Being wise has nothing to do with age. You don't get wiser with time - you get wiser through your openness and your feeling of other people. Wisdom is feeling from the heart. When you feel from the heart, you can be as "wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." When you feel from the heart, you become a chameleon: not in the sense of fooling people, but in the sense of changing to support the individuals you're around. That's what's happening here.
Our elders aren't respected because they're old, but because they're individuals who have put in a lot of time supporting what we're doing here. That's why they get respect - not because they need help and support, and not because they don't have much time left.
A Chance To Live
We offer people a chance to think about what they want to get out of this life. This is an important subject because, I can tell you right now, this life is the only one you're going to get. I have no proof of anything else. I've heard a lot of "white light" stories, but I haven't heard anything about what the promised land looked like.
I've found my promised land, and that's people. It's you and me, together. I don't need a heaven up in the sky somewhere. This world alone has all the heaven and hell that there needs to be.For me, it's not a question of whether we're going to go to heaven or hell - it's a question of how much crap we can take from one another before we just give up. It's a question of how much stress, and separation, and isolation we can put up with before heaven and hell start to sound good to us.
Don't tell me that death is natural. If you were supposed to die, then it would look good.
We're changing all these things around. We're saying "Hey, maybe if we give each other a lot of respect, and a lot of praise, and a lot of love, and a lot of integrity, and a lot of togetherness, then we can keep on living." All those things may just sound like a lot of words, because they have been used too easily by other people, but I'm talking about a deep, deep movement taking place behind those words. You can have a lot of thoughts about peace and all that other stuff, but unless you move on it, nothing happens. Unless you are it, it's nothing.
And that's what we are here. We're what we're doing here. We are what we're doing here. Of course, when you realize that - when you realize that human beings are the most important thing, that there's nothing else to wait for, that the second coming is our togetherness - then you realize, "Hey, wait a minute, there's something for me to do here." Not out of a mission, but out of your nature. Not out of a mission to try and save the world, but because you can't do anything else but be a prosperous, potent individual on this planet.
There's something that happens to people just by being in our meeting room. If you're sitting in that room, then you're open for something new. I don't care if you take that next step this week, or next week, or maybe a month from now, because I know that you're in a movement towards more togetherness, towards a more supportive living with each other in relationships, in business, and in every facet of our lives together.
I've found the most important thing in the world, and that's people. I've found the only thing that changes this planet, and that's people. That's what I'm sticking with.
I'm tired of hearing that people are dysfunctional. People aren't dysfunctional until you put them in a box. People aren't dysfunctional until you put them in the box of death, and the box of separation. The dysfunction comes from the lie that we don't need to come together. The dysfunction comes from the lie that it's every man for himself, until you get over to the other side.
For me, what it's all about is having a real respect for the human race. It's about joining with people who are creating a real lifestyle of togetherness. We're creating a new way of moving with each other so that the human race doesn't become extinct. We're creating a way of moving with each other that allows us to take on our true heritage: eternal life in the physical body.
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