Chapter 10: Wake Up!
|The Nightmare, by Henry Fuseli, 1781|
"I'm re-reading Chap 10 ... It's taking longer than I expected … as you said, this material is very hard to focus on. I think your book is very dense with information that is completely unfamiliar to most people's experience and is hard to read. But your remark that the ego-self is actively fighting this knowledge is very interesting and something I had not thought of before."Martin -
Our book addresses the fact that doubting is often the first thing that comes up when reading Chapter 10 - and that this is the ego-mind stepping in to try to derail your journey to freedom, with its suggestions that you're crazy, or foolish, what nonsense, wishful thinking, etc.(1) It's often difficult for most of us to disengage the ego-mind's grip on our thinking, as it wants to do our thinking for us. Many people succumb to the ego-mind's suggestions and then make its beliefs their beliefs, instead of ruling their own inner kingdom of Authentic Self. Chapter 10 discusses in depth how to deal with the ego-mind after shining the light of Truth on it. This light is that there is no death . . . period. The chapter is often difficult for many because it's so hard to pin down the ego-mind, which is so good at lying. Most people are unaware of this great deceiver, and it will even make it hard to concentrate on the reading. But we must deal with it so we can still its lies and then hear the truth of the living voices of our loved ones. The works of Ernest Holmes can be very helpful in learning how to use thought correctly as well.
Everything you report is completely expected, so no worries or judgments, just encouragement and kudos to you for staying with it. Chapter 10 encapsulates, in a very small space, several millennium of the deepest of higher vibrating information generally unavailable to the majority of humanity as it exists in its unawakened state. Finding language to do this was exceptionally difficult, being transmitted by non-embodied people, and taking nearly 8 years. Ego-mind has put each person to sleep, a learning process which begins fairly soon after a person's physical birth. Our parents /caretakers teach us, or rather, their ego-minds teach us to tune out of Reality and into unreality; in turn, we are taught to teach others the same lies while reinforcing them in our sleeping self. Chapter 10 addresses how to begin to wake up to regain true awakened consciousness, the state we were each born to begin with. Many readers will reject or ignore it, as directed by their ego-mind. Others will struggle, which is like trying to wake up from the sleep paralysis accompanying a nightmare. It is much easier to go back to sleep.
When we transition, we will have awakened much more because ego-mind cannot go with us once the physical body is left. But if you are basically still asleep when you transition, your awakening on the new side many have many challenges. These challenges can be dispensed earlier on if we strive to awaken before we transition. Our transition, then, will be much more light-filled, brilliant, exhilarating, and Real. As well, being in this awakened state while still embodied on Earth may very well enable us to begin communicating with those who exist in higher vibrating states, such as those who are Risen.
As Tim loves to say, "Onward, ho!"
(1) As a perfect example of an ego-mind response to the material, one reviewer of the book at Amazon shared,"I purchased this book because I am interested in learning more about the possible after-life, but this "book" is nothing but the ramblings of what must be a bi-polar or split personality writer. Why it took SO MANY pages to say NOTHING is beyond me. This was a waste of money. If you enjoy reading a rambling narrative which leads nowhere and could have been done in one tenth the number of words, knock yourself out! "
Here we see a direct and irrational command from an ego-mind for the struggling, awakening Self to become unconscious!