This conversation highlights the difference between awakening and full embodiment: the first is easily come by, but the second is rare and requires an unusual depth of character.
Q: Hi John.
Q: When you speak about embodiment, there’s something in me that I know that it will never go away, no matter what I do in this world. For the rest of my life I know that it’s there. Is that a part of embodiment?
The truth within, known, will never go away. You can’t undo awakening. But awakening to the truth within doesn’t mean that it has you: that it has your self, that it has your mind and your whole life.
Q: Mm. So what resonates, especially in my brain and in my heart, it’s like a crystal. For me it’s just like a shiny crystal that can’t be covered, in a way. And that’s, what you’re saying, that’s not embodiment; that’s knowing the truth within.
Yes. That’s awakening.
Q: So it’s basically there to take me deeper in…
To take you over. To take your heart over, to take your mind over, to take your self over, to take your whole life over. Without that, it remains in the category of the truth you know.
Q: And I know that that’s why I’m here in this body. It’s only the complete takeover.
(Nods.) Awakening is common. The embodiment of awakening is rare.
Q: Because it is the total cost of self and life as we know it?
(Nods.) It isn’t because embodiment is difficult. It’s because the distractions are endless. Constant.
Q: it just touched me so much that the truth is just, it’s just everything.
In the heart, all that there really is is the truth. In the self, all that there really is is depth of character.
Q: Can you say more about that?
Where you make much of the truth within in your self, that’ll be directly at the expense of depth of character. But when the truth within that you know in your heart is absolutely everything, and it remains everything; there’s nothing else that has you, right into your self. That is going to fast produce depth of character. In the heart, the truth is everything. In the self, depth of character is everything.
Q: And that depth of character, is that related to embodiment?
Q: That basically the self turns into what’s deeper.
Yes. The truth in your self, contrary to experience, doesn’t mean anything. It’s deceptive. The truth you know quietly in your heart is everything. And it doesn’t have form unless it remains everything in your heart while you are in your self, without your self, your experience, your life being a distraction to you. Without anything taking you out of what you quietly know in your heart, without that turning into a narrative in your self. Making anything of the truth that you know in your heart, making that anything in your self, creates a truth narrative. It isn’t real. You, at rest within, in what you quietly know the truth of in your heart, is real. If you take the truth that you know in your heart into your self, it will deceive you because you’ll turn it into something that it isn’t.
If you live what you quietly know the truth of in your heart, quietly in your self, in the fire, in difficulty, in circumstance, it’s real. There, the truth doesn’t turn into a narrative, deceiving your self and fooling your self. It turns your self into what you are being in your heart. Instead of it turning into a narrative in the self, it takes over your self, takes over your life.
The form of truth in your self is depth of character. You can’t work on depth of character. If you work on it, it’ll be for your self. That becomes behaviour modification, but if you unconditionally live what you quietly know the truth of in your heart, into all of your self and your life, that will make your self the same as what you really are.
Q: I love what you’re doing to me, how everything moves.
Don’t bring any of the truth that you deeply know in your heart, don’t take any of it into your self. It has nothing to do with your self. Just let the truth that you know in your heart completely take you over, especially when you are in your self and in your life. Love the difference between the truth taking you over into your self, and you bringing the truth into your self. Leave it out of your self. Leave the truth out of your mind. Leave it out of your self, leave it out of your life and let the truth within just absolutely take you over. The truth within can have all your practicalities without you bringing the truth into what’s practical. Then, when the truth is in your self it’s not because you brought it there. It’s because it’s taken over your self, just as it has taken over you. That’s embodiment.
I’m not saying any of this at all because of holding you in question. I’m saying this to you to make it direct and easy.
Q: That’s very direct.
For embodiment, all you need is truth within, and fire. The fire doesn’t get to have any of you. The truth within gets to have all of you, even when you are in the fire.
Q: It’s like being hell-prooven, hell-proofed. That nothing takes you away from the truth. Even if someone is going to burn you in the fire, you just burn.
No. The truth gets to have you. Even in the fire.
Q: But the fire won’t stop you..
(Nods.) A profoundly gentled and quieted heart, unstoppable in your self and in your life, is embodiment. Tell that to no-one. Tell it to no-one until after embodiment. Don’t say it to someone who’s in the fire, and don’t say it to anyone while you are in the fire, and the knowledge of the truth within will become your flesh.
The only real meaning of life is the truth within, made flesh. The meaning of life is not the truth within. The meaning of you is the truth within. The meaning of life is the truth in you, made flesh. Those are two points, but in you there is only one: the truth within, and in your life it gets to have your flesh.
Bye for now.
Q: Bye John. Thank you so much.
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