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III. Perception and Choice
T-25.III.1. To the extent to which you value guilt, to that extent will you perceive a world in which attack is justified. 2 To the extent to which you recognize that guilt is meaningless, to that extent you will perceive attack cannot be justified. 3 This is in accord with perception’s fundamental law: You see what you believe is there, and you believe it there because you want it there. 4 Perception has no other law than this. 5 The rest but stems from this, to hold it up and offer it support. 6 This is perception’s form, adapted to this world, of God’s more basic law; that love creates itself, and nothing but itself.

First heard in Jonathan Livingston Seagull, in the detailed telling of how our hero learned by trial and spectacular error, (causing loss of feathers or possible death), that his wings must be kept very tight when diving at great speed – and the greater the speed, the more subtle the adjustments must be.

I remember Abraham explaining it this way; if you’re in a car and put your hand out the window… no sweat; you hardly have to pay attention. But in a jumbo jet at just under the speed of sound? No more arm!

High vibratory rate in the mind has this effect, like velocity, on our earthly presence, the flesh and phenomenon. Shear stress is caused by vibrational inconsistency; contradiction, vacillation, hesitancy, guilt, hypocrisy.
The shear stress comes from loosing focus when there is more energy in the equation. A few weeks ago, one night of reckless dark indulgence in the mind made me sick for a week, and the onset was as unmistakable as slamming a hand in a car door.

And to include a mortal genius, J.R.R. Tolkien when Gandalf takes part in the discussion of who should be the ring bearer, entrusted to carry the all powerful, seductive and destructive ring to it’s fires of origin to be destroyed. It is suggested plausibly, by another, that Gandalf carry it. “NO!” he bellows, startling the room.
“Imagine with my power if the evil ring were to take possession of me – what could you do to stop me??”

Frodo is chosen.

I remember now the thoughts and feelings that were a steady diet for me in difficult times – the farther I look back – 30 days, 90 days, 6 months, a year, 3 years, 15 years. I also remember how being populated by them gave me a body of experiences I could share with many – and converse upon at length; loneliness, temptation, anger, despair, resignation, desire for control, selfishness, lust, self-pity.
All very relatable things.
In “The White Book”, Ascended master Ramtha explains how to distinguish between high vibration thought and low vibration thought; the easier it is to express the sentiment or thought in language, the lower the vibration. Gossip, Judgement, Sports, News and Weather rank pretty low. The lower the vibration, the more it reinforces physical mortality, and the”negative” emotional constructs – anger, loss, fear, jealousy, etc. Abstract contemplation and imagination on the like of Love, God, Empathy, Compassion, Joy, Eternity, Light, Forgiveness, raise the vibratory rate of the body. This was part of his method for converting his body to light so he could move it about in time and space forever.

With each passing week and month, I pay ever more dearly for smaller and smaller “mind infractions.” The pain, the hangover, the loss from indulging in formerly familiar concepts of myself or others comes swiftly. And leaves a sorrow and it’s wisdom in it’s wake. It has established itself as a deterrent. I prefer to be making smaller adjustments. But because I feel so grateful and amazed when remaining in light, I’m so glad to loosing my taste for the latitude I used to want. I’d rather be protected and corralled towards the beautiful. I’m so glad now, so grateful, to be getting painted backwards into a corner by the angels, and find myself reaching in, up, and out in prayer – egging my guides on to turn it up! Because really, I am allowing myself to be backed into an elevator shaft with no car: just upwards flowing light.


Shear modulus
Common symbol(s): G
SI unit: pascal
Derivations from other quantities: G = τ / γ

Shear strain

In materials science, shear modulus or modulus of rigidity, denoted by G, or sometimes S or μ, is defined as the ratio of shear stress to the shear strain:[1]

G \ \stackrel{\mathrm{def}}{=}\ \frac {\tau_{xy}} {\gamma_{xy}} = \frac{F/A}{\Delta x/l} = \frac{F l}{A \Delta x}


\tau_{xy} = F/A \, = shear stress;
F is the force which acts
A is the area on which the force acts
in engineering, \gamma_{xy} = \Delta x/l = \tan \theta \, = shear strain. Elsewhere, \gamma_{xy} = \theta
\Delta x is the transverse displacement
l is the initial length

Shear modulus’ derived SI unit is the pascal (Pa), although it is usually expressed in gigapascals (GPa) or in thousands of pounds per square inch (ksi).

The shear modulus is always positive.

A very good friend, who I am always glad to hear from, called me from the airport while I was driving by the ocean yesterday afternoon. As we caught up with each other, I was able to touch only briefly on my “inner life”  – referring to the newness of my extraordinary experiences in meditation, energy movement, etc. And I was only able to touch briefly on how this “plays out” in my “outer life”. Informed by experiences of his own, he asked me “so how does this effect your everyday life” in a couple different ways – struggling to find the best way to frame it. I could only say “there is no everyday life!” and laugh
– but mostly laughing at how poorly that describes it!

Better came to me this morning, though it is still only a conceit…

My everyday life is the surface of skin
that touches the slimy tennis ball,
or lover,
or the tree bark, or sea water:
My inner life is the hand moving out,
the arm, the heartbeat,
the eyes looking out, seeing sunshine, or pain,
and the one who is observing:
And listening to the inner life as the “outer life”
is unfolding into the senses receiving.
Yes, they are indeed, related.

Much love.