|Transcript of Videotape Series||Session 12 of 12|
Student: Did we want to say more about the generic versus the religious terminology?
Do: Yes, we discussed it on one of our previous sessions. I think the important thing here is that we realize what we now call "religious terminology" - as far as those terms that we associate with the Bible, with the background of the Old and New Testaments, the terminology used at one time, or at its origin, or as it was given to humanity as the Next Level was present with those individuals, it was not religious terminology - it was generic terminology. It's because of the passage of time and because of the lack of closeness of the Next Level that the vocabulary and the terminology, the vernacular, so to speak, has become religious terminology and tainted, less than true, less than accurate.
I have to bring up again that the first time Ti, my Older Member, used the phrase "Next Level," our computers (brains) said, "Well, you know, people aren't going to understand something like a reference to Next Level. What does that mean"? And yet, if instead of saying the "Next Level," we say the "heavenly kingdom," we get into religious terminology. We get into a degree of spirituality that is less than real, less than true. So, in an attempt to get to true, objective terminology, we use the "Next Evolutionary Level" or the "Evolutionary Level Above Human." Remember, human evolutionary level, Evolutionary Level Above Human. This whole series is about beyond human, synonymous with Evolutionary Level Above Human. There is no clearer terminology that we're aware of than Evolutionary Level Above Human.
I'm reminding you that the use of the term "evolutionary" has nothing to do with Darwin and his theories or his principles. It has to do with life, as it is discussed in science text books and biology or zoology as "kingdom" levels and "evolutionary" levels - animal kingdom, animal evolutionary level; human evolutionary level, Evolutionary Level Above Human. Whether we like it or have trouble with it or not, depending upon our listener or our viewer who may have difficulty with some concept of reincarnation - and let me remind you not to apply some of the concepts of reincarnation you have heard of - but there is a type of reincarnation that we have told you is certainly for real. Did not Jesus take a human vehicle (body)? If He had pre-existence, had He never had a vehicle before He took that human vehicle? Of course, He had had a vehicle before He took that human vehicle. Was He not a member with a Next Level vehicle in our Father's Kingdom before He took that human vehicle? He reincarnated, even though His task was worse than that, because He had to incarnate down a kingdom level, or down an evolutionary level, in order to take the vehicle that we call Jesus. So, the reason we discuss the generic as against the religious terminology is to try to help bridge the gap.
Recently, someone who is going to join the classroom said, "But I really have trouble with the Bible. I have trouble with religious concepts, with religious terminology, because in my childhood, in my background...the history, I was so turned off by it." And so with that individual we can talk in generic terms, we can talk "Evolutionary Level Above Human." We can talk everything else that we talk and it doesn't seem to give much problem. But when we say things like "Father" or "Kingdom of Heaven," or we say "Kingdom of God," because of being run away from those terms, because of bad experiences, they became a problem for that individual. Now, that individual has to overcome that problem. But in the same sense, we have to appreciate that fact, and we can even understand why someone would be turned off by that kind of terminology.
And here is the other extreme; that is, someone who is so into religious terminology that that's what connects. And they have to overcome that, they have to rise above the religious terminology and be willing to see the truth in the generic terminology without any hang-up either way - just seeking a clear understanding of how God's program of growth and development, both for the vehicles and for the souls, was designed. That's the reason we have to address the issue for you again, because it doesn't matter what your prior orientation was, as far as understanding of terms, or your background. These are just some of the hurdles we have to make. So we try to kind of walk both sides of the fence for those who came from the religious background. We try to help them connect by using those terms, and yet when we do, we try to also supplement them with more generic terms for those who had bad experiences and were turned off by religions. I think enough said on that topic.
What's the next one on our list of questions?
Student: Do we want to discuss the different routes to the classroom or maybe the two extremes that you mentioned?
Do: Yes, we do and I'm glad you asked that question. What he means by the different routes to the classroom, we're using "classroom" here synonymously with when individuals or souls are in an overcoming process, when they are on their way out of the human kingdom on their way to the Kingdom of God, or the Evolutionary Level Above Human. The reason we're discussing the extreme routes here is to give you some understanding of what happens to a soul during its awareness of the closeness of the Next Level. It's quite obvious that the Next Level has to be very close at this time and has been since the early 70's. It has certainly been extremely close to this planet, and to varying degrees to different areas, depending upon who we're talking about, individuals and what presences. But since it has been close, people respond in a different way. There's an analogy here that might be helpful. Most of us have seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind. There is a scene in there (and sometimes I wish that we had a great big picture of the shot) that was on a helicopter where there were all these individuals that for some, or for differing, reasons had to go to Devil's Tower. They were led to Devil's Tower. They didn't know why, they didn't know what, but that's where they had to go. They were compelled to go. Now, some went intellectually - some of the scientists went intellectually. They were hearing beep-beeps and they had kind of a communication with the physical reality of certain ones outside of this Earth's Age of the human kingdom as we know it. So, from an intellectual, or a technical, or a pragmatic approach, they went to Devil's Tower because of their curiosity and their interest in what they might find there. Others didn't even know why they had to go there, but they had to go there.
The same parallel exists as souls prepare themselves for overcoming, for this transition from the human kingdom to the Level Above Human. Some might hear these tapes, and the information they hear makes sense to them. And they might say, "I've been waiting for this and I know that it's right." Others might hear merely five seconds of it and that's all it takes, and they say, "This is what I've been waiting for!" Some might hear the whole thing and it takes them a long time and they're not quite so sure. Different degrees of preparedness, meaning different degrees of preparedness from previous experiences.
But before we get into that, let's talk a moment about another extreme. There might be someone who has left everything behind, such as a street person, and for some reason or other he cannot be motivated to reconstruct his place in society. Even though he tried, it just hasn't worked. He couldn't muster up enough motivation, and he fell into guilt because his life was falling apart and he didn't know what to do about it. He didn't want to become a street person, he finds himself there. We feel that our classroom for overcoming, our classroom for this transition, is a haven-shelter, a haven-hom