Section III - Chapter 19 -- COMMUNICATION, COMMON-UNION, COMMUNION
Take a good look at the title of this chapter. Interesting, isn't it? Three words that have a lot in common. This chapter still involves the practical application of universal, unconditional love; however, it also explains the process of recognition, or shall I say one's re-awakening. You have learned in the last chapter, that love is manifested on two levels of life and that both of these levels also involve two aspects of one another. That is, love is always in an active state of being and a passive state of development or manifestation. Because man is so routine or pattern oriented, he is often not conscious of this energy force; therefore, he loses sight of, or confuses the positive creative forces of love with those physical manifestations related to possessions and that can lead to greed, anger and possibly, hatred. Man is not used to looking for an inner relationship or questioning himself. After all, everyone knows what you can't see, can't hurt you. Isn't that so? You should know better by now.
The biggest problem facing man in this physical reality is that of recognition. How does one recognize himself with recognition? Well, first of all, it is a matter of one's position or point of focus. That is, though mental concentration one can balance himself so that he can consciously recognize everything around him. However, this point is not so much a physical location as it is the ability to tune into a wider range of vibration. Consciousness is recognition. Therefore, to recognize something, you must be aware of its presence and/or position and this is the purpose of one's conscious mind. It is the ability to know without seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling. It is the ability to be that which is in question. This is the ability to feel God in all that is, as He is in you, so are you in He; therefore, there resides in each of us and everything there is, this consciousness which is expressed as universal unconditional love.
Just as we are conscious of those things that we can identify with our senses, there are things that cannot be identified but intuitively felt to exist. That is, you can sense the presence of someone, or feel the warmth of a friendly environment, or the coolness of a hostile one. There are also other forms of consciousness that we have yet to develop or recognize. That means, that there may be alternate patterns of both tangible or intangible forces out there to which we are not aware of relating to non-linear unmanifested realities. That is why there are automobile accidents, and why people may lose houses or other property to the sea, or other forces of nature. They are just not conscious of the manifestations of certain forces. In simple terms, that means that you are not accustomed to seeing or looking for certain patterns. Usually because these patterns are more difficult to recognize you attribute bad luck results to poor judgement. That also means that you are not conscious to patterns and therefore, you tend to look at things in a specific way or you see what you want to see and ignore other probabilities. You are behaving in a certain predictable manner that is a reflection of your own personality or behavior.
Interesting enough, that means that you are not a victim of your environment as much as you are a victim of yourself. You are your own worst enemy. If you look at other people with suspicion, hatred, or other negative thoughts, while you are in a position of a negative rhythmic swing, you and they will be influenced by that negative thought and you will see just that in other people, unless they are consciously aware of your situation. That doesn't mean that that other person isn't that way to begin with, but just the same, that is only a half truth. That is, for every negative characteristic, there is an opposite positive characteristic both of yourself and other people. That does mean, that if you look for something bad in a person, you will surely find it; however, that also means that if you look for something good in that same person, you will also find that too.
Again, that means that recognition is a form of communication that is complicated. That leads one to believe that man's relationship with his fellow man is more a reflection or image of his own self than it is of that other person. In other words, you have the power of control over your fellow man to change him; because, in a sense, you are not changing him so much as you changing yourself, or the way in which you look at others. Remember, in order to change night into day, you must let a little light enter. In doing this, you must begin with yourself and then encourage those positive qualities that you do see and do recognize in that other person or persons. This whole thought process is probably better known as the power of positive thinking; however, it is in fact, an act of unconditional universal love that makes you more conscious of the inner qualities of all.
Here we are,talking about the learning process again, because we are again talking about the relationship of one's self, knowledge, and possessions; however, now we have opened up our area of learning and growth to include other people. Remember, we all grow in four ways and socially is but another, faster way of becoming our higher selves. That's because there is a greater exercise and/or experience through an interchange of thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. Consequently, one learns more quickly about the limitations and barriers of his reality than he could possibly learn on his own. That is also because one must overcome or try to understand the element of control, which is normally out of the hands or reach of the individual in a group environment. How one relates to difficult situations determines his growth. If he only recognizes the physical manifestations of control, such as the use of power and/or weapons, he will have failed to understand the principle of cause and effect or he has used only one principle against another and failed to consider the greatest principle of all, love. This is similar to our game, paper wraps the rock that can break the scissors that can cut the paper. Man forgets or doesn't know how to look for the other forces that sit with latent powers to benefit all.
So, although we are engaged in a tremendous learning process, we are also faced with a great deal of danger and without universal unconditional love, we could all eliminate each other out of fear, hate, or other negative forces. Love is the force of recognition that balances out and keeps us going. The problem is the inability of all involved to recognize it. The energy force of love is strong and capable of penetrating the strongest barriers of hatred; however, it may require a united effort. There is power and strength in numbers. This is a great way to put the, Greatest Happiness Principle theory to work. Through a conscious, unified effort, it may be possible to break down these barriers of hatred, but it requires energy and effort in a positive creative manner through loving, caring and sharing. The latter are all acts of affirmative action that stem from our male gender or being. Such positive manifestations must be cultivated in order to grow and take us along with it. There is a great deal of work that needs to be done in order to recognize recognition as a force.
On a more personal level, when you think you hate the world or the peoples of the world most, you are actually caught in a dilemma of love. What you are doing is focusing your mental thoughts on the negative manifestations of our reality instead of its positive aspects. You are comparing the world or other people to your loving idealized concept of it and them. You are putting your love , or your concepts of love on such a plane that you divorce or separate yourself from your real feelings and do not recognize the loving emotions that are the basis for your discontent. That means that you have unconsciously manifested the negative feelings of love and have closed or shut off that positive creative force that can bring you back your love and happiness that you so desire.
Closer to home, let's take a family situation. There is no difference between this love for the world and other people than there is for one another in your immediate family. The only difference is in one's closeness or your ability to recognize, identify, or relate to, those other people. That is, the more frequent or closer you are to someone else, the more you understand and recognize the inner qualities that you so like and desire in those people. In actuality, what you see and recognize in those other people is the manifestation of God. That is the recognizer, recognizing himself with recognition. In any case, when a change occurs that separates you from that close relationship, you feel that division more than you do if the people in question were not familiar to you. That doesn't mean that there is a significant difference within one's own family. There is no basic difference between the love of a child for that of a parent, or a parent say for the child, a wife for a husband, a brother for a sister, etc. There are only various forms of expression and characteristics of that love and again, all love affirms in a positive energy form. You just cannot elicit deep emotions for people you cannot identify with, for they leave you relatively untouched.
So you see, love is somewhat hard to recognize even in your own family. Just think how difficult it is to try to communicate it to others. Yet, in a sense, love is the basis for all communications. It is a positive act or relationship that is intended to bring you closer together. It is a desire to bridge a gap between you and others. It is a form or pattern of energy designed to transfer a thought from one person to that of another. This is the taking of an intangible energy thought form from one person to that of another and to form a common union, a unity or oneness of thought. This act of communication then is designed to form a common union and ultimately, a communion. It is the intended sharing and/or possession of something in common.
Remember, love is manifested in many affirmative ways, the best known of these is caring and sharing with and for others; however, its most popular form is also the least recognized and understood. It is the relationship of caring and sharing that one offers recognition and experiences reality. This is how one makes his own reality. He must form a union with someone or something and communicate that union. When it comes to verbal speech and written communications, it is sometimes difficult to form this relationship, because of the problems of definitions, slang, connotations, inflections and other variables. Verbal and written speech is a very poor way to communicate. It is also the most popular. Let's try to do something about that.
Have you ever really sat down and given verbal and written communications any serious thought? Take a close look at it. What do you see? I'll help you. What you see is an energy pattern designed to communicate your position or clarify someone else's position in relationship to yourself or others. That is, you are trained to recognize and communicate certain knowledge and/or possessions to those of others. This is a positive act. Without communications then, things would be a lot more difficult.
Communications is an intangible thought form designed to convey all forms of manifestations. That is, there cannot be anything of any value until that manifestation is shared in some way. Everything has some limited value to each individual in certain specific ways that only that person can relate to. This knowledge of these manifestations and relative patterns and relationships then become a possession of that individual; however, this knowledge or possession has no real value until it can be shared. That means that each of us acquires a learning experience that has value and worth because it can be utilized to save other's time and energies. Therefore, communications are intended to convey or share a position that someone else has acquired knowledge of certain manifestations.
These forms of communication can be very personal in nature or very impersonal. On the personal level, we are talking about the sharing of one's wants, needs or desires, and how that relates to that of another person. That is, if you live with someone else you must be concerned with your inbalances and/or the direct or indirect force that you have on those of other people. You must be conscious of their interests as well as your own. In this relationship, sharing is much more important than if you were to live on your own. A family or group environment requires a great deal of communication so that there is not a conflict of interest or position. Two people cannot occupy the same place at the same time, nor can they use the same thing at the same time. I mean how close can you get to one another in a loving way? The most prominent thing that comes to my mind is the bathroom. Sometimes, if not most, it is just not possible to use the same facilities at the same time, nor do most people want to.
Besides the question of position, which communicates a want and/or desire, there is also the question of needs, which is primarily concerned with one's physical body and its upkeep. Everybody needs food, shelter, and some form of security. In order to provide these things, you must either have the resources to buy what you need, or be willing to do something to acquire those things. Then again, you might be able to merely ask for them; however, to strictly rely on the latter pattern of behavior will not work for long, unless you are considered a minor or child. In either case, to continually ask for things without giving or offering something in return is very detrimental to any relationship including that of a family. Such a relationship is an incomplete unbalanced form of communication, for it links two or more people together in a tangible way, but it does not bond them in a form of communion. Unless some effort is made to balance or compensate for the fulfillment of these wants, either through tangible alternatives and help to relieve the burden of responsibility from those who are providing for those wants, or there must be a meaningful dialogue of communications to establish the reason to perpetuate such a relationship. Without some attempt to communicate love, there is no form or force that can establish unity. Anything of value requires work. The effort you put into anything determines its value or importance.
Perhaps I had better clarify that last statement a little better. What I am trying to say is that you must be willing to give something that is of yourself for a relationship to be of a positive nature. If you cannot provide anything of a positive tangible nature, then you must give something of an intangible nature. Suppose you have children of school age who cannot support themselves or their needs. You do not readily expect them to earn money to offset their or your burdens; however, you do expect them to comply with your wishes. That is, you are concerned with their well being; therefore, you expect them to comply with your desires for their growth and education and that is intended to help them when they are on their own. In this relationship, the parent must communicate a desire that the child consider your guidance and follow a pattern of behavior that is conducive to that family environment; whereas, the child should make an attempt to follow that guidance until he can determine what he himself wants and/or can support. Naturally, there has got to be some give and take in this relationship. That is, each is not going to get what they want all the time, but again, there must be a form of balance in this relationship or it just won't work. Each must be willing and able to give and communicate love.
The parent child relationship is somewhat unique. That is, although the parent does not necessarily want or need the child to do anything on his behalf to help the family, he does expect something from the child. Perhaps the simplest tangible forms of help include the caring for, or picking up of their personal things, maybe the cutting of the grass, doing the dishes, doing the wash, washing the family car, doing the ironing, and/or just helping with the general chores of the household. That doesn't necessarily mean doing these things on a daily basis; however, it sure wouldn't hurt. In the absence of such acts, the alternatives would be for the child to accomplish some notable academic or extra curricular goals of a positive nature. Simple, yes? Yes it is, to a point. These acts of communication and love can also become a negative form of responsibility. There is a difference and the balance is sometime difficult to discern.
The difference between unconditional love and responsibility is very narrow. One is an act of love, the other is more a negative form of want. Maybe a polite way to put responsibility is to say that it is a form of conditional love. This form of love expects something in return. It is limited. If a parent or child is conscious enough of the positive aspects of love, there would be no need to ask or demand anything in the way of a tangible contribution or responsibility of another.
To be responsible, is to take a position or be asked to take a position that is directly related to the individual in question. It is an obligation or commitment related to that person and/or his physical being or reality. Therefore, if a pattern of love can be properly communicated or recognized, then there would be no need for responsibilities. Because each person would inwardly know what is expected or required of him without asking. The communication of love is the knowing of family patterns of behavior and/or how they relate to you, and how you help, or respond, or offer positive creative efforts, to change or relate to those patterns.
I hope you understand what I am talking about. I am trying to show you an element of control that you can use in a positive creative manner. Unconditional love cannot be expressed or shown in a conditional way as a responsibility if everyone is to gain from that specific relationship. That is, you cannot expect to get something in return for everything you do; however, it is also your responsibility to yourself to let your thoughts and beliefs to be known if you think that there is an unequal balance in a certain relationship. The communication of this concern must also be done out of love, not a negative hate form. Should this area of concern and contention not be resolved through love, then one must attempt to bring one conscious of those problems created by the others inattention or neglect. Then, if this too should fail, you must cut off your love or your relationship of caring and sharing and other tangible means of support, in hopes that this separation will bring you a line of communication that will bring you back your love. However, sometimes this may even fail. Somehow you must get through to one's consciousness. A truly conscious person cannot help but communicate love, harmony, and peace, with all that he comes in contact with. Such a person is a truly balanced person that needs nothing asked of him, because he is already consciously aware of his responsibilities to himself and God.
Wow! That was a lot lengthier than I intended. I guess that matter strikes closer to home than I thought. In any case, I also want to touch upon love in a business or professional environment. Believe it or not, this form of love and communication is nearly the same as that of a family relationship, except the people involved are not as close to you. Also, instead of dealing with a lot of intangibles, the major relationship deals with a tangible end product and/or responsibility. Here, you do have a definite situation where one is financially rewarded with tangible compensation for his efforts, more so than just love. This monetary reward is supposed to replace or be a substitute for the absence of the caring and sharing in the family relationship. That is, to compensate for a direct close relationship, one is given something of a tangible nature for his energies and efforts. This is a form of communication, a common union, and in a remote sense, a form of communion, but it lacks the quality of true unconditional love. That is, money is not intended to be a lasting permanent bond and that's why it is often a bone of contention and conflict.
Naturally, the absence of unconditional love increases or causes separation; therefore, all the monies in the world cannot substitute for love. Somehow along the way or path of progress, man has developed or created this form of compensation to ease the pain of this separation. Money was supposed to be the equivalent or equal to love only in a tangible form. It was supposed to be the greatest equalizer that demonstrated one's thoughts of caring and sharing. It was supposed to reflect the energies and efforts of an individual for his contribution to the well being of all those people that he helped. I think somewhere along the way this system has gotten a little bent out of shape.
There are a lot of jokes about money. Especially the one that goes like this: "Money isn't everything, but it's sure way ahead of whatever is in second place". The joke is cute, but I'd like to take exception to its thought content. Also, it does show a point and that point is that money is probably the most important thing that concerns most people. It shows, "What Makes Johnny Run". It is money! Unfortunately, most people do not understand or recognize the power of universal, unconditional love, but they sure do recognize the power of money; therefore, in our existing reality, it probably is more powerful than love, only because it is used and exercised more. Money is powerful, but still, it will never replace love, no matter how many jokes or how much one can accumulate.
I hope you can see what I am trying to get at here. Love is very important and it is still involved in the work place; however, most people do not recognize it in this environment. Still, everyone relates to work in monetary terms and somewhat neglects the need and importance in this situation. However, if love is properly understood and utilized in a positive manner, through communications, common-union, and communion, the work place can become a better place to be and can also become more productive in more ways than one. The benefits of love and its proper application can move mountains of physical tangible matter as well as intangible obstacles to one's well being. To be forced or responsible for doing something, day in and day out, and not knowing why or without contributing to that cause, does not help anybody grow and prosper. People need not be extensions of machinery or systems that are dispensable. As Barbara Striesand sings "People, who need people are the luckiest people in the world!"
There are no quick answers to difficult questions. I am sure you have heard this before. I again take exception to this statement. There is a quick answer and that answer is always love. How that answer or love is used or applied is up to each individual. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is, what do you want to experience? If you are a truly conscious person, and I know of no one who is, you will automatically know what to do. Therefore, in the absence of this consciousness, I suggest that you consider or treat all matters of conflict as a family type situation or physically try to project the thought of love to the problem and you will find yourself being automatically guided to a just and reasonable solution for all. You should also remember that you get back what you put into a situation. You cannot get back what you do not or unwilling to put in. It is a direct relationship; however, it need not be an immediate return, or even in this life time, and it will be a reflection of your own energies and efforts.
A business or profession is just like a person. That is, it behaves in the same manner as those people who are in control of that particular company. Unless those people and/or business understands and expresses love in a caring and sharing manner, it has no good basis for being or becoming. There is more to a company than meets the eye. It is intangible in its qualities as well as tangible. It also has an inner content that counts and connects everything in common and in a meaningful relationship. That's why people who work for a company never get over a layoff or a separation, because they have put so much of themselves into making that relationship work. It is like a marriage.
Remember, the value or worth of anything depends upon the amount of effort and energies you are willing to expend. That means, that life or existence that does not care or share, is valueless and has no good basis to exist. That goes for people as well as a business or profession. There are other things to consider in a business environment other that money or profits. Life can be greatly enhanced by all concerned if everything were equally shared or communicated properly. How can everyone be happy if but a few enjoy the fruits of this physical reality? Just think, if there was something more to business other than money, you might get more involvement in a company. In fact, the most notable pattern might be something you are seeing now and that is a tendency or drift toward employee owned or operated companies. It makes you wonder, doesn't it?
In the course of running a business, government, or any other organization, most people think that the power or control of such a venture comes from above. That is, the element of control comes from the top and works its way down. Strange as it may seem to most, it does not. People are given responsibility to control, because they are capable of consciously knowing what must be done and to know their position. That means, that the power of control is shared. That is, unless a person can use his inner qualities to accomplish more positive good benefits to all involved, he will soon find himself on the outside looking in. Maybe not physically, but definitely, mentally. A person cannot control or govern unless he is given consent and/or support from below as well as above. Positive love is the caring and sharing of a special relationship. That doesn't mean that a relationship can't also be based upon hate; however, such a relationship cannot last. No compensation in the world can outlast love.
A person of authority must be able to be consciously aware of real tangible goals as well as intangibles of a mental nature. Such a person must be able to communicate unconditional love to create a common union and hopefully some form of communion or unity. How successful he is determines how well that company prospers and grows. Keep in mind that a company is nothing more than a group of individuals behaving as one. It is a common union. Its growth depends upon its inner content of people all working together in a form of unconditional love for both tangible and intangible goals. Therefore, a company is not a person, but a group of people. It can take on the characteristics of a dynamic individual, but it is the parts that make up the whole. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. We must all try to be more conscious of our position within the inner content of the whole or group. That doesn't necessarily mean that there is going to be peace and harmony at all times, because that simply is not possible at this level of existence. Not everyone can, nor should they relate to the same things in the same way. No two people are alike. Disagreements are to be expected. That's why communications are needed to bridge the gap and to re-establish that common union and/or communion. You get out of a relationship what you put into it. Through communications one is able to relate or transfer thought patterns so that each individual can recognize the purpose of their separation or differences.
The relationship of a family, a business and a government, is very similar. That is, they are all group relationships that need something more than just tangible objects. They need a form of stability or balance, that provides for their physical and mental well being. In order for any of them to exist, they need a form of universal unconditional love that is not demanding or based upon conditions that limit one's growth, but at the same time, it must also create a structure of unity. Individuals going and doing their own thing without caring for their fellow man cannot grow in a positive manner. They must learn to share their knowledge and profession with their fellow man. As I said before, through this exchange of one's inner content, one can grow much more faster than being left on one's own. The element of control must be shared in a caring, loving, manner to create a common union and communion of one. This is a community of man. You make your reality, but you also help make that of your fellow man; therefore, you must try to be conscious of your use of energy. There is more at stake than you think in your thoughts and actions.
Periodically, people, businesses, and governments, must make changes that are designed to enlarge or expand as well as down size or to generally encourage patterns of growth, in a new direction. Such changes are not always readily accepted, because that means that new energies and efforts must be used to accomplish these new changes or patterns of recognition. However, given the proper communications, most people learn to make the proper adjustments. However, sometimes such changes are not properly communicated to all involved and people either knowingly or unknowingly, do not comply to these requested changes. In this case, there is no common union or oneness; consequently, there is a division that weakens the total unit or group. Again, this is not necessarily bad at all times, because it provides a moment for dialogue that can reaffirm those things which one can agree upon. Just the same, sometimes good intents end in failure or a reversal of a detrimental nature; however, one can learn from their mistakes. It is just when the separation or division widens into a situation of extremes that a conflict can occur. Without communications of some kind this universal unconditional love cannot work its magic. Therefore, remember, when there are unresolved problems, get talking and communicating. Separations will not go away by themselves. They need help.
To resolve a problem, sometimes they require giving up something or making some great sacrifices. If you are truly conscious, you will know what and when to do something. In the absence of this consciousness, you must try to take a little time out and withdraw yourself physically from the situation, if possible, or at least you must try to do so mentally. If you think consciously, you know that the value of anything is relative to the people involved. That doesn't mean that you should give in to the demands of others all the time either. Because, to give in is not helping that other person to grow either. Again, the question of balance comes into play. Somehow, someway, you must learn to think and open yourself up consciously by looking within. You must determine what is valuable to you and what is not. The less demanding or limited you are in your wants and needs, the more mental wealth you possess. You have more options, possibilities, and probabilities. The most important thing for you to do in a situation of conflicting interests and/or sacrifices is to stop and think consciously before acting. Then do not predetermine the events to be either good or bad, but they just are. Take them for what they are and get on to the next moment and experience it. Do not dwell in the past, or for that matter, don't dwell on the future. Live for today, this moment, and experience it in its fullest. If your thoughts are based upon unconditional love, you can't help but succeed in everything you do, because you will communicate that love to others and they will recognize it and give it its proper recognition.
Talking about sacrifices, there are usually more to these acts of self or forced self limitations than meets the eye. For one thing, to voluntarily limit or restrict yourself usually brings you closer together with others in the same situation. That is, to voluntarily share something with someone else is a communication of caring. It is an equalizer or an act of trying to balance a condition that is relative to all involved. In the business world, the manipulation of employees or people has long been accepted as the only way to do or run a good business. However, the long range effects of such a practice, are very detrimental to nearly all involved in a direct and indirect way. Because that means that there are a few people who are well off and another group who are not so well off. Whereas, if everyone were to accept a small overall sacrifice, they would all benefit in the long run as long as everyone did their best to eliminate the problem causing the sacrifice. In fact, to resolve a problem by asking for everyone to sacrifice would more than bring you closer together, you would be creating a stronger organized group with more in common than ever before. You would have a nucleus of believers in communion. Sure, you might lose some people who cannot or will not make those sacrifices you request, but what you do have left will probably out produce what you had originally. However, the sharing of sacrifices must also be accompanied by the sharing of the wealth in good times. Balance is always important.
A person can physically and mentally accept hardships when they know that others are experiencing the same problems. That's because people can relate to one anothers position. That's also why you see so much helping during a natural disaster. Everyone knows or has some idea what it is like to have nothing; therefore, any little bit of help in a situation like this is greatly appreciated and usually accepted. People do not normally accept what they cannot use. At the same time, most people cannot accept a situation that has extremes and these situations are usually man made causes. That is, they cannot accept a situation that gives or rewards a few people at the expense of many. A system that can support poverty and wealth sided by side, is not a system of universal unconditional love. Balance is required for any relationship to work in a positive creative manner. To do otherwise, is only asking for trouble. Disparity brings on an increase in radical behavior. That's because the separation between those that have and those that have not, is noticeable and man uses his physical senses more than his inner knowledge. Consequently, separation or extremes is somewhat of a negative nature; therefore, it manifests negative love or hatred. When this situation takes place, logical thought processes are sometimes replaced with behavior on a lower level of being, commonly known as the survival of the fittest.
Strangely enough, this survival of the fittest theory is not necessarily associated exclusively with the poor. There are many people in all walks of life who believe in this thought form and it is most unfortunate. Wealth in physical tangible terms, does not necessarily mean growth or enlightenment of that individual. There are a number of people who have lost their way and believe in this theory. Wealth in monetary terms is relative. That is, the more you make, the more you seem to need; consequently, no one ever seems to get enough and those that seem to have everything also seem to be unhappy. Or at least, they seem to display a reckless irresponsible pattern of behavior. To be truly happy and/or wealthy, is to be completely free of wants and needs and that is the supposed nature of money. But, as we just said, no one can seem to get enough money; therefore, it cannot bring you happiness, only convenience in the way relative to physical tangible matter. To be truly wealthy, is to be truly conscious and understand and express love in an unconditional way, through caring and sharing. To know, understand and express love, is to break down the barriers of limitations and to free yourself of all wants and needs in this physical reality.
I have not gone into details or aspects of communications, other than to identify caring and sharing as a manifestation of love that is a higher form of communications other than verbal speech and the written word. There are many other thoughts, gestures, and actions, that are also used to communicate, such as the shaking of one's head in a particular direction, a movement of the arm, hand or other parts of the body, and intentional non-recognition responses. All of these forms of communication are based upon our position and recognition of ourselves to others and/or things. These manifestations are also based upon our behavior diagrams and our desired end results aimed at creating an environment for our greater happiness.
How well we learn to communicate determines our growth and happiness. That is, if you are capable of relating and communicating with everyone and everything, then you have a larger or more conscious reality than if you have but a few friends and interests. You make your own reality and set your own limitations. You cannot always trust verbal speech or the written word to the exclusion of all other forms of communication. You must learn to look within yourself and others to find the basic element of God within each and everyone and thing. It is there. Look for it!
In learning to communicate and establish a relationship, most people fail to recognize themselves as the most important part of any relationship. Consequently, they find themselves constantly reacting instead of acting in a cause and effect environment. All of the control factors that we have learned and studied say that you are the most important element in any relationship. However, most people fail to recognize this, that is why the element of control is beyond their reach. These people fail to see these energy forms and forces and make selection for themselves based upon emotions and causes, rather than make their own reality. They also fail to see that most of their selections for their happiness usually leads only to temporary changes, rather than the long sought after happiness they so desire. Remember, you are reflecting an image of yourself in any relationship and you will only get out of it what you are willing to put into it. You must make an effort for any relationship to work. We exist in a state of separation, you must look for that which binds us together in common union, and communion. You must learn to communicate love.
In order to create that loving feeling and communicate that beautiful thought of unity, one must be in a proper position or frame of mind to create that common union or communion and that takes energy and effort. In order to recognize love, one must know and possess love. This is but another manifestation of our learning triangle. The knowledge that we acquire must be communicated or given to others in order for them to possess it in a common union with us. That is, there is a direct relationship with them to us by way of something else, some inner content that we share in common. Through love, we care to communicate with others our knowledge of love so that they too can possess and share it. Remember the value of anything is worthless, until you can share it with someone and/or they know the value of it. In some cases, some people don't recognize universal unconditional love as a valuable quality. Some people are taught and told that kindness is a sign of weakness, but a truly conscious person will know the difference and those that don't, must work a little harder to understand the value of this inner content. You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.
One must learn to find his positive mental pole and to concentrate his conscious energies and his point of focus on this position of being. To do this is to raise one's self above the plane of cause and effect and to manifest positive mental force on all you come in contact with either physically or mentally. This process is probably better known as the power of positive thinking and it is just that. Love is a very powerful positive force, but it also has its negative side. You must be conscious of the difference.
You must be able to recognize yourself with recognition and make a conscious effort to recognize all there is. To do this, you must try to be all there is. Naturally, you cannot manifest this form as we have described it, but you can be it mentally. That is, to be all there is, is to be in communion or one with God in a positive loving way or position. From this point of focus, you cannot be anything but good and that means happiness will follow. This is what communication is all about. You select what you want to experience. You select the relationships that you want to share in common union. How well you relate to this experience depends upon how well you consciously concentrate upon your inner content and enter into communion with that experience and/or people. Your communion is the relationship and balance of your knowing and possessing along with loving, caring and sharing. You make your own reality. To be happy depends on you. For the world to be happy depends on you and how well you communicate that thought of love to others and they to others, etc.
Section III - Chapter 19 -- COMMUNICATION, COMMON-UNION, COMMUNION