Why discover more of ourselves when we have so much to handle and manage right now?

ANSWER by Mr P: "Typically, we learn to the ability of our attention. As we close to the superfluous, we block the integration of new awareness. This is a para-normal activity and response, as much as a human one, and not always a dilemma. Evolution requires boundaries and borders in order to survive – a single continent, for instance, would not provide the required diversity needed by Planet Earth; and ‘too much too soon’ can, and will, overwhelm the senses. There is a reason the planets revolve at a continued and consistent basis.

But within the parameters of awareness enters much to be gained – and avoided. Avoidance, as a theme, is a worthwhile subject. For where is the line between natural evolution and the avoidance of self? Where do we go, when the known is not ‘working’ for us? What does it mean to avoid? …and how does this interact with the profound and life enabling quality of acceptance?

QUESTION: What is the difference between being helpful and being useful?

ANSWER by Mr P: "When we are helpful we are creating connection (with the ‘event’) from within. The ‘help’ goes towards a subject – be it a person or a situation – and requires our 50% engagement. Not 50% in relation to outcome, but 50% in relation to our participation with our experience of the item requiring our help. It is always an inner/outer reflection. I may help you cook dinner and although I may be in the wings in relation to direct involvement, my engagement with my desire to help you – whether purely to assist you, or to create a faster dinner on my table – is personal. No-one – and I mean no-one – can decide this for us. We may say “Oh but I had no choice if I wanted to see dinner this side of 9pm,” but this would be a lie. The choice is always there. ‘Helpful’, therefore is a self-realising choice. And this is why it is such a valuable question you pose. For many think they are helping others but are in fact, solely helping themselves.

QUESTION: Tell me Mr P. about Plato please?

(The previous evening I had attended a local philosophy talk about Plato. In response to my inquisitiveness - and sensitive to the upcoming publication of the channeled book - Mr P offered the following response. It is the first time he has spoken of Socrates. To-date we have focused on the work at hand, not his ‘past’ - somehow it did not seem relevant and anyway, what I was writing has been more than enough to absorb! But that day I had questions and needed some answers.  The following is an extract of a channeled reply to me, to ihelp reassure me prior to the release of the book and discussing how the work thereafter might evolve).

Why should we consider flattery as a useful appreciative emotion? What role does it play in life?

ANSWER by Mr P: "Flattery has, and has always had, a place in daily life. Through times and ages gone, the role of flattery – as an acknowledgement of one’s skills and uniqueness – has been a grounding element to what makes us human. A reliance on the acquisition of flattery and appreciative command is what motivates the combined aspects of the psyche, providing opportunities for attention, expression and authority."

Why does the feeling of necessity overtake the sensation of pleasure?

ANSWER by Mr P:  "When one carries a sense of the greater picture of reality – the combined viewing of what-is and what-can-be – it can be difficult to remain focused within the what-is. Man, humans, are pulled out of alignment of what-is into one of two directions: either towards the experience of past or towards the promise of future. Either can hold and trigger feelings of pleasure, or pain. It is not the feeling but the DIRECTION of the feeling which is to be noticed."

Why does it take so long for change to happen?

ANSWER by Mr P:  'Once the instigation of a change of circumstance or happenstance has occurred, man – as in the person directing the change through circumspect and involved outlook – has become the creator of the change. The act of Randomness which sparked the ‘event’ now the possession of the observer. And of course there can, and most oftenly will, be many an observer. A change of weather for instance, will deliver many variables in observation: from ‘not-noticing’ to appreciation because of a required and dominating emotion. The ‘change’ occurs as quickly as man observes the effected change. As within, so without."

How can we create greater brilliance in our lives when instructions in life lessons offer reflection of self?

ANSWER by Mr P: 'To gain greater ‘brilliance’ one must be prepared to understand oneself – indeed this is what creates the platform for the show or projection of life experienced. The reasoning required for the understanding of oneself comes from the input, resonance and reflection from the externality of life or one’s reality. But a life which ‘shines’ is one within which the Self is allowed its fullness and to expand – a Self within which all parts are welcome in conversation."

Reasoning through experience is perhaps more useful than we realise. But how do we know what is a useful experience to resonate with? What is helpful when faced with so much choice, and confusion?

ANSWER by Mr P: "When faced with choice the focus of attention has to be on the desired outcome – but this can be easier said than done, for most are not aware of their true desired outcome or wish. Most are not aware of the location of personal truth."