What this Life is For
From the June 15, 2016 afternoon Open Mic Meeting with John de Ruiter in Berkely, USA
Q: What is this sense of energetic transmission that I feel? A month ago I read your little book The Intelligence of Love: Manifesting Your Being In This World and I felt this immense peace and energetic transmission.
John: You are linking up through your own deeper levels to what I come from, what I am, and me.
Q: I sense that this is my true home.
John: When someone outside of your self embodies the same as your being, when you are open in the presence of that, your being responds which gives you a direct experience of what you know the truth of. In that, your being is awakened and moves right up into your body and your self. The reason that you believe it is because of its sublime depth and quality.
Q: What is this immense reality that’s unseen? It’s so immense. Is that who we really are?
John: Yes. But until it’s embodied, you don’t have its powers in your life. It doesn’t come into power without you giving it all of your power. Your being, in this way, is empowered by you, for your being to be in your life.
Q: I need to be honest on all levels for this immensity to move through?
John: From within the deepest outwards, yes.
Q: What a gift that this immensity is! It’s who we really are.
John: What a gift that you experience it; that the truth of it registers within your seen levels; that it is awakened in your body and in your self.
Q: What would put me back to sleep again?
John: By compromising the depth of your most delicate listening within, in the protection of anything of your self, anything that you think you have in your life.
Q: My preferences.
John: They all register as personal sovereignty. If you respond to your awakening by being your awakening, your personal sense of self is no longer sovereign. Your deeper beingness is, right out into your life, at any personal cost, and there you are embodying your being, without which you fool your self.
Q: The body’s just a garment, meaning that it’s just temporary?
John: Yes, but as temporary as it is, there is much more to your body than you’re aware of.
Q: What is the sensing power of the body. It knows everything. What is that about?
John: That’s there because of what you were being in your body while you were in your mother’s body; the resonance of what you are as a being, present in your body.
Q: So there is an intelligence that knows everything in the body actually?
John: That can be used somewhat by your self, but its real use doesn’t come in until what you are as a being has it. The real potential in your self isn’t within the development of your self; the real potential of your self and your body is completely dependent on your being having it all. Your being can’t have anything without you being it. Lovely.
Your being is incorruptible. You can corrupt your body, your self, your personality, your life – even your own heart – but you cannot corrupt your own being. As soon as you are being a little bit different from your own being, you lose access; you can’t get in. So you live separate from it, but as soon as you, awareness, relax, and you’re being the same as your own being, you have beautiful, free-flowing access.
Q: So control, that belief in control is what blocks the flow?
John: Believing illusion. Where you think you have control, you don’t. Where you think you have control, you’re not understanding the real nature of control. For you to have full control is only through your being. You can’t have it in your self, on the terms of your self. That’s an illusion. You can’t have full control within your self without your being having all of that control.
Q: That’s what this life is for. That’s why we are here.
John: Yes, and for no other reason. Any other reason is an illusion. It passes only where you let it go, or when you die.
Q: Only the body dies. I don’t know it completely, but there is a knowing that only the body dies. Nothing else dies.
John: And it invites you in, not for the use of your self, but way, way, in for the use of you, as a being. The more that you deeply open the more that your deeper bodies tell you what the truth is.
Q: Listening, quietly listening inside seemed to be helpful. Is that right?
John: That’s an understatement. Really listening within is it.
When you are really listening within, you’re not listening to thinking and feeling, emotions or will. You’re not listening to your self or your past. You, awareness, are listening to what you know. When you are really listening within, you are being honest to what you know the truth of, not influenced by anything else. And you love really listening within. It returns you to pure you. It returns you to being what you really are. It makes your heart as clean as your being. When you listen to your self to inform you of the nature of reality, you take your self to heart and then you can no longer see. Concerning the nature of reality, you’re blind. As soon as you begin to really listen within, all of the voices of your self have no more say and there your heart is freed of your self, and the streams of your being fill your heart. There, your heart is the same as your being.
Q: And perception changes? Is that what you mean, that I’m blind, because then I’m not grasping onto perception any more?
John: Freeing perception to belong to your being. As your being fills perception you see reality for what it really is. As long as perception belongs to your self, you are blind concerning the nature of reality. As soon as you know through really listening within how blind you are in your self, concerning the nature of reality, you begin to see.
Q: It’s completely different, the actual reality.
John: And you so love that.
Q: Because there’s real love there, the actual love. Thank you.