Q: When physical death comes, what are the actual consequences of how we’ve used the opportunity of this life?
John: Don’t wait for that! The real consequence is that you will have forfeited your real, magnificent opportunity to evolve as awareness.
You’re in this body, you’re born in this body, you’ve come into this body and you have two different sets of form. You have the forms of your own being: these forms are true to everything of what you really are; they’re your perfect real forms. Then you also have the forms of your self. These forms are not like you. They are inherited forms. Part of what makes up that form is what your ancestors didn’t deal with and what this world hasn’t dealt with, and you come in with these forms also.
What you really are comes in, in between these forms, and you’re able to be either of them. When you’re being true to your own being, you will be just like your own being in the midst of your self that is not like your being, which causes a lot of pain.
If that pain isn’t your focus, then you will just quietly be what you really are in the midst of a self that isn’t at all like you. In that way you evolve, because the only resources that you’ll be using to be in your self are none of the resources of your self but the resources of your own being.
That puts you, as awareness, into a real stretch. It puts you, as awareness, into your own evolution. As you remain in this, you evolve. That is principally what you were born for: not to have a great life, an easy life, a comfortable life, or a life without difficulty. You’re not born to have a life that serves your self, that isn’t even like you. You were born to come into form where you’re able to be the forms of what you really are, in the midst of the forms of yours that are not like that yet, ensuring your most speedy evolution.
If you live this life siding with your self – being the forms of your self that are not even like you at the expense of the forms of your own being – you forfeit this entire, unseen opportunity. It’s not that after you’ve died you’ll suffer because of that. It means that after you’ve died, you’ve gone through all of this real, concrete opportunity and that you’ve spent it on nothing.
Q: What does it feed back when we really use this opportunity and then leave our form?
John: What you are, as awareness, will be much more after you’ve died. On a linear scale, you can also evolve to that extent without coming into a body. But from the linear perspective – to confine it to a linear perspective so it can be talked about – it would take you thousands and thousands of years for you to evolve as awareness without a body because there isn’t the same opportunity.
When you come into this body, the opportunity is as immense as all of the possibilities for distraction. The distractions are endless. You can have any of them and as much of them as you like, and they’ll all serve the conditioning in your self.
And it’s possible to come into this body as awareness, in your present evolution, and after your body’s died you are worse off than when you came in because of what you’ve done to what you are. After you’ve died you won’t be punished for that, but the result of it remains, and you’ll continue.
What you are continues. It continues as perfect love. And if you’ve squandered your opportunity in being here in a body, you will have done harm to what you really are. That makes what you really are measurably less. After you’ve died, you will still be perfect love but your mobility won’t be the same. The more that you evolve as awareness, the greater your mobility.
Nothing bad will happen to you after you die if you live squandering your opportunity. What will happen is you will have seriously forfeited real good.
Q: So we have mobility in this dense form, but this is a different kind of mobility.
John: Your real mobility within this dense form is unseen. You think your real ability in this dense form is all seen. You use what you think and feel and your physical experience to tell you what is real and true, even though when you’re quieted in your heart you know that that’s not really it.
Q: What is mobility of being?
John: I can only give you an idea. I can’t say it as it is. What gives you a real idea of that is the difference between someone who’s completely in their heart, being all they really know but who has a lower level of intelligence, less of a brain. What that one really is, is not at all less than someone of the same beingness, the same residence in the heart, but one has a greater brain.
The one with the greater brain is love which has more mobility in this world, more capacity in this world, but the one is not more love than the other; it’s just more mobility.
When you evolve as awareness you increase your mobility. You don’t increase your perfect love.