Q: You speak of the evolution of the soul and the opportunity of this life, and I want my soul to evolve if that’s why we’re here. Can you, first, remind me of the connection between the soul and the being?
John: Both are unseen forms. Your being comprises form, multi-levelled form of true movement of you: of forms of love.
Q: So the being doesn’t need to evolve?
John: It doesn’t need to evolve, doesn’t need to develop. It just needs to be unconditionally free to move anywhere in your self without you having any ‘no-go’ zones.
Anywhere that you let your being freely move, you empower what you are as a being and your being will then master and control your self. The development is in your self; your self developing because of how your being moves in it and moves it, so it’s a clean development of your self.
Q: And the soul is?
John: Your soul is your unseen level of form. It’s the form of your evolution, your development as awareness. It is nothing to do with the development of your being or your self.
The only way that you, awareness, develop is when you’re being what you know, particularly in difficulty in your self. So there’s no greater opportunity or context for the development of you, awareness, than when you are in your self, in your body.
As soon as you separate from what you know because of pressure or difficulty – positive or negative – you’re not evolving as awareness: as awareness you’re stagnating. But as you evolve as awareness because of being what you know – you being oneness in the midst of difficulty – you get to know what you really are in all of its regions, and in them you’re developing.
The form of that development is your soul, and that form is of greater value than the forms of your self. It’s of greater value than the form of your heart and it’s of greater value than all of the forms of your being. It’s a level of form of yours that matters more than all others. That form, and its well being, is dependent only on you, awareness, being what you know. It doesn’t need anything else. It doesn’t hinge on anything else.
Q: That’s very straightforward. I can do that as long as I don’t think about it too much.
John: And your soul is difficult to see because it’s evenly distributed within all of your forms. It is as present anywhere in your self as it is everywhere in your being, so you don’t have its contrast enabling you to see it. But after you’ve died, it is the form of yours that is more visible than all others. When you meet someone it is what is first seen. After you’ve died it is your most prominent form.
It reveals every micro-choice of yours that you’ve made as awareness in relationship to knowing. It reveals your actual story. It’s not a personal story. It reveals everywhere you’ve been within your micro-choices as awareness: not as a person, not as a self; just as awareness. It shows where you’ve opened and where you’ve closed.
Q: So that’s why letting awareness open everywhere is so important?
John: Your greatest opportunity for your evolution as awareness, your greatest soul opportunity, is that of being in a body with an incomplete, imperfect self, full of difficulty and pressure. And in all of that, quietly not separating; being what you really are in all of that.
It’s what you are in a body for. It’s what you are in your self for. It’s what your life is for.