A ‘chance’ meeting – Wisdom from C G Jung – what is peace?

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An interesting morning of synchronicity

I had to take my car to the garage to attend to the tracking of the front wheels. One of these things you don’t spot until it is too late and in my case where parts of my tyre were worn down to the metal. That definitely would not pass the MOT. After dropping off my car, I walked to the aforementioned Porky’s cafe (do a search) and I noticed that as I entered someone was busily texting. After I passed her I realized it was a friend who used to be a fellow ‘Standing in the Park’  member.  She was waiting for her friend to come, after which she was coming in to eat. Amazingly, she had just dropped off her car for repair at the same garage. We arrived at the cafe within seconds of each other.

Porky’s Cafe in all its glory. I love the place. WYSIWYG

We had a great talk on things of mutual interest and I said she must meet my friend Terry who has similar interests. Strangely she lives within 200 meters of him. I was certain that this ‘had to happen’ immediately so we trotted off the estate and on to Wells Road.

On the way, I noticed some rubbish which was in fact an undelivered letter. I do not pick up such things but I was motivated to on this occasion and low and behold, Lindsay, the person I was walking with, knew the individual concerned and said she would deliver the package to him or be in touch.

The meeting with Terry went very well and she had to leave only when someone made a call that demanded her immediate  attention. When these sort of things happen I do get enormously cheered up. Perhaps I spend too long contemplating dystopian things. During the chat the three of us had, I realized that the world may be better than it seems from what we read due to goodness working somewhere behind the scenes.

Unexpected inspiration

When I attend a zoom meeting and someone mentions something of interest for example a book or a website,  I straight away look it up on my second computer screen and put the information straight in the chat. I do not like being passive at such meetings. People are still not up to speed about applying protocol. For example the hosts need to learn discipline e.g.  not to let the same person speak more than once, or perhaps twice.  If there are 40 people in attendance then everyone should get a chance to draw breath and make their point. Also I wish I had a pound for every time I have heard the host say ‘you have to unmute’

At this meeting last evening we were talking about the shadow self with a guest therapist speaking and she largely relies on the work of C G Jung. She was talking about power sex and money and it’s relevance to the shadow self. I was having a look at Jung’s quotations and this next quote, which I have divided into three parts, intrigued me very much and in a way connects with my recent discussions on peace.

We do say in our Church of England services ‘the peace of God which passes all understanding’ but I wonder if it shouldn’t say ‘surpasses’ or ‘supersedes’ all mortal understanding. I suppose because it does not parse so well.

“The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interests upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance.

I always felt we get more peace of mind knowing that we are a living collected soul with a body attached rather than a body that happens to have a soul attached. The point is if we base ourselves in the eternal and it does help a bit if you believe in eternal life then you will be ‘at rest’ or should I say ultimately reassured about your value and identity so things that happen are a bit like watching a movie. You are not the movie itself, but you are in a theatre watching the movie. If you believe the former, violence in a movie will induce violence in yourself.

As in yesterday’s comments, we fix our interest on serving others and link up with the infinite through this, we will be more at peace, twisted and torn, then if we fix our interests on material things that have their own span of life. I’m not saying people should be uninterested in hobbies or cars or sport or stamp collecting but that the compass in our mind should always be affixed appropriately

Thus we demand that the world grant us recognition for qualities which we regard as personal possessions: our talent or our beauty. The more a man lays stress on false possessions, and the less sensitivity he has for what is essential, the less satisfying is his life.

This in a way is an amplification of the first paragraph. If we neglect the eternal and focus on personal possessions or talent we will automatically de focus ourselves maybe without meaning to. There is a saying that those who live by the sword will die by the sword and I want to say something similar here. Show someone somewhere has given an amazing quote on this which I will try to find.

We are talking about satisfaction. You could say that sex itself is satisfying but you could also say that the glow of love which comes from caring for someone or performing unselfish acts directs our consciousness towards eternal realms where there is no time There is no need to be praised because everyone in eternity is fully expressed. When you’re in eternity you don’t need to make a point. You ARE.

He feels limited because he has limited aims, and the result is envy and jealousy. If we understand and feel that here in this life we already have a link with the infinite, desires and attitudes change.”

So if you have limited aims you have chosen a very small arena of consciousness and you will look at other people enviously. If have the proper link upstairs, in other words a link with the infinite, we will no longer need to be envious or jealous. This should not be too difficult because we were infinite beings before we came into a body and we will be infinite beings when we leave our body so a human life is the belt and braces bit where we can learn lessons with vectors that do not pertain in the heavenly realms. Work that one out then! (clue – free will)

From Rob’s Weekly Newsletter – coincidence?

For those who do not believe in coincidence I enclose a story from a regular newsletter I get ‘Rob’s weekly news’ This is from the Fortean Times. A 10 year old, Laura Buxton from Blurton in Staffordshire, released a golden balloon in June 2021, to see where it would end up. She attached her name and address to a tag and asked the recipient to write back to her. 10 days later she received a reply, from a 10-year-old, living in Pewsey,  Wiltshire, 140 miles away. The other girl’s name? Laura Buxton

She was the same age, both had 3-year-old dogs and also a guinea pig and a rabbit each. Is this coincidence? or is there more to this reality as I’ve believed four years than so-called ‘cutting edge’ scientists know? I have saved the whole newsletter as an example of how to write newsletters.
He is Rob Clarke You can write to him at mail@robclark.plus.com


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