A Study in Renaissance, Chapter 8
This lesson started with Kent’s dream. He summarizes the lesson that came out of the dream, “Truth only comes from complete balance. With a small imbalance, the truth is skewed toward the imbalance. It may not be recognized. When more non-truth is brought in to support the original belief, others begin to recognize it. The “truth” then becomes a more obvious non-truth to others. At this point, it requires much work to get another to believe a non-truth as a truth. It doesn’t take much to cross the line of recognition between balance and imbalance. When the imbalance leads to an event, we realize we are not aligned to truth, where it was not recognized previously.”
Due to mankind being a young race, it is very difficult for humans to achieve complete balance. It is only with complete balance that the truth can clearly be seen…and spoken. It is the ability to remain completely neutral that is difficult. The masters have mastered this learning field and are able to maintain balance and alignment to truth no matter what is going on around them. That being said, we must be conscious of this inability and continually strive to achieve neutrality to be able to see and speak truth. Though humans are able to perceive this concept, the guide states it is difficult to achieve in reality. It’s easier to change the perception of the definition than to create the true balance. In the end, the cause and effect are being skewed by changing the definition, creating an untruth.
Meditation is the key to managing imbalances and to fully realize understanding of events going on around us. The mentor is reminding us to take our time to discern an event, “Hurried is ineffective.” Ask for guidance from within. Be careful of your interpretations of your visions, which can also create a false narrative. Take the time to visualize cause and effect: What was the cause of the event? What effect did it have? Keep your mind open as, more often than not, what is really going on is not what we think is going on.
We recommend that you now return to the book, The Augmentation of Man, A Study in Renaissance, and read section that corresponds to the title and chapter of this blog. Allow time to contemplate, re-read as needed. Have patience, it does get easier. This translation is reflective of our current level of understanding. Perhaps you can find an even more profound one!