Excerpt from November 2014 Open Session
Dr. Peebles through Summer Bacon
Now, you came to this school called planet earth to discover and dissolve the illusions of separation within self and between life. You came to this school called planet earth! It’s a school, my dear friends, and when you came to this school and you incarnated and you chose to be born, and you were carried in the belly of your mommy, you chose that mother (as much as you might not like her; as much as do you love her), you chose this person to be your mother. That was your choice. You came in excited, every one of you. “All right, yes, I’ll come to the earth, I can’t wait, let’s see what happens. I have all these ideas of what I can become, I have all these ideas and all these plans, all these dreams and possibilities in my consciousness that I want to bring in.” But you get to the earth and you land upon the earth and suddenly things aren’t exactly going the way you thought they were going to go and you get frustrated. Well, what happens is you come to the earth knowing you are perfect, and then you step into the body, and you are a little child, and you walk around and you start doing things, and mommy says, “Don’t do that, you’ll get yourself dirty.” Well, right there suddenly you’ve taken the fall. Now you believe if you’re going to get dirty it’s a bad thing. And the next thing you know you’re hugging your daddy too hard, “Stop it, you’re hurting my neck, why are you doing that, why are you hugging me?” So now you wonder about whether you should be giving hugs.
So suddenly now you’ve fallen into this pit of illusions of separation keeping you from love, and eventually you start to buy into it and you say, “Well, I guess they’re right, I don’t want to get dirty” and then pass it along to others. “Oh don’t do that you’ll get yourself dirty! Don’t say that! You’re going to go to you-know-where if you do!” you see? And look at the ways in which you try to derail one another; the ways in which you teach each other not to embrace love. Rather than saying, “You’re going to get dirty!” you say, “Oh look at that! Your hands are all dirty now! You get the lovely experience of taking the water and putting it upon them, and look at the way the soap bubbles up! Isn’t that lovely? Isn’t that gorgeous?” Putting love into the equation rather than “You’re hurting my neck,” you say, “Oh darling, you are giving me the most incredible hug I’ve ever received--so much so that I can feel it all throughout my body right now!” and you pick up the child and you say, “I love you too!” and you put love into the circumstance. And now you are the teacher and the receiver of the very same because it feels better; because if you are saying, “You are hugging me too hard! It hurts!Get off of me you terrible child!” now you are embracing pain beyond your wildest dreams, worse than the pain of your neck. You become your own pain in the neck, yah? You start to become the one who is the grouch, and that’s hurting you, in truth, my dear friend, it hurts you. You're carrying around that energy. It doesn’t feel good to be angry.