Reality Sandwich features the transcript of a channeled lecture delivered by Paul Selig at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur on August 9th, 2015.
Here’s a preview from the lecture, entitled “Encountering Darkness”:
Now we will ask you this: When you decide what you want, are you willing to change your life to receive it? Underline the word receive. Not get it, but receive it. You are busy getting things. You don’t know how to receive.
Now we said, “what you want,” yes, not “what you need.” But in the alignment you may claim now—“I am here, I am here, I am here”—it is the Divine Self that makes the claims for you. The small self may be heard, but in some ways she has abdicated the throne.
Now we will say this: There is a throne and it may be governed by one source—not the two sources, but the one source. The egoic self may sit in the throne—“Off with their heads,” if you like. Or the Divine Self may sit in the throne—“I know who I am. I know what I am. I know how I serve.” And the Divine as you, in her wont, may receive well.
How does one receive except by allowance, by acceptance, by reception? One does not receive by ambling forward with both arms outstretched saying, “Give it to me now.” One receives in some ways by accepting that where she is, he is, is where he must be to be in reception. Do you understand this? Where you must be to be in reception is where you are.