Bill Achor's Writings
To my dear friends everywhere !
September - - 1977
To my dear friends everywhere,
It is a pleasure to come into your world once again and to welcome you into mine.
Here is one of the strangest paradoxes of our ego world; of ego thinking: We withhold investing ourselves in that which we so earnestly want because we are afraid that it will be less than we would want it to be; because if we get too close to it, we will destroy it; because if we committed ourselves to it, we may find ourselves trapped in it - possessed - or because we fear we cannot live up to our commitment. Yet in withholding ourselves; we do surely destroy that which subsequently never had the chance to be.
When we will not commit ourselves to that which we most cherish then must we surely lose that which we would have. Our failure to commit ourselves is of course based on fear, and fear in truth is a lack of faith. It is our ego that tells us, "Hold back, you must protect yourself, you might get hurt." "The good you have now is enough; why take a chance on spoiling it?" Spirit would say to you, "Whatever you would do, do it; with all your heart, your mind, and your body." You cannot hold back even a little bit and still be expressing the Spirit of your being.
It's a little like the parable of the 10 talents. He who would not invest his talents for fear he would lose them, lost even that which he did have.
It is better that you commit yourself wholly to that which you would know. It is better to err in the decision, or in the doing, than to err by not doing. The not doing, the non-commitment, must eventually be corrected by commitment. Obviously, therefore, there shall be other opportunities, similar channels in which we will again have the opportunity to commit ourselves. It must be so. There are also various activity areas of life that require commitment at one time or another, dependent on individual needs, and although one may be substituted for another, each must be met.
Errors committed in the process of doing, carry with them the inherent potential for recognition and correction. As I previously quoted, Old Chinese aptly stated, "It is the process that is important."
The greatest joys come in the process of doing, of being, in that activity, that association, that situation that our heart longs for. So also shall there be tests and trials. Growth is not possible without them. GROK* these with faith, let understanding come in, for these are the potential building blocks, the milestones, for a greater tomorrow. These then, are to be taken in stride; rather than looked at through the magnifying glass of over-attention; which makes them appear as insurmountable barriers.
The deeper we delve into the atom, the basic building block of physical creation, the more awesome is the energy, for the more closely we approach infinite energy; the unlimited Source that encompasses all energy, is ALL Energy, for this is the body of God.
The deeper we go into mind, the more awesome is the power, for we approach infinite, universal mind; that which shapes and harnesses energy. This is the realm of Mind Power. Here is All Knowledge relating to our physical existence, and more.
The deeper we invest ourselves in life, in living, the more awesome is the spectacle of Unity in all things, for we approach Infinite Spirit, Universal Being, the Source of "I Am." This is the media of creation, the cosmic glue that holds everything together and is the pure nature of all that is. Spirit supersedes and encompasses both the mental and the physical. Here is Justice, here is total Wisdom, here is unadulterated Love.
So dive in, my dear friends, you cannot learn how to swim in the river of life by lying on the sands, or wading in the shallows. Give your heart to that which you would be.
Teachers are those who would help you learn to swim in this river of life and would caution you of the hazards that may be met, and help you to deal with them. So when you need help, turn to a teacher. There are many teachers, many rivers, many paths, but they all flow to the ocean of God Awareness. The surest teacher is the God Self within, for He is also the waters of all streams and seas and He knows every turn and rock and pond in your river of life and will guide you unerringly; if you can but listen.
God blesses you, always.
I love you,
William E. Achor
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October 10th, 2012
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A needed word invented by Robert Heinlein in "Stranger In A Strange Land." I borrow Walter Starcke's definition of the word from his book, "The Ultimate Revolution": "To grok something is to understand if from all levels: to see it, to comprehend it, to understand it both spiritually and physically, to experience it, to identify with it, and above all, to discern what it is "for. " The hero of Heinlein's story groks people as well as situations. He often retreats inside himself until he can fully grok a situation or person. Then he acts, but his actions are not based on partial information, not on bad or good, for he has achieved not only the experience of the person or situation but an awareness of the true place of that person or situation in the scheme of things."
Here are some capsule thoughts and quotations:
This first one seems pertinent to the subject of this letter. It is taken from a quotation in "Melchizedek Truth Principles" through Frater Achad. The author is not indicated:
"Would you know life abundant;
Love doubled for all it gives?
There is no means surer,
Than helping someone to live."
"AM I my brother's keeper?" has been a subject of controversy and wonder for years. Finally, the conclusion is "yes, BUT, this is the basis, the meaning, the practice that makes it so: "Conducting ones self, in every activity, in such a way that you provide an atmosphere in which your brother has an opportunity to grow." So it does not mean supplying our brothers "wants," for in doing so we may support weakness rather than growth. A loving but emphatic denial of a "want" may at times be more wholesome for him. Being a living example of Spiritual wholeness as best we can, is also a direct contribution to this atmosphere for growth.
Love gives of itself,
that it might be fulfilled.
Love is never possessed;
confined; or self-willed.
Love comes unbidden;
unrestrained, it stays.
Love is eternal;
it cannot go away.
-- William E. Achor
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