The Divine Unknowing

N.B. from Alisha: I edited the following transcript of comments from both Michael and I at one of our recent Inner Knowing classes. We each contributed about half of the material. For simplicity, I use the first person throughout. The subject is so vast and challenging, please consider this just our first blush of describing (really just pointing towards) the infinite, multicolored palate referred to as the ‘Divine Unknowing,’

“I want Michael to mentor me, teach me to do what he does” folks often report. My cheeky reply is usually, “Me too. By all means, go for it so we can compare notes.’ The truth is Michael did mentor me but not in the way one might think. He didn’t sit me down with a formula, lists, or really even any satisfying answers about how to do what he does. What he did do was work with me (for thousands of hours, bless him) to remove barriers within to accessing Divine Unknowing. He would then throw me in the deep end and yank me out if I was truly drowning. I don’t think I would have had it any other way (I say that now, in the respite of being safe on shore. Don’t ask me when I’m sputtering away again.)

He also allowed me to work on him as his practitioner (Talk about intimidating) and assiduously encouraged me to work with others long before I felt ready. Whether it’s counseling, having a baby, running a race… if we wait until we feel or think we are ready (as opposed to being called from within) we’ll always be stuck in the starting gate endlessly preparing, wistfully watching others charge ahead-maybe to certain death or worse, profound embarrassment, but they are moving, acting. I consider greater access to the Divine Unknowing the greatest thing Michael imparted to me that enables me to do what I do.

Of course, we all have equal access to Divine knowing but we may not all be mutually willing to walk, with trust and faith, through that bright, mysterious portal of Divine Unknowing. In my experience, it is simpler (not easier) than our ‘all knowing’ minds or egos tell us it is. I have found if I relinquish all pretense of knowing, sit long enough, in a still, surrendered place, and earnestly confess (often out loud) “I don’t know,” the answers will come if there is purposefulness to them. I then sit in silence yet longer to double check my discernment about whether it’s the purest voice I hear, sense and which information is to be shared. In my experience, it is, unfortunately, not on demand and not one second before God’s timing. I’ve sat and started stupidly at many a client until that knowing came forward. My mind at this point is usually smart enough to not offer it’s helpful answers. The only time I am that patient, present and slow is when I am working. Languidly relaxing into the pool of Divine Unknowing opens us to the vast ocean of Divine Knowing which flows through every beating heart.

To some extent, we’re dealing with moving past limitations of time and space. We tend to identify ourselves spatially or temporally (E.G. I take up or move through this space, this is my age etc.) When we break free of the limiting ways we’ve defined ourselves in time or space, we are liberated from a pretense of knowing. We realize we’ve just adopted a conditioned conceptualization that is helpful in navigating this [dream] reality but is far from the whole story of who we are and what we have access to as infinite beings

In ancient days, there was more of a collective mentality and emotionality. Everybody knew much more of what others were feeling and thinking. A form of telepathy was the norm. Some say the Aborigines are still able to communicate over distance by sending a thought. This was inherent within us. But then collectively, as a species, we bought into other tools of getting and sharing information. The principal one was increasing the use and sophistication of language.

About seven years ago, I was on trip to Columbia with John-Roger and a group of MSIA participants. Part of the ancient karma we were working to lift had to do with the advent of sophisticated language in that part of the world. Long ago, a civilization that came out of Antarctica with this greater mental sophistication had spread throughout South America, bringing with it the greater adoption of language as a dominant way of connecting to and sharing with others. Over thousands of years, it helped bring about the forgetting of what was innately knowable between humans and consequentially led to an over reliance on spoken language. This led to what is sometimes called sophistry, the use of clever language in presentation or debate in order to convince or manipulate other people.

We have come to the point where we rely more upon language, rather than upon what our knowing and instincts are telling us. For example, someone may tell us we can trust him or her and all the while they have the intention to take from us or to control us. We override our gut feeling and intuition that is seeking to reveal to us the difference between the words that are spoken and the true intention of those speaking them. This is a huge key that we have largely lost in our communication with others. Just because we want something to be so doesn’t make it so, but it does incline us to see it so.

John-Roger said we human beings create, promote or allow all things in our lives. It is said that we are created in God’s own image. I suggest that God creates, promotes and allows all things as do we, his children. God created this manifest reality that we experience. He promotes it by individuating and then extending Himself into what He had created. His intention is to experience and learn about his creation by individuating Himself. Then he comes back into the totality of Spirit with all of his learnings. As he has set this process in motion, he rarely interferes with it. We could say that he allows it to play out to see how it all works.

We, God’s individuation in this world, are learning to allow what is going on as He does. The key into the Divine unknowing is to allow it. For example, God allows holocausts, poverty, body odor, taxes, inequity between the rich and the poor… He allows a lot of things, which we might say we don’t like. Yet God is obviously not having a problem with it the way we think He should because He seems to be in no hurry to change it. He allows all of this because He learns through it. As God’s individuation into this world, we create problems and we create solutions. God learns through all of this and all of us. God loves all of His creation. As we move our consciousness into alignment with God’s will, we accept and allow all that is present. Doing so brings us into the freedom and empowerment of God’s consciousness.

I was recently meditating and I experienced the allowing of God. It was profound to realize that God loves all things and impartially allows it all to take place. He is truly letting go and letting God. I realized that God’s allowing all things includes miracles. I understood that God, in His allowing all things, allows us to change what has been created. He allows us to do the miraculous. So if I want to learn to break free of all mental constructs and constraints, God’s allowing that, too. So why not?

If you take the word ‘allow’ and ‘allowance’, it’s like you’re given an allowance, a gift. It’s like God says, “You’ve done well, so here’s your allowance. Go spend it as you will.” That allowance is this greater capacity to tap into the Divine unknowing from whence all knowing flows. That mind set of the allowing is what takes one into the Divine unknowing. You become absolutely neutral and, all of a sudden, knowing comes present.

Do you know what will move against it? The prejudices in the mind, the ego, and the conceptualizations we have in which we make things good or bad. All these distinctions are spatially and time-based. We get into those distinctions and all of a sudden we’re out of the allowing of God. The less agenda or personalization we have, the more we will have answers and knowing come present. The more we’re personally engaged, the harder it’s going to be. In the allowing, the absolute surrender into God, the miraculousness of the moment comes present. When you experience it, it’s, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’

That’s when there’s such a thing as spontaneous remission. I know one lady who was told she had cancer and that there was no cure for it. She got her aura worked on, came back, the doctor looked, and there was no cancer. So why does this happen? Because she went into the allowing. Some people say God must’ve extended Grace to allow that. But maybe SHE extended into Grace, into the allowing, and, Behold, all things were made new. She broke past the conceptual boundaries of her existence in time and space. We are in a time where all the ‘rules’ are being broken.

These kinds of things can open when you go into allowing and don’t have the hidden boundaries of what’s possible to know, which then becomes what’s possible to manifest. When I did fire walking I did some mental exercises for an hour and a half and walked on fifteen hundred degree coals and did not get burned, even when I picked them up. I realized all I did was change something. What did I change? I changed my awareness state. I knew reality differently and so reality was different for me. I didn’t change my belief to be able to do it; I changed what I knew and then did what I knew I could. I experienced it, which led me to believe it could be done. Believing differently did not precipitate the change; it was a byproduct of knowing and manifesting the fruit of that knowing. It will be the same for you as go into the Divine Unknowing. Your manifestation will change and then you will believe.

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Alisha Das Hayes is a life coach, spiritual counselor, author, seminar leader, and spiritual dance facilitator; she works with groups and individuals of all faiths and paths to transform their lives, and guide them to recognizing the Divine within.