Often Isaac uses the metaphor of a multi-level building, where each floor presents a different view of reality through the window.
People fight each other simply because they don’t agree on their views. They think everybody should see their view, and they fight to make that happen.
Here’s a recap from our first blog post of volume 1, plus more about using your elevator to allow for many views:
How Can Everybody Be Right? A Multi-storied Building of Reality (Nov. 2017)
Think of a tall building, many stories tall, a skyscraper. You live on a particular floor, and your conflicting friend may live on another. Each of you holds a different opinion, a different attitude. From each floor of this building, the views are unique. The views change depending what floor you’re standing on.
The people of each level have their own shared view. They agree with each other: this is the truth. We are right.
On the first floor life is hard, not comfortable. From your window you see people walking by, dogs, trucks and taxis. You have dirt, trash, noise, even violence in the street.
Here at the bottom of the building we have more suffering. We don’t like it. We resist it. We hold rigid attitudes. We feel grumpy and constricted. This is a low vibration.
Higher up, you feel lighter. You look out over a treetop. You don’t feel bothered by that stuff on the street. You let go of it. It’s there, and you give what you can when you’re out on the sidewalk, yet you know you’re not in charge of all that. It’s the way of the world. You release resistance to it, and you enjoy your tree.
If someone lives very high on this building of vibration, their view is sky, clouds and birds. Lots of space, expansion. They feel light and happy. They have totally released resistance to whatever’s happening on the street, even if they must walk through it. They can allow all of it to be as it is.
They have the bigger perspective that shows them everything is in right order. They see everybody is “right.” Everybody is learning. Every situation is ultimately for the good.
(Now the elevator piece from chapter 31 of vol 1, Walking the Bridge – With a Fearless Heart.)
Conflicting Views of Reality – How to Shift Upward
We all contain the multi-level building of consciousness, many numerous levels. Maybe our elevator is rusty, and we can’t reach some of the levels yet. We need to oil it up. Maybe we live on the third floor, and we can see all the way to the ground. We think we’re pretty high up already, maybe we’re at the top of everything? But no. There are levels we haven’t seen yet.
Our mobility between levels, our elevator, is important. Turning our attention is the key to our mobility. Turning our attention changes our vibration. Our vibration allows us to move up or down on this elevator. But we cannot shift upward until we train our attention.
If we carry a lot of baggage, those painful stories about ourselves and our life, the elevator will sink, not rise.
You want freedom? Drop the baggage.
“Oh, but I like my baggage, this is my stuff.”
You are deluded. Our old baggage makes a cloud around the present moment, a cloud which is difficult to see through.
Be Present to what’s really here. Don’t fall into the old story.
(Excerpted from Walking the Bridge – With a Fearless Heart.)
(Thanks to pixabay for this image of windows.)