May 2, 1982 Sunday
PAUL: Good evening, Raj.
RAJ: Good evening, Paul. Today was a very pleasant day for you. As I mentioned, the music by Steven Halpern was exceptionally beautiful, and I enjoyed it very much.
It is becoming clear to you that when you are feeling better, it does not mean that things are going better—any more than when you are feeling bad, that things are not going well. Emotional responses have very little to do with Reality. In either case, Reality is unfolding Itself perfectly. The only thing that happens when you are feeling good is that it’s easier to take than when you are feeling bad.
It is important to begin to see that Being is unfolding Itself successfully, with absolutely perfect precision, no matter how you feel. Emotional responses are illusions, having no relationship to the Actuality of Being. Thus, if you are wise, you will not let your emotional responses signify anything to you regarding Reality.
If at the end of the day you say you are feeling bad, you should in the same breath be able to acknowledge that you have had a very good day, since the Universe has unfolded Itself with Absolute Perfection—regardless of how you feel. The trick is in where the emphasis is being laid. You can be aware of how you may feel, but it is what you Know about the Nature of the Universe and your Being which should get the emphasis. That should be what you base your interpretation or understanding of things upon. It doesn’t really matter whether you feel good or bad. It really doesn’t.
You will find that as ego fades away, so will feeling good and bad. This is because in the long run, feeling good or bad depends upon how much “ego” has been fed or not fed. This is why so few individuals are able to make the transition from the three-dimensional frame of reference to the being of Fourth-dimensional Man, because in the process, ego is on its way out and that’s b-a-a-a-d news.
PAUL: I am especially grateful for these conversations, because I don’t see how this transition could be made without some guidance, since it is spontaneously natural to avoid feeling bad.
RAJ: I understand, and I agree that it is incredibly difficult to do so without some guidance. I appreciate having the opportunity to work with you on this.
Being aware that it is late for you, and being aware that I want you to get into that Place one more time before you retire and contemplate your desire one more time, I am going to keep this conversation short this evening. As a word of encouragement, I will say that the answer to your request is in the process of unfolding to you, although you may not be aware of it at the moment. And with that, I will say good night.
PAUL: Thank you, Raj. Good night.