I have been on leave from SL Newser, for a couple of months now, because of physical pain in RL. Since I don't use MDs and Meds, I have tried healers in SL and RL. I have had four RL sessions with a Reiki Master, Chelsea. During the last "Past Life Healing" session, she said several things that caught my attention. With one hand on my back and one on front, she said she glimpsed all of my past lives. I replied, that would be a very long list. Her return was a yes and Ben Franklin was one of them. Ha ha, now I can tell people it's more than just a rumor. Later, as she did some house cleaning in my astral body, she tried to remove some big "worry". She asked what I worried about. I didn't think I had any "worries", but mentioned I might have one regarding not having a partner to do the "New Jerusalem Meditation" http://www.freeread.com/the-new-jerusalem-meditation/
She asked me to define this partner, but I was shocked to discover that I couldn't. It seems I had not yet attempted to imagine that partner. I decided I needed to take notes and write a story about it, just as I did when writing for the newspaper.
The New Jerusalem Meditation is done by a group of twenty-four individuals, made up of twelve male/female pairs, called "Atoms". Standing in a circle, the twelve atoms create a molecule. The molecule has powers that far exceeds the sum of the powers of it's atoms. It has been explained that, historically, these molecules are very rare and that the twelve apostles and the knights of the round table were two temporarily successful molecules.I did a graphic novel that shows the meditation, called "Petra and the New City" http://shaadventures.blogspot.com/2014/12/petra-page-1.html (follow index links to other chapters) , the project is unfinished, for now, but I learned a lot in the process. I know many people, besides myself, that would like to become a part of a working molecule. Many of us have yet to form good atoms, so let's make a checklist of what to look for.
⦁ Male/Female: At first, this seems pretty black and white, but, in the bigger picture, what are we really looking for? All forms are a mixture of yin and yang, male/female energy. Even at the base physical level, DNA produces more than two sexes. At the Astral/Emotional level, we see even more cross over, with sissy boys and butch girls. At the higher Mental level, gender plays very little, as our thinking evolves. In our imagination we can be anything at any time, with complete freedom. As we evolve towards good, because of the Oneness Principle, we all become hermaphrodites. Finding our partner is not about finding one of the opposite sex. We need to find a person whose male/female energy mixture, when combined with ours, creates the correct proportion of yin/yang in our "Atom".
⦁ Practical/Ideal/Mental: Like the male/female thing, we all have various levels of Practicality, Idealism and Mentality. Studies show that a balance of these is essential to a good relationship. Two idealists will be torn from every direction, more than together. Put a practical person with an idealistic one and they will have a better chance at staying together, by balancing the see-saw. Two practical people will do even better, because they plan on doing things that are for the greatest good of the union. Regardless of how Practicality and idealism are balanced, the level of mentality must be equal. If they are not equally evolved, mentally, the dumb one must become smarter as the smart one becomes dumber. Being equal in the mind puts a couple on the same page, seeing eye to eye. This allows them to overcome any other imbalance of energies. They are even immune to astrological influences that might be bad for other couples.
⦁ Looks: Perhaps perceptions would be a better word, as it includes our ranking of others, in regard to how well they match our personal mental image of a perfect partner. They don't have to be perfect by any other image than our own. Still, life is supposed to be fun and I confess to thinking that it's more fun to have a partner that I love to look at.
Now that we have a list of things to look for, it's time to find potential partners and compare notes. Just finding new friends is hard enough, but bringing up the topic of "partnerships" can be a major challenge, given that you have both had your share of failed happily ever afters. You meet somebody at a party, enjoy talking, get a phone number, bump into each other a few times. When is a good time to talk about atoms and molecules? Don't ask me. I'm open to advice myself. I'm an artist. I create illustrations, carve trinkets, write and play songs and I write stories. Perhaps, the next time I meet somebody that I like looking at, I'll be sure to tell them that I am a writer and, if they are interested in a sample, I'll give them a link to THIS page. Efficiency is the mother of all virtues. When can we say "I love you"? Any time, if you don't know the true meaning of the word. To know is to love. It's going to take time to really know somebody.