Ham on the empathy stream

David G. Schlundt, Ph.D. schlundg at ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu
Wed Feb 5 04:08:59 PST 1997


Ham: Greetings, children, I am Ham and I greet you. Welcome again to
our sessions. This evening I would like to discuss the empathy stream
that exists between humans.

Visualize, if you will, a stream of energy connecting your heart with
the hearts of others. This stream sends signals about yourself and
receives signals from the hearts of others. This empathy stream
requires two-way communication to engage. The soul, or subtle body,
then is picking up communication that is not necessarily a part of the
verbal or body language communication of the other person. Physical
proximity is usually required for this engaging.

The opened heart, the heart that is not engaged in self-deception, is
more attuned to picking up the subtle signals of others. The
conscious mind can choose to receive these signals or to reject them.
If you choose to receive and be sensitive to these signals that your
hearts are constantly sending to one another, you will find a whole
new world opening. You will recognize those who are hurt, or in some
ways closing their hearts through fear. You will see some who are
sending signals asking for help, though they would never consciously
acknowledge this.

You will begin to want to know the story behind these signals and
become interested in your fellow beings. You will want to learn the
why's and the how's of what you are receiving through the subtle body.
You will want to draw people out and learn more about them and you
will see how the signals change as you communicate, whether the
communication that the person is giving you is real or is
corresponding with what you are receiving or if it is not.

Those who are engaged in various forms of self- deception do not see
themselves clearly and therefore do not see others clearly. They do
not receive anything through the subtle body because this
communication is closed and so they can believe the lies that others
are telling them because they want to. The process of self- deception
is gradually all consuming and so the focus is all inward and they
cannot perceive the subtle beauties of other human beings and their

As you grow in the spirit and are increasingly able to use your subtle
body communication, you will be able to communicate consciously
through the subtle body with another person and this communication
will be received unconsciously and, if it is allowed, consciously.
So, you will become adept at sending signals of comfort, of peace, of
love, of happiness.

Remember you are sending signals of what you are, you must be the
thing you are sending. By sending the signal of comfort, you will
find your relationships become more peaceful and less antagonistic.
By sending the signal of joy, you will find your relationships become
more light- hearted and happier. By sending the signal of peace, you
will find that anxiety and stress will lesson for all those around you
and your relationships will become less stressful. But, you must be
comfort, be joy, be peace for this signal to have effect.

If you were to do an experiment and you have a room full of people and
someone new walks into the room feeling extremely fearful but not
showing it in any overt way, you will find that the anxiety level of
the entire room gradually increases because that subtle signal has
been picked up. Love is much stronger than fear. So, to keep control
of your subtle body vibrational level, you must dwell in love. For
love transforms the lower animal emotions and though you will pick up
the signal of another's fear, you need not internalize it if you are
dwelling in love.

Love, children, will give you power than you never dreamed possible.
But it is not power that is your goal, it is love. But, love carries
power with it. Any power used or held without love is dead on the
level it is held. For example, someone holds power over another
person in a material way, that is where that power ends, it does not
extend to the mind much less to the spirit.

Love, on the other hand, contains within it the power to transform the
mind, the body, and the physical circumstances and much more. Love
transforms your whole being down to the very atoms that make up your
physical form. Love automatically creates harmony. Love dispels the
conflicts and emotional turmoil taking place in the mind.

The goal of the universe is to love perfectly. I'll say that again.
The goal of the universe is to love perfectly and in so doing, be in
total and complete harmony and perfection with all things. The power
that the Master used to heal his children was nothing other than his
love, that love is so powerful when it is perfect that it can
straighten a withered hand, it can make the blind to see, and the deaf
to hear, because it tends towards perfection and to perfect that which
is imperfect.

For now, I want you to take the first step in understanding spiritual
power and that is to open your hearts to others, to the signals others
are sending through the subtle body. This week, just be open to
receiving these signals and gradually we will begin to practice the
sending of signals.

First, I want you to become aware of this energy stream that passes
from heart to heart. Once you are aware of it, it will become as much
a part of your life as any visual phenomenon is. So, as you go through
your week, meeting strangers, acquaintances, focus on that subtle
energy stream and think about what you are feeling, what you are
receiving, how is it changing the way you feel.

Ham: Are there any questions:

Q: Is this something we may have experienced at time to time in our
lives previously?

Ham: Yes, you experience these signals all the time, you just have not
been consciously aware.

Q: By focusing our awareness on these signals, they will gradually
become clearer to us?

Ham: Yes,

Q: This week, Jarad and I went to a bank and we were talking to this
lady in the bank and it was like you say hello and she was ready to
attack, always on the offensive. By the time we left, my neck was
stiff and uptight and everything. I guess it was part of where I
allowed her fear to get into me and influence me.

Q: She had to be in control

Q: But don't you think she was a fearful person. Ham, was that an
example of someone's fear raising my vibration to grit my teeth. That
subtle energy level coming from her, I wonder if that affected me. I
felt bad and had a headache by the time we left.

Ham: Yes, this is a part of your reaction, largely you were reacting
to the control issue as Jarad stated. This is not a good example.

Q: Suppose we pick up on fear and anger from another person. We can
counter act that by sending signals of love and calm and peace?

Ham: Yes.

Q: This is a matter of polarity Ham, the selfishness you mentioned,
someone who is being deceitful about themselves. So that is a selfish
thing, or a negative polarity of focus, and this shuts them off from
their soul which is a positive polarity

Ham: What I will say is that it shuts down that communication between

Q: That is why, negative polarity does not transmit through the soul,
to the soul.

Ham: I don't want to say negative and positive and put things in those
black and white categories.

Ham: I have a special message for Jeremiah. Son, you have reached a
half-way point in your recovery. You are rounding the bend.
Everything that was tending towards illness and degeneration has
stopped, and is now beginning to tend towards healing and recovery.
Do not neglect taking the tea, make sure you don't skip doses. The
cancer cells are no longer dividing, but they may migrate and create
tumors that will then shrink, but may cause some pressure and some odd
sensations and effects for a while so don't be alarmed if you have
some strange feelings. Also your hormonal balance is a little haywire
and you might find yourself going through emotions of an extreme
nature and this is to be expected and Nolice can be more understanding
when she understands this is part of your healing process and not to
take these mood swings of yours personally. Otherwise, all is fine,
nothing to change, everything looks good. Keep up with the healings..

Q: I know we cannot dwell in perfect love like the master, but I was
wondering how far humans can expect to move towards having healing and
harmonizing effects on others, even down to the molecular level?

Ham: Did not the master proclaim to his apostles that they had the
power to heal in accordance with the will of God, and did he not
further proclaim that there would be those who come after who would
perform greater miracles than this? So you see, the evolution of man
is still taking place and the phase of evolution that you are entering
into is on the morontia level and requires the conscious effort of the
individual. It is evolution that encompasses and contains within it
the individual conscious effort. You see physical evolution alone does
not require any conscious effort on the part of any creature. The
body grows and matures unconsciously. But human beings, being will
creatures, who can use their own individual will to effect change, can
therefore effect their own evolutionary destiny. But, this is not done
through your scientific methods, it is done through the individual's
embracing of spiritual reality.

Q: An increasing oneness with divinity?

Ham: Yes.

Q: As more people begin to seek spiritual growth, and begin to focus
this heartfelt energy towards their brothers and sisters, the effect
will be to influence the evolution of our civilization?

Q: Increase oneness.

Ham: Yes, you will see many changes in your lifetimes as a result of
this seeking of the spirit. But, you who have found the spirit, who
embrace the spirit, and who actively engage with the spirit in all
aspects of your lives, you are truly trail blazers into the future.
You see, the potentials of human happiness and health and brotherly
love, and all the potentials that spring from these. Yes, it will
transform your civilization completely.

Q: Not just on the mind level, but also on the physical level of our
health and our physical beings?

Q: The withered hand was made perfect by becoming one with perfection.
So perfection is inherently creative?

Ham: Yes.

Q: You said begin to listen and feel for these signals from others.
You also said our self- deception could block these off. I was
wondering if there were things we could do to undeceive ourselves

Ham: Spiritual growth always entails a certain amount of growing out
of old patterns and this letting go of old patterns of thinking can
involve some little traumas because you have to ask yourselves why am
I holding onto something that is not useful to me any more and this
certainly involves some introspection. But, like the master, I don't
want you to become overly introspective. Acknowledge these things,
understand them, maybe even experience the pain and the heartache that
goes along with acknowledging something about yourself or your past
experience that is unpleasant. But, you can't stay there, you have to
move on and encounter life a new every day. Life is always somewhat
of a struggle, mostly with ourselves. And so, every day you rise to do
battle again, rise to overcome the petty weaknesses that may be
plaguing your characters. But don't morbidly dwell upon them or on
their causes.

Q: So your answer is focusing on spiritual progress is the process of
undoing the self- deceptions?

Ham: Yes.

Q: So as we try to tune into these subtle energies, and as we continue
to grow spiritually, it will become clearer and clearer to us?

Ham: Yes.

Q: May I ask my usual question at this time?

Ham: Certainly Jarad, You are making much greater progress than you
think you are. I want you to stop focusing on what you haven't done
or should do, and instead do what you can at the time. The now is all
the time there is. Do you see that?

Q: Yes,

Ham: And just do what you can. There will be times, in the now, that
you are tired or irritable and these times you can't do as much as
other times, you see, but that is life. You can't expect yourself to
always be at peak performance. And so, you must accept the other
times as well, as part of life and not castigate yourself for a
perceived weakness that really is just part of life. That goes for
you too Brodan.

Q: I recognize that.

Ham: And you too Rebecca.

Q: Can you tell me this lack of equilibrium I am experiencing and
what might be the cause of it?

Ham: Inner ear mechanism is inflamed, there is a slight infection
causing inflamation kind of like a pimple in the right inner ear. You
just have to wait for it to go away on its own. There is nothing you
should do.

Q: No medication would help?

Ham: It is doubtful that antibiotics would help it because your body
has a high tolerance for antibiotics, and so it is just something that
will have to go away on its own. It is not serious.

Q: Is there something I did that caused it?

Ham: No.

Q: Anything for Rebecca?

Ham: Yes, child, you are learning to find a balance in your work and
in life. Continue working on your task, allow Jarad to suggest
changes, however, you are the writer so you must have comfort with the
style outcome.

Q: Do you have any words for me this evening Ham?

Ham: Yes, Brodan, you are pushing yourself too hard. You like to test
your limits, and experiment with your accomplishments. Be careful not
to value quantity over quality, or speed over accuracy. These
analogies are not quite right, they come close to what I am trying to
tell you. Sometimes you forget the main goal, or the main thing that
is important, and focus on smaller issues, almost like a game, because
you like the challenge of the game. Although you still keep your eye
on the main goal, perhaps the quality of it can suffer through the
extraneous activities that are more of an accomplishment game than of
real lasting value. Are you understanding?

Q: I am not sure that on any given morning or afternoon I could
separate what is important from what is not, but I see that this is an
issue for me.

Ham: You are very achievement oriented, and so you want to achieve
many things. And so, I advise contemplating, really thinking through,
what achievements are great importance, and what achievements are just
for the sake of achieving them. Because no matter how much you stretch
your energy, you still only have a limited amount and I still want you
to rest more.

Q: I'll try.

Q: I always listen to your advice to Brodan. It seems that he and I
are the opposites in that I always want to do the least I can do, and
he wants to do all he can do. Do we end up finally at the same place.
Is there anything here that would be valuable, some sort of parallel?

Ham: I wouldn't characterize your work as doing the least you can do.
You are very focused and goal oriented. The nature of your work is
different, and so it is comparing apples and oranges, there is no
direct comparison.

Q: I was thinking that I kind of allow the momentum of life to force
me along into my work or require it to do that.

Q: Do you have anything for Mary Jo or either of her girls?

Ham: I am very gratified by their swift progress.

Lorena, you feel you are being carried along with the current and that
you are losing control of the boat. And indeed, there are times when
you have no control and the forces of the universe uphold you without
your effort. Do not allow your heart to become discouraged, you have
great inner resources. You are a very powerful woman. Acknowledge
this power, and accept it. It is who you are.

Esmarelda and Miriam are doing very well. I am entirely pleased and
gratified with the progress you have both accelerated into. You have
both opened your sails to the wind. All is well.

David G. Schlundt, Ph.D. (615)322-7800
Associate Professor of Psychology (615)343-8449 Fax
Vanderbilt University schlundg at ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu
301 Wilson Hall
Nashville, TN 37240
Effort does not always produce joy, but there is no happiness without intelligent effort.
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