Six criteria for offering new ideas to others:

1.  U
nderstand the stage of consciousness evolution others are at right now.  Few materialis-
tic or fundamentalist groups of individuals,  for example,  are ready to open to concepts which smack
of the "
psychic",  or which suggest  there's anything else  to soul evolution  than mainstream  dogma.
They must already be
Seekers__ maybe not knowing what they want,  but feeling that their present
belief system or lifestyle  is no longer working for them,  and they yearn for something else.  Persons
or groups  still heavily invested in  following or being a leader,  in being part of  an elite group,  in im-
posing  their personal agendas  on group members,  or playing  
victim-rescuer  are not ready to take
responsibility for their own__ let alone__ community life.

2. Introduce only what is true for you; what you can make happen. What we've read in a book
or heard in a class may or may not be true,  but unless we ourselves have tried it  and found it really
works for us,  it may not be beneficial to others.  In fact,  it may serve to discredit any other useful in-
formation offered later on.

3. Introduce new ideas gradually.  We cannot  present too much  new  information  to people  too
;  it tends to confuse, even frighten them. Instead of bombarding an ill person with theories of
Vibrational Medicine, for example,  simply give them the little bottle of "
Relax" essential oils, perhaps,
and say it helps with stress  and overcomes  some side effects of medicines.  Add more details when
and if they ask for it.

4. Be prepared to accept any results.  Detach from any "new information bit" introduced and allow
others to ignore,  discard,  or even misunderstand and misuse it  if they so desire. Plant a seed. Give
them time to adapt it to their personal belief system.
Dan Brown's recent book, "The Da Vinci Code"
created quite a stir in religious circles.  Although it was a work of fiction__ a
"what if" idea__ embrac-
ing a very different view of
Jesus' life,  it was a "wake-up call" to many people, causing them to more
closely examine the roots of their own belief systems. It turned many Sleepers into Seekers.

5. Learn from the results, whether positive or negative,  and make the necessary adjustme-
nts for future communications.
The next new " data bit"  we offer may get farther  if we don't push
the issue.  Often the individual will relate the same information back to us at a later time,  as if it were
all their own idea. This is true teaching.

6. Live It. By our own actions,  thoughts and feelings,  we must be the change we wish to see in the
society around us.  If we want Peace,  we must be Peace.  If we want  Abundance,  we must be Abu-
ndance. If we want Appreciation, we must be Appreciation. If we want Joy, we must be Joy.

The group's consciousness can serve  as a support  that helps members break through blocks form-
erly resistant to their efforts alone.  The Idaho study group  first sought to  expand its own members'
conscio usness and later tried to integrate local residents, but achieved instead, a cleansing of cur-
rent members whose motives for attending did not harmonize with the group's larger purposes.

"Creating with Multi-Dimensional Technologies"
                                 By REV. DR. MARILYN LA CROIX