“I can only give you love that lasts forever, and the
promise to be near each time you call.”

From the song “That’s All” By Alan Brandt and Bob Haymes

Chapter Seven

Conclusion: A Fireside Symposium

Before taking this job as journey guide, each summer I attended a symposium on combined therapies offered by the Himalayan Institute. The director of the organization, Swami Rama, told a story that I would like to share with you.

As head of the conference, the director was asked by a participant if he would kindly show him the symposium. The director agreed and took the participant to the speakers’ suite and introduced him to the speakers. The participant said, “No, I want to see the symposium.”

The director then took him backstage to see the speaking area. Again the participant said, “No, I want to see the symposium.” The director then took the man to the auditorium to see the viewing area. Again the man said, “No, I want to see the symposium.” At this point the director realized that you can never see the symposium, only its parts.

To see the symposium, there must be a dawning as to that fact; so, too, with the material which we have just encountered. At some point there will be a dawning at which time all the parts will become a whole. It comes as a realization – an “Oh, I see” type of event. But until that time, the TALT techniques will continue to be as effective with our without that dawning. So concentrate on getting well first and then be concerned with the dawning. Ok?

The only sad part about this guide job of mine is that it has to end. I’ve become kind of attached to you. But, as we know, tomorrow there will be a fresh group of faces who have come for the journey as well. And they must have their opportunity to learn, too. So, before we turn in, I would like to propose a toast to you, my fellow journeyers. I wish you health and happiness and may you live a hundred years.

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