The Original Inner Journey to Enlightenment

The Eight-Day Inner Journey, as Explained by the Author Himself.

Hi, I’m Russell A. Smith. Over the past 30 years, I have taken hundreds of seekers on the inner journey to awakening. Because awakening is so important, and because the journey took around 8 days to complete, I only allowed one student at a time to come and study Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets with me. Wherein, I thoroughly explained to them the laws of world creation and world maintenance and then led them through The Objective Exercise. When I did … they awoke.

That method of operation persisted for nearly 30 years. However, as I approached the age of 70 and was no longer young and spry, I decided to stop individually taking seekers on the journey, and instead placed the journey (and The Objective Exercise) in The Blueprint of Consciousness – An Accelerated Path to Awakening.

The Blueprint of Consciousness is a word-for-word accounting of me individually taking others on the objective journey; a journey to awakening, placed in a book. One, which everyone can take, at their own pace, in there own time, without needing me.

In addition, if you would like to glimpse how those students awoke, here is the 8 day agenda that we followed, and its results.

Chapter 1: When we began Chapter 1 of Gurdjieff: Cosmic Secrets, some were afraid of the math, but by the time they did the homework at the end of Chapter 1, and the first two octave worksheets, and saw that the math was just the proportions of one simple recipe, adjusted to feed varying amount of people, they confidently said, ‘Wow, I only have to know one recipe. Give me another worksheet. This is easy. I can do this.’

Chapter 2: They started to grasp Creation, and when I stretched and rumpled the fabric of the Universe and created the Diatonic Ratios, they began to sense that there was something very objective about this work.

Chapter 3: At the end of Chapter 3, they realized that it just might be possible for them to awaken. After all, it was their right, and they had the necessary parts. As such, they began to do the THEDOG training exercises with great force, so that they would be super prepared for the now perceived real possibility of success.

Chapter 4: Harmonic stability became a reality, and the exquisite math of oscillations and the tRNA molecule set them a shaking. In fact, they often uttered, ‘Oh my God, this is incredible.’

Chapter 5: Assisting forces appeared, which further put a nail in their coffin of uncertainty; after which, they started expecting to awaken.

Chapter 6: A matrix of outer octaves unfolded before their eyes, and when it did, everything in the Universe began to make sense, to where they no longer expected to awaken, but started demanding it.

Chapter 7: Everything that was not covered in the first 6 chapters was finally unveiled in Chapter 7: That is, all the knots were tied and the bows affixed. Then, when they self-discovered the Lines of Supervision in an Enneagram, most began to tremble. They were ready!

After one final night of polishing their centers, the ones that were needed for awakening, we met the next morning around 11 AM. At that time, I explained The Objective Exercise to them in detail. When I did, they saw it, they understood it, and they realized it was infallible, and as such, they knew that they were going to awaken.

So, I locked the door, disconnected the phone, dimmed the lights, and played some ‘I can barely hear it’ instrumental, New Age/Zen type music (something, which they could not easily focus on, nor recognize) … and then, I led them through The Objective Exercise, which took us about 15 minutes.

When I did, they awoke.

After which, they sat there silently. Their random thoughts had stopped, and they felt the presence of their Steward.

Most were afraid to move or even to open their eyes, as they did not want to do anything that might cause their awakened state to go away.

Fortunately, when it did not, they eventually opened their eyes, looked over at me and smiled; I smiled back.

Then, in silence, they went up to the guest room, and exhausted, usually took a nap.

After their nap, when they realized that their Steward was still present, they found their way back downstairs … grinning like the Cheshire Cat.

We nodded, and they became a student of THEDOG.

After which, they usually asked, ‘Can you show me how to awaken the Higher Mental Center as well?’

I said, ‘I can.’

So, if you, too, would like to awaken, buy my book, and let me to show you how.”

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