Tuesday, December 13, 2011
One Consciousness going through a sequence of lives with each lifetime being greater in Knowledge than the last. This sequence of lifetimes is experienced through a chronological filter. This filtering is why entities with various levels of Understanding can seem to exist at the same time and in the same place. Those people you see around you are actually you at different places along the Sequence. The parser, the separator, the filter, is Time.
"What goes around comes around."
Existence is One Consciousness making multiple impressions. The Consciousness experiences Reality through the Interaction of Aspects in Sequence.
Sequence is not chronologically structured.
There is only one active point of observation at any given moment, everything else in relation to that active point is Illusion.
A Consciousness runs through the entire Sequence of life or Existence as the active point of observation before transferring its attention to the next so that everything serves a turn as both Observer and Illusion. There is the Observer and there is the Illusion of that which is observed. These taken together represent the Consciousness.
At some point Consciousness may be a bird in a tree observing a horse in a field. When Consciousness is situated in the bird, the horse in the field and all else is Illusion. Consciousness will live out the entire life of the bird whole and complete from beginning to end as one Sequence without interruption before transferring its attention to the next active observation point.
For the sake of convenience, let's say the next active observation point is the horse.
At some moment in its life the horse will look up at the tree and see the bird watching. When Consciousness is situated in the horse, the bird in the tree and all else is Illusion. Consciousness will live out the entire life of the horse whole and complete from beginning to end as one Sequence without interruption before transferring its attention to the next active observation point.
Existence forms whole and complete from beginning to end as one sequence without alteration; the only thing that shifts in this Block Universe is the point of observation.
The Consciousness within this Block Universe is the single point of Reality as Observer. Whatever the Consciousness observes is an Illusion of Reality. The Illusion of Reality is Chaotic Nothingness being filtered into a pattern by the psychic senses and the physical senses working together.
(We have not yet discussed Nothingness as Chaos. Anne has provided the information but the concept is central to another idea that is very significant, so I have requested further verification from Anne. Do channels tell lies? We'll see.)
The entire Universe then, is Illusion with the Potential to Become Reality. This includes living beings!
Each Aspect of Reality is either Consciousness as the 'One Observer' manifesting at distinct points within a Sequence - or - Consciousness as the 'Illusion' manifesting at distinct points within a Sequence.
Consciousness is able to interact with different aspects of itself through a filtering process that sorts Sequence into bits and pieces of Time. Think of Sequence as a very long thread that winds back to the beginning and beyond. Time as a filter parses instances of Sequence into multiples that fold in upon themselves to create a 'weave' which allows the separate sets of what is now Apparent Sequence to chronologically interact with each other. Each Aspect of Consciousness is separated from the other by Time, and by its position in the Apparent Sequence.
Apparent Sequence is Sequence as experienced from a chronological point of view. Apparent Sequence is misleading.
Everyone has an internal 'Now' moment that orients them as to whether an Event occurred in the Past, Present or the Future. If someone were to 'travel back in time' that person would not experience anything except 'Now'. It is always 'Now'. The ability to slice Reality into pieces and assign the pieces chronological order is the Sense of Time. Time is largely Illusion. It can be made to speed up or it can be made to slow down, or it can be tossed aside altogether. We process Time as moving forward. This Human tendency makes it difficult to understand the ways of Sequence, which has no chronological order. Sequence was in existence before we discovered Time.
Karma . . . cont'd
Whenever you do something to another you are actually doing it to yourself because both of you are expressions of the same Consciousness manifesting as separate and distinct through Sequence and Time. Consciousness as the bird pecking the horse would eventually, through Sequence, become the horse being pecked by the bird.
Negative affronts to you now originate from you at an earlier Sequence through an aspect of Consciousness which had less developed Knowledge. The action to take is to return good for bad and teach the earlier aspect of yourself a better response to Reality. Both aspects, the giver and the receiver, are actually yourself at different stages of development. What you once gave, you are now receiving; and what you once received, you are now giving. Both actions are coming from yourself as distinct, separate, and sequenced aspects of Consciousness.
What this means -
What this means is that the person reading this right 'Now' - You - is the point of observation for this Sequence. You are the single point of Reality as the One Observer. Everything around you, including the people and other living things around you, is/are manifesting as Illusion.
This also means that right 'Now' for me as the writer in this distinct and separate Sequence, I am the single point of Reality as the One Observer, and everything around me, including the people and other living things around me - You - is/are manifesting as Illusion.
One Consciousness going through a sequence of lives as both the single observer and the illusion observed by turns; living lifetimes whole and complete from beginning to end without interruption before moving to the next in the Sequence and using Time as a filter to fold Reality into the Illusion of simultaneous interaction between individual and distinct parts that appear for all purposes solid and real.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
My avatar, the dancing man, is Shiva the Destroyer. Not destructive in the usual sense, but in the regenerative sense. Shiva eliminates the old so that the new can appear. It is somewhat like the astrological symbolism of Pluto. The planet Pluto journeys into the underworld to cleanse himself and to prepare.
I did not originally know who the illustration represented. I just liked the veils and the balanced posture. I have long since forgotten where I found it.
Shiva is the god of the yogis, self-controlled and celibate, while at the same time a lover of his spouse (Shakti). Lord Shiva is the destroyer of the world, following Brahma the creator and Vishnu the preserver, after which Brahma again creates the world and so on. Shiva is responsible for change both in the form of death and destruction and in the positive sense of destroying the ego, the false identification with the form. This also includes the shedding of old habits and attachments.
All that has a beginning by necessity must have an end. In destruction, truly nothing is destroyed but the illusion of individuality. Thus the power of destruction associated with Lord Shiva has great purifying power, both on a more personal level when problems make us see reality more clearly, as on a more universal level. Destruction opens the path for a new creation of the universe, a new opportunity for the beauty and drama of universal illusion to unfold. As Sat yam, Shiv am, and Sundar am - or Truth, Goodness and Beauty - Shiva represents the most essential goodness.
Pluto, the lord of the underworld, symbolizes the forces of deep transformation in our lives. A slow-moving outer planet discovered in 1930, Pluto's influence is in general most clearly noticeable as it distinguishes one generation from the next.
In our personal lives, Pluto's significance is found in its house position and the aspects it makes to other planets in the chart. The psychological process is one of being faced with obstruction, struggling to overcome it and being transformed in the process, leading to a regeneration of the area affected by house, aspect and sign. Pluto rules intense energy, signifying the areas in which we consciously or subconsciously seek to exercise power or control. Linked to our karmic responsibility, Pluto also indicates those areas where we need to gain the deepest level of understanding.
On the up side, Pluto is associated with renewal and rebirth. It represents endings and new beginnings, as well as spiritual growth and rebirth. Negative expression of Pluto is an obsessive desire for power and control and general destructiveness.
Pluto's energy may be subtle, but its results will hit you like a ton of bricks. This planet is about transformation, regeneration and rebirth. Things aren't pretty with Pluto, but they do get done. Pluto says 'out with the old and in with the new,' and we'd better be ready for it. If we're not, this planet will simply have us wallow in our misery. Pluto asks us to transcend that which we know, redeem ourselves in the process, and come out stronger as a result.
For all that Pluto (re)creates (it also governs the reproductive system), it loves to destroy. This planet rules destruction, death, obsession, kidnapping, coercion, viruses and waste. That's definitely not pretty. Pluto also governs crime and the underworld, along with many forms of subversive activity (terrorism, dictatorships). This planet is about all that is secret and undercover, that which is hidden from view. Is this the story of good versus evil? Yes.
No one will deny Pluto's power (it rules atomic power, too) and intensity. This planet's energy is often focused on the masses and what the collective will do. Pluto beseeches the masses to look inward (and to their subconscious) to see what's there. It may be scary, but Pluto doesn't care. This planet knows how to push buttons.
It takes Pluto approximately 248 years to complete its orbit around the zodiac. Due to the eccentricity of its orbit, it takes this planet between 12 and 31 years to pass through a sign. It rules Scorpio and the Eighth House. Pluto is the last of the transcendental planets and is the higher octave of Mars.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Consciousness is here defined as a state of being in which mind and living matter are associated and in contact with each other; this contact may be temporarily broken, in which case the entity (mind / matter association) is said to be unconscious (non-functioning). When this contact is permanently severed, the entity is said to be dead or comatose. In a comatose state, the mind / matter association that comprises the entity may continue until the living matter can no longer support life, at which point the entity enters a state of death; the previous mind / matter association dissolves and contact is permanently severed.
Inert matter becomes living matter through an organization of individual parts (cells) into a subsequent or simultaneous integration of (biological) function.
At some point in the creation of an entity, an association is formed between mind and living matter (mind in this context is not to be confused with intellect, nor is it to be confused with consciousness). Near Death Experience (NDE) may be the subjective observation of this process working in a somewhat diverse way. Consider: With NDE the physical body is empty of life yet still capable of sustaining life. The living matter of the body is in between life and permanent death - not yet irreversibly dead. The display of light, promise of contentment and expressions of love and peace may be how living matter attracts a mind in the formation of an entity. The living matter romances the mind and if successful, captures it (or recaptures it in the case of NDE). The resulting association becomes a condition I presently call the persistent dream, a state of being in which mind and living matter remain intimately connected for as long as the living matter is capable of sustaining life. (the mind may travel to other dimensions during trances or dream states yet always returns to the associated body upon awakening, thus the persistent dream)
In order for the living matter to become an entity, it must first attract an element of consciousness (mind*) and form an association with it. When living matter becomes capable of sustaining life, this process of attraction begins. In the case of Near Death Experience, the entity is already formed and the process of recapture is integrated into its memory as subjective experience.
* mind and living matter are here both considered to be separate elements of consciousness.