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Consciousness

"If the doors of perception were cleansed,
everything would appear as it is, infinite.” William Blake

Beyond Matter
When looking down into "solid" matter with an electon microscope, there are revealed great empty spaces in between the atoms and sub-atomic particles. And when looking out into the cosmos with a telescope, we see again great empty spaces in between the stars and planets. With "no-thing" physically perceived in the in-between spaces of the micro and macro-cosmic universe, is it truly empty... or like below the tip of the iceberg, is something there.. but our instruments are not yet sensitive enough to see?
And because the soul and consciousness is not perceived with some instrument... does that means it does not exist... or again, is it something we are not yet sensitive enough to percieve? Like oxygen, or love, just because you dont see it doesn't mean it is not there. Who can see love ? It is not something you can measure with an instrument to prove.. it is something you feel or just know... and what we all know is that without either (oxygen and or love) we wither away and die.

Speaking of love, we have an invisible inner knowing self - call it our intuitive intelligence, soul or consciousness - that senses life and love in a way that is beyond and deeper than our physical senses. It is this soul or consciousness that - because it too is invisible - can identify with and reach out to those invisible spaces in the universe and becomes aware... something is there. And when that something, be it another soul or consciousness reaches out from that void and connects to us.. Magic !

What limits us from connecting with and experiencing "Magic" (ie. love) each and every moment of our lives?

Our soul has a tendency to fixate its awareness or consciousness on the external physical body and universe. Like clouds covering the sky hiding the light of the sun, our senses are enraptured by that which we are focused upon, and thus, only seeing clouds, we cannot know what is beyond. It is such density that veils our intuitive senses and covers it with illusion. And in a world where everyone is blinded by illusion, those who can see and cry out "there is more" are called crazy.

But even in density, everyone has moments of release from the confining illusions of physical reality. This is most certain upon death, but I am talking about when the soul is still in body, when the ego mind is asleep and the normally outward focused awareness is freed from off the physical and dives below the surface. Here the mysteries of the inner spaces beyond appear, often taking the form of strange visions and nonsensical stories. Intentional meditation (and healing work) achieves similar goals by focusing the awareness off the world and into the void... which allows the inner intelligence to shine forth and communicate with the human self, but in more conscious ways. Within this inner space, we may experience anything.. or everything: energy, vibration, sound, light.... or maybe even some other intangible presence like the angels, masters, God, Goddess? In any case, here is found the ultimate questions all religions seek to answer - what is beyond this earthly life? We don't have to wait till our physical body dies to find out - diving into ourselves (be it through meditation or healing work) we come to realize... our essence, our consciousness, our "Soul Light" continues to live and glow. But for the rest of humanity who do not take that inner journey, they must wait until crossing that final frontier (death) to know. In the meantime they may catch glimpses beyond while in sleep... when the veils or boundaries between the worlds are at their ebb, and awareness is free to wander (to all those hidden places). And dreaming, in the deep hidden recesses of the mind, there is a distant call that reminds again and again.. there is something more.

Distortions - Filters - Overlays
From deep within the eternal "Witness" behind our lives - the essential core part of us that is "pure awareness" - we "observe" the universe through the "lenses" of our physical senses of perception (sight, sound, smell, feel, taste), and interpret reality as it seems. At first these "lenses" are clear and pure, untouched by density, uncorrupted by desire. However, like any matter, over time these same lenses collect dust, get discolored, scratched and in some cases cracked and fractured.. and so what input we receive from them becomes distorted. And upon the film of our subconscious mind, we record and store layer upon layer -overlays- all such imput as our life experiences, images, interpretations, impressions, identifications, judgments, belief systems, thoughts, programs, traumas and emotions... all this "stuff" there to remain for all time, or until we delete them from the subconscious "hard drive" of our mind. And as we look out into the universe through the lenses of all our subconscious programs, our perception of what is true and real is again distorted by all these "overlays" of recorded and stored stuff (btw, "Old Souls" generally accumulate more stuff through their many lives, thus they typically have more overlays).

For example, if you looked out into the world with an overlay of "red" angry feelings, all you see would be tinged with a red glow (almost like wearing red colored glasses), and all of what you feel would be this anger. 

Our personal experience of reality is defined by that which overlay our perceptions.

Our inner being or "Christ Self" is always pure and free, but when our energy field,  mind and consciousness is overlayed with life time after life time of accumulated filters (layers of stuff), our perception, interpretation and thus response to the world becomes distorted, and with such distortions we cannot act in a pure way to life as it is... rather, we react to it according to all these old filters (stuff) we are carrying. The goal of the healing work is to remove these filters so that our energy field and mind is crystal clear, allowing the "Christ" light within to shine forth.

“Blessed are the pure at heart for they shall see God”

Levels of Consciousness
Within all of Creation there are many dimensions and many universes, each with its own unique vibrations, energies and colors... ranging along a near infinite spectrum from the most dense and dark to the most fine and light.

From whatever dimension or universe a soul has ever traveled through, a large or small portion of these vibrations, energies and colors are imbeded or coated onto and as the different layers of the souls energy field (like layers of an onion). These layers, filters or overlays - no matter how dense or fine, dark or light - all influence and distort the souls perception, experience and interpretation of life.

In some cases, depending on how many dark dimensions or universes traveled, a soul can accumulate so much stuff that their entire energy field appears as a dark cloud. This souls experience of life would be very depressing to say the least (unfortunately, there are many people who carry such overlays). Though there are souls who are totally dark like this, most souls carry differing shades of darkness located in various areas of their energy field, from small dots here and there to entire body parts. If one holds a lot of stuff, the process of releasing and healing could take a long time.

When the lenses of our senses and mind are polished clean, we will see things as they are, not what we have made them to be.

20 Quotes By Carl Jung
That Will Help You Better Understand Yourself

”One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.”

“Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming.”

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
 
“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”

“If you are a gifted person, it doesn’t mean that you gained something. It means you have something to give back.”

“Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” [or awakens]

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”

“Loneliness does not come from having no people around, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”

“Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she wants to say.”

“A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.”

“Your perception will become clear only when you can look into your soul.”

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

“What you resist, persists.”

“A dream is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens up to that primeval cosmic night that was the soul, long before there was the conscious ego.”

“We may think that we fully control ourselves. However, a friend can easily reveal something about us that we have absolutely no idea about.”

“Everything about other people that doesn’t satisfy us helps us to better understand ourselves.”



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