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rays1This is a message for all who genuinely feel a higher calling and a deeper sense of purpose is needed at this time in their lives.  From a soul-level perspective, we are all here to express our gifts and abilities in a unique manner that is exactly tailored to our skill-set and deepest longings.  We are here to be of service during these tremendous times of change, and in order to be effective, we must fully realize the magnitude of the transition we are currently going through.  To successfully navigate this transition, we must cultivate and re-establish our connection to our Inner Being — our Source — for this is where Knowledge lies within us.

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What is called for us at this time is a willingness and a desire to be of greater service, to fully step into our roles here, whatever they may be.  This desire comes from the depths of our being, and many of us are feeling this calling now. This is a process that requires greater integrity, self-awareness and compassion. For many of our relationships, outer circumstances, and life experiences may drastically change as this process unfolds.   Ultimately, being really honest with ourselves is required, especially concerning our associates, activities, priorities, and goals.  It is important to understand that opportunities to actualize our higher calling are not available forever — we must be ready, willing, and able to answer the call when the time comes.

The following message is titled The Rays of Initiation and was brought forth through Marshall Vian Summers.  In 1982, he began receiving a series of profound revelations in the deserts of the American Southwest.  For more than 25 years, these revelations have continued, growing ever wider in scope, meaning, and their implications.  These messages are known as a New Message from God, and I believe they are extremely important at this time.  What I admire most about these messages is their directness and piercing honesty, going beyond all rosy and romanticized notions of enlightenment and ‘fast-track’ spiritual advancement.

Please consider checking out more of these Messages or the Steps to Knowledge if you feel compelled to.  Thank you for letting me share!

With Love,

Eliot

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The Rays of Initiation

As revealed to God’s Messenger
Marshall Vian Summers
on July 23, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado

 

The Power and the Presence watches over you

And all people in the world

Waiting for those

Who are ready

Waiting for those

Who are ready to awaken

From their deep sleep

Of desire and disappointment

Watching over the world

Waiting for those minds

That seek freedom.

Not just an outer freedom

But an inner freedom

Waiting for the moment

Of readiness

In the individual.

 

People think

That the Angelic Presence is always there

To abide with them

But this is not accurate.

Indeed

The Presence is waiting

For those who are ready

To respond

To a greater calling

And a greater purpose

In life.

It is those individuals

That will garner the attention

Of the Angelic Assembly.

 

People pray

For many things

But the Angelic Assembly is waiting

For the real calling

From the individual—

A calling usually born of despair

And frustration

Or disappointment in the world

Seeking for something

More real

More authentic

More permanent and

More essential

To their true nature

And purpose

For being in this world

At this time.

 

Great Rays are shined upon those

Who can respond and

Who are ready to receive

Something marvelous

And significant.

 

Great Rays of light and power

Are directed at those

Who are beginning to receive

The preparation

For their greater purpose

And calling in life.

 

You cannot call upon this yourself

Consciously.

It must be born of something

Within you

That is very deep

And very primary

To your life and purpose here.

 

You cannot in your mind

Pray for the Great Rays

To shine upon you

To initiate you

For your mind cannot call upon this.

It must come

From a deeper place

Within you,

But your mind can prepare you

By recognizing

The greater need of your life

And the fact that

You are not living the life you are meant to live

And that you are circumscribed

By many things

Of little value

And future possibilities.

 

You prepare by recognizing the truth

About your life

In a moment of great clarity and sobriety.

You take stock of where you are.

You recognize

That you are lost in the world

Following the prescriptions of your culture

And of those people

Who influence you so strongly.

 

Here you pray not merely for relief from suffering.

You pray for the truth

To be revealed to you—

Not just the truth of your circumstances

But the truth of your life.

You pray for your life

Your real life

To be given to you.

 

This is the calling

That comes from deep within you

Not merely something that the mind wants

For the moment

Not for relief from suffering only

Not just to have a nicer life

Or a prettier set of circumstances

Or to fulfill your ambitions and desires.

 

This comes from the deeper place within you

From Knowledge within you.

This is what speaks to the Angelic Assembly.

This is the result of a deeper experience of yourself

A deeper reckoning within yourself

A deeper honesty.

 

If you are truly ready to respond

Ready to evaluate and change

The circumstances of your life

If necessary

Then the Great Rays will shine upon you

As if a beacon or a spotlight

Has been directed at you very specifically

Not to the people around you

Not even to the person sitting next to you

Not to your husband or your wife or your children

But to you.

This begins then

A process of deeper reckoning and evaluation

A process in many stages of initiation

A process that begins a great turning point for your life.

 

For in truth

You do not know who you are

Or why you are here

Or what you are sent to accomplish

Or whom you are here to meet

What you are here to avoid

What you are here to accomplish

What are the great hazards of your life

Beyond your understanding

What are the great possibilities for your life

Beyond your understanding.

 

You have a relationship with the Angelic Assembly

That watches over this world

And everyone in it.

This is intrinsic to who you are

And why you are here

What you are sent to accomplish

Whom you must meet

Where you must go.

It is a greater journey of your life

Waiting to be discovered and undertaken.

 

Your beliefs

Your ideology

Your religious views

Your spiritual aspirations

Well, more often than not

They merely stand in the way

Of this deeper recognition

Which is not something of this world.

Or anything in this world

But represents your life beyond the world—

Where you have come from

And where you will return to

And the relationships

That are primary to your existence

And to your participation in the world at this time.

 

The Great Rays are powerful.

They reach deep within you

Bypassing your intellect

And all of your beliefs

And ideas

And expectations

And grievances

And so forth

As if they are shining upon a part of you

That you have barely experienced in life

And are barely acquainted with—

Something ancient

Something you might have experienced momentarily here and there

Something unchanging

The changeless part of yourself.

 

This is communication without words.

It is the power of initiation

Generated from the Angelic Host and Assembly

Directed now at an individual

Who has reached the point of readiness

Not only internally

But readiness

where something on the outside

Must be done

For should they miss this point

In their development

And in their life

They could miss their calling entirely.

 

Here timing is critical

For you only have so much time to delay.

You only have so much time

To be lost in the world

Before your opportunity is bypassed

And it is too late for you to respond.

You do not know when this is

But the Angelic Presence knows

Knowledge within you knows.

 

As you approach this critical time in your life

You will feel ever more anxious

About your outer circumstances

Ever more drawn

To something more mysterious

More questioning about your values

And involvements with others

More uncomfortable and dissatisfied with your circumstances

Even if they are pleasurable

Even if they are seemingly beneficial.

 

You become more restless.

You may try to fulfill this restlessness

With more possessions

More activities

More recreation

Even more spirituality

But you are reaching a time of readiness.

It is happening at a deeper level

Byond the realm and the reach of the intellect.

The Presence is watching you

Carefully now

To see how you will respond.

Will you deny your experience?

Will you resist your experience?

Will you try to lose yourself again in romance

Or some other kind of pursuit in the world

Even some kind of edifying pursuit

Like some great social cause

Or political campaign?

Yet this is about something very different.

 

At this time

It is so important

To be responsive to yourself

To practice inner listening

To listen for something deeper

Without coming to conclusions

To orient yourself in this way

For if the Great Rays are directed at you

It will so upset your life

And change you.

It is like being struck by lightning.

 

This experience can be profoundly internal

But it can also be generated

By the arrival of certain people

Who are here

To call you out of your past

And to be a part of your preparation

For a future greater life.

 

In either case

It will begin a process

Of profound change and self-evaluation

So strong now

That you cannot simply deny it

Or think it is something else

For it will seem to overtake you

And you have to yield to it.

 

The Angelic Presence watches you

To see if you can do this

If you can receive initiation

And go through the long

And inexplicable process

That this will require.

You cannot control this process.

You can only keep yourself focused upon it

And that will require

All the self-discipline

And compassion towards yourself

that you can muster.

 

People can fail

At this juncture

With great consequence.

It has to do

With the presence

Of certain other people

In your life

Who will play a significant role

In your greater work and purpose here.

It may be time

For you to meet them.

They may be calling for you.

The time of your rendezvous is approaching

And you must be able to respond.

 

You do not have these opportunities

At all times.

Do not tell yourself

That initiation can happen

At any time

Whenever you feel so inclined

For this is really not true at all.

You have certain opportunities in life

Given the proximity

Of those people

Who will be essential for your success

And given your own development

And degree of self-honesty.

 

For you to be called in this way

You must be prepared

To accept this experience

And undergo the process of preparation

Which is very deep and internal.

You must be able

To respond to those

Who come into your life

Who initiate you

And be a part

Of this great turning point.

 

This is beyond

Your personal plans

And evaluation

Of your life

Entirely.

You may think

Or feel

That you are meant

For something greater

And perhaps

This feeling has been with you

For a very long time

But we are speaking

Of something

Of a far greater potency

And magnitude.

 

If the Great Rays are directed at you

If it is a time of great change

If your time has come

The time for which you have prepared unknowingly

If that time has come

You must be ready to receive

And you must be prepared

To go through

A period of great confusion

And uncertainty.

 

In the world today

God’s New Messenger is here

Bringing a New Message from God

To the world.

If you are to meet him

And for this meeting

To be truly efficacious

You must be prepared in this way

Or you will think

He is just another person

Making great claims.

You will evaluate him

On a personal level

The way you evaluate people

At this present time.

You will not see.

You will not know.

You will not realize

That this is the greatest encounter

You will probably have

In your entire life.

If you miss it

It is missed.

 

God wills for you

To awaken

To your greater purpose

And to receive

The great blessing

From the Angelic Assembly

The Great Rays

But that does not mean

That you will make this rendezvous.

That does not mean

That you can hear

And see

And know

In the critical moment

Where recognition must occur.

That does not mean

Your success is assured.

That does not mean

That you are ready

Willing

And able.

 

If you have a destiny

With the Messenger

You must be preparing for that

Setting aside

That which cannot go forward

Embracing that

Which is crucial

To your success

Building your sense of integrity

Self-honesty

Evaluating your life

To see

What is truly genuine

And has destiny

And what does not

Facing loss

Giving things up

If necessary

Stepping away

From people

When necessary

Stepping away

From your former investments

In people

Places

And things

If necessary.

 

When this life is over

And you return

To your Spiritual Family

They will only have

One question

For you

And that is

Whether you made

Your sacred rendezvous

In life

And gave your gifts

To the world

And in that moment

You will know

With absolute clarity

Whether you did

Or did not.

There is no punishment here

But the weight of failure

Is great.

It means

You will have to try again

And go through

The whole process

All over again.

That should be incentive enough

To encourage most people

To proceed.

 

When you pray to God

Do not pray for little things

Little advantages

Dispensations.

Pray that Knowledge

Will become strong

Within you.

Pray that you will have

The forbearance

And the self-discipline

To hold back

Your fearful

And reactive tendencies.

Pray that those

With whom

You are meant to become engaged

Can find you in the world.

Pray that you will be ready for them

When they arrive

That you will realize

You are making an engagement

Now

Of greater importance

Without trying to

Fully understand

 

What it means

Or what it will require.

 

People who are called

Are called out

Of their former circumstances

And prepared

For a different kind of life.

Everyone has a greater purpose

For being in the world

At this time

But not many people are ready

To receive their calling.

They are not ready

To receive the Great Rays.

 

The future of the world

Depends upon

Enough people

Receiving their calling

And making their contribution

To a world facing

Great and perilous change

A world facing

A Greater Community of life in the universe

A world facing

Economic decline

Environmental destruction

A changing climate

A world at risk

Of collapsing from within

And facing intervention from without.

This is the world

You have come to serve.

It is no accident

You are here

At this time.

 

The Blessing is with you

But you are not with the Blessing.

The calling is waiting for you

But you are busy doing other things

Preoccupied at every moment.

The Angelic Assembly

Watches over you

But your eyes are cast down

To the ground.

You pray for peace

And happiness

And beneficial circumstances

Without realizing

That you are really here

For something else.

You pray to the heavens

That your state of Separation will be satisfactory

And fulfilling

Which can never be the case.

 

The Angelic Assembly is waiting for you

To realize that

Without your greater purpose

And calling

Your life

Is but a troubled dream.

You cannot find fulfillment here

No matter what you do

For you are here

For a greater purpose

And the need of your soul

Is to have this purpose

Realized

And expressed

In the world.

 

If you were not a Greater Being

With a greater origin

And a greater destiny

This would not be the case.

You would just be

An intelligent creature

Living on the surface

Of the world

Trying to be safe

And secure

Trying to be happy

With what you have

And always wanting more.

 

But you are a Greater Being

With a greater origin

And a greater destiny

And the calling is waiting for you

To come to that point of recognition

And readiness.

That sends a signal

To the Angelic Presence

That you are truly ready

And that the process

Must begin.

 

If you cannot generate

This recognition

Within yourself

Then it will be generated

For you

Because your life has reached

The critical point

Where the calling

Must occur

If it is to ever occur in this life.

And that can be extremely disruptive

And the chance of failure will be greater here.

For there is no assurance

You will understand

The meaning of

What is happening.

There is no assurance

That you will follow

What you must follow

And step away

From what you must

Step away from.

 

In a universe of intelligent life

Of countless races of beings

The Great Rays

Are being cast upon those

Who can respond

And who must respond.

It is a Great Plan

For a universe

So far beyond

What you can even imagine.

You cannot conceive of it.

It will make you realize

That your former ideas

Were either hopelessly false

Or greatly inadequate

To address

The real situation in your life.

That is why

You must have humility

And receive correction

Without abusing yourself.

You must allow your life

To be reshaped by Knowledge

Without trying

To reshape it yourself.

It is such a different

Way of being.

It is such a different relationship

With yourself

And others.

It is the beginning

Of a greater life

For you.

 

May God shine upon you

And call you

Out of your troubled dreams

Out of the shadows

Of the past

Out of the misery

Of the present.

 

Pray for this

But in the meantime

Prepare yourself

By being truly honest

About your situation

Your engagements

Your involvements

And your commitments.

 

You cannot be passive

Regarding this great calling.

You must build the foundation.

You must make the effort.

You must have the courage.

You must take the risks

For this will make you strong

And powerful

In the world

And show you

Where the strength

Of your integrity

And courage

Resides.

 

This day

Hear these words

For they come

From the Source of all life.

Prepare for the Messenger in the world

For it is very likely

That you have a destiny

With him.

Understand

You are living

At a Time of Revelation

And that has a great deal to do

With what has happened

In your life

And your deeper inclinations

For the future.

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The Hero’s Adventure: What Movies Can Teach Us About Facing Our Shadow

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  • The Facts:

    The Hero's Journey is a multi-staged adventure whereby the 'hero' grows to become a new version of themselves, one that is evolved and at a 'higher level' per se.

  • Reflect On:

    Movies can be viewed in many ways. Some see it as programming others as inspiration. How can we use what we see in movies in our own lives? To grow and evolve as people? To recognize our true callings vs those of Hollywood?

The hero’s adventure is a term popularised by Joseph Campbell based upon his 1949 work “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”. The late Campbell was an American Professor of Literature and a philosopher who described the adventure one must embark upon to fully realise who he/she is.

A simple explanation from Campbell:

“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.”

Campbell uses the word monomyth to describe this adventure which was taken from James Joyce’s book Finnegans Wake.

According to Campbell the monomyth contains 3 stages, with 17 subsections. Not all journeys contain all sections and no two adventures are the same, yet the hero’s adventure follows a surprisingly similar pattern. The 3 stages are 1. A call to seek out some kind of adventure. 2. A trial or initiatory period where the hero must face an obstacle or series of obstacles. 3. The return back home with that which you were seeking to find. This often repeats in a number of ways, with various steps being repeated, but this is the idea.

The 17 Steps Of The Heroes Adventure:

The Call:

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  1. The call to adventure
  2. Refusal of the call
  3. Supernatural aid
  4. Crossing the threshold
  5. Belly of the whale

The Initiation:

  1. The road of trials
  2. The meeting with the goddess
  3. Woman as temptress
  4. Atonement with the father
  5. Apotheosis
  6. The ultimate boon

The Return:

  1. Refusal of the return
  2. The magic flight
  3. Rescue from without
  4. The crossing of the return threshold
  5. Master of two worlds
  6. Freedom to live

When you look to Hollywood movies and best selling fiction books they all follow the same pattern. Star Wars writer, George Lucas, was a friend of Joseph Campbell and famously said that without Campbell there would have been no Star Wars.

Star Wars

If you take Star Wars, it is the perfect example of the Hero’s Journey:

The Call: Luke Skywalker is living a mundane existence, and then while cleaning R2D2 he is shown a holographic recording seeking help from Princess Leia.

The Initiation: Obi-Wan becomes a mentor to Luke, and teaches him to “use the force”. Along the way he meets Han Solo, Chewbacca and other unsuspecting helpers until he completes his apprentice (which he does not know is taking place). Finally after much fighting, Luke is able to rescue Princess Leia and destroy the death star.

The Return: Then he returns home a new man where Leia awards Luke with medals for his heroism.

The Matrix

The Matrix is another example.

The Call: Thomas Anderson is fed up with life at a dead end job and knows there is more to his existence. He has a dream in which his computer types “follow the white rabbit” when someone comes to buy illegal computer programmes from him they ask him to join them on a night out. He declines, but when one of the group turns, she has a tattoo of a white rabbit, so he decides to follow.

The Initiation: Thomas Anderson becomes his computer alias Neo. He meets Trinity, and later Morpheus and is offered to be shown the truth in the form of the red pill (truth) or blue pill (fantasy). He opts for the truth pill and is initiated into a mysterious world where reality as he knew it is actually a computer programme. He gets to download multiple skills, thinks he is The One, but then realises he is not The One. Morpheus gets taken by the agents and he decides to save him.

The Return: Upon trying to save Morpheus he realises he is The One, saves him and defeats the agents. This is him returning with the realisation he is The One, although the return and initiation cross over a little.

This is the same structure you see in Harry Potter, The Wizard Of Oz, Alice In Wonderland, The Alchemist and just about every story based movie there is.

But how is this helpful?

This is the same story we can use as a metaphorical representation of who and where we are in our lives.

If you think life is meaningless and mundane, this means you should be on the lookout for synchronicities and clues of how to break free.

If you have just had a strong urge to go and do something very far removed from your comfort zone that has the potential to change your circumstances, then you probably should.

If you are stuck in a painful situation that seems to have no end, this means you are in an initiation. Being in an initiation does not guarantee you will pass “the test” but at some point you will be given an opportunity to break a cycle or take an opportunity.

If you have just been through an ordeal and conquered your inner (and sometimes outer) demons, bask in the glory, but remember there was 9 Star Wars movies, 4 Matrix movies and 8 Harry Potter books. Your Heroes Adventure may have many chapters, so strap in and try to enjoy the journey.

Much love, Luke.


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On Taking Life Too Seriously

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  • The Facts:

    Much of the time in life, we allow ourselves to take situations VERY seriously. This will sometimes turn pain into suffering, or prolong the challenges we face for growth. It also stops us from truly finding peace in life.

  • Reflect On:

    Do you feel a constant sense of anxiety in your life? Underlying everything? Where do you notice you take life or situations too seriously? What do you do to begin connecting back to self, and taking life less seriously?

Do you go through life with constant angst? A feeling deep down that there is always a little bit of stress or a little bit of worry? I’ve been through this. And in some ways, I thought it would never go away. But I focused on self awareness and living in the heart enough to kiss those days goodbye.

We can sure take life too seriously at times can’t we? I mean it’s fair. We have stresses in life that we get caught up in, we go, go, go, go, and often forget to take a moment to breathe. In Western culture, it’s all about obsessing over goals and getting there and telling ourselves sotries about what life will be like when we do finally get there… but what often happens to us when we live this way? We step into unconsciousness. We stop taking time to FEEL.

I want to help us remember to be STILL with this.

Various experiences and events have taken place in my life that have challenged some of my deepest ideals, belief systems and concepts that I felt were a part of me. This has gone on and occurred in my entire 11 year journey of truly changing myself. Whether it had to do with the work I do, friends, the world, relationships or big decisions in life, many things were challenged. It has truly been an incredible ride.

We sometimes might think “when will all the change and ‘chaos’ end?” A good question indeed, but isn’t this what we are here for at this time? To truly look at ourselves, look at all that we hold onto and all that we define our reality with. Literally everything! If you are feeling like you are the only one out there going through this stuff and feel like everything is backwards -that things are constantly being challenged, know that what you are experiencing is perfect, and we must remember to have fun with it!

Not Just A Human Experience

We are not here at this time to simply have ‘a human experience,’ we are here to evolve the human experience. It’s different! Stop looking at the past to tell us what to do, how we should move forward, and what ‘the greats’ did in our past to figure things out. We are not in that time, and the zeitgeist of our time now is not to simply exist but to be present as we deeply evolve the way of life on this planet.

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We hear a lot “but we’re human, just embrace that!” That’s all fine, but what does that mean? What is a human? How should we be? Does being human mean accepting the world as it is? Are we capable of more? Can we redefine what it means to be human and what life should look like? Why do we give up so easily on dreaming big about these things?

I used to accept MANY limitations about myself and what I could do. But eventually, I was faced with the chance to let all that go, and reimagine what was possible. Even when everyone told me I was crazy and I couldn’t do what I was trying to do, I used my connection to self and consciousness to create it. Because I believed I was capable of more, and so is everyone else. This is how Collective Evolution, the site your on, came to be.

Embracing Change

After experiencing the many deep questions and challenges I have thus far, overcoming them and moving forward, I have one very special thing that I have reminded myself about over and over and truly understand to a deep level. We are here to play and evolve! None of what we are experiencing is as serious as we think!!

The mind and ego can make things very real, very dramatic, very frightening. I know! But the highest aspect of who we are is always clear, always neutral, and always sharing with us exactly what we need to hear because IT IS US! We are not the mind or the stories it creates that makes things so serious. They are there because that is our challenge. To go beyond the mind and the stories it creates -so we can experience this sensorial world and remember who we truly are (click to listen to my podcast on this topic.)

So let’s remember, whether it’s life choices, relationships, friends, work, family, sports, or everyday events, know that it’s just an experience! We can spend our whole lives always caught up in the drama and the intensity, saying “oh my gosh things are so tough, the world is so crazy, my life is upside down, and I’m so busy!” but where does this lead us? This is a question we must ask ourselves.

If we remain caught up in these perceptions, repetitive patterns of mind, we will continue to miss out on the entire journey we are on because we are lost and caught up in the mind. We perpetuate our so called “suffering” when we make things serious and make them a big deal. When we can see it for what it is, we allow the emotions to subside, allow back in our full potential and know how to take action forward. This is called finding true peace.

I’m not talking about simply accepting things and saying “well get over it” or “that’s how it is, so deal with it.” No. I’m talking about truly seeing things for what they are. Seeing why we color something in a particular way. Seeing the belief system behind why something is good or bad or right or wrong or even why it’s serious!

I promise you, behind every strong emotion, every serious situation, there is a belief system that makes it that way. One that is held in the mind and made real by the mind. But the mind is not YOU! See the story! Let it go and just play! You will find much peace and joy in flowing through your experience in this way.

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Have You Realized The Profundity Of Our True Nature?

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  • The Facts:

    In life, we typically move about, seeing all material for what we define it as. This makes things convenient in a way, but there is a profoundness to not only seeing beyond these definitions, but also tapping back into full potential.

  • Reflect On:

    Have you ever tried practicing the awareness that you are not your mind nor your body? Why do we identify so strongly with just our physical body, and is it time to begin to remember we are much more than that?

Who we really are has been staring us in the face the whole time.

Take a look at your body, but look at it from a completely impersonal perspective; free of any thought about it at all. Without labels like arms and legs; without any sense of ownership, just as it is. Look in the mirror at your face, your eyes, but look without the thinking mind. This body that you get to use and throw around the joint, is a product of the universe. Conditions were apparently perfect here on Earth for Humans to exist. A magnificent sculpture, carved from stardust, gases, cells, minerals, heat – one of the most complex arrangements of cells and energy you have ever laid your eyes upon.

There is no boundary to the human body; there is no “in here” and “out there.” The body is a constant flow of energy, never a stationary or permanent thing we could pin down. There is a constant flow of air coming in and out, molecules by our skin, bacteria breaking down food in our stomach, there is no boundary between the body and the environment. It’s like a river, never the same body of water in any two moments.

Then, how about all the stuff the body perceives. All the sounds, tastes, smells, visual images and so on. The human body makes the whole world we’re privy to. The brain selects a very narrow band of frequencies and constructs reality according to the bandwidth of what our senses relay for us. The visual spectrum is only a very narrow band, while other sentient beings select out different bands for their viewing pleasure. So reality as we know it, never exists objectively, only subjectively through the being that is observing it. Without an observer what does it exist as? Just a soup of frequencies I suppose.

I find this phenomenal! There are little reality bubbles existing wherever a sentient being is alive. Energy has coalesced into the form of a human being, a giraffe, an ant, a butterfly, a chameleon, an amoeba, and through these configurations, the universe is observing itself. It is having experiences with itself.

1619136_420984308034739_245289130_nSo essentially, the whole world that you exist in – the reality bubble that you spend your entire life in – is entirely made by the human body. Your human body. Everything, all of it. Look at the image your eyes are creating. Look at how immaculate, perfect and impeccably high the resolution is! Check out how infinite the colour palette is. Take another look in the mirror at the wonder of your eyes. Those things stuck in that head, those things that we call eyes are absolutely wondrous biological organs, composed of trillions of living cells; living in harmony, being fed by the fuel you place in your mouth. Those things are taking frequencies of energy, sending it at light speed to your brain, where trillions more cells convert it into a picture. WOW!

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And while I’m on that subject: have you ever wondered how electrical signals in the brain – how realistically an infinite amount of neurons in our brain – can create the conscious experience of sound out of electrical impulses? How does something biological turn electricity into the conscious experience of smell? Into the emotion of love, of anger?

So look around you. Look what you’re part of. You’re on a planet zooming through space at hundreds of kilometres per second, circling around in a gigantic galaxy. You’re amongst animals, forests, bodies of water, lightning, rain, drought, plants and soil. You’re amongst life! You’re seeing it unfold right before your eyes, seeing life in all its animation. I don’t see why it should seem like there’s anything else to do, other than admire what we’re amongst, and create.

Just as the bus motors down the street, so too does the galaxy arms revolve around its core. A child eats breakfast, while an asteroid erupts as it passes through an atmosphere. We are as much an expression of this universe as the plants and galaxies. This universe has arranged itself in such complex ways, in such exquisite patterns, so that it may know itself through our eyes. We have become an aperture for energy to know what it inherently is.

When we look deeper into our own nature, we find that things are even more extraordinary than what exists in the physical realm of bodies, animals, plants and stars.

There is this notion of separation in our society, where we exist separately from the outside world of other stuff. We are separate from the table, our house, other people and the whole cosmos. We feel this too, because we feel that we are the human body, or the thinker somewhere in the head. But this notion is learnt, cultivated, but not all cultures prescribe to this way of being at all.

The whole world is consciousness; it all exists within, not out there somewhere. This is the worldview slowly being ushered in by quantum mechanics and eastern traditions. They’ve arrived now at the same point, but there is obvious resistance because the old system composed of survival-of-the-fittest, authority, institutions and competition rely on our illusory separateness for vitality.

Consciousness is the way in which biological functions of firing neurons in the brain are turned into a conscious experience. Consciousness is something transcendent of the physical world, and is therefore never affected by the  realm of form. It is so perfect and complete already, not needing fulfillment or healing in any way.

The thing is, most of us don’t feel this way though. We still feel separate, small, incomplete and not an integrated part of the whole. We still feel like we are locked up inside a head looking out at separate stuff. But there are ways in which consciousness can shift and identify with something much deeper. The first step is usually quieting the mind through meditation. Our thoughts have run rampant, and we’ve taken this incessant internal monologue to be who we are. But if you do one session of meditation, you’ll see that the mind comes in all by itself, starts up fantasies, conversations, judgments and memories all by itself, while you are trying to focus on your breath. While you’re trying to be silent, the mind has other ideas. Meditation shows us we aren’t the thinker at all; it shows us that we are the witnessing presence OF thought.

A thought is as much a sensation as the taste of ice cream is; we’ve just placed too much emphasis and belief in thought. So rather than identifying consciousness with something superimposed upon it (the mind, the “small self”, the ego) we can shine the light back in on itself via techniques like meditation, and identify as pure consciousness itself. We become not only the witnesser of all sensation, but we merge with it, just as we did with the mind. The feeling of self shifts from the mind with all its thoughts and ideas about the world, to sensation. And sensation is essentially the universe! You become the whole universe.

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