Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cracks of Awareness

Of the universal mind each individual man is one more incarnation. All properties consist in him. Each new fact in his private experience flashes a light on what great bodies of men have done, and the crises of his life refer to national crises. Each revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind, and when the same thought occurs to another man, it is the key to that era. Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age. The fact narrated must correspond to something in me to be credible or intelligible. We as we read must become Greeks, Romans, Turks, priest and king, martyr and executioner, or we shall learn nothing rightly. What befell Asdrubal or Caesar Borgia is as much an illustration of the mind’s power and depravation as what has befallen us.

Each new law and political movement has meaning for you. Stand before each of its tablets and say, “Under this mask did my Proteus nature hide itself.” This remedies the defect of our too great nearness to ourselves. This throws our actions into perspective: and as crabs, goats, scorpions, the balance, and the water pot lose their meanness when hung as signs in the zodiac, so I can see my own vices without heat in the distant persons of Solomon, Alcibiades and Catiline.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those thoughts in his 1841 essay History. The physical history of man is linear as well as circular. Every thought is an impulse created non-physically in the individual mind and then manifests somehow. Separated consciousness is taught to believe the thoughts created by other minds have more validity, and a fragmented self tries to solve problems using the thoughts of others or through a collective group of peers that have gained prominence. The tendency to be united in thought is innate, so human awareness hides under the mask of Proteus and becomes a sterile concept in order to conform. Emerson point is that thoughts are self created impulses that dangle in front of every form of consciousness in order to be experienced physically and those thoughts are uniquely similar to other thoughts that have their genesis in the non-physical. Each thought is the energy of a non-physical self expressing a desire to experience a physical manifestation which expands the awareness of a complete self. There is an archipelago of mind where genius boils over in is own sand of uniqueness as it spews impulses into individual minds which float in vast sea of experiences.

The perceived separation from that archipelago is a choice of different qualities of consciousness, and within each choice a plethora of realities exists. The issues experienced within each reality are self-created, compliments of the innate school of expansion. Awareness is a blinking light of knowing that shapes the structure of impulses and manifest thoughts of genius from the well of bubbling mental enzymes.

The conformity experienced by an individual consciousness is the latent desire to be whole within a physical creation that continuously expands in its own mental enzymes. The desire to be whole is the catalyst for physical conformity which creates laws with rational meaning as well as restrictive physical limitations, but the wholeness of the archipelago seeps through cracks of awareness and continues to create other realities to experience.


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