Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Universal Library Of Knowledge And Wisdom

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 Hasdrubal or Caesar Borgia is as much an illustration of the mind’s power and depravation as what has befallen us.

Emerson wrote those words in his 1841 essay, History. But those words are more than words. They are perceptions that arise from the world of dreams and innate experiences. Emerson believed that everything physical starts as a thought, and he believed those thoughts are rooted in the universal library of knowledge and wisdom.

Most of us don’t believe we are connected to such a place. We like to believe the hall of wisdom is a separate place that we have to earn to enjoy. But both of those beliefs are shaded by the perceptions of men with hidden agendas. Those agendas also originate in the universal library. The universal library is not a place, and we are never separated from it. This sanctuary of thought is a key part of the energy that exists within us. It is one of the actions of consciousness. Consciousness is not a place or one person. It is a characteristic of energy manifesting as thoughts, life forms and things.

We say this conscious wisdom center is universal and it is, but it is constructed individually. Each form of consciousness uses knowledge and wisdom differently in order to expand in awareness. We use Earth as our individual expansion field, and we assume different roles to increase our awareness of our complete self. The self that never left the library of knowledge and wisdom. So nothing is new in our expansion field. All we experience has been experienced before. The only element that is new is our awareness of knowing what we already know, and the wisdom to accept that knowing.

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