Monday, November 14, 2011

Restless Facts

The energies of our system will decay, the glory of the sun will be dimmed, and the earth, tideless and inert, will no longer tolerate the race which has for a moment disturbed its solitude. Man will go down into the pit, and all his thoughts will perish. The uneasy consciousness which in this obscure corner has for a brief space broken the contended silence of the universe will be at rest. Matter will know itself no longer. ‘Imperishable monuments’ and ‘immortal deeds’ death itself, and love stronger than death, will be as though they had never been. Nor will anything that is, be better or be worse for all that the labour, genius, devotion, and suffering of man have striven through countless generations to effect.

Those thoughts were expressed by Arthur James Balfour, the 1st Earl of Balfour, who served as Prime Minister of the UK from 1902 to 1905. Our thoughts about the nature of our world have changed dramatically over the last one hundred plus years. The notions that thoughts die, and energy decays, or consciousness has an end are in the same category as the earth being flat. Balfour’s beliefs were commonplace back in those years, and people experienced those beliefs using the turmoil they created during the 20th century.

Negative thoughts move slower than positive thoughts, so remnants of those antiquated and guilt-ridden beliefs still linger in this era of self awareness. We are more than our fear-based ancestors thought we are, and the universe, especially the universe within our consciousness, is far more extensive than science and religion claim they are. A greater field of perception, which springs from our imagination, is revealing itself. We now sense a different framework, and it is ready to be experienced. The flower of innate truth sits on a stalk in an opening region of consciousness, and as it opens we realize that we dwell in more than one reality at a time.

In our dream reality, the psyche brings new facts into existence. Reality and imagination are synonymous. Without one there wouldn’t be the other. Facts are beliefs that give us guidelines for our perceptions, and they allow substances to react differently, which means they vibrate slower or faster depending on the associations within the beliefs. What may be a fact in one moment may not be a fact in another moment. Balfour thoughts helped glorified negative expression, and other natural impulses and emotions were blocked in the process.

Physical life is not about finding the nature of the self; it’s about creating and then expanding the essence of the self. There are no signs of a butterfly in a caterpillar. That transformation is a metaphor for the self. The alteration of antiquated facts is part of shift in awareness. Beliefs are guidelines that help us experience the physical world. Our first belief is about the self, and when we close the separation that exists within the self we alter our awareness, and we begin to trust our dreams, feelings, and imagination. We give our intellect wings, and the psyche static we have been receiving begins to unravel restless positive facts about the nature of the expanding self.

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