Sunday, December 28, 2014

Breath Of Vision

All things are in process, rising and returning. Plants come to blossom, but only to return to the root. Returning to the root is like seeking tranquility. Seeking tranquility is like moving towards destiny. To move toward destiny is like eternity. To know eternity is enlightenment.

Knowing eternity makes one comprehensive; comprehension makes one broadminded; breadth of vision brings nobility; nobility is like heaven.


Joseph Campbell wrote those thoughts in his book, The Hero With A Thousand Faces. We are, like all forms of consciousness, in the process of expansion. That expansion is fuel by our non-physical roots. We all want to return to our non-physical roots, so we seek outside help from religious teachings and other philosophical teachings. Our religions tell us tranquility is a reward. That reward is bestowed on us when we reach our roots. But our roots keep expanding as we expand so we would have a hard time enjoying our reward if we think tranquility is the end or the summit of our goal.

Tranquility is a state of awareness. It is a form of knowing and appreciating. It has the same characteristics of love, but we rarely associate the two. Tranquility knows eternity and the expanding nobility in it. In the peacefulness of tranquility is the torture of suffering. We live in our heaven and hell by feeling the human anguish of not remembering.

But not remembering is not a sin or an act of disconnection from our roots of tranquility. Not remembering is our gift of focus. It gives us the opportunity to blossom and experience the power of dualistic awareness. We use our forgetful nobility in this reality to expand our roots in the next reality. That is our unique breadth of vision.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Is Love A Feeling

Love is not limited to people; it is not limited even to living things. Love can be expressed in association with objects, with concepts, with philosophies, with ideas, with expressions such as art or music. Love can be expressed in many, many, many different manners in relation to many, many, many different manifestations, for the actual definition of love is knowing and appreciation.

What does that mean? Knowing is not necessarily understanding; understanding is not a requirement for knowing. Knowing is an inward expression that you generate in relation to any other expression of consciousness, whether it be a manifestation or not, and in that, you resonate with it to an extent that you are merged with it.

Now; this is not a physical action. This is an energetic action, and when you are merged with another expression, you know it. Even if you do not understand it, you know it; you can feel it.

Now; this feeling is different from emotional feelings. Emotional feelings are signals. Love is not a feeling, but it does generate an inward feeling of wholeness, that you are not separate from what you know. If you gaze at a painting and you know that art – regardless of the artist, regardless of the medium, regardless of the strokes, you gaze at a painting and you connect with it – in that, you generate a feeling within you that is different from emotional feelings. You feel it, in your gut and it pulls you. You can feel an actual energy pull. You are merged with that expression. The energy of the expression is meeting your energy, and you are merging with it.

When you listen to music or when you play music and you feel in your gut that pull towards the music, you know it. You are merged with it. In that mergence, in that knowing, it creates a genuine appreciation, and you genuinely are consumed with that knowing, that pull and that appreciation.

This is not an emotional feeling. Affection is an emotional feeling that many if not most individuals confuse with love when they assign it that word, but it is not love. It is affection, and you can express affection with many, many, many expressions and manifestations, and not love. You can express love without affection. You do not necessarily express affection for a composition of music or a painting or a sculpture or a car – one moment – but you can express love for those manifestations.

Love can be expressed to manifestations that are not living. You can love an expression of architecture, you can love a fabric, you can love a design of fashion – for it is not an emotional expression, it is a knowing and an appreciation. In that appreciation, there is what you would term to be complete acceptance, and that is also what you feel. You feel within you, within your body consciousness, a freedom of that complete acceptance.

Now; this is the reason that I have expressed repeatedly that there are many individuals within your world that have not experienced love, not genuinely, for they have not allowed themself that genuine expression of mergence in which they genuinely incorporate that knowing and that appreciation and that complete acceptance.

You can do this with other individuals and not do it always. You can express genuine love in relation to another individual and not be expressing that consistently or constantly, for you may not be focused upon that mergence with the other individual. You may not understand the other individual's expression, but you can express that love for them, regardless. Therefore, this is an illustration: understanding is not a requirement to be expressing love.

While doing research for my new novel I came across this explanation of love. It was written by Elias. Elias is a consciousness teacher. As you can tell, Elias hits a nerve of remembering with his definition of love.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mental Stadium

And what then is belief? It is the demi-cadence that closes a musical phrase in the symphony of our intellectual life. It has three properties:

First, it is something that we are aware of;

Second, it appeases the irritation of doubt;

Third it involves the establishment in our nature of a rule of action or say for short, a habit.

As it appeases the irritation of doubt, which is the motive for thinking, thought relaxes and comes to rest for a moment when belief is reached. But since belief is a rule of action, the application of which involves further doubt and further thought, at the same time that is a stopping- place, it is also a new starting- place for thought.

The final upshot of thinking is the exercise of volition and of this thought no longer forms a part; but belief is only a stadium of mental action, an effect upon our nature due to thought, which will influence future thinking.

Charles Sanders Pierce wrote those thoughts in his 1878 essay, How to Make our Ideas Clear. Pierce is considered the father pragmatism. Pierce’s definition of a belief does help us establish a mental road of choice when it comes to what to believe or what we should believe. We don’t use his three-step approach to establishing a belief consciously, but there’s no doubt we use them automatically. Our beliefs create the reality we experience.

Our beliefs are habits. They are our inner addictions that shape our daily lives. We don’t examine our beliefs, but if we did we would have a pretty good idea which probability in our mental stadium would be the victor in our game of choices. We choose our actions from our pool of vacillating and non-vacillating beliefs. Vacillating beliefs are the thoughts that sit on the fence of an established belief and fall where the winds of uncertainty takes them. Non-vacillating beliefs are those beliefs that are rooted in the genetic quicksand of unrecorded time. Every thought falls into some category of mental action. Once our thoughts are in a specific category they become physical expressions.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Noxious Exaggerations

Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of prophets. He saw with open eye the mystery of the soul. Drawn by its severe harmony, ravished with its beauty he lived in it, and had his being there. Alone in all history, he estimated the greatness of man. One man was true to what is in you and me. He saw that God incarnates himself in man, and evermore goes forth anew to take possession of his world. He said, in this jubilee of sublime emotion, ‘I am divine. Through me, God acts; through me, God speaks. Would you see God see me; or, see thee, when thou also thinkest as I now think.’

But what a distortion did his doctrine and memory suffer in the same, in the next, and the following ages! There is no doctrine of the Reason that will bear to be taught by the Understanding. The understanding caught this high chant from the poet’s lips and said in the next age, ‘This was Jehovah comedown out of heaven. I will kill you if you say he was a man.’ The idioms of his language, and the figures of his rhetoric, have usurped the place of his truth; and churches are not built on his principles, but on his tropes.

In thus contemplating Jesus, we become very sensible of the first defect of historical Christianity. Historical Christianity has fallen into the error that corrupts all attempts to communicate religion. As it appears to us and as it has appeared for ages, it is not the doctrine of the soul, but an exaggeration of the personal, the positive, the ritual. It has dwelt; it dwells, with noxious exaggeration about the person of Jesus. The soul knows no persons. It invites every man to expand to the full circle of the universe and will have no preferences, but those of spontaneous love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson the Boston minister, poet and essayist, wrote those thoughts in his controversial 1838 Divinity School Address. Emerson got down and dirty in that address. He talked about how an innate message is distorted by narrow-minded fanatics that want to control the ignorant. We are ignorant when it comes to understanding the nature of the soul and the consciousness within and around it. We worship falsehoods and allow ritualistic fantasies to control what we believe. For years, in the name of what is right, we have overpowered the weak and punish the awakened in order to prove we can follow instead of lead.

But we don’t call our noxious exaggerations of truth and complete lack of understanding, wrong. We call it blessed. We are blessed by the thoughts of a God who judges, condemns, retaliates and chooses how the God in us should act. No God who see himself as God would think the way we think of the God within us now.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Watering Thorns

Those who are scattered, simplify your worrying lives. There is one righteousness: Water the fruit trees and don’t water the thorns.

Be generous to what nurtures the spirit and God’s luminous reason-light. Don’t honor what causes dysentery and knotted-up tumors.

Don’t feed both sides of yourself equally. The spirit and the body carry different loads and require different attentions.

Too often we put saddlebags on Jesus and let the donkey run loose in the pasture.

Don’t make the body do what the spirit does best, and don’t put a big load on the spirit that the body could carry easily.


Rumi, the 13th century Sufi mystic, talks about the ego without ever mentioning it. We do water the thorns in our ego, and forget to water the fruit it protects. The ego is designed to skim the top level of our reality and form a cohesive relationship between the self and the physical environment. This incredible tool of consciousness is capable of perceiving much more than we allow. Our fears, superstitions and ignorance limit the scope of its power.

The ego can’t directly experience psychological experiences that occur outside of the boundaries of our beliefs, but it can become aware of them on an intellectual basis. We don’t accept our intuitions because intuition touches the ego in a very annoying way. Our intuitions attack our reality with unproven weapons, and the naked ego runs for cover.

The purpose of the ego is physical awareness. But when it becomes a hard shell full of antiquated beliefs and fears, it turns into a prison that snuffs out important data from the inner self. It is up to us to coat our reality with our intuitions, and then feel that coat blend with the ego and other portions of the self. When that happens, we are watering the fruit instead of the thorns.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

We Act Out

Ich Liebe Meines Wesens Dunkelstunden

I love the dark hours of my being. My mind deepens into them. There I can find, as in old letters, The days of my life, already lived, And held like a legend and understood

Then the knowing comes: I can open To another life that’s wide and timeless.

So I am sometimes like a tree Rustling over a gravesite And making real the dream Of the one its living roots Embrace :

A dream once lost Among sorrows and songs.


Rainer Maria Rilke, the incredible 20th-century German poet, wrote Ich Liebe Meines Wesens Dunkelstunden. The poem was published in Rilke’s 1905 work, Book of Hours. Rilke was fascinated with dreaming. His work comes from the world of dreams. For the most part, dreams are a reality void of ego interference, and that is one of the ingredients that makes the dream world so special. We don’t call it reality, but it is another reality. We act out different probabilities while dreaming, and we try out these alternatives in that mode of knowing.

The fact that we foresee future possibilities is certainly not in our accepted belief structure, but it is an important aspect of dreaming. Our inner identity is constantly acting out what we don’t accept. The days of our life are on one limb of a multi-limb tree. The other limbs contain probabilities that play out in other realities. The dark hours of our being are daylight to the probable self that knows how to experience the reality within the dream world.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Bog

The Source

The undulating wood slopes down To the rhythm of mountain streams... If you want to find the source, You have to go up, against the current. Break through, search, don't yield, You know it must be here somewhere. Where are you? Source where are you?!

Silence... Stream, woodland stream, Tell me the secret Of your origin! (Silence- why are you silent? With what care you have hidden the mystery Of your origin!)

Let me wet my lips In spring water, To feel its freshness, Its life-giving freshness.


The Source is from The Poetry of John Paul II, Roman Triptych Meditations. We tend to look for our Source in one particular place. That place is a bog filled with deeply engraved beliefs. But the Source of that bog is not in the mud of those beliefs, so we try to dance our way out of this bottomless bog. As the dance progresses, the spirit and the flesh mingle like mating water drops in a loving current. The innate music in our genes mimics the sound of that current.

As the bog disappears in this encapsulating current, we disappear with it. But we're not lost. We are in every drop of the invisible bog and in every musical note of the recurring current.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Art Of Drinking Tea

Okakura Kakuzo in his book, The Book of Tea explains the art in drinking tea. There is art in everything we do, especially when we focus on the task at hand. There is beauty in the simple tasks, but we overlook the beauty in order to move to the next task. Kakuzo brings us back in focus with his amazing attention to detail. Life is in the details and happiness is in the art of knowing how to appreciate them.

The art of drinking tea is a normal, secular, common day affair; so also is sitting in a room with friends. And yet, consider what happens when you resolve to pay full attention to every aspect of the act of drinking tea while sitting in a room with friends, selecting first your best, most appropriate bowls, setting these down in the prettiest way, using an interesting pot, sharing with a few friends who go well together, and providing things for them to look at: a few flowers perfectly composed, so that each will shine with its own beauty and the organization of the group also will be radiant: a picture in accord, selected for the occasion: and perhaps an amusing little box, to open, shut and examine from all sides.

Then, in preparing, serving, and drinking, every phase of the action is rendered in such a gracefully functional manner that all present may take joy in it, the common affair might well be said to have been elevated to the status of a poem. And, in fact, the writing of a sonnet, words are used that are quite normal, secular, common day tools. Just as in poetry, so in tea: certain rules and manners have been developed as a consequence of ages of experience, and through the mastery of these, immensely heightened powers of expression are achieved. For art imitates nature in its manner of operation, so does tea.

The guest approaches by the garden path and must stoop through the entrance. He makes obeisance to the picture or flower arrangement, to the singing kettle, and takes his place on the floor. The simplest object, framed by the controlled simplicity of the teahouse, stands out in mysterious beauty, its silence holding the secret of temporal existence. Each guest is permitted to complete the experience in relation to himself. The members of the company thus contemplate the universe in miniature and become aware of their hidden fellowship with immortals. The great tea masters were concerned to make of the divine wonder an experienced moment; then out of the teahouse the influence was carried into the home; and out of the home instilled into the nation.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Choices And Tweaks

We are all discerners of spirits. That diagnosis lies aloft in our life or unconscious power, The intercourse of society, its trade, its religion, its friendships, its quarrels, is one wide, judicial investigation of character.

In full court, or in small committee, or confronting face to face, accuser and accused, men offer themselves to be judged. Against their will, they exhibit those decisive trifles by which character is read.

But who judges? And what? Not our understanding. We do not read them by learning a craft. No; the wisdom of the wise man consists herein, that he does not judge them; he lets them judge themselves and merely reads and records their own verdict.


Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those thoughts in his 1838 essay, The Over-soul. We like to judge. It’s in our DNA. Our culture is based on judgment. Religion, science, and politics based their truths on judgments. We are the judge and jury, and we expect to be found guilty of not judging correctly. We find solace in those that have been judged the same way we have. We become part of the mass judgment and live as prisoners in our self-made mind shackles.

As Emerson points out, we live our preconceived verdict. We become what we are told we are. We wrestle with the fear of failure and fumble with the edicts of righteousness. We skip the sentence of sanity and jump into the paragraph of distorted thoughts. Nothing serves us worse than the comfort of our confused fantasies. Life does fall from the trifles by which our character is categorized.

The madness of this behavior rests in the lockbox of our beliefs. What sanity gives to one is madness to another. Each box of beliefs is set but is easily unset. The message we send from that box is one of judgment, and we build from it. Judgment changes with every choice and blends with every tweak. Choices and tweaks give us the power to discern our preconceived verdict.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Courage

Courage to be is the ethical act in which man affirms his own being in spite of those elements of his existence which conflict with his essential self-affirmation.

Paul Tillich, the 19th-century theologian and philosopher, wrote that thought in his book The Courage to Be. We all have courage. What we lack is affirmation. Affirmation is an elusive commodity, or we believe it is. We learn so we can affirm our knowledge, we vote to affirm our convictions, we marry to affirm our love, and we die to affirm our existence. We are on a perpetual quest to find and affirm our self-truth.

Conflicts surround us; opposites engage us and change deceives us. We climb the mental monkey bars of life, and expect to reach the top, but there is no top. There’s just another rung to climb or fall from. Both directions contain courage, but our preconceived notions break that courage and stuff it in a box of misguided perceptions. Our courage is then covered with the film of premeditated control. Our essential self-worth is buried without a funeral.

Courage is the ability to rise from the dead expectations that float through our mental war zone. Courage is the nature of all consciousness. It has no start or finish; no expiration date or instructions. It is an innate quality of our consciousness. All we have to do is realize we use it in every moment; in every experience and every act. Courage is the energy that fuels our existence and the dangling participle within life.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Mental Jigsaw Puzzle

Step out onto the Planet Draw a circle 100 feet round.

Inside the circle are 300 things Nobody understands and, Maybe nobody ever sees.


Lew Welsh was a member of a trio of beat poets. Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen and Lew met at Reed College. When Gary and Philip became famous in 1955, Lew was in Chicago recovering from a nervous breakdown.

Welsh’s poem is a mind tickler. Trying to absorb everything around us is a difficult task. We compensate for our lack by living in a world of familiar things. We accept what we believe and throw everything else in a pile of uncertainty. We rarely dig through that pile. Our individual world is a partial glance of consciousness. There are other worlds around us, but we choose not to focus on them unless something triggers our awareness. Awareness is a complicated companion. It’s rooted in a mental jigsaw puzzle that contains much more than three hundred things. We don’t see the pieces in the puzzle until we acknowledge them.

Our jigsaw puzzle is constantly changing. We like to think we have a working knowledge of the puzzle, but we don’t. We wrap our ego in a shroud of camouflage, and avoid a lot of pieces. Our jigsaw puzzle always has an element of blank in it. We accept that element using faith. Faith is our "I don't understand the puzzle card." Faith gives the self permission to avoid what we don’t understand. Faith is the piece that no one sees and rarely understands.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Childhood

Allow the children of your world to grow with the knowledge of their power. Tell them they create their reality, and how they do that.

Allow them to know there is no such thing as success versus failure. Encourage that which is their dreams and tell them that by their dreams and their imagination, they create what they desire.

Teach them cooperative play rather than competition. Honor their sovereignty and love them in the knowledge they are Gods and Goddesses come forth to be your teachers and mirrors.

Jani King, the Australian psychologist, wrote those thoughts in her book The Gift. As we aged we tend to forget some of our childhood experiences. We don’t totally forget those years; some of the good experiences remain, and the bad stuff lingers around our consciousness as well. We have an archaic attitude when it comes to understanding childhood. Childhood is wrapped in the soiled diapers of judgmental parents and peers. The stifled wisdom of grandparents helps ease the mess, but for the most part, we limit the knowledge of our children’s power, and the reality in which they flounder.

We forget that our consciousness and our children’s consciousness was active long before we perceived this version of the self in time and space. We chose to be born into this world to experience our version of reality, not the reality of others. Our dream world is our laboratory. The self is not limited in our dream lab. We mix and match probabilities and choose our direction based on beliefs, desires, and impulses. We try to follow that direction in our waking world, but the standards set by antiquated cultural symbols and rules change our course.

Children are mirrors. We are mirrors. How do we want to look, when the haze of tribal guilt and parental ineptness is wiped from all the mirrors of our future consciousness? We want to look like children that have the knowledge of their innate power and use it.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Who Is Really Dreaming And Breathing

Education should be the process of helping everyone discover their uniqueness.

Leo Buscaglia Ph.D., was a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California. His thought about education is a simple but brilliant one. Our current educational process starts with conformity and progresses to the point of sterility. We don’t celebrate uniqueness in our educational system unless it conforms to the standards set by a narrow-minded group of zealots that learned to put rationalism above all else. Uniqueness doesn't live in rationalism. Uniqueness lives in individualism.

We think we are products of our brain and an isolated part of our subconscious. We add a few other influences in the mix and come up with a product called the self. We say we breathe, but who is breathing? We can't tell the self to breathe or not to breathe. We say we dream, but we can't tell the self to dream or not to dream. We cut ourselves in half and wonder why we don’t feel whole. We admit to only the things we can see, touch, smell and hear, and we disallow the part of the self that functions without those associations.

The part of us, the uniqueness that dreams and breathes is buried in the muck of physical conformity. We cut ourselves in half in order to meet the standards of rationalism. Our subjective self waits for us to realize that no one taught us to see or to hear. No one taught us to smell or touch. Our education process doesn't value the uniqueness of a whole self. But that is the uniqueness we want to experience. Our education should start with celebrating our uniqueness and appreciating and knowing the self that is really dreaming and breathing.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Whirlpool Of Influences

There are no mistakes. The events you bring upon yourself, no matter how unpleasant, they are they are necessary in order to learn what you need to learn. Whatever step you take, is necessary to reach the place you’ve chosen to go.

Richard Bach wrote that thought in his book Messiah’s Handbook. Bach reminds us that our mistakes are filled with creativity. They open the door for unforeseen probabilities that change the course of our life. We learn from all our thoughts and actions. The actions we call mistakes are nothing more than a choice that conflicts with our belief in right and wrong. The words right and wrong are associations, and they are connected to our belief structure.

We don’t know where we are going in this life until we get there. We often get there and still don’t know where we are. Our beliefs hinder us from knowing the meaning of the phrase, “where we are going.” In one sense, we never go anywhere. All things come to us through our probability bank. We act out our chosen probabilities and mix them with a seasoned cup of time. That mixture creates our waking reality. As we stir this mixture with thoughts and emotions, we feel the creations that develop from the electromagnetic concoctions that dress our ego. We live in a whirlpool of influences and associations that mold our awareness.

Awareness is where we are going. We never get to the point where we stop expanding. We are always in motion, but we never go anywhere. We are right where we choose to be as we wait to experience another whirlpool of influences.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Private Oracle

Being part of an open-ended universe, we are part of an open-ended mind. The knowledge of the living mind comes after your living mind becomes open-ended.

J.J. Hurtak wrote those thoughts in his 1973 Book, Keys of Enoch. Hurtak’s book of knowledge examines the puzzles of life. The book claims there must be greater unity between scientific and spiritual mindsets. Without this unity, issues that concern the known and unknown reality will continue to be tossed around in a soup of objective confusion.

The unknown reality, dreams, the spin of electrons, and the blueprint of this reality play a role in our experiences. Our lives continue to change from the interrelationship of these phenomena. Our free will depends on the multidimensional behavior of electrons and the nature of probabilities and perceptions.

The unpredictable behavior of our unknown reality is not in a state of chaos. Order arises from the creative elements within unpredictability. Our unpredictability assures uniqueness. Unpredictability is the opposite of predictive motion. No course is irrevocably or set beyond change. An open-ended mind, the psyche, or what we call our subjective awareness, assures us that no action is set beyond alteration. But we only focus on our objectivity so we don’t believe we can alter anything.

The exploration of our open-ended mind reveals contours of subjectivisms that highlight our latent inner knowledge. We do explore these contours in the dream state. But the symbols we use to describe these psychic trips fall short. We intentionally forget to understand our inner data.

We tune into our private oracle every night. Our private oracle is the voice of our multidimensional self. That self is the part of us that is not totally contained in our personhood. It functions outside of space and time. It deals with all probabilities, and it is the source of all of our probable actions. It contains the secrets of the open-ended universe. And the teachings of our dream-art scientist, our true mental physicist and our complete physician.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Family

Woman knows what Man has long forgotten, that the ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.

Claire Booth Luce the American editor, playwright, congresswomen, journalist and ambassador was way ahead of her time in terms of social awareness and moral responsibility. Her words about the family are not new, but they do take a back seat when the ego becomes more than a just portion of the personality. Confucius, and others like him said the same thing in their time, and just like Luce their words fell on deaf ears. The word family loses its real meaning when our quest for power becomes fanaticism. It seems science as well as religion promotes that form of family. We let our beliefs mold us in their fanatical image.

The family unit is more complex than we believe. Its complexity confuses us, so we seek help to understand it. That help comes in the form of influences and associations, and they attach themselves to our ego. We create a story around these so called family truths, and we make them real. We then experience a hybrid family from our expanded, but distorted ego, and it becomes our truth. Our truth is a jumbled set of distortions, and we own and live them.

Our perceptions become actions. Perceptions change what they act upon. The family is not what we feel it is when we have distorted perceptions, and they become beliefs. But these distorted ideas of family do serve a purpose. We begin to see our self through the lens of a compromise family, and that awareness creates a need for change.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

An Unframed Canvas

A certain day became a presence to me. There it was, confronting me. The sky, air, light: A being. And before it started to descend from the height of noon, it leaned over and struck my shoulder as if with the flat of a sword, granting me honor and a task.

Denise Levertov, the British-born poet, author and teacher reminds us that in every day, and in each moment of every day, there is a rebirth of who we are. There are an infinite number of events within the official series of events we recognize at any given instant, and each event we choose from that well of probable actions changes who we are. We are the result of all the choices and decisions we made up to this point in time.

Our world has always been complicated, but our technology is adding more complications while it retires some of the old ones. Technology increases the number of probable actions every day, and that means our choices and decisions multiply. As the world becomes smaller in terms of travel, communication and awareness we become less attuned to predictive actions, and more attuned to unpredicted results of our expanded vat of probabilities. Our past associations merge with our present reality and new patterns form from our actions.

Each day is an unframed canvas of probabilities. Endless probabilities and actions mingle on our personal canvas. We use the canvas like a painter who doesn’t know what to paint until the brush touches the paint. Once we touch our special canvas, we find our self in its mixture.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Reality Is Singular As Well As Plural

One of the challenges of your adventure on earth is to rise above dead systems. Dead systems like wars, religions, and opposing nation destruction is to refuse to be a part of them, and express instead the highest self.

Richard Bach writes some very interesting thoughts in his book The Messiah’s Handbook. We have created a very complex system of survival of the fittest. We use our social structures to define us, and if others don’t agree with our view of reality we try to destroy them in one way, or another. This behavior has been going on for centuries. The sad news is we still condone this method of establishing our dominance over others. In fact, we celebrate it.

We expect to fight as we move through time. Solving issues without some conflict is irrational thinking. Fighting is in our DNA, and we pin it to our ego like a medal of honor. But as Bach points out, that antiquated thinking is coming to an end. The end will not be tomorrow, next week or next year. The end of this madness won’t come this decade or the next, but it will come as the 21st century ends. At that point, we will begin to realize how connected we all are. The enemy is not across an ocean or in front of a computer. There is no enemy until we create one. As creators, we deposit part of our consciousness in our creations. Then our creations begin to form some version of creativity. Our reality is a composite of our personal and mass creations. Reality is singular as well as plural. We are what we project so what we see is a version of what we believe.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pure Family Identity

Pure identity has no form. Identity is composed of energy. It takes up no space and no time. Even the smallest particle is inviolate. It may grow, develop, change alliances or organizations and combine itself with other identities. Separate identities can merge with others in a give-and-take gestalt in which the overall intent is extremely clear. The earth represents the most exquisite physical, spiritual and psychic cooperation.

Jane Roberts in her 1979 book The Unknown Reality Volume II opens the door of hard-to-answer questions, and we shake our head in amazement. There are certainly more questions than answers when it comes to identity, but we like to ignore the questions and rely on faith. Why we like to do the things we do, and why we act the way we do are questions for the experts. We don’t have time to answer questions about our thoughts and actions. We let someone else do that for us. Ken Wilbur and other psychologists have a good idea why we act and do things in a certain way, but they start their analysis at birth. Roberts explains our identity before birth.

Trying to comprehend what we did before birth is certainly esoteric thought at its finest. But what if the reality or realities we experienced before and after exiting from the womb were related to a psychic family of some kind. Perhaps we all have essence families that provide the source energy we need to emerge into this space-time reality. The word family, in our belief system, denotes the foundation for our social, religious, political, economic and legal system. So, in a sense, our psychic family would be a rainbow of consciousness which blends intents into a cohesive, but diverse cultural modality. Each color in the rainbow would represent a family, but the colors would gradually blend in with other as the associations and influences within our belief system change and expand.

Several people have written about these psychic families, and the consensus is there are nine basic families with an infinite number of sub-families that emerge as our beliefs intermingle from reality to reality. That means we may have characteristics of more than one of these families in this reality. Roberts lists the characteristics, colors and names of the nine basic families in this reality this way:

Sumafi (Su-ma’-fi) (Seers) Black

Milumet (Mil’-u-met) (Watchers) Red

Gramada (Gra-ma’-da) (Formers) Orange

Vold (Vold) (Hearers) Yellow

Ilda (Il’-da) (Tellers) Green

Sumari (Su-ma’-ri) (Speakers) Blue

Tumold (Tu’-mold) (Readers) Indigo

Zuli (Zu’-li) (Imagers) Violet

Borledim (Bor’-le-dim) (Bearers) Pink

It’s important to note that we are not born into a specific family. We magnate to a family through our intent before birth just like metal is drawn to a magnet. We could change families, or we could be drawn to family to experience a certain event or intent. It’s important to know that all essence families have individuals that display characteristics of other families so families do incorporate qualities of each other. Here is a short description of each family.

The Sumafi Family focuses on teaching. It incorporates teachers of every element and every subject of our existence. Many individuals in this family are connected with universities or museums. They may be religious or government leaders. They can be found in any area of society that relates to teaching.

The Milumet Family focuses of spiritualism and mysticism. This Family is usually found in primitive tribes around the globe, but not always. They do not concern themselves with social or political involvement. Their focus is seeking the truth, so they hold an extraordinary connection with animals and nature.

Members of The Gramada Family are creative organizers and initiators. They are artists, musicians, physicists and architects. They are initiators of modern ideas that come from another area of consciousness.

The Void Family focuses on reform. They have no interest in the status quo. They change themselves, government locations and the elements around them. They want to change the world. This family is a passionate, restless and emotional group. They can connect with others thanks to their tremendous understanding and compassion. They have precognitive abilities and have a strong sense of knowing.

Members of The Ilda Family are very likable and extremely verbal. They are great communicators and love to travel. They are our seaman, merchants, gypsies and any individuals that travel and exchange ideas about cultural habits. They are colorful individuals and they mingle with all levels of society.

Sumari Family members are spiritual, playful and creative. They are doers that incorporate action in every field they choose. They are independent and are not shy or introverted. They do not align with religions, government or particular societies. They are the rebellious group. They are the non-conforming initiators.

Members of The Tumold Family are the healers. These individuals are in the medical profession, or they may be mystical or cultural healers. These people may be physical, psychological or spiritual healers. They are found in all walks of life.

The Zuli Family are performers and athletes. They have a deep appreciation for the beauty within physical form, but they are preoccupied with the physical body. They understand how it works, and they can manipulate it and form living art. Their mind and bodies are deeply connected.

Members of The Borledim Family primary focus is creating new individuals. They are very family-oriented, and excellent parents. They take great care, and nurture balanced centered individuals. They help produce individuals for other essence families. The Borledim family possess understanding affection and tremendous patience. They can align with another essence family to produce the stock for that family.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Waves Of Awareness

Human development is not a linear ladder but a fluid and flowing affair, with spirals, swirls, streams and waves. It appears to be an almost infinite number of multiple modalities.

Ken Wilber’s Theory of Everything is a game-changer. The book explains human development in basic terms. We separate humans by race, religion, political views, and the social-economic power we strive to achieve.

But those qualities and beliefs are not what distinguish us from each other. There are waves of awareness that mix and mingle with each other as we play the lead part in our life experiences.

Wilbur and other psychologists like Don Beck, Christopher Cowan, and Clare Graves developed a map of all the structures, stages, levels, types, and waves of human development within the human consciousness. The result is a comprehensive snapshot of what they call Spiral Dynamics.

Spiral Dynamics explains the stages within our development and how consciousness continues to expand as we experience each wave. Each wave of consciousness overlaps as well as interweaves and meshes waves of beliefs together in multiple admixtures. The multiple admixtures create mosaic choices, instant probabilities, and blended states of unfolding awareness.

Spiral Dynamics labels these eight waves of existence with colors as well as names. The first six waves are first-tier modes of awareness or thinking.

The next two waves are second-tier or integral levels of awareness. Each level holds a degree of social power and a certain percentage of the global population.

The focus in Spiral Dynamics is on types in people, not types of people.

Each level of awareness has certain core beliefs that impact how people view the world around them.

More than 98% of the world population falls into one or more of the first six waves or levels of awareness. Each wave plays a role in the whole spiral. We discount other waves that don’t meet our concept of reality at certain stages of our developing awareness. But each wave is a reality, and everything connected to that wave has value to the perceivers in that wave.

Here are the eight waves of awareness along with examples of each wave, as well as the percentage of the population and power in each of them. The population figures are old, so they are estimated.

The Beige or Instinctual Wave is all about survival. Necessities like food, warmth, water, sex, and safety rule immediate behavior. This wave exists in newborn infants, late-stage Alzheimer's patients, the elderly, starving masses, mentally ill street people, and PTSD victims. One-percent of the population falls into this wave. They have 0 percent of the social power.

The Purple or Animistic Wave focuses on magical spirits. This wave forms ethnic tribes, and believes and incorporates curses, blessings, and spells to determine events and future experiences.

This wave exists in family rituals, third-world cultures, gangs, corporate tribes, and athletic teams.

10 percent of the population displays this awareness, and they incorporate 1 percent of the world’s social power.

The Red or Power God Wave lives by the urge to believe in powerful beings that include Archetypal gods, goddesses, spirits, dragons, and feudal lords. They display characteristics of impulsiveness, egocentric behavior, and heroic mindset.

To Red, the world is a jungle full of bad guys and threats. They enjoy the self to the fullest and try to outfox, conquer, and dominate others.

This wave exists in kids in the terrible twos, feudal kingdoms, gang leaders, New-Age narcissism, epic heroes, rock stars, and soldiers of fortune.

They incorporate 20 percent of the population and have 5 percent of the social power.

The Blue or Mythic Wave incorporates the belief that life has purpose and meaning. The outcome results from the action of a powerful order or exalted being.

Religious order enforces a strict code of conduct based on the principles of right and wrong. Code violations demand serious consequences, but following the code yields some sort of lasting reward.

Blue believes in one right way and a wrong way to think about life, and a rigid social higher-order judges those that misbehave. This wave is strongly conventional and extremely conforming.

This wave exists in Puritan America, China, religious fundamentalists, Girl and Boy Scouts, and the moral majority.

They hold 30 percent of the social power and 40 percent of the population.

The Orange or Scientific Wave likes to escape from the herd mentality. Orange seeks the truth using rational deduction and objective experiments. They believe in natural laws, and they learn, master, and used them as manipulation tools.

Orange are high achievers. And they are concerned with materialistic gains.

Orange believes the laws of science rule human behavior and the economy. To them, the world is a chessboard. Winners gain perks and prominence over the losers.

The earth’s resources are there for strategic gain.

This wave exists on Wall Street, the emerging middle class, the cosmetic industry, The Cold War, the enlightenment set, the fashion industry, and corporations.

They hold 50 percent of the power and 30 percent of the population.

The Green or Sensitive Wave is all about human bonding, ecological sensitivity, networking, and open communication. Green believes the human spirit must free itself from greed, divisiveness, and dogmas.

They cherish the earth, and feelings trump cold rationality.

They are against the hierarchy and cherish relationships.

Green also believes subjective thinking and conscious multiculturalism, along with a relativistic value system, bring harmony to the body, mind, and spirit.

This wave exists in postmodernism, Greenpeace, animal rights, human rights advocates, Canadian health care, humanistic psychology, and Netherlands idealism.

They hold 15 percent of the social power and 10 percent of the population.

The Yellow or Integrative Wave believes that knowledge and competency supersede status, power, and group sensitivity. The current world order results from different levels of reality, which contain unending probabilities and choices.

Spontaneity, flexibility, and functionality are Yellow’s highest priorities. Differences are lessons, and they are part of the natural flow of non-judgmental discernment.

Yellow holds 5 percent of the power and 1 percent of the population.

The Turquoise or Holistic Wave unites feelings with knowledge. Turquoise believes multiple levels of consciousness mesh into one conscious waking system.

They think there is a universal order, and that order supersedes the external rules of the blue and green waves.

The Holistic Wave also believes the whole of All There Is is greater than its parts. To Turquoise thinkers, all life unites in the free-flowing stream of the whole’s consciousness.

And they sense an unending unification within the energy that exists in all awareness.

This wave has 1 percent of the social power and 0.1 percent of the population.,br>
The interesting point in all of this is we all can identify some of our beliefs in the first six waves. The beliefs in the last two waves are still foreign to some. But waves of awareness continue to wash over all of us. And when they do, we will experience life based on what level of awareness we choose to experience.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Natural Learning Process

Human beings begin their evolution through the great spiral of consciousness, moving from archaic to magic, to mythic to rational to perhaps integral, and from there perhaps into genuinely transpersonal domains. But for every person that moves into integral or higher, dozens are born into the archaic. The spiral of existence is a great unending flow, stretching from the body to mind to soul to spirit, with millions upon millions constantly flowing through that great river from source to ocean.

No society will ever simply be at an integral level because the flow is unceasing, although the center of gravity of a culture can indeed drift upward as it has over history. But the major problem remains not, how can we get everybody to the integral wave or higher, but how can we arrange the health of the overall spiral as billions of humans continue to pass through it, from one end to the other, year in and year out.

Ken Wilbur, in his book The Theory Of Everything, does an excellent job describing the contrast that exists within human consciousness. We are all born into the archaic state of consciousness, and then move through different stages as our awareness expands. Age, influences and associations expand our awareness. Some of us find a niche of some sort in a particular stage and stay there. Our beliefs influence that decision.

Once we feel comfortable in a certain stage we have a tendency to attack other stages in several ways. The type of attack depends on the influences and associations that surround our beliefs. Some levels are more aggressive than others; some are more agreeable than others. All stages are experienced by us as we expand in awareness, but that expansion may not happen in one lifetime.

Each form of consciousness has its own codified system within a particular electromagnetic light range. That means there will always be different levels interacting at the same time in this unique state of reality. We choose to experience this type of reality to the emotional feel the probabilities that develop from the contrast created by different stages of awareness. It is a natural learning process inherent in our particular type of consciousness.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sooner Than Later

Briefly, what I am proposing is that the psychology of the mature human being is an unfolding, emergent, oscillating spiraling process marked by progressive subordination of older, lower order behavior systems to newer, higher order systems as an individual’s existential problems change.

Each successive stage, wave, or level of existence is a stage through which people pass on their way to other states of being. When a human is centralized in one state of existence, he or she has a psychology that is particular to that state. His or her feelings, motivations, ethics, and values, biochemistry, degree of neurological activation, learning system, belief system, conception of mental health, ideas as to what mental illness is and how it should be treated, conceptions of and preferences for management, education, economics and political theory and practice are all appropriate to that state.

Clare Graves, a professor and originator of a Level Theory of Human Development, does an excellent job explaining the diversity that exists in this reality. His theory is the foundation for the concept of Spiral Dynamics. Human nature is an ever emergent open-ended system of awareness.

Graves' theory is used throughout the field of psychology today. His work opened the door for Ken Wilbur and others to establish a Theory of Everything, which is an integral vision for Business, Science, Politics and Spirituality.

Graves' theory explains the different levels of consciousness that are interacting in human form at the same time. We have a tendency to use race, religion, and politics as tools to define the thoughts of individuals, but it is the level of awareness of being that defines us from those around us. Our individual beliefs in each stage create the reality we experience.

When we apply Graves’s theory to the present conditions that exist around the world, we clearly understand why peace is such an elusive state. Different levels of consciousness are interacting with each other at the same time. The first stages or levels are interacting with higher stages, and the result is conflicting viewpoints of reality. The beliefs in each stage are valid to the believer until they move to the next level of awareness. That movement may take centuries, or it may happen within a particular century. As we know our awareness is moving at an accelerated rate, so we may see a change in the way we interact sooner than later.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Nature Of Being Human

When your spiritual center begins to manifest, your ego-consciousness integrates with it, and you begin to be “lived through,” as it were, by the spirit. Your living becomes a spontaneous, effortless flow.

Eva Pierrokos wrote those thoughts in her 1990 book, A Pathwork of Self-Transformation. Eva does an incredible job explaining the fact that our consciousness forms the blueprint and the foundation for our physical experiences. We don’t think about our consciousness all that much. Our mind is part of our consciousness, but we don’t acknowledge that marriage as such. We are confused by the words we use to describe the inner workings of consciousness. The ego, consciousness, mind and soul have diferent meanings to each of us. Religion does a very good job of confusing us when it comes to pinpointing the differences as well as the similarities that exist within us.

If we try to distinguish our ego from our spirit, we fall into the void that develops from our massive belief system. If we try to explain the difference between the mind and the soul, we lose ourselves in a timeless tunnel of beliefs that has no beginning or end. We are confused by the terminology that describes us, so we look for help wherever we can find it. That help is usually found in a new belief or an old one. Our beliefs guide us and help us make sense of the dynamic segments of our consciousness. If not for our beliefs we would flounder through our physical experiences without focus. Our beliefs make the diversity that exists within our consciousness real to us.

We may not understand what our consciousness truly is, but we totally understand what we think we believe it is. Whatever we belief is real in the effortless flow of consciousness. The names we use to describe us are part of our beliefs about the nature of being human. The nature of being human is part of the nature of being consciousness. We only need a few words to describe our physical being, and those words have a different meaning to each one of us. But no one can deny the fact that we all are a spontaneous consciousness with a specific focus.

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Muddy Mental River

Ignorance prevails as long as the will remains cheated by its own offspring or its own image, consciousness, in which the knower always stands distinguished from the known. The darkness of ignorance cannot be dispelled because it is its own self.

D.T. Suzuki wrote those thoughts in his book, Doctrine Of No Mind. We all taste the water of ignorance as we travel through this physical life. Ignorance is a faithful companion, but it changes as we change. We are not always ignorant of things, but we are always ignorant of somethings.

Ignorance is a free-flowing muddy, mental river. As we experience life, facts and tangible things pull themselves out of the muddy waters of ignorance, and we see another side of our mind. Suzuki explains that ignorance is its own self. We think that self treats everyone the same, but that sameness has its own unique way of manifesting. We never really know ignorance until it disappears or is suddenly awakened by a mental nudge.

Our minds contain invisibles civilizations. Each mind has a personal history, geography and a unique personal culture. Ignorance lives in that culture in many different forms. There are peaks and valleys in the geography of the mind, and ignorance lives in every geographic fold within them. We travel some of these mental roads in ignorance. Our only tool on our journey is our ability to experience. Experience is a mind opener and an ignorance finder. Once we find ignorance we absorb it, and it becomes part of our mental personal history.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Magic Slate

If you want to meet someone who can fix any situation you don’t like, who can bring you happiness in spite of what other people say or believe, look in the mirror, then say this magic word:

“Hello”

Richard Bach wrote that insightful message in his book, Messiah’s Handbook. We do look for things to make us happy. We buy, sell, bargain and concoct stories and tales so we can get what we want. The wanting is an insatiable nagging. This nagging has roots in the one place we can’t touch. That place is our ego.

We don’t think about what we see in the mirror. There’s more there than meets the eye in the mirror. The eye and the ego have control in that personal interaction. If we took a minute and looked behind the ego, we would see a specialness that yearns to give us everything we need. Behind the ego is the fertile ground of consciousness where all things are possible. It is place void of time and space, and we feel very comfortable there. We also feel a little naked there. Naked, for some of us, is a condition of discomfort, but we all start our physical life that way, and we go back to that start every time we die, or every time look behind our ego in the mirror.

Looking behind the ego is a little like death. There is nothing there or anywhere, but every thing we ever wanted is there. It’s a blank slate within our consciousness. That slate is their for us. No one has a slate like ours. They are all different, but they all do the same thing. Our blank slate gives us the ability to change what we don’t like, and add what we do like. It’s a magic slate, and the only thing we need to do to get it started is to say, “Hello.”

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Truth We Sell

Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them.

But this all points to direct face to face verification somewhere, without which the fabric of truth collapses like a financial system with no cash basis whatever. You accept my verification of one thing, I yours of another. We trade each other’s truth. But beliefs verified concretely by somebody are the posts of the whole superstructure

William James wrote those thoughts in his 1906 essay, Pragmatism’s Conception of Truth. Truth does have its own type of value system. We want to believe each other, but there is a deep sense of doubt that surrounds our desire to believe. It seems the truth we sell has been discounted by own idea of worth. We have an enormous amount of influences and associations attached to our version of truth. If any of those elements are in question, the truth created by them is considered suspect.

Our truth may not be fact. It may be fiction, but we still believe and live it. We live it because it has mental structure. That mental structure becomes real. It gives us hope and faith, and those emotional unknowns are the foundation of our time-motivated knowing. Without faith and hope no one would buy the truth we sell because they are the primary influences within our truth. But even after we sell our truth there is a constant influence at work which alters it in some way.

That influence is our innate knowing. Innate knowing is the foundation for all truth. Our internal timeless clock separates the fabric of our subjective truth and then mends and shapes it into another suit of truth. Once that suit of truth is ready for sale, we offer it to our faithful and hopeful bidders. The successful bidders then wear that truth as a belief. They, in turn, sell, trade and barter those beliefs. When they do, they feel the rewards associated with physically feeling the effects of their prize influences--- hope and faith.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Strange Bedfellows

Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.

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John Henry Newman was a major figure in the Oxford Movement. The Oxford Movement's goal was to bring the Church of England back to its Catholic roots. The movement tried to merge different beliefs into cohesive branches of one religious tree. Ideas and ideals got in the way, and a major legal battle ensued. Our history is filled with different religious movements that wanted change of some sort. Change is a hard pill to swallow even though we are in a constant state of change.

Fear certainly has a close bond with change. We fear change, and we fear when we think there is no change. Fear and change are strange bedfellows, and we constantly fuel their dreams. We could say our religious history has a lot to do with our fear of change. We have made that history the one light on which we focus. We believe our religious history is ancient, but it may not be as ancient as we believe. When we think about it, our religious history only represents one thin line of probabilities. We innately know that our religious history does not represent our entire reality. Our religious history is far more diverse in terms of cultures, physical rituals, wars and the fears associated with those interlocking realities. We choose to ignore the fact that there are endless possibilities and conscious developments that have been and will be part of our religious evolutionary system.

Newman’s statement about fear is a valid one in one respect. There is nothing to fear. Consciousness has no beginning or end. We create those restrictions in order to feel the religious reality we create. We focus on one thin line in our religious history in order to give our reality value and truth. Religion has value. Our valuable religion will always be filled with change as well as fear. We have always been beings of change, and creators of fear. But we want and will, at some point, experience other lines of our religious history without those strange bedfellows.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Voice Of Creation

Her pure and eloquent blood spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, that one might almost say, her body thought.

John Donne, the 17th-century poet, wrote those thoughts in his 1611 work Of The Progress Of The Soul. We don’t realize how much our body says about us. We’re too busy listening to the static we create from our fears. We forget about our molecules and cells. In a sense, they do have a mind of their own. They constantly reinvent themselves, but thanks to our emotional energy we alter their bodily inventions. We don’t give ourself credit for those changes. It’s always something outside of us that is changing the way we look, feel and react.

Our bodies tell us what we think by how it functions, but we ignore those messages. We believe there are other influences that create our various dis-eases. We don’t take credit for creating an outward appearance that tells us about our inward state of mind. We want to hold someone or something accountable for what we create. Creation is too strong a word to own.

But we do create and our bodies think. They show us the true meaning of “expose yourself.” All we are and all we become is not by chance. It is by choice. The good news is regardless of our bodily state we can change. We can send messages to the body that give it what it needs to achieve our innate purpose. That purpose is always achieved through feeling every emotional experience.

Some bodies are bent, broken and deformed, but all bodies think for themselves until we decide to move on without them. The blood that speaks in our cheeks is the same timeless energy that speaks through our cells. That energy is the voice of creation.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Desires Make Us Human

You can't teach anybody anything. You can only show them that the answers are already inside of them.

Galileo, the 16th-century Italian genius, wrote those thoughts sometime during his illustrious career. It’s true. We believe we want to be taught, but at some point in our taxing life we realize the answers to all our questions are within us. We are connected to the genius that is inherent in all consciousness. Off course, we can and do debate that fact. We don’t experience this aspect of life as know-it-alls. We experience life to feel what we already know. We want to physical and emotionally feel each thought. Each thought is a burst of energy. Every thought manifests somewhere, somehow.

Our thoughts become things. We don’t always use the wisdom within us to think. We want to challenge what we think we know. When we do, we get closer to where we’re going. But we don’t always know where we’re going. And when we don’t know where we’re going, as the great Yogi Berra said, “we wind up somewhere else.” Somewhere else is our place of expansion. Life is not about finding the self. We already know the location of the self. Life is for tweaking and expanding the self. We use the energy within us to accomplish those desires.

Desires are the catalyst for growth. Desires are the fuel for physical emotions. Desires are the breath of creation. Desires hold the answers to all of our questions. Desires make us human, but they also make us divine.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Personal Identity

Personal identity, the basic 'I', is a product of the subconscious, and as such exists as an actuality within the electrical field; because of this it is basically independent of the physical field, held to it mainly by the ego. The ego directs the identity toward physical orientation. This is an important point.

The ego does not exist within the electrical field. The ego is a product of the physical field, formed from physical birth on. The inner identity and the individuality, as you know, has its origins long before this. The inner self adopts an ego in order to allow manipulation within the physical universe, and yet part of the ego is composed of portions from the inner self, while the bulk of the ego is allowed to develop through physical heredity and environment.

The breath of life, so to speak is breathed into the ego by the inner self, but from that point on the ego is independent.

Jane Roberts wrote those thoughts in her book, The Early Sessions. The basic ‘I’, as Jane calls it, has always had an element of mystery behind it. We believe our ego is the ‘I’, but as we discover through the ups and downs of physical life, the ego is just a portion of the real ‘I’. Our personal identity or 'I' is not just our ego. Our identity is deeply-rooted in our ever-changing consciousness. In other words the ‘I’ is always expanding.

Our personal identity or real ‘I’ has many aspects and entanglements immersed in it. These entanglements exist in more than one reality. Dreams show us some of these entanglements. We are much more than we believe we are in dreams. We live our dreams in a strange and complicated environment, so we write them off as unreal. But our dreams are as real as our waking reality. They open doors to our underlying personal identity, and the other aspects of our identity. Those underlying aspects play a role in expanding our consciousness.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Godlike Humanity

And truly it demands something godlike in him who has cast off the common motives of humanity, and has ventured to trust himself for a taskmaster. High be his heart, faithful his will, clean his sight that he may in good earnest be doctrine, society, law, to himself that a simple purpose may be to him as strong as iron necessity is to others!

If any man considers the present aspects of what is called by distinction society, he will see the need of these ethics. The sinew and heart of man seem to be drawn out, and we become timorous, desponding whimperers. We are afraid of the truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons. We want men and women who shall renovate life and our social state, but we see that most natures are insolvent, cannot satisfy their own wants, have an ambition out of all proportions to their practical force and do lean and beg day and night continually.

Our housekeeping is mendicant, our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We are parlor soldiers. We shun the rugged battle of fate, where strength is born.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those thoughts in his 1841 essay, Self-Reliance. His thoughts are as valid now as they were in the 19th century. We trust others with the keys to our lives. We put ourselves on auto-pilot and expect society to change itself. We are mistrusting parlor soldiers who wrestle with our decisions, and then second guess the consequences from those choices.

We judge the weak, the poor, the phony and the frivolous, but rarely judge our objective viewpoint. Our goal is power and prosperity, but our mental engine misfires from the emptiness of our motives. Our motto In God We Trust is a one-sided plea of incompetence and capricious laziness. Narcissism rules government and greed takes it to another level. There is no trust in smoke-filled agendas, and no comfort in promises that fuel the engines of legal bigots.

The pandering of ignorant religions plunges us in the valley of deception and artful self-destruction. We linger in a vat of sin and wallow in the flimsy arms of worship. We believe we are tainted by association and tattooed with the mark of Satan. Our system of beliefs is saturated with the excrement of vicious fallacies, and we mark our territory with the blood of our children.

We are parlor soldiers waiting for a friendly shell to fall into our highly mortgaged bunker. The battle cry of century is laced with the doomsday prophesy of our generation. We cherish anger and reward destruction. Our battles are justified by the confused dreams of a dysfunctional system, and victory is diluted by revenge.

The circle of life continues to wrap us in a web of fear, and we dangle our trust in front of self-serving human arachnids. Breaking that fabricated web is our dream, but that dream has become a reality nightmare. The only way to free us, as Emerson points out, is to connect with the godlike quality within us, and trust in our subjective interior motives.

It’s time to be a taskmaster of trust and cast off the common motives of our dysfunction system. We must polish our free will, so it shines brightly in the face of fear. We need a new form of civil disobedience that swallows the chains of civil obedience. Civil disobedience means being faithful to our self first. A faithful self will, in good earnest, practices doctrine and law that represents the true meaning of Godlike humanity.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Face Of Fear

Every law that you have on your books today, whether it's a religious or a secular law, has come about because you're trying to get somebody else to do something that will make you feel better.

Ester Hicks expressed those thoughts in one of her Law Of Attraction workshops. We have been conditioned to legally force others to adhere to our preferences. We enact and support laws in order to feel better about the world we create. Laws are our guidelines. They are the invisible outline of our society. If we took the time to study that outline we would discover that insanity is our guiding light.

Laws, as the lawyers profess, are necessary in a world filled with diversity. Our legal eagles say if not for laws, the world would be a chaotic place to live. Our mass reality would be filled with free flowing expressions that cross the boundaries of civilized behavior. The strong would dominate the weak, and the aggressors would control the meek. Life would be hell, and death would be a welcomed state of relief.

Ester Hicks did not express her thoughts about laws to devalue them. Her thoughts were designed to make us think about the law within us. That law recognizes different preferences without judgments. The Law Of Attraction is the law that makes all other laws unnecessary. The law states we attract what we think, and we physically live those thoughts. Thoughts that are thought long enough become beliefs. Those beliefs create our individual reality. The fearful thoughts within those beliefs build a world full of self-made restrictions. We restrict in order to calm our fears.

Fear is the energy force that creates our insanity. When we look at the world we create, we see fear all around us. The more we think about fear the more laws we create. Our laws are the face of fear. That face is a choice. When we stop choosing fear, the face of our world will change.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Conscious Water

The micro world is a faithful reproduction of the macro world, and the universe is an enormous Mandela (which means “circle” in Sanskrit). This way of thinking leads us to the conclusion that everything that takes place in the universe also takes place within our own bodies.

The human body requires the circulation of water, and we can conclude that this is what the universe also requires. If large volumes of water flow only in one direction, towards the earth, the circulation of water in the universe will ultimately come to a standstill. Water arrives on earth and then ultimately returns to the far reaches of the universe on an unending marvelous journey.

Dr. Masaru Emoto wrote those thoughts in his 2001 book, The Hidden Messages In Water. Emoto knows a lot about water. He discovered that water crystals respond to thoughts. That means water is a form of conscious energy. Water consciousness uses several forms to express itself. There is no doubt that water plays a part in everything physical. Water is one of the main conscious ingredients for life. It is also a master manipulator of our planet’s health. That means our thoughts influence water's impact on the planet.

Water, according to Emoto, is a multifunctional entity that fuels the universe in ways we don’t comprehend at this point in time. We expect water to be where it should be, but it has the power to be wherever it wants to be. We use it, abuse it, and discount water’s ability until we experience the repercussions of our thoughtlessness.

Our thoughtlessness may be the catalyst for water's erratic behavior. Perhaps it’s time to discover the power behind our thoughts, and perhaps it’s time to appreciate the conscious energy within water.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Art Of Creation

These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time for them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence...

But man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye laments the past or, heedless of the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to forsee the future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature in the present, above time.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those thoughts, in his 1841 essay, Self-Reliance. There’s a lot of focus on living in the now these days. New age guru’s claim we should only live in the now. They say the past is just a memory, and the future is an expectation. The now is where the spirit meets the flesh. They do have a point. It is the fertile ground of choices, and the rich, and sometimes choking growth of perceptions. We feel our thoughts, and make them real in every moment of the now.

The truth, for most of us, is not in the now. The past holds our truths and dissects them as we wander through the catalogue of our expired experiences. We analyze these past truths, and then mold, rehash and rearrange them so they fit into the present in some way. We call them learning associations or influences that make us what we are. We then put them in our book of beliefs, and we create a life in the present using the lessons we learned from them.

The future is a potential mixture of the past and present. It is a void yet to be filled, but we always try to fill it before it gets here. When it does get here, the future changes names, and becomes the present. The future, like the past was the present at some point in our perception of time. Time tricks us into believing there is the only the now. But the now is more than the now. It is more than the sum of the past and future. The now is a timeless traceless spirit experiencing the richness of feeling the art of creation.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Unchangable Truth

When the entire world recognizes beauty as beauty, this in itself is ugliness, When the entire world recognizes good as good, this in itself is evil. Indeed, the hidden and the manifest give birth to each other. Difficult and easy complement each other. Long and short exhibit each other. High and low set measure to each other. Voice and sound harmonize each other. Back and front follow each other.

Therefore, the sage manages his affairs without ado, And spreads his teaching without talking. He denies nothing to the teeming things. He rears them, but lays no claim to them. He does his work, but sets no store by it. He accomplishes his task, but does not dwell upon it. And yet it is just because he does not dwell on it Nobody can ever take it away from him

Some scholars believe that Lao-tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher, was actually a group of people writing esoteric thought under that name. But most people still believe Lao-tzu was real. They believe one man wrote these incredible thoughts in China over 2500 years ago.

The stories we believe become truths over the years, even though they go through changes as they pass through each generation. We add certain associations and influences to them so they make more sense, or we discount them by deleting facts that don’t conform to the structure of certain core beliefs. These alterations become truths, and we defend them vehemently. Our lives are built on the changes we accept as truths.

So what is the truth, and where does it really live? Obviously we all have an answer, but that answer may not be true to someone else. Lao-tzu tells us to manage our truth without ado. He reminds us to live our lives, and not dwell on the truths of others. He believed Inner truth is the only truth that sets us free. All the other truths are stories we concoct to make us conform to one thing or another. Our stories help us remember where truth really lives, but we don't want to remember unchangeable truth until we feel the pull of our teeming things.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Contrasting Beliefs

Examine your beliefs, realize that they form your experience, and consciously change those that do not give the effect you want. In such an examination you will be aware of many excellent beliefs that work for you. Trace these through. See how they were followed by your imagination and emotions. If possible, look into your own past for points where recognizable new ideas came to you and beneficially changed your experience. Ideas not only alter the world constantly, they make it constantly.

Jane Roberts, the psychic, poet, and author, wrote those words in one of her Seth Books. We don’t examine our beliefs. Beliefs are beliefs. We believe our beliefs are set in stone. Some beliefs begin at birth; others before birth. Beliefs are thoughts reinforced by imagination and emotions. Those thoughts also contain associations, influences, and conditions. We build our lives around our beliefs. And when they begin to change in some way, we ask for help.

We don’t grade our beliefs. They are true to us, so they are all good. Bad beliefs are not ours. They belong to others that don’t share our truths. We put up an invisible wall between our beliefs and opposing beliefs. And we defend them at all costs. Our ideas about good and bad, and right and wrong are associations within our beliefs.

Those associations, along with others, alter our world. Associations, influences, and mental conditions within our beliefs are meant to be different. If we all believed the same thing nothing would change. Contrasting beliefs create expansion as well as life-changing experiences.

The notion that we should force all to agree as we believe is a fruitless task. We should respect all beliefs, and then learn to discern from the influences and conditions within them. Discernment gives us the power to appreciate differences. We may not agree with differences, but we grow from the energy within them.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our Insensible Fringe

Our present field of consciousness is a centre surrounded by a fringe that shades insensibly into a subconscious of more.

William James, the pioneering psychologist, philosopher, and medical doctor spent his entire academic career at Harvard. He taught his first Harvard psychology course in 1875. It’s safe to say that most of us don’t think about the fringe that surrounds our present field of consciousness. We’re too busy living our reality, so there’s no reason to dissect it. Our beliefs keep us safe from the fringe that opens like an invisible door to other realities. Even though a part of us exists in these realities we choose to focus on the one world that makes sense to us.

We don’t have time for the insensible. We believe insensible means unresponsive, a lack of feel or perception, so we discount anything that doesn’t conform to our version of sensibility. We forget that most of our core beliefs are rooted in our insensible fringe. We forget that our belief in God is insensible. Our belief in heaven and hell is insensible. Our belief in being alone in the universe is insensible. Everything we see, touch and know is a product of the insensibility within our thoughts.

Our insensible fringe is the catalyst for desire and creativity. It fuels our feelings. We don’t have to acknowledge it for it to work its magic. We don’t have to believe that we are doing what we think someone or something else is doing to us in order for it to work. It works without belief, but it works smoother when we believe in the power of now. Our belief in the now allows us the freedom to expand our field of consciousness in a state of awareness rather than a state of fear.

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Maze Of Notes

To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never... in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.

William Ellery Channing, the 19th century Unitarian preacher, does serve us a hearty meal of thought when we read his words. We forget the meaning of some of the common words we use to describe us. It’s easy to put the word elegance in the same verbal pot as luxury, but they mean two different things. Refinement and fashion may be similar, but there is a big difference in their meaning. The word wealthy is certainly different than the word rich, and worthy and respectable have two different connotations.

What we are is what we believe the words mean. We change as we expand the conditions within the meaning of the words. We try to define what we are by our actions, but our actions are nothing more than the flow of energy that comes from our thoughts. If our thoughts are distorted by our beliefs then our actions reflect that distortion. Distortions are not necessarily right or wrong unless we put them in one of those categories.

Channing fashioned his life around a certain refinement. The refinement of certain points or distinctions. The focal point of his life was appreciation for what he called the unconscious aspect of who we are. He believed that aspect is the maestro in our human symphony. He believed we all have an individual maestro. That maestro leads our symphony through a maze of notes which contain insights, intuitions and probabilities. We have the ability to personalize our notes, and then we experience them. Each note has its own tone and flavor.

We choose to play our notes at different points in time. Some are rich, and some are luxurious. Others notes are refined while other notes are fashionable. At times we act brave, cheerful and never hurry. We live all our notes in order to feel our desires. We are who we desire to be. Our desire to be has no expiration date, and there are no common words to define it.

Monday, June 16, 2014

We Wonder About The Wonder

From wonder into wonder, existence opens.

Lao Tzu is considered the founder of Chinese Taoism, and the author of Tao Te Ching. The words Tao Te Ching mean The Way and Its Power. Some Chinese scholars believe the Tao Te Ching was actually a compilation of paradoxical thoughts and poems written by a few Taoists. They used the pen-name, Lao Tzu. Whatever we believe, there’s no doubt that Taoism along with Confucianism are two different and distinct responses to the political, social, and philosophical nature of reality two and a half thousand years ago in China. Confucianism is intently concerned with social conduct, relations, and the nature of human society, Taoism, on the other hand, has a much more individualistic and mystical flavor to it. The thoughts contain in the Taoist belief system are definitely influenced by nature and what fuels nature.

We wonder about the wonder that surrounds us. We put our wonder in categories, and mark it with conditions. Those conditions are an essential part of our belief structure. Our belief structure is a combination of wonder, insight, intuition and knowledge infused with ancient wisdom. We build our reality around our endless wonder, concrete associations and influences. Concrete meaning facts we accept as truths.

Our Chinese ancestors did the same thing, but their associations and influences as well as their truths were different. They were taught to tune into the world of inner senses, and use them to experience existence. The art of living was about knowing and remembering rather than wanting and accumulating. They had a sense of self within the shell of existential skepticism. They used virtue rather than vanity to shape the flow of events than develop from the endless probabilities that exist within consciousness.

We wonder about the wonder within us. We want existence to be more than the sum of our physical parts just like the ancients. We move through each experience grabbing a figment of wonder and we make it real to us. We do this to sense the sensibility of our innate desire to know the self in every existence.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Conditioned By The Conditions

Close observation discloses that most of us, most of the time, behave and act mechanically, like machines. The specifically human power of self-awareness is asleep and the human being, like an animal, acts more or less intelligently solely in response to various influences.

Only when man makes use of his power of self-awareness does he attain to the level of a person, to a level of freedom. At that moment he is living not being lived.

E.F. Schumacher, the 20th century economic scholar, wrote the 1973 book Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. That eco-bible, as Time Magazine called it, is considered one of the most influential books published since World War II. There’s no doubt, we do behave like machines a good part of our lives. We are conditioned by the conditions within our belief system. Our ability to absorb what is really going on around us is hindered by the conditions we establish around our core beliefs. We don't like to accept the awareness that develops from other beliefs. Our conditions are preconceived notions of what reality should be for us. We tend to reject anything that doesn’t conform to specific associations and influences established by our former or present peers. We believe their beliefs are the only truths.

The roots of the smallest plants are aware of the best conditions for their own growth. They don't discriminate or judge where they are or what other roots do. They act spontaneously toward self-fulfilling probabilities in order to express their self-awareness. At each moment in that process, the flowers within them are aware of their position. As the roots grow downward as well as upward the flowers still haven’t seen the space in which they will blossom, but they are fully aware that they will blossom. The precognitive knowledge within their roots gives the flowers the impetus for fulfillment. That impetus or energy is the action of their consciousness physically living not being lived.

The question we should be asking our self is: Is our psyche or consciousness any less miraculous? We must possess the same innate ability to know how and when we will blossom and express our own level of true freedom. The self must realize that unconditional awareness is the food that gives our inner roots the impetus for value fulfillment. Unconditional physical awareness allows the inner self-awareness to bloom without restrictions. Blooming without restrictions is living like a human flower that continues to bloom using its own self-fulfilling probabilities.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Pinnacle Of Knowing

Briefly, what I am proposing is that the psychology of the mature human being is an unfolding, emergent, oscillating spiraling process marked by progressive subordination of older, lower order behavior systems to newer, higher order systems as an individual’s existential problems change.

Each successive stage, wave, or level of existence is a stage through which people pass on their way to other states of being. When the human is centralized in one state of existence, he or she has a psychology which is particular to that state. His or her feelings, motivations, ethics, and values, biochemistry, degree of neurological activation, learning system, belief system, conception of mental health, ideas as to what mental illness is and how it should be treated, conceptions of and preferences for management, education, economics and political theory and practice are all appropriate to that state.

Clare Graves was a mid-century professor of psychology, and the originator of .a Level Theory of Human Development. Ken Wilbur used some of his work to create his Theory of Spiral Dynamics. We experience this spiraling system of awareness every day, but we don’t use those words to describe it. We live in an emerging open-ended system of reality. What is reality for the tribes that live in the Amazon is certainly as valid as the reality experienced by those living in an advanced society. Each reality system has its own set of challenges, and its own methods for value fulfillment. One system is not better than the other. They are appropriate steps in the process of individual vale fulfillment and self awareness.

The interesting point to remember is while our human consciousness is experiencing one particular system in our mass reality, we are also physically aware of the other systems. We couldn’t say that a hundred years ago. Our awareness has reached one pinnacle of knowing. In this knowing, we should accept other systems as innate individual choices. Those choices will change as the individual progresses through the spiral. We don’t need to force change in other systems using our antiquated forms of conformity. Change happen as the individual consciousness within each system expresses overwhelming value fulfillment, and inner self awareness.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Our Individual Quest To Be Integral

Human beings are born and begin their evolution through the great spiral of consciousness, moving from archaic to magic, to mythic to rational to perhaps integral, and from there perhaps into genuinely transpersonal domains. But for every person that moves into integral or higher, dozens are born into the archaic. The spiral of existence is a great unending flow, stretching from body to mind to soul to spirit, with millions upon millions constantly flowing through that great river from source to ocean.

No society will ever simply be at an integral level, because the flow is unceasing, although the center of gravity of a culture can indeed drift upward, as it has over history. But the major problem remains not, how can we get everybody to the integral wave or higher, but how can we arrange the health of the overall spiral as billions of humans continue to pass through it, from one end to the other, year in and year out.

Ken Wilbur, in his book The Theory Of Everything, does an excellent job describing the contrast that exists within human consciousness. We are all born into the archaic state of consciousness, and then move through different stages as our awareness expands. We all want and do experience the magical stage and then progress to the mythical and so on, but some of us get stuck in a certain stage. If that stage fits our innate plan of subconscious expansion, we make that stage our conscious home .

There are several reason why we decide to remain in a particular stage. Our perceptions and beliefs as well as associations and influences contribute to that subconscious decision. We make that subconscious decision long before we become conscious of that decision. Our view of our environment, our religion and our politics as well as our view of our individual reality create walls of fear. Those walls can be unsurmountable, so we accept our chosen stage as the only stage that is true for us. All other stages seem foreign and make little sense.

Consciousness is fueled by the desire to expand in the action of awareness. All stages in the spiral of consciousness don’t have to be experienced in one reality. Most of us don’t go from the archaic to the integral stage in one lifetime, but we are aware that all stages exist. So in a sense, we know what we don’t think we know about our consciousness. We just choose to experience stages in time sequences that fit into our individual quest to be integral.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Soulful Tree

The things we now esteem fixed shall, one by one, detach themselves, like all ripe fruit, from our experience and fall. The wind shall blow them none knows wither. The landscape, the figures, Boston, London, are facts as fugitive as any institution past, or any whiff of mist or smoke, and so is society, and so is the world.

The soul looketh steadily forwards, creating a world for her, leaving worlds behind her. She has no dates, no rites, nor persons, nor specialties, nor men. The soul knows only the soul; the web of events is the flowing robe in which she is clothed.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his 1841 essay The Over-Soul paints a mental picture of the soul, but that picture is far from the finished product. The soul is never finished expanding in the churning vat of energy that expresses itself in a variety of ways. We are ripe fruit hanging from one branch on our soulful tree of life. As our emotions and beliefs manifest, we sense other fruit within us. These counterparts are clothed in different beliefs, different times, and different emotions. Each counterpart contributes to the expansion of our soulful tree.

We feel the emotions that are associated with our beliefs while we blossom on different branches. We feel these energy responses, but we are not just those belief-filled expressions. When we get angry when something uncomfortable occurs, we feel betrayed. The soul does not. Anger and joy are feelings that enrich the soul in some way. Experiencing anger or joy gives us the ability to feel our beliefs. When we look at the emotions we experience as things we feel rather than something we are, we gain the power feel the soul in action.

Our feelings are pieces of our experiences. They are not the complete experience. Just like the soul that only knows the soul, we can know the self as the ripe fruit that nurtures the flowing robe in which we are clothed.

Friday, May 23, 2014

We Salt Imagination

Every spiritual happening is a picture and an imagination; were this not so, there could be no consciousness and no phenomenality of the occurrence. The imagination itself is a psychic occurrence, and therefore whether enlightenment is called real or imaginary is quite immaterial.

A man who has enlightenment, or alleges that he has it, thinks in any case he is enlightened. What others think about it can determine nothing whatever for him with regard to his experience. Even if he were to lie, his lie would be a spiritual fact.

Yes, even if all religious reports were nothing but conscious inventions and falsifications, a very interesting psychological treatise could still be written on the fact of such lies, with the same scientific treatment with which the psychopathology of delusions is presented

Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytic psychology, wrote those thoughts in the foreword of D.T. Suzuki’s 1964 book An Introduction to Zen Buddhism. We forget how important imagination is to reality. We’re taught that imagination is a dream figment not a precursor to the physical reality we experience. Imagination is a psychic occurrence, and for the most part, we don’t understand the nature of our psychic experiences.

Our imagination is filled with the energy of our intuition and inner knowledge. Those energy forces create our reality in one way or another. The challenge is to recognize that energy in physical form. We usually credit other people, places and things for our experiences, but in this reality we create experiences using our imagination. The concept of real or imaginary is perception playing word games. Everything we experience comes from imagination. Lies become truths, and truths become lies as we salt imagination with the toxic granules of associations and influences.

Enlightenment, like other spiritual concepts, is a truth to some and a lie to others. We are not alone in our physical reality, so the imagination of others influences our experiences if we choose to allow that energy to pepper our beliefs.

Enlightenment, through our imagination, makes the unknown recognizable. The word, not the energy, attaches itself to certain significances and ignores others. That is the nature of duality. But the nature of our imagination is not restricted by our concept of real or imaginary. Imagination's main function is to create experiences. Experiences expand our own version of enlightenment.