Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Session 712

Unknown Reality, Session 712

Each system of reality is indeed surrounded by its probable realities, though any one of these “probable realities” can be used as the hub, or core reality; in which case all of the others will then be seen as probable.  In other words, relativity certainly applies here.

The rockbed reality is the one in which the perceiver is focused.  From this standpoint all others would seem peripheral.  Taking that for granted, however, any given reality system will be surrounded by its probability clusters.  These can almost be thought of as satellites.  Time and space need not be connected, however – that is, the attractions that exist between a reality and any given probability cluster may have nothing to do with time and space at all.  The closest probability satellite to any given reality may, for example, be in an entirely different universe altogether.  In that regard, you may find brethren more or less like yourselves outside of your own universe – as you think of it – rather than inside it.  You imagine your universe as extending outward in space (and backwards in time).  You think of it as an exteriorized manifestation, expanding perhaps, but in an exterior rather than an interior fashion.

Your idea of space travel, for example, is to journey over the “skin of your universe”.  You do not understand that your system is indeed expanding within itself, bringing forth new creativity and energy.

Your universe is only one of many.  Each one creates probable versions of itself.  When you journey on earth you move around the outside of it.  So far, your ideas of space travel involve that kind of surface navigation.  Earth trips, however, are made with the recognition of their surface nature.  When you think in terms of travelling to other planets or to other galaxies, though, the same kind of surface travel is involved.  As closely as I can explain it in your terms, your concepts of space travel have you going around space rather than directly through it.

You are also viewing your solar system through your own time perspective, which is relative.  You “look backward into time”, you say, when you stare outward into the universe.  You could as well look into the future, of course.  Your own coordinates close you off from recognizing that there are indeed intelligences alive even within your own solar system.  You will never meet them in your exterior reality, however, for you are not focused in the time period of their existence.  You may physically visit the “very same planet” on which they reside, but to you the planet will appear barren, or not able to support life.

In the same way, others can visit your planet with the same results.  There is then a whole great inner dimension even to the space that you know, that you do not perceive.  There are intelligent beings outside of your own galaxy, “adjacent” to you.  Theoretically you can visit them with some vast improvements in your technology, but great amounts of time would be involved.  Others have visited your own planet in that particular fashion.  Yours is still a linear technology.  Some intelligent beings have visited your planet, finding not the world you know but a probable one.  There are always feedbacks between probable systems.  A dominant species in one may appear as a bizarre trace species in another.  More will be said about this and your planet later in the book.  The closest equivalent to your own kind of intelligence and being can actually be found not by following the outer skin of space, but by going through it, so to speak.

There are, again, inner coordinates having to do with inner behavior of electrons.  If you understood these, then such travel could be relatively instantaneous.  The coordinates that link you with others who are more or less of your kind have to do with psychic and psychological intersections that result in a like space-time framework.

Here I would like to give a very simple example, evocative of what I mean.  The other day Ruburt received a telephone call from a woman in California who was in difficulty.  Ruburt promised to send [healing] energy.  Hanging up, he closed his eyes and imagined energy being sent out from a universal source through his own body, and directed toward the person in need.  When he did so, Ruburt mentally saw a long “heavy” beam extending straight to the west from a point between his eyes.  It reached without impediment.  He felt that this extension was composed of energy, and it seemed so strong that a person could walk upon it without difficulty.  Subjectively he felt that this beam of energy reached its destination.  And so it did.

Energy was almost instantly transmitted across the continent from one specific individual to another.  When you are dealing with that kind of energy, and particularly when you believe in it, space does not matter.  Emotional connections are set up and form their own set of coordinates.  That beam of energy is as strong and real as a beam of steel, though it moves faster than a beam of light.

If Ruburt had tried to visit the woman by plane he would have followed the curve of the earth, but in those terms the energy went through in the “straightest” way.

The psychic and emotional communication, then, cut through physical coordinates.  Ruburt was momentarily allied with the woman.

In the same way you can be allied and in tune with other probabilities that do not coincide with your space-time axis.  The exterior universe with its galaxies – as you understand it, and on that level of activity – can be encountered on certain rigid space-time coordinates.  You can visit other planets only in your present.  Your present may be the past or the future as far as inhabitants of a given planet are concerned.  Your physical senses will only operate in their and your present.

“Effective” space travel, creative space travel on your part, will not occur until you learn that your space-time system is one focus.  Otherwise you will seem to visit one dead world after another, blind to civilizations that may exist on any of them.  Some of these difficulties could be transcended if you learned to understand the miraculous multidimensionality of even your own physical structure, and allowed your consciousness some of its greater freedom.

To some extent you have neurologically blinded yourselves.  You accept only a certain range of neurological impulses as “reality”.  You have biologically prejudiced yourselves.  The physical structure is innately aware of many more valid versions of reality than you allow it to be.

Theoretically, a thoroughly educated space traveler in your time, landing upon a strange planet, would be able to adjust his own consciousness so that he could perceive the planet in various “sequences” of time.  If you land upon a planet in a spaceship and find volcanoes, you would, perhaps, realize that other portions of that planet might show different faces.  You have confidence in your ability to move through space, so you might then explore the terrain that you could not see from your original landing point.  If you did not understand the change in qualities of space, you might imagine that the whole planet was a giant volcano.

You do not understand as yet, however, that in a way you can move through time as you move through space – and until you understand that, you will not know the meaning of a true journey, or be able to thoroughly explore any planet – or any reality, including your own.

You imagine that your own earth is mapped out, and all frontiers known, but the linear aspects of your planet’s life represent a most minute portion of its reality.

The portions of the psyche reflect and create the portions of the universe from its most minute to its greatest part.  You identify with one small section of your psyche, and so you name as reality only one small aspect of the universe.

In class last evening Ruburt “picked up” messages that seemed to be too slow for his neurological structure.  He was convinced that it would take many hours of your time in order to translate perhaps a simple clear paragraph of what he was receiving.  He experienced some strain, feeling that each vowel and syllable was so drawn out, in your terms of time, that he must either slow down his own neurological workings or try to make some suitable adjustments.  He chose the latter.  Messages, therefore, perceptions, “came through” at one speed so to speak, and he managed to receive them while translating them into a more comfortable neurologically familiar speed.

One part of Ruburt accepted the “slow” [or “long”] perceptions, while another quickened them into something like normal speech patterns.  Some communication did result.

What he was sensing, however, was an entirely different kind of reality.  He was beginning to recognize another synapse [neuronal] pattern not “native”; he was familiarizing himself with perceptions as a different set of coordinate points.  Such activity automatically alters the nature of time in your experience, and is indicative of intersections of your consciousness.  That particular type of consciousness operates “at different speeds” than your own.  Biologically, your own physical structures are quite able to operate at those same speeds, though as a species you have disciplined yourselves to a different kind of neurological reaction.  By altering such neurological prejudice, however, you can indeed learn to become aware of other realities that coincide with yours.

Electrons themselves operate at different “speeds”.  The structure of the atom that you recognize, and its activity, is in larger terms one probable version of an atom.  Your consciousness, as it is allied with the flesh, follows the activity of atoms as far as it is reflected in your system of reality.

Ruburt is learning to minutely alter his experience with the probable atomic correlations that exist quite as validly as does the particular kind of atomic integrity that you generally recognize.  When he does so, in your terms, he alters atomic receptivity.  This automatically brings probabilities to the forefront.  To perceive other realities, you alter your own coordinates, tuning them in to other systems and attracting those into your focus.

To some extent or another there are counterparts of all realities within your psyche.  When you slow down, or quicken your thoughts or your perceptions, you automatically begin to alter your focus, to step aside from your officially recognized existence.  This is highly important, for in certain terms you are indeed transcending the time framework that imagine to be so real.

In other terms, certain portions of your own reality have long since “vanished” in the unrecognized death that your own sense of continuity has so nicely straddled.  Your personal cluster of probable realities surrounds you, again, on a cellular basis, and biologically your physical body steers its own line, finding its balance operating in a cluster of probabilities while maintaining the focus that is your own.  You can even learn to tune in to the cellular comprehension.  It will help you realize that your consciousness is not as limited as you suppose.  All realities emerge from the psyche, and from the CU’s that compose it.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Session 711

Unknown Reality, Session 711

Your world, again, is the result of a certain focus of consciousness, without which that world cannot be perceived.  The range of consciousness involved is obviously physically oriented, yet within it there are great varieties of consciousness, each experiencing that seemingly objective world from a private perspective.  The physical environment is real in different terms to an animal, a fish, a man, or a rock, for example, and different portions of that environment are correspondingly unreal [to each of those forms].  This is highly important.

If an inhabitant from another reality outside of your own physical system entirely were to visit it, and if “his” intelligence was roughly of the same degree as your own, he would still have to learn to focus his consciousness in the same way that you do, more or less, in order to perceive your world.  He would have to alter his native focus and turn it in a direction that was foreign to him.  In this way he could “pick up your station”.  There would be distortions, because even though he managed such manipulations he might not have the same kind of native physical structure as your own, of course, through which to receive and interpret those data his altered consciousness perceived.

Your visitor would then be forced to translate that information as best he could through his own native structure, if it were to make any sense to his consciousness in its usual orientation.  All realities are the result of certain unique focuses taken by consciousness, therefore.  In those terms, there is no outside.  The effects of objectivity are caused as the psyche projects its experience into inner dimensions that it has itself created.

Within, those frameworks are ever expanding, so that in your terms at least it seems that greater and greater distances are involved.  Travel to any other land of physical reality must then involve alterations of consciousness.

While all of your own thoughts and feelings are “somewhere” materialized, only some of them become physical in your terms.  They are then accepted as physical reality.  They provide the basis for the physical events, objects, and phenomena upon which you all agree.  Therefore, your world has a stability that you accept, a certain order and predictability that works well enough for daily concerns.  At that point you are tuned in precisely on your “home station”.  You ignore the ghost symbols or voices, the probable actions that also occur, but that are muffled in the clear tones of your accepted reality.  When you begin to travel away from that home station, you become more aware of the other frequencies that are buried within it.  You move through other frequencies, but to do this you must alter your own consciousness.

The probable realities connected with your own system are like the suburbs, say, surrounding a main city.  If for simplicity’s sake you think of other realities as different cities, then after you leave your own you would pass through the suburbs, then into the country, then after a time into other suburbs until you reached another metropolis.  Here each metropolis would represent a conglomeration of consciousnesses operating within an overall general frequency of clearest focus, a high point of psychic communication and exquisite focus in the given kind of reality.  Unless you are tuned in to those particular frequencies, however, you could not pick up that reality.  You might instead perceive the equivalent of jumbled sound or meaningless static, or jigsaw images.  You might simply realize that some kind of activity was there, but without being able to pinpoint it.

Certain particular focuses then bring in different worlds, but unless your consciousness is tuned in with exquisite precision you will not be able to perceive clearly.  You will instead pick up at best the ghost images, probabilities, and private data that are not officially recognized as part of the main reality’s official structure of events.

Basically, however, consciousness is freewheeling.  Such realities therefore always exist – in your own psyche – outside of your “home station”, and some portion of your own consciousness is always involved in them.  There are bleed-throughs, so to speak, in the form of unofficial perceptions that often occur, or “impossible” events that are seemingly beyond explanation.  For now, think of your own psyche, which is a consciousized identity, as a kind of “supernatural radio”.  All of the stations exist at once within the psyche.  These do not come through with sound alone, but with all the living paraphernalia of the world.  The “you” that you recognize is but one signal on one such station, tuned it to a certain frequency, experiencing that station’s overall reality from your own viewpoint – one that is unique and like no other, and yet contributing to the whole life of the station.

The supernatural radio that is your entire psyche contains many such stations, however.  These are all playing at the same time.  It would be highly confusing in this analogy to experience or hear all of these at once, however, so different portions of the psyche tune in to different stations, concentrate upon them, and tune out the others for immediate practical purposes.  Because these stations all operate within the same psyche or supernatural radio, the overall quality of the programs will have much to do with the nature of the psyche itself.  Radios are wired and contain transformers and transistors.  The overall reception is dependent upon the wiring and the inner workings of the radio – and those workings exist apart from the stations they are meant to pick up.  In the same way, the “supernatural psyche” exists apart from the stations of consciousness that it contains.  In this case indeed the psyche itself makes the radio, adding ever-new connections and stations.

Pretend that you have a radio with which you can clearly pick up 10 stations.  First imagine that during the daily programming there are three soap operas, four news programs, and several excellent dramas, a few operas, some popular music, several religious sermons, and some sports programs.  Each of these has its own commercials or messages, which may or may not have anything to do with the programs given.

First of all, it would be nearly impossible for you to sample all of these programs with any effectiveness while going about your own affairs.  To make matters more complicated, again, these programs do not involve only sound.  Each one has its own dimensional realities.  Besides that, there is a give-and-take between programs.

For example: Say that you have a certain Wilford Jones, who is a character in one of the soap operas.  This Wilford, while carrying on within his own drama as, say, a sickly grocer in Iowa, with a mistress he cannot support, and a wife that he must support – the poor, besieged man on station KYU is also aware of all the other programs going on at the other stations.  All of the other characters in all of the other plays are also aware of our grocer.  There is a constant, creative give-and-take between the day’s various programs.

When our Wilford dramatically cries out to his mistress: “I am afraid my wife will learn of our affair”, then the symphony playing on another stations becomes melodramatic, and the sports program shows that a hero fumbles the football.  Yet each character has its own free will.  The football player, unconsciously picking up the grocer’s problem, for example, may use it as a challenge and say: “No, I will not fumble the ball”.  The crowds then cheer, and our grocer in his soap opera may smile and say: “But it will all work out after all”.

In other words, there is in the psyche constant interaction between all of the stations, and marvelous, literally unlimited creativity – in which, in your terms, all actions in one station affect all others in the other stations.

Still using the same analogy.  As he falls asleep some night our grocer, Wilford, might suddenly hear the full strains of a symphony in his head, or instead catch a quick glimpse of a football player; or on the other hand one of the musicians in the symphony orchestra may suddenly find himself thinking about how difficult it would be to have a mistress and a wife at the same time.

From the point of view of the perceiver these would be unofficial events, and yet they could serve as important clues to the nature of reality.  The separate programs existing at once each have their own schedules, and from your reality you could not play them all at once.  It seems to you that you are outside of the psyche, so you think of someone as yourself operating this radio from that external position.  From your point of view, you could not pick up the grocer’s escapades and the symphony, for instance, if both came through at 8 o’clock in the evening, without switching from one to the other: You would have to choose which program you wanted.

It is very easy of course to expand our analogy, changing the radio to a television set.  In this case the projections on the screen would be fully dimensional, aware of each viewer in each living room.  Not only this, but the screen people would understand the relationship between you the viewer, and, say, the other viewers in the same town.  Behind the scenes not only would the performers, as performers in all of the programs, all know each other, but the characters portrayed by them would know each other and be aware of each other’s roles in the programs, and even now and then stray into one another’s dramas.

At levels beyond the comprehension of the viewer, all of the dramas and programs would be related.  Again, because of the specific poise of your consciousness, it seems to you that you are outside of all these programs.  You tune in to them, making choices, for example, if more than one favorite plays at the same hour.

In greater terms you are a part of the same “set” and at another level someone sees you as a character in a living room turning on a television set.  Intrinsically the psyche, the private psyche, contains all such programs and realities.  Certain portions of it, however, choose to take different focuses in order to bring those aspects in more clearly.

To some extent, signals from all of the other stations are always in the background of any given program, and by momentarily altering the direction of your own attention you can learn how to bring other stations into focus.  Psychically and psychologically, those other stations upon which you do not concentrate form the structure of the psyche as you understand it, from which your earthly experience springs into focus.  Studying yourself and the nature of your own consciousness, then, will automatically lead you to some extent to an understanding of the “unknown” reality.  The unknown reality is composed of those blocked-out portions of your own psyche, and the corresponding frameworks of experience they form.

For the sake of imagery, you can imagine your normal consciousness as your connection with this home planet – the familiar station that you tune in to every day.  When your project your consciousness away from it, then you will encounter various kinds of atmospheric conditions.  Once you understand what these are, and what effects can be expected, such journeys can be undertaken consciously, with the conscious mind that you know acting as the astronaut, for example, and the rest of your consciousness acting as the vehicle.  Such journeys lead to quite valid realities, but as an astronaut must know the best landing conditions, so you must learn how to “come in” at the most auspicious time and under the best conditions.

Such journeys take you through the nature of the psyche itself, as well as to those other realities that exist as the result of the psyche’s concentration within particular frequencies.

Projecting your consciousness out of your body, therefore, provides at the same time an inner probing of consciousness itself, as well as experience of its manifestations.  There are then inner lands of the mind, and other worlds quite as legitimate as your own.  They are intimately connected, however, with mental states which are then materialized, and so your own mental processes are highly involved.

First of all, I have been speaking of the psyche as if it were a competed thing, with definite boundaries.  The private psyche is ever creative, actually – expansive and literally without beginning or end.

Your experience of yourself marks the seeming boundaries of yourself.  In a manner of speaking, I am one personality and one program or station.  Ruburt is another.  We have learned to be aware of each other to communicate between stations, to affect each other’s programs and to change each other’s worlds.  I do not speak alone to Ruburt and Joseph, for example, but my words go out to the world that you know.  Still within your framework, Ruburt tunes in to another station, translates it and broadcasts the information.  To do this, however, he has to alter his own consciousness, withdraw momentarily from the official station to bring in this one.  That means tuning in to other portions of the psyche, as well as another kind of reality.  The final translation of my material has to come through his organism, however, or it would be meaningless to you.

Through him I am aware of the nature and condition of your world, and offer from my viewpoint comments meant to help you.  Through Ruburt, then, I am permitted to view the earth “again” in your terms.  I exist apart from him, as he exists apart from me, yet we are together a part of the same entity – and that simply carries the idea of the psyche further.

The other [Saturday] evening while he was in bed Ruburt had a somewhat surprising experience.  He was not dreaming.  His body was asleep but his consciousness was drifting.  He clearly heard my voice.  It seemed to come literally from out of the sky, down into another room outside of the one in which his body slept.  For a moment the power frightened him, for it sounded like a radio turned up to an incredible degree – louder than thunder.  At the time words were clearly distinguishable, though later he forgot what they said.  For an instant he was tempted to interpret the power as anger, for in your world when someone is shouting they are usually angry.  He realized, however, that something else was involved.  He did not sense my presence, but only heard the thunder of the voice.  It shocked him because he is used to hearing my words from within his head – he had never before been aware of my voice as existing apart from him.  In the dream state he has heard me giving him information.  In these instances, however, he was the channel through which my voice came.  He has often wondered about the nature of my own independence, and the kind of reality in which I exist.

He was also aware at the time that while the voice literally boomed out, no one else would have heard it.  Yet the voice definitely came from outside of himself, and he certainly seemed to hear it with his physical ears.

Ruburt acts as a receiver when I speak, and so I must make certain adjustments so that my message can be channeled under conditions that involve, among other things, his nervous system and physical apparatus.  That evening, through using what I call interior sound, I let Ruburt become acquainted with the power at my disposal so that he could realize that it did, basically now, come from beyond his personality as he understands it.

In regular sessions, as now, he and I again both make adjustments, and so in sessions I am what I call a bridge personality, composed of a composite self – Ruburt and I meeting and merging to form a personality that is not truly either of us, but a new one that exists between dimensions.  Beyond that is my real identity.

Ruburt does extremely well with interior sound, and so I use that method rather than, say, an image to make my independent existence known.  Now Ruburt called me originally (last Saturday night) at unconscious levels because he was upset with “earth programming”.  He thought that you needed some help from the outside, so to speak.  That intent set up certain signals that reached into other realities or stations, and I answered.  I was not speaking to Ruburt personally when he heard me, but addressing myself to the world at large in a program that was indeed picked up by others.

This program spread out and was translated by others in dream states.  In physical terms, however, the message given that evening is still to be presented through these books.

In your local programming you have hosts of familiar characters, and at different times, in your terms, you have them play different roles.  They take different roles.  These often represent strong idealizations alive in the private and mass psyche.  Let me give you a brief example that will show you how well I have learned your culture.

(Seth proceeded to name three currently famous television detectives.)

In their own ways, these are heroes representing the detective who is out to protect good against evil, to set things right.  Now these characters exist more vividly in the minds of television viewers than the actors do who play those roles.  The viewers, however, identify with the characters.  They may even dream about the characters.  These have their own kind of superlife because they so clearly represent certain living aspects within each psyche.

The aspects are personified in the character.  Through the centuries, in your terms, there have been different personalities, some physical and some not, with whom the species identified.  Christ is one of these: in some respects, the most ideal detective – in a different context, however – out to save the good and to protect the world from harm.  In certain ways man also projected outward the idea of a devil or devils, and for somewhat the same reasons, so that he could identify with what he thought of as the unsavory portions of the psyche as he understood them at any given time.  In between there are a multitude of such personalities, all vividly portraying parts of the psyche.

These characters become portions of the inner literature of the mind.  Suppose an inhabitant from another reality saw [one of those three programs] and realized that people were watching it.  Pretend he wanted to add more depth to the show.  He might then come on himself in the guise of [the hero detective], but enlarging upon the characterization, adding more dimension to the plot.  So, often when some personality from another station wants to help change the programming, he comes on in the form of a personality already known in fact or fiction.  However, you must realize that that personality is larger than fact or fiction.  “It” is independent at its own level, yet it is also a part of the portion of the private and mass psyche that is so represented.

I am Seth in those terms.

There are many myths connected with my name.  They all represent portions of the psyche as they were understood at various times in man’s history.  Those portions were originally projected out of the psyche as it began to understand itself, and personified its abilities and characteristics, forming superheroic characters of one kind or another, to which the psyche could then correspond and relate.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Session 710

Unknown Reality, Session 710

To explore the unknown reality, you must venture within your own psyche, travel inward through invisible roads as you journey outward on physical ones.

Your material reality is formed through joint cooperation.  Your own ideas, objectified, become a part of the physical environment.  In this vast cooperative venture the thoughts and feelings of each living being take root, so to speak, springing up as objectified data.  I said (in the 708th session) that each system of reality uses its own codified system.  This effectively provides a sort of framework.  Generally speaking, then, you agree to objectify certain inner data privately and en masse at any given “time”.  In those terms the airplane objectified the inner idea of flying in “your” time, and not in A.D. 1500, for example.

You may have heard people say of an idea “Its time has not yet come”.  This simply means that there is not enough energy connected with the idea to propel it outward into the world of physical experience as an objective mass-experienced event.

In the dream state and in certain other levels of reality, ideas and their symbols are immediately experienced.  There is no time lag, then, between a feeling and its “exteriorized” condition.  It is automatically experienced in whatever form is familiar and natural to the one who holds it.  The psyche is presented with its own concepts, which are instantly reflected in dream situations and other events that will be explained shortly.  If you dream of or yearn for a new house in physical life, for instance, it may take some time before that ideal is realized, even though such a strong intent will most certainly bring about its physical fulfillment.  The same desire in the dreaming state, however, may lead to the instant creation of such a house as far as your dream experience is concerned.  Again, there is no time lag there between desire and its materialization.

There are levels within dreams, highly pertinent but mainly personal, in that they reflect your own private intents and purposes.  There are other levels, further away in your terms, that involve mass behavior on a psychic level, where together the inhabitants of the physical world plan out future events.  Here probabilities are recognized and utilized.  Symbolism is used.  There is such an interweaving of intent that this is difficult to explain.  Private desires here are magnified as they are felt by others, large general plans are made having to do with the species at any given “time”.  Here again, these desires and intents must fit into the codified system as it exists.

At these levels you are still close to home.  Beyond, there are layers of actuality in which your psyche is also highly involved, and these may or may not appear to have anything to do with the world that you know.

When you travel into such realms you usually do so from the dream state, still carrying your private symbols with you.  Even here, these are automatically translated into experience.  This is not your own codified system, however.  You may journey through such a reality, perceiving it opaquely, layering it over with your own perceived symbols, and taking these for the “real” environment.  In these terms the real environment will be that which was generally perceived by the natural inhabitants of the system.

To begin with, your own symbols rise from deep levels of the psyche, and in certain terms you are a part of any reality that you experience – but you may have difficulty in the interpretation of events.

If you are in a world not yours, with your consciousness drifting, you are in free gear, so to speak, your feelings and thoughts flowing into experience.  You have to learn how to distinguish your psychological state from the reality in which you find yourself, if you want to maintain your alertness and explore that environment.  Many of my readers find themselves in just such situations while they are sleeping.  While still dreaming they seem to come suddenly awake in an environment that appears to make no sense.  Demons may be chasing them.  The world may seem topsy-turvy.  The dead and the living may meet and speak.

In almost all instances, demons in dreams represent the dreamer’s belief in evil, instantly materialized.  They are not the inhabitants of some nether world, then, or underground.  We will be giving some instructions that will enable readers to experiment with the projection of consciousness at least to some extent.  It is very important for you to realize that even in dreams you form your own reality.  Your state of mind, freed from its usual physical focus, creatively expresses itself in all of its power and brilliance.  The state of mind itself serves as an intent, propelling you into realities of like conditions.

In your world you travel from one country to another, and you do not expect them to be all alike.  Instead, you visit various parts of the world precisely because of the differences among them – so all out-of-body-journeys do not lead to the same locale.

Instinctively you leave your body for varying amounts of time each night while you sleep, but those journeys are not “programmed”.  You plan your own tours, in other words.  As many people with the same interests may decide to visit the same country together, on tour, so in the out-of-body condition you may travel alone or with companions.  If you are alert you may even take snapshots – only as far as inner tours are concerned, the snapshots consist of clear pictures of the environment taken at the time, developed in the unconscious, and then presented to the waking mind.

There are techniques for using cameras, and a camera left at home will do you little good abroad.  So it is the conscious alert mind that must take these pictures if you hope to later make sense of your inner journeys.  The conscious reasoning mind must therefore be taken along.  There are many ways of doing this, methods not really difficult to follow.  Certain techniques will help you pack your conscious mind for your journey as you would pack your camera.  It will be there when you need it, to take the pictures that will be your conscious memories of your journey.

You must remember that the objective world also is a projection from the psyche.  Because you focus in it primarily, you understand its rules well enough to get along.  A trip in the physical world merely represents the decision to walk or to choose a particular kind of vehicle – a car will not carry you across the ocean, so you take a ship or a plane.  You are not astonished to see that the land suddenly gives way to water.  You find that natural alteration quite normal.  You expect time to stay in its place, however.  The land may change to water, for example, but today must not change into yesterday in the same fashion, or into tomorrow in the beginning of today’s afternoon.

Walking down the avenue, you expect the trees to stay in their places, and not transform themselves into buildings.  All of these assumptions are taken for granted in your physical journeys.  You may find different customs and languages, yet even these will be accepted in the vast, overall, basic assumptions within whose boundaries physical life occurs.  You are most certainly traveling through the private and mass psyche when you so much as walk down the street.  The physical world seem objective and outside of yourself, however.  The idea of such outsideness is one of the assumptions upon which you build your existence.  Interior traveling is no more subjective, then, than a journey from New York to San Francisco.  You are used to projecting all destinations outside of yourself.  The idea of varied inward destinations, involving motion through time and space, therefore appears strange.

Generally speaking, you have explored the physical planet enough so that you have a good idea of what to expect as you travel from country to country.

Before a trip, you can produce travel folders that outline the attractions and characteristics of a certain locale.  You are not traveling blind, therefore, and while any given journey may be new to you, you are not really a pioneer: The land has been mapped and there are few basic surprises.

The inner lands have not been as well explored.  To say the least, they lie in virgin territory as far as your conscious mind is concerned.  Others have journeyed to some of these interior locales, but since they were indeed explorers they had to learn as they went along.  Some, returning, provided guidebooks or travel folders, telling us what could be expected.  You make your own reality.  If you were from a foreign land and asked one person to give you a description of New York City, you might take his or her description for reality.  The person might say “New York City is a frightful place in which crime is rampant, gangs roam the streets, murders and rapes are the norm, and people are not only impolite but ready to attack you at a moment’s notice.  There are no trees.  The air is polluted, and you can expect only violence.”  If you asked someone else, this individual might say instead: “New York City has the finest of museums, open-air concerts in some of the parks, fine sculpture, theater, and probably the greatest collection of books outside of the Vatican.  It has a good overall climate, a great mixture of cultures.  In it, millions of people go their way daily in freedom.”  Both people would be speaking about the same locale.  Their descriptions would vary because of their private beliefs, and would be colored by the individual focus from which each of them viewed that city.

One person might be able to give you the city’s precise location in terms of latitude and longitude.  The other might have no such knowledge, and say instead: “I take a plane at such-and-such a place, at such-and-such a time, giving New York City as my destination, and if I take the proper plane I always arrive there.”

Explorers traveling into inner reality, however, do not have the same kind of landmarks to begin with.  Many have been so excited with their discoveries that they wrote guidebooks long before they even began to explore the inner landscape.  They did not understand that they found what they wanted to find, or that the seemingly objective phenomena originated in the reflections of the psyche.

You may, for example, have read books numbering the “inner realms”, and telling you what you can expect to encounter in each.  Many of these speak of lords or gods of the realm, or of demons.  In a strange way these books do provide a service, for at certain levels you will find your own ideas materialized; and if you believe in demons then in those terms you will encounter them.  The authors, however, suppose that the devils have a reality outside of your belief in them, and such is not the case.  The demons simply represent a state of your own mind that is seemingly out there, objectified.  Therefore, whatever methods the authors used to triumph over these demons is often given as proof not only of the demon’s reality, but of each method’s effectiveness.

Now if you read such books you may often program your activity along those lines, in the same way that a visitor to New York City might program experience of the city in terms of what he or she had been told existed there.

That kind of structuring also does a disservice, however, for it prevents you from coming in contact with your own original concepts.  There is no reason, for example, to encounter any demons or devils in any trance or out-of-body condition.  In such cases your own hallucinations blind you to the environment within which they are projected.  When your consciousness is not directly focused in physical reality, then, the great creativity of the psyche is given fuller play.  All of its dimensions are faithfully and instantly produced as experience when you learn to take your “normally alert” conscious mind with you; and when you are free of such limiting ideas, then at those levels you can glimpse the inner powers of your own psyche, and watch the interlay of beliefs and symbols as they are manifested before your eyes.  Until you learn to do this you will most certainly have difficulty, for you will not be able to tell the difference between your projections and what is happening in the inner environment.

Any exploration of inner reality must necessarily involve a journey through the psyche, and these effects can be thought of as atmospheric conditions, natural at a certain stage, through which you pass as you continue.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Session 709

Unknown Reality, Session 709

Everything that is apparent three-dimensionally has an inside source, out of which its appearance springs.  Some of this, again, is difficult to explain – not because Ruburt does not have the vocabulary, but because serial-word language automatically prepackages ideas into certain patterns, and to escape prepackaging can be a task.  We will try our best, however.

The cell as you understand it is but the cell’s three-dimensional face.  The idea of tachyons as currently understood is basically legitimate, though highly distorted.  Before a cell as such makes its physical appearance there are “disturbances” in the spot in which the cell will later show itself.  Those disturbances are the result of a slowing down of prior effects of faster-than-light activity, and represent the emergence into your space-time system of energy that can then be effectively used and formed into the cellular pattern.

The very slowing-down process itself helps “freeze” the activity into a form.  At the death of a cell a reverse process occurs – the death is the escape of that energy from the cell form, its release, the release itself triggering certain stages of acceleration.  There is what might be called a residue, or debris energy, “coating” the cell, that stays within this system.  None of this can be ascertained from within the system – that is, the initial faster-than-light activity or the deceleration afterward.  Such faster-than-light behavior, then, helps form the basis for the physical universe.  This characteristic is an attribute of the CU’s, which have already slowed down to some extent when they form EE units.

While operating through the body structures, consciousness such as your own focus largely upon the three-dimensional orientation.  In out-of-body states, however, consciousness can travel faster than light – often, in fact, instantaneously.

This frequently happens in the dream state, although such a performance can be achieved in varying altered states of consciousness.  At such times consciousness simply puts itself in a different relationship with time and space.  The physical body cannot follow, however.  It is by altering its own relationship with the physical universe that consciousness can best understand its own properties, and glimpse from another vantage point that physical universe, where it will be seen in a different light.  Operating outside the body, consciousness can better perceive the properties of matter.  It cannot experience matter, however, in the same fashion as it can when it is physically oriented.

From the ordinary point of view, the travelling consciousness is off-focus, not locked into physical coordinates in the designated fashion.  The so-called inner world can be at least theoretically explored, however, in just such a way.  Consciousness “unlocks” itself for a while from its usual coordinates.  When this happens the out-of-body traveler is not simply out of his or her corporal form.  The person steps out of usual context.  Even if an individual leaves the body and wanders about the room no more than a few feet away from where the body is located, there are alterations – the relationship of consciousness to the room is different. The relationship of the individual to time and space has altered.  Time out of the body is “free time” by your standards.  You do not age, for example, although this effect varies according to certain principles.  I will mention these later.

Such a traveling consciousness may journey within physical reality: While not relating to that system in the usual manner, it may still be allied with it.  From that viewpoint matter itself will seem to appear differently than it does ordinarily.  On the other hand, an out-of-body consciousness may also enter other physically attuned realities: those operating at “different frequencies than your own”.  The basically independent nature of consciousness allows for such disentanglement.  The body consciousness maintains its own equilibrium, and acts somewhat like a maintenance station.

Any discussion of the unknown reality must necessarily involve certain usually dismissed hypotheses about the characteristics of consciousness itself.  The world as you know it is the result of a complicated set of “codes” (as given at the beginning of the last session), each locked in one to the other, each one in those terms dependent upon the others.  Your precise perceived universe in all of its parts, then, results from coded patterns, each one fitting perfectly into the next.  Alter one of these and to some extent you step out of that context.  Any event of any kind that does not directly, immaculately intersect with your space-time continuum, does not happen, in your terms, but falls away.  It becomes probable in your system but seeks its own “level”, and becomes actualized as it falls into place in another reality whose “coded sequence” fits its own.

When consciousness leaves the body, therefore, it alters some of the coordinates.  There are various questions involving the nature of perception that then occur, and these will be discussed somewhat later.  Consciousness is equipped to focus its main energy, in your terms at least, generally within the body, or to stray from it for varying amounts of time.  Theoretically, your human consciousness can take many different roads while still maintaining its physical base.  In far-past historical times, different kinds of orientation were experimented with (as by the “sleepwalkers” described in the last session, for instance).  Your own present private experience can give hints and clues about such other cultures, for those abilities reside within the natural framework, now, but are underdeveloped.

To one extent or another, therefore, all of the potentials of the species are now latent within each individual.  Often these spring to the surface through events that may seem bizarre.  The “unknown” reality is unknown only because you have not looked for its aspects in yourself.  You have been taught to pay almost exclusive attention to your exterior behavior.  Privately, then, much of your inner life escapes you.  You often structure your life according to that exterior pattern of events.  These, while important, are the result of your own inner world of activity.  That inner world is your only real connection with the exterior events, and the objective details make sense only because of the subjectivity that gave them birth.

In the same way, when you look at the current state of the world, or at history, you often structure your perceptions so that only the topmost surfaces of events are seen.  Using the same kind of reasoning, you are apt to judge the historic past of your species in very limited terms, and to overlook great dues in your history because they seem to make no sense.

While you believe, for example, that technology as you understand it alone means progress, and that progress necessarily requires overriding physical manipulation of the environment that must forever continue, you will judge past civilizations in that light.  This will blind you to certain accomplishments and other orientations to such an extent that you will not be able to see evidence of achievement when it appears before your eyes.

You have not worked with the power of thought or feeling, but only with its physical effects.  Therefore, to you only physically materialized events are obvious.  You do not accept your dreams as real, for example, but as a rule you consider them fantasies – imaginative happenings.  Until very recently you generally believed all information came to the body through the outer senses, and ignored all evidence to the contrary.  It was impossible to imagine civilizations built upon data that were mentally received, consciously accepted, and creatively used.  Under such circumstances scientists could hardly look for precognition in cells.  They did not believe it existed to begin with.

The human body itself has limitless potentials, and great variations that allow for different kinds of orientation.  Probable man represents alternate man from your viewpoint, alternate versions of the species.  The same applies individually.  In out-of-body states many people have encountered probable selves and probable realities.  They have also journeyed into the past and the future as you think of them.  The private psyche contains within itself the knowledge of its own probabilities, and it contains a mirror in which the experience of the species can at least be glimpsed.

You are used to a particular kind of orientation, accustomed to using your consciousness in one particular manner.  In order to study the “unknown” reality, however, you must try to see what else your consciousness can do.  This really means that you must learn to regain the true feeling of yourself.

There are two main ways of trying to find out about the nature of reality – an exterior method and an interior one.  The methods can be used together, of course, and from your vantage point must be for the greatest efficiency.  You are well acquainted with the exterior means, that involve studying the objective universe and collecting facts upon which certain deductions are made.  In this book, therefore, we will be stressing the interior ways of attaining, not necessarily facts, but knowledge and wisdom.  Now, facts may or may not give you wisdom.  They can, if they are slavishly followed, even lead you away from true knowledge.  Wisdom shows you the insides of facts, so to speak, and the realities from which facts emerge.

Much of the remainder of “Unknown Reality”, then, will deal with an inside look at the nature of reality, and with some exercises that will allow you to see yourself and your world from another perspective.  Later I intend to say far more about some civilizations that, in your terms, came before your own.  Before you can understand their orientation, we will have to speak about various alternate kinds of consciousness and out-of-body experience.  These will help you to understand how other kinds of cultures could operate in ways so alien to your own.

We will be discussing alternate methods of orientation that consciousness can take when allied with flesh, trying to give the reader some personal experience with such altered civilizations that utilized these unofficial orientations as their predominant methods of focus.

To become familiar with the “unknown” reality you must to some extent grant that it exists, then, and be willing to step aside from our usual behavior.  All of the methods given are quite natural, inherent in the body structure, and even biologically anticipated.  Your consciousness could not leave your body and return to it again unless there were biological mechanisms that allowed for such a performance.

I have said that the body can indeed carry on, performing necessary maintenance activities while the main consciousness is detached from it.  To some extent it can even perform simple chores.  In sleep, in fact, it is not at all necessary that the main consciousness be alert in the body.  Only in certain kinds of civilizations, for that matter, is such a close body-and-main-consciousness relationship necessary.  There are other situations, therefore, in which consciousness ordinarily strays much further, returning to the body as a home station and basis of operation, relying upon it for certain kinds of perception only, but not depending upon it for the entire picture of reality.  Physical life alone does not necessarily require the kind of identification of self with flesh that is your own.

This does not mean that an alienation results in those realities – simply a relationship in which the body and consciousness relate to other events.  Only your beliefs, training, and neurological indoctrination prevent you from recognizing the true nature of your consciousness while you sleep.  You close out those data.  In that period, however, at an inner order of events, you are highly active and do much of the interior mental work that will later appear as physical experience.

While your consciousness is so engaged, your body consciousness performs many functions that are impossible for it during your waking hours.  The greatest biological creativity takes place while you sleep, for example, and certain cellular functions are accelerated.  Some such disengagement is therefore obviously necessary, or it would not occur.  Sleeping is not a by-product of waking life.

In greater terms you are just as awake when you are asleep, but the focus of your awareness is turned in other directions.  As you know, you can live for years while in a coma, but you could not live for years without ever sleeping.  Even in a coma there is mental activity, though it may be impossible to ascertain it from the outside.  A certain kind of free conscious behavior is possible when you are not physically oriented as you are in the waking state, and that activity is necessary even for physical survival.

This also has to do with pulsations of energy in which consciousness as you know it, now, exercises itself, using native abilities that cannot be expressed through physical orientation alone.

Your own main consciousness has the ability to travel faster than light, but those perceptions are too fast, and the neurologically structured patterns that you accept cannot capture them.  For that matter, cellular comprehension and reaction are too fast for you to follow.  The poised framework of physical existence requires a particular platform of experience that you accept as valid and real.  At that level only is the universe that you know experienced.  That platform of focus is the result of the finest cooperation.  Your own free consciousness and your body consciousness form an alliance that makes this possible.

Such a performance actually means that physical reality clicks off and on.  In your terms, it exists only in your waking hours.  The inner work that makes it possible is largely done in the sleep state.  The meeting of body consciousness and your main consciousness requires an intense focus, in which the greatest manipulations are necessary.  Perceptions must be precise in physical terms.  To some extent, however, that exquisite concentration means that certain limitations occur.  Cellular comprehension is not tuned into by the normally conscious self, which is equally unaware of its own free-wheeling nature at “higher” levels.  So a disengagement process must happen that allows each to regenerate.  The consciousness then leaves the body.  The body consciousness stays with it.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Session 708

Unknown Reality, Session 708

Consciousness operates with what you may call code systems.  These are beyond count.  Consciousness differentiates itself, therefore, by operating within certain code systems that help direct particular kinds of focus, bringing in certain kinds of significances while blocking out other data.

These other data, of course, might well be significant in different code systems.  In their way, however, these systems are interrelated, so that at other levels there is communication between them – secondary data, you might say, that is supportive but not primarily concentrated upon.

These code systems involve molecular constructions and light values, and in certain ways the light values are as precisely and effectively used as your alphabet is.  For example, certain kinds of life obviously respond to spectrums with which you are not familiar – but beyond that there are electromagnetic ranges, or rather extensions of electromagnetic ranges, completely unknown to you, to which other life forms respond.

Again, all of these code systems are interrelated.  In the same way, the private psyche contains within it hints and glimpses of other alternate realities.  These operate as secondary codes, so to speak, beneath the existence that you officially recognize.  Such secondary systems can tell you much about the potentials of human reality, those that are latent but can at any time be “raised” to primary importance.  Such secondary systems also point toward the probable developments possible for individuals or species.

All of the probabilities practically possible in human development are therefore present to some extent or another in each individual.  Any biological or spiritual advancement that you might imagine will of course not come from any outside agency, but from within the heritage of consciousness made flesh.  Generally, those alive in this century chose a particular kind of orientation.  The species chose to specialize in certain kinds of physical manipulation, to devote its energies in certain directions.  Those directions have brought forth a reality unique in its own fashion.  Man has not driven himself down a blind alley, in other words.  He has been studying the nature of his consciousness – using it as if it were apart from the rest of nature, and therefore seeing nature and the world in a particular light.  That light has finally made him feel isolated, alone, and to some extent relatively powerless.

He is learning how to use the light of his own consciousness, and discovering how far one particular method of using it can be counted upon.  He is studying what he can do and not do with that particular focus.  He is now discovering that he needs other lights also, in other words – that he has been relying upon only a small portion of an entire inner searchlight that can be used in many directions.  Let us look at some of those other directions that are native to man’s consciousness, still waiting to be used effectively.

I am speaking in your historical terms because before the historical system that you recognize, man had indeed experimented with these other directions, and with some success.  This does not mean that man in the present has fallen from some higher spiritual achievement to his current state.

There are cycles in which consciousness forms earthly experience, and maps out historical sequences.  So there have been other species of mankind beside your own, each handling physical data in its own way.  Some have taken other directions, therefore, than the one that you have chosen.  Even those paths are latent or secondary, however, within your own private and mass experience.  They reside within you, presenting you with alternate realities that you may or may not choose privately or en masse, as you prefer.

Each system, of course, brings forth its own culture, “technology”, art, and science.  The physical body is basically equipped to maintain itself as a healthy long-living organism far beyond your present understanding, medically speaking.  The cellular comprehension provides all kinds of inner therapeutics that operate quite naturally.  There is a physical give-and-take between the body and environment beyond here that escapes you, that unites the health of plants, animals, and men.  In the most simple and mundane of examples, if you are living in a fairly well-balanced, healthy environment, your houseplants and your animals will also do well.  You form your environment and you are a part of it.  You react to it, often forgetting that relationship.  Ideally, the body has the capacity to keep itself in excellent health – but beyond that, to maintain itself at the highest levels of physical achievement.  The exploits of your greatest athletes give you a hint of the body’s true capacity.  In your system of beliefs, however, those athletes must train and focus all of their attention in that direction, often at the expense of other portions of their own experience.  But their performances show you what the body is capable of.

The body is equipped, ideally again now, to rid itself of any diseases, and to maintain its stability into what you would call advanced old age, with only a gradual overall change.  At its best, however, the change would bring about spiritual alterations.  When you leave for vacation, for example, you close down your house.  In these ideal terms, death would involve a closing down of your [physical] house; it would not be crumbling about you.

Now, certain individuals glimpse this great natural healing ability of the body, and use it.  Doctors sometimes encounter it when a patient with a so-called incurable disease suddenly recovers.  “Miraculous” healings are simply instances of nature unhampered.  Complete physicians, as mentioned earlier, would be persons who understood the true nature of the body and its own potentials – persons who would therefore transmit such ideas to others and encourage them to trust the validity of the body.  Some of the body’s abilities will seem impossible to you, for you have no evidence to support them.  Many organs can completely replace themselves; diseased portions can be replaced by new tissue.

Many people, without knowing it, have developed cancer and rid themselves of it.  Appendixes removed by operations have grown back.  These powers of the body are biologically quite achievable in practical terms, but only by a complete change of focus and belief.  Your insistence upon separating yourselves from nature automatically prevented you from trusting the biological aspects of the body, and your religious concepts further alienated you from the body’s spirituality.

In your reality, your consciousness is usually identified with the body, on the other hand – that is, you think of your consciousness as being always within your flesh.  Yet many individuals have found themselves outside of the body, fully conscious and aware.

Under certain conditions, therefore, the body can maintain itself while the “main consciousness” is away from it.  The body consciousness is quite able, then, to provide the overall equilibrium.  At certain levels of the sleep state this does in fact happen.  In sleepwalking the body is active, but the main consciousness is not “awake”.  It is not manipulating the body.  The main consciousness is elsewhere.  Under such conditions the body can perform tasks and often maneuver with an amazing sense of balance.  This finesse, again, hints at physical abilities not ordinarily used.  The main consciousness, because of its beliefs, often hampers such manipulability in normal waking life.

Let us look for a moment at the body consciousness.

It is equipped, as an animal is, to perform beautifully in its environment.  You would call it mindless, since it would seem not to reason.  For the purpose of this discussion alone, imagine a body with a fully operating body consciousness, not diseased for any reason or defective by birth, but one without the overriding ego-directed consciousness that you have.  There have been species of such a nature.  In your terms they would seem to be like sleepwalkers, yet their physical abilities surpassed yours.  They were indeed as agile as animals – nor were they unconscious.  They simply dealt with a different kind of awareness.

In your terms they did not have [an overall] purpose, yet their purpose was simply to be.  Their main points of consciousness were elsewhere, in another kind of reality, while their physical manifestations were separate.  Their primary focuses of consciousness were scarcely aware of the bodies they had created.  Yet even those bodies learned “through experience” and began to “awaken” to become aware of themselves, to discover time, or to create it.

The sleepwalkers, as we will call them, were not asleep to themselves, and would seem so only from your viewpoint.  There were several such races of human beings.  Their [overall] primary experience was outside of the body.  The physical corporal existence was a secondary effect.  To them the real was the dream life, which contained the highest stimuli, the most focused experience, the most maintained purpose, the most meaningful activity, and the most organized social and cultural behavior.  Now this is the other side of our own experience, so to speak.  Such races left the physical earth much as they found it.  The main activity, then, involved consciousness apart from the body.  In your terms, physical culture was rudimentary.

Now the physical organism as such is capable of that kind of reality system.  It is not better or worse than your own.  It is simply alternate behavior, biologically and spiritually possible.  No complicated physical transportation systems were set up.  In the physical state, in what you would call the waking state, these individuals slept.  To you, comparatively speaking, their waking activities would seem dreamlike, and yet they behaved with great natural physical grace, allowing the body to function to capacity.  They did not saddle it with negative beliefs of disease or limitation.  Such bodies did not age to the least extent now, that yours do, and enjoyed the greatest ease and sense of belonging with the environment.

Consciousness connected with the flesh, then, has great leeway spiritually and biologically, and can focus itself in many ways with and through the flesh, beside your own particular orientation.  There have been highly sophisticated, developed civilizations that would not be apparent to you because the main orientation was mental or psychic, while the physical race itself would seem to be highly undeveloped.

In some of their own private dreams, many of my readers will have discovered a reality quite as vivid as the normal one, and sometimes more so.  These experiences can give you some vague hint of the kind of existence I am speaking of.  There are also physical apparatuses connected with hibernation abilities of some animals that can give further clues as to the possible relationships of consciousness to the body.  Under certain conditions, for example, consciousness can leave the corporal mechanism while it remains intact – functioning, but at a maintenance level.  When optimum conditions return, then the consciousness reactivates the body.  Such behavior is possible not only with the animals.  In systems different from your own, there are realities in which physical organisms are activated after what would seem to you to be centuries of inactivity – again, when the conditions are right.  To some extent your own consciousness leaves the body almost in the same way that messages leap the nerve ends.  The consciousness is not destroyed in the meantime.

Now in the case of an animal who hibernates, the body is in the same state.  But in the greater hibernation of your own experience, the body as a whole becomes inoperable.  The cells within you obviously die constantly.  The body that you have is not the one you had 10 years ago; its physical composition has died completely many times since your birth, but, again, your consciousness bridges those gaps.  They could be accepted instead, in which case it would seem to you that you were, say, a reincarnated self at age 7, or 14 or 21.  The particular sequence of your own awareness follows through, however.  In basic terms the body dies often, and as surely as you think it dies but once in the death you recognize.  On numerous occasions it physically breaks apart, but your consciousness rides beyond those “deaths”.  You do not perceive them.  The stuff of your body literally falls into the earth many times, as you think it does only at the “end of your life”.

Again, your own consciousness triumphantly rides above those deaths that you do not recognize as such.  In your chosen three-dimensional existence, however, and in those terms, your consciousness finally recognizes a death.  From the outside it is nearly impossible to pinpoint that intersection of consciousness and the seeming separation from the body.  There is a time when you, as a consciousness, decide that death will happen, when in your terms you no longer bridge the gap of minute deaths not accepted.

Here consciousness decides to leave the flesh, to accept an official death.  You have already chosen a context however, and it seems that that context is inevitable.  It appears, then, that the body will last so long and no longer.  The fact remains that you have chosen the kind of consciousness that identifies with the flesh for a certain period of time.  Other species of consciousness – of a different order entirely, and with a different rhythm of experience – would think of a life in your terms as a day, and have no trouble bridging that gap between apparent life, death, and new life.

Some individuals find themselves with memories of other lives, which are other days to the soul.  Such persons then become aware of a greater consciousness reaching over those gaps, and realize that earthly experience can contain [among other things] a knowledge of existence in more than one body.  Inherently then consciousness, affiliated with the flesh, can indeed carry such comprehensions.  The mind of man as you know it shows at least the potential ability for handling a kind of memory with which you are usually not acquainted.  This means that even biologically the species is equipped to deal with different sequences of time, while still manipulating within one particular time scheme.  This implies a far greater psychological richness – quite possible, again, within corporal reality – in which many levels of relationships can be handled.  Such inner knowledge is inherent in the cells, and in ordinary terms of evolution is quite possible as a “future” development.

Knowledge is usually passed down through the ages in your reality, through books and historic writings, yet each individual contains within himself or herself a vast repository: direct knowledge of the past, in your terms, through unconscious comprehension.

The unknown reality: Much of that reality is unknown simply because your beliefs close you off from your own knowledge.  The reaches of your own consciousness are not limited.  Because you accept the idea of a straight-line movement of time, you cannot see before or after what you think of as your birth or death, yet your greater consciousness is quite aware of such experience.  Ideally it is possible not only to remember “past” lives, but to plan future ones now.  In greater terms, all such lives happen at once.  Your present neurological structure makes this seem impossible, yet your inner consciousness is not so impeded.

Practice Element 10

You can hold within your conscious attention far more data than you realize.  You have hypnotized yourselves into believing that your awareness is highly limited.

Think back to yesterday.  Try to remember what you did when you got up; what you wore.  Attempt to follow the sequence of your activities from the time you awakened until you went to sleep.  Then flesh in the details.  Try to recall your feelings at all of those times.  Most of you will be lucky to get this far.  Those who do, go even further and try to recall the daydreams you might have had also.  Try to remember what stray thoughts came into your mind.

At first, doing this will take all of your attention.  You might do the exercise sitting quietly, or riding a bus or waiting for someone in an office.  Some of you might be able to do the exercise while performing a more or less automatic series of actions – but do not try to carry it out while driving a car, for example.

As you become more expert at it, then purposely do something else at the same time – a physical activity, for instance.  When most of you begin this exercise it will almost seem as if you were a sleepwalker yesterday.  The precise, fine alignment of senses with physical activity will seem simply lost; yet as you progress the details will become clear, and you will find you can at least hold within your mind certain aspects of yesterday’s reality while maintaining your hold in today.

In larger terms there are other entire lives, which for you are forgotten essentially as yesterday is.  These too, however, are a secondary series of activities, riding beneath your present primary concern.  They are as unconsciously a part of your present, and as connected with it, as yesterday is.

Now: the second part of the exercise.

Imagine vividly what you will do tomorrow, and in detail plan a probable day that will rise naturally from your present experience, behavior, and purposes.  Follow through as you did with the first part of the exercise.  That day’s reality is already anticipated by your cells.  Your body has prepared for it, all of its functions precognitively projecting their own existences into it.  Your “future” life exists in the same manner, and in your terms grows as much out of your present as tomorrow grows out of your today.

Doing the exercise will simply acquaint your normal consciousness with the sense of its own flexibility.  You will be exercising the invisible muscles of your consciousness as certainly as you might exercise your body with gymnastics.

To other portions of yourself you would seem to be a sleepwalker.  Full creative participation in any moment, however, awakens you to your own potentials, and therefore allows you to experience a unity between your own consciousness and the comprehension of your physical cells.  Those cells are as spiritual as your soul is.