The Dove, in its gentle essence silently stares toward the setting Sun, its flight no longer erratic; the Eagles work having been done, its fierce talons unfold in elegant grace as it soars away from the gentle Dove into the Western horizon; the Phoenix falls into the clutches of the Lion and is rendered asunder; then rising and embodying the elements of all, lifts its trident forces into the heavens…
The greatest personal and collective aspiration of mankind is by far the rise to consciousness. Through the eons the arduous struggle for development of consciousness may well be considered the highest cultural achievement, as well as the most commendable human accomplishment and utmost ascent. In order to perceive this truth, one must first realize that all mankind has to some degree fallen, or has been separated from Absolute Consciousness. Throughout the ages, a myriad of thinking minds have given birth to, developed, and propagandized systems by which man may best achieve or regain the ascent to higher consciousness, or find the Absolute Truth.
Although many religious systems have attempted to show man “The Way”, this path is best found through the fervent and directed will of the individual. When one becomes so disenchanted with the illusions of the world, or for some other reason it becomes necessary to devote particular attention to the personal psyche, they turn inward in great despair and the soul cries in despondent agony, “Who am I? What am I? Where did I come from?”. It is at that moment when the personal rise to consciousness has been acknowledged and thereby fertilized.
Just what is Consciousness? It can be duly defined as the ultimate, final Reality, or Absolute Truth. In and of itSelf, it performs no function, but is a presence – everywhere. It does not change or vary and while there are many degrees of being conscious, there are no levels or division of it. It is the beginning without end and just IS. Consciousness is described in many ways, but by far the most adequately appropriate is through the analogy of light.
It is through light that mankind perceives both inner and outer sight. This light must be kindled in its true dwelling place – the SELF. The noted Swiss psychologist, Dr. C.G. Jung says that “the beginning, where everything is still one, and which therefore appears as the highest goal, lies at the bottom of the sea, in the darkness of the unconscious”. Darkness gives birth to light.
Human nature and consciousness are best expressed in terms of light. Thus, the darkness (unconsciousness) gives birth to the light (consciousness).
The despondent soul, upon realizing that it does not walk in harmony with the dualistic, questioning nature of itSELF, blatantly recognizes the challenges of this world of endless contrast. The soul then desperately seeks knowledge. It is through this knowledge that a person endeavors to find and unify truth. This quest bludgeons one down paths of trial and error until there is at long last nowhere to turn and no knowledge nor earthly formula is sustaining. Out of this darkness a small flicker begins to grow. Through the light of the intellect, a person forsakes all that they are and all that they know to learn that they know nothing about who they really are or from whence they came. At this ground zero point, the person is open to a new attitude, according to Jung, that accepts the “irrational and incomprehensible simply because it is happening.” At this point, the shift in consciousness is fertilized, and the flame of the soul is sparked to a higher level. The sleeping dragon awakens.
Humans are many faced, multidimensional beings whose outer flesh houses the inner substance. In the world of physics this would best be explained as the vacuum contained within matter. The flesh, in dense frequency tends to confine and trap the inner body until it is realized that there is a dualistic contrast – a struggle occurring between the inner and outer nature. The inner bodies are the electrical and magnetic matter (the light body) connecting the flesh body with the breathform. These inner bodies transfer impressions from the flesh body to the breathform via the nerves. When one is able to reconcile and balance these inner bodies with the outer, they have advanced toward understanding their true nature. The Hui Ming Ching states:
If thou wouldst complete the diamond body with no outflowing,
Diligently heat the roots of consciousness and life.
Kindle light in the blessed country ever close at hand,
And there hidden, let thy true self always dwell.
In other words, the human form consists of the flesh and the soul and upon their alchemical reunion, the wholeness of SELF is found. The infamous physician and alchemical philosopher, Philippus Aureolus Threophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, known as Paracelsus, stated that man is “one part temporal, the other part eternal, and each part takes its light from God and that there is nothing that does not have its origin in God.” Therefore, as he plainly states in the astrum, “in man who is made the image of God, can be found both the cause and the medicine”. Contained within human nature is both light (consciousness) and darkness (unconsciousness). In an ancient Arabic treatise attributed to Hermes, Mercurius states, “I beget the light, but the darkness too is of my nature. Nothing better or more worthy can come to pass in the world than the union of myself with my Son.” Mercurius exists of all conceivable opposites but is unified.
According to the Hui Ching Ming, “human nature” (hsing) and “consciousness” are used interchangeably. The union of opposites on a high level of consciousness, per Dr. Jung, is not a rational thing, nor it is a matter of will, but instead a process of psychic development that expresses itSELF in symbols. Both human nature and consciousness are expressed in light symbolism.
Many religious practices teach that to achieve salvation, one must overcome the deadly, sinful nature of flesh. However, consider that the fleshly body is a temple and serves as a bridge between heaven and earth. The flesh is a conduit through which the divine may experience and make itSELF manifest within the various dimensions or realms of existence. When understood in its natural context, the flesh can be regenerated and brought to a peak of perfection as a temple for the complete multidimensional SELF. The earthly human bears within a spiritual light being. To subdue the flesh and engage in a life of mystical meditation is profound and even quite desirable for the pleasures and rewards of the mind and soul that it offers. However, unless we are first able to balance and integrate the multidimensional bodies, we cannot hope to climb the upward spiral toward higher consciousness. At this point in time the rise to consciousness for many is coming with the speed of light and we cannot hope to assimilate it unless we have cleared the paths through the physical body in order to let it freely flow. This is the climax of the human experience. This is best exemplified by the writings of Paracelsus in his treatise on astronomy wherein he stated:
“The wise man is the man who lives by divine wisdom and is an image of Him in whose likeness he was created. The wise man rules over both bodies the sidereal or aerial, and the elemental or material, body. Man must serve both, he must go the ways of each, in order to fulfill the law of the Lord and live in harmony with nature, and with the will of God and with the divine spirit. He must not prefer the mortal body and its reason to the eternal “image”, nor must he reject this “image” for the sake of the animal body and find eternal salvation in the wisdom of the animal body… The wise man lives after the image of god and is not guided by the ways of the world. And he who imitates God will conquer the stars.”
In addition to Jung, mystics, alchemists, prophets, seers, visionaries, and many others, attest to light as being the substance and conduit of the inner worlds and the channel through which we are enabled to see the things of the soul as it shines through the dense materials of the flesh to enlighten us. The head is the seat of consciousness and a study of the energy flows in the body will reveal that the crown chakra is the focal point of ones contact with the individual higher SELF – the gateway to ones bridge with the divine. It is through the visions of light, dreams, opus medulla, etc. that ones personal myth builds in a manner which is conducive to their individual rise to consciousness and they begin to come into contact with their interdimensional being. One must learn to translate their myth and not build their life around it, but instead learn what it means to their personal goal of union with the divine.
The path to enlightened consciousness is difficult to define and its goal even more difficult to achieve. It is not to be mapped out and planned by the ingenuity of the human mind. To do so would forfeit the goal and bring either limited success (egomania), or immediate failure. However, it is a natural process of human spiritual evolution – which defines itSELF and occurs with or without our conscious participation. The sheer force of will properly submitted to the evolutionary process results in the desired goal being achieved with less human harshness. In a sense, what we struggle to become we are already. The human experience is described uniquely by the notion that perhaps souls are divine sparks from the one true source seeking experience in creation before the long journey home (not necessarily a place). Through the corridors of time we are multidimensional, divine beings having the human experience, not humans trying to have a multidimensional, divine experience. Humans are the bridge between heaven and earth and consciousness is the factor that links the two.
Our universe is one of sharp contrast and duality. This very opposition can be seen as a quite necessary catalyst to higher consciousness. Scientific evidence will support that all things have positive and negative polarity and that for every action that is an equal and opposite reaction. This very contrast is what serves to teach humans a higher order through the Law of Balance – the union of opposites energized into a seemingly inert state that contains within itSELF the multifaceted energies of the quantum life force.
The Law of Balance is extremely important to understanding consciousness. The grasp of this concept becomes even more critical when imparting on the journey to higher consciousness because the goal cannot be accomplished without uniting the opposites. Upon studying the living religions of the modern world, one can conclude that the greatest adepts of each religious system focused primary importance on the same major dogma – the universal law of cause and effect. This is in direct conjunction to the scientific theory of action versus reaction. This law brings balance and assists man in finding himself in the universal vast channels of contrast and duality. Mohammed stated: “Let none of you treat his brother in a way he himself would dislike being treated.” Jesus commanded: “All things whatsoever ye would that men do unto you, do even unto them.” Buddha contended: “In dealing with others, one should do as he would have done him.” The most important doctrine of all religions seems to be balance of cause and effect, which leads to self discovery and the eventual ascension beyond the need for balance into unity. If cause and effect cannot be balanced in the physical, third dimensional consciousness, they cannot be united as similar opposites, or balanced mirror images in the dimensions beyond time and space.
Balance can be applied not only to one’s religion, but to consciousness as a direct parallel. When coming to terms with the polarization of the conscious and the unconscious mind, it is of critical importance to maintain balance within daily life functions. You must be able to live successfully in the material world of limitation, as well as maintain direct contact with the archetypal dimensions. It is the balancing, assimilation, and integration of the two that thrusts one toward enlightenment and the integration of the multidimensional SELF (the embodiment of all levels including the personal angel).
There are many detours along the craggy path to enlightenment with ancient evils lurking and danger beckoning the undisciplined mind. This is the human plight. Many religious systems have attempted to draw the roadmap pointing disciples toward enlightened consciousness. Systems such as Christianity, Islam, Freemasonry, Yoga, Alchemy, and a myriad of others too many to mention, as well as participation in both drugs and the occult, can lead to expanded consciousness. It would seem that the greatest dilemma lies not in whether to achieve consciousness, which again is a natural human evolutionary process, but in how best to achieve it in a conscious manner! Although a specific developmental system may bring awareness and enlightenment to an individual, possibly even claiming to be the one true source, the truth of the matter is that your soul is the true source and your path is best mapped according to your souls guidance, or personal gnosis.
Attempts to achieve higher consciousness through the use of drugs and hallucinogens are mind expanding and according to the experience of some, does open inner doors. However, in order to sustain your rise to consciousness, your emotional, spiritual, and physical being must bear clear channels for the embodiment of such enlightenment. Pseudo, or shortcut attempts to reach illuminated levels through the use of hallucinogenic drugs may find the person not spiritually and physiologically grounded enough to understand and absorb all that is seen, felt, and heard in other dimensions, and leaves the inner and outer bodies teetering out of balance.
Many asylums are filled with saddened souls who have channeled in various directions either with or without external agents and simply cannot find the way home. There are also many individuals who have spontaneous mystical and profound experiences and never understand why they cannot willfully go there again. The determining key is a balance of the multidimensional bodies.
The balance of the multidimensional bodies is such a delicate process that there is little wonder there are so few adepts. The human experience allows us to become experts at this process. Multidimensional balance involves more than tuning up the outer body, but the inner light body must be attuned as well. As the ancient Hebrews and Egyptians well knew, we must feed both the inner and outer bodies properly, for without a strong inner light body, the physical body would soon become out of tune and perish, which occurs in old age and physical death. The more out of tune the physical body becomes, the more consciousness is reduced. All the tools necessary to nourish these bodies are available within the various dimensions. It is the task of the seeker to integrate these tools and make them work in a specific manner to their unique need. For this task there are no true external physicians; no modern doctors who can cure or build the inner light body. This task of the rise to consciousness and enlightenment requires personal commitment. Upon that commitment to SELF, it is then that all necessary sources become as tools.
Unlike the medical physician who is concerned purely with matters of the flesh, the in-depth psychologist is concerned not only with substantiating the complexities of the mind, but also with psychic experience. It has been authenticated that psychic contents are experienced and that their autonomy is without question. Jung stated that “there are fragmentary psychic systems that appear spontaneously in ecstatic states” resulting in enlightened consciousness. Or, according to Jung, if the person is spiritually unconditioned these pressures end in mental disturbances “fixed in delusions and hallucinations which destroy the unity of the mind”.121 So, without criticism, it would appear that the safest method of development is in keeping the channels as clear as possible and with having some sort of personal religion or belief system on which to rely, even if the beliefs change during the course of development – and change they will of their own accord.
It is the uncommon person who acknowledges their everyday, unconscious concern with the matter of the rise to consciousness. The Ego protects one from admitting the need for higher consciousness, and even when the need is admitted, it is not often focused on because it seems too difficult to understand. The Ego, in despair of what it does not understand, turns away and the matter is stored within the unconscious realms to later spontaneously seep its way into everyday affairs. It is the even more uncommon person who is both capable of perceiving the nature of the rise to consciousness and understanding how the rise to consciousness and enlightenment is achieved. Jung devoted many years of his life to the subject of the conscious versus the unconscious mind, which he also related to light versus darkness. IF the unconscious mind can be recognized as a factor along with consciousness, and IF we conduct our lives taking both into serious account, then the personality is no longer centered on EGO (which, according to Jung is merely the center of consciousness), but instead is balanced between the conscious and unconscious which Jung called SELF. Upon achieving the success of balancing or finding SELF, it becomes no longer necessary to actively participate in the mystique of orthodox religions and various developmental systems. The goal then transcends the normal need for balance in our polarized world of contrast and duality. It results in a personality that suffers only in the lower levels of the mind, but in its upper storeys is detached from both pain and joy. This symbolizes an attitude beyond the reach of both emotional entanglements and violent shock – a consciousness detached from the world. In Jung’s opinion, “the man who lives with his instincts can also detach from them, and in just as natural a way as he lived with them.”121 This relates directly to how a person can live an active life in the world and still not be part of it.
The human psyche possesses a common substratum transcending all differences in culture and awareness of consciousness. Jung labeled this the collective unconscious (darkness). There must be an increase in consciousness (light) in order to find true Self , which is mans highest goal. In order to effectively nurture this increase, the will must be focused toward achieving higher consciousness. He conceived that “the beginning where everything is still one and which therefore appears as the highest goal, lies at the bottom of the sea, in the darkness of the unconscious”120. Thus, the darkness (unconsciousness) conceives light (consciousness). Jung said that this light (consciousness) dwells in the face, between the eyes. Dr. Jung went further to explain that the vision of light is an experience common to many mystics and one that is of the greatest significance because it proves to be something unconditioned and absolute, a combination of supreme power and profound meaning.
During the course of Dr. Jung’s years of analysis of a broad range of patients he became aware that when the limited conscious mind links with the vast collective unconscious of the universe the result can be quite cataclysmic, as when contrasts clash in an attempt to overpower each other. The gnostic Nag Hammadi texts quote Jesus as having said, “If you bringforth what it within you, what it within you will save you.
If you do not bring forth what it within you, what is within you will destroy you.” This truth can be related to the duality of the conscious and unconscious mind and the efforts of one to control the other. As Jesus so adeptly stated, the unconscious mind must come forth and find its place alongside the conscious mind in order to balance the soul and bring it forth from the darkness.
The universal Law of Balance effects that for every good there is a similar evil, or for every measure of light there is an equal and opposing measure of darkness. In this dimension this contrast is necessary to maintain structure and order from chaos. Achieving the fine balance between the contrasting polarities, a place of total light, should be the immediate goal of the spiritually ascetic. In other words, this goal should be identifying the SELF that is focused on the center of light (consciousness) and darkness (unconsciousness). At mankind’s present stage of spiritual evolution as a whole, it has not been possible for everyone to develop fully into the light of consciousness, as did Jesus Christ, nor should one develop fully into the darkness of the unconscious realm as this creates hazards for the soul. A person should balance creating inertia between the two and await the time that the need for balance will be transcended and the soul can ascend the higher dimensions of pure consciousness.
There are no adequate “How To” books, or hands-on guidance systems (including religions and philosophical theory) that contain fool proof methods on developing higher awareness of consciousness. But, it can be safely stated that a persons goals and motives must remain pure during this natural developmental process or else any achievement can result in egomania as epitomized in the quasi-spiritual Third Reich of Adolf Hitler and others throughout mankinds long universal history. Jung’s statements on consciousness teach that the light of divinity is invisible within the soul and to seek it, one must do so with a divine purpose, or else the knowledge achieved can create egomania (perhaps even an antichrist?). Jung further states that to serve a mania is detestable and undignified, but to serve a god is full of meaning and promise because it is an act of submission to a higher, invisible, and spiritual force. He concludes that when a god is not acknowledged, egomania develops and out of this mania comes sickness. But, according to Jung, “the person who has understood what is meant by psychic reality need have no fear that he has fallen back into primitive demonology”122 during the course of development. For this understanding brings knowledge that both the gods and the demons serve purpose. Thus, again, it becomes quite important for an individual to adhere to some sort of belief system at all stages of personal development. As one advances, a common substratum of unity becomes increasingly apparent – even to the point where it can be seen that the contrast, or similar opposition in our universal system hails from the same source and serves grand purpose toward our rise to enlightened consciousness. Mans longing for redemption is universal and only has selfish motives in rare cases.
Jung theorizes that the best and clearest psychic material comes from persons of sound mind who, driven by some kind of spiritual distress, or for religious, philosophical, or psychological reasons devote particular attention to their unconscious mind. The period extending from the Middle Ages to Roman times placed a natural emphasis on the inner man, and since psychological criticism became possible only with the rise of science and organized religion, a persons inner factors were then able to reach higher levels of consciousness and this could be portrayed in the form of projections or visions much more easily than can be achieved today. Mankind was more free to live the personal myth. With the development of stylized science and religion, mankind lost the ability to bridge the dimensions of consciousness, even becoming subject to the trials and atrocities of The Inquisition involving various tortures and even death for believing and living the personal myth, or for remaining in personal contact with the archetypal realms. When made to conform to socially enforced principles concerning the nature of mankind and God, humans began to fall from consciousness at an alarmingly devastating rate. The rebels, or heretics then were forced to carry the guilt and burden of their inner knowledge to an often early demise. Our world slowly became more entrapped in the lower dimensions, and in a self-righteous fervor, we began to Christianize and thereby standardize even the native heretics.
Jung spent a great deal of time studying the life of Paracelsus, a well noted, fifteenth century German philosopher, alchemist, and physicist. Paracelsus is quoted as having said:
“Man has a natural light, but also a light outside the light of nature by which he can seek out supernatural things… And it should be known that when a man prophesies, he does not speak from the Devil and not from the Holy Spirit, but from the innate spirit of the invisible body in which man has his origin.”
In his treatise entitled De vita longa, Paracelsus wrote in Latin, Greek, Italian, Hebrew, and perhaps even Arabic. The ancient sacred languages held metaphors and symbols for each stroke, each letter, each syllable, and each word. Paracelsus purposely distorted words, using anagrams and metaphors to hide or encrypt meanings to all but the spiritually enlightened, who would understand and read with inner vision.
In a study of Paracelsus as an alchemic philosopher, as well as a physician, one could easily perceive his life and writing style as a direct effort to achieve a spiritual cause and to bring forth light through the conscious mind. The same holds true for Michel de Nostradame (Nostradamus) and the many prophets and seers down the through ages. Within in-depth peshers are found historical tales, prophecy, and often alchemical life formulas. It is often only through this method that a multidimensional message can be portrayed in its fullest aspect without undue criticism or censorship. It is also through peshers and symbolism that this type message can hold its translation without haphazard attempts to decipher it, as well as be preserved throughout the ages in the very least as a divine work of art. The intent of a seer is critically important and must be held closely to divine cause in order to not become self serving. The very choice and sounds of the words of Daniel, Ezekiel, John of Revelation, Isaiah, Paracelsus, Nostradamus, the Irish bards, sacred poets, and many other highly developed conscious minds through the eons convey climactic spiritual visions that could be literally portrayed only by the fantasia of poets using archetypal symbols.
In psychological studies, symbols are signs with cultural and transitory meanings created by humans. Symbols and archetypes are considered significant forces in the psyche and are often seen as carriers of psychic energy.
“Symbols cultivate wholeness and are a bridge between the conscious and unconscious resulting in the process of individuation and self-realization… Archetypes are living organisms that promote change in the depths of the human psyche.”
The therapeutical goal of Jungian psychology is to make the symbolic process conscious. Symbols direct us to the center of our being. Jungian psychology also focuses on the metaphorical perception of the mythic dimension of life. The mind is quite multidimensional and requires metaphorical images to intellectualize the higher planes of existence. Therefore, it is even more conceivable for one who has achieved enlightened consciousness to draw forth from the psyche divine archetypes or symbols that solicit immediate, conscious interpretation that supersedes all cultural and language barriers (a rose in any language is a rose). Aristotle well knew the importance of metaphors in the assimilation of intuitive perception into our conscious awareness when he stated:
“The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor; it is one thing that cannot be learnt from others; and it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in the dissimilar.”
Images represent your spiritual condition. As metaphors they bring together body and soul. It is important to your spiritual life to accomplish reunion of the soul and body, because you must be embodied before you can receive spirit. The power of the spirit cannot be received until consciousness (light in matter) is in the body. Although the will must be quite focused, consciousness is a process that has more to do with images than will, mostly because the will should be used to focus the process but not to interfere with it.
“Becoming conscious in advanced stages means being aware of your fantasies and recognizing them everywhere including in your spiritual belief system. Your fantasies are not separate from your reality, but instrumental in forming your experience of it. The alchemist can suspend one state of consciousness for another. You can analyze by means of your fantasies, and then translate reality back into fantasy images.”
While there are no real subdivisions or degrees of consciousness, there are degrees of awareness of it. The “Rise to Consciousness” is evident in one who has completed development from the dark stages of unconsciousness, blending the level of the imaginative consciousness, through the level of the inspirational consciousness, to the level of the intuitive consciousness, to enlightenment. Having gone through the various levels of awareness, one begins to see that consciousness just IS and really has no division. Upon understanding what is meant by enlightened consciousness, one can also begin to see the unity, wholeness, grace, beauty, and continuity of life. Life becomes full of purpose and a great desire to protect and live it to the fullest takes on new meaning and impetus.
As Paracelsus stated, man has both a natural and a supernatural light to aid in his development. Illumination is the goal, and brings one to unity with the whole. The simple understanding or illumination that the soul seeks is that GOD surrounds, but the nature of God is incomprehensible. The distinguished mark of the spiritual person is that they seek self-knowledge and knowledge of the Unknowable. The soul can accept this Unknowing only when it has understood itSELF as being part of that Unknowing.
Plato As Plato once said, “Gnothi seauton” (Know ThySelf). Ancient wisdom from the Delphic oracles also attest that in order for one to meet God, one is to “Know ThySELF”. This is no easy task, as it embodies the entire challenge of mankind as a whole, and each
person within their individual aspect of that whole. No two paths will be the same, although they all lead back to the same source. To know ones SELF is to acknowledge and know God. The conscious light within is that which can show us The Way.
Every religion comes from the same source and every human seeks the principle of God, even if under a different name. Even an atheist has a God – the divinity or belief in SELF, or the personal consciousness. Regardless of religious beliefs, the method of worship, or the code by which one lives, it seems feasible to conclude that both mankind’s dilemma and the greatest drama lie in the quest for consciousness (light) or God. This indeed is the real message of all religions and all mankind knows that there is a source from which all life is derived – and there is a reason whether scientific or philosophical, that life has arisen in this dimension. That reason is God.
It is only through SELF that SELF knowledge and union can be found. We have the blessings of others to which we are truly united as a whole in the substratum of the soul. However, as individual units of consciousness, our downward spiral from the source has created veils of illusion that cast us as being separate and alone. Until these veils are dissolved, the soul in ascension feels it has been cast into dark corners of the universe quite alone and without comparison. This is a seemingly lone quest and all are born into the world alone, pass through it alone, and will transcend it alone. However, this is true only to the extent that one believes it. What is true about it is that one is individually responsible for their personal rise to consciousness. When one discovers that the whole cannot be complete without human interpersonal relationships, they realize that they are not alone and rejoice in great compassion. The veil is lifted and one can see the others on path. One who has achieved any degree of success on the path feels compelled to urge others along and to help them with all honest intent. After having achieved a certain level of “Jacobs Ladder”, the initiate is grievously pained to assist others, but this is in vain. Seldom does one see that they cannot do this for them, but comfort is found in knowing that the spirit of compassion is a solvent that acts on the veils of others. The desire to lessen the burden of others and help them along speaks loudly through the substratum, the collective unconsciousness of all souls. It is in this manner that one greatly assists another.
A person cannot endow another with wisdom and understanding for it is not to give. It is a gift for each to experience, and the best we can hope to offer another is a “seed”. If a seed is cast on fertile ground, it will blossom through active, natural processes. If overly fertilized or watered too much, it decays, but if left to its natural evolutionary process, it will normally let the good farmer know its needs through its very essence. The good farmer responds accordingly.
Ministers, theologians, philosophers, politicians, and many other sorts all desire to be farmers, but many force the seed into ill nourished soil and many seek the harvest before the crop has been properly nurtured, often for self-profit or self-aggrandizing purpose. Instead of the natural farming methods, tainting pollutants (concepts) deter the growth process and try to make all the plants uniform with the farmer who places himself in charge of the evolution of the crop. Many heretical plants simply do not conform, so get weeded out and cast aside. Often they reroot themSELVES and grow better on the sidelines in among the weeds than they do in the neatly planted rows. Even the weeds cannot choke them out. Then, all too often some simply decay and are lost into the dust to further reduce to base atoms and eventually rejoin the flow of life in restructured form.
On the other hand, consider the waysided plant that reaches fruition. It first renders forth a great outcoming and finding no further need for the stem, will quite normally decay and will also reduce itSELF to base atoms and eventually rejoin the life forces. Often, in the process, the healthy plant will reseed itSELF in order that it may propagate and further enhance the crop. Often also, this crop will take such firm rooting that all attempts to conform it are quite useless (“Old heretics never die, they are just reborn as heretics”).
Absolute Truth in all of its evolution will never be lost to the human psyche. Throughout the collective unconscious of mankind, it holds its form and substance in great archetypes that withstand the tests of time, reality perspectives, and perceptual shifts. It is absolute in the sense that it can be considered a unified substance or principle which infinitely contains and is the infinite container which self propagates the multifarious recognition called existence. Thus, we see numerous references in various cultures of a “Self-Existent ONE who brings forth all things by issuing them from Him(Her)Self”. Absolute Truth is constant in the sense that our perception of it remains in the highest realms of consciousness, making it the ultimate reality for which, as evolving units of the whole, we anticipate answers and conclusions concerning ITs nature. Thereby existence (consciousness) evolves as it constantly seeks expression by manifesting as a reflection of itSELF. Each new reorganization of existence endows life with sincerity relating to quality and purpose. By way of “Change” – the multi-tiered phenomena through which we rise to consciousness, this Eminent Potential impels us through it inherent, and, often to us, unconscious nature to affirm then attain our highest goal. That goal is the self realization that we are potentially that same Absolute Truth… moving in itSELF conveying via archetypes the universal truths of its nature which do not change – analogous to the inner watcher that is the catalyst of all our personal metamorphoses, if not identical to it.
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