Section II - Chapter 13 -- CONSCIOUSNESS
You may have noticed that I never did answer the question of morality or right and wrong in the last chapter. The only thing I did do was to prove the existence of ourselves, God, and indirectly physical and spiritual reality. The issue or conflict of determining what is or is not in the intangible world of human beings was discussed, but was never properly resolved. We do know that questioning brings us back to unity and makes us knowledgeable of our other probabilities in our state of separation. However, we live in the world of physical reality and rely on our outer physical senses which are supposed to tell us about the world in which we live. Intangible matters of conflict cannot be detected, identified, and/or resolved using the physical senses. Therefore, the only thing we could substantiate was a relationship of truth to that of the individual, and this truth was based upon the understanding of one's own inner content.
In a case(s) of conflict, one is supposed to rely upon one's own inner self for proper direction or one's proper position in relationship to the matter at hand. However, as you already know, this may not or does not always work to resolve issues of conflicting interests. And this, I believe, is an understatement. Man is unique and one of his greatest achievements seems to be his ability to differ or conflict with his fellow man. Also, in the last chapter we said that man exists on four different levels of consciousness; therefore, it seems inevitable or predetermined that there will be differences and conflicting interests and that is also because man relies on outward appearances and the physical senses that are designed to achieve greater forms or patterns of separation.
To understand our reality, we all know that where there is a single source of authority and control, there is an element of unity or a more unified group of people. It is only a diverse society, where the element of control is absent, that there seems to be more conflict and turmoil. This is neither right nor wrong and can be considered an illusion. The patterns may not be recognizable and may require greater understanding and attention to detail. But this illusion is probably one of the main reasons why many countries and/or rulers so want or wanted to dominate all the peoples of the world, it was to put them under one unified rule or law of the land or world, if you will. Again, we see the motivation or the desire to do good, turned into a negative force or pattern.
Why is it that we as individuals do not tune into our inner selves for this truth? Why is it that conflict seems to be a way of life and cannot be avoided? Why can't we live in harmony with one another? Well, obviously, the reliance on outward appearances is a major factor. But, this explanation seems somewhat contradictory to our conclusion of the last chapter that basically says that the recognizer recognizes it’s self with recognition and that recognition establishes what reality is. That means that there must be a deeper more complicated reason why man cannot understand or communicate with one another in a more positive, creative manner. The problem seems to be a matter of separation, again.
How then, can we have a situation of conflict, if we are possessed with the ability to relate to both worlds of physical matter and spirit? Separation, in this case, would seem to be a greater benefit to an individual in the world of physical reality. But, this doesn't seem to be true, and besides, how often have you ever heard of anyone actually saying that they rely or relied on their inner self for proper direction or truth? Either we, as individuals, don't know about our existence in both worlds of reality, or we don't know how to control or tap that inner source of knowledge and understanding. In short, it seems to be a matter of one's ability to focus in on one's self and to be conscious of that source of energy and power available to one's self. The problem seems to be a matter of consciousness.
It is difficult to talk and write and explain about something which is intangible and seemingly irrelevant. What cannot be seen cannot hurt you, so the physical senses tell us, and this is the same philosophy that most people have concerning matters of an intangible nature. That is probably why there has been no serious thought or concern given to mental activities and/or patterning of the individual. Because mental thought is seemingly harmless, no one gives it any serious consideration, be it conscious thought or sub-consciousness based upon non-linear reality. Just the same, mental thought requires the use of energy which is arranged in the form of a pattern or force of an intangible nature. Therefore, thought has a structural beginning and ending to it, just as that of physical matter. The only difference being is that thought cannot be identified by the physical senses.
People will find it difficult to relate to the idea that mental thought has form and structure, especially when they cannot see or sense it. Understanding the thought processes is one thing, relating and focusing the thought processes to a state of consciousness is quite another problem. We use patterns for everything we do, so why not in the process of thinking? And this conclusion also brings us to another interesting thought. If energy is used in the process of thinking, then it is also used in the process of dreaming. Therefore, it is only a matter of one's ability to focus in or concentrate on the use of that energy and that is the element of control known as the conscious mind. Earlier we said that there are four levels of man, but man himself does not understand these levels of consciousness and that means he does not fully understand nor is able to control his consciousness. This is especially evident in the process of the dream state. That also means that there is a distinction and/or problem of associating just who the "I" is in "Who am I?"
Again, there is a separation within each individual, not just in its physical makeup, but also in the functioning of his mind. This distinction is commonly referred to in the term of consciousness as sub-consciousness. It must exist. Were it not to exist, we would have a lot of difficulty explaining this thing called sleep and other forms of altered states of being as well as instinctive responses and reactions in our conscious state. The sub-conscious thought process cannot be controlled but it can be identified as separate from the conscious mind because it has access to inner knowledge and we can remember certain states of dreaming or altered states of reality; therefore, there seems to be levels of consciousness that we can't even begin to speculate about.
Because one is usually not consciously focused or aware of himself, his surroundings, and the magnitude of the selections he makes on both a conscious and subconscious level, the tendency is for the individual not to believe that he is in control of his own self, his reality, and/or his destiny. It appears this way because he cannot see nor understand selections he makes in relationship to the events that happen to his self, society, and the world about him. Things often appear disorganized and even chaotic; however, this only appears this way because the individual cannot see or identify the pattern or controlling force or forces within. It is because of this inability to identify specific relationships that the individual becomes confused and frustrated and a victim of his environment or predestination if he succumbs to his subconscious patterns of behavior, or so many think.
It is no wonder why man is so unique, so confused, and so disorganized, and is in a state of constant conflict in this physical reality. One's state of consciousness determines one's ability to deal with this physical reality. When the conscious thought patterns break down or don't work to achieve order and harmony of relationships, one loses his ability to control himself and his reality. He trades this level of consciousness for that which he believes will bring him to a sense of security and/or happiness. In short, he willingly gives the element of control to that of someone or something else in order to exist in a state of harmony and to benefit from that transfer of power or control to someone else for a sense of security.
If man fails to consciously give away his element of control, it is often taken away from him anyway by the sheer act of doing nothing about a specific act that affects his reality. That is, if one's actions are not conscious to the changing patterns and forces that are in existence and affecting that particular individual and/or his reality, then one is not able to act or at least react to re-establish that element of control. In effect, in doing nothing, man has selected a course of action that is negative or does not contain the positive element of control in relationship to that individual. In this latter situation, one's own actions, or non-actions and behavior patterns tend to lose purpose, deliberation, and continuity. One appears to lose his sense of direction and/or position in relationship to qualities that he valued previously or experiences complete separation from his own inner self or consciousness.
In the latter situation, what the individual is actually experiencing is a period of change and growth, be it good or bad, and that results in new patterns which have different relationships. Man must try to recognize new patterns and adjust accordingly. How well he adjusts determines his reality and a greater conscious effort is required to understand these new forces and relationships. The bonds and controlling forces are there; however, the new forces may be of a different pattern than those which existed before. Therefore, the individual may have to look harder, longer, and use more energy to determine and discover these new patterns. That means that a situation that appears chaotic is not really chaotic at all. It only means that the patterns are not recognizable; therefore, a more proper definition of the word chaos would be “patterns of recognition that are not yet recognizable.".
Naturally, that means that the ideal situation for an individual is for him to be totally conscious at all times. However, we also know that this is next to impossible, because the individual is not capable of recognizing himself within himself at all times nor should he. Such a situation or condition has never been known to exist; therefore, it is highly unlikely that such a condition could ever exist in this physical reality. To accomplish such a task would require a great deal of effort and energies which most people are unwilling to devote to matters of an intangible nature. Remember what you cannot see, cannot hurt you. Right? Also, to be conscious of yourself at all times will result in a relationship that is not conducive to a society or group environment. To be conscious at all times conjures up a picture of the great lonely wise man or guru sitting up on top of a high mountain contemplating mental thoughts, but doing nothing about them.
By using our explanation of the learning triangle and the explanation of one's position, it is possible to enlarge one's level of consciousness. This can be done by changing one's position in relationship to his point of balance within his environment. That is, by understanding the growth process and the learning triangle along with the concept of unity, one may be capable of greater understanding and peace than one ever thought possible. By understanding the inner content of one's self, one can raise one's level of consciousness and literally can grow by leaps and bounds. By understanding reality as a form of unity, one is able to break down the barriers of self limitation and rearrange the relationship of himself to all that is. By recognizing unity, one no longer is dependent on differences and separation as that which controls, but sees unity and oneness as a more powerful force.
By looking at the world as one, by seeing and seeking unity, one cannot help but increase one's level of consciousness. The world and/or physical reality will change right before your eyes, in a manner of speaking. In truth, it is you who are changing your position. It is you, who has finally found the element or key to controlling one's reality. It is the inner content, or the recognizer, recognizing himself with recognition. You are more than you think you are. You are a part of all that is, God and he is part of you. As one, you share all that is and is not. Consciousness is the ability to share this pattern of recognition. This is unity. This is love. This is what life is all about. You make your own reality and only you. It is only a matter of how conscious you want to be in a physical state of being.
The structure of the universe contains but one unifying element or pattern and this is the form of the tetrahedron in this physical reality. Its relationship to all physical objects of matter is the same. It is only a matter of consciousness or resistance that separates one form of limitation from another, and that is the element of recognition. Because of separation, one is not normally conscious of this form of recognition. Consequently, one restricts or limits himself to the recognition of patterns that have only outward appearances and uses to the physical senses. The knowledge and understanding of unity removes the restrictions or limitations of a physical form and allows the individual to go beyond the limits imposed by physical matter. In short, consciousness allows one to penetrate everything and nothing; it is only a matter of one's ability to focus in on that particular form or pattern of limitation. It is only a matter of what you want to experience. You make your own reality.
These are beautiful thoughts that I am expressing here; however, they are so far out of reach to the average individual that they seem impractical and impossible. Since we are or exist in a physical reality and identify or limit ourselves to our physical bodies, a utopia life of unlimited or even expanded consciousness is relatively unknown to all. We have lived so long in our restrictive environment that we have lost touch with our spiritual inner self, and we are not about to regain that knowledge and understanding of ourselves and our abilities overnight. It is hard to describe or tell someone about something that they have not experienced. How do you describe the taste of a cherry or strawberry to someone who has never seen or heard or tasted such an object? In this case, we are talking about a concept that is even more drastically different and more dramatic than we have ever experienced.
Remember, it has taken this civilization literally thousands of years to get to where it is today, be it good or bad, and it is not going to change that fast or quickly. The patterns have been set and are still very active and powerful forces that affect our lives. But, as we said in the beginning of this book, we must begin somewhere. We are constantly in search of new beginnings and endings in a limited sense. Now we have the opportunity to change even that.
As I indicated earlier in this chapter, many people will never, if ever, be aware of their conscious behavior, nor will they ever be able to raise that level of consciousness. Those who know the difference may not even want to. The reasoning for this form of apathy, other than not knowing the difference, maybe the thought that one might lose one's sense of spontaneity, or causes them to experience emotions with less intensity and/or feeling. One would rather, "Go with the flow", so to speak, or let their emotions take them where they may. Perhaps, I should take this time to demonstrate just what I mean in regards to this problem or concern of those who may be interested in this new approach to expanded consciousness.
The situation I am talking about is a kind of departure from the world of cause and effect. That is, I am suggesting that the individual now sees the world in an entirely different way and is not totally dominated by these causes and effects that take place in this physical reality. A simple example of this might be how one looks at a glass of water that is not full. Most people, who are influenced by patterns of speech and society norms, would say the glass is half empty. A much smaller group, who thinks in positive terms, would say that the glass is half full. Our enlightened person, who is consciously aware of his environment, might merely say that it is a glass containing water. It is not so much the power of positive thinking, as it is a matter of understanding relationships, inner content, or unity.The question is no longer a question, if it ever was one before. It is merely an inner and outer relationship that our enlightened person saw and communicated. He was not concerned with anything beyond those limits and he did not expect to gain or affect anything else. There was no value or relationship placed on the object in question. In short, one has eliminated or minimized the motive and emotional element from one's behavior. There is no commitment on the part of the individual for a direct relationship because the individual has chosen or selected not to relate to the object; therefore, there is no relationship and/or no experience.
As you can see, to raise one's level of consciousness also seems to raise one's level of indifference to others. It is like our wise man or guru sitting up on a mountain contemplating. This may appear to be the situation, especially to other people; however, it is really the confidence expressed in the knowing that the differences aren't as important as they appear. Anyone can take a negative or positive side of an issue and probably attract some kind of following, if he is sincere and professes his thoughts long and hard enough. But to emphasize the differences does not correct the situation as much as it separates all of those involved. Is that kind of energy worth it? Does it achieve anything constructive? Is it good, bad, right, or wrong?
The person, who is conscious, knows the differences and the similarities, but he cannot offer a desired end result unless he knows what one wishes to accomplish, or experience, or unless there is a definite pattern which leads to a specific desired end result. This is like our explanation of our word best again and our wise man guru. One must first know what one wishes to experience, before he decides on a course of action. Consequently, our more conscious individual does not normally take sides on an issue and is not normally sought out for his knowledge and wisdom. Most people usually seek out those who will justify their thoughts and/or seek justification for actions to follow.
This justification is an action-reaction, or cause and effect type relationship where the individuals involved want a response that will in some way benefit them or to show others that they are in an agreement or a relationship that contains force or substance. Anyone who does not show a positive response or who shows indifference to a situation of this kind is viewed with suspicion and is usually ignored, no matter how supposedly intelligent that person might be. People tend to consider anyone who is not with them, to be against them, because they add nothing to the relationship. So, an attitude or relationship of indifference (as seen through the eyes of the other person only), is not considered an attribute, nor actively sought as virtue; therefore, it would seem that there is no trend or tendency for anyone to actively seek to awaken themselves consciously and that is why our wise man guru sits mentally and physically alone on top of the mountain.
The choice or selection is up to the individual. You have a chance at a new beginning. You make your own reality. The fact that you make most of these selections in a subconscious state of being does not alter the fact that you are in control of your own destiny. So, the next time you hear someone complaining about things not going right for them, or they don't seem to go the way they plan them, and that life is hard, difficult, discouraging, depressing, or they tend to view most matters on the negative side, you better tell them to take another look at themselves. You or they are not a victim of your environment, unless you or they want to be. You need not experience life as a willing, or complacent collaborator to a predestined future of doom and gloom. You are not just some unknown stooge, acting out a real drama in a chaotic fashion. You are in control of your life, but the choice is really up to you. You can regain control of or over your life if you want to. The key or the control factor is the element of consciousness.
I have talked a little about this thing called consciousness and I have not taken my normal approach pattern of defining and then explaining this word. The reason why I took this approach to this chapter is both intentional and unintentional. First, I wanted to break up the routine and pattern of this book as an intentional way of showing you how intangible thoughts can have form and/or routine characteristics. Secondly, I also got carried away with a thought process and forgot to set the parameters of the word in relationship to its application within the context and limitations of this book. This is a polite way of saying that I was not concentrating so much on the foundation and basic fundamentals of communication, as I was on the desired end result. That is, I wanted to show you the effects that planes of unity have in affecting or not affecting one's behavior in our world of physical reality. Even though this was basically an error on my part, for failing to recognize the need for complete understanding, the whole arrangement of the inverted text form, it works to show the problem of patterning and routines, and it shows you why routines are to some extent necessary and favored as a means to clarify limitations and to help and aid in one's ability to understand.
Perhaps, another reason for my delay in explaining this word consciousness lies in the fact that there are a lot of problems associated with this word. To begin, let's take the easy approach, which is the official definition of consciousness. It reads as follows: It is a state (position) of being aware, or being conscious of one's surroundings and what is happening around one's self. It is the totality of one's thoughts, feelings, impressions, and mental activities, of an intentional or controlled manner.
Now, you may have noticed that I already changed this definition slightly by adding the word position to clarify the word state. I don't think that many people think twice about this word state, and they really don't relate it to meaning a physical location occupying time and space which is both an *intangible position (time) and tangible position (space). State has a homely, friendly, kind of ring to it, something like an adjective that adds something to a noun type word. You know. It gets you from here to there, but doesn't add much in the process. Hopefully, this explanation will add a little something to our meaning of consciousness and/or mental processes.
Although I have taken the official route to explain the word consciousness, there are still some problems that I think must be covered or added to that explanation. I would like to see the definition of consciousness changed to relate more to the specifics of positioning and/or self determination. I would like to see some reference to indicate that: It is that state of being in which the individual maintains his position or point of focus in the physical world about him. The principle difference between these two definitions is basically in the use of the word focus. You see, in the latter definition, focus is the controlling factor that allows one to move his position of awareness through the learning triangle and it also regulates all incoming data. That is, the conscious point of focus assigns priorities in a conscious linear sequential order of importance to one's position and one's selections, or in relationship to the intangible learning triangle and that which one wishes to experience in the growth process.
Now, just because we have defined consciousness, doesn't mean that we are completely finished with it. Remember our planes of unity and the concept of balance that sets the limitations and extremes of our consciousness. In this case, we are somewhat stuck with another problem. In order to get a complete definition of consciousness, we would normally look at the other extreme or limitation that is imposed by the word unconsciousness. But, in this case, we have still another word to contend with, and that word is sub-consciousness. These latter two words are used interchangeably and wrongly to mean the same thing in many situations, but they are different.
The common or proper form of speech to indicate the opposite extreme or negative of a limiting word uses the prefix, "un" meaning not; whereas, a word using the prefix, "sub" indicates a quality or position below or less than the positive limiting word, but not quite its opposite extreme. But again, through common usage and patterning of the individual, any word not properly defined and setting a limited extreme is usually interpreted to indicate the opposite negative connotation. Consequently, these words and meanings get used interchangeably even though they should not be. That's because they do not relate to the subject without proper support or qualifications.
To set the record straight, unconsciousness is supposedly a condition (position) where the individual is not aware of his physical self or senses and/or unable to control his state of being. This is a situation in which the individual is unable to focus his conscious thought processes in a planned linear sequence or orderly pattern of events relating to the sum of his thoughts and input from the outside world. Actually, we are dealing with a relationship of input to receptivity. It is like seeing or hearing something which can affect us, but totally ignoring it as not existing. Therefore, unconsciousness does not necessarily mean a condition of sleep, but can refer to a state of not being aware in a condition of being awake and functioning to other forms of input. In other words, this is a matter of priorities. Man can only act or react to just so much input that he wishes to recognize.
The word sub-consciousness refers to a state of being (position) where the individual is also not aware on a conscious level, of his actions or thought process, or he is slightly aware of them, and therefore capable of some form of response either intended or unintended. Here we are talking about a basic action-reaction behavior pattern or actions of an automatic responsive type nature known as instincts. That is, the individual is more likely to react in a conditioned or specific predestined mode or routine. More often than not, the subconscious mind relates to matters which affect or threaten one's security, stimulates one's physical senses and organs, and may involve the use and exercise of energy in relation to the element of controlling an environmental condition. In short, the subconscious is more closely linked to the spiritual mind or super consciousness. However, this multi-leveled consciousness tends to recall learned patterning designed to protect the physical well being of the individual in a physical environment by quick responsive type reactions.
To explain that last statement, let's look at these three words again, in relationship to one's own being. Consciousness and the subconscious mind take on both tangible and intangible forms of energy. That is, the state of being conscious or subconscious involves the movement and positioning of one's self in one's physical environment. Mental intangible thoughts are involved in these movements; however, the physical world of matter and outside appearances dominate one's thoughts. Physical reality consists of tangible matter that has greater density and force than that man's own physical body; therefore, one must consider and respect his environment. That means that man's movement(s) is one of the principal factors that occupies influences and interacts with one's point of focus and mental processes that affect his behavior.
Contrary to the above, the state of being unconscious deals strictly with intangible forms of thought or energy, whereas the sub-conscious mind is a form of super consciousness. The human mental thought processes exist in multiple levels of unmanifested alternate non-linear realities and is capable of experiencing all those things that one experiences in physical reality; however, in the latter intangible world, one cannot be affected by physical matter as we know it and has no conscious knowledge of these relationships. Just the same, these levels exist, because thought exists in both the physical and spiritual realities. Thought is intangible and therefore it cannot affect a tangible physical reality through a direct relationship, or on a one on one basis. The intangible forces of the sub-conscious mind must be translated and/or transferred to the conscious physical mind so that the point of focus can properly handle that input of data into a useable form of energy with which it can interact.
Now, I am slightly torn and confused here myself as to what to tell you next. I am not sure if I should tell you that sub-conscious thought can take two distinctive forms, or to wait and explain it in another way. However, since we are dealing with the conscious mind I believe I should at least mention that sub-conscious thought can take on two extreme meanings. One is a negative form that is characteristic of inactivity or the dominance of resistance that tends to harden or make an object denser and heavier to move and is characteristic of basic primitive instincts. The other form takes a positive form that is known as super-consciousness and is a higher form of unity.
Super-consciousness is an extreme form of consciousness that is characteristic of a thought process that is more awake and alert to more input than is that of a normal conscious person, because it is derived from spirit or emanates from unity in an unlimited reality in non-linear time. The vibrations are so strong or are at such a high level of vibration that one's own mind has difficulty identifying or recognize such patterns of unity. Super-consciousness is not a form of sub-consciousness; however, for lack of a better explanation, it should be mentioned as such, One is not normally aware or conscious of this information source available to him; therefore, in a sense, he is unconscious to it, hence, this knowledge usually cannot help the individual in his present physical state of being.
If this book hasn't upset you yet, I suppose this is as good a point as any to really blow your mind. So here it goes. If you remember earlier in the book, I said that the structure of the universe radiates outward from a single point like a water droplet, atom or solar system. The limitation or final structure depends upon the amount of resistance that is encountered. But not all manifestations of life or matter are made the same way. That is, there are different degrees of resistance corresponding to a specific level of consciousness of the manifestation. In the physical material world of matter, there are four levels of manifestation which are: matter, vegetable life, animal life and human life. Each level of manifestation is characterized by its own degree of consciousness which is one octave of vibration removed from the next level of manifestation. To complicate things even more man himself contains three distinct levels and therefore manifests himself, or can manifest himself on all seven levels found in this physical reality.
In man, these distinct levels are not characterized by physical differences, but mental qualities. These four levels of man are: 1 - man, characterized by his intellect; 2 - genius, characterized by intuition; 3 - prophet, characterized by wisdom and universal love; 4 God-man, the last is the highest degree possible in this physical reality and is characterized by omniscience and omnipotence. In our physical reality there are seven levels of consciousness and there are various degrees within a level; therefore, the amount of separation is relatively unnoticeable. Also, there are occasions where a crossover is possible; however, this statement or distinction is based upon an overall average that man displays in his behavior.
Let's take a look at these conscious levels of manifestation in more detail. Matter manifests itself through the conscious form of expansion and contraction, or the cooling off, or hardening of matter. Plant life also displays this characteristic, but has an additional quality that makes it different. Consciousness displayed at this level also includes the search for food, the taking of food, and the assimilation of food for growth. Animal life has all of the characteristics of matter and vegetable life but expresses its consciousness in the form of a body and mobility that allows it to seek out food, digest it, grow, and it also has a more developed emotional system that gives it instincts, urges, feelings, and desires.
As mentioned, man, on the four level is characterized by all of the former levels of consciousness; however, his biggest difference is his intelligence, intellect, or the ability to think. This is really the ability to recognize patterns and to apply his knowledge of relationships to the outside world of physical reality.
Man, on the fifth level, makes a substantial jump. That is, his consciousness lifts him out of the world of effects that stimulates man to react on the plane of causes and that allows man to be in control of his self and his physical environment. This is displayed or demonstrated in the form of intuition. With the help of his intellect and increased consciousness, he is able to communicate or transmit this intuition to his fellow man in the form of patterns or the creative arts, most notably, in the arts as a musician, or composer, artist, dancer, writer, etc.
Man on this sixth level is still living in a condition of separation and must still seek satisfaction in the world of physical reality; however, this person expresses his consciousness from the inner knowledge of divine unity or oneness in the form of wisdom and universal love. Much more attention will be given to this matter of universal love later; however, this is a form of love that is always giving, never taking, and needs no supplement, no physical manifestation and always radiates from the consciousness of divine unity. Such a person wants nothing, or to possess nothing, or anybody physically. Such a person feels one with the infinite, all there is.
The seventh level of man is the completely conscious man, the God-man. This is the most perfect manifestation of God in this physical reality. This is the highest form of consciousness that can be achieved here on earth. I know of no one that has achieved this status, nor do I expect to know of one in the immediate future. The patterns are just not there based upon my knowledge of our civilization. A God-man is a person who manifests God through his perfect consciousness or oneness with him. He radiates and experiences the divine creative forces in their primordial untransformed vibrations and frequencies and reflects that unity or patterns to others. This is the seventh level of consciousness and man exhibits the perfect balance of matter and spirit in this manifested form.
If you haven't noticed, we are again confronted with the significance of the number seven. This time it represents our spiritual levels of consciousness in this physical reality. Beyond these levels, God stands above all manifestations of life and rests within himself in absolute equilibrium without time or space. He is constantly radiating himself out into material forms or patterns in order to give these forms life or consciousness. Nothing can exist without being in God and/or without God penetrating it. Every point of physical matter offers an origin that God may manifest himself through and everything that exists in this reality carries this point as its center within itself. From this point, there began its first manifestation, its creation, its fall from unity, and its resistance into our seven levels of consciousness.
All creations of the universe are based upon the principle of energy and life forces radiating from a central point. Growth always starts from the center and radiates outward, that's because the inner source of all power and manifestation is God. Every force on earth that is materialized has resistant strength to endure this radiating energy and this constitutes seven major levels of consciousness. God is everywhere present in every creature and he is manifested in countless different variations, because God reveals himself on every single level on which manifestation is possible. These forms of manifestation reveal only as much of God as each form can consciously experience and bear of the divine creative force, corresponding to its level of consciousness. Therefore, to consciously experience this force means being this force and simultaneously radiating it in all directions, including one's own body. Consequently, all creations, and the physical body too, must have an adequate power of resistance, or it would otherwise burn up, destroy themselves and/or return to its unified state or position of unity.
All manifestations of life and the matter that makes up life forms are composed of different degrees of resistance, corresponding to the level of consciousness of that life form. The chemical composition of the matter determines which level of consciousness or vibration of energy that that life form can support. The bodies of humans, in various planes of development, only appear to consist of the same matter based upon an outward appearance. However, they are actually composed of different chemical elements whose resistance always corresponds to the level of consciousness of the spirit that dwells within. That also means that the closer one gets to its center of being, the closer one will get to his own true self. The separation of one's self in spirit and matter also determines his behavior. That is, it is a matter of how conscious one is at any given time that determines from which source or point of consciousness he expresses himself.
As you can see, we are talking about something like a split personality or multi-dimensional person; however, man being the unique creature he is, is able to move his point of focus enough to be able to concentrate on and maintain an identity consistent with his level of consciousness. But it should be stresses here that there are two distinct characteristics that make up one's being in this physical reality, even within the four levels of consciousness found within man. However, this distinction is more prominent at the lower levels. In actuality, this is the division of one's material self and one's divine true origin. Both exist in a state of separation; however, they are only separated by a matter of consciousness. To seek one's inner self, is to seek one's true self, and to be one with God. This is the only possibility for overcoming the state of separation and bringing back the consciousness into the state of unity. In this situation, the individual stops thinking about himself and instead becomes himself, and recognizes himself. The recognizer recognizes himself with recognition.
That means that right and wrong, good and bad, all come from one source; however, that source is not recognized with the same level of recognition that would be possible if everyone were on the same level of consciousness. That is, an action or situation is neither good nor bad, until you relate it to something else and how you relate it depends on your level of consciousness. That also means that one's behavior is determined by one's position or point of focus in relationship to one's state (position) of separation or consciousness. And that is what is so difficult about determining morality in a physical environment that uses outward appearances or forms of energy. It is also the problem of one's environment, society, and multiple patterns, based upon multi-levels of relationships and separation. Unless or until everyone can relate to an action or situation in the same way, there cannot be a consensus of opinion that the decision is correct.
So where do we go from here. Obviously one cannot throw up one's hands and say, "I give up!", "I don't care!" or "It doesn't make any difference anyhow". No! What that means, is that although right and wrong cannot be proven to exist in this physical reality, but it must exist. Just like Rene Descarte, we need to build a basis for living together, we cannot all go our separate ways and hope for the best. This is a world of separation and there cannot be any harmony without an element of control that exists outside or inside of one's self.
Knowing that there is no single tangible force or form of matter that exerts this kind of control, this force must be of an intangible nature. Therefore, any form, force or pattern, which exists that is intangible must be based upon the unifying element or belief in one, or God. To have a unified world, one must believe in God. God is the first source of all truth and of all manifestations. In order to know and understand morality and the laws of nature, one must begin with God. However, in order to talk about God, one must try to understand that God stands above the recognizable world. That is, God can only be understood by God. Man can only seek the vibrations of higher consciousness that brings him closer to God or his origin.
The problem of a society and/or those leaders who are chosen to interpret the will of God, or this higher form of consciousness, is the fact that they may not recognize this higher form of consciousness; however, this does not mean that the individuals who make up this society are not themselves, subject to that same consciousness. Remember, it is only a matter of one's resistance that separates one's self from this higher form of consciousness. Therefore, it is this higher form of consciousness coming from an inner source that separates one's self from the knowledge of truth or right and wrong. One does not need an interpreter or someone of supposedly higher intelligence to tell him what to do. The answer lies within.
To do what is against the patterns of higher consciousness is considered satanic or wrong. However, one's resistance may block out this knowledge and it is possible to continue on a course of wrong doing, without any significant restrictions or limitations imposed upon one's self by his fellow man. But also remember, there is this thing called position and balance that must be accounted for at some time or another, in this physical reality. That is, one's actions are neither right nor wrong; however, they affect one's position within the learning triangle, One must eventually correct an inbalance in order to grow and to continue on one's journey in the best way possible to a higher level of consciousness and return to his origin.
To seek material gains or to seek the comfort of outside physical appearances, should always be viewed with suspicion; however, and then again, there may not be anything wrong with wealth at all. It all depends on a relationship of how it is obtained. That is, it should not be gained at the expense or depravation of anyone else, either consciously or unconsciously. It should also be noted here, that under our new explanation of consciousness, no one is now considered unconscious of any and all acts. That is, everyone, under this understanding, knows, or has access to this information because we are all from one, we give to one, and we receive from one, in a multidimensional manner. It is only a matter of one's position that separates one from the truth or the balance of harmony and peace.
Tangible matter and intangible thought cannot exist without divine content. The whole three-dimensional world is built on this law, whether or not the form is considered inanimate or a living creature. If a person identifies only with his body and outside appearance of material wealth, then he is like our example of a cube that is opaque or that only reveals the characteristics of matter. A person who is conscious of this outer appearance only uses the knowledge of this form as a secure base upon which to build. That is, the inner contents or four inner triangles of the cube turned inside out, now form a pyramid. The symbol and structure handed down to us by the ancients who knew the differences. The pyramid is also the symbolic form of the God-man. A person of the seventh level who reveals his divine, selfless nature and completely manifests God on earth, but rules over matter and the body and is not a slave to the lesser needs of the unconscious.
While we are at it, I might as well explain the symbolic representation of the materialistic man. This symbol is the cross, which is composed of six squares laid out of or unfolded from a cube. On this cross, or "T", depending upon how you unfolded the cube, the divine self is crucified. A person, who is materialistic or unconscious, is robbed of his power of his divine inner self. He is a victim or becomes the criminal who is crucified beside the divine one and is subject to laws of matter which command him to follow patterns or routines that satisfy only his needs to possess and exist or perpetuates himself. He is crucified on the two great beams of the three dimensional world which are expressed by time and space. A person who solely exhibits dependency on the outside world dies on the symbolic cross of matter. However, sometimes the pains and sufferings of even this lowly creature sometimes stir his higher levels of consciousness and resurrect him to again re-seek his inner true self. That is, he experiences his own salvation, because he recognizes himself in him.
Any resemblance to stories and characters foretold in this chapter are NOT purely coincidental. In fact, perhaps it is the other way around. Or is it opposite? Who knows?