Section III - Chapter 22 -- THE AWAKENING
As you may or may not have noticed, I have divided this book into three sections. The first section deals primarily with physical reality as we know and relate to it. The second part eases into the area of spiritual reality which is an equally important reality that few people know anything about and/or fail to recognize. It is just as real as physical matter; however, it is not perceived by the outward physical senses of man. You can also compare physical reality to that which is tangible and spiritual reality to that which is intangible, but by now you know that that is only half true or half false. Just the same, man understands the outside physical world better than the inner intangible world or content of himself and this is why this book was written.
The last section three of this book, deals with balance. This is a position of knowing and understanding how our world based upon this dual reality or separation works and how our consciousness can control our being and becoming our higher selves. I am not concerned with good or bad, right or wrong, as I am with the learning aspect of one’s experience here on earth. Section three gives you everything you need to know to balance and control your life and to grow in a positive creative manner. Balance is a growth process that must be maintained and that means that you must deal with separation to create a unity that you can recognize. The growth of any life depends upon energy and resistance. They are one and the same, they are unity. How far you can go in your being or becoming your higher conscious self depends on you. What restrictions you put before yourself determines your reality and growth. The selection or choice is up to you. YOU MAKE YOUR OWN REALITY!
The number one represents unity. It is a circle; it is complete and drawn with one line. All the other shapes can be drawn with connecting lines or sides, and these lines can be extended or continue out uninterrupted into infinity. the number three has the triangle, four the square, five on up is a multi-sided polygon and so on.I have already discussed the number two at quite some length earlier in this book; however, it is a significant number and deserves worth mentioning again. The number two represents the splitting of unity into physical reality and spirit. There is no geometric shape that can be used to depict the number two. A shape that can produce a two sided figure will appear as two curved sides or cords that are the results of two overlapping circles or two units. This two sided figure, similar to a football, is called vesica piscis. In truth, this is not a complete figure and cannot appear as a whole or complete unit by itself in this reality, but instead, represents the balance of spirit and physical reality.
Let's also take another look at the learning triangle or any equilateral triangle. This geometric shape is the only pattern or form that contains its points equal distant from one another and is in perfect balance or harmony with each other. Hidden within this single shape are four smaller equilateral triangles whose interconnecting lines, designating their inner and outer shape, equals the number nine. This is the total manifestation that unity can take in this physical reality. It is not an end as much as it indicates a new beginning. Is the glass half full or half empty?
Remember, you make your own reality. What you want to believe is up to you. If you believe in the occult, so will you be influenced by it? If you believe in one of the Eastern religions, so will you be influenced by it? If you believe in Christianity, so will you be influenced by it? If you believe in a specific philosophy, so will you be influenced by it? If you believe in drugs, so will you be influenced by it? There is ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENCE in any of these beliefs! Everything begins in the mind first. The universe is tangible and intangible, physical and spiritual, linear and non-linear, manifested and non-manifested. What do you want to experience?
The first chapter of this book, "In Search Of A Start", asks a lot of questions and tries to provide some guidance as to what constitutes life or physical reality. Basically this chapter says that the physical world must rely on the intangible thought to determine tangible reality. So based upon thought, life is a symbiotic relationship of intangible thought and physical matter and must involve consciousness and communication. Our physical senses are used in a relationship to recognize and use energy forms in a limiting and controlling manner based upon separation. There are no limitations, until one sets them and/or agrees, and/or believes in what society determines as our reality by setting limitations.
In chapter two, “Reality or Morality”, we try to determine who really determines our physical reality and morality. We discover that thought is intangible and subject to interpretation; therefore the element of control is a shared responsibility between the individual and society in a give and take pattern of recognition or how society affects us and how we affect society. We learn that behavior is a learned activity and that conformity makes it easier to share and communicate our reality.
In chapter three, "Journey To Understanding", we find that our choice of which road to take is determined by what we want to experience. There is no such word as best as there is no best way to get from here to there until we determine what it is we want to experience. Unfortunately, in physical reality, we are limited and cannot foresee down the road far enough to make a good decision as to which path to follow. We base our selection on the patterns that we have just experienced and relate to or can tolerate in a comfortable way. In real life, or this physical reality, we do not even know or are conscious that we are constantly at crossroads that affect our life almost every moment of every day. To most people, there is no separation or decisions to make, everything exists and they must contend with it and/or get by. To these people, there is no control. They are victims of an environment of their own choosing. To them, the journey of life is a tragedy or a fight for survival of the fittest. They are not conscious enough of their position to regain control over it.
In the chapter four called, "The Sociological Identification", I have tried to explain that growth or learning takes place in four ways. They are mentally, physically, spiritually and socially. There is no need to describe physical growth. It is supposedly a natural process of the body to which man seems to be completely unconscious. Mental growth is the accumulation of knowledge which is the identification of separations as it is related to one's experiences. Spiritual growth is thought to be the inward conscious acknowledgement of a higher being; however, it is the realization or the recognition of the inner spirit and/or is the knowledge of unmanifested non-linear reality, unity, and/or God. Social growth is the recognition of creativity and uniqueness that is man and its organizations that set up limitations or beliefs for the purpose of strength and/or direction in which growth can take place.
Chapter five, "The Learning Process", is just that. It is life and life is nothing more than a learning process. It is simple or complicated. It depends upon you. There are three main elements that make up the learning triangle. They are: the recognizer or self, knowledge, and possessions. In this physical reality, we bring in two more elements time and space (or position), to make it a learning pyramid; however, both of these two figures are hollow. They both have an unknown quality called the inner content or the area of understanding. This area is the relationship or balance of the recognizer, recognizing the separation of knowledge, with recognition of the unifying elements of possessions. There is a cohesion or bond between all things great and small. It is for man to discover and to learn that it is he.This is the conscious understanding that man must learn at this level of existence.
In the chapter six, "Self Control", man learns that he controls or determines his own reality. By making conscious selections in both linear and non-linear reality, man determines his direction or road that he is going to take. That is, by making selections, man uses energy to overcome resistance and that is the whole purpose of life. In this reality, man learns to consciously use and control energy at a level that he can relate to using his outward physical senses. But how and why one uses energy is dependent upon position or one's point of focus and this is related to one's position within the pattern of growth that I refer to as the learning triangle. To dwell at one extreme element in the learning triangle is not as beneficial as learning to balance one's self in a central position from which he can reach out, understand, and grow. Because one is relating to the outside physical world, one has a tendency to try to possess and control everything with which he comes in contact with; therefore, the biggest factor that we must deal with is greed. That position is very detrimental to all who seek this behavior, for it polarizes one's beliefs and hinders one's growth.
The position in which people put themselves into affects their behavior. That is, one basically operates out of some position, which is also the same thing as one's state of mind, and that person learns to rely on certain patterns to arrive at or achieve some specific end result. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of patterning in their lives and have developed and learned to limit themselves and/or their growth. Even the simplest actions are done on a routine basis are patterns. That doesn't necessarily mean that all patterns are bad, they just are. The most important thing to remember here is that you should be conscious of these patterns and not use them to limit your own growth and potential.
In chapter seven, on "Behavior", hopefully, you can recognize that these patterns can developed from outside sociological organization(s). That is, institutions set limitations and characteristics of people all over the world. Man's logic system, which is a collection and understanding of patterns or beginnings and endings, is based upon a cause and effect relationship, but it in turn, is reinforced by stimulus-response type relationships that are based upon common beliefs. Because man exists in this physical reality, he relies upon his senses that stimulate him; therefore, man is dominated more by his emotions than he is his rational logic system. That is, anything that affects him physically is bound to have a greater effect on him than intangible logical thought.
In any case, man is organized into groups that are bound together by patterns of limitations or behavior. In such an organization, the power to control comes from one's position within that organization, or so it is commonly thought and/or believed. This is the traditional or more common approach to the external organizational structure of man and his society. This is what is taught and is accepted as what this reality is all about, and this is why most, if not all, people in the world are so screwed up. This is why, so many people believe that they are victims of their time and environment, because they are not in a position to control their own destinies and this is totally false!
In chapter eight, "Patterning", I discuss the behavior of the individual and groups and compare it to acting. We are all actors in a real life drama that I refer to as a game. As you learned in the last chapter of this book, a game is a very seriously organized pattern of work or play; therefore, this statement should not bother you now as it did back there. But, what also makes this game so interesting is that they keep changing the rules of the game. They, in this case, are the supposedly educated or people who try to identify and separate alike things for the sake of drawing limitations and/or maintaining the status quo. Differences exist, only if you want them to exist. You will find whatever you are looking for, if you look hard enough. Your thoughts and beliefs are a reflection of yourself and/or position. If there is one thing that you can learn from all of this and this book, is, YOU MAKE YOUR OWN REALITY!
In organizing the patterns of man, sociologists and anthropologists have classified man into two distinct groups. They are: Dionysian and Apollian. The Dionysians are those who resort to drugs or other physical substances to break down the physical limitations of man's physical senses in order to experience or consciously enter into communion with his spirit in an uncontrolled manner. The Apollian does not seek outside or outward help to communicate with his inner self. Rather, he is content to live on a day to day basis and experience that which is in the realm of his perceptions and senses. The Apollian is what our third book section is all about balance; however, the Zuni Indians of Southwestern United States may have carried the concept of balance a little too far. That is, they have tried to present balance in a moment to moment basis, rather than spread it over a lifetime. Balance is important, but not at the expense of one's learning experience.
In our own Western civilization, we can see elements of balance, as well as the extreme societies that are based upon fear like the Dobu and a culture based upon wealth and/or greed like the Kwakiutl. What I tried to point out before we studied these groups of people is that the studies are but a reflection of the people who view or study these groups and how they relate to their own society. Therefore, you are or should not be as concerned with the differences and/or contrasts as you are in the relationship and presentation of the data as it relates to you. You will see all of these elements in our society, but how I choose to display or review the data is how you will react to the thought patterns. That is, I could have chosen to slant or show you a comparison that might lead you to believe that our society is very much like the Dobu Indians and/or is likely to become like this group. Or, I could have chosen to show a greater concern or concentration on wealth and greed as the motivating factor behind our society, like the Kwakiutl Indians. In any case, knowledge or data is only as good as what you can learn from it and how it can be used. Nothing exists until you want or make it exist or becomes a reality.
In chapter nine on "Good, Bad, Right, Wrong", I acknowledge the control of the individual to recognize his reality and to make and/or experience that which he wants. Nothing is good or bad, right, or wrong, until you relate it to something. You determine your own reality. The normal thought or concept of reality is that you learn your mental and physical limitations, as well as spiritual and social. However, what I am trying to point out, is, that you primarily learn to limit yourself. That is, you consciously erect barriers that say A + B = C, and once you do this nothing else is possible until you correct that first belief. Remember, rules and laws serve a purpose up to a point, but once that point is reached, you can discard those rules and start with new ones. This world, this reality, is in a constant state of change and so too, is man. It is a relationship that one must understand, learn and grow. We live in a world based upon separation; however, those differences are but degrees of the same thing. Man must learn to recognize those limitations and use them for guidelines only. They are not meant to restrict him and subjugate him into subservience out of ignorance or fear, but to provide him with landmarks that will direct him in his growth and becoming.
In chapter ten, "Physical Reality", I have tried to explain that man must learn to try and position himself consciously to other forms and forces of energy, and his recognition of these patterns affects his reality. But, appearances are deceiving if viewed only in an outward physical manifestation form. That is, separation and divisions exists, but they are also united. Unless you are conscious of both aspects, you will not be able to learn or grow in a positive creative manner. This ability to identify things and objects is a result of inbalances or the ability of the recognizer to recognize. This is important, but it is equally important to offer recognition, which is the relationship of that object or thing to the recognizer. It is energy in a form or pattern that can be used to sustain or benefit man in his journey through life.
"The Structure Of The Universe", is chapter eleven and deals with the makeup of physical reality in mathematic terms. But this physical manifestation is also expressed on a spiritual level as well. That is, everything and nothing are opposites of the same thing, which is all there is, God. This can also be expressed in the word or term, unity. They are one and the same. The proof and existence of God, is very, very important for the well being and balance of man; however, most men choose to forget about this aspect of themselves. Consequently, man is out of balance and has expressed himself out of a position that is not conducive to his well being. Man has forgotten that he is spirit born unto matter, because the process of separation has set up more resistance than his conscious mental energies can overcome. This consciousness is what limits man and prevents his awakening to a new self and reality of his own self in a more conscious way. Man's physical senses can be deceived and convey false information; yet, man chooses to rely upon this outward source of information over his inner knowledge of that which is. Again, it is a question of patterns that man becomes accustomed to and relies on, even though it may not reflect his true reality.
Chapter twelve is “Patterns of Recognition. There have been many attempts by man to justify or establish a moral basis of being that is fool proof and that everyone can agree to. However, each attempt has failed to establish this truth whereby it is compatible to all the people(s) of the world. The problem seems to lie in the fact that no outward manifestation can be proven beyond a doubt, because no authority is all powerful that anyone can relate to that can establish this truth that everyone seeks. Nothing can be proven to exist in the way of a standard of behavior or a single infallible source of truth. The closest we can come to a workable standard, is "The Greatest Happiness Principle", however, this is not so much a standard as it is a consensus of opinion. That opinion doesn't make it right; however, it does justify an action. In fact, this standard is what is alluded to in the establishing of our world and/or reality. That is, though the accumulation of mass opinions, a belief system is unconsciously manifested and therefore, creates this reality that we know and that is why things appear so chaotic, troubled, and a condition to no one's liking.
The only thing that we can know for sure and beyond a doubt is that, "I think therefore I am" and that God exists. No matter what else happens, know that “I” must be something. I am a thing that thinks; therefore, I exist. Big deal isn't it! Well it is if you find yourself in some vast void with nothing to relate to for some unknown reason. Without physical stimulus, there is no physical reality. Your senses must recognize patterns of energy with some form of recognition in order to establish a basis of communication, or common union. But because this physical reality is but a variation of unity and therefore composed of conflicting patterns of the same thing, one must learn to question in order to become more conscious of all there is and his reality.
Chapter thirteen, one's "Consciousness" seems to be the pattern of recognition that determines or limits one's reality. That is, it is the ability of the individual to recognize patterns for what they are and to offer some form of recognition that is reflected back to himself or the recognizer. The intensity determines the relationship and understanding of itself. That is, how you make your own reality. You consciously choose or select that which you want to relate to and how, and that is how you make your own reality, by selecting that which you want to experience from both linear and non-linear realities. If you choose not to be conscious of the unity of everything, you will see and experience great intensity and contrasts that are manifested in separation or linear physical reality. If you see everything as one, you see much much more, but your emotions may be greatly diminished, but this need not be so. You may select that which you want to experience.
Mental thought does have structure and form, but these forms do not relate to man in the same way as the physical senses do. Because man is in a state or position of separation and is not conscious of his own reality, he is in constant conflict with himself and his reality; therefore, be believes that he is not in control of himself or his reality and/or is a victim. There is but one unifying pattern that exists in everything and nothing and that is the structure of the universe, that is God, and that is the tetrahedron. Its relationship to all physical objects of matter is the same. It is consciousness of that element of balance that determines one's ability to recognize and offer recognition to that of the recognizer. In short, consciousness is the structure. The ability of one to recognize determines how he understands and relates to his reality. However, this structure, this recognition, this consciousness is not easy for the average person to relate to; consequently, most people will continue to go through life without really knowing or understanding it. They will be victims of their environment and controlled by the world of cause and effect. Reality is a matter of belief and belief is but another form of matter, controlled by the subconscious or super-conscious self.
To imply separation, is to admit to distinctions or degree of manifestation. That means that there are levels of consciousness. These levels are: matter, vegetable life, animal life, and man; however, man himself has four levels that are manifested or separated by mental qualities. These levels are classified as: man - characterized by intellect, genius - characterized by intuition, prophet - characterized by wisdom and universal love, and the God-man - characterized by omniscience and omnipotence. Although these separations are listed as such, there is very little noticeable difference that is distinguishable. Most men are only on the fourth and fifth levels of conscious and their behavior is sometimes influenced by their higher qualities that display characteristics of their higher self in this physical reality. That is, man's purpose is to learn how to use energy for the purpose of overcoming resistance in a positive creative manner by growing or expanding his limitations and/or beliefs for the benefit of all creation.
In chapter fourteen, "Beliefs", we learn that thought has levels of intensity too. That is, there are thoughts and ideas, concepts, and there are beliefs. I think everyone knows and recognizes the first two manifestations of thought, but few if any, recognize and understand the workings of beliefs. It is the most intense form or structure of thought and is very difficult to identify and/or dismantle once they are formed. That is, beliefs are like a computer program that is designed to get you from here to there, without any conscious thought process involved. It is a routine or pattern which when formed, is difficult to change or alter. It is the pattern or structure that most limits or restricts man in his growth process. This pattern of growth takes on the shape of a tetrahedron and its outer sides represent the various levels of thought, consciousness and possessions that ultimately reach or climax at the point of total unity.
This pattern of growth can also be depicted in the form of a diagram that affects one's behavior. This pattern can also be used to control one's behavior on a day to day, moment to moment basis. There are 12 steps in each pattern that represents a level or degree that has a beginning and ending, or some form of unity to it. Strangely enough, steps two through eight remain virtually the same. Only steps one and 12 change significantly. Therefore, that means that the conscious beliefs that you start with affect your reality and that brings you happiness, no effect, or pain and suffering. How you look at things or how you recognize things determines your reality. That is, your reality is more a reflection of your own inner self than it is a matter of forces outside of you. Remember, value is something that you have to work for or expend energies for, in some form to achieve an end result. If you are not willing or able to give something of yourself, you will not get anything of value in return. "You get what you pay for!"
Chapter fifteen "Opposites", one understands and recognizing inbalances, one determines his own reality. One's behavior is based upon his relationship and value of the things he recognizes. If you only rely upon outward appearances and stimulus from your physical senses that is all that you can offer recognition too. Consequently, your behavior pattern will be on a normal conscious level that sees separations and a world based upon cause and effect. Therefore, your behavior will be of an action-reaction type, right or wrong, black and white, etc., type of responsiveness, filled with much pain and suffering.
You can change your behavior, but it is not easy, because you are not conscious of the patterns of limitations that you yourself have imposed upon your growth. But, the best way to understand yourself and these self limitations is to learn about opposite intangible thought processes. Study them, know them and recognize them for what they are, then you can become more conscious of them and control your relationship with them. By recognizing the positive and negative poles of unity, one can better understand oneself and control one’s reality.
But, just as there are opposites of intangible thought forms, so is there both a kind of spiritual and physical relationship. That is, there is in chapter sixteen, "The Mental Aspect" of intangible patterns, known as gender. That is, there is both a male and female type principles involved here, but these forces are not confined to one or the other sex as it is in physical reality. Rather than to explain what it is, it is better served to explain how it works. In all thought processes, there is needed a beginning or instigator so to speak. That is the purpose of the male gender. It is to activate the mental process that manifests thought into being. It is the purpose of the female gender to bring that thought into existence in physical reality. That means that there is a union of spiritual thought with that of thought related to the physical world. The result is neither all spirit nor all physical. You might say it is man's ability to balance spirit and matter. That also means that you cannot know or understand your own true self as you cannot know God, because that part of you dwells in other dimensions. Man and God are co-creators. One and one are two and two is unity in balance.
This gender principle also reflects the dual aspect of one's self. That is, man himself has two distinct and separate selves. I refer to these two selves as the big "I" and little "I" or "me". In the unconscious man, there appears to be no difference in these aspects of one's self; however, as one becomes more conscious, one learns that the "me" relates to the physical body and outside needs and the "I" is quite independent and deals with the inner self. It is one's ability to consciously recognize this dual aspect that determines one's ability to position himself and to control his reality through the control of his thoughts. Without a proper understanding and relationship between these two aspects, nothing can or will be done in this physical reality. It is a balance, a union, or communion, with one's self that is manifested onto this physical plane of existence. Again, you must be willing to expend energy to accomplish anything and the amount of energy determines what you will receive.
Chapter seventeen, "Control" clarifies or puts everything into a nutshell. That is, it explains that everything, repeat, EVERYTHING, originates or is of a mental origin first! This chapter tells you all you want to know about life and how it relates to one's reality; however, it is also very abstract. In short, there are seven principles of control that determine this physical reality. The principle of mentalism is all inclusive in that it explains all of the other principles. This principle states that everything is derived from the mind or from intangible mental thought processes. The principle of correspondence simply states that there are multiple levels of thought or intensity and what affects one level has some effect at another level. The reason for this transfer of energy is due to the principle of vibration. That principle states that everything is in a constant state or position of motion. Some fast, some slow, some noticeable, and some not so noticeable. This principle is also supplemented by the principle of polarity. This backs up or reinforces our knowledge of patterns that simply put states that one can be caught in a position of imbalances or relate to everything in an out of balance position. Without the knowledge or knowing of separation, one cannot properly learn to grow and balance himself on his journey to himself.
In addition to polarity, everyone is affected in some way by forces of movement that cause the principle of rhythm. This is a slight inclination to be influenced by first one pole then the other, but not at the same time or the same degree or strength. If there was no movement on the part of the individual, there would be no rhythm, but there is movement and that motion causes other motions in an action-reaction kind of relationship. However, that action-reaction pattern is really the principle of cause and effect, that is, our motorboat effect that I spoke of several times. That is, everything and everyone who does anything, uses energy and that energy does not stop with the individual. Once the individual is done with that something it continues to be or exist and affects other things and/or people. Therefore, caution should be exercised in learning to use the principle of gender to manifest thought and/or reality. To bring thought into reality takes some careful thought and inner knowledge of one's self and all there is. To do things for one's own self gratification is not conducive to that individual or the well being of all concerned. We live in a closed system, although it does not seem apparent, that is unified and shares all there is. Also, this system operates by these seven distinct rules or principles. If one can learn to recognize these rules, one can begin to take control of his own reality.
Life exists out of a state of unity and we are all striving to regain that unity or oneness. Everything is related or relative to one another on all levels of life and its common link or bond is the pattern or shape of the tetrahedron which is found in all forms of matter. You must also learn to understand that these levels of vibration cause patterns that also have different characteristics or resistance and that results in separation and creates inbalances. But, without motion, that separation will cease; therefore, there is a balancing of forces constantly at work causing rhythm and polarity to affect one's behavior and/or life in general. Everything that happens is based upon something or some force that is striving for balance and/or counter balance. Life is multi-dimensional and involves the use and transmutation of energy for the purpose of growth and/or manifestations.
This whole book goes a long way to build a good foundation to establish some kind of basis by which man can use in establishing rule, law, code or principle, upon which to monitor or control his life in a group environment. In chapter eighteen, on "Law And Love", I describe that you can have all the rules in the world, but if you do not have love, all the rules are of no good or useless unless there is the caring and sharing for one's well being. This is love. This is the manifestation of life and/or creation. Through love, you can use this energy force to position your being in a more positive creative manner and to help those about you regain their own true selves. Love is the only law that is also a principle. Love is based on the principle of polarity, except it is a positive manifestation of that principle. There is also the negative form of this principle which is hate and is the opposite that of love. But, by using one law against another and by understanding and recognizing love, one can change his reality and expand his consciousness. By learning the true meaning of universal unconditional love, one can change the world. Love breaks down the barriers and restrictions put forth by beliefs and hate. It expands and penetrates even the densest patterns and forms of energy. By learning and understanding love, one has found his position and the way back to himself and God. The "Secret of Happiness" is contained in but three words: LIVE LIFE IN LOVE; for in this position one cannot but give of himself and act from a position of unity and GOD!
In chapter nineteen, "Communication, Common-Union, Communion", one learns to form the bond or link between himself and his fellow man and to help him make a better physical reality. Communication is a form of recognition or attempted recognition of an outer nature. It is a means of creating a common-union that will hopefully lead to a communion, or unity of mind and/or purpose. Through communications, you establish a bond that is related to one's inner self or position. We are talking about the sharing of one's wants, needs, desires, and how that relates to that of another or others. Two people in physical reality cannot occupy the same place at the same time, but they can mentally. In a condition or position of universal unconditional love, one need not try to communicate verbally with that of another because he automatically knows and understands the position of the other without asking. It is only a matter of one's consciousness and an understanding of opposites that results or causes separation and for that reason, one needs outward communication.
In learning how to communicate and establish a relationship, most people fail to recognize that they are the most important part of any such relationship; consequently, they find themselves constantly reacting to something instead of acting independent of the patterns or forces surrounding them. In learning how to love, you must first learn to love yourself, for if you do not believe in yourself, how do you expect anyone else too. Your beliefs are the recognition or reflection of yourself and you will communicate those same beliefs either knowingly or unknowingly. Love is not a sign of weakness and it can communicate unity. Your communion is the relationship and balance of your knowing, and possessing, along with loving, caring, and sharing. You make your own reality but happiness depends upon you. How well you relate to your experiences and communicate that common-union, depends upon how you make that reality.
In conscious terms, chapter twenty, this "Recognition" is very misunderstood. You have complete freedom, but you choose to limit and restrict yourself and to make life into a series of responsibilities. No matter what you think, you are not completely free in a group environment; therefore, you are not happy or joyful about your own being. At any time, you can recognize your physical condition, compare it against what you want and to change it accordingly, but you should also be aware of these new forces that you set into motion. To change anything affects others and if you are not in a position or state of love, you may do more harm than good to yourself and others. You are partners or co-creators with God. When you understand yourself and recognize yourself with recognition, you will have actively awakened yourself consciously and that is what this reality is all about. To awaken yourself consciously is to break down the barriers and limitations of linear and non-linear realities. You will learn that separation has its limitations and that you will no longer be able to grow in this reality. You will expand your mind and dwell at choice in other manifested or unmanifested realities. Death is but one’s realization that one has grown to one’s limitations in this reality.
You make your own reality. You live in a safe and secure universe of your own choosing. There is nothing evil that can affect you unless you want it to. Your beliefs determine your reality. So long as you choose to involve yourself with others and other belief systems, so will you experience those patterns of force that exist. They are real if you so believe that they are. To describe who am I, where am I, and what am I doing here, is to describe the problem of balance and/or what we wish to experience. Excitement need not be evil or violent, nor should peace be passive and dull. You make your own reality. To understand position, is to understand recognition and to control your reality. You have a universal part within you and therefore you are a part of everything there is. That is what you must learn to recognize. There is nothing to be afraid of. Trust yourself. If you cannot trust yourself, who can you trust? Before you can help others, you must first help yourself. You must operate from a position of strength and universal unconditional love. That doesn't mean that you have to love everybody, every time, but you should at least learn to recognize the forces that are at work in your relationship.
In chapter twenty-one, we deal with the question of "Morality". That is, it attempts to set some guidelines that you can use to establish a good system for determining moral behavior; however, the conclusion is that you cannot have a written universal law other than love. Through love and the conscious understanding of yourself and your reality, you can and will reflect that which is. By being yourself, you are fulfilling all of the joys of life. By doing and being what you want, you will automatically form a new society whereby everyone will be happier and will naturally gravitate to those positions that are necessary to exist in this physical reality. By being yourself, you are creating a positive creative environment. You do count and together with others who are being themselves, you will create a better, happier, safer place to live and grow.
Nothing happens by accident. You cannot separate yourself from others or your involvement in this world, nor can you force yourself upon others without their consent. Therefore, the only thing that you can do well is to be yourself and in so doing, you will automatically create a better environment. Learn to be spontaneous and follow your impulses; however, also learn to recognize that these are just that, impulses. They are meant to tell you something. Try to be conscious of that inner communication and seek its positive manifestation. Even though someone may be communicating something negative, try to turn that negative into a positive. You cannot help someone who is drowning in quicksand by jumping in after them. I doubt if anyone will benefit from that impulse. You must learn to understand and deal with the patterns and forces of this reality and act out of a position of love. Then there is nothing that can prevent you from doing anything, except yourself. You make your own reality. Gee, that sounds familiar.
You live in a safe and moral universe. Learn to recognize it and to be an active participant in its creation. Life is quite simple, but somehow most people seem to make it difficult. Nature is a beautiful teacher. Open up your eyes and mind, see the creatures and creations of nature in their joyful struggle to be themselves. Life is a learning process that requires the use of energy to overcome resistance. To grow, you must expand your beliefs about all things. Beliefs are a form of energy that you can learn to control and share. You help form this reality by your sharing of beliefs; therefore, if you learn to position yourself in a positive manner, you can help more people than if you hated them. Learn to be spontaneous and as aggressive as a flower in your endeavors. Where have all the flower children gone? Learn to understand the gender principle and start aggressively pursuing love. Learn to recognize yourself with recognition.
Because we live in a world based upon separation, it is difficult to remember or recognize unity in its many forms and positions. If you look for joy and happiness, solely in the outside world of physical reality, you will not find it. The accumulation of wealth and material possessions will not achieve that desired end result. To seek this direction, course or goal, is to put yourself in an extreme position within the learning triangle and this creates an imbalance. To do so is to polarize yourself and limit your experiences that choke off your own personal growth and your conscious awakening. The awakening process involves the knowledge of balance and how to position one’s self in universal unconditional love.
One of the best institutes or outside organizations for learning, studying, and understanding balance, is also one of the most controversial in one's life. I am talking about a form of communication that leads to common-union and communion. I am talking about marriage. It is the best means for two physical manifestations to learn and understand balance. That is, it is the union of opposite genders for the purpose of unity; however, it can only achieve unity in this physical reality on a temporary basis. That is because happiness can only be achieved from within and cannot be possessed. To seek external unity is pleasing to the physical senses, but it is not permanent or lasting. It is beautiful and it is an outward form or manifestation of love, but it also has or connotes the extreme position of possessing like material wealth. Therefore, the only true universal unconditional love is to learn to recognize yourself with recognition and to seek your inner self, so that you may communicate that knowledge of unity to all your fellow man.
Man is like an amnesia patient. He wanders around in a daze. He is not sure who he is, where he is, or what he is doing here, and he doesn't seem to be concerned about any of these questions either. He seems to seek material things and expresses himself in greedy terms. He always wants and is unwilling to give. Until someone, or this book, awakens him, he will continue to stumble around and communicate in an incoherent way with those about him. Until man learns who he is by becoming more conscious of himself and his reality, until he learns to recognize that he lives in a world based upon separation, and until he learns that he must try to achieve a balance within this reality, then he must continue to be a victim of his own doing. TRY TO REMEMBER THAT YOU MAKE YOUR OWN REALITY!
This book answered all the questions of the amnesia patient and more. To simplify matters even more, let's answer these questions by the numbers and/or by the book in short brief concise terms. Question: Who am I?
Answer: I am spirit born unto matter manifested from a mental universe. Question: Where am I?
Answer: I exist or am conscious of a linear physical reality of space and time based upon separation manifested by energy and resistance.
Question: What am I doing here?
Answer: I am learning to use energy for the purpose of growth of my being and becoming conscious physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually in a positive creative manner.
Question: What about morality?
Answer: No laws or principles are possible, but one is necessary. There is but one answer and that answer is LOVE! To exist in this mental conscious position one cannot but do the right thing!
Life is truly beautiful, and exciting, and wonderful, yet, most people fail to recognize it as such. There is so, so much love that is out there all bottled up. It is like a balloon ready to burst. I hope this book may help you break the limitations of the balloon and that you impose upon yourself and I wish you your greater freedom and love. Again, the "Secret of Happiness" is to LIVE LIFE IN LOVE! It is a position of strength from which anything is possible!
You may say to yourself now that these are all very, very good thoughts and words and are idealistic and not possible in this physical reality. I live in a rough cruel world of survival of the fittest. Only the strong survive and\or prosper! Do you? Or are you just venting out the clichés handed down by generation after generation of victims who did not know how they make their own reality? Do you like the world you live in? Do you think that your life does make a difference? Where have all of the aggressive flowers gone? The flowers transmute the world about them by letting others see their inner beauty! Don’t you have something to share and show?
What you think determines who you are! You are constantly creating yourself everyday in every way and moment. It is you and you alone who is responsible for your reality. You are in absolute control of your reality. What do you want to experience! It is easy to be a victim! All you have to do is give up control of who you are and what you want. Society or a group environment makes it easy for an individual to relinquish or share ones in exchange for something in return either tangible or intangible. Make sure you choose and select wisely what kind of reality you want to live in. Remember, if you don’t like what you see, think again. The universe is mental first.
I would like to end this book with a little prayer of my own. I hope you will remember it when things don't seem to go right. We could all use a little encouragement at times:
My dear Lord God, thank you for today, yesterday, and all the days to come. May the thought of my love go out to all the peoples of the world and may they grow and prosper in a more positive, creative manner, through loving, caring, and sharing. Please help me to help myself, so that I may help others. Please let me recognize the patterns of our power, strength, knowledge, wisdom, courage, humility, and love so I might use those forces to face those tasks which I have set before me.
Thank you, Amen.
THE END, OR IS IT A BEGINNING?
Everything that is true is but half true and everything that is false is but half false. A beginning is but an ending that has changed into something else and every ending is but a journey begun. As one grows and becomes more conscious of his powers from within, one soon discovers truly how beautiful life really is. But at the same time, there is the fear of failure and the unknown that clouds one future. There is balance in life and confusion abounds in separation and change. Stop and recognize what is, is unity in its many forms. You cannot make a mistake because the answers to all your questions are within! You make your own reality!
The final piece of prose assumes that you have discovered who you are; however, it indicates that there may still be more to yourself than this life can explain. Therefore, you may find it somewhat interesting.
THE NAME BY WHICH ONE IS CALLED
My appearance upon this world was received with a multitude of anxious thoughts.
Thoughts of great happiness, joy, sadness, fear, promises, and unknown expectations.
To mark this occasion, my presence, and future, I was given a means of identification. A NAME!
A label or title which will endure a span of time equal to or beyond that of my physical being.
This name bestowed upon me limitations of social order and societal normalities.
Within this framework, this environmental image is where I am to function, take part, and contribute.
A world of countless trials and confrontations, countless rules for survival and reward.
A stage play drama, tragedy, and comedy, all rolled into one.
A seemingly hostile and alien reality, but a reality of consent and of mind.
The name by which I am called is not of my selection,
But this moment of time is an image of my reflection.
I have been here before, and will be here again,
I have lessons to be learned and debts to amend.
I have no conscious thought of before nor extension of beyond,
But my true self knows ALL THAT IS, and of my names foregone.
A name, a world, a thought,
A bridge is being sought.
The revelation of my being will come,
When the evolution of my names become one.
The gap is for our own protection,
But the next name may be our final connection.
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Section III - Chapter 22 -- THE AWAKENING