Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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As many of you already know, I try to cover many subjects here, some are of this world and some are far beyond this world. I hope I have conveyed the idea that there a amy callan.comre countless, and I do mean countless worlds, planes, dimensions, universes and reality systems with their own species of beings within and outside of your cozy little universe.
It is almost impossible to get even an idea of the multiplicity and complexity of life forms and the reality systems that they call home unless you have at least some approximation of who and what YOU are, both in the three dimensional physical system that you inhabit while in your physical body and in the vaster inner universe that you inhabit without the familiar bulk and mass of a physical body.
I have talked about this in the past in limited ways, hoping to expand on the subject as you became more familiar with some quite difficult concepts for someone with no formal training in such matters.
What you are is truly unique in the physical universe it is true, but what you think you are in the usual sense of the word is but a shadow of what your individual identity is in its totality. In short, you are much more than you know.
We have talked in the past of other aspects of your total personality that inhabit other probable reality systems, all just as physical and all as real and actual as the world that you know. You will never detect these other worlds while in your corporeal body, but glimpses of them may become evident when you are in alternate states of conscious awareness, slightly askew of your normal focus of attention.
I realize that some of the concepts that I discuss here are at the very edge of the ability of human ability to bring into focus other realities that surround you and in truth, exist in the same space as your familiar world. It may help to understand with this one small insight; it's all mental.
Everything that is seemingly hard, solid, existing within the physical universe is exactly that, but it is more. In other words, it is solid and concrete within your frame of reference, but outside of your particular frame of reference, it doesn't exist.
Let me explain; things appear solid to your unique perceptions and to the second hand perceptions that you receive from the instruments that have constructed to enhance your perceptions, such as microscopes and telescopes and other quite sophisticated devices.
They will never tell you different since they were designed and constructed in the same way mentally as the reality that they were designed to perceive and so they do that very well. They are not designed to catch the reality that lies beneath the surface out of which your physical reality emerges. They do well in capturing objectivity, but are not able to capture subjectivity, and everything that is objective to your senses emerge out of subjectivity.
In a way, your race has boxed itself in by relying almost entirely on physical perceptive mechanisms, senses, once again created in your objective world. There are corresponding inner senses that are the source of your outer, exterior senses. If you are ever to perceive these countless, strange alien worlds, you will have to learn a more expansive way of perception utilizing these inner senses along with the physical senses.
There is an unseen universe, in addition to the physical universe that you are eminently qualified to perceive, but you tend to ignore it as a legitimate universe even though a portion of your identity resides there, preferring to consider it a fantasy, an hallucination or even a chemically induced delusional state of a sleeping consciousness.
Of course, I am speaking of the "Dream Universe" which, if you are a normal human being, you visit each night to some extent while you sleep. Some people are better dreamers than others for a variety of reasons, one being; they have had more practice. Children and the aged are better natural dreamers due to inherent conditions allowing them to relinquish their intense focus from the physical world. People, who believe in the importance of dreams, dream better than others who don't.
If you have trouble remembering your dreams, always keep in mind that your dreams are yours exclusively, they are your property and therefore you are entitled to remember them.
Some people take dreaming seriously and try to learn how to do it and teach themselves to remember their dreams upon awakening. Even they have little idea as to the true reality behind the manufacture of dreams and their intended purposes. These people have recognized that valuable information can be gleaned from dreams that can be invaluable in understanding your wakening reality.
Dreams are the lifeblood of the physical system and without dreams and the dream experience the physical world and its inhabitants could not exist. I don't mean it couldn't exist due to a lack of sleep in itself, although that is important too. Waking consciousness needs to recoup it's energies, rid itself of chemical residues, organize it's perceptions and most important, plan future activities. This holds true both in your personal life and in the mass experience of the civilizations of your entire planet.
The planet's populations experience mass dreams, planning in the dream state, the realities that will be created for not only each individual consciousness personally, but also for all the world's mass consciousness. Half of the world sleeps and dreams of future directions civilizations will take while the other half of the populations construct and live out those dream dramas while they are awake.
Wars are planned, inventions contemplated, migrations imagined, disasters and triumphs considered, even before one physical particle or one physical thought is given to their production in the world of atoms and molecules. Dreaming reality allows you the leeway to plan, make mistakes, make changes and consider alternative ways of doing things before they materialize on the physical plane.
In dreams you have access to the field of probabilities where you can assess the practicality of the multiple future possibilities of every possible action that you can take in your waking life. Here you can choose any particular future action, try it on for size, discard it if it's not to you liking and try another. Here you can stumble and make mistakes with no real life consequences.
The human species is unique in that you live in the world of three-dimensional physical matter; yet a third of your life is spent in another dimension entirely, the dream universe, which incidentally, is quite as real as the physical world. To you, the dream universe is chaotic and out-of-focus, but to your dream self from its own perspective, the physical world appears the same way.
In your dreams, you and the entire world population are the architects, planners and authors of future dramas that will occur in your mass daily lives. In your dreams, both individually and en masse, choosing from an unlimited source of probable events, you will collectively write the scripts for the future earth dramas.
There is not one world-event that has occurred since the beginning of history, as you know it, that was not acted out first in the dream universe. Only then was it fleshed out in atomic structure to emerge in three-dimensional form in the physical world.
There are of course other reasons behind dreams, more playful, more fantasized, great for relieving stresses and preparing the dreamer for the coming days activities, but the real work done in dreams is the advance planning of future reality constructions in the case of future events and object events.
All great inventions came from the dream universe before they were constructed in the physical system. Some past civilizations used pre-planned mass dreams to determine the movements of entire tribes and the spread of ideas over vast distances, observing from the dream state, the lay of the land, availability of water and the presence of other hostile tribes or dangerous animals.
Dreams are the psychological underpinnings of physical reality and without them; physical reality would be impossible. All living and non-living consciousnesses dream, from animals to trees, to rocks, dreaming from a far different level of self-awareness of course.
The smallest particles, and in this case, limiting ourselves to discussion of the largest of the smaller particles, electrons, atoms, molecules and cells. All of these dream their own dreams and as a result, construct the world that you know. The world as you perceive it does not look the same to a cell, a worm, a fish or your pet dog.
Obviously cells don't dream about dogs chasing cats, but they do dream about things that you would consider inconsequential. Still, if cells didn't dream, future probabilities could not be predicted and without this ability of cells to work with probabilities, there could be no future and you would be locked into a perpetual repetition of present experience, a dead end for sure.
From all of this you can perhaps understand that much of the underlying work of reality construction is done while your physical body sleeps and your dream body does the mental work. It would not be too far of a reach to say that the physical world is a by-product of the dreaming consciousness. The physical world is constructed in exactly the same way as your dream world is constructed, from highly effective mental actions. You literally dream you world into existence.
There is another very advanced portion of your total identity that you do not know. This more advanced identity is your Soul, or as I prefer, your Entity. This Entity portion of your identity has godlike qualities and of course does not exist in the physical universe, and not having physical form, creates you and your world in much the same way as you create your dream world. To the Entity, your world appears as a dream, and the entity pays about as much attention to you as you pay to your dreaming self.
All reality systems, all universes, all personalities and all Souls/Entities are fragments or portions of something else and all are ultimately connected, even while the illusion of separateness and individuality is maintained. You are a portion of your Soul. Your Soul is a portion of your Entity. Your Entity is a portion of even grander Entities, Intelligence gestalt beings, and of course, this type of relationship extends to the One Prime Source of All That Is.
You, as a physically materialized personality dream your dreams, and drawing from the dreaming experience, you construct your present and future reality. In a sense, you try it out first in your dreams, and you might wonder, if you get to try it out first, why is it that there are so many mistakes? Think about this; if you always experienced perfection, you would never learn that you are indeed, yourself, creating your own reality, and this is the main lesson you are here to learn.
It is through correcting mistakes that you begin to understand that everything that comes into your life seems to have occurred previously in your thoughts, imagination and desires. When you finally come to that discovery, your earthly reincarnations are through, and you are ready to move into more advanced and expansive reality systems.
You have a dreaming advantage. Your inner self (the portion of your identity that lies above and beyond your subconscious), creates the dream dramas and you live them, learning from them. In other words, your inner self writes the script and you act it out in the drama of your life on earth.
You have been taught to believe that when you awaken from a dream, the dream world contracts and ends, and that is far from the truth.
There is no end to the dream world or the dream dramas that you experience. The dream world is continuous regardless of what you think of it. Your dreaming self is another aspect of your overall identity, and it doesn't end or die when you wake up. Your dreaming self continues, dreaming it's own dreams, and the dreaming self's " dream self" also dreams its own dreams. A dream within a dream, within a dream, within a dream. It never ends.
Consciousness seeks to materialize itself on as many levels, in as many worlds, planes and dimensions as possible, in as many directions as possible, in as many living forms as possible. You can imagine then, that all possible living life forms already created and existing in a multitude of other reality systems, most of which will never be perceivable from your perspective are as real and valid as our own.
From that statement, you can rest assured that every possible "alien being" exists in it's own alien reality system, a totality of which is truly inconceivable to you or to me.
To your dream self, many would seem to be lesser consciousnesses, and that would be true, but in realizing that, you must also come to terms that there are other aspects of your personality that are more advanced, also existing in other systems, that would consider you the lesser developed consciousness. To you, that other more developed self would be a superior self.
Your other superior self is your entity or soul and to "It" your world is a dream world and you are His dreaming self. Your soul experiences you and your exploits in the physical world in the same way as you experience your dream self.
This is not an exaggeration, but to your soul/entity, you are the dream self and the world, as you know it, is but a dream to this larger, more advanced aspect of your consciousness. Your Identity and your world are materialized in His dream. You call this materialization "Earth Reality".
Here we have barely scratched the surface on the way to trying to grasp some understanding of the "God Concept" that is truly beyond human comprehension, but the same analogy holds. To your Entity/ Soul, you are a dream portion of its total identity, but to greater, more advanced Entities, your Entity/Soul is but a dream.
In a larger perspective, you could rightly say the God dreamed all universes and all entities into being in one massive First Dream. In that context, your world is a dream within a larger dream, within a larger dream.
This in no way trivializes or minimizes the importance of such an achievement or means that it is not real or valid. The dream illusion is just that, but the illusion was created by consciousness and it exists in many perspectives for all identities to utilize in their own unique ways, creating countless reality systems. Earth is but one.
This next analogy was given by "Seth" the other world Entity channeled by Jane Roberts in her series of "Seth" books, which I have found evocative and enlightening when considering the above material, and so I say thank you to Seth.
The analogy goes as follows,
A painter stands on a hill with his easel, painting a landscape stretching out before him and as he looks in the distance, he sees another painter with his easel standing on another distant hill, also painting the landscape before him and this painter also notices another painter in the distance with his easel, who also seems to be painting the landscape in front of him. And in the distance, this painter also sees another painter on another hill painting another landscape.
What we have here is a series of painters, painting other painters and their landscapes, stretching out into what appears to be infinity. The first painter viewing this, struck by its relevance, turns slightly to the left and looks cautiously behind himself only to see behind him another painter, also painting the landscape in which he is a part.
The inference is; consciousness creates and its creations create and there is no end to the inwardness of it all. The physical reality system, which includes earth, is a training ground for the expansion of emerging consciousness of which you are an integral part.
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Saturday, December 7, 2013
Now This Is Happiness
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There have been countless books written about finding happiness. Everyone seeks happiness whether or not they realize it. Happiness is a natural state of being and in that sense, anything less is not normal for humans, animals or even plants. A houseplant placed in the shade when the sun shines in a close by window, is not a happy plant.
The good news is that recent research has determined that after one achieves a certain state of well being and self sufficiency, of being assured of a comfortable state and not having to worry about normal health, relationship or financial issues, that adding more of the same is not only redundant but does not improve a feeling of well being or happiness one iota. In other words, enough is enough and more doesn't improve life's enjoyment or pleasures. That holds true in all aspects of earthly life.
Animals have a distinct advantage in that regard since they are not bound up in intellectual matters, as are humans, so they are quite able to experience their whole life in what would be considered a natural state of grace. Animals do not anticipate the future, nor do they remember and worry about the past in the way humans do, so you can understand why they have such an advantage in a more immediate, intensive and expansive present experience without the complications of the ego identification. Animals and plants have no ego to deal with.
Humans on the other hand have a much more complicated life to encounter beginning at birth, sometimes the complications being of a negative nature. These negative complications can include such things as financial problems, health issues, relationship difficulties, and other psychological difficulties that animals simply do not have to deal with. But humans do.
Life is easy if you know how to do it.
Barring any "carryover negative challenges" that you bring into this life from previous life experiences, lives that you have lived in other times and other places, you pretty much open your eyes for the first time after birth as a really small human being, vulnerable and totally dependent on your parents for your very survival, devoid of previous knowledge and experience.
Chances are that you have lived before and your present life in this physical world is affected in nuanced ways by a variety of past experience from past-reincarnated lives, probable selves, soul-mate selves and traits and abilities or lack thereof inherited from your present parents.
You also bring (unconsciously) into this life all of the knowledge and information that you have learned over centuries of association with your Soul/Entity. This knowledge is not consciously available to you for a variety of reasons but it can appear intuitively through hunches, inspiration, impulses, and imagination and also in your dream adventures. Unconsciously, you frequently rub elbows with your probable selves as other characters appearing in your dream dramas.
Mentally, nothing is ever lost and the very first tidbit of knowledge that you learned in whatever past life in whatever era is retained as what could be considered as "instinct", embedded in your genes in this lifetime, known, but not consciously available for practical purposes. The physical brain does not contain this knowledge, the conscious mind does.
You have a history of varying life experiences behind you even before you are born into your present physical body. I want to now dismiss these instances that I mentioned describing people who are born, with what I call negative reincarnational baggage, bringing along unsolved challenges from past lives into this life with the purpose of resolving them in this present life.
These problems can be solved, dealt with and dismissed, except in the case of permanent illness, disfigurement, lack of a limb and so forth that you were born with. Any illness that you are born with, you purposely created and accepted as a condition of this life challenge and will usually be with you during this entire life, but remember, you created the challenge to learn how to overcome such difficulties.
Assuming that you were born with a healthy body, you were pretty much home free at least for a short time after birth. The human body is a gestalt consciousness, made up of millions of small consciousnesses of the atoms, molecules and cells that compose the larger physical components of your corporeal self, and the corporeal self has built in defenses against illness and disease.
These small cellular consciousnesses make up what is called the gestalt "body consciousness". The body consciousness takes care of the functioning of the unconscious bodily activities such as breathing, heartbeat and perception. If you had to think yourself to breathe, you would quickly learn of the importance of the body consciousness. If you had to think your heart to beat, you would be in dire straits indeed.
Your cells know what is going on with every other cell in your body at any particular time and they make adjustments to right any out-of-balances that may occur. This corrective ability is commonly referred to the body immune system. Your body consciousness, in cooperation with your self-directive conscious personality, work together smoothly to create a satisfying life experience.
Cellular co-operation keeps the body healthy to the extent that you do not mentally sabotage the process. The problem is that almost immediately after birth as an infant you begin to learn and accept beliefs of others and each subjective belief affects the infant in various ways physically.
I mention these things only to point out that your body, from the lowliest cell to the brain's highest order of intellectual acuity, barring any reincarnational baggage, is born perfectly healthy and able to care for itself. It is in a natural state of bodily equilibrium. You cannot have a full, happy life experience if you are sick.
Wellness is one of the prime conditions of happiness and it is a birthright of all consciousness including plants and animals. This may sound stupid, but humans, animals and plants can sense a state of happiness too, although in different emotional appreciation.
Assuming you were given a healthy body at birth and assuming that you learned nothing and accepted no detrimental beliefs during your lifetime, you would be healthy until your death. Your physical body and personality is a mental creation, projected from an inner subjective reality into the three dimensional physical system (Earth Reality) for a given length of time under certain pre-understood and pre-agreed upon conditions.
You are what you think you are, no more or no less, so it behooves you to think well of yourself. I am saying that you existed before your birth and you will continue to exist after your death. Consciousness is not dependent on a physical body as a condition of existence. Consciousness is eternal, physical bodies are not. You shed physical bodies as a snake sheds a it's skin, and as a snake grows new skin, you grow new bodies.
Before your birth, you made pertinent decisions that resulted in the body that you were born with; you chose it, it's strengths and it's frailties for reasons of your own design for purposes known only to your inner self and you and you must deal with it.
I am saying that your corporeal physical self, the YOU that you call by your adopted name was not born into sickness or unhappiness through some quirk of fate, or some arbitrary and fickle god, but is an accurate reflection of a mental process bringing matter into a perfect reflection of your inner directive.
You are then, what you created yourself to be. Through mental processes you created the pattern that physical matter takes that resulted in the physical form that you see in the mirror every day. You are your own creator. If you don't like what you have created, you can make adjustments and changes by changing how you think about yourself. There is no other way.
You cannot blame what you are or your life circumstances on anyone else but yourself. Neither God nor fate brought about your present state of being. You are the culprit, and the good news is that since you bear full responsibility for your state of being, you can also change it. Conscious energy is in a constant state of change, and your job is to steer the changes in a more beneficial direction for your satisfaction and fulfillment.
The energy behind thought, belief, desire and expectation propels itself into matter, atoms coalescing into concrete physical form directed by consciousness. Consciousness creates and manipulates matter. Depending on the intensity of those qualities, physical matter can disappear quickly as in the incredibly short life of a fruit fly or stick around for a very long time, as evidenced by the life of some of the larger turtles, sometimes living into several hundred years.
I regret that I must spend so much time setting the scene for explanations that you expect, but if I did not do so, these difficult concepts would be impossible for you to make any sense of. I think I have gone as far as I need to with the background, so that I can now begin the subject at hand, happiness.
From even before you were born, you were learning from your parents. The fetus perceives from the womb, can see and hear through the mothers stomach lining and begins even then to adapt to its parents lifestyle. It learns in a rudimentary way what the parents already know. Of course, this learning process continues after birth and is a necessity for the survival of the child well into its formative years.
The knowledge that the child receives from its parents was never meant to be permanent and the beliefs that the child adopted from the parents were meant to be examined and changed when necessary. The parent's beliefs were needed for survival during the child's early years, but they were not to be eternal.
This will come as a shock to some reading this article, but parents beliefs are not always correct or beneficial and certainly not a valid template to structure a life around. Frankly, some children have rather ignorant parents, intellectually stunted where it comes to life's ideal living conditions.
What I am inferring here is that your beliefs, even those inherited from your parents can be detrimental when it comes to using them as a template around which to construct a happy life. Your life is a reflection of your inner beliefs about yourself and if your inner beliefs about reality are distorted or reflect negative ideas and concepts, your life experience will also be distorted and unhappiness will result.
I am trying here to stress the importance of "what you believe" in the creation of a fulfilled and happy personal life. The distorted beliefs that you harbor may not seem relative in any way to the lacks that you are experiencing in your life, so it may be difficult to link them with any particular problem in your corporeal life.
Imagine if you will, at birth a clear, straight, unencumbered path lies ahead, unobstructed by false or distorted beliefs. Imagine negative beliefs as rocks, obstructions or potholes, roadblocks in the path of life. At birth that pathway is clear and there are few negative beliefs except for the few minor ones accepted from you parents. At some time as you grow into adolescence, you are meant to examine the beliefs, especially if you are experiencing difficulties in your life.
Your life is structured around beliefs about existence that you accept from others, such as teachers, clergy, scientists, philosophers, politicians and medical professionals.
It may seem scandalous, but some of the most detrimental beliefs come from religious dogma having to do with sin, damnation, hell, Satan and Jerry Falwell's favorite, "the Lake of Fire". The concept of "original sin" or "being left behind" can be paralyzing to people indoctrinated in those beliefs, instilling a feeling of inadequacy or not measuring up.
On television, you are pelted with advertisements from drug companies extolling the benefits of their miracle drugs designed to keep you healthy, sometimes from illnesses that you didn't even know existed. Public information advertisements tell women to inspect their breasts or get your colostomy regularly, and line up for your flu shots along with other almost mandatory immunizations. Flu shots do not protect you from the flu; the belief in flu shots protects you from the flu.
I mention these as examples how beliefs are foisted upon you and are accepted through a process of mental osmosis without you ever knowing why, unconsciously accepting the advice of others without regard to its validity. You pick up many of your most detrimental beliefs without ever knowing you are doing so.
Each new belief can be like another albatross hanging about your neck, dragging you down. Most of these beliefs that you unconditionally accept can begin to comprise your happiness with distorted, unhealthy beliefs that obstruct the free flow of natural universal energy causing blockages and difficulties in the creation of natural healthy physical reality.
Remember, subjective thought, beliefs, desires and expectations will materialize themselves into the physical world that you experience every day. Exterior reality coalesces from an interior subjective state; subjective becomes objective, physical reality is the result.
You literally think yourself into existence and you think yourself into either happiness or misery. It's your call; the right to a happy life is your heritage in your world unless you abdicate your responsibility. If you are lazy about examining your beliefs, you can be in for big trouble. As you think you shall become.
It's not so much like you have to learn to do something; it's more like what you have to learn not to do. You simply have to learn how to open the doors to let you natural state of being flow unobstructed, without burdening it with out-of-synch beliefs. In other words, you must keep the channels clear and unobstructed.
Clear the mental pathways and reduce impediments by jettisoning dysfunctional, defective or distorted beliefs and the road to happiness will be clear for new beneficial beliefs to flow and true happiness will replace old impediments.
In other words, you were given a clear path at the beginning of your life, but you began to clutter it with dysfunctional mental baggage from a variety of sources and look what happened. Get rid of the junk, then get out of the way and your life will begin to improve almost immediately.
Don't automatically accept what you are told by others, don't trust everything you hear, trust your inner intuitional knowledge and you won't go astray. If your life is screwed up, rest assured, your beliefs are screwed up. Beliefs always come first, reality follows.
It's that simple.