…Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different. We may go through life without suspecting their existence; but apply the requisite stimulus, and at a touch they are there in all their completeness, definite types of mentality which probably somewhere have their field of application and adaptation. No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite disregarded. How to regard them is the question,- for they are so discontinuous with ordinary consciousness. William James
When reading this material you must think to yourself “does this insult my reason or does it fit in, make sense, is it understandable, is it acceptable even though it may be in opposition to something I previously believed. Can I now look at this and say “I can accept that, that makes sense, equally or more than that which I previously held to be true”.
“What is all this for”, the purpose is to teach, to learn and to understand. Simply because there is a wish there to understand. You have asked and you are being given. What is not realised is that all information is there for the asking. You merely have to find your own particular way of accessing that information. In this case a lot of knowledge has been accumulated but it now needs refining, clarifying and simplifying. We prefer to work with simple analogies that can be understood by many rather than by a few who have studied this subject in depth.
Now, life as you see it is relatively simple but so is life when you are not in the physical. There is no mystery, there is merely the same consciousness, the same self, if you wish, innumerable selves, innumerable consciousness groupings that wish to gain experience, and as referred to before, some entertainment along the way. It is basically gaining knowledge and why not do it in an enjoyable fashion and seek out which experiences you wish to repeat because they are enjoyable and which experiences you do not wish to repeat.
Regarding the question of who we are. We are you, David, connected. As simple as that. You are accessing information and you are relaying it, the part of you that is understanding itself to be the instrument. Instruments generally find this information more acceptable when it comes from a third party whom they invest with a higher level of knowledge. They cannot believe that this knowledge is already within them or available. So we come back to one of the instruments favourite descriptions, to dis..cover. It is always there. You merely have to believe that you can access it. You can access this directly through your mind but do you believe it? There are many that have accessed knowledge unavailable to them in their normal waking state by merely entering into a form of meditative contemplation or what you would call musing upon a subject. Look at your great scientists, your great artists and your great thinkers, philosophers. They come up with theories and logical and mathematical depictions that seem to have a certainty about them. These are not all worked through rationally. They simply, came. They became aware of them because it was there to be accessed but while letting the mind rove in a particular focus they came across this information and were able to “remember” it because they had moved their focus away from the physical.
So again, this is more acceptable to the instrument and to many others because they simply cannot believe that this knowledge is available during the normal course of business. What do you do with this knowledge? You become aware that you are more than just the physical. That you are indeed what is called, the spirit. You are a larger consciousness merely focusing into a smaller arena and focusing so hard that you simply forget that there are many other areas in which you are able to focus and are indeed focusing upon anyway.
What has been passed through has been given in order that your selves and others can think in a new fashion. Can look at tired dogmas and see them not so much in a new light, but see an alternative that expands and enlarges upon the original point. Now the original point was taken as being factual, or what you like to call truth, until people began to question it and then a new truth arises. Now what you must remember is that however words are presented, they are presented to be receivable by those who are exposed to the information. Yet within months or years the message may have to be updated and may not even seem different, but once the possibility of something is elucidated then that opens the mind to whole new vistas and endeavours. So then an entirely new concept can be presented, which then is able to be considered and possibly assimilated, whereas if that concept had been introduced in the first place there would have been no framework in which to place it, and therefore it would have been rejected.
So, look upon all the information that is coming through at the moment. Is it logical? Is it reasonable? Discuss it with others. Hear their points of view because many of those have a closer relationship with their identity than they imagine they have. And so they will have their own opinions and you will listen to those and sometimes amend your own outpourings. So, just look upon the information as good for the moment. As it always has been of course.
It is, seek and ye shall find, ask and it shall be given to you. Why do teachers want to teach? They just want to spread knowledge. They want to, as you have through your life, wanted to see the light dawn in another’s eyes, to see them find themselves, to see them understand what they are capable of. Teachers, volunteer teachers, shall we say, wish to enlighten. The information that is imparted we would wish to be absorbed, understood and fitted into one’s structure of knowledge and for that to happen you must be open and willing and wanting that knowledge. Therefore it is much easier for us to fill the gaps that you feel are in your knowledge than to give you information that you have no structure in which to fit it. It is a waste of our time and yours. So this is a two way communication. You have to think and feel the desire to know “how does that work?” You just asked a question about the different animals and we answered it at a level that you could understand. Now think of other things.
We knew, for example, that you would be interested in love relationships because everybody is. So it was easy to describe that. We have elucidated how consciousness has thoughts, has ideas, others are attracted, decisions are made and the implicate, the latent, the Framework 2, is translated into the Framework 1. An experiment. If you wish to term it that way. One knows, however, that this “experiment” has a 99.99% chance of working because you design it to fit the existing parameters.
So, you might ask about the purpose of this life and as we have said before, the purpose of any life is what the consciousness desires to be the purpose. As soon as you sit and think about what you are doing, what you are thinking, you will soon realise that you are making your own purpose. Nobody is making the purpose for you. The only purpose in your life is what you wish it to be.
You might feel that your possibilities are constrained by the situation and the attachments that you have and so you will set your goals, shall we say, to suit what you consider to be a peaceful, acceptable……the word “purpose” again is another concept that is only applicable to the physical. It is applicable elsewhere of course because the same question is asked in other realities as you try to understand just exactly who you are. It takes long, long experience, the words “long” are wrong of course, as some consciousnesses simply do not want to accept that they are not, the larger element, shall we say. They do not wish to believe that the vehicles they control, they are controlling in a multi-consciousness capacity. They wish to feel that they are the top of the pyramid. Much as your leaders in every walk of life wish to feel that it is their thoughts, their utterings that prevail.
You must realise that consciousness is expressing itself, here, and that consciousness is just the same, there.
When we choose what we want to do here do we have to take others into consideration as well? Does that influence what we do?
And as you read back through what we have said, the only reason you are here is because you are working with others who all chose to work with you.