As I hung upside down on the inversion table in our new all purpose room made of tarp and garden posts, looking at the design in front of my eyes, it came to me that this is a metaphor. Mine is followed by a fitting article and video by Alexander Bell.
As I hung upside down on the inversion table in our new all purpose room made of tarp and garden posts, looking at the design in front of my eyes, it came to me that this is a metaphor.
The design could represent all individual activity, awareness and experience within the room.
The all purpose room is the everything, the All, which is expressed in motion (frequency, energy, matter.)
The canvas on which the design is printed (and the tarp which encloses the room) are the substrate which underlies, overlays, generates and supports everything that is seen, known and imagined by humans. It is pure consciousness embedded in an infinite field of potentiality.
Alexander Bell's analogy of the room as consciousness fits beautifully with mine. After posting the above, I found his article and video. It is re-printed with his permission.
(Scroll to watch the video: “Living in the New Earth”)
The easiest way to understand “Christ Consciousness” (the highest state of consciousness available in a human body) is to think in terms of brightness of light…
Imagine you are alone in a room, and that this room is your ‘reality’. The whole room is lit by a single lightbulb, which is connected to an adjustable ‘dimmer’ switch, set to the lowest possible brightness.
Unbeknown to you, the room is more exquisitely beautiful and ornate than you can ever imagine, but because the bulb is so dim, you only see vague shapes and colours in the room. This is like ‘ordinary’ consciousness.
Christ Consciousness is like turning up the brightness of the light to its maximum, thus enabling you to perceive in total glorious detail the full and actual reality of where you truly are. And you realise that you are far from alone, because with you in that room are the most beloved and loving friends from your distant past, whom you had long forgotten. They are there to share in your joy and happiness and to amplify it. They are there to converse, to laugh and to dance with you. They are your angels, and they have been waiting for you to turn up the light and become aware of them.
With the light of consciousness turned up to its brightest, there are no shadows, no nooks or crannies left unlit. You see everything, and everything is seen, and thus illuminated.
No only this, but there is a strong feeling of Love that is emanating from the structure of the room, which you were not aware of before, and upon closer inspection you see that the room is not constructed from bricks or from wood or any other inert material. It is made from a living fabric, that is alive, intelligent and conscious – totally aware of you in fact, and it is emanating love towards you, as a fire emanates heat.
This is Love’s True Reality, seen in its full luminous glory.
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