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BEYOND OUR REALITY: NOTHING

§ February 24th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 71: Beyond Our Reality: Nothing § Tagged , , § No Comments

So what lies beyond, out over the horizon of this reality? Is there another reality? According to See Do, no. There is nothing -- nothing that we could perceive or comprehend. No Time. No Space. No nothing. And there is no void either. This reality is what we've got to work with. And there is work to do.

           We’ve heard my Spirit Guide, See Do’s, explanations of so many things. We’ve seen how we can contemplate reality in all of its myriad complexities. We’ve seen how we can expand our mind to try and conceptualize the non-dual nature of all of reality. We’ve seen how we can unfetter our conscious-self of so many self-imposed limitations to embrace a real and intimate contact with our inner spiritual existence. We’ve seen how we can unite with our soul-spirit to express deeper truths and passions. We’ve seen how we can move the reality we paint before us.

            But what lies behind this perceptual web we weave? What lies behind our now?

            I asked See Do and the answer was: nothing. There is nothing there that we could perceive or understand.

           He brought me far – up from being conceptually locked into the flow of Time – up to see the illusion of our temporal reality – to being able to conceptualize the one thing – up to the idea of True Being and the purpose of life. But at the idea of moving beyond, he stopped. He said that our existence within the reality he has described makes it impossible for us to even conceive of what may lie beyond.

           From our frame of understanding it is simply nothing. And it’s not blank empty space, not void. Remember, there is no Time, no Space. These ideas are illusions of our temporal perceptions.

           There is no “outside” or “beyond.” There is no “behind” either. There is no “bigger” or “smaller.”

           Left without the concepts of Space and Time, our minds can find no quarter. I don’t know if there is some still greater truth in the “nothing” answer that I can’t yet unravel, or if See Do could not yet find a way to explain it in a way that I could handle. Remember how hard I worked to try and understand even the barest terrestrial complexities of our temporal-reality-based science. And he always reminded me that this was the simple stuff.

           Nothing. I’ll definitely work on that some more.

           So where did See Do come from? Nothing? Does he have an “existence” in another realm? These are questions I haven’t yet been able to ask.

           Thanks for coming this far. There is one more topic. You may want to come back.

          –continued  (Next: I did ask about death and dying.)

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THIS TICK OF TIME

§ January 30th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 64: This Tick of Time § Tagged , , , , § No Comments

 

We see a smooth flow of Time, but it is an illusion. It is part of the construct between our perception of right now and our memory in the right now. As we look closer its flow is always perceived of as even and continuous. We never perceive the individual grains the flow is riding on.

            My Spirit Guide, See Do, taught me that Time does not exist, but that Time is all we perceive. He also taught that there is only one thing. And that this temporal reality and everything in it are an expression of the one thing. Being outside of our illusions of Time and Space, it has no beginning or end, no size.

            I have talked about the resonant energies within us that create our world. But within the construct of our perceptions of this temporal reality we see this thing we call “Time” passing. What was “now,” is now a memory and a new “now” flows from the previous. Sometimes big changes can occur between the two perceived moments. Sometimes just thousands of tiny changes.

            I tried many analogies to try and understand what See Do was saying, but he would invariable reject these as unhelpful. According to See Do it is better to “see” the full complexity. So here it is:

            There is only one thing. And it moves through each of us. In fact, it is each of us, as there is obviously no alternative identity. There is only one thing.

            The one thing creates the stimuli that we each perceive as our temporal reality. Our conscious mind processes and integrates these stimuli into a cohesive world view. As Time passes in our perception, we see the world changing. Our mind integrates all input and “sees” a fluid flow of Time and events.

           We think we “see” or perceive many things. But there is only one thing. We think we see a flow of Time, but that is an illusion. It is part of the construct between our perception of right now and our perception of memory in the right now. As we look closer at Time, it stays the same. Its flow is always perceived of as even and continuous.

           At the risk of drawing an analogy, it is not unlike watching a movie. Your mind sees a smooth flow of action, but in fact, no such smooth flow exists. The movie is just the rapid projection of individual still images that are not moving at all. Something called “persistence of vision” makes your mind create the movement in the construct of reality it gives to your consciousness. Well, the finest grains of Time are sort of like that.

           Between each tiny grain of perceived Time, the one thing, or in other words, you, or your spirit, have moved through every point of existence in your perception. It all ties to, reflects and resonates reality from within itself. As your inner spirit, or your state of True Being, glows out, so the one thing creates the next moment of your perceived “now.” It weaves a world of perceptual stimuli that appears to flow smoothly through your senses to come together as a smooth and continually flowing Time-anchored reality.

           The complexity of the “painting” is linked to the perceptual resolution of the perceiver. And you may notice that, of course, the resolution, or graininess, of reality is always consistent. Look closer and you see more.

           As your construct of Time ticks forward, the world appears. And since you can not visit the future or the past, you can not verify or prove whether the whole thing continues to exist across the flow of Time. And likewise, you can not prove that it only exists in the moment. Or that it only exists in your perceptions and memory of the moment.

           Being anchored within our perceptions of a Time-based reality, all we have is that which we perceive in front of us, and that which is in our memories.

           This is at the heart of See Do Reality. Time does not exist. There is only one thing. The implications are staggering. As Time-based beings it is almost disturbing to even attempt to give up the idea that Time is absolute and flowing forward without interruption. And that everything in our reality is solid and exists continually across the flow of Time. But stop and think about that a moment (no pun intended).

           Does the chair you’re sitting in exist somewhere else, or some-when else, besides the right here right now, where you can solidly verify its existence? Do you have multiple existences? How can you verify that something physically existed in the past without using material from the present?

           We believe in Time. We believe in the past. We believe in the future. But is it anything more than belief? Yet it is the basis of the reality we live in. Without this unquestionable faith in Time, our agreed upon reality, indeed our sanity, would not hold up for very long.

           If these thoughts are bothersome, I apologize. I do not mean to disturb. In my case, it took me many sessions, many questions, and many repetitions of lessons for my mind to even be able to assemble these ideas.

           But this is as it was told to me. Time does not exist. There is only one thing. We create our world, then perceive it. Each moment of our “now” is created between each perceived tick of Time. And it all happens outside of Time, and all at once.

           Of course it all happens outside of Time. According to See Do, the only place that Time “exists” is in the temporal reality construct inside of our heads.

           Please take time with this one (another unintended pun). We’re more than halfway there. This was the big hump. Once over it, we begin to see how we can use our positive spirit energies to change the world.

           Stay with me. We’re past the hardest part.

           –continued  (Next: You may be much, much bigger than you think!)

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THE ILLUSIVE ACT OF CREATION

§ January 27th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 63: The Illusive Act of Creation § Tagged , , , , , § No Comments

   

Once again, the actual act of creation is hdden from view. All we can see are the outward manifestations -- the final product. No microscope, no telescope can peer outside of Space and Time.

            Our perceptions and consciousness give us a world of myriad beauty. But they have their limits. As you move closer to feeling and expressing your state of True Being, you will often find yourself close to one of those limits of perception.

            After all, perception is what we have. We can not perceive beyond what our senses are equipped to perceive. And we need something to perceive in order for our consciousness to construct our reality. It becomes a chicken-and-egg conundrum. Without stimuli to one of our senses, would we even be aware that the sense existed? All we have of our senses is the brain’s interpretation of the stimulus’ signal.

            And to make matters more constraining, we only perceive consciously what our mind constructs and gives to us as the “right now.” Even though, as we learned earlier from our science, the mind’s construction of “now” is mostly about a half a second out of date.

            The point being, that “now” is as early as we can consciously perceive what is happening between the resonance of our spirit in a state of True Being and the outward expression of the one thing in the physical existence of this temporal reality. In other words, you can not perceive the act of creation. All you can perceive is the full picture – the full integration and merging of these energies.

            To our conscious mind, it appears whole and full and completely integrated with all memory and evidence. As we look closer it unfailing unfolds a 100% consistent reality down to the last laws of physics. Our minds build a wide world view for us from a glimpse through a peep-hole, even filling in gaps in our perception with its own best guesses. And doing a very good job.

            According to my Spirit Guide, See Do, the actual act of creation is beyond our mind’s powers to conceive of. First of all, and this is a pretty big non-starter, it all occurs outside of what we think of as Time. So it doesn’t “happen” quickly or slowly. It doesn’t “happen” one thing at a time or all at once. It “happens” in a state where there is no Time. Any idea of our conscious mind’s construction of temporal reality as existing along an ever-unwinding conveyor belt of Time is wholly an illusion of our perceptual construct.

            The creation of these stimuli for us to perceive is simply part of the one thing. It all “happens,” all of it, and is happening, simultaneously – all at once. All beginnings and all endings are one. For us to “see” ahead of, or even behind, our one singular moment of right now is utterly impossible. There is simply no there there. At least not from our conscious point-of-view.

            And the only proof I can offer of it “happening” will be the proof you provide as you get ever closer to your state of True Being and start to see the world of your creation begin to unfold in front of you.

            Start to move in a true sense of yourself and you will feel it. Find the love within you to move the world. It is in you. Quite literally.

            –continued  (Next: So what happens between the ticks of time?)

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THE LIMITS OF PERCEPTION

§ January 20th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 61 - 75, Chapter 61: The Limits of Perception § Tagged , , , , § No Comments

Can we see beyond, past the boundaries of Space and Time? We have no way of going there. This temporal reality is what we've got and we will not leave it. Maybe we should get to work to make it a better place.

           We have talked about our temporal reality and about this thing I’ve called “See Do reality” (I still don’t have a better name), but are there two realities? The answer is yes and no. And the “no” part is the key to the lesson in this chapter.

            But first the “yes” part, because I know that’s what you’re probably most curious about. Okay, “yes” is a cheat. There does exist, according to my Spirit Guide, See Do, a greater reality outside of that which we can consciously perceive. But there are not really two separate realities. Strictly speaking, any “different” reality or existence, whether in different dimensions or whatever, still has to be defined as being part of one reality. But, and this is a big but, there is an existence outside of the reality that we can perceive. The easiest way to try and conceive of it is as another dimension (or set of dimensions) that does not interact with or share any of our perceived dimensions. And remember that those include our precious dimensions of Space and Time.

            So as our science digs deeper into the fabric of our temporal reality, they may uncover hidden dimensions of Space. Some theories postulate numerous other dimensions folded in on themselves at a sub-nuclear scale. If found, these would all be part of our temporal reality.

            The stuff that I’ve been calling See Do reality is in a totally different direction. And unfortunately, it is in a direction that we can not go.

            Now for the “no” part. This may seem obvious, but our perceptions are completely tied to what we can perceive. To us, it is a complete view, a wide and rich perspective. And with the added help of our science, much of the world of the “invisible” is also opened up to us. But it is all, and must all be, completely within the envelop of our perceptions.

            We can not see or perceive anything outside of this temporal reality. And if we were to encounter something from outside our perceptual envelop, we simple could not perceive it. To us, it would have no existence.

           Our reality is fully ours to perceive. You can look into any aspect of this temporal reality and you will always find more reality. And at the same density of perceptual stimuli. It will not run out. Look up into the night sky and you will see thousands of stars. Look out through a pair of binoculars and you will see thousands of stars. Look through a telescope – thousands of stars. Look as far as you like, you will not see the end. And this exercise will work with a microscope as well. Our temporal reality will always be there.

           But beyond, in another direction away from Time and the dimensions of Space? We have no way of going there. This temporal reality is what we’ve got. It is what we have to work with. And we will not leave it. Though “leave it” is a hedge as we come to understand See Do’s first message that Time is an illusion – going on to understand that both Time and Space are illusions. We are not “in” our reality, so much as our reality is “in” us. It comes from us, as out of the one thing that is the greater truth, the greater reality of See Do’s description.

           There is only one thing. Time does not exist. With work, we can come to understand these concepts and their implications. And we can come to achieve our state of True Being and we can begin to actively change the world – to build the great castle. But to see beyond this temporal reality? No. Our keyhole perception is our tool, our small tool.

           We can be visited by one from outside our temporal reality, as I was when See Do had contact with me. But it was not my consciousness that went beyond my perceptions; it was See Do who was able to manifest in a way that I could perceive him. He appeared as a being completely consistent with ideas that I could accept.

           I hope that some of what we told me helps you in some way.

           –continued (Next: Our perceptions ride a fantastic wave of creativity.)

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THE EXISTENCE OF THE MOMENT

§ January 16th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 60: The Existence of the Moment § Tagged , , , , , § No Comments

Does your world view presesnt harmony or chaos? The moment you live in flows out of your resonance and reflects your inner spirit connection. Do you see fluid beauty or a jumble? Does it sparkle? Or is it just wet? It's your world.

           Now let’s look a little more closely at this moment we are living in. Here is the “now.” Here is the world of our perceptions, shored up by a beautiful labyrinth of memories and physical evidence. And looking out into the world, there is a complete reality, full of events and people and constant ongoing interactions. But how robust is this smooth fabric of reality that we perceive?

            According to my Spirit Guide, See Do, the idea that the existence of any single moment extends, or that the time-frame extends, in some sort of gigantic and concrete “now-ness” is an illusion. To put it simply: there is no consistent existence of any perceived moment.

            As each of us, peering through our keyholes, perceives this moment, there is no solid lock-up between our disparate and individual perceptions. Each of us is perceiving time passing in accord with our own sense of awareness and level of attention. And of course, everybody’s perception is true to their individual perception of their reality.

            As we interact, our realities merge seamlessly.

            Looking out across the world, we receive information that is in perfect resonance with the world we, and the other individuals in our world perception, are projecting or creating. Some of us will be more in tune with our resonance and some of us less in tune. Some will be reaching a close sense of harmony with a world that is in alignment with their state of True Being.

          Those who are less in tune will perceive a world that appears much less connected to their spirit than those who are in tune. The world may appear random and at odds with them and their wishes. It is because they perceive a moment that merges with the projected moments of others who are more connected to their spirit energies. Or, in a worst-case scenario, they are in a merged moment of multiple souls who have scant connection, or no connection with their resonances. Without some sense of inner harmony being projected the world will present chaos, at worst violence.

           Those who are in tune with at least some of their resonance will see a world where events seem to come to them. They feel that they can “call it in.” And they will see, if they’re observant, objects and patterns paint on the world straight out of their recent positive experiences. Positive memory of the past can be used as the palette of the present. Their “now” feels in harmony with their inner feelings. The two reflect and refract. It just feels good to live in this state, if one can achieve it.

           But I digress. The point is that the intermingling of our perceived temporal reality is all we have. It is our perception of the “now.” It all comes from one thing that will pour out a completely consistent viewpoint for you. But yours and mine are not tied to some unbendable fabric of Time. We can both watch the same clock tick, but there is utterly no way to tie our two perceived moments down as one. Our full perception is uniquely our own.

           We live in our own “now.” Each present and current moment of existence is all we can interact with. And there is not one big “now” that we all inhabit. Remember, Time does not exist, but Time is all we perceive. The future is not set. But neither is the past. And your work is in the present.

           It may take some time to absorb these thoughts. It may be impossible for some. I know. It has taken me years to come to terms with much of what See Do has told me. And some, I must admit, I still can’t fully grasp.

           Do your best. Seek your state of True Being. Bring your positive resonant energy into temporal reality. We will all appreciate your efforts.

           –continued  (Next: Are we stuck in this reality?)

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ALL PERCEPTION IS MEMORY

§ January 6th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 57: All Perception Is Memory § Tagged , , , , § No Comments

I remember taking this photo. The chill air at dawn. But looking at it now is also a memory. A memory of perceptions received not half a second ago, processed and integrated with 5 senses and other immediate memories. The result is our perception of now.

           My Spirit Guide, See Do, wanted me to see the differences between the nature of our temporal reality and the internal construct that we perceive. He said this understanding would become essential in my understanding of my place in actively creating events in the world.

            He pointed out how what we perceive as real, we see as existing in real time, right now, right there in front of us. We understand memories of things that happened a few minutes ago as quite different from what we are consciously perceiving as “now.” But they are not really so different. And even our science bears this out.

            We think we see what is there. We believe our eyes, in fact all of our senses, without question. And for good reason, as we have very little evidence to the contrary. But that construct of reality that we believe in as right now and real is, in fact, a memory.

           Our mind has assembled it out of available sensory input. Scientific studies have shown that in most cases our perceived right now is about a half second from the points in time that the sensory input was perceived. It takes about that long for the mind to gather the input and assemble the construct.

            Think about that for a moment. There are interesting implications. First, it is impossible for you to literally and consciously perceive anything directly. If your conscious mind could, it likely could not make sense of it. It must first be “processed” by a part of your mind somewhere below your consciousness. It gets filtered, and homogenized or integrated with the last grains of perceived reality. It all gets aligned and synchronized to appear seamless.

            Or at least we always remember it as seamless.

            Even things a little out of sync would be, well, alarming. So it is all reconciled into a cohesive, and comforting, perception. To makes things even more interesting, the same scientific studies seems to indicate that our mind is capable of projecting our consciousness, or at least our perception of our consciousness, actually slightly back in time to help match with the aligning input perceptions. Not far, maybe a little less than half a second.

            But, remember (heh-heh) that as everything is perceived as a memory, it is very easy for our mind to perfect the integration later. If we did get it a little out of sync, it’s easy to correct.

            We are all aware of the limits and failings of memory. We know that even eye witness accounts can blur and distort over time. But what we don’t know is just how short that span of time might turn out to be.

           Everything you perceive is a memory. The concept of direct perception is an illusion. We see our temporal reality as a hard and undeniable place. It is 100% consistent and clearly there to touch. But our conscious minds are also clearly and undeniably outside of that hard reality.

           Yet this is how we come to believe in an entire world. Our senses are our sole windows on our reality. And it all gets assembled out of sight and given to our conscious awareness as a remembrance of things past and in the tiniest of samplings (a mere 10-40 bits per second) to become our only evidence of a cohesive existence.

           It then goes into what we perceive as a deeper memory, to be drawn on to support all of our temporal conclusions.

           And this look at the truth is just beginning. We’re still looking at the reality in front of our eyes. There is more than meets the eye.

           See Do would like us to really see our reality, to understand how it comes to us, and to see how we interact with it. You see, he wants us to change the world. This world. And it will take a good deal of seeing. And doing.

           –continued  (Next: A deeper look at our keyhole perception)

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TIME IS ALL YOU PERCEIVE

§ January 2nd, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 56: Time Is All You Perceive § Tagged , , , , § No Comments

The photo of this orchid represents 1 megabyte of data. If your senses could focus completely on this rectangle, you could take receive it all in about 1/5th of a second. You conscious mind, on the other hand, would take over half a minute to process that much data. Try a really see the phot. Notice how your eye darts, high-contrast point to high-contrast point. Snapshot, snapshot, snapshot. And as you gaze, inside your mind the image becomes more detailed. That's how you perceive everything. What you don't bother to focus on, the mind fills in with a good guess.

The photo of this exotic orchid represents approximately 1 megabyte of data. If your senses could focus completely on this rectangle(which they can't), you could receive it all in about 1/5th of a second. Your conscious mind, on the other hand, takes over a half a minute to process that much data. Try and really see the photo. Notice how your eyes dart around, from high-contrast-point to high-contrast-point. Snapshot, snapshot, snapshot. And as you gaze, inside your mind the image becomes more detailed. That's how you perceive everything. What you don't bother to focus on, the mind fills in with a pretty good guess.

          It begins with See Do saying “Time does not exist. But Time is all there is.” Here is what the second part of this apparent contradiction means as it was explained to me by my Spirit Guide:

          There are two levels to this statement. The first is in understanding our perceptions within our temporal reality. The second is in understanding how, as one non-dualistic thing, our perceived reality comes to present itself as such an infinitely varied composite of apparently separate “things.”

          First, all our perceptions given to our mind are inputs that are Time-derived. In other words, everything we perceive comes in to our mind as a measure of contrast, either in light or dark, hot or cold, color, loudness, even textural, and more. And it is all based on a comparative measure of either Time or Space. And as we saw in the previous chapter, and as science teaches us, Time and Space are inextricably linked. You can’t perceive one without the other. In fact, it is the Time contrast that gives you what you perceive of as Space.

          And notice that I didn’t say “conscious mind,” but just “mind.” Our subconscious mind receives something like 20,000 bits of sensory information per second. For our conscious mind, this gets distilled down to between about 12 and 40 bits per second. Our conscious awareness is a pretty blunt instrument.

          (Let’s not confuse bits and bytes. The “bits” of information the brain receives are more analogous to your computer’s “bytes.” Or think of a screen’s “pixels.” Each pixel is really the result of an 8 or 12 bit processed “byte” of data. So, each of these “brain bits” is more akin to a pixel, if that makes sense. The brain/mind is not a binary processor, so it really isn’t a fair conversion, but used for comparison and scale.)

          So, each of our senses measures a very specific and rather narrow range of Time contrasted stimuli. Popular twenty years ago, isolation tanks allowed users to experience what happens when physical sensory input is stalled at neutral contrast. Combined with darkness and total quiet, the mind soon becomes isolated from physical reality. It’s quite a trip.

          Our eyes are built to not only perceive light and color contrasts, but to actually enhance them. And our eye is naturally drawn to the greatest contrast in sight. In fact, the enhancement of contrast states is how we initially perceive movement. Where the contrast gets spiked, we perceive movement and our eyes go there.

          Similar things occur with all our senses. A non-contrasting smell soon drops from conscious perception. We turn our heads at a new sound, increasing the contrast in inputs between our two ears, thus increasing the perceptual accuity. Non-contrasting tactile feelings don’t register at all. You probably don’t much feel your clothes, even though every inch of your body is covered with sensory nerves. It goes on.

          So the question is: Is Time coming to us from the world, or are we projecting Time onto the world?

          And See Do would take me back to the beginning. If you’re having trouble with the question, you might want to review the previous two chapters.

          For the second point, we come to understand how the idea of Time relates to the one thing that creates our temporal reality. In my early attempts to understand this I tried imagining all sort of analogs or models. But See Do rejected all of them, and often with a laugh. The difficulty here goes back to something See Do had said in an early chapter (Chapter 7 : The Trouble with Big Numbers). That we have trouble with numbers above about 10 without resorting to simplifying concepts.

          The one thing places or projects every particle of our perceived temporal reality out of a single point. Or out of the nothingness, or void, whichever is easier on your brain. (Particle physics is amazingly close to verifying this. I think they call their void quantum foam.) It moves between every point in temporal reality and our perceiving mind, continually creating the contrast states of every point in our reality and the perceived input stimuli data points. Now this might seem impossibly and infinitely complex. And you’d be right, except for the impossible part.

          You see, the narrowness of our perceptions helps a bit by focusing in. At any given point of conscious perception, the amount of new input is fairly limited. As we look closer, increasing our resolving power of any given area, more data or stimulus is generated to be perceived. The consistent perception of a cohesive reality beyond any given area of sensory focus comes mostly from memory and is of low resolution. As we look around or move around, the necessary Time contrasted input is there. If it isn’t there, our mind fills in any gap with a low resolution “assumption” or best guess.

          We can look in or out to any distance. Use the mightiest telescope or microscope. Peer inside an atom. It doesn’t matter; there will always be more there to see. Try and perceive anything and something will be there, and at a completely consistent fidelity. Look as hard as you like, there is no chance of running out of reality. The one thing will always be there, waiting.

          So the one thing weaves this web of Time-and-Space-contrasted points which we then perceive as a cohesive reality – our temporal reality. How we perceive that reality as moving through time on a larger, multiply-perceived, event-based scale is the subject of a coming chapter.

          –continued  (Next: It’s all really just a memory.)

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TIME DOES NOT EXIST

§ December 30th, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 55: Time Does Not Exist § Tagged , , , § No Comments

     

The ticking of Time is a hard thing to give up. But you won't have to. In fact, living here in temporal reality, you can't. As long as you perceive this world, you will perceive Time. But it is an illusion, none-the-less.

The ticking of Time is a hard thing to give up. But you won't have to. In fact, living here in temporal reality, you can't. As long as you perceive this world, you will perceive Time. But it is an illusion, none-the-less.

      This is where See Do always began. And during our sessions, anytime one of my questions would reveal that I wasn’t quite getting it, this is where we would return. See Do would simply go back and we’d review it all one more time.

           He’d start: “Time does not exist. But Time is all there is.” On the surface, this is a completely absurd contradiction. But as I hope you will see, there is sense to it.

           It may seem odd to begin with the such difficult concepts, but this will form the foundation of understanding defining the difference between our temporal reality and what I call See Do reality (if you have a better name, please let me know.)

           On the one hand, the idea that Time does not exist is obvious. Time has no substance, no weight, no mass, no physical existence in our temporal reality what-so-ever. It is just an idea. It is the thing that gives us before and after, the arrow of Time that our conscious existence moves along.

           But on the other hand, this conundrum is not what See Do was talking about. What he was talking about is far more fundamental to everything that follows.

           I’ll try and explain what See Do explained to me. And please don’t shoot the messenger.

           As the one thing, the world we project is complete with its full retinue of cause and effect. We richly perceive a world in fluid motion, even though the effect of that in our consciousness comes through a careful weaving of memory into what we think of as the immediate perceptual input.

           And as spiritual sages have said for millennia, this is an illusion. But be careful, because this really only confuses the issue by trying to bridge the two points of view. Here in our temporal reality, we fully perceive this thing we call Time (more on this in the next chapter), but for understanding See Do reality one needs to see the possibility that Time is uniquely native to our temporal reality perceptual state.

           Here in our temporal reality, we see time as a solid and immutable thing. But even here, it is not. The flow can be changed depending on our perceptual state. And consciously.

           We see this often. Time sometimes “flies,” sometimes “drags.” We have been taught to dismiss these irregularities. But with careful attention to your state of True Being, you can take some conscious control of this. See Do showed me how and with practice I have come to see the perceived flow of Time as somewhat malleable. Don’t be afraid to try for yourself.

           So the important things are these: This thing we call Time is an artifact of our conscious perceptions within this temporal reality. Within our consciousness, it is the fabric that our remembered experience of reality is written upon. Everywhere we look, we see it flowing. And without it there would be no state changes to perceive. Outside of our conscious perceptions, outside of our temporal reality, it does not exist.

            In See Do reality, all things exist as one. All endings are in all beginnings. The spirit of one is the spirit of all. All the energies, all the information that we and our science perceive as flowing through our temporal reality are there in infinite supply. Right there.

           You see, without Time there is also no distance, no Space. Without the physical gap between “things” there can be no Time. And without the distinction and separateness of “things,” both Time and Space hold no currency. Energies are not “separated,” so there is no hot, no cold. No darkness, no light. Some sages and translators have called it void, nothingness, even darkness. Beyond being utterly wrong conceptually and missing the point by quite a wide mark, these ideas just add confusion.

           So now we will move forward, gingerly, to better see the difference between our temporal reality and what lies behind the curtain, in See Do reality.

           I hope you’ll stay for the ride.

           — continued  (Next: But Time is all you perceive!)

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IS THE FUTURE SET?

§ October 21st, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 32: Is the Future Set? § Tagged , , , , , , , , , § No Comments

          

An ancient block of broken marble. A few dried leaves. The black smudges are the decay of last season. Past and present are easy to discern. What about the future? Is it set in stone? See Do's response is perfect.

An ancient block of broken marble. A few dried leaves. The black smudges are the decay of last season. Past and present are easy to discern. What about the future? Is it set in stone? See Do's response is perfect.

           That Monday, I was revisiting these thoughts about our world, the temporal reality and the true world. See Do was being very patient as I tried to understand how we move the world and how we can actually take positive control of events. I was working through these things.

            Near the end of the session I asked this question “See Do, is the future set?”

            And See Do, who was in a very relaxed conversational mood that morning, responded, almost a bit surprised, “No… not at all.” As though it was an odd question for me to ask.

            I paused as I gave some thought to his off-hand answer, and he added, “But neither is the past…”

            I was surprised by this and as I tried to do the temporal mental gymnastics to make sense of this, he said, “Nor the present…”

            As I tried to gather up this idea and came to understand how this made such perfect sense, I felt that he came very close to me, almost leaning in very close, and said very clearly, “Your work… is in the present.”

            With that he ended the morning session.

            It slowly becomes clear. Time does not exist. There is no Time. Everything in this temporal reality is a construct built by our biological mind to agree with everything it senses. It works to make the whole… whole. It builds and maintains an apparently seamless and continuous reality along its uninterruptible arrow of Time. And by way of a bit of evidence, obviously the present is not set. Otherwise what possible effect would we, or could we, have here. It is obvious that the present is ours. Wholly ours.

            The message is clear.

            Your work is in the present.

            — continued 

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HOW TO MOVE REALITY

§ October 18th, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 31: How To Move Reality § Tagged , , , , , , , , § No Comments

          

The world you experience is your canvas and you are the artist. Can you see where it all begins? Can you see inside and free your True Being? Does the world move you? Or do you move the world? There is only one answer. There is only one thing.

The world you experience is your canvas and you are the artist. Can you see where it all begins? Can you see inside and free your True Being? Does the world move you? Or do you move the world? There is only one answer. There is only one thing.

           Near the end of an early Sunday morning session with my spirit guide, See Do, he took the time to explain a powerful tool to me. He attempted to lay out the basics of taking real power over events. I say attempted because this was no doubt the first of many such explanations and I’m not sure that I entirely get it just yet. But I will relate the message here.

            See Do explained that we can take positive control of events before us. He explained that this is how we move our temporal reality. We are all moving the world around us all the time, but generally are not aware of it. Our conventional view of the world and our place in it does not generally permit this kind of power. When we think we see it happen, we laugh it off or account it to coincidence or happenstance.

            We should start with the fact that neither coincidence nor happenstance exist.

            If we go back to the beginning and rebuild from “There is no Time” (Chapter 3: The First Lessons) you will reach a point where you come to understand that all events are moved from this singular point that is the underlying reality. What we sense as Time and build up through our senses as Time and Space is in fact an infinitely interwoven web of contrast states of this singular point or particle (though both words are not really right).

            As we move between the infinite points of view this illusion gives us, we reflect back the new viewpoint. As we apparently exist as this individual that we are, separate from this temporal reality around us, we are given to sense the temporal reality as a Space and Time construct through which we are moving forward along the ticking arrow of Time.

            We build this construct out of our six biological senses and paint the result into our consciousness. However, the actual way it comes to be a consistent construct is quite a bit more complex. As you spin this web of temporal reality, you carry out information and bring information back. This residual flow is what I have talked about as “resonance”(Chapter 27: The Resonant Power Around Us).  It is through our sensitivity to this energy that we can push our resonance into the world.

            Just as your glowing Love moves and flows into everything around you, drawing out cooperative resonance to move the world with you, so too you can build on these resonances to bring forth movements beyond the passive cooperation the world reflects from your inner being.

            The way it was explained was that it is very much like the resonance of a new idea, a piece of art, or a new and beautiful piece of music. On hearing it or seeing it for the first time there is an instantaneous general agreement on its beauty. That is the resonant pulse between us shinning through.

            Some things are so right or so perfect that they have this power from their very inception.

            Why is that? Because they have been formed out of this very powerful world resonance that whoever created them was open to at the perfect moment. That was the magic formula: inspiration and the will to act on it. We all have these moments, small and large.

            Once, in a television interview, the singer Bob Dylan was explaining that he was once again getting back into song writing. The interviewer asked him if he thought he’d be able to write like he used to. Dylan answered “Can I write like that again? Darkness at the break of noon shadows even the silver spoon, the handmade blade, the child’s balloon, eclipses both the sun and moon… To understand you know too soon… that he not busy being born is busy dying… Can I write like that? Who can write like that? I don’t know who can write like that.” It was like he was saying he did not know how these words came through him. Also interesting that he misquoted his own piece slightly, mixing two stanzas. But we’ll forgive him.

            When asked how he came up with his Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein responded “I felt like God was leading me around by the nose.” It was like he was saying that this great inspiration had come from a higher place and that he could not fully take credit.

            There are very powerful resonances moving between us at the level of our highest selves. At the level of our True Being. Tapping into this flow of energy is very powerful. With its cooperation and sympathetic movement you can move the world around you.

            How do we get there? It is exactly as it has been said. You must see and do. You must see into yourself and create your True Being. This is the self that is forgiven and forgiving and honorable and lovely (Chapter 10: Forgive Yourself Completely). This is the self that forgives all past transgressions and knows its true passions. This is the self that is one with the knowledge of what you want. This is the self that feels an overriding pure love for itself and shines this love out into the world. This is the self that accepts the entire world as its beautiful creation and lives in acceptance and contemplation of the beauty of its power.

            Moving within this True Self you can reach a higher sensitivity to the resonances around you. You can carry out and amplify those vibrations or messages or energies that are one with your higher True Being. And you can shut off and unplug the energies that are not. You can be open to the greater inspirations carried on these winds.

            Some of these resonances will seem to carry more weight as they align with our True Being. With practice we can feel and focus these resonances. You see, you are the artist. When you open your eyes and see, you see a world before you that, in fact, is your canvas. And as you can see, and should fearlessly appreciate, you have been very busy. Your talents are immense. In fact, they are immeasurable. And now you can free yourself to paint with a focused vision.

            Feeling the energies, you will know how to move the world. In truth it will simply move with you. It will come like an idea or an inspiration. You will have an idea of what to do and with your will it will be done. In perfect alignment with your higher self, in perfect step with your True Being, you will be able to call the tune. The world will appear to dance for you.

            When the resonance of your highest self is carrying forth this power from within, the resonance of your wishes becomes instantly obvious – and it happens.

            That is how it came to me. The way to move the world is there within us. Our higher self is there within us right now. There are energies flowing all around us and through us. Infinite energies in infinite connections. These are the reigns of the universe. Your higher self is holding them. You just haven’t told it where to go.

            Making that contact with that self within, if even for a moment, will unleash great power to you. You will feel it. The inspiration of this new world is there for all of us. You now need to work in the present to see. And to feel these higher energies around us.

            See Do explained that it is like the chicken and the egg. It comes to you and you amplify it through your inner glow and shine it back out. The events that take place? They came from where? Did I move the world? Or did the world move me?

            I ask and he takes me back to the beginning. Time does not exist. Everything is connected. There is only one.

           — continued  (Next, I ask “Is the Future Set?”)

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