You may wonder, dear friends, about the mechanism of hypnotism. In the process of hypnotism, as the conscious element of the individual is moved aside and direct rapport with body consciousness is engaged. In such circumstances, body consciousness is capable of extraordinary things, fed and led by ideas of clarity, expectation and precision from that being that is invoking that hypnotism.
There is, in a normal sense, a confusion of being, for the spirit aspect that you experience and associate with as being “you” in this physical environment is somewhat merged, and potentially indistinct from the influence, intention, commitments, and programming of the body consciousness.
There is a confusion introduced in the concept of looking into one’s self when, let us say, something may go amiss. There is this common concept that you are the creators of your own environment, that you are drawing, precipitating, engaging the experiences of your life. And therefore, if something happens, is it not you bringing it forth?
Yet, here is the difficulty. I wish to draw upon a broader, wider concept. When something is part of you, part of the self, it is difficult to see, for that self is homogenous. It is. The mechanism by which the All That Is learns of itself is to create within itself separate reflections.
Therefore, at one level, it is true that All That Is is part of the All That Is, by definition. And yet, the experience of All That Is is garnered by an apparent separation into aspects which may then view the All That Is from specific points of perception. There are, therefore, many understandings that may be gained. And yet, once those understandings are gained, they are gained from a specific point of perception. And then there is the opportunity to review an entirety of understanding of the cosmos from an alternate point of perception.
In this matter of understanding human beingness, it is helpful to move inwards and to engage with and see, by reflection of external circumstances, aspects that may be attributed to body consciousness. In that model, it is helpful to think of those as “not you.” From an external world perspective, there is an engagement of, to keep it simple, these two components – spiritual self, operating with body consciousness. And, there is this opportunity for you to recognize that your external point of view, your feeling, may not be “your feeling”, but that of the body consciousness with which you are associated.
As you reflect on that which is not you, and external, there is an engagement possible with that external world, while recognizing that reactions that may be felt towards it are more a recognition of the beingness that you are being, that you are playing as, as not being entirely yourself, or your own.
Then, there is an allowing within the spiritual component of self, the spiritual aspect of self, or really what we are referring to as “you” to operate in the physical, but to some degree, sit behind that composite, allowing the feelings presented through the body consciousness to be a reflection of beingness, whilst recognizing that this is not actually the truth of you. Then, there can be an allowingness for own feelings. And there is a softening, and yet, a clarity of being able to hold own feelings, and also viewpoint of external circumstance.
This creates more of a Trinity: the sense of self, which we refine here and associate with the idea of spiritual self or essence, the body consciousness which is relatively closely merged in terms of operation in the physical here, and external reflections.
Very helpful for me – empowering and refreshing 🙂
So may I ask a question? Is the body consciousness and the ego one and the same. Also, is this the same that we’ve referred to as the subconscious. I’ve always sensed that the subconscious stepped up into the creating role to fill the void left by the Christed Oversoul after the fall of consciousness. And that it was simply doing the best it could, but was trying to fill a role that it was not qualifed to fill. Would this be accurate?
I / we appreciate questions on this and all material. This teaching coming through felt like it might be usable to others, so I thought I would give it try to share it. I am not sure how much is transferable just in the written word. So, thank you for your questions. This will add to the creation 🙂
That being said, I am not sure how helpful my reply will be. I do not have a good definition within myself of the ego, so as I have worked with my understanding of the body consciousness that correlation has not come up for me. There is much that has already come through that I have not posted yet, and I feel we are not complete yet, so if you play along as we go forward, I suggest you feel into the body consciousness as it is being presented and also feel into what you know as the ego and see if, for you, they are indeed the same.
I understand from your questions that for you the ego and the subconscious are the same. I also do not have a current knowing within me of what I understand the subconscious to be. I do know there is a lot of information on those two words available, so there may be many interpretations by different people as to what that meaning is. So here, I would recommend that one, you be aware of this sameness you hold in definition of ego and subconscious and just observe if that is your truth. If it is, you have your answer from above. If not, try doing the same thing with your knowing of the subconscious while you work with the body consciousness.
I am aware in the Mastering Alchemy classes that Jim Self brought the perspective in about some aspect of ourselves stepping up to fill a role it was not designed to do after the fall of consciousness. Within my own experience, I feel the mental body is the one that seems to try to do something like that. I resonated with that teaching when it came in. So in some ways, I could give the opinion this is accurate. Yet it is just one perspective. I also understand one of the more recent perspectives to come through is that there never was a fall of consciousness. I guess my question to you is: How are you using this sense that you have?
Rick may have thoughts to share from his perspective as well.
And, last thought, watch for answers to come through the future posts as well. As you well know, if you can ask a question, the answer will be given. If my answers do not lead you to what you are looking for, know they will come.