The more I ponder this postulation, is the more feasible it becomes.
Simply put: You are here to Awaken.
To Awaken. This type of work is what could be called the Work of Spirit... to use Spirit in this sense can also refer to the Soul or the Ka which, for our current purposes, is You. You come from another dimension; another world; another plane; another time??? Matters not, none of it. What matters the most is that You ARE in fact 'here' regardless of your story/ies. Not all souls are on the same stage of awakening and there are many levels of awakening on the path.
Awakening. It is the subtlest and simplest of things, and therefore theoretically the easiest. However, subtle and easy though it may be, quite often it is easier said than done. To understand better what is meant here, we should want to seek a simplified model to relate to. Things that are simple and easy should be(and usually are) fun, if not effortless. Let us begin,
Suppose that the essence of becoming Awakened boils down to the art of shifting Awareness? And, to make matters easier, let's suppose that the amount of shifting required is only a few degrees!? Wouldn't that be fantastic? Oh wait a second, we are taught by generations of lessons that good things usually are produced from hard work and that it needs to be difficult in order for the fruit to be worth it's weight in gold, right? Sorry, but no not this time. With the Art of Awakening you just need to play the worlds most simplest game -Simple, but cunningly subtle.
The object of the game is to learn how to shift Awareness by Degrees! And you only need 2 degrees! If you do this then the winnings of the game will be all-apparent. Now then, as with any cunningly subtle and simple game it wouldn't be right if it didn't offer some form of challenge - just ask any crossword puzzle person what crosswords they would consider challenging, not the easy ones I bet. But how can the worlds most simplest game offer any challenge?
It's simple: the amazing degree of cunning subtlety!! It is right there in front of you 100% of the time throughout life and yet you miss it, you walk by it, you do everything else but it- day after day, night after night and you are totally fooled by it. What a predicament, is it not? To help this model along let us take a look at how we are set up being-ship wise.
Hi! Welcome to Earth.
To be here you have to undergo certain arrangements. As you will recall, this level of world isn't exactly the same as the Soul's Home. Heavy dense reality... time is slow as molasses; beings here show up as people and they are locked into one form and can't morph. Ack! It is SOOOO not home.
We, soul-beings are essentially formless in our natural pure state of existence.. You bet! come on folks, we are points of awareness, we form into whatever we need or want. How did it come to be like this? Stuck in a slow moving reality? Well to be honest We are here to wake up- and if we were already awake before coming here then we came here to help others to wake up- and over all our awakening activity on the planet helps her to Wake up (more).
As souls we also have a day and night. We get up in the morning and get ready for a days work. AH yes (here we go- the Work of Spirit)! We get up with an idea of our day ahead of us... we get ready to go- and we don energy suits... now, since we are essentially formless soul beings and we are mostly comprised of marvelous glorious pure energy (OMG! so divine) we actually have to extend ourselves out.. into a form, a model of our to be, human body.. This energy suit is our undergarments- kind of like long-johns. But you're wondering, didn't I just say we are made up of glorious energy and then we have to extend ourselves into a energy suit? Yep, that is correct, but the Energy suit is a stepped down degree of energy that is what we call Ethereal or Astral- (any like term works here). Once we are wearing our to-be human forms we ride that beam of light (This part happens instantly it seems. What a rush.. so seamless.. I remember the white light ride, do you?) and Whamo! we end up in our Mother's womb. I know what you're thinking at this point: Great! Further encased in Time and Space.. ACK! It's crazy I know, now we have to wait for the flesh body to catch up with our Body suits.. What? you didn't think it was ALL genetics did you? LOL not all- There is a great deal of mingling going on between flesh body and energy suit :D
So that is that- our life in the fleshy suit is a day's worth of work (or 'class' whatever metaphor you want to play with) When you get to the end of your work you discard the fleshy suit (icky work clothes yuck!) and punch out, then it's relax time.. go find a bar and chat up your friends while you decelerate.. then later on when you're ready you retire for the evening get a good rest and come back for more the next day.
Is this all speculative? Sure! However, I happen to think this is probably a close parallel to how it actually is- if you leave out the cases of exceptions. The takeaway here is the idea of a double suited body system with an implied 3rd element. Take off your flesh body and you will be standing in your energy-long johns- take those off and what is there? You, soul you.. the original-original you. Basically You are Twice Removed from your true Home.
Once we moved down a notch to the Ethereal plane where we wear our to-be-human forms.. we became Once removed from our true Homes... then once we entered our mama's womb, we became Twice Removed from home. My how we have been fooled! Folks, this is not home at all.
Now you see why it's important to play the Shift Awareness Game! Right now, the only way you can possibly feel present in the body is exactly because the presence of the Soul is warming the Corpse! And this is done, via the energy Suit! Make sense? Once the light of the soul and the warmth of the Soul leaves- the body then becomes a Corpse. It is a corpse now, but our presence keeps it animated and stimulated so it doesn't decompose. but if you give it a chance it will. So Your Awareness can be seated (nestled if you will) in either 1 of 3 places. Ready to play the game? Here's how you can go about it:
Start by thinking in earnest and with contemplative-reflection. I am here because of my ethereal suit.. right now, right here- the only reason why I feel as if I am here is because of something that is not of the earth. Remember, the challenge is in the cunning subtlety.
Are you a human being with a soul? or are you A Soul being wearing a flesh-body? Your Awareness probably is stuck in the human being part, - but alas, how doth the mind complicate things.
Think of the lunacy folks! 'Humans with souls'??.. and what is this nonsense about sucking your soul away? Are you kidding me? Wow, it's not even close to the reality- the Soul is so Sovereign and Divine that not even the universe would dare interfere. And yet the people of this planet talk about the soul as if it is a commodity that can be taken away. Can you see how all this type of thinking merely reflects where the Awareness is seated?
If your Awareness is Seated in the flesh body then of course you would look back at the soul as some obscure and distant or vague abstract thing- that you may or may not have. The Ego as we like to call it is also in High Tide when the Awareness is seated in the body. However as you begin to play the worlds most simplest game- you put into motion gears that help that needle shift to move the Awareness back.
You can actually learn to identify with your Energy Suit.. and for a while you will feel as if that is the Original You- why? because the Energy Suit is your ideal human form that came first- all you did with your flesh body is make it grow to fit. When at this stage of the game you know that what you feel as being present in the flesh is the presence of your energy body. At this stage you are mid way to returning the Awareness back to Soul-
After a while you will begin shift awareness back further and realize that you can step out of your energy suit even! like holy crap! Just imagine that.. to be freer after being free of the flesh awareness? Yippie! And then, that big day comes when you stop to say- wait a second.. who is this awareness that is able to step outside so many bodies? I think it is safe to say- that that moment is utterly indescribable.
That is the game- move your awareness back- see if you can shift.. it's easy but subtle--- and yes of course you can do all of this shifting while living. This is the reason for being born don't forget! We are here to do this very thing I believe, and the very act of moving awareness is undeniable! you can't miss it either and there is no guess work, it happens in flashes and insights- and Like I said at the beginning..
The more I ponder this postulation, is the more feasible it becomes.
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