This text is a part of the "What Is Channeling?" Tree.
Awaken Your Inner
Senses To Perceive
Beyond The Physical.
Accessing Your Wider State
Of Infinite Consciousness.
“The knowledge we align with is a choice rather than the description of something absolute, right, or correct.”
We are each eternal-consciousness in human form. Your spirit is a wider state of consciousness that knows it is more than the individuated self you are currently experiencing. Through its wider focus, your spirit knows it is connected to everything in existence. Spiritual awakening or enlightenment is to become aware of the wider state of consciousness generally known as your spirit or wider self.
To become conscious of your spirit is to begin to directly experience it. This is to open yourself beyond your individuality to connect into the collective ocean of consciousness that knows itself as that which is creating everything in existence. Your first unfiltered experiences of the wider reality will change you more than years of studying of spiritual knowledge. Your first taste of the Infinite within you will light a fire for the exploration of consciousness that will fuel your passion for life for years to come.
The wider reality is subjective rather than objective.
It is personal rather than impersonal.
It is reflective and transparent rather than opaque.
It is multi-dimensional rather than singular.
It is infinite rather than finite.
You cannot describe the experiences you have in the wider reality in just the same way you cannot express the feeling of love or the experience of seeing an ocean sunset in words — you have to experience it for yourself. Talking about the wider reality is best expressed as trying to describe the indescribable — that is why you must experience it for yourself.
Because of how our minds have evolved to perceive things in a linear way, what this indescribability means is…
How you perceive the wider reality can only ever be a choice.
The wider reality is so mind-blowingly vast we can only handle brief flashes at first. In that moment it is as if you see everything, but you only get to experience the result of your focus. Your focus expresses your intention. Your intention is the result of a process that has led you to seek the wider reality. The result of this is that when we look in the wider reality we do not see what it is (because it is too vast), instead we see what we are looking to see (it will be there, because “there” is infinite).
This is why everyone’s experience of the wider reality is different and this makes it hard for us to build a common understanding through which to explore how we are all connected through our experience of consciousness. It is also why I always encourage people to learn to have the direct experience for themselves as that is the best way to meet some of the more mind-bending ideas of consciousness presented by writers such as myself.
The concept of we choose / determine what we see by how we look can initially feel distinctly different from the solid, objective, and absolute way in which we tend to view the world. Within the singularity of individuality, the finiteness of our human life, and the absoluteness of physical science we do not experience there being a choice in our perception of outer reality. Instead we experience the physical world as external and objective and we believe our perception of it can be reliably determined to be true or false (right or wrong).
Understanding that the wider reality does not operate in a reliable and objective way involves opening yourself to a wider level of perception where you perceive the whole of things without dividing them. This allows you to see how we are all cyclic in nature (rather than linear). This is then the key to seeing how we are eternal rather than mortal — infinite rather than finite. To do this is to step outside of the limiting scientific mindset which will only consider what it can reliably measure. In this, you will have to face the pitiful looks of those that feel safer existing only within the perception of that which is tangible and consistent.
Even though the scientific containment of experience is highly limiting (a negative viewpoint), it can also be viewed as highly focusing. Scientists are not making a mistake in closing their mind to the exploration of consciousness. They are each an embodiment of eternal-consciousness that has chosen to experience this lifetime from a completely mortal perspective — until death, which is then experienced as a remembering of the existence of the wider reality.
Opening multi-dimensional perception begins with letting go of the kind of linear logic that relies on the absolute and the polarity of correct — incorrect. Human perception seeks to divide because it has come to be driven more by what we fear than what we love. Through our perception, we are continually judging what we are perceiving through our fears, and seek to control reality to lead us away from what we fear.
The interplay of our fears and desires creates powerful choices that we experience as dilemmas. Through these choices we can either free or further compound our limited, fear-based beliefs. This is done by resolving the polarized, judgmental beliefs within us (which are emotionally charged through how we feel right / righteous / superior through them).
A significant part of the human experience is being within the illusion that you are choosing between options that are seen to be better or worse than each other (with value applied to making the “right” choice). This is a cornerstone of the human experience which we designed to be dualistic. Although we may see the dilemma of our choices as being a difficult thing, what you will understand after experiencing the wider reality for yourself is that the dilemmas of being human are a focusing of perception onto the freedom of our will. As human beings our dilemmas, when viewed from the wider reality, are an intense focus on our freedom to choose — which is our freedom to be. We are each an expression of freedom.
The opening of our perception to the wider reality is experienced as the transformation of dualistic perception (that seeks to divide) into the multi-dimensional perception (which births through the knowing we are all connected). This is to no longer judge what you are perceiving through the polarity of “Which option is better and which is worse? I am scared I will make the wrong choice. I hope I make the right choice.” Instead the wider perspective opens you to: “There is value in experiencing each and every option. Every option is valuable to me and presents a different flavor of how I can experience life. With all options possessing value, I choose from the feeling of positive resonance which flavor I would like to experience next (knowing all unchosen options remain available).”
Dualistic perception is based on the idea of limited options while multi-dimensional perception is based on infinite options.
Awakening to your spirit radically changes your view of reality because it shifts you from being self contained within the reality it is perceiving, into experiencing that reality as a choice that flows from the freedom to experience whatever you choose to focus upon.
Dualistic thinking says,“My choices led me here.” Infinite thinking says, “Here, the reality before me, is my choice. It is the perfect expression of what I want. I am within the direct experience that my external reality is the manifestation of my will.”
This is to know yourself as the creator of your reality. When you understand all realities are an illusion, to know yourself as the creator of your reality is simply to know yourself as the creator of your perception. Free your perception by transforming your fear-based beliefs (charged polarities that dominate your perception) and thereby the web of self-chosen meaning you live within.
The meaning you live within is what forms your experience of both your self and your reality. The meaning you live within is not based on your degree of understanding some solid, external, objective reality. The meaning you live within arises from the knowledge you are choosing to align yourself with. The meaning you live within does NOT arise from objective knowledge of a fixed external world. The reality and self you experience arises from your choice of perspective. We are not contained by reality in the way we think we are. We are not here as the result of a choice made in the past.
Your reality is, in every moment, a 100% choice you are making in that moment. There is no past or future in it.
This means that to be awake at the level of your spirit’s perception is to know there is no force opposing, trapping, limiting, pressuring or resisting you — except yourself.
Knowledge alone cannot awaken anyone. You have to directly experience it for yourself to believe it. And that is to experience your spirit. And that is to experience the wider reality — for they are one connected ocean of consciousness. Someone awake to their spirit knows truth to be a choice — a choice from which a self and a reality arises. Being awake is to relate to your own beliefs as a choice rather than a rightness or correctness.
It is not possible to be awake and righteous at the same time because being righteous is to deny how we are all equal expressions of the one eternal ocean of consciousness. The knowledge we align with is a choice rather than the description of something absolute, right or correct.
The heart of spiritual exploration is the realization that your spiritual beliefs are a choice with which you are shaping your experience of self.
No spiritual belief is any more or less correct than any other. Their significance lies in the way they alter your perception (and thereby your experience of self and reality). There can be no “correct” description of the wider reality, of God, of the Tao, of Nirvana, of enlightenment, that conveys what they are — because they are everything. To look into our eternal-consciousness is to look into the Infinite. To say you are infinite is to say you are everything in existence including all that religion points to as God.
The intention of my writing is not so much about knowledge (although an expansive repository of perspectives has been created); it is about leading the reader to repeatedly taste their spirit directly through insightful moments of wider realization. My words do not describe some absolute, transcendent state of reality; instead they describe a belief system that will provide you with a perceptual avenue through which you can directly experience the wider reality for yourself.
Your experience of that level of consciousness will give you the direct knowing that the human experience is based upon an illusion. And you can happily remain within that illusion, enjoying all that it is offering you, while becoming aware of the wider context within which your human experience is occurring. Does this remind you of a movie: “You take the blue pill — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill — you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” — The Matrix.
In experiencing the wider reality you will see how it cannot be described in words because it is a mirror in which you see your wider self. This is to say… when you look into the Infinite you will always see more of yourself. You see yourself in it because it is an infinite web of probabilities that contains every possible experience of reality. To face infinite possibility from within a focus is to have to choose. To have to choose is to have to define yourself. It is to step into the definition that forms our mortality. To choose is to further define yourself. This is experienced as further seeing yourself. It transforms your experience of reality through further defining what reality is.
The human experience is a mirror through which we meet the version of our self that arises out of the choices we make in meeting the meaning that exists on Earth. It is a journey of coming to ever further know yourself.
Life unfolds through the beliefs you choose to align with as presented to you through the unfolding experience of being human.
To understand reality as a reflection is to better understand how it cannot be described in words or absolute truth. This is to see that I cannot tell you what you will see in the mirror by describing to you what I see in the mirror. I can only use that as an example of the reflection that I see.
Awakening is about seeing the mirror. This is why seeing through the illusion does not destroy it. When a child becomes aware that what they see in the mirror is a reflection (and not another child), what that child is seeing does not change (just their perception of it changes). We most easily change our reality by changing how we perceive it—not by changing it externally. To perceive the wider reality you will need more than an open mind. Being open is something you have to step through and that is to change the foundation of how you understand yourself.
To awaken you must be willing to change what you know yourself to be.
This is the deeper understanding of what an open mind is. It cannot just be about being open to consider something. It is about being open to be changed by it. If you are willing to change… if you are willing to look… then look into the infinite consciousness within you and you will, forevermore, keep finding more of yourself through the infinite forms of creation.
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