Sunday, May 1, 2011

3. The creation of life and the creation of virtues, abilities, consciousness and experience.

" If we plan a seed in the ground we know that the sun will shine and the rain will water, and we leave it to the Law to bring results...well, the desire you image is the seed, your occasional closing of the eyes in imagery is the sun, and your constant, though not anxious, expectations is the rain and cultivation necessary to bring absolutely sure results..."
Frances Larimer Warner: Our Invisible Supply:Part One 1907

"We are perceivers. We are an awareness. We are not objects and we have no solidity. We are boundless. The world of objects and solidity is a way for making our passage through our material realities, convenient. It is only a description that was created to help us. We forget that the description is only a description and thus, we have learned not to entrap the totality of ourselves in a vicious circle of physicality from which few rarely emerge in a lifetime."  Morenay

Correlating our abstract EGO (soul level) with our physical body is not necessarily a virtue that may help us in evolution!

According to a very wise and ancient civilization, here is a list of  the evolutionary stages that self-development of a human being goes through  : 

The process of miracles

The private space:

1) The Wandering
Where we come from, why, our purpose and gathering our "tools".

2) Initiation: 
Preparing our own path, each one different and hopefully centering. 

3) Honoring: 
 Understanding the Source of our creation. Recognizing the sacred in oneself. 

4) Stating Intention: Realizing and acknowledging ones true purpose to create Self. 

5.1) Surrender : Letting go of control to allow vulnerability. To learn what is already known.  

5.2) Embrace our own hidden-self :
Walking into the unknown parts of Self. Being and becoming the Void. 

6) Lighting the Flame in the Heart: Connecting to Self and finding meaningful, honest, ritual.

The public space:

7)  Transformation: Climbing the ladder of self-responsibility, to hold a vision of Being in One-ness, Being the vision that alters all perception. 

8) Becoming Human: Empathy and compassion toward all. Being in truly responsible relationships.

9) Walking The Path: Integrating all of life's experiences. Being a teacher by Being. 

10) Service: Discarding the illusion of separateness. Total approach to life in humility and joy. 

11) Believing in  , honoring, and service to  the deeper Existence
Giving value and practice to  the Existence is the creation of Self.

The new self is created at four (4) levels   in our existence.

1) At first by introducing new life-long goals and intentions, and new global metaphors for the world. (The spiritual self
2) Second by functioning with new thoughts, and feelings.(The mind
3) Third by conducting new activities. (The subtle physical)
4) And forth by resulting in to new possessions, as responsible interaction at subtle and coarse material levels. (The gross physical)

The passage from the one level to the next and the overall coordination is though the virtue of congruence.

Probably one of the most difficult parts in creating self, is when this self is part of the evolution of the collective consciousness  a whole civilization, in which case tuning to it, and being appreciated and honored is the most difficult part. 

In a less developed stage of civilization, the individuals fulfill themselves by having.
In a little more development stage of civilization, the individuals fulfill themselves by doing.
In an more advanced development stage of civilization, the individuals fulfill themselves by thinking and feeling. 
In a even more advanced development stage of civilization, the individuals fulfill themselves by being.

The ego of a personality seems to be the agent that decides and separates what we consider as self and what we consider consciousness and non-self.

The levels, be, think, do, have, define correspondingly among different human beings, not only different levels selves, but also different level of egos
The lower type of ego is linked with what we have and what we have not (usually private property)
The bit less lower type of ego, is linked with what we do , our actions and what we  do not do.
A higher type of ego, is linked with what we think and write or produce  in creative work, and what not.
And an even higher type of ego , is linked with what we consider spiritual self, life-long intention  and what not.

It seems that our existence is in may layers, L1,L2,L3...Ln, and the lowest L1 is the gross physical body we know. The higher the layer, the less complete or developed. The more we evolve, the more the higher layers are organized acquire autonomy and  self-sufficiency. This means being aware of more, being able of more, and more freedom. But this process of development is not automatic, it requires are self-conscious creative will. The more the higher layers are developed, the more we play a more important larger scale role in the lower layer. In other words, so as to develop layers L2, L3 etc, we must join the collective in society in the L1 layer. We meed allies and other existences that have already acquired self and more aware existence in the higher layers. 
According to the mythologist Joseph Campbell, all hero's journeys are in a bold way from 6-phases: (see also the book by Micahel Ray, "The Highest Goal" 2004, chapter 2)
1) Innocence 
2) The call . 
From here a downward orbit in our good fate starts. And somewhere in he bottom of this orbit we  reach the 3rd step: 
3) Initiation. 
Then we may still go further worse. But gradually we start improving, by seeking and coordination with what is the 4th step: 
4) Allies. 
We further improve till we get even better than the initial stage of innocence, and thus we have reached the 5th stage: 
5) Breakthrough. 
Then we stabilize in the new higher laevel and conclude with the 6th stage: 
6) Celebration. 

See also post 110 about creation of the biological life

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