by Robert Wilkinson
This is an edited version of a treatise inspired by a reader who asked about some important issues of human existence. It offers some of what I have learned about the Eternal Light-Life we all live within, and may serve as a guide to where we ALL always live, whether we perceive it or not. So what's really going on here on Earth, and just why ARE we here?
In the venerable "Magic of Space" the author states repeatedly that all is “composed” of the substance of Universal Mind, also called Eternal Consciousness. That is the source of the Ten Thousand Things, in the classic sense. It is well established and accepted in the Wisdom Tradition that Nothingness morphs into Limitlessness while not losing its essential nature, and the resulting emanation (the Synthetic principle in all creation, cosmic and human) results in Limitless Light. All is Limitless Light, you and me included.
Limitless Light is the great Maya from which all comes and to which all returns. Infinite Emptiness (Spaciousness) is Infinitely Spacial, and is Luminous in quality. That's why many who go into very deep meditational states experience a sense of "Spaciousness and Luminosity" where all collapses into one dimensional Light. Ultimately, Light is all there IS, and can be experienced as both wave forms and particles in infinitely varied manifestations.
In our world of constantly shifting forms, everything is Originated, then Created, Formed, and Expressed. This process occurs first on “invisible” levels, then on “visible” levels. It is how nothingness comes to manifest as all that is, and why everything is composed of Light particles, also known as Prana, Ruach, Pneuma, or Spirit. Darkness arises because the nature of light is to form shadows when it hits dense fields. That is the origination of all “darkness.” The light is still all that IS. The darkness shifts with the density and form of the field, thus demonstrating its inherent unreality.
Our bodies, feelings, and thoughts are held together through the Law of Magnetic Attraction emanating through our Eternal Self. When our dense bodies drop at death, along with our dense feelings and our dense thoughts, what is left is our Eternal Light body that experiences sentience on its own level through the vehicle of the Buddhi, called “Soul” in the West. Yet we ARE the Atman, the Eternal Spark, which is never separate from the ONE.
Devachan, or the frequency of existence we call “Heaven,” is where we all go to and come from. We are told it exists on the Buddhic plane, though on the higher frequencies such distinctions tend to become irrelevant, since most distinctions exist on the Manasic, or Mental plane. We also have numerous authorities who state that “Heaven” is a Limitless Light field where there are infinite clusters of Light groups we call “Souls,” all related in varying degrees of harmonic connectedness by Love.
As for life on Earth, we Eternals in bodies with feelings and mental constructs learned some unhelpful habits a long time ago. Besides these learned bad habits, we also have collective dis-eases that we suffer until we reach a certain level of spiritual practice. Just as there are physical viruses (virii?), there are also emotional (astral) viruses and mental viruses.
For instance, Fear is a pandemic that has never been adequately dealt with, though we have many examples of people who have overcome fear completely. We overcome individual and collective problems by getting our “spiritual immune system” in shape, which involves constant personal attunement, understanding growth is eternal yet always in the here and Now, perfection always down the Path, and the Eternal Beneficence always available.
Some say life on Earth is a realm in which limitation/darkness/fear is intrinsic, and that we've agreed to "balance" this realm with pathways of light/expansion/love. This admits the illusion is real, even though there is no intrinsic reality to darkness and fear. Actually, our life in human form is about us attuning to the Higher frequencies of consciousness, and ultimately leads us beyond being trapped in these into a constant remembrance to be that which we always are, i.e., Eternal Radiance whose nature is Love.
We’re not balancing as much as unlearning delusions, attachments, and aversions that have put us all within a larger illusion of suffering that seems more real than it is, individually and collectively. Once we recognize the means not to get stuck in places of darkness and fear, then we simply can be the Eternal Radiance that we are unencumbered by negative states.
It is not a vain imagining to say that we can experience a unified, Higher Consciousness any time we want. To doubt that gives the illusion of unawareness more power than it deserves. I promise you – any time you directly ask for a miracle, or a “divine revelation,” you WILL get one, usually pdq. And yes, it does work exactly like that. It is a power we have that must be practiced to be seen and known, and it often brings us to a crisis between the Higher and the lower. It’s all good, in that it serves the Great Work of Evolution. Though it take courage and diligence, we can be the bringers of miracles to our world, if we but concentrate and develop our heart power.
Whether for five seconds or five hours or your whole life, your consciousness can become habituated to be meditating, contemplating, and even merging into Cosmic Consciousness Itself, or any of the aspects of Divine or Universal Mind. And you, and only you, determine how “fast” or “slow” your Divine Consciousness stays aware of itself on an on-going basis. Then in fact it is happening “any time we want.” It’s all a question of finding the right point of view, to quote a well-known Western Master of the Wisdom.
In our greater evolution, just because we are conscious of being in a body doesn’t imply that we still have something left to resolve, unless it’s how much Love we’re here to learn to share. Just because someone's in a body doesn't mean they couldn't be a perfect Master. The very fact that we're in a body helps us ground the Divine Energy into concrete forms that can serve to lessen suffering in the future for more than ourselves, or open humanity's higher potentials of growth. This seems to be the way of Self-realization, regardless of which Spiritual Path one practices.
We’re here to learn how to serve humanity in love, wisdom, and intelligence. That’s what every Spiritual Master has done, and why we should look for the Master in the eyes we see. Masters often show up in physical bodies for a variety of reasons. The Christ could show up today in a body, but how many would know Him? How many would recognize Babaji if He showed up? Or Sri Yukteswar, if He chose not to have a beard and wear saffron? Anyone might be an Adept, Exempt from the limitations of form.
On a different subject, I've been asked why I think humanity’s “graduation day” is about 36,000 years in the future, a point that should mark a time when all life on Earth, along with Earth itself, will be transmuted into a non-chemical state. Why so long? Why not 2012?
My own astrological and calendar research of many years seems verified by the commentary on the Yugas in The Holy Science by Sri Yukteswar, a remarkable astrologer as well as Adept beyond life and death. I am of the opinion we still have several larger life-waves to evolve through and new forms of “God” and “Truth” to discover, so we can fulfill a collective work of Redemptive Unconditional Love individually and together.
That said, I definitely believe the 2011-2012 period is indeed one of transition, marking the end of an era and rearranging energies to provide a fertile bed for future growth that will quicken as we approach 2020. I have also noted that 2012 is the mid-point of the “Winter” of the 21st Century, after which we'll see a definite shift in the world toward future possibilities. Besides these articles, you may also want to check out these three articles on the Age of Aquarius at this link.
The future of humanity is bright, but there are some destructive echoes of collective behavior that must change as a result of circumstances rendering old ways of relating to each other and the Earth obsolete. Then the rebuilding will begin. Until then, we correct our personalities flaws and weaknesses, cultivate holding the higher light, and find our community. And all within the spiritual communities on Earth are holding seeds, building bridges, and renovating and innovating according to our departments of “spiritual” labor.
We are preparing for a time and work to come, and in the big scheme of things, are on the path of return, moving out of an old larger era into a new one, with many thousands of years of even greater perfections than we’ve ever known before us. We confront many thousands of years of Dwapara Yuga, Treta Yuga, and the ultimate, Satya Yuga, as the coming eras are described in the East. We are remembering the nature of the electromagnetic Creation, and over time will become more aware of the true nature of Eternal Reality than anything presently imaginable.
We share the magnificence of what is and what is to come. Aum Namah Shivaya!
(Originally published in a different form 25 March 2006 - © Copyright 2007 Robert Wilkinson)