by Robert Wilkinson
As I recently noted, when most speak of 2012 and the supposed coming “ascension,” they think of it as a “lifting up” or the transmutation of the physical into a “light body.” However, we are already both of these and more, since in fact we are experiencing 7 “frequency zones,” or “bodies” simultaneously all the time.
We’ll begin this topic by looking at some of the symptoms of emergent “higher awareness” that are evident right now. It is easily seen that we are all individually and collectively evolving into awarenesses about time, space, matter, energy, light, and electromagnetism that we haven’t known for many thousands of years. We also know more about the etheric qualities of Nature and various life forms than even a generation ago.
Through the emergent forms of Etheric sight that many are experiencing, such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, and remote diagnosis of disease (to name but three), we are becoming consciously aware of subtle planes and frequencies that exist in both inner and outer space. All life as we know it exists on both subtle and dense planes simultaneously. Those who have cultivated “subtle sight” often report an energetic radiance both within and surrounding all forms of life as we know it. That radiance originates on very high levels, and conducts through our various bodies.
Therefore any true elevation of consciousness will involve a heightened conscious awareness of dense as well as subtle frequencies of existence and how they interpenetrate. This can show us the channels of radiance as well as the places where our radiance is blocked or distorted. These “frequency zones” of life are known as the 7 Planes of Consciousness and Matter.
Everything that exists does so within these 7 energy fields known as the Seven Planes of Consciousness and Matter. These exist throughout our reality, and interpenetrate all forms of life and matter. Today we will begin our brief look at the different frequency levels of consciousness in our scheme, from the densest to the most subtle.
Our physical Reality and all material forms are the expression of energy on the densest of the 7 frequency zones. However, the are 6 other “bodies” that also are part of our total Being. From the physical, the subtle bodies get less and less dense, from the Astral (Emotional) through the Manasic (Mental) into the Buddhic (Soul), Atmic (Spirit), and even higher ”Spiritual” planes.
In relationship to higher awareness and existence in our “Light Body,” one thing to keep in mind is that these are not really levels that can be measured in terms of higher and lower. Though these terms are often used, the 7 Planes of Consciousness are actually interpenetrating frequency zones that all coexist simultaneously within us and outside us, from the physical body through the Auric egg into the emotional, mental, and higher vehicles. These 7 planes, or frequencies, make up the sum total of our many "bodies," from the densest to the most subtle.
Also, in a strange symmetry our vehicles are designed to mirror each other. There is a “lower triad” and a “Higher Triad.” The lower triad is the body, feelings, and lower mind. The Higher Triad is the Higher Mind, Soul, and Spirit.
This is the 6-pointed Star of the Kabbalists, with the mystical synthesized 7th being what is termed “the Monad,” or our “personal Father-Mother God in Heaven which is One indivisible Force.” Beyond these Planes of existence, there is another, even higher Plane known in the East as the Adi, or ultimate causal level beyond even what we call “God.”
Obviously, the less dense we are the more translucent we become. This is the true “Light Body,” since when we are the radiance of the Highest Self, then we are in fact transmitting light. However, we are told from legitimate spiritual sources that this entails mastering certain qualities of being so that our causal vehicles are burned up, beginning with the physical causal, proceeding to the emotional causal, and so forth. This process begins with personality integration and proceeds as we master certain “fetters” of human existence.
While it’s true that we have an ability to become pure vehicles of radiant Light, from one point of view that Light energy already exists on the higher levels of awareness. So unless we’re clear channels for that, then our radiance will be somewhat obscured to a degree.
The fact that all is composed of light particles is easily demonstrated. Therefore it could be said that we are already in our “Light Body” but still have the dense physical, emotional, and mental bodies creating shadows that obscure that light.
Many highly evolved Beings in history have demonstrated numerous times that it is possible to put on or drop a physical body at will. Christ, Krishna, Apollonius of Tyana, Babaji, Sri Yukteswar, Lahiri Mahasaya, Satya Sai Baba, and others all were able to do this, if historical records and accounts are to be believed.
When a Being can do this, those physical bodies are composed entirely of light particles held together by the consciousness of the Being. It could be said that we are already doing this to some extent, since we are an Eternal Consciousness who has magnetized these bodies, feelings, and mind to It. We ARE the light of Eternal Awareness inhabiting our various vehicles.
However, we must take into consideration that unlike the venerable Beings mentioned above, we don't live our Higher Awareness 24/7. That's why we don't have the ability to drop or create our physical bodies at will.
The ability to live our Eternal Light consciously is entirely determined by our level of awareness, and our perfect transcendence of the 10 fetters of human existence. It doesn’t happen of itself, or magically, or because some point in time is reached and portals open, or whatever.
We only know how to be in our “Light Body” through disciplines of Self-realization and the renunciation of attachment to the separate self and transcending the fetters. These are the source of all density in action, feeling, and thought, and therefore the reason shadows exist.
On a final note for today, many who believe that humanity is going through an ascension process in 2012 are not very clear about the nature of what “higher awareness” involves, other than stating that we will know “Oneness” and be totally loving and free of fear. Nor are they clear about what being in a “Light Body” would entail other than teaching and being helpful to others.
While it’s nice to imagine being instantly freed from fear and becoming a totally loving Being, it’s also important to remember that nothing can or will be “imposed” on us, since it is our task to be fully human AND Divine simultaneously and consciously.
If we don’t know these states before “ascension,” then it’s safe to say we will not magically become these during and after “ascension.” Becoming free of fear takes more than simply waiting for some magic moment in time. In that sense, practice really does make perfect.
Ultimately, anything that breeds exclusivism, separateness, spiritual pride, or a sense of being part of a special group is missing the mark when it comes to what humanity is evolving toward. As we are all units of consciousness within a greater Life, the degree of our higher awareness is shown by our effectiveness in spreading light to our world, however we can, without glamor, illusion, ignorance, or psychic disturbances obscuring that light. As we learn to antidote these problems, those spiritual practices allow us to identify with our “Light Body” and BE the radiance of our Highest Self.
By all means, practice meditating on experiencing your Highest Self as a radiant Light Being. As you learn how to identify the different planes by focusing your awareness on each, you’ll start perceiving subtle states previously unknown to your mind. You can begin to practice being in your “Light Body” by your willingness to let go of identifying with the lower self, let go of doubt, let go of superstitions, let go of fear, and let go of waiting for an ascension into a “light body” or any other ideological construct.
If ultimately there is only the NOW, then what is there to wait for? Be the Light you are in the world, and you will know you’re becoming more identified with your Light Body. You don’t have to wait until December 2012 to experience this.
Tomorrow we’ll continue to explore the 7 Planes and their subplanes so you may get a clearer sense of the energetic field within which we live and breathe and have our Being.
© Copyright 2009, 2012 Robert Wilkinson