Monday, September 05, 2011

In Progress: "Risen on Earth" : This Is Not A Test

(The following is part of an on-going series of entries from the raw material that is being transmitted by the Risen Assembly, and discerned by August and Tim, and may be finding its way into their next book, Risen On Earth.)(© Tempestina Teapot Books 2011)

Being awake means being able to always remember “I am awake” while knowing the difference between waking and sleeping.
Existence in a physical body is an extraordinary experience for a spirit, and yet it is simultaneously a confining one. Most of us live in a near-constant state of “terrestrial tension” brought on by the constriction of our spirit by the heavy materiality of the corporeal body. During waking hours, our spirit usually feels like a bird trapped in a cage, perhaps rattling the bars a bit, but then subsiding into a numbing acceptance that feels disorienting, dissociative, and depressing; less alive. Thus we spend our day.
Conscious awareness of the thrilling feeling of our spirit co-mingling with the body releases this tension. We begin to feel more alive, and more accepting of being alive. More accepting is feeling more gratitude, which feels better. It’s the sensation of joy flowing through our spiritual veins; this is the sensation of ecstasy. Instead of feeling like a grounded, languishing bird, the sensation is more of a balloon, at first, lightly tethered to the earth, floating a bit above the ground. Then the tether unties itself. The quantum lattice of physicality has been expanded by the now-conscious feeling of spirit in the body, and we feel not only larger, but lighter – not just less heavy, but more light-filled, because there is more room for more light.

How to move out of this terrestrial tension? Tim once shared a “Zen Risen Saying” that underscores this concept well: “Do not adjust your screens. This is not a test.” With this attitude of awareness in place, this is how the Risen “move” – not in a forced manner, but more like the way a dandelion seed seemingly drifts without design through the air (although it actually does move according to Design,) or a jellyfish seemingly floats without purpose through the water. They go with the flow, but gently, not forced; intelligently aware, making choices — which we are as yet unable to perceive — as they go.
(© Tempestina Teapot Books 2011)