[The following material is an excerpt from one of two new books currently in progress, "Risen On Earth."]
|"Garden of Hephaistos" by 88man|
A garden is a place where we may purposely—knowingly or
unknowingly—plant seeds. Our garden may
be well prepared, or not at all, to receive and nourish the seeds, which grow
as a response to an invisible, mysterious principle. The principle is mysterious simply
because we cannot solve it, nor do we need to. We need only have faith that the
principle will grow the seed. The garden has no power to judge our seeds—it is
neutral and will accommodate any and every seed that falls into it. It is
totally up to us about what kind of garden we want, depending on how much and the
kind of attention we give it.
Whether we recognize it or not, whether we believe it or
not, it is true that most of us experiencing life on the earth are not awake,
but sleeping. Why does it seem, then, like we’re awake? Because we’re dreaming that we're awake.
All that we experience as the “world out there” is the result of the thinking
we are doing with our mind. The mind, our mind, that is doing this thinking is
actually asleep, which means that the resultant manifestation—the “world out
there”—is nothing more than a dream.
The world out there is the result of the thinking we are all doing
with our minds, as a shared collective and accumulative experience, sometimes
known as “race consciousness” and “archetypal subconsciousness.” There really
is no such part of authentic reality as unconsciousness, for there is nothing
that is not conscious on some level. Because there are seemingly levels of
consciousness out of our awareness, or out of our mind, the Risen ask that we
consider referring to the yet-unsensed as the underconscious, or “dream.”
Further, they suggest that what we believe to be our consciousness is just an
upper level of the underconsciousness, and so therefore it is all a dream.
Terrestrial race consciousness is a conforming consensus
that informs most of earthly shared reality. It is passed on down through the
underconsciousness of humanity’s shared experiences. Few are consciously aware
of even the existence of race consciousness. Try to imagine what consciousness
would be like in a place such as a Risen geography where there is no longer an
earthly race consciousness, but a non-earthly one. How would it manifest, how
would it appear? All the former imbedded, unchallenged invisible beliefs about
everything—from illness and aging to the ways light and water are supposed to
behave—from instincts like maternal love and survival to so-called “higher
ideals” about right and wrong, justice and fate—none of these would be in place
anymore. Perhaps the Risen state of being has its own form of race
We may still believe that we are awake, and may cite the “fact”
that we only dream when our bodies fall asleep. Dreaming takes place on many
levels. We may not realize that not only do our bodies sleep, but our minds
sleep, and while it may appear that the body awakens in the morning, our minds
actually do not. We are awakening in the dream, not waking up from it. Because our mind manifests the form of our body, as long as
our mind is still asleep, there is no fully waking up. So it may appear we and
everyone else are awake and up and walking around, fully conscious, but this is
part of the dream in the upper levels of awareness. And there are infinite
layers of awareness. And so because the mind manifests the world out there,
including our bodies, our bodies are also part of the dream, and never awaken
until the mind awakens.
In the dreams of our sleeping bodies, the manifesting world
changes according to our thoughts and feelings. This is also essentially what
happens when we believe we are awake, while we still believe we are not
The falling asleep of mind is referred in many ancient
spiritual cultures as “the Fall of Man from the Eternal Garden.” This event is
a falling out of our shared mind experience with Creator Source, which is,
simply, Mind. There can only be One Mind, and It is the only Mind. Because It
freely shares Its Mind with us, Its Mind is our Mind. We cannot separate from
It in Reality.
However, it is possible to have an experience of separation in a
dream. We can have the experience of falling like seeds into a garden of our
own making. Creator Source does not try to stop us, because It knows that we
are only dreaming, and in no danger. It does not try to stop us because it has
also shared Its Will with us, so Its Will is our will. However, in a dream, it
is easy to experience that our will is separate from Its Will. Creator Source does
not try to stop us, because It knows that we are only dreaming, and in no
danger, and could wake up at any time.
The Risen are those who no longer manifest a terrestrial
dream body, but a new body of higher, finer dream substance, perhaps to the
extent that they are asleep much less, or in some instances, totally Awake. Being
totally Awake means being fully back into the Garden of One Mind, and this
experience cannot be explained in words, for it is pure, and words are not.
No longer falling out of Mind, our friends who have shed their terrestrial bodies are rising or have risen
up back into Mind. We who are still manifesting a terrestrial body may also be
rising in some way, and in some rare instances, Rise. This Rising will relocate
us from an earth experience into a new and different “geography,” which is the
term the Risen suggest to use when speaking about how, when and where we perceive
our experience of current location in Mind.
What is Creator’s Source Will? Its Will is that each of us always
has complete and total abundance—of unlimited, ever-increasing prosperity—of health,
wealth, peace, harmony, beauty and joy. If we are not experiencing these in an
ever-increasing way, then it must be that we have somehow, consciously or otherwise,
chosen to experience a will separate from Its Will. Declaring, accepting and
then feeling that Creator Source’s
Will is also ours is to return to the Garden of Eternal Abundance, where all we
could ever desire is freely ours.
© August Goforth, 2013. This material may not be published without permission by the author.