Stace Tussel over at Inter-Intelligence Communications picked out part of an e-mail as something that she wanted to see expanded into a full post and I agreed. The portion that she picked out is in italics.
“It’s quite difficult to convey the way in which I now view reality because it isn’t causal, or at least not in the way that one would usually mean that. I’m certain that I’m genetically and neurologically predisposed to have shamanic/schizotypal experiences, but my energy body and soul also have a shamanic nature. Those three bodies, or parts of me, became associated by resonance. The information structure of my soul resonated with the information structure of this physical body and its probability-cloud path through space-time, and whatever other local dimensions I inhabit. One way of stating this underlying principle is that there are many systems in place that govern the interaction of the information from which they are composed. At the physical level, information slows in the physical way, and at many other levels information flows in its own way that can be intuitive or arbitrary or anything in between, but ultimately all information is in resonance with all other information. There is no separation and consciousness with it’s potential to manifest any set/process of information can tune into any other set of information that exists. This means that, if the manifest component of consciousness is just more information, any being can enter into communication with any other being through resonance of their information systems. This is how I communicate with my guides.”
You are born into this physical system. The physical is an information/energy system, as are all systems. Ours is beautifully complicated and operates in a way that is easy to model, for the most part, with symbolic logic, or mathematics. For some people the physical layer is the only perception of reality that can reach them. Perception of physical reality is the most basic kind of perception for incarnate humans because we agree to experience physical reality as it is, without selectively permitting sets of experience at an energetic level. That is, if you don’t want to have a physical experience, in most cases you have to physically avoid it or tune it out at a neurological level. To incarnate is to agree to this, whether your soul understood or not.
Beyond the basic physical information/energy system there are many other, more subtle systems that are just as much a part of the agreement to incarnate. A rough guide to these could be taken from Robert Anton Wilson’s 8 circuit model of consciousness. The general pattern is one of progressively accepting the experience of ever more subtle kinds of perception. I’m going to skip the various mental/emotional spectrums of perception as these would be much more familiar to most incarnate humans. The beginning of the genuinely rare ranges of perception are what I would call “local non-physical information/energy systems.” The “local” implies that these systems are still tied to our understanding of the physical system, but exist outside it’s obvious or inherent framework. An example of this is the energy body with its system of meridians and chakras. If you are a conscious being, meridians and chakras have very little to do with your ultimate nature, but they are an essential part of the energetic experience you are having on Earth and might be having in any number of similar dimensions. Meridians and chakras are an intermediate layer between our local physical system and what lies outside.
Archetypes are another intermediate layer. Most humans have 13 archetypes that are drawn from the collective consciousness of the human species. These achetypes are templates, or stage directions for the soul and energy body that help them interact and learn in human terms. When a human dies, its archetype templates would optimally be released back into the collective consciousness of humanity. Nothing would be lost because they are information that can be drawn on by anyone. This doesn’t actually happen because there is no training on how to let go when you die in our society. As a general rule Souls don’t have archetypes, only energy bodies. This is because, as I’ve written previously, souls don’t fit into physical reality. The soul needs the energy body to make the intermediate connection and project into the physical. Credit to Caroline Myss for doing a great deal of work on archetypes.
Beyond these local non-physical information/energy systems are many states of reality that are only indirectly linked to physical reality. I refer you to the appendixes in Robert Monroe’s Far Journeys, where he outlines the various states of consciousness between physically locked-in and what I refer to as “open energetic reality.” These indirectly linked energetic systems vary extensively, but some examples are the “afterlives” of numerous religions and the energetic realms where many “alien” beings operate while interacting with Earth. The afterlives are consensual realities, primarily created by their occupants, but are often influenced by more powerful and aware beings that either try to help or feed of the beings that enter their realities. At the higher end of this spectrum you get the local negative and positive intelligences that play their big, long games behind the scenes.
Beyond this point everything gets even more difficult to talk about. The second to last stop on this travelog is what I think of as the membrane between our energetic system, in the broadest sense, and open energetic reality. Our energy system isn’t just Earth, or even just our universe. It’s a hodge podge of related dimensions and realities that exist at a bewildering number of levels, physical and energetic. None the less, they are all connected and related and fall under some kind of unified jurisdiction. Outside of this system is open energetic reality, a state of being where each soul creates its own reality in a way that I don’t think I could ever fully convey here. Being connected to our local energetic system means that a being is always forced to have some kinds of experience because it is never entirely separate from everything else. In open energetic reality your only connection to anything else is your baseline information resonance with it. Put another way, you can experience and find almost nothing but what you can imagine, but simultaneously, you are completely free to experience that which you can find and imagine. If you can imagine the outline of an energetic system like our local one, you can find it. That’s its ident, to use Monroe’s terminology.
We all dance to the music of our true homes, and mine comes from there.
A few words on the development of perception:The capacity to allow experience of that which is governs how much can be experienced. This capacity goes beyond conscious choice. You are part of all levels of reality and thus all levels affect your ability to experience. Your body/mind/emotions/energy body/soul/ beyond are all part of this. You can’t simply decide to experience all that is, but whether you will try to experience more is a decision you make every moment of your life and that will affect all its levels. Bear in mind the metaphor of light penetrating a crystal. The crystal is your own being and ability to perceive reality. The light is non-conceptualized direct perception of that which is. The crystal becomes clouded and distorted by various needs and forces that exist within your own being. If you hold onto physical reality, there will be a dark cloud at the centre of your crystal, into which only the smallest fraction of light will enter. If your emotions control your perception then your crystal will have a color which will not permit the full spectrum of light. If you are injured in your mind then your crystal will crack and entire view plains will be obscured. If you have evolved your being to the ability to experience all that is while not being deformed or changed by that experience, your crystal will be clear and you will see and act with true clarity, beyond thought.