Outside the box
We are all on a soul’s journey. Current incarnational destination, Planet Earth. Your journey did not start when you were born into this body, nor will it end when you leave this body. While you are in this body you learn to call yourself human and think of yourself as this body, but you are not. This human experience is simply one stop along a infinite spiraling journey that your soul is embarking on to learn, teach, expand and make manifest its creative potential.
Your life is not what you think it’s about. Most people are absorbed in the content of the day to day life of what it means to be and think yourself as human. Things like how to survive, pay bills, build family and relationships, connect with people, have good health, manifest dreams and desires, have fun and hopefully create cool stuff are the typical human scripts. This lens of human focus is narrow and rarely takes into account anything beyond the surface appearance of what is occurring. Well all of these aspects of the human experience provide learning, adventure, and add value to your soul’s journey, they often occur out of connection with the knowingness of your actual self. There is nothing wrong or bad about this, its simply an incomplete knowingness or lack of awareness as what is really going on beyond the senses and the logical mind. Due to this we think our life is about all the stuff and about our individual human selves when really it is about the recognition of our true nature as the source or creator of all the experiences. Said another way life is not about the experiences, but instead about the recognition of the experiencer.
The way I see it is that there is a master architect that organizes all of this experience that we call being human including the opportunities we have or don’t have. We are largely unaware of this architect. Sometimes we notice synchronicity or what we might call magic and that gives us a glimpse of the architect, but yet it remains a mystery as to what is really going on here as experiences continue to endlessly come our way. Just as a person locked inside a room for their entire life would not know that anything outside of that room existed, being human is similar. As humans we are unaware of the box that we are living inside of. We don’t know that there is a box nor that there is something outside of that box, until we find the door and open it.
Return of life
The master architect is the soul. You can think of your soul as less personal than you probably tend to do. Your soul is more like a consciousness or a state of knowing rather than a being with some other form somewhere in a far away distance galaxy or dimension. In fact your soul is here now informing your mind and body and organizing your life, whether you are aware of it or not. It is the intelligence that knows. It is the knower. It is the actual you rather than the person human you that you think you are. There is nowhere that your soul is not.
Part of having the human experience is about being unaware of the architect. Even though to some aspect of consciousness the architect is blatantly obvious, to human consciousness it is not. Yet we are now moving into a time of evolving beyond human. Human is simply one stage of consciousness, one platform of learning, of which there are infinite platforms. Humanness is not the be all end all. It is not the top of the hierarchy. Our consciousness and thus perceptibility is expanding to see what else is here that we have not been able to see before.
Waking up means to become aware of the next level of consciousness that comes after human. Rather than being asleep to yourself you start to recognize yourself. Rather than experience being the thing that takes up the entire screen of your focus and attention, the shift is made to the experiencer, to the soul. The focus is turned inward and then outward rather than simply outwardly focused. This is the recognition of the soul’s journey. Through this recognition you become enspirited, meaning you remember that you are spirit and not a body and that you have never been a body. Life returns to you. Memory returns. You are no longer lost to yourself. The aliveness of everything, even of the densest matter, is easily recognized. What we call form, appearance or experience is simply vibrational packets of consciousness that organize themselves according to the information contained within. This all becomes common sense, common knowledge, and common experience.
The cracking open and breaking down of the perpetual mental fixations on thoughts (aka things) takes us out of solidity and into fluidity. Through fluidity we can merge and go beyond the rules and structures that keep us locked inside of the human mind. As we destabilize our sense of the self as merely human the world follows suit and destabilizes right with our awareness even if it looks the same to others within it. As they recognize themselves the appearance of the world will change for them as well. As we each individually and collectively recognize ourselves enspirited, as more than human and not as experience, but as the creator of experience the world re-stabilizes into something else entirely.
Dr. Amanda Hessel, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado