Saturday, February 27, 2016
F: 6:25 a.m. It’s early dawn out there. If it’s dawn, it must be time to talk to Rita. Shall we?
R: Remember, we are working toward building an accurate or at least understandable picture of non-3D life, and to do that, we are proceeding by a process of subtraction from what was familiar, followed by (or interspersed with, really) substitution compensating for what was lost, and additions beyond that. That’s how life works, when you think of it – subtracting, substituting, adding.
The ex-3D soul had its losses, and experienced them fully. For a while, it may have clung to the sliding board, saying “not yet!” the way some say “not yet!” to death. But sooner or later, more easily or less easily, it said its goodbyes to Earth and all it had known. From its point of view, it lost everything but its memories, and even these, though not lost, were changed. After that, everything was substitution and addition.
F: At some point regaining the ability to experience and interact with 3D, I take it.
R: We’ll get to that. We haven’t yet finished with the additions represented by the ex-3D soul’s realizations of how much farther it extended than it had ever realized. One set of extensions expresses the soul’s own level; the other, the next layer up.
At one’s own level are the non-human intelligences with which the ex-3D interacted during the human life, largely beyond the range of consciousness, though not beyond everyone’s consciousness, nor, necessarily, beyond anyone’s at given unpredictable intervals.
F: I wrote “intervals” because the sentence structure pushed me that way, but I don’t think that was right, and couldn’t think what to do but eject.
R: Correct. The sense of it is that anyone might experience anomalous perceptions, unpredictably and temporarily. These non-human intelligences deserve a word.
In the first place, perhaps you can see that the very distinction between human and non-human is an artificial one. While within 3D, it has a certain rough and ready utility; it is an approximation, and sometimes a useful one. Not so useful – and not maintainable – once you have left 3D, though, because the barrier between human and non-human dissolves (or is seen to have been only illusory) as soon as you leave the conditions that sustained it.
Some of those non-human forms of consciousness inhabit the life of the other kingdoms, vegetable and mineral and the rest of the animal kingdom beyond human. Some are included within the human consciousness only because they appear to be within the human body – hence, the intelligence of cells and organs is not necessarily seen as mere extensions of the same intelligence that permeates animals, say. In 3D we were all full of germs, but we didn’t think germs part of being human. We all exchanged (shared) air and – at a remove – solid matter and liquid matter in the form of food, but we never thought of it that way. Human conditions encouraged us to think in terms of us and not-us, not reflecting that the components of either side of such an illusory boundary would be shifting at every moment.
I can put this in a nutshell: All 3D was formed of consciousness, hence all life
F: Going off wrong again.
R: That’s all right. If everything is formed of consciousness, everything is alive and by definition [is] self-aware, although this doesn’t mean that other forms of life experience other forms of life that way. The penguin doesn’t necessarily experience the consciousness of ice or rock or even fish. I could go on, but no need.
Once the soul is ex-3D, this is obviously so, because the boundaries and the forces that (seemed to) support those boundaries vanish, and what is left is seamless.
F: But sometimes people get a glimmering of this, don’t they? Thoreau got in trouble with a magazine for a sentence that said perhaps the pine tree would go to a higher heaven, “there to tower above me still.” That was called pantheism but it was closer to what you are saying here than most people’s beliefs.
R: What I am saying goes beyond that, but yes, he had a glimmering, and more than a glimmering.
F: So the whole human / non-human thing is only a relative difference, not only in the case of ETs but of the very air we breathe in and out.
R: It would be more obvious if not for the scientific dissection that is not matched by synthesis.
F: I take it – if not for the fact that science analyzes into components better than it synthesizes into larger relationship.
R: Yes, in a way. Of course the science of ecology, for instance, is exactly the process of seeing the unsuspected interrelationships among seemingly different components that – at another level – forms what may be seen as another unit. But equally one might say that science fails when it breaks things down to molecules and atoms and subatomic particles but neglects to consider that, looking the opposite direction, synthesis of subatomic particles leads to the world. That is, concentration on analysis of differences may lead you to overlook in practice how relative these divisions are. And, beyond that, science has not yet gotten to the true constituent of matter being consciousness. Once it does, the shattered Humpty Dumpty will reassemble, like watching the film of his fall run backwards.
The ex-3D soul has no reason to – and no ability to – maintain the artificial divisions that seemed so natural and obvious in 3D. It now knows (at some point; not necessarily immediately and not necessarily predictably) that at any level of 3D life, scaling meant that As Above So Below was an accurate judge; that before matter and energy is consciousness. So, when it regains its view on the 3D world, it sees with different eyes. But before that happens, another redefinition is likely to happen.
F: “Likely to”? Or, “going to”?
R: Likely, not definitely. Uncounted numbers of ex-3D souls means uncounted numbers of routes to readjustment.
R: Just as cells combine to make molecules (if you wish to see it that way – that is science’s approximation that you are used to, so we might as well go with it for its familiarity), and molecules make tissues, and tissues organs, and organs bodies – in other words just as the entire structure of reality consists of communities of individuals at one level (themselves communities consisting of individuals at a smaller level) create or participate in another level of organization above them, so [it is] after the 3D is behind you. So, and more than so.
F: Quite an unwieldy sentence, but I know why they come out that way, to make clear the interconnections that otherwise might be obscured by separation. But that’s why God made semi-colons, you know.
R: Who is holding the pen?
F: But it is sometimes all I can do to hang on to the thought, and I don’t have neurons free to arrange the sentence better.
R: Still, the idea is coming across, and that is the point.
F: Sure, I’m just putting in a plea for less breathlessness.
R: You know what Bob [Monroe] would say.
F: “You do the best you can.” I know. Very well, so –?
R: So don’t overlook the fact that all these successive redefinitions don’t leave the ex-3D soul unchanged. How could they? Or, perhaps we might say the same thing in different words, just to make it clearer – they don’t leave the ex-3D soul’s self-definition unchanged, how could they. And that is all that goes on after death (I mean, in the after-death process, the awakening from the 3D trance). The ex-3D soul wakens to its new condition and finds that what has changed is only that it is as it always was, but now it knows what it was (and is), and then [previously] it didn’t.
F: But this is always true, isn’t it?
R: I is always true that life is the process of assimilation and (therefore) change. It is true that change is the law of life not only in 3D, but in All-D. (How could one walled-off portion of the All That Is be the province of change, and all the rest not?) It is also true that change implies decomposition as well as synthesis. But that’s another story.
F: I’m about ready to quit for the day, even though we’re only on page nine. It has been more than our usual hour. But we didn’t get to the next level of consciousness yet.
R: That isn’t quite the way to put it, but we can deal with that next time.
F: Okay. Thanks as always. Just for the record, today’s entry spanned journal book 100 and 101, so we’re starting a new century here. Who would have thought, in 1966, that what I was starting would extend 100 journal books?
R: You wouldn’t have believed you would ever live that long, either.
F: True. Okay, till next time.