Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7 AM. Continuing, I hope. I have had two ideas of where you may be going next — the frozen moment in time, the human being part of the era, but I don’t know if either is correct. So –?
All that needs to be said about rocks as a frozen moment of time is that everything is a frozen moment of time, and, since everything lives at a different speed, the coexistence of things spells out the notes.
I have the general idea but, it’s funny, you said you are slower than us, but I can see I’m going to be hanging on, here. That statement needs a lot of unpacking.
Yes it does, but communication involves several reciprocating processes. One is to make such a crystallized statement that it remains as a marker. Another is to separately spell out the implications. A third is to arrange the form and sequence of the spelling-out. Given luck and perseverance, you will acquire in these communications the focused, tightly examined understandings that your speed of mind has often prevented you from acquiring. Thus, you feel a bit breathless, as though we were moving too fast for you. In fact, though, you feel breathless because we are scarcely moving at all, and the difference between your jet speed and our glacial movement is quite as great, only in the opposite sense. In other words, the tension between the speed of our process and of yours produces the same effect because the disparity in speed is the same. You find it quite as hard to adequately grasp and translate something very much slower as you do something very much faster.
A human characteristic, then, not just me as an individual whose mental speed is somewhat faster than normal?
This fits in with the larger statement we wish to make here, but let us say merely that of course, humans are faster than the mineral kingdom and slower than the celestial kingdom. The latter, by the way, is not precisely the same as the nonphysical aspects of the world. Now, this was not an interruption nor a divergence. We return to the jumping off point: Every bit of creation exists at its own speed, experiences its own timescale, and therefore stabilizes the world of creation in its own way, by its own existence.
We ask you to envision your world as a coexistence of elements. If you can remember at the same time that the statement refers not to earth alone but to all material creation, well and good, but if that becomes too hard to hold, no great harm done, just some precision lost, some connections overlooked.
A coexistence of elements. Mineral, vegetable, animal and we will stop there, not for the moment considering various constructs thought in your day to be inanimate, but not mineral — constructs such as air, sea, or rather sky, water. Leave those for now. What we have to explain will be quite enough.
Each of the three kingdoms consists of elements operating at different speeds, living in different time spans. It is obvious, or will be up on a moment’s thought, that animal life varies enormously, from the tortoise and elephant on one end to the most ephemeral insect on the other, not to even consider the microscopically small organisms such as blood cells that make up the bodies and are usually considered as if without mind or will or awareness, whereas they necessarily have all three, though of course different from yours because appropriate to their scale.
Vegetable-kingdom life, similarly, shows an enormous span, from smallest to largest, from slowest to fastest, from least aware to most aware. A Venus fly trap is not the same as a daisy, nor does either live its life in the identical timescale as, say, a mahogany tree, or a dandelion. We are aware that these logical divisions do not correspond to those that are conventional, but neither is our point of view, nor our aim, the same as what is conventionally assumed.
Should you think the mineral kingdom is different from the animal and vegetable kingdoms in this respect? Do you think that all “rocks” exist in the same way, for the same lifespan? We recognize that many people do not recognize that “rocks” have lifespan at all, and we’ll get to that.
That’s good, because I have just assumed that rocks are forever, and continue even if they are ground to powder.
That reflects insufficient thought, nothing else.
I’m smiling. Tempted to say “thank you.”
If a piece of igneous rock has a moment of birth, must it not have a moment of transition to something else in turn, however blurred the moment may be?
As I say, I hadn’t thought so. I thought once a rock, always a rock in essence, I guess.
No, this leads to the next piece of exposition. You have slowed down nicely, by the way. That is a benefit you in particular can obtain from holding the stones, whichever you find appealing at any given moment. As you calibrate your being and its, you slow and stabilize. But this benefit may not be what others derive; it all depends upon the equation. What does the human element bring to the relationship? A particularly slow mind may derive depth of understanding rather than an adjustment of speed. You understand.
Now, again reverting to our central point for the day: Everything that exists on planet Earth (as one example, remember; it is the same everywhere) serves to stabilize and animate, each in its own way. It is a simple concept, but one so far from your habitual way of thinking that it requires some thought, how to present it.
We began by saying that a rock can be considered a crystallized (concretize, encapsulated) moment of time. We said that everything created has its own experience of time. We pointed out that astrology that may indicate things about a person would not indicate similar things about a rock even if a chart could be drawn, because the timescale is so different.
Let’s try it this way. You are an embodied distillation of the energy signature of the moment and place you were born. In a sense you may be said to be carrying forth — radiating — an energy that was shaped then and there and nowhere no-when else. Your world has thousands of millions of others, each carrying and radiating the energies of one moment of time and space, doing so by their very existence, regardless whether they are at all aware of it.
This soup of human awareness has its energetic consequences. In a day-to-day mundane sense you can appreciate that X number of people born in 1925 are going to create a different field than an equal number born in 1975, as X number born in China differs from that number born in Omaha. But the difference — the symphonic result — is far deeper than what is obvious. It is this continuing river of consciousness, ever rolling as new birth and new death continuously re-blend the components, that shape an era, much more than the external events that occur. Indeed, such events are more closely seen as the concomitants than as the shapers of each era’s population.
And as this is true of humans, so it is true of the rest of the animal kingdom to which you half-belong. This is why species flourish and decline, quite as much as any external circumstance. But let us move to minerals, for that is the thought we have been preparing the way for.
Minerals stabilize reality, and in a way not commonly considered. If you will remember that your world consists of a continuous flow and swirl of interconnecting forces, you may be able to see that without something concentrated, something slow to change, there could not be the stability you experience. Where all is flux, nothing is fixed. But neither extreme allows creation. And, as usual in the world of duality, neither extreme exists unmixed, pure, to the exclusion of its opposite polarity.