[Last August, my friend Dirk asked me to ask the guys upstairs how our strands operate our brain-mind mechanism. This question called forth a wealth of information, in nearly daily sessions spanning more than three months. If I had energy enough, I would reshape it into a book. As it is, I shall have to settle for a light editing as we go along, removing dates and extraneous remarks, false starts, and chit-chat. As usual, the format will be TGU’s words in Roman script, mine in italics. Explanatory additions, such as this one, will be enclosed in square brackets.]
So Dirk poses the question: What do the guys have to say on the question of how various stands operate or cooperate or whatever they do in operating our complex brain-mind mechanism. Good question. What do you say?
Some definitions are required, if you are to understand things other than the way they are understood in a materialist 3D way. Just as the 3D/non-3D universe cannot be properly understood by looking at only the 3D side of it (or the non-3D side only, for that matter), so brain, mind, consciousness, moods, feelings, emotions, continuity, altered states, transcendent states, “subnormal” states (such as coma), persistent or transitory seemingly non-functional states, etc. cannot be understood if the context is insufficiently or distortedly taken into account. Let’s develop a list.
The brain. The mind. Consciousness’ Unconsciousness. Emotions. Moods. Feelings. Two kinds of thinking. Continuity and discontinuity of consciousness, and its purpose. Altered states of consciousness, and a list of them. Transcendent states. Subnormal states.
If we get through even this list of a dozen definitions, we will have given you a way to see your lives entirely differently – only, your work will be to resist saying, “That is only X.” You can’t develop a new point of view by continually referring it to your existing point of view. There is a time for that; don’t do it prematurely if you can avoid doing so. That sort of comparison will terminate your exploration behind your own backs.
Brain. A complex system of interconnecting functions and restrictions. The brain’s function is to orient the non-3D mind in 3D time-space and allow it (and require it) to function as if 3D were real.
Mind. The overall sense of “me” that a 3D individual experiences.
Consciousness. A state of active functioning experienced by the 3D construct which leaves it convinced that it is in charge. A sense of not only being in control, but of being “here, now” regardless of whether that construct wants to be or doesn’t. You never feel trapped [in matter] except when you are conscious. Understand, we are not here differentiating between various states of consciousness but of consciousness as opposed to unconsciousness.
Unconsciousness. A state that maintains the 3D totality without reference to the idea of active maintenance. Of course unconsciousness, like consciousness, is a relative and variable terms. Feel free to ask for amplification at the time that seems to you appropriate.
Emotion. A surge of energy temporarily altering the balance of forces within the mind as it expresses as a 3D phenomenon.
Moods. Persistent emotions, less intense usually than emotions but more pervasive, wider.
Feelings. Non-sensory perception translated into 3D awareness.
Two kinds of thinking, associative and constructive. Associative thinking ranges from the uncontrolled “monkey mind” to the highly creative intuitive. Constructive thinking employs and binds itself by logic, building one block at a time. The two modes can be used to check and clarify each other, at best functioning.
Continuity or discontinuity. This is analogous in some ways to the relationship between associative and constructive thinking. Continuity allows life in 3D to proceed. Discontinuity provides the opportunity for freedom from necessity.
Altered states. Something of a misnomer for alternate states of consciousness. Usually the implication is that these are special states requiring work or luck (good luck or bad) to be achieved, or chemical or ritual assistance. But they are alternate from the point of view of one particular state that is taken as a given – And that state is different for every single person, but it is assumed to be the same.
Transcendent states. You know them, the wider views, the functioning at another level in a “realer” reality. We attempt no definitions at this point; we merely note them as primary, as much so as anything else, not secondary or unimportant or incidental.
Subnormal states. These are states of being, temporary or not, that are less suited to strictly 3D circumstances than what you consider normal states. But they are as primary as transcendent states. Indeed, are transcendent states, as we will discuss when you call for it.
So here is a bare-bones beginning. Let Dirk make of it what he will, and let him begin his questioning according to his comprehension and according to how he is led to proceed. Need we say explicitly that we do not care about a procedure being or seeming logical? Let him proceed as he is moved. You do the same. In both cases, more is going on than the 3D construct knows or needs to know (or, almost, can afford to know). Trust the process.
Well, I’m usually willing and able to do that. See you next time. And if this truly is the beginning of a new exploration, thanks.