The Third Consciousness

ConsciousnessThere are three main states of consciousness I like to discuss. The first of these states, Oneness, is hard to conceive, as this is a place prior to our normal consciousness. It’s related to all the points in accumulation in a circle of wholeness (which I relate to the year). It draws in a question of zero, which removes it from being oneness anymore.

The second, Twoness, is our normal state of consciousness, and normally called “duality” in spiritual circles.  This creates experience and drama. The third is also normal but used far less often. It is my goal to show you what this third consciousness looks like – you will recognize it when you see it! – and why it benefits everyone for each of us to utilize it frequently.

A consciousness is the awareness that is brought to the world. Speaking very broadly now, it’s where we’re coming from. It’s the way we interact with what’s outside of ourself.  Consciousness is where we originate from, what comes before the thoughts.

Consciousness is the broad method behind experiencing that simultaneously creates the experience. As we move forward through our day as our self, our consciousness is naturally and unconsciously in a state where we are one side of the experience and everything else is outside of ourselves and must be dealt with as such. This is duality.

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Duality Consciousness

Being in “duality” consciousness is what is normal. We are brought up to believe the world is flat, basically. And we just go along with it, despite some apparent irreconcilable differences with our inner knower. Here are some “duality” approach truths:

Where there is positivity, there is negativity. There is right and wrong. There is good and bad, black and white, male and female, in or out, self and not-self.  In a physical sense, there are the magnetic poles of positive and negative. Every thought automatically creates a split.

Having opinions, protecting the ego’s points, and bearing a healthy sense of competition and drive is the common state of consciousness that we have when we deal in the world. This is a consciousness of self-interest, attention and drama-seeking, that we were all born with. It is heavily invested in the various boundaries and identifications of things. But it doesn’t make sense because it ignores the wholeness of everything that is. Over time, this approach towards the world becomes very limiting, which causes problems for the human.

Authority creates more duality in its control over us. Parents teach through fear, control, punishment and shame. It’s actually dualizing and scary just to be a small person in such a large world. There is always a war going on somewhere – around the kitchen table, in church or communities, in far-away lands. There are suffering people, starving people. Duality can be intensely negative and reticent. It is believed by some that you need to be constantly aware of the dangers of the world in order to safeguard your life or you will die. But if you are not really living in the first place than what difference does it make? You use duality consciousness to ensure your success in the world. The only problem is that it is a lie. Yet everybody tells it. And when you try to fix it, you become a pariah of the paradigm and are pushed out.

One as TwoLet’s Go Back to Oneness

Oneness changes its nature when looked at by Twoness, making it quite mysterious and elusive (not so much in the little picture here,  haha). “One” in Base One is wholeness, everything, and nothing. However, the same number “One” – in Base Two means something different now. In Base Two, One is the originator, a masculine energy, positivity and forward-movement, compared to the Two’s subjectivity, negativity, reticence, and tendency to split more.

gold zeroI would say the Oneness of Base One is the consciousness of the “Beloved.” Because I cannot be One, I dream of it, picture its presence, aspire to it. Oneness is what is known in the hearts. It is the gurus’ “non-duality.” It comes before the self.  Oneness is far more powerful than can be imagined, as it is accumulation of all that s physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, all of it, and thus also has an intelligent non-physical brilliance which desires to relate to us through time and synchronicity. Oneness is wholeness and thus contains all the various aspects of the whole, in accumulation. All of us and everything there is, even nothing! – can be represented symbolically by the circle of Oneness. Another very powerful symbol of this is the sun. And then there is zero. The symbol of a circle and the zero look alike. So the One of Base One is zero? How can be zero be everything? Alas, this just adds to the mystery of wholeness. Release the idea of boundary, see everything that is, and multiply it by a gazillion. Now add it all up. Viola, Oneness! This is actually how I define God.  I think the world needs a common definition for God.

Oneness, as an unattainable yet imaginable consciousness, is key to the new consciousness – Threeness.

Defining an Existing Consciousness That Has Not Been Named – Threeness

Threeness is just a better way to approach things. It’s addition, not subtraction or exclusion. It takes the whole picture into account. It believes in a God of wholeness, goodness and love.  It sees from a higher perspective. At the start, it just looks like the Objective Observer – the one who knows right from wrong while acknowledging wrong must be right in a world with loving Oneness at its core, and the one that directs the brain into its way of thinking. Threeness is both the narrow vibration too small to detect (the eye of the needle), that stimulates the play between yin and yang, as well as the broad everything-ness of yin plus yang. It’s a blending of your knowing of the absolute Oneness within the duality state we normally live. The two poles, working together, to find balance. When three is not realized, the poles grow further apart, without reason or awareness of Three. Eventually things get so bad on the negative side of the equation that something gives. Sometimes there’s a break and in the best case, there is shift to the three. Threeness is a great substitute for the unattainable Oneness.

Three over duality world consciousness is the playground of life between the poles of One (God consciousness) and Two (duality). It is our minds that must do the work, knowing the right way and the best way, defaulting to it for the right reasons. When the reality of apparent Twoness becomes overbearing, as it will, we use our will to consciously default to what is positive in the moment. There are many ways to do this, that I will talk about as we continue to explore this way. Other ways that are three-oriented include prayer (taking your Twoness to the real One) and healing (adding Oneness to too many splits, in order to round out the situation and bring more wholeness). Three is the truth of the mid-point, the balance, the point where the various expressions of Two are encountered, worked and accepted.  It is acceptance of what is with love and understanding that are the keys when real-life drama explodes.

consciousness 2Two Vs. Three?

It is easy to judge someone for being in a state of Twoness, especially when in a higher perspective. It’s human nature and life in the world to believe our own stories. Otherwise, stuff wouldn’t get done. So, even a Three-ness way can turn into duality. In fact, when we judge others, it is projection of a lack of balance within, which is caused by experiencing things without remembering the whole of things.  In doing so, it excludes us from being  in the next state,which is really a consciousness of Heaven-on-earth, where things are right because they are (thus making them better)

hearts afireThe truth is that the wholeness and threeness are both non-judging states. It’s all love, and that includes us, the flawed humans, even with our crazy focus on individual points beyond 1, 2 and 3 while dismissing God/wholeness.  So even when we’re out of balance, it is only to get us back where we’ll be happy again, in balance. “It”/God (the wholeness within the duality) supports our learning to live with a greater sense of wholeness. It’s a choice to behave in a conscious way of unconditional love and right intention or you can live in duality, learning your lessons in the trenches. The good news is that the universe provides opportunities to do both, at different times. Threeness is just a more real truth for you to enjoy. It feels better to live in a state of three-ness. It’s aligned with truth. It’s about relationship. It brings love and life to a situation. It ignites the passion of the moment. Try it, you’ll like it!

 

Natural Order

Now that we have talked about One, Two and Three, and how One becomes “more” so quickly, let’s talk about that “more.”

So, how many different ways can we split wholeness? Obviously, to infinity. Depending on how many times you do split, you get the associated base system. when you split a circle, you get different base systems. I’m suggesting one for every degree of a circle – 360, defined by understanding a 12-step and a 30-step cycle. Would you believe it if I told you that we can actually make sense of and define the varied perspectives of a day, predict what will happen and then witness what actually manifests? I don’t even know if I believe it yet myself! It will take more than just me to decide if this idea has merit, but hear me out.

I’ve discovered that we can define the various expressions of the paradigm, via duality, as first, a kind of (spiritual, not scientific) energy and then see that energy manifesting around us, as we would predict based on its place in a cycle.  In other words, every day of the year is a new concept we encounter.  These concepts repeat themselves year after year but we don’t realize it. The ideas are actually deep in our core, residing within as symbols.

If Oneness is symbolized by one year, it has already been broken into twelve pieces, both by our calendar with its twelve months and by the zodiacal circle. Based on the symbolism in the zodiacal circle,  each sign/month has 30 degree/days (approximately) each. The sun moves approximately one degree a day, where 360 degrees is equal to 365 or 366 days in  a year.

How to Define the Day

The way to define the day is to correlate the meaning of the twelve steps of the zodiacal circle with the thirty steps in each month. Then you can blend the two meanings (month plus day, or sign plus degree) to arrive at a source energy that will then (theoretically) become physical.

I’m saying that when the earth orbits the sun, every day of the year has its own “color,” which is reflective of the energy created in the angle of earth to sun as it progresses about one degree a day in its orbit. The days of the year are defined by applying a natural progression of concepts from beginning to end, with everything in between.

Because I follow the days and the signs and such, I am beginning to see the world’s perfect order. I see the manifestations of the energy in the symbols of the day – every day! It is downright eerie and it is impossible to prove. The person has to have the experience themselves. People don’t have the experience. This is primarily because people do not know the cycles and thus do not know what to expect. I’d like to teach you this in an efficient way, so you can practice it yourself. This practice is a mindfulness exercise.

Time is God?

Year after year, for millions of years, the earth makes angles of relationship with the sun as it moves through its orbit. It seems that time is the creator and all that’s created, simultaneously. I’m proposing that everything there is can be defined by its placement in relationship to the beginning, the end, and to the other 359 points.

If this is too complicated, think of it like this. There are broad swaths of concepts on earth that are depicted in the circle of everything. They are named here, broadly, and assigned to a time on a clock so that they are visually presented as well.

The zodiacal circle has already broken it into twelve main pieces. You may then ask, but how did whoever put together the zodiacal order know what that order is? “They” knew because this symbolic representation of the entire world lives in the core of our very being since we experience the day on levels we are not aware of. People, together, have agreed about how things make sense. It’s actually common sense. Click here for the brief depiction.

If you think about it, you’ll probably agree that, broadly speaking, natural order is reflected within the meanings ascribed in the zodiacal circle. It is a map of all that exists, laid out in proper progression, from beginning to end. The first point means beginning-ness. The correlation is the first day of Spring. The final point, the last day of winter, is the energy of endings. Everything in between is laid out in a way that makes common sense. Not even astrologers really realize this.

The 360 perspectives start out at a very ethereal level – the angles creating vibrations between the poles of positive and negative, then becoming a slower expression – what spiritual people might call “energy” or “chi” – which eventually becomes mental, emotional, physical or any combination thereof, then slowing down to the physical, which then can be seen as symbols, or messages from the universe, about that day’s energy. These energetic levels are symbolic and based on nature as we know it, in the poles of positive and negative. How it expresses on the energetic level is what I find interesting. And then seeing how that energy manifests itself is the most amazing and intriguing thing, especially as it applies to other people I encounter.

There is a turning into, a continuum between symbol and thing, and this continuum is represented in a cycle.

What does God look like? Central to the idea of a creator (that we can all agree on) would be a picture of this God. Obviously, we cannot see God so it would have to be symbolic. And coincidentally, that is exactly what the zodiacal circle is – a symbolic picture of all-that-is put in its natural order of occurrence.

So, God doesn’t look like the zodiacal circle. The zodiacal circle is attempting to reflect this God-ness or earth’s relationship to the sun as it marches around in a year.

I am going to maintain that One’s main primary quality is love and can be found in the human heart, through relationship. Normally we think human relationships, but this could be a relationship with a thing, a process, a memory, or whatever. I argue it is best a relationship with “the whole”. Everyone, in their deepest heart, wants the peace and assurance that comes with living in this third way (knowing One while living one and two) with other people who are also in this way. But people are afraid, and they call back into their normal way, and we can’t trust anyone to be complete and perfect.

We all dream of ourselves and know ourselves as generally wanting what is right, as long as it seems like the right thing to us, and supports our way of being. Even about 99% of criminals claim they’re innocent. That’s because we each see ourselves as the One in this great big dual world. And why would we do such a thing? Simply because we are, indeed not only a part of the whole, but experience this wholeness at a deep core level, since it expresses in a patterned repeat, year after year, from day to day. In fact, we first experience it in the womb, and then we have a year of observing it while being cared for, then we are walking. The next year we are talking. By three years old, we’ve experienced this solar cycle almost four times and we’ve pretty much figured it out. We soon get the gist of it.

Higher, Mindful, Consciousness 

This three-ness consciousness does exist in every person – not just in the occasional person. It is the key, what is at the bottom of the well, what lies in hitting the bottom, where we came from, our womb, our DNA, the spirit within every one of us.

That’s consciousness – 1, 2 and 3. When we get to 4, now we have the manifestation, and yes, it depends on the state of 1, 2 and 3 before it.

Defining Numbers or…How Do Signs and Numbers Get Their Meaning in Astrology and Numerology?

In addition, there is a human tendency to apply a definition or a meaning to a number. After all, numbers are symbols that people will naturally attempt to associate meaning with. It’s at the two that we realize there is more than one meaning for the 1. For example, right up front, I can think of two meanings for the one: beginnings and source. These are both a lot about being at the first of any cycle. It is complex and beyond the scope of this blog (unless you beg me, which I cannot imagine) to explain in more detail how meanings are assigned, but suffice it to say that there are mathematical reasons involved. Knowing me, you’ll not have to beg. I’m sure I’ll get to even more information on base systems and establishment of themes, etc. In fact, I’m starting already:

Different spiritual and religious tools in different parts of the world result in using different base systems, giving different meanings for the same number and, obviously, different words for the same idea. Once you start working with more than a few numbers, their meanings are partly determined by where they fall in a series along a progression. We will name the various split of the circle by their number, and the meaning we give them will be based on a natural perspective they would have, should they be who they are within a circle that is split by their number. Yes, that’s as complicated as it gets, methinks.

So, you see the way the science has it on the ephemeris, which is a tool of astronomy, there are signs and degrees within that sign. So, we do it that way. On Jan 1, the sun is at Capricorn 11. Each of the degrees, 1 – 30, is like a day of the month. Keep that in mind, because we are looking at the day, it is important that even when talking about theories, that the mindful moment has the focus on the present moment, with help from the past and the future.

Each daily step is both God in itself and a piece of God. The next step takes on what was previously expressed, and lets go of some of the things that were earlier in the cycle – every day a new perspective, a building upon, a releasing – all depending on where it falls in the overall cycle.

 

Natural Order Part 2

I have a friend named Jack who can tell someone’s birthday just by meeting them. He says, “they feel like late spring” or “Fourth of July baby!” People look at him, dumbfounded, since he’s typically within three days of being right. Do you believe it’s possible? How can it be?

The only thing I can think of is “natural order” – that there’s a sense of natural order is buried within us, and stored as symbols, deep within the core of our cells. It is created by the energy that results from the repetition of yearly motion of our earth around the sun. So, each day has it’s own feel, it’s own structures, it’s own expressions. Maybe Jack’s sense of natural order is stronger or better developed than other peoples’…

With natural order,  everything in our world that exists fits somewhere in a cycle of wholeness. That cycle can be split into any number of pieces. In the case of Sunology, the cycle is split into thirty – representing the days of the month, or degrees of the zodiac. Every degree has a meaning, based on its position in the cycle. So, the 360 steps that the sun makes around the circle of the year (about a degree a day, 30 degrees in each of the 12 signs) – this repetitive energetic relationship between sun and earth, year after year after year….is what shapes the paradigm and the things of the world that we all share. And yes, it’s different in different spots of the world. Go to the academy if you want to learn more.