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Separation and Unity: How do we live them both?
By Elektra Porzel 1/15/2024
In the present reality that we live in the western world, we are taught that we must ‘pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps’ while we also know that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. In school, we are taught that we must take tests by ourselves, and we are graded against each other on the bell curve. Yet in higher grades and in business, we are directed to work in teams as the many provide more knowledge, differing perspectives, and more intuition on projects, thus creating a better outcome.
If we own a small business, we network with others so that more people will know about our services as we tell our clients about what others offer – the connections make us more known and hopefully more profitable. In our professional groups, we network to keep up to date about what the profession is offering newly and to be aware of other job opportunities. Together we raise the overall knowledge and application capacity of our profession.
These are what I call ‘both/and’ opportunities. Individually we make sure that we study to our best ability; we offer services of the highest integrity and quality. While at the same time, we work with others to increase the synergy of our services to our clients/customers. We need each other to create newly and to make sure that the needs of the community are met. Hopefully we will do this in business, in financial systems, in local governments and in education.
While ensuring our personal integrity and high standards of service, we move to a larger field of caring for the larger community when we work with others. As each field embraces this ‘both/and’ practice, it finds a place for both individual perspectives/ growth and for working together to create a better community/country/world. “Doughnut Economics’ by Kate Raworth provides us with a great example of this ‘both/and’ process. Her Doughnut Template provides a financial structure that would serve all humans as well as nature. While it is true that in the past in some fields, individuals have stopped the flow of new information/perspectives to be published and supported, in the end the new knowledge will help us embrace the fullness of what a human can be and do. The path of the exploration of the plasticity of the human brain from ‘no change’ to recognition of the brain being the most malleable organ in the body, now known as Neuroplasticity, is a good example.
In the Language of Consciousness Institute, we explore this ‘both/and’ activity in our examination of our historic personality, our self, and our larger Self, our spirit’s conscious embodiment. We refer to our historic personality as our ‘self’ (lower case ‘s’). This historic personality is made up of our life experiences, our beliefs, and habits, all that our families and our culture taught us what was true about life. That historic personality learned to both learn alone as in school, and to learn with others as in playing with others which is when you could best have fun, build forts together and maybe even win a game. Which part of this historic personality dominates in your life? In your work or in your play?
In looking at embodying the power of our spirit in our lives, we refer to our ‘Self’ (upper case ‘S’). This Self is the experience of being more of your larger Being, your original design. In being your Self, you have released historic ideas of what you are. The Self is the interface with the everyday world that no longer traps you historically because you know that you are more.
The (capital S) Self is the point of perception where the temporal experience of your mortal life and the eternal experience of your immortal existence come together. The discovery of this Self is in the metapoint of the temporal and the eternal, the secular and the sacred, the biochemical and the alchemical, and more. The more consciously conscious you become of your Self, the more you begin to observe and experience that you are not static. You change, you move, and you are dynamic.
In ‘The New Science of Heaven”, Robert Temple explains that we are not just our bodies, we are also a plasma body. This plasma body leaves our biological body at death and has been referred to in ancient texts as our etheric bodies, our spirits, our souls. Could it be that our Self is that plasma part of us, the eternal part of us informing our present conscious mind of itself, of all that we could be in this life and bring to this life? I say ‘yes’!
By accessing the capacities and capabilities of our larger Self, we become able to be, do and have what we came into this life to be, do, and have.
Are you ready?
We each must take personal action to live as our Self.
You can stomp and say ‘no’, it should be given to me! That requires no energy and nothing will be gained from that stance.
You could blame the present reality of separation and spend all your energy in focusing against it. Then all your mind notices is what is ‘separation’, what is life-defeating. Where are the directions for what you consider life-enhancing or life-generating? Without those directives, our spirit and our allies don’t know how to help us to manifest what we crave in our life.
You could focus on the unity present in the world, such as in nature and in the experience of meditation. This is a necessary element to consciously recognizing and living as part of the greater whole. And you need to find a way to define what you crave for life here. The Templates of the Language of Creation provide the templates to define and manifest all that you crave in life.
One of the principles of the Field of Tantra Maat is that ‘Everything has a place’. Living that principle, we could find a place for the reality of Separation. Not letting it control our actions and thoughts, instead making our field larger so that reality exists but does not impact us much. ‘you are in the reality of separation but you are not of it.’
The Center for Contemplation and Action said it best.
“The only way out and through any dualism included that between action and contemplation, is a kind of universal forgiveness of reality for being what it is. This becomes the bonding glue of grace which heals al separation that law, religion, or logic which reals all separations that law, religion, or logic can never finally or full restore.“ Center for Contemplation and Action
You can also search out and apply practices that support your spirit/your Self in being embodied. The Templates of the Language of Creation are the best tools that I have experienced that can support you in moving from your historic ideas and language to the concepts and language of your larger Beings, your Self. Templates 3 and 4 particularly are powerful in that they restore our Registers of the Sacred & the Secular, the Alchemical & the Biochemical, the Infinite & the Finite of each of us. In the writing of these Templates, the writer connects with Creation and with their own deeper wisdom, with the larger knowing of their Self. You are so much more than you imagine. You must take that first step to claim that capacity and that capability to be whom you hope/know yourself to be. Not just the first step, but daily take steps as your Self is revealed to you.
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