– Gregge Tiffen
“In the words of the late Ed Sullivan, America is putting on a really “Big, Big Show!” Those of us who are fully committed to metaphysical principals have deeper concerns that cannot be veneered. For us, it is living with the ever-present reality of how we handle ourselves individually and collectively that has an irreversible impact on this planet for hundreds of generations to come.
America has always assumed an important leadership role on this planet. Certainly since World War I our actions at home and abroad have played a significant role in dictating the direction of humankind. We have inherited this responsibility more as the result of a legacy left by our Founding Fathers than by the request of other nations.
We were founded as a nation of immigrants. Seldom could one lay claim to a long and glorious family history. We were nomads, restless in mind and spirit searching for an oasis and a fertile land to call home. Our ethnic heritage has held strong over the years and has been a source of pride to individuals and communities alike. We have always taken pride in pointing to our distant fatherlands and proclaiming our parental blood lines. We are everything embodied in the Statue of Liberty and more.
By the 19th century, America was recognized as the melting pot of the world, harboring just about very ethnic group known to the planet. However, today we find ourselves on the brink of the new world. Our world is much different, in fact, totally alien to that which was ever conceived by our Founding Fathers. When there Continental Congress met in Philadelphia in those tumultuous days of the 1700’s, no one even dreamed that 200 plus years later, the Constitution they were drafting would blanket a land that stretched from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans in a coverlet required to drape across a national bed 3,000 miles wide. What those gentlemen conceived was nothing more than 13 strong, independent colonies, free of the Monarchy and intent upon their own destiny. They met the challenges of their time, and they left the future and challenges to those who were bound to follow.
Our challenge today is the ultimate test of the strength of our national fabric. Placed in a position of world leadership, we can neither plead weakness or disinterest in determining the future of the world and all who inhabit it. As a country, we have seldom, if ever, turned our backs on a challenge. We have committed ourselves to the rest of the world as no country has ever done before us. We have met our responsibilities and then some. We have been both loved and hated for our willingness to commit to the good of our fellow humans.
However, today we are in quicksand, and we are not fully aware of it. Today, we still offer the concepts of our Founding Fathers and of our melting pot heritage as the menu of democracy. It is a menu that produces social, economic, and spiritual indigestion among Americans and their fellow humans abroad. Our leaders, our captains of industry, and our citizens are blind to the demands of a new world and times that are separating themselves from the umbilical cord of history. If we are to survive and to lead this world into its new era, we must do it with an awareness of the future and a willingness to divorce ourselves from the past.
Our first step must be a redesign of the fabric of unity that makes this country the United States of America. Proud of our ethnic heritage and threatened by a world in war and chaos, we have clung more closely to our former lands. We speak of ourselves as Italian-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Jewish-Americans, German-Americans, African-Americans and White Anglo-Americans. We speak of ourselves as something else before we speak of ourselves as solely Americans. We have depreciated our cohesive force as a nation. We are more interested in holding to our own ethnic piece than joining fully with all other pieces to produce a new fabric with a national pattern. We have become a nation divided, if indeed, we have ever been a united nation at all. We wave foreign flags and proclaim foreign languages and hold to our ethnic needs over our communal requirements. What we must understand is that although that was what was necessary to establish our national fabric over the past 200 plus years will no longer serve us for the next 200 years.
The world must now be lead by a united people, a dedicated people, a determined people, who proclaim their unity though action and not rhetoric. It is time for us to put aside our ethnic blankets and wrap ourselves in a common flag. How can this nation send a message to its congress when every interest is predicated upon ethnic pride and regional greed? How can we dare tell the world that we are The United States of America when every action and every path we tread proclaims our disunity? Must we have wars to unite us? Must we be a nation of disaster before we can be a nation of leadership? If that is our destiny then this country and our beautiful planet is doomed. We must start now to think and act like a nation united. We must send the message to our representatives in Washington that every bill and every piece of legislation must be designed to strengthen our national fabric.
We must take the democratic steps to remove those who still serve special interest groups at the cost of national unity. We must, to a person, recognize that the survival of this world rests on the quality of this country’s leadership. This leadership cannot be discharged by a nation of parts. To those of you who care and who have a metaphysical commitment to yourselves, to mankind, and to this planet I send this message. Work first to strengthen yourselves. Having done that, divest yourselves of prejudices and lay your ethnic heritage to rest. Proclaim yourselves as Americans to the rest of the world, not in boasting terms, but in terms of caring enough to keep the promises established by our forefathers. Carry forth the traditional torch of freedom with a new light of leadership. It is time that we manifest the motto of our founders: “E Pluribis Unum” – OUT OF MANY, ONE.” – Gregge Tiffen 2008
“Nothing you find in front of you is a job. It is an opportunity. The huge difference between you and your neighbor is how you view that opportunity. After you view it, then the difference is your decision. You don’t have to take everything that comes along, but consider the person who is choosing to sit down and not take advantage of anything.
The fundamental issue is that an experience does not take you by the nap of your neck and drag you into it even though many people think it does. That is because they see the experience as larger than their world. Nothing is larger than your world. You’re it. You have a right to empower the world to be larger than you if you want to do that, but at that point you have given up your world. The large issue is the issue of choice. Of course, you’re not working at this all of the time. You get your food, exercise, rest, and you take care of your basic functions but when you are truly awake and you are in the world for the experience, you fall in love with the opportunity to create.
You wouldn’t want to sit around doing nothing if you really believed that the whole function of life is the acquisition of knowledge through experience. In order to get the wisdom and make your jump into your better world, you need better experiences. Open up your five senses to see what is directly in front of you. To do this, you don’t just sit there, because there is way too much interest and excitement to not do something. I will guarantee you that you cannot be negative or impassive to the opportunities that exist in front of you at any given moment if all your five physical senses are fully operating. That’s impossible. There’s nothing fancy about this. That’s it. The Universe isn’t going to do this for you, but the Universe provides for you the opportunities to act. Your whole life is simply an opportunity to use experiences.
If you’re feeling pessimistic and not enjoying your experience, it’s because you are not using your creative momentum. You’re not building up to anything that accounts for anything. By the time you are in mid-life you look around and say, “Oh, forty-five or fifty years have gone by, and what have I got to show for it? Life is terrible.”
What you create at point A you are going to have at point B. That is cause and effect, the Law of Karma. Every action has an equal reaction. Everything is working fine you say, but when you come up with all these excuses what you really are saying is “I’ll do A but I don’t want to be responsible for B.” That’s what stops you at point A to create because you haven’t arrived at the experience yet. You’re looking ahead and do not want to be responsible for the end result because you don’t have any guarantee that it is going to turn out the way you want it to turn out. Hell, if there’s anything I can say about creative momentum it’s that there are no guarantees that it is going to turn out the way you think it’s going to turn out. In most cases it’s going to turn out better. And in some cases it becomes not what, but so what? We’re not talking about the end of the world!
What is experience if it’s not a responsibility to accept the end result? For example, people who are afraid to die are very much aware they haven’t done much with their lives that suited them. Those who are very comfortable with dying are satisfied with what they’ve done that did suite them. There’s the big difference. I think that is the main issue with all people as they reach the end of any experience. Did the experience give them enough knowledge that they are comfortable with the fact that they made some headway here? I’m not referring to knowing anything about metaphysics but rather just the basic issue of living. Were they willing to accept the characteristic of responsibility for their experience as their experience, or were they in a state of “Woe is me?”
I can assure you that your experience is going to work out very well and way beyond your expectations when you are operating with the love for the acquisition of knowledge and the fact that… it’s your world!” – Gregge Tiffen
“The business out in front of you, which is the world around you cannot be ignored. It’s not a great deal of fun with communication systems that put us on a global basis. Turning on your computer, television, or picking up your newspaper is the basis for non-creative energy that you don’t want. There are some individuals who say that they want to cut that kind of input out of their lives. That’s okay. You don’t have to read the news or know what is going on everywhere in the world. I’m referring to your personal life. What you don’t have a right to do is to cut yourself off from your own life. It’s an option if you want to cut off the rest of the world. You have a right to do that. However, you can’t then turn around and say, “I have nothing to create or to live for.” Your own life is the parameter of your experience which is your own world. To begin to accept this provides you with the incentive to take responsibility for the power you have over your own world. What comes out of your world is not the world around you.
Whether your view is positive or negative about the activity of the world surrounding you, it has nothing to do with the creative energy that deals with your availability to have an experience that leads to a proper level of knowledge.
Are you aware of how many celestial bodies have collided today? Do you know how many galaxies have been created today? Do you know how many stars have been burned out today? You don’t know, but it is going on. Suppose you could turn on channel 155, the Universal Channel, on your television. All of a sudden you have a panoramic view of what’s going on in this galaxy right now. It’s going on, but you’re not putting any focus on what you think doesn’t affect you because you don’t know about it.
Is that much different than focusing on all these horrible things going on in the world around you? The issue is choice. I’m not indicating it isn’t going to affect you overall in terms of life activity if you don’t want to focus on the conditions in the Middle East. The point is what you do need to focus on. You focus on your world, which is directly in front of you, should be in the terms of what it is you want to do. I do not want to overwork this point, nor do I want anyone to take the following statement too far: Most everything we read in the book we know as the Bible is a reiteration of basic metaphysical codes. The statement made by the individual attributed to the man that has become known as Jesus is, “I am in this world, but I am not of this world.” There’s your key. He was saying exactly what I’m trying to get across here. He was saying that he knows there’s a world out there. He knew what was going on in the world. He knew what power people claimed to have, but that wasn’t his world. His world was him. He is quoted as saying, “My Father and I are one,” which is saying the Universe is my world, and I establish my own parameter, my own world. Don’t put those statements way out there as if it were some mystic or some great teacher who had no relation to the rest of us. Those are very real statements about the way you and I are meant to live. What gets you overwhelmed is that you are too concerned that you have to interact with the big world outside of you.
At that point, you think there has to be someone else in your life, or that there has to be some other condition such as the bank foreclosing on your house to make the day interesting. It’s as if something has to be going on to threaten your survival. If you want to take into consideration that all these things are threatening your survival, then all you are going to be doing is worrying about your survival. You’re not going to be learning anything other than in a reverse way about how to survive. You’ve already proved that you are going to survive. Survival is no longer an issue. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to go through your life proving it over and over. We already know you can survive. Let’s get on with something that is worthwhile. Simply follow your nose.
If your overall incentive is that you would like to improve and come back to a better world, how do you bring that into a moment-to-moment reaction to the world you actually live in? That isn’t very hard to do, first of all, you were given five physical senses. Those senses are primarily there to keep you alive. You hear, see, taste, touch and smell. Those physical senses are basically there to make sure your body can meet conditions and survive. The beauty is that you are also capable of super-senses. Your super-senses are capable of going though experiences that do not deal primarily with survival. They deal with the acquisition of knowledge. To function in YOUR world, you must wake up! You have senses all of which allow you to be aware of the seen and the unseen. When you give yourself to these senses, you are excited into an action. That action is not a labor. It’s a willingness to participate in your own development. Nothing you find in front of you is a job. It is an opportunity.” – Gregge Tiffen
The total amount of knowledge that can be given to you as single consciousness at any given time is unlimited. It’s relative only to the capacity of consciousness to learn, which means to use the knowledge. At the point of utilization, consciousness increases a certain undefined resiliency by virtue of its experience. Words fail me beyond this point. I don’t know how to describe and define resiliency, as I mean it here because what I really mean is the strength of consciousness. The more I know, the stronger I am. You may pull a gun on me, put sword to my throat, and do away with me physically (which is basically immaterial) because you can’t do away with my consciousness. Period. If you realize that your strength is in knowledge, which is your experience and the resiliency of consciousness, no one can affect you. Not even the Universe can diminish that one whit.
One of the most marvelous examples of this is those few who lived through the concentration camps of World War II. If you examined their backgrounds, you would find that they lived through those conditions through knowledge. They were wise people, and they did it in a way that maintained a resiliency of consciousness rather than giving up or giving in. That shows us just what a warped view we have of what’s valuable and what isn’t.
If you evaluate the way you eat, sleep, entertain yourself, and the processes by which you work, you’re likely to recognize that most of that time is wasted. Very little of it is put into the direct utilization of knowledge in terms of your individual learning requirements. It’s a waste to eat bad food that destroys your body. It’s a waste to go to a job for eight hours when you could do exactly the same amount of work in two hours and thirty minutes. Why spend the additional five house and thirty minutes doing something that doesn’t teach you anything? Such activity doesn’t build any resiliency of consciousness because it doesn’t give you any learning experience. Longings and dissatisfactions occur from just such a waste.
To ask “What do I know?’ is the same thing as asking your consciousness, “What did you do?” The smallest of your learning experiences should never be ignored. What you might consider the most insignificant, might add some tremendous stature to you provided (and assuming) the knowledge within the experience is used. This is why it isn’t wrong to say “I’ not going to do that because it doesn’t contribute to my own growth experience.” You are the one that has to make those decisions. If we all did this, you would find that we harmonize and are never in each other’s way. The cells in our bodies arrange themselves in exactly the same way. They transfer vital information to each other. It is also an absolute requirement that you always know where you are. Otherwise, how do you know where you’re going? You know your position not by knowing what country you’re in or what goals you’ve attained. Your position of knowing where you are is the knowledge of self-experience which is literally the knowledge itself. The message from consciousness is, “This is what I did; therefore, I know where I am.” This is not as far-fetched as it seems in words because the question you keep asking yourself is the one thing you are here to learn. For example, if you are here to learn tolerance, every time you scratch you head you are to ask yourself if you’re learning something about tolerance. The onboard computer in consciousness then runs through the whole experience and immediately tells you where you are, and where you should be going. This allows you to figure out your whole procedure in stages.
Advancement in life experience suffers because individuals start off in directions that are irrational and individually non-productive. It’s sheer ignorance for people to say that they don’t want to know where they are because they don’t want to know where they are going. Leave them alone in their ignorance. On the other side of the coin (the polarity); once you know where you are, you are responsible to do something about where you are going. What else is there to do with your life?
Be emphatic about finding out what you need to know. There are always means of finding out. However, in the human aspect of the mind, there is that little voice that says, “Don’t worry about it. It doesn’t matter.” Nevertheless, sooner or later, you learn that there is a Law of Cause and Effect, a Law of Karma operating. For instance, the way you learn about death is what you learn about life by using what you have on hand. What you see around you is dying all the time. Old ideas die, cells die, people die out of your life. You see, you do know about death by what you know at your particular point of existence. If it’s important to you to know, it’s important for you to learn. Let it register in your thinking from this day forward that First Cause has already created everything. The answer is simple. Use what has already been created. For you to be aware of what that means, put the necessary energy into what you can recognize with one or more of your five physical senses and go from there. – Gregge Tiffen
You will never know anything I try to teach you that you don’t need to know. If that were not true, there wouldn’t be any learning experience because you wouldn’t even accept the teachings. Everything that I teach you that you do need to know will automatically be accepted by you. You will learn something, in your own right, relative to your own need because it’s usable for you.
Life is knowledge and knowledge is Life. When we talk about life development we’re talking about the universal movement of gathering knowledge. This is how the Universe operates. This is how consciousness operates. We should feel some degree of ecstatic passion involved in the realization that this planet, this solar system, and this galaxy exist for our knowledge gathering and learning benefit. No matter where we are, the Universe produces an infinite variety of ways and means for us to gather knowledge through our life experience. As part of the learning arena on earth there is a great magnitude of energy within the spiritual, mental and physical frequencies. Literally everything you learn well at the physical level gives you a look at the things you can’t see. You’ve been placed here to do a job that lets you become fully aware of the teaching values available to you.
The marvelous thing about the Universe (and infinity) is that the Universe cannot deal with Itself in infinite terms. There wouldn’t be any point of recognition. And, in an infinite Universe, you are an infinite consciousness. You must forever have obtainable to you an undefined amount of knowledge that is always available to you. That is a striking realization.
Do you know that your consciousness can’t ever loose what you’ve learned and used? Consciousness absorbs knowledge. It feeds on knowledge in such a way that it doesn’t diminish itself nor does it add to it its mass. It uses knowledge just like the body uses food but it is done in such a way that it ingests the knowledge without changing its mass. How does it do this? Isn’t it true that you can be taught today, tomorrow, next week and next month without making yourself any larger? You can take in more and more knowledge without showing any change in your physical size. You can eat food; drink water and breath air with a marked difference, yet you can take in knowledge without changing your stature one whit. Consciousness absorbs and becomes the thing it learns. Since it has the means of devouring knowledge without changing its mass, it doesn’t need to store the knowledge it acquires on our sojourns. The total amount of knowledge that can be given to you as a single consciousness at any given time and place is unlimited. It is relative only to the capacity of consciousness to learn, which means to USE the knowledge. Knowledge not used is not knowledge. – Gregge Tiffen
One of the great buzzwords of modern society is “potential.” We toss it around using it to indicate everything from the promise that the educational system offers to the carrot of corporate chairmanship. The word has become a tongue cluck when referring to someone who has not done well as in, “He had the potential to become successful.” It is a write-off word, meaning nothing but hiding much.
We are involved in major planetary changes and are being pressured and tested to our personal limits by Universal forces. Each of us has the “potential” of gaining great spiritual awareness and advancement in these times, but to do so we need to understand what our potential is.
We should begin with the realization that the word potential begins with the word potent…meaning powerful. Therefore, to recognize our potential our first requirement is to recognize that we are operating from a base of power. What power? It is hard to think of ourselves as powerful when almost everything around us is crumbling. The power of potential is not the power of the human man but rather the spiritual power invested in us on the Universal level. It is the power of Consciousness aware of its omnipotent force in the Universal scheme of things. All great metaphysical teachers have recognized that they are instruments of a Higher Authority, which moves through us if we would but let it.
Our potential is greatly diminished when we think of it only in mundane terms relating it to our careers, or our education or our relationships. The world we live in is nothing more than the effect of our potent force it is not the source! A job does not have a potential. Of itself it is not potent. It is we who bring to the job its power; it is we who give it its potential. To expect the power of our potent force to be handed to us by some physical person, situation or experience is to deny our own Universal power. By failing to see where the source of our potential lies we end up suffering the impotency of experiences that exist without energy and without the power to make them pathways of development.
Each of us has the chance to correct our misconception of our potential. The world is laying before us a vast number of opportunities, each one awaiting our potent use of power to direct it to our benefit. If we look upon our potential in some cursory manner giving it only lip service and letting the situation dictate our actions, we have no one to blame but ourselves when on some morning we awake and find that we have never lived up to our potential.
Now is the time for the potency of potential to be used. You are both a source and a channel of Universal power. Each of us represents the most potent force available on this planet. Each of us has the potential to change the conditions around us. Each of us has the power to establish harmony, joy, abundance and love in our experiences. We are humans with the ever-present potential of being gods. If we refuse to take our proper place then someone or something that will exert power over us will fill it. Whether we like it or not, we will have to live with the realization that we have abdicated our throne and turned our potent forces over to the negative forces of this world who will use that power to keep us in bondage. We should never forget that a rightful force unused will, by the law of its character, become a force misused. – Gregge Tiffen
We operate on this planet through three levels, spiritual, mental and physical. Because this is a physical planet our body responds to these three areas by assigning its parts as representatives of one or more of these levels.
The left side of the body is the spiritual side while the right side represents the physical plane. Internal organs represent the mental state. Consequently, one can easily judge in what area there is a deficiency by being aware of what side of the body is being affected. Problems on the right side indicate a misuse of physical law and on the left side indicates a misuse of spiritual law. Internal problems indicate that the thought process is holding some negativity.
Body sections are valuable indicators in the symbolical structure. Their shape and condition can tell us a lot about what is going on with our attitude and our life.
Because the head has so many separate features (and is almost always exposed to view) it is a marvelous indicator of one’s condition. The forehead relates to the mental plane. It’s size; expanse and lines tell a complete story of our state of mind. The eyes are assigned to the spiritual level. Their size, shape, color, the lids and any abnormalities such as muscle ticks, give a good indication of our spiritual awareness. The nose represents the physical level. Size and shape are indicators as are problems associated with stuffiness, susceptibility to pollen, colds, etc. The mouth and lips are mental indicators. Size and shape mean something here but not as much as what the mouth and lips do when in motion. Their action during conversation is a dead giveaway as to what is really going on in a person’s head. The ears are assigned to the spiritual level. How they are placed on the head and their shape tell us about a persons spiritual attitude. Ear problems indicate a clear problem with spiritual consciousness.
Extremities are also indicators. Shoulders are physical plane indicators. Arms tell us mental attitude. Hands are spiritual symbols. The torso is physical. Hips are mental indicators. Thighs are also mental. Calves are physical markers and the feet are very sensitive indicators of spiritual attitude.
In short we are a walking story of our physical, mental, and spiritual awareness and concepts. Among ancient mystics it was a common practice to read the body of a stranger or one making a proposal to be assured that what was being said was coming from a source of truth. So accurate was this evaluation that the Orientals designed clothing that covered everything and draped fully to hide the body. Long sleeves with large cuffs were employed to hide the hands so they could not be read. To combat this practice, potentates made it mandatory that visitors prostrated themselves before the throne, arms extended and hands flat. The emperor’s courts mystic would then read the hands of that person and advise the ruler.
In society we like to think that we have our secrets. Little do we know that we are a walking broadcast of what we know, what we think and what we believe. The Universe holds no secrets and we are not made to violate that law. – Gregge Tiffen
Now we will turn to the body as the vehicle for consciousness. We turn from the clapper to the bell’s container. I want you to consider Nature and your body as one thing.
The power of the planet is the power you have available to you in totality. Your body is representative of the planet, comes from the planet, and belongs to the planet. Hardly anyone wants to deal with this as a reality. However, as interested developers and metaphysicians, this is something that needs to be imparted, in our present time, in order to take the knowledge and do something with it.
When we take vacations, we go to see the planet. We go back to Mother Nature as the source to give us what we need and want. Harmony, rest, entertainment, and beauty all come from the planet. When I want peace I go to the planet for peace. We have many people who live harmonious lives in tune with nature. If you go back into the initial lore, the native Indians were big in knowing how to translate the laws of the planet. They prayed to the wind, the sun, the trees and the clouds. They were always aware of an ultimate Intelligence. They identified those “gods” that belonged to the planet.
If you go back in mythology you will see this over and over again. Even when the gods come from heaven, they manifest down here, which is symbolic of nature gods. To pray, you pray to nature except when you are going to move out of your body and work with consciousness. In that case, consciousness would not pray at all. It has nothing to pray for since is has awareness of what IS.
The necromancer and the magician (black or white) will use tools that are the elements drawn from the planet whether using mercury, a bat’s eye, a willow stick or pure silver and gold. These all come from the planet. Power did not come from calling in angels but rather by calling upon the “gods” of the planet – animal, vegetable and mineral.
Every celestial body has definitive root characteristics. The root characteristic of this particular planet is that it is a receptive womb. Planet Earth is female and produces a mothering, nurturing base. Everything on this planet seems to come out like a family comes out. Look at how everything is related in family units. There are families of trees, families of animals and families of mankind.
Everything on Planet Earth is created new. Nothing here is ever lost. We burn a log that turns into ashes that turns into something else. Another characteristic is that this planet nurtures and it feeds. This is one of the most abundant planets you are ever likely to see. Metaphysically, it is difficult to understand why there could ever be people starving in this world. Wherever you go there is something that nurtures the body. There should never be a reason for anyone to go hungry on a planet that nurtures, or for anyone to be starved in any one of the five physical sense capacities.
Another characteristic of this planet is that it manifests. Nothing works here until it becomes tangible. The greatest idea in the world is worthless until the idea becomes tangible. In other words, the planet will not allow anything to exist for any period of time without manifestation. You cannot keep things on this planet from happening. If you are angry, that anger will manifest whether you try to hide it or not. In the same respect, if you are a warm and loving person, those qualities will manifest even if you do not point out that is what you are. One of the first keys of learning how to get along here unusually well is to remember that whether you like it or not, manifestation is going to occur. You might as well set up a positive sense to start manifesting all the positive elements.
One more characteristic for this planet is that it is a change maker. Nothing on this planet will remain stable. It must change. We are not talking about next month or next year. This planet is changing every microsecond of time. Nature has all sorts of systems for change; snakes shed their skins, the inchworm crawls into a cocoon and comes out a butterfly and animals shed their fur. This is all very visual and obvious, but we, as humans, tend to ignore the obvious.
What we are facing is that we have continuity, wisdom, will and Law in consciousness. Do you see anything very tangible there? No! You have consciousness in a vehicle on a planet that is mothering, creative, nurturing, manifesting and changing. You cannot match up the basic characteristics of consciousness to the basic characteristics of the planet. You cannot go in the Laws of the Universe and conquer a kingdom. That is antagonistic to Universal Law so consciousness must adapt to wherever it finds itself. It cannot change or conquer where it finds itself. For decades, a lot of metaphysical activity has been focused on getting a hold on consciousness and changing everything in life. You can work with what you have here and get the most out of it, but you cannot change the basic ingredients. You cannot usurp natural law on this planet.
An elephant is an elephant, and you cannot come along and change it into a flower. This is true because the planet is created with a Universal design. How can the Universe send one element of Itself against another element of Itself? That would be inconsistent. What the Universe creates will not send anything to overcome it. It is terribly important that you come to the realization that Planet Earth will never be a natural home for consciousness and that consciousness is not trying to usurp change or conquer the planet. It does not look upon the planet as a warm secure little niche that it can enjoy for a few million years.
It is your body that belongs to the planet, and it finds the environment perfectly okay. It is your body that is made up of animal, vegetable and mineral. It responds to the laws of nature, works to the laws of nature and develops to the laws of nature. It does not respond at all to consciousness. The master of the body is the planet.
For ages metaphysics has come along and tried to sell the other theme that consciousness controls the body. Experience will tell you that it never works. There is no such thing as mind over matter. There is matter over matter. If we could isolate consciousness and say, “How would you like to change this life?” consciousness would say, “What life? I am not in any life. What I am doing is registering an experience. I do not know what you are talking about.” Consciousness is not in a position to critique; it is in a position to maintain will, to support Universal Law and to store knowledge and wisdom.
Now we come to another point. What we need to realize is that we are two individualized units operating in a one point mass. Consciousness does exist. The body does exist. They both belong to us, and we have to operate two units as one. We are asking the most unusual of conditions to take place. This is good news/bad news. The good news is we have a broad range of categories we can address. One category is consciousness and the other category is the physical body. For example, consciousness might say in effect, “I must go to that school (meaning Planet Earth) because I want to learn about relationships.” Now, how many ways are there to learn about relationships? Consciousness doesn’t care how it is going to learn just as long as it learns in relation to what it wants to store as wisdom. Consciousness is always aware of itself. It knows what its needs are. If the issue is relationships, it says, “Well, I went through all of my records, and what I need is some experience about relationships. There is a good school. I will go to that one.” Consciousness has no idea the terms of working out the experience.
If you want a word to attach to consciousness, use conscience. It is that angel on your shoulder that reminds you that you are, in truth, universal and part of the Universe. Therefore, all of the Laws of the Universe apply. Consciousness does not make those Laws apply. Meanwhile, the body’s attitude towards consciousness is, “I do not know what you are doing here, but I am not going to listen to you. You do not belong to my family. I do not see any of my characteristics in you.” Your body is always looking at the planet through its five physical senses. It never looks beyond the planet. It looks at physical action only. Your body will not look at meta-action.
You will find living here easier and a lot more fun when you respond to the planet and nature as you are designed to do. You understand that experience is here to increase your awareness at a certain point for a certain reason. Major or minor, your experiences are there for your physical experience at that moment. Meanwhile, your consciousness is observing the show because it is already in perfection.
If consciousness had the quality of the will of survival the way we talk about survival, how could you physically die? You could not. To consciousness, what we call death is an experiential passage. Let’s say you are facing a problem, an experience, a challenge, or an opportunity. Metaphysically, your first inclination is to attack this thing through consciousness. Right there you are in trouble, which is why many times, your initial output to an action falls flat on its face. Doing something spiritually to you initially meant doing it by consciousness. Doing it spiritually to the body means doing it according to nature’s law – the spirit of nature.
The physical person is the one who conforms to nature’s needs and wants using five physical senses. The mental person is the one who conforms to nature’s action of creativity. The spiritual person is the one who conforms to nature’s law to use and produce a manifestation. – Gregge Tiffen – September 2008
A bell without a clapper does not have the experience of being a bell. There is no action, no sound. And so it is with the physical body. Without consciousness, there is no life force. We live on a planet of manifestation. Just as there is no sound in a bell without a clapper, there is no manifestation from just having a thought.
Behind every thought pattern is an element that comes out of the Universe and belongs to the Universe. The thought pattern is the same make-up as Universal Intelligence. This element is called by many names – soul, spirit, consciousness. It is without form and has no beginning and no end. It is the expression of Universal Intelligence as Its smallest point, atomic if you like.
We are going to borrow the word “Consciousness” to identify Universal Intelligence at the point we find ourselves. In metaphysics, we must borrow words as symbols in our attempt to communicate what lies hidden beneath the surface. In the mystical schools, there are ancient and on-going conversations that explore the deeper meaning of Life. The relationship of thought to consciousness is definitely one of those subjects.
If there were a problem with the Universe, it would be Its enormity and infinity. Anything that is infinite can never know Itself because it is forever infinitely aware of an infinite amount that never stops. The way the Universe finds Its elements is by giving the same quality of awareness to Its parts. Some of the parts in the Universe are called Consciousness. There are an infinite number of “parts.” Do they come into being and out of being? No. Like the Universe, they have always been. Have the same number always existed? No, because it is an infinite Universe. It is like the chicken and the egg puzzle. You cannot wrestle with that kind of reasoning. There has always been a Universe. There has always been consciousness. Therefore, if you identify you as consciousness, and as one of these parts, you have always existed. Consciousness has continuity. The big factor regarding your on-going existence is to maintain a continuity of life force in the Universe. This occurs by virtue of the continuity of your experience. The Universe knows Itself by the fact that Its parts go through experiences. For example, we can tell a lot about a car if we take the engine apart and look at the parts. We can tell by the parts that are worn and the parts that are coated just how hard the engine was run, and how efficient it was. In a more refined sense, the Universe can tell about Its history (the worn parts) by the fact that consciousness carries the experience and continuity. Consciousness has well coated experience after experience and efficient wisdom ad infinitum.
The big metaphysical cry has always been, “Well, if I am all of this in consciousness, then why am I not terribly bright and able to do everything?” You can! You just don’t know how to get to it, or in some cases, in getting to it you cannot stand the power involved so you run back to what you consider a familiar safe place. Wisdom has never been denied you. What you need to remember is that we are talking about wisdom. We are not talking about intelligence in terms of learning details. Wisdom is very hard to put your finger on because it is essence. It knows without knowing how you know. In many cases, you find that too intangible so you do not pursue the power in the wisdom.
If I pose a problem to you, you immediately start to solve it. In consciousness you would not start to solve it because it is already solved. The answer, if there is any answer at all, is already there. All consciousness would say is “look in front of your nose. Everything you need and want is there.” There are reasons you do not do this and we will get to that later.
Consciousness is the historian, the recorder, for the Universe. Consciousness does not have a problem with volume. It can store infinitely as a storage unit for wisdom. The Universe does not store Its knowledge. Consciousness stores the parts – the knowledge, of the Universe. It is the parts that tell you what happens when you take apart the car engine. It is the same principle with the Universe. Since the Universe is the totality, it simply feels the parts. You know when you are feeling well. It is the individual cells telling you that they feel great or that they are under stress. When you put the message all together, you know how you feel.
Consciousness is the keeper of the will. Will presages action. You cannot have action without will initiating action just as you cannot have a bell without a clapper. A bell without a clapper is a cup turned upside-down. That is no bell at all! What is will? It is indefinable. It is the characteristic of the Universe that produces action and motion. It is an indefinable Universal energy that has infinite ramifications so there is no way of saying “Will is…….” Will stands on its own, It holds on to the ability to initiate action.
Consciousness sustains Universal Law. Consciousness, as a part, becomes the supporter of the whole in its out-workings. Look at this unique thing that we truly are. Consciousness maintains continuity, it sustains action and it stores wisdom. It keeps and initiates will. It supports Universal Law. Consciousness is, in effect, anything the Universe is, could be, and would ever want to be. What we have are little encapsulations of the Universe living in only a small infinitesimal corner of the room. The very character of Consciousness is magnificent! How could we even presume to let it encapsulate in a body (in this little place) compared to what it is? How can Consciousness express all its wisdom? How can it carry on its continuity? How can it use its will? It is like entrapping a beautiful stallion into space one half the size of a horse. Yet, it is done.
We must not look at Consciousness as if it does not belong here. Of course it belongs here, and it is here willingly. It just has a different methodology in which to exist. It carries with it all the storage information it has. What is does not have is the arena by which it can use and put out all of this energy and knowledge. However, there is no conflict between consciousness and the body. Consciousness sits within the body watching, observing and recording. Your strength and power come from your Consciousness because you have always had the wisdom. You are adding to that wisdom from experience. – Gregge Tiffen, September 2008
To be concluded in October 2016…