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Old 08-04-14   #2
Leben
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Default Re: Energy work and state of being

Matter can exist in four states; solid, liquid, gas and plasma. So too can a human being exist in four 'energetic' states, or relative states of Being; sleep, waking sleep, self-remembering, objective consciousness. Allow me to say something briefly about each state.

Sleep

This is the state we find ourselves in at night, or perhaps, in a coma. It is the default 'solid' state of human consciousness. When we dream, it is more like a transitional state between solid and liquid, or rather, between unconscious (dead sleep) and subconscious (waking sleep).

Waking Sleep

This is the state of associative thinking in which we exist in our day-to-day activities. Daydreaming is an excellent example. We are not asleep, we are also not truly awake. We exist in an associative state where one thought leads to another thought, one impulse leads to another, and all our functionings happen without much conscious involvement. How often have you found yourself in a room and forgotten why you went there? This was the fluid state of 'waking sleep,' and many people never progress outside this state, except for flashes of 'self-remembering.'

Self-remembering


This is the 'gaseous' state in which something stands against the associative flow of thoughts, impulses, reactions, etc. and says "I AM." It is self-aware, self-congnizant thought -- "in the world but not of it." One quality of this state is the quality of impressions, both those of oneself and the outer world, as being that which forms long-term memory. Those moments of our lives which we truly remember, as if we were still there, were moments of 'self-remembering.' It is the state of the Observer, the Impartial Witness. Present, embodied, non-attached and non-identified.

Objective Consciousness


This fourth state of Being, or 'plasma' state to continue the analogy, is the state of the Buddha/Christ consciousness, fully awakened. From this place, apparent opposites and paradoxes are intrinsically reconciled. All is One and One is All. There is no further separation between Self and Other, or rather, it is Realized that the separation itself was the dream.

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In conclusion, I will say this; Beware the 'Doer.' Don't try to achieve states for the sake of states. Witness how states change within you -- what triggers the change, what are the results in the body?
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