The Shadows of Consciousness

No doubt most readers of this blog will be familiar with Plato’s allegory of the people who had spent their lives chained up in a cave seeing shadows of passers by on the cave wall and mistaking them for reality.  As I explained in my previous post, the source I am channeling has been giving me a series of lessons on, basically, what materialist reductionist scientists refer to as ‘the hard problem of consciousness’.  What follows here was – for me, at any rate – a groundbreaking explanation of how consciousness and the brain interact.  Plato’s story came to mind when I received the comment:

When scientists use EEG monitors to look at brainwaves, it’s as if they are measuring shadows and mistaking them for the actual consciousness. The altered states can be measured as frequencies in the the brain, but they can only measure the part of consciousness that is in the body.  They can’t measure what is non-local.

I was asked to research brain states online and the first site I found provided this:

Beta14-30Hzawake and alert
Alpha9-13 Hzrelaxed
Deltabelow 4 Hzdeep, dreamless sleep
Theta4-8 Hzreduced consciousness, dreams
Gammamore than 30 Hzheightened perception

which I copied carefully into my notebook, followed by several question marks.  I was then directed to copy the list of states again, this time ordering them by frequency.  When I had done that, my source agreed to fill in what was really going on at each state.

(Quick note: This information refers to people with what is commonly known as a Neurotypical Brain.  In a further post I’ll be setting out information about how consciousness presents for those referred to as Neurodivergent thinkers.)

 

Delta< 4 HzConsciousness is not centred in the body. Body is alive but dormant/unconscious, so it could be in a trance, in what scientists call ‘deep sleep’, in a coma, under anaesthesia, injured or having a near death experience.
Theta4-8 HzTransitional state between being conscious and unconscious. Dreaming or in hypnagogic state just before dreaming, meditation, sedated.
Alpha9-13 HzThe physical body is relaxed, calm but fully conscious. Tuned in to intuition but also grounded.
Beta14-30 HzThe state in which most humans stay on a daily basis – more tuned in to day-to-day physical life, problem-solving, coping with stresses and strains yet sometimes noticing synchronicities or having flashes of insight that help them cope.
Gamma > 30 HzHyper vigilant and very aroused. This could be a reaction to fear, excitement or stress, pumped up, fight or flight, panic attack etc.

I was then given the following additional information:

To scientists, almost nothing seems to be happening in Delta, but that is where consciousness is at its most expanded.  At the other end in Gamma, where they are picking up frenetic brainwave activity, the person’s consciousness is barely in touch with anything beyond the physical body.  It’s not tuning in to synchronicities or the higher self. It’s working with nothing more than physical sensations. That’s not how humans are designed to work – it’s exhausting and unproductive.  The whole point of being incarnate is linking the soul/spirit self into a human body while retaining links to the spirit realms.  There are times when Gamma is necessary.  If you’re being chased by a bear, meditation is not going to help.  You need your whole consciousness to be in the body to help you escape.  The problems come when humans spend long periods of time in artificially induced Gamma states.  They can get stuck there.

I asked whether this referred to adrenalin junkies and people addicted to exciting video games or to recreational drugs.  I was told this was the case and that the consciousness can get trapped in the physical body because the body fears it can’t manage without it.  

My source did something new then – directed me to draw a diagram.  Under instruction I drew a human figure with a funnel shape coming from above and narrowing to form a channel through the whole head and torso, then opening out into a second funnel shape around the legs and down into the ground.  This, it was explained, is how the human and light bodies would be in the ALPHA state, which is the optimum state for human/spiritual development.

The other states have their uses (as in the bear example), so in Theta people are less grounded but more deeply in contact with the spirit realms while in Delta they are entirely out of body.  Beta is a more physically-based state, useful for everyday life, but in Gamma… 

Imagine two trap doors being pulled across – one at the base of the spine and one at the crown.  It is as much a ‘catastrophe’ for the body as Delta, but in a different way.  The physical body clings on to the light body, in order to manage its extreme state of arousal in terms of sensory input.  It severs its links to the earth, so is not grounded in physical reality.  That means it can’t use ‘common sense’ or relate to other people, places or fellow creatures.  Its outlook (or inlook, basically) is caught up in the self.  It has also severed all connections to higher frequencies.  It can use consciousness within the brain to react and deal instinctively with problems and sensations but has no recourse to intuition, ‘6th sense’ or even to memories of how it has coped with similar situations in the past.  The consciousness trapped in the brain can only respond to sensory data, which it analyses in great detail (‘overthinking’).  That adds to the sensory overload, of course.

I’ll be so interested to know what others make of this information, so please keep the comments coming.  It has enabled me to make sense of so much that had seemed strange and mysterious before.  

In my next post I will go on to explain how, I’m told, the neurodivergent mind tends to differ from this model.

Consciousness – Light in the Body

If you could receive information directly into your mind from a source of limitless wisdom, with a gift for making even the most complex subjects easy to understand, what would you ask?

This year I’ve found myself in that very situation, and feel incredibly fortunate.  The source I channel is wise, connected to human experience, has a delightful sense of humour and is keen for me to share the knowledge I’m given with others.  There’s rather a lot of it.  For an hour almost every night I clear my mind, do the preparation and connecting ritual I’ve been shown and sit quietly, jotting down questions and comments in a notebook and waiting for the answers to come, which they invariably do.  I’m on my fifth notebook now.

At some point there will be a book or two, but for now I’d like to share some of the material I was given when I asked what exactly was going on with the brain/mind/consciousness.

First, I was asked whether I believed I was incarnate.  When I responded that I certainly did, I was asked to explore the word more deeply…

In-carnate:  so basically ‘in meat’.  I believe that ‘I’ am currently in a meat suit – that is, being a physical human.

‘Yes,’ was the response.  ‘So if ‘you’ are dressed in this meat suit of yours, what, exactly, is the ‘you’ who has put it on?’

Ah.  That must be consciousness then…?

What followed was the sort of information that removes any lingering doubts I might have that I actually sit journaling with myself for an hour each evening.  I like to ponder, but I could never have come up with this.  Much of it was entirely new to me but made perfect sense.  See what you make of it.

We’ll call it a light body.  Envision it like a pillar of light that extends from the highest source (Zero Point Field, All That Is, Akashic Realms, Source, or what you will) to the depths of the Earth.  This is your light body.  It is made of Light.  It vibrates at different frequencies from very high to very low.  The part of it that interpenetrates the physical body vibrates within the visible light spectrum – the part of light you can see with your eyes.

‘Chakras!’ I wrote.  ‘Violet at the top of the skull, red at the base of the spine and the other colours ranged between them.’

Yes, in a way, but the colour should flow through it, blending gradually from one to the next, the way they merge in a rainbow.  Focusing just on the chakras gives a limited grasp of your full creativity.  Imagine red light from the base flowing up and gradually becoming more orangey until you reach the sacral chakra, where you hit pure orange, then as the light carries on it gets more yellowy until you’re at the solar plexis and so on.

Ultraviolet is above the human head although those who sense it will view it as white.  You’ve also heard of an ‘earth star’ chakra beneath the feet which is described as being black.  In fact it is infrared.  Your human body only covers a small part of your entire light body.

I asked about the advantage of viewing the light within the body as a gradation of colour, rather than separate chakra points.

You’d be utilising your entire available light body.  Imagine having a box of 100 coloured pencils but only ever using seven of them – adequate but limited.  Using all the shades you become lighter and more able to flow.  I think you need to meditate and experience it to know what I mean.

That left me with plenty to consider, but the ‘lesson’ was not over.  In my next post I’ll share the information I was given about how and when the brain and consciousness are connected.

Spirit of place

 

St. Clether Holy Well, Cornwall

St. Clether Holy Well, Cornwall (Photo credit: saffron100_uk)

So what, exactly IS a sacred site?  Why do we feel different in one place rather than another?  Where does the special quality of a location revered for millennia come from?

We’d come to Cornwall to visit, dowse and experience some of its many sacred sites and to follow the St Michael earth energy line.  Before leaving on this journey, I’d asked those questions of The Council – a group of Spirit Beings channeled by Cynthia and Bob Dukes.  Their answer had initially shocked me:

“The whole reality – your whole planet – is sacred, because you have created it from spirit … you have set up in your mind with others where energy will be felt differently, in different places.”

I shouldn’t be surprised by that, in all honesty.  After all, I wrote a book explaining how we create our own reality.

It’s one thing to read and write about it – believe it, even – and quite another to live it on a day-to-day basis, though.  That’s the challenge Spirit is currently leading me through.

The Council went on to emphasise that the fact that we created these magical places makes them no less special.

“We encourage you to go to these places that would feel uplifting – that would recharge your energy field.”

By the most wonderful of synchronicities (what else should I have expected?) our holiday cottage was within a mile or so of the holy well and chapel of St Clether – one of the sites on our itinerary.

We wandered down a steep wooded sunken lane to find St Clether church in the verdant Inny Valley.  The well and chapel, though, were further on.  A signpost directed us across a sun-baked field with views across nearby Bodmin Moor.

English: St Clether: Inny valley. Looking sout...

The landscape looked deserted, apart from sheep grazing the nearby fields.  No sign of any building.

With a mounting sense of disbelief that there could be any structure hiding in this remote place, coupled with a hint of excitement that maybe we would eventually find something extraordinary, we turned a corner and spotted the tiny granite chapel.

photoIt was a wonderful place – a sense of peace and welcome permeated the whole area.  Coins and ribbons – offerings from passing pilgrims – decorated the tiny wells, for there were two.  The first we discovered was set into the wall of the chapel, the second had its own roofed granite cover.

St Clether chapelThe atmosphere inside the chapel was almost palpable.  The water from the holy well flowed through the building itself, right beneath the megalithic altar and in the stillness, the sound of water flowing over ancient stone could just be heard.

As The Council had predicted, I felt utterly uplifted and energised by my visit to St Clether.  I also felt it had something more to teach me.

Back at the holiday cottage that evening, I sat down to meditate and commune with Koimul – my own Spirit Guide.  What follows is my record of our conversation about the holy well and the Michael energy line.

If such things lie within your reality field, I hope you will be able to draw wisdom from it, as I did.

Koimul, what can you tell me about the little well and chapel at St Clether?

IT IS DAWNING ON YOU HOW POWERFUL PLACES CAN BE

Yes, it is. So you’re saying St Clether was waking me up to that?

YES

Where does the energy come from?

GOD IN YOU AND THE EARTH AND THE WATER AND THE MEMORY IT HOLDS

I see. So in the way that water holds vibration as memory, so that place holds memories of those who worship there or treat it as sacred?

YES

Thank you.

Can you speak now about the Michael line and the node points where it crosses other earth energy lines?

IT IS SIMILAR   IT IS A POINT OF FOCUS FOR YOUR DIVINING THAT IS YOUR DIVINITY

I’d never connected ‘divining’ to divinity before. Thank you. I still don’t exactly understand what the energy lines are, though – I mean why they are in one place rather than another.

YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY   REMEMBER THAT

So you’re saying that generations of humans who have focused our thought on these lines and points are adding to the strength of these places? Is that it?

YES

And what about the Archangel Michael – did we ‘make him up’?

NO YOU DRAW MICHAEL ENERGY TO YOU AT THE PLACES YOU MAKE SACRED