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Transmuting Duality Into Oneness
By Cinnamon Moon
I wanted to talk about transmuting the duality into Oneness
and what it takes to do that. Basically we need to look at the
duality and define it. Duality is, for our purposes here, going
to be defined as the physical reality vs. the spiritual reality.
The Oneness is when they are brought into union. In order to
bring them into union you have to raise your conscious awareness
to embrace the spiritual reality
learning to recognize
it. Once you do you learn to balance that awareness with your
mundane life and hence are able to walk between the worlds.
When guidance or attention is required or desired in the spiritual
sense we step deeper into the Oneness
we go 'into it' in
the sense of total focus being on it. This creates a trance
state and depending on how deeply we're 'in' will dictate the
level of trance. It's that simple.
How do you get there from here though?
Well the spiritual realms are perceived through our senses and
our Inner Spirit
our awareness of sensory input needs to
be heightened. So when we think of how we use our senses in
the course of our daily lives we have an idea of what we need
to do-we understand what they tell us day by day in our interactions
because we've learned to understand. The spirit worlds are no
different, guidance is no different, but we need to get our
bearings and learn to consciously recognize what the spirit
worlds feel like. We do that by studying the elemental forces
and how we sense them around us, not on the surface as in taking
a walk with the dog, but deeper
into the interaction with
the natural forces in life and observing them to see how we
Think about it
what makes you
act on something and determines your conscious choices? If something
makes you 'feel' this way or that you act accordingly. It's
the same with what we pick up on in the spirit worlds but defining
what sense is telling us something is important
to learn to read the different energy signatures in nature,
in our Guides, in our different ways of perceiving period. So
we have to train the conscious mind to accept things it's not
used to working with, at least not on this level.
What we are familiar with in the
physical sense of our sensory input is the same in the spiritual
perspective, it just runs a bit quieter at first because it's
a filmy, subtle impression. The *Knowing* we hear people talk
about, the intuitive, the feelings we get that we want to brush
off and dismiss because there's nothing in the physical sense
that's present to validate what we're getting. So we dismiss
it and that's our mistake. How many times have you said to yourself
"I knew that would happen, I should have paid attention
then and didn't."? Well, that's what it's all about
attention. You just have to connect that your senses are the
tools you need to raise your conscious awareness. That means
that the mind and all its doubting ability, all it's 'prove
it' stuff, all it's 'carved in stone this way stuff' needs to
be readjusted to accept and embrace that there's more, a more
subtle field of perception. Once that field of perception is
tapped the in-sights become very clear, they begin to validate
themselves, you have your 'proof' and that subtle feeling becomes
much stronger. It builds muscle and you can decipher by the
intensity of the sensory input you're tapping into just how
imperative the messages you get are.
That's all this spiritual mystery
is, the sensual and mental awareness in tandem
that takes you between the worlds into the Oneness. We all have
it, we just have to learn how to turn it
on. The Seven Sacred Directions are the seven steps to turning
ourselves on. Seven steps
each one taken one at a time
and leading to the next. In exploring them you're learning to
see how to connect these things that are already there within
you to what's 'out there' in life as well as the spirit worlds
in-sight is invaluable but we have to 'choose' to use it, trust
it, and see where it leads us. All the answers are within you.
How many times have you heard someone say that and wondered
to yourself "well if they are I sure can't find them!"?
*Soft smile* It's because you're not looking to your senses
as the means of communication. You're used to working with the
logic of the mind and your emotions, but the sensory impressions
tend to be ignored.
Sure we know when dinner smells
but what are the scents of the spirit world? How do
we use our sense of smell to tell us if something there is good
or bad for us? How do we use our sense of hearing or sight?
We have to study our own sensory abilities to know where we're
stronger or weaker and what we need to work on as well as what
does work already. So those exercises that focus on sitting
with one sense per day focused on one element (Air, Fire, Water,
Earth) and learning to recognize what comes through to you teaches
you the energy signatures you're wanting to understand. Those
same exercises work in the physical context too. Try blindfolding
yourself and walking around your house (a safe and familiar
environment) for just one hour
not trying to simply remember
where things are but to see them in your mind's eye, to feel
them as you get closer to them, to know the texture, the sense
of energy itself blocking your path or pressing into your own
auric field, the smells and sounds that tell you where you are.
In the spirit worlds those are things you'll need to know too
senses TELL you things.
In the duality of the two realms
our awareness needs to first be placed in
each and we have to be able to define that awareness consciously.
When we can we walk with one foot in each, one eye in each,
one ear in each, one sense in each
we know when one or
the other tugs on us or pulls at us for our attention and we
shift our focus there. Where we focus we step
follows our thoughts, our intentions, our will-power is tied
to that. Wherever we focus we're in the Oneness, it's whether
we choose to see that or not, if we train ourselves to see it.
The sensory exercises are invaluable, and so are the foundations
that lay the cornerstones to understanding how the spiritual
dimensions work. You need to understand the elemental forces,
the different worlds, how to step back in time, into the present
or into the future at will. This is what we learn from the Seven
the perspectives we need to wrap our
minds around. It's not complicated, it's just a bit overwhelming
at first to take in such a vast horizon so we break it down
to get a feel for it and then we can reassemble it as a whole.
The Oneness is all-encompassing
embraces and is comprised of the physical and spiritual as a
whole. The duality is found in our receptiveness and our active
principles within the physical reality and the spiritual reality,
once defined we reassemble them and walk in the Oneness. We
do it superficially in the sense of our daily lives because
we are physical creatures that have to exist and survive in
a physical reality. However when the tug of the spiritual comes
into play either through a message sent through the elements
or the land or creature-teachers or our guidance doesn't matter
it does matter that we learn to pay attention to them when they
come so we know what that message is saying to us. It matters
that we know how to shift from one dimension to the next in
a split second, how to pull our awareness away from the physical
reality and into the spiritual reality when needed. It's all
based on sensory perception
yep, good old ESP.
Everyone has it in them, the answers
to understanding are there
within you. But you've got to
build your muscles so that you know what's going on or you're
going to be sitting there scratching your head in confusion.
So study the exercises and the Sacred Directions, study your
sensory impressions and get a feeling for what each one functions
like on a very conscious level. Do that for a while and it becomes
second nature, it's going to become automatic. And as you get
to know your Totems you'll work with your senses on a primal
level first and then to the level of higher consciousness as
you learn to work with them too. It's all a part of the whole,
this interplay weaves itself in such a permeating way that it's
simply a matter of where you focus your awareness to understand
and see what you need to do next. I hope this helps some of
you who struggle with the why and how of duality into Oneness.
I hope you can see that it's a simple thing once you get the
hang of it, and by starting with the basics the mind slowly
begins to accept these things are not only potentially possible,
they are valid and functional aspects of Self. In this way you
learn to connect with your Inner Spirit, with Guides, and with
Spirit. You see between the worlds and they become one that
way. The intangible and the tangible realities are two sides
of the same coin.
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