Consciousness and Our Collective Relationship
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
The message for today is about consciousness. What exactly is it, where does it reside, and of what value is it to the Supreme Being? Consciousness has been a very subjective topic for philosophers and scientist because of its difficulty to define in human language. You the “observer” is “inside” trying to observe the state of the self—to explain the awareness of your awareness, so to speak. The word “consciousness” was derived from the Latin “conscius” (con- together + scire to know). This original derivative has greater meaning to us in this example because of the word “together.” We also recognize the human definition of consciousness as, “to be aware of experience.” As we are aware, so also is the Creator aware, and it is this awareness that we share collectively that is valuable to the growth of the Supreme.
You are not insulated and alone in your awareness of others and the natural world, for individual consciousness is a part of the greater consciousness of the whole—the mind of God, and is bestowed upon creature mind by the Infinite Spirit through the agency of the local Universe Mother Spirit. Because consciousness is a part of the greater consciousness of the whole, it therefore is not a part of the physiology of the human body, but rather is something that the human brain is “tuned” into like a radio transceiver that only you have the frequency address for.
When you are born into this world, the spark of life is bestowed on you by the Mother Spirit and a new “account” is created and registered in the consciousness of the Supreme and access is granted to the developing soul of the individual to begin “recording” unique life experience. The Father’s Presence, the Thought Adjuster, is the master operator and it is His job to nurture, cultivate, and direct which life experiences are of survival value for the continuance of creature consciousness as the soul ascends and gathers new meanings and values from the eternal adventure. All experiences that are deemed “unworthy” of retention for the benefit of the perfecting soul are discarded upon the dissolution of the material body. It is temporary, like scaffolding and is not therefore retained for use or recall by the soul of the surviving individual.
The Supreme Being however, is aware of all experiences through the collective of the whole organism of creature consciousness in the time creation of the universes—the good, the beautiful, the bad, and the ugly. It is said that the Universal Father suffers with us, that He is afflicted in all our afflictions because of this shared consciousness. How He is afflicted, we really do not know, yet we know as we are aware, that He is aware.
As the Father calls us to “be perfect, as I AM perfect,” He is setting up a tension for us to grow and have diverse and progressive experiences spanning from the immature beginnings of creature imperfection to mature accomplishments of relative perfection in finality of being. Be therefore “conscious,” my friends, of your consciousness and this relationship you share with the whole of consciousness—the mind of God. If therefore “together” we “know” (conscius) then can we be aware and make this first part of our journey more joyful for all people on this unique and disturbed planet.
Peace to you,
The Circle of Seven