On 14 September I gave a talk at the Cosmic Pages Bookstore (Adelaide) about some of the concepts discussed in my new book. The talk touched on projections of consciousness, the impact of pathological karmic relationships and ways of healing them, the benefits of providing assistance and other ideas. While I followed some key themes I also responded to numerous questions and comments so the talk moves across topics a fair bit. The recording does not capture the sound of all of the questions, so below is a brief summary of the main topics discussed and the questions asked. I have noted the times on the recording so you can skip to points of interest.
0 min -1:20 min Opening and definition of multidimensional evolution
@ 1:25 min Question as to whether evolution results in a loss of individual consciousness and an assumption or merging with some form of collective consciousness
@ 2:20min Discussion of the concept of universalism
4:12min - 5:00min Question about how the concept of universalism sits with the need for division of labour
@ 5:00 Thinking about how past lives change our perspective, seeing this moment both as the result of our past and the beginning of our future beyond this life
@ 7:50 Briefly explain a meditation technique and the effects I experienced when first applying it, including profound energetic clearing and perceptions of non-physical beings.
@ 11:55 Question asked whether the experiences I was having were a form of energetic clearing
@ 12:40min Challenge of bringing new energetic sensitivity into everyday life
@ 13:55min -16:40min Introduction of the idea of a "walk-in"
@ 17:40min - 18:55 Account of experiencing intrusion during a projection
@19:00min Realisation that I was experiencing intrusion relating to a previous life and the process of healing
Question at 19:20min whether I thought the intrusion was by a version of myself from a previous life
@21:10min Introducing a Buddhist meditation on death
@24:00min Introducing the concept of karmic groups, ego-karma, group-karma and poly-karma
@26:05min Question about children being part of ones karmic group
@28:50min Question whether I would have suffered the same kind of intrusion of the consciousness in question had forgiven me at the time.
@30:05min Question whether the intruder who I detached from might now latch onto someone else.
@31:20min Comment on the importance of combining inner work and outer work
@32:05min Question as to whether some very successful people who started from humble and difficult beginnings might be walk-ins
@34:30min discuss process by which we recuperate our awareness after re-birth every life
@37.10min discuss how an unhealthy death can turn us into unconscious intruders
@38:10min Question as to whether it is possible for a consciousness to be in several locations at the same time and a follow up question about bilocation
@40:40min Comment made about someone who does distant healing and was seen energetically by a patient in their bedroom. Someone else makes a comment about parateleportation (see my previous blog article on that topic)
@42:20min Question as to why a soul would want to occupy a body that does really bad and cruel things
@43:50min Question about how things done in accordance with a particular cultural norm can be evil (the example was human sacrifices in mesoamerican cultures)
@45:10min Question about my views on self-destructive behaviour and destructive behaviour generally
@49:20min In response to a question about changes happening on planet earth I discuss the concept of multidimensional reurbanization. I mention an article on the topic which you can access here
This post started as a conversation I had with my then wife while tidying up our kitchen after a late dinner. I was reflecting on my change of perspective since my early years of earnest meditation practice. One of my first encounters with spiritual teachings was with a particular Buddhist tradition that advocated the ability for us to reach "enlightenment" in one life-time. I am not entirely sure what "enlightenment" in that context meant, but I believe it involved a dissolution of the sense of ego in favour of knowing ones true nature as the "Buddha mind". I do know that the notion of getting there in this life time was very appealing as it promised to end the inner struggles that seemed to be my life at the time.
These days I no longer seek enlightenment, nor do I expect an immediate end to my struggle. I have now come to understand that in this life time I am only manifesting a certain percentage of all of my attributes and only deal with a certain amount of all of the stuff that I have to deal with; and when I say stuff I am referring to psychological, emotional, and mental wounds and unresolved or badly resolved character traits. Of course the more I deal with now, the more of the queue I can bring through to deal with next. But I am pretty sure there are several thousand lifetimes worth of things ticking on in the background and so have no doubt it will take me at least a few lives of conscious attention to get ahead!
My former wife offered the lovely analogy of an orchestra - we have a full symphony orchestra within us, but in any one life time are only working on one or maybe two instruments. Like a great musician, a great life requires constant practice and repetition, even if we are already "pretty good".
So here is a thing to ask ourselves. How much of us are we manifesting at this point? And how much more could we bring into this physical dimension in this current life. Are we playing a full violin, or are we only using one string?
Conscientiology offers a more technical way of understanding the idea I am exploring here. It advances a model that proposes that our level of lucidity, or multidimensional maturity, can be measured through a hypothetical measure referred to as "cons". It is an individual measure, so we all have 1000 cons, but your 1000 cons may reflect a different level of lucidity than my 1000 cons. The point is not about comparing ourselves to others, but to measure our own position. We enjoy our full 1000 cons of lucidity when we are "dead" and healthy! What I mean by that is that we are at our most aware when we are not encumbered by a physical body nor suffering from any major emotional or mental disturbances that can afflict people in the extraphysical dimension.
So let's assume before our most recent birth we were at our personal best and enjoying our most expansive and detailed awareness of 1000 cons. Then we re-entered this physical dimension through a new physical body, i.e. we were born, and our awareness was restricted to 1 con. Since then we have gradually being recuperating our awareness. But how many of our cons have we recuperated? If we have regained 50% of our optimum awareness we are doing really well. We are most unlikely to gain 100% here in this dimension; our physical body and the energetic pressure of the environment are simply too restricting. But if we are adults and have only regained 10% or 20%, we can definitely do better.
Wherever we are at right now, the way ahead is always the same. It starts with dealing with what's in front of us right now - if it's anxiety we deal with anxiety, if anger we deal with anger, if repression we deal with repression. And as we take that first step, and undo one of our knots, we create room for more of us to come through and this in turn allows us to deal with the next thing before us in better and fuller ways.
Kim McCaul is an anthropologist with a long term interest in understanding consciousness and personal transformation.
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