Moving Beyond the Physical: Awakening the Creative Intelligence
Think of this as the air traffic control of existence.
As we begin to focus on this aspect of reality we must lose our words and move to the power of symbol. We are stepping outside of the conscious realm and entering into the dialogue with our subconscious and the Collective Unconscious. Symbols are a bridge that connect us not only to our subconscious mind but to divinity as well.
Life becomes metaphor, and understanding comes from the passage of time through wisdom.
We no longer to seek strict definition but rather rely on looser interpretation and a wider range of associative brainstorming.
This is our creative imagination, that which we are fond of remembering from childhood and the same that was discouraged by the adults around us when we were growing up. This is the realm of our dreams, aspirations and hopes.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Where did you want to go? What was your deepest secret desire? Write these things down:
We must dispose of our lust for intellectual information and begin to learn from experience. We must recapture our ability to daydream.
In this state of awareness we reconcile duality and begin to see the unity of all that is.
We learn that change is the only constant and we observe that change comes with the passage of time. We see a further expression of the life cycle as all things begin in thought and grow to outward manifestation, bloom and then pass.
We see existence as fluid, much like a tapestry of time being woven together, or like a web. The points of connection sparkling out behind us as we meet and greet, love and leave, live and die. Recorded forever in the records of time, every action and reaction.
This is the state of awareness that dictates your career path, your obstacles and challenges. This is where we must master using our higher consciousness in the real world.
Symbols of this stage are:
Scythe or sickle
Yin and Yang
The hourglass is the passage through time. It is a reminder of the cycles of life. The scythe or sickle is a reminder of the reaping of the harvest, that all things come to fruition and it is a reminder of the law of karma. Saturn as a mythological deity was seen much like Father Time and was hooded and aging. The planet Saturn has a ring, and reminds us in this state that we are passing through a ring- pass-not or a veil to a higher level of reality. The Yin and Yang reminds us that we must balance the inner world with the outer world, the conscious with the unconscious. The Universe comes up here as an image of totality, the backdrop or underlayment of our lives in the world We are not aware of living in the universe so much as we experience our lives here one earth day to day, yet the Universe is there, holding our planet in its motion.
We learn here that all things are directed in their proper course. This is the realm of destiny. The powers of karma emerge here, as an impersonal guidance system designed to assist us in becoming our highest expression in the path of our lives.
This is the journey of spirit into matter. We learn the power of thought and come to realize we are not only responsible for our actions but our thoughts as well. The concept of 'what comes around goes around,' or 'You reap what you sow,' applies here.
Our test in this mode of reality is to conquer over-indulgence. We come to realize the fluidity of existence and must learn to still our emotions so that the images we hold in our minds are clear.
We naturally resist change, but in this state, we must learn that change is the only constant, and learn to embrace it.
This state is the awareness of that which lies behind the scenes, whether you think of it as divinity or subatomic matter.
To begin working with this state of awareness, I've prepared two exercises for you.
To distinguish, this isn't a creative visualization, but rather an exercise in imagining with all senses involved. Pick one dream, goal, ambition and for this week imagine what it looks, sounds, smells, tastes and feels like. Work each sensation equally. What does the steering wheel of that Porsche feel like in your hands? What does the leather interior smell like? How does the in-dash hi def radio sound?
Spend this week observing the motion of the Sun throughout the day. Pay attention to the phases of the moon. If near water, monitor the tidal changes. Note the temperature changes. Take a moment in the morning, at noon, in the evening and before bed at night to be aware of the cyclic motion of the day. See how many places you can recognize a cyclic pattern.
Becoming aware of and working with simple, subtle things like this can have a profound impact on your state of mind and move you toward a higher expression of yourself.