What it is to be British in 2012

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The Prime Minister invited views about what it is to be British, hence this essay.

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David Brittain. E-Mail: david_brittain@tiscali.co.uk

What it is to be British in 2012

 What it is to be British depends very much upon how long one has been British! In 1936, the year I was born, for me there were no doubts about this matter because I was born into a white working class English family each member of which regarded their selves and their forefathers firstly as English and secondly as British. Similarly the Scots, Welsh, and Northern Irish folks regarded their selves firstly as Scottish, or Welsh, or Northern Irish and British second. All of the fore-going I will refer to as native Britons. At that time to see someone whose skin was not white was a rare and novel experience indeed. Employees were required to say “Sir” to their bosses, and bosses referred to their employees by surname only. We could name it “The pre-war keep your place syndrome”

Three years later at the outbreak of World War Two, and for the next few war-torn years, these local distinctions blurred when as native Britons, nationally we all closed ranks to face a common foe, and as an evacuee infant schoolchild my war effort consisted during school morning assembly of singing, “What can I do for England that has done so much for me?”

When the war ended and as the warm camaraderie of shared perils quickly evaporated I recall the general atmosphere of greyness that followed with post-war rationing and shortages everywhere in the UK. The war had caused the tragic deaths of many British service men and this led to a dearth of employees to fill the huge numbers of post-war job vacancies throughout the land. Employers had no choice but to compete with each other to offer better wages and conditions of work, and to even adopt the previously unheard of custom of using their employees’ Christian names. The effect of all this on the trade union led workforce was to become convinced that this beneficial situation could never change, which of course it has done for the worse time and time again since.

Next, two changes took place that altered what it was to be British. The first change; trade unions insisted that the same pay rates should apply no matter the age or length of the employees’ service to the employer; the same wage level for a man with a home and family to support as for his responsibility-free teen-aged son employed to do a similar job. The second change; before the war, most people disapproved of and avoided involvement in hire-purchase agreements. It wasn’t considered to be respectable or wise to buy anything on credit. Post war the financial institutions eagerly focused upon the fuller pay packets of the workforce, and via the Media campaigned successfully to make hire purchase appear to be normal and respectable in the eyes of the public. The second change came through the money-makers’ realisation that working teenagers now had wage packets just waiting to be milked. Another campaign, using the tools of media, and entertainment, deliberately set about widening the generation gap so that parental sage advice and guidance based on hard experience would be ignored by their offspring. Enough of yesterday’s dreariness let’s look at today’s.

What of today, what is it to be British in 2012? In the UK it is difficult to voice an opinion without offending someone somewhere. For example, broach the subject of immigration into the UK is to be accused of opening a racist can of worms with endless heated arguments for and against, and yet really it isn’t the immigrants that the British object to. Just like we British, mostly immigrants simply want to earn an honest living, pay their taxes and dues, and to live a friendly and pleasant life amid their local community. When I refer negatively to immigrants I simply mean anyone from wherever outside of the UK who on entering the UK expects to be housed and supported by UK taxpayers. Long ago via the media we learnt that in some foreign lands tuition classes on how to claim maximum SS benefits in the UK are eagerly attended by would-be immigrants. In no other country in or outside of the European Union would immigrants be offered the same generous support as they are offered here in the UK.

The main cause of discontent for the native Briton is the way in which his or her elected governments, no matter of which political persuasion, blithely ignore reality. The British public very much want to believe in the honesty, integrity, and wisdom of its political leaders, and so we trusted a previous government, which for its own reasons and motives urged council house tenants to buy their council owned houses, and as a result the stock of nationally available council dwellings was decimated in one fell swoop. Simultaneously, and maybe the object of the exercise, the power of the trade unions was drained away because, with mortgage repayments replacing subsidised council house rents, no union member could afford the freedom and right to strike for more than a couple of weeks. The results in 2009 are ever-lengthening council housing waiting lists on which native Britons have waited in vain for years, and this even before the flow of homeless immigrants began and continued to be inserted on a priority basis on the same UK council housing waiting lists, pushing native Britons further down the lists.

At what stage do we declare that enough is enough? Unfortunately a government, comfortably cushioned against reality as its members are, that allows streams of homeless, jobless immigrants and their families to enter the UK to partake of scarce UK resources, seldom if ever consider the traumatic effect on the welfare of the tax-paying public of the government’s generosity to outsiders. I’ve nothing against immigrants, they all have human needs, but surely it would be better to aid them in their own countries, or at least limit the number of new arrivals to our shores until we have the resources to cope with them? To word it another way,” You can’t squeeze a quart into a pint pot” So why try? From where could we obtain these much needed resources? Assuming that the European Union rules demand that the UK accepts a flow of immigrants from far and wide, surely the E U should be the main source of funding to provide the required extra homes and welfare benefits?

To be British in 2012 is not very enjoyable. Anti-terrorism has been the vogue word and media theme since 9/11, and we all have been fed an indigestible diet of fear ever since, even though in the UK one is more likely to be struck by lightning than to ever be directly affected by a terrorist. The USA apparently regards itself as the self-appointed policeman of the world. Today after the Bush era of freedom-suppression thinly disguised as patriotism that this side of the Atlantic slavishly emulated, the UK, European, and USA publics are left floundering and bewildered at having been drawn into continuing highly expensive wars based in lies, greed and the thirst for oil. A side effect of the anti-terrorism industry band wagon is that today every UK citizen has no choice but to be under surveillance should he or she step out of his or her front door.

We have to expand the frontiers of our imagination to fully comprehend the multitudinous ways in which computers and security cameras are already entwined into our daily activities. Today we receive our e-mail and Spam via our computers, after those e-mails have been monitored for keyword content. In this way government computers can monitor our supposedly private communications. If we enter a shop or service station to make a purchase or to buy petrol a security camera linked to a computer records our movements, and another computer records our transaction and credit card details. When we stroll across a public square a selection of security cameras affixed to buildings dutifully records the fact. Under the blanket of national security we even have in public places some cctv cameras fitted with Tannoy systems so that should we drop a piece of orange peel or a sweet wrapper, a highly-paid policeman monitoring at a distant screen can bellow admonishments at us.    When we drive upon the public highways increasing numbers of roadside   cameras record our vehicle registration number plate, our vehicle’s speed and closeness to the vehicle ahead of us and so on. All of these high-tech devices are, I assume, installed to give us all a feeling of being safe, secure, and lovingly watched over at all times. Not so reassuring is the fact that all of these various sources of information are to be linked and made widely available to interested and caring parties, although of course not to the general public.

Here I must pause to make a point that may have been missed about those roadside security cameras although my point has more to do with the vehicles the cameras are installed to monitor. Manufacturers of motor vehicles will be faced with a major technical challenge and that is to design a vehicle capable of travelling at speeds at and below the official speed limits. To date I have yet to drive a modern vehicle that doesn’t require its driver’s eyes to be dangerously riveted upon the speedometer instead of the road ahead to keep the speed down to the 30 M P H speed limit. Here I will mention that my old 1936 Austin 7 used to cheerfully cruise at 29 MPH, admittedly it was reluctant to go any faster than that, but as modern vehicles are already endowed with unusable high speeds far above the legal speed limits this further refinement should present few problems for the manufacturers.

It must be difficult for UK governments always forced to think in terms of re-election when faced with the demands of powerful lobbyists, and pressure groups as opposed to fulfilling the generally held wishes of the wider public which is, believe it or not, made up of freewill-endowed individuals, whose massed public demonstration themes are always studiously ignored by current governments. Another case in point is that of smoking, and of drinking alcohol. The impression we are left with is that under the cover of undeniable health risk concerns especially to young people, the government, rather than courageously ban smoking and drinking, is determined to tax all smokers, drinkers, and as a side-effect, public houses, out of existence.

I consider myself to be adult enough to make my own educated decisions as to health risks in regard to smoking and drinking and so I don’t feel the need for government intervention on such a wide all-encompassing scale. By all means strictly enforce the laws regarding the sale of alcohol and tobacco products to, and consumption of by, under-age people, but please leave us adults to make our own choices. Instead use the decades of ever-increasing taxes drained only from the smokers’ and drinkers’ pockets, to supplement the National Health Service finances, depleted we are told by smokers’ and drinkers’ illnesses.

As a proud Englishman I could ramble on indefinitely but won’t, but will ask this. If a loaf of bread that cost four pence half penny old money when I was a boy, and now in 2012 costs around two pounds decimal money, does this mean that today’s pound is only worth two pence farthing old money? If so is this progress?

Obediently yours

David Brittain

 

 

 

WHAT IS THIS LIFE SO FULL OF CARE, WE HAVE NO TIME, TO STAND AND TO STARE……. …….AND THEN WE DIE?

WHAT IS THIS LIFE SO FULL OF CARE, WE HAVE NO TIME, TO STAND

AND TO STARE…….

…….AND THEN WE DIE?

Often, amid a dripping forest of rain-drenched, shiny umbrellas, the priest, in sonorous tones, informs the mourners that we are born with nothing and we die with nothing. Alternatively, amid gales of laughter at stating the seemingly obvious, a jolly wag will remind us that we can’t take it with us when we “Snuff it”

 

In actual fact, both, the priest and the jolly wag have got it wrong. Of course, you can’t take material things with you. What would you do with them even if you could? But contrary to what many people believe, the important, lasting things in our lives are not material, and so we do take them with us. But before we look at these non-physical possessions let’s look at death (as most people are taught to regard it). Then we will look at death in the context of evolving life force and reincarnation.

 

The sketchy knowledge many people have about ‘after-death’ is further confused and distorted by their ignorance about ‘before-birth’. The teachers of established Christianity teach their many followers that one newly born baby equates with one brand-new innocent soul. When this baby grows to adulthood its enquiring mind may have difficulty in accepting these Christian teachings, for example, that we are all born with brand-new souls, to live one physical life each, and then to die. At some stage, after our death, our Creator will judge each of us. Gratefully, what is supposed to happen next to unforgiven sinners, becomes less menacing, and instead, more vagueness as each century passes by.

 

To accept these teachings, one of the difficulties to be faced by the enquiring mind is the question of; on what basis will our Creator judge us? This is a fair question when we observe that many people appear to have life loaded against them from start to finish. Conversely, for other people, life appears to be, ”A bed of roses” from start to finish. An alternative view of the same teachings suggests that none of us was given any choice about being born in the first place. How could our Creator judge with equal fairness, the sin of a nuclear physicist, and the sin of a pre-historic Homo-Sapiens Caveman? Again these are not trivial questions because according to those teachings, every soul ever created will be waiting to be judged. Another question enquirers might ask is where is this mixture of countless souls that have lived their one physical life apiece and then died? What are they doing now?

 

No doubt the sincere teachers of Christianity have answers to these questions, interspersed with the traditional demands, that their followers have unquestioning faith. Our concern is not for how teachers or followers choose to use their freewill. Our concern is for the negative effect on the outlook of the individual. If a respected teacher has encouraged a follower to choose faith instead of knowledge, then for the follower, ignorance equates with loyalty to the teachings. But for the individual, ignorance also equates with fear of the unknown. Only logical knowledge can transform the unknown into the known. This applies both, to followers and to non-followers of religions. So let us now try to replace with knowledge, the fear of death, and of the unknown, that needlessly blights the lives of so many people. To understand death and thus to lose the fear of death, we must first understand the purpose of life. This is made more difficult when we are only able to regard life from our limited, individual points of view.

When we are prepared to burst through those limits we will then replace our fears with the self-confidence gained from true knowledge.

 

In our articles and books we have offered our readers an alternative scenario to those offered by eastern and western religions. To build that scenario we have included our belief that our Creator is part of an ongoing process that creates “Creators”. Readily we have admitted that we don’t yet comprehend how the process started. As part of a process our Creator’s role would be to ensure the continuity of the process. For this reason our scenario is built around what we believe is our Creator’s viewpoint instead of the limited viewpoint of we, the creations of our Creator.

 

Just like any process here on Earth, if the intended result is to be achieved, once started the process must run its course without interference. Logically this means that our Creator would simply start, monitor and supply the energy needs of the process. It also means that the intended products of the process are more Creators who will continue the process. We realise that this talk of process seems unfeeling, and a far cry from the various traditional, blurred, unthinking pictures we are offered of our relationship to our Creator.

 

It only seems that way until we use thought instead of emotion without thought. For example, when would-be parents long to have a child to love and cherish, they deliberately start a process with an intended result. Carefully they monitor the process and supply all energy needs. But to the parents, a vital part of the process is also to ensure that the child feel fully included in the love the parents have for each other.

 

This has to apply to each child equally, no matter how large the family grows. At first the child must be protected and guided, but as it grows older the parents allow the child to exercise its intelligence and freewill. The child will make mistakes and hopefully will learn from those mistakes. At that stage the parents know it is wise not to interfere with the learning process. Instead the parents set an example of harmonious living that the child will eventually learn is the best and only way to live.

 

Once again, the learning speed is different for every child. The more children in the family, the longer it will take for the entire family to learn the lesson of harmony and balance. It will take longer because the faster learners will have to develop patience and understanding for the disharmony caused by the thoughtless and selfish actions of the slower learners. At no stage will the parents think of their children as a crowd, even though at first the children might think of each other in that way.

 

The parents will always regard each child (slow or fast learner) as a unique, incomparable, very special individual in his or her own right. This parental love and respect for each child continues as each child evolves towards and achieves adulthood and equality with the parents. The mutual exchange of love and respect continues long after the child has achieved adult, non-dependence on the parents. Then it is the individual members of the now adult family that individually choose to continue the process. In our example, the parents represent the perfectly blended she and he of our Creator’s mind. Obviously each unique, incomparable, family member represents each member of a family called mankind. Each human being is destined to grow from childhood dependence to adult independence. This is the ongoing, warm, loving process that creates Creators out of people like you and me. Whilst our self-doubts and fear-filled minds need our Creator as a parental figure, we will always be part of our Creator. When we individually conquer our fears and self-doubts, our courage will allow us to fully comprehend our true and glorious adult destiny. But nowhere, in the process we have described, is there room for death. This can only mean that mankind has misunderstood the true meaning of death. So now let’s find out why.

 

One of the reasons is that, most of us get fixed ideas and fixed images of self and of those around us, as in this example at our place of work. For years our fixed image of Joe, the maintenance man, has been that of an oil-stained, blue boiler suit, a pair of greasy wellington boots, and a scruffy old cap and scarf that covers but cannot conceal Joe’s silver hair and his wry, fatalistic grin. For years we all shared this image of Joe, until one day when Joe invited us all to his daughter’s wedding. Then, as we all turned in our pews to watch the entrance of the bride, we all received a similar mental shock. Why were we shocked? Because suddenly we all realised that the elegantly dressed, distinguished stranger, proudly leading the bride, was our old Joe!

 

In exactly the same way, we receive a sudden mental shock when a loved one dies. Our fixed image of the loved one includes the loved one’s animated with life physical body; no matter how old or worn out with illness it may be. The mental shock stems from the sharp reminder that our eyes only ever saw the visible part of our now departed beloved. Our sense of loss is a different matter altogether.

 

Our fixed image of our beloved was so familiar we never even thought about it. The shattered image then compels us to think of our beloved in an unfamiliar and pain-filled way. It is pain-filled because now, just when we need accurate knowledge to reassure us as to the whereabouts of our beloved, who can we ask? In the same way we take our own physical existence for granted, and so we never think beyond our physical existence. Often the reason why we avoid thinking about these questions is because we don’t know what to think or what to believe. This is when fear of death enters the scene. So now we must look at what many fearfully think of as death, from our Creator’s wider (parental) point of view.

 

In our ‘process of Creators’ scenario our Creator evolved from childhood to adulthood, and is now the parent of children.  From our Creator’s viewpoint, all of those children are fully expected to evolve and grow in intelligence to our Creator’s idea of adulthood. Not just the brightest children, all are special and unique, and each will learn in his or her, own timing. Now let’s look at the children’s progress so far.

 

In a busy household the nursery is like a different world, a world in which to feel safe and secure. Just like earlier, in the womb, in the nursery all needs are supplied without needing the conscious thought of the infants, because mother does the thinking. In that sense mother is part of the process that creates Creators. The womb and nursery represents both, the physical universe, and the astral vortex of reducing power-levels of incoming energy that creates our universe. The beloved infants represent every trace of life force that has yet to evolve to the, conscious, aware, me, intelligence level, (to the human level). The mother is Mother Nature, whose intelligence thinks for the beloved infants throughout the lower astral power-levels and the physical universe. In the nursery the infants frequently sleep, but when awake, must be protected from each other. In this sense the physical body is each infant’s protection. If the body is irreparably damaged, the beloved infant slips into the peace of astral sleep until a new physical body is available. The explanations in this chapter are relevant to our theme, learning to lose the fear of death. As part of the lesson we have learnt that, below the human level, all life force in the physical universe is guided by the overall intelligence of Mother Nature.

 

The guidance is the product of her intelligence, and is received in the stepped-down form of instinct, appropriate to the evolvement level of the life force. Thus the life force of an elephant will respond at one level. The life force of bacteria in the elephant’s intestine will respond at a much lower level.

 

But both levels of life force evolvement will respond to that guidance, both, when in the physical or in the astral. So here we observe the ongoing, pendulum of astral and physical existence of the many levels of guided, evolving life force. At these levels of evolvement life force cannot think, it can only respond, at its own level, to the guidance of instinct.

 

The life force, guided by Mother Nature, enters, activates, and gives direction to the atomic structure that is the physical body. The life force abandons the physical body when the body becomes too ill, old, or damaged to continue. The life force doesn’t die, it moves to the astral level to which it has evolved. It cannot die because it is a living, evolving part of its Creator’s energies.

 

So now we realise that the visible and physical body is simply a tool and vehicle. Its function is to enable non-physical, evolving life force to experience physical existence. So far we have discussed life force that cannot think, it can only respond to instinct. This applies equally to your lovely dog or cat that died, the fish you caught for your supper, the house fly you just sprayed, and the tree you sawed into logs. It also applies to the life force of the now extinct dinosaurs of prehistoric times. It means that the ongoing evolvement level of the physical body reflects the ongoing drive of the life force to evolve, certainly not the other way around.

 

Let’s think about this astral/physical pendulum mechanism in terms of reincarnation. Even when life force has evolved to the individual, human, conscious, aware level it continues to use this mechanism. When the human body can no longer function, the individual, human, conscious, aware life force returns to a power-level of the astral vortex. There he or she awaits another opportunity to re-enter physical existence.

 

This is no different to all of the levels of evolving life force below that of the human level. There is a power-level in the astral vortex to match every level of life force evolvement. In a similar way to the fixed structure of coils of wire in a transformer, the energy structure of the astral vortex is constant and unchanging. It is the power-level of the energy, flowing through the vortex fixed energy structure that is continuously reduced in power-level. From this we learn that physical evolvement really reflects non-physical life force evolvement. Also that life force evolvement is really the drive to continually increase the capacity to reach ever-higher power-levels of the astral-vortex.

 

In our analogy of the nursery, our helpless, unthinking, beloved infants gradually sense, and then discover how to use, their physical bodies. Next they learn how to move about in their cots. Then they painfully learn to climb out of their cots to crawl about on the nursery floor. More bruising experience teaches the infants how to stand and then how to walk. Now intelligence begins to blossom in the nursery world of the infants. The realisation dawns in each of the infants that they can choose to walk to their toys. Finally each infant notices that the nursery has a door that leads to somewhere else if they can discover how to open it. This is the evolvement level where the nursery becomes a classroom for life force that has evolved to the conscious, aware, freewill endowed, individual human level. At this level individual intelligence coupled with freewill choice replaces blind obedience to the guidance of instinct. From our Creator’s (parental) viewpoint, all of the life force represents the family, not just the life force that has evolved to the human level.

 

How would our Creator regard us at our human level? Probably as school children who are at present fascinated and diverted by our physical classroom and by each other. Just like most children, we enjoy what is easy and what we are good at, and we avoid if we can what is difficult and unfamiliar.

 

Also, like most children, we nervously avoid thinking about leaving our familiar junior school, when alone we have to enter the unfamiliar senior school. It never occurs to us that beyond the world of classrooms and schools is an adult world in which each of us has a unique part to play. So to lose the fear of death we each have to re-assess our own value, from our Creator’s point of view instead of our own.

 

We have discussed in this article an astral vortex that we have compared to a transformer, in that its coils gradually transform high power-level energy into very low power-level energy. Elsewhere we have described how the vortex structure resulted in the creation of a physical universe formed from spinning atoms of low power-level energy, and also how dormant high power-level life force was able to descend the vortex to enter the lowest power-level of all, that of physical existence. We have described evolution as the ongoing drive to achieve adulthood in the same sense as our Creator regards adulthood. The only way the life force can achieve adulthood is to climb from the lowest power-level to our Creator’s high power-level. At first, as dormant life force, the drive to climb the vortex power-levels is in unconscious obedience to instinct. At the human individual life force level, the conscious, aware, intelligence of the life force can choose to climb or not.

 

Let’s now bring this knowledge into our daily lives. Between the moment a human egg is fertilised, to the moment the baby is born, the foetus is continuously transformed. From a simple life form consisting of a few cells, it rapidly passes through many of the lower levels of evolution before it finally evolves into a human baby. This is common knowledge, but how does it apply to the ongoing pendulum existence of the life force that enters and activates the baby? This question is relevant to the subject of losing the fear of death. When the same physical baby grows to adulthood and then to the degeneration of dotage, the life force will have to depart from it. So now let us explore how life force enters and leaves its physical vehicle.

 

Reincarnation we have described as the continuous pendulum existence between the astral vortex and physical existence. Eastern religions describe our individual vortex climb in terms of spiritual attainment, and we have described it in energy power-level terms. In fact, evolution, spiritual attainment, and increasing one’s capacity to exist on ever-higher power-levels of energy, all three are the same thing looked at in different ways. The advantage of thinking in terms of energy power-levels is this. We all know that our familiar, solid, physical universe is really composed of atoms that are composed of energy. We all already know that this energy that forms atoms is very real, and must arrive from somewhere. Our certainty of the realness of that energy takes the astral energy vortex out of the realms of unfamiliar mystical knowledge. Instead it places it firmly into the layperson’s store of scientific general knowledge.

 

A human being exists physically and on the astral, many, many times. Each time his or her intelligence evolves a bit more. Each time he or she will gain some spiritual attainment. Each time he or she will increase the capacity to exist on yet higher power-levels of the energy vortex. This is the point of the whole exercise. So whilst on the astral, our human being has relinquished his or her worn out physical body. He or she has returned to the power-level of the vortex, that his or her total capacity has achieved over many lives. When we leave the limitations of physical existence it is like being cured of a lifetime of amnesia, spent in a diving suit on a murky seabed.

 

We know that it states the obvious to suggest that an inexperienced boy of seventeen years could not imagine himself at the age of seventy years. Probably it would spoil his life if he could.

 

Of course he could visualise himself with grey hair and with an old and failing body. But it would be beyond the boy’s powers of perception to imagine the rich total of bitter, sweet experience that the decades ahead will give him. It would also be beyond the boy’s powers to imagine his outlook at the age of seventy. It would be an outlook moulded by those decades of experience that he had lived moment by moment. In this sense, for the boy, life is like moving through a mist, where only now is fairly clear. His past blurs and fades into the mist. His future has yet to materialise out of the mist.

 

The only moment the boy can control is this moment called, ‘Now’. The mist is filled with people and events that the boy will face and interact with when they appear before him out of the mist. Whenever the people and events appear, the boy can only interact with them at his then current level of understanding. The people and events may seem positive, or they may seem negative, but how the boy allows them to affect his outlook is the lesson he is there to learn. Each person and each event eventually slips from the boy’s ‘Now’ into the mist of the past. But it is the effect on the boy’s outlook that remains in the boy’s now. If that effect is positive, the boy will regard his unknown future with Positivity. Conversely, if that effect is negative, the boy will face his unknown future with Negativity. From boyhood to dotage his level of understanding continues to increase, unless it is clouded by emotions felt in the past.

 

All of this is obvious until we place it into the context of an experienced old man of seventy, riddled and torn with guilt or self-blame, over mistakes he made in his younger days. Or his present outlook soured by hate and bitterness over the people and events of long ago. At the start of this article we mentioned that there are things you take with you to the astral. Your outlook is one of those things because it is the self-image you have built. Unconsciously or consciously, you built that image of self. No one but you has the right to change that image.

 

The boy became an old man and then (to the best of everyone’s knowledge) he died. Contrary to his pre-conditioned expectations, he discovered that he wasn’t then promptly marched away to await judgement by God. Our Creator-parent does not and cannot interfere with the process that creates Creators. Instead the confused old man found that he was faced with a long, dark tunnel, brilliantly lit at its far end.  How he will deal with this situation will very much depend on how he has faced his unknown future during his physical life. This is important, so let’s pause here to examine this a little more deeply. Each of us has to face our future in our own way. For us all, the future contains an unforeseeable mixture of joys and disappointments that we deal with as each appears. The content of the mixture is of lesser importance than what the entire mixture represents. To each of us the mixture represents ongoing uncertainty that we must live with, from birth to death. In other words, the only foreseeable certainty in anyone’s future is its content of ongoing uncertainty.

 

Uncertainty only becomes certainty when it is fixed in our past. This is why we use our past as a rough guide to our future. From this it will be obvious that how we regard our uncertain future will be powerfully influenced by how we allow ourselves to regard our past.

 

For example, we can view the events in our past in two opposite ways, the negative way, with bitter regret for lost happiness. Also, the dread that the future may contain similar awful problems to those we faced in our past. Or we can view our past the positive way, with optimism firmly based in our knowledge that, as we knew happiness in the past we may well know happiness again in the future. Also, that as in our past we faced and resolved those awful problems, we can be confident of our ability to resolve similar problems in our future. One of those two ways to regard the past will also is the yardstick we will use to regard the future. So in that sense it doesn’t matter whether you are a pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, or a factory worker of today. You will regard your future in one of those two ways during your physical life. Now we return to our disembodied, confused old man, who is now faced with a mysterious, dark tunnel with a light at its far end. Of those two ways that we have described, which will he use? To the old man the tunnel now represents the unknown just as in physical life his future represented the unknown. He has a freewill choice to make, and only he can make it, to move through the tunnel and into the light, or to move away from the tunnel and the light. All of this sounds very mystical. So whilst the man ponders on his choices, let us transform the mysticism into practical knowledge that we can all understand and use.

 

What is the tunnel, and what is the light? Both represent different power-levels that the man must ascend to return to his total achieved power-level in the astral vortex. Earlier in this article we compared physical existence (as viewed from a total achieved astral power-level) to a lifetime of amnesia, lived in a clumsy diving suit, on a murky seabed. Of course it all felt natural whilst on the seabed and now our confused old man has left the seabed and has removed his heavy diving suit. But the man will continue to suffer from amnesia until he returns to his achieved power-level on the astral. The man was born completely stripped of memories of his previous physical and astral existences. Now, as he faces the tunnel, the only memories he has to guide and influence his choice are of this last physical life.

 

The light at the far end of the tunnel is that man’s total achieved power-level on the astral. The tunnel contains all of the power-levels that were previously stripped from him to enable him to be born into low power-level physical existence. In energy terms, his higher power-level had to be reduced before he could safely and gently enter the much lower power-level atomic structure of the growing foetus. Part of the power-level reduction process required his multiple (higher power-level energy) memory to be left in the same tunnel. This also was necessary to protect, in the mother’s womb, the foetus that was to be his future physical vehicle. For a moment let us consider his reincarnation, in human, psychological terms instead of power-level reduction terms.

 

There always seems to be confusion when the subject of birth and death is discussed. The Christian priest teaches that our old man was born with a brand new soul and that when the old man dies, his soul will sleep until awakened in God’s good timing. In complete contradiction of this belief, many people on their deathbeds, describe with joy, long dead loved ones that are there to meet them. Are the teachings inaccurate, or are people about to die, prone to hallucinations? The former seems more likely because the priest must teach only what he was taught. The dying person is in an altered state, similar to that of a psychic medium who describes what only she or he the medium can see.

 

Only when we apply the concept of reincarnation to this contradiction do we pinpoint the inaccurate part of the priest’s teaching. The inaccuracy lies in the question, when do you sleep? Does a soul sleep at the start or at the end of a physical existence? One thing is obvious, even to a person devoid of any kind of belief in God or the Hereafter. No matter what else death means to us, death is a certain escape from all physical pain. During physical life, a toothache or an aching back can be physical and mental torment until the pain is relieved. After the pain has gone we feel released, but may sleep to allow our bodies to rebuild their drained resources of physical energy.

 

When we leave physical existence we also leave its physical pain, so the need to sleep does not apply. The need to sleep does apply though, at birth and before. The priest teaches of brand new souls that enter brand new babies.

 

Reincarnation teaches us that we are experienced old souls. Also that to reincarnate, we must, with blank-sheet minds, re-enter a physical vehicle whilst it is still a foetus forming in its mother’s womb. Psychologically the need to sleep becomes obvious. It would be to escape the mental torment and mental pain that an aware, adult soul would suffer, trapped in the helpless body of a physical infant.

 

On his astral total achieved power-level, our old man has reviewed the lessons he previously set to learn during his last reincarnation. He alone judges his progress so far, and then plans his next reincarnation accordingly. He chooses his future parents and the environment into which he will be born, and so on. For the man, from his wider point of view whilst on the astral, there is only one reason to re-enter physical existence. The reason is to re-learn those lessons whilst in the confusion of physical life. Most of that confusion is caused by the necessity for everyone’s forgetfulness during their physical lives.

 

At this point a fundamental question must be answered if the readers are to make sense of this pendulum existence. The question is, why? We have explained that all life force is gradually ascending the power-levels of the astral vortex. Eventually all life force will rise above the vortex/physical pendulum existence. This includes the man in our example. Meanwhile, his progress continues to increase the gap between his achieved power-level whilst on the astral, and the power-level of physical existence. At the end of each reincarnation he leaves his physical body and returns to a higher power-level in the vortex. Finally the man reaches the highest power-levels of the vortex. This man through his own efforts is highly evolved, highly spiritualised, and so is able to exist on a very high power-level, but to achieve this high level he had to repeatedly return to the lowest power-level of all. Again and again he had to begin to make progress whilst stripped to the power-level of a helpless human foetus. As the power-level gap grows wider, a strange thing begins to happen. Earlier during the vortex climb, when the gap was much narrower, our man was slow in making progress. Each time when he reincarnated he was overwhelmed by the thoughts, ideas, and beliefs of other people that he believed knew better and more than he did. As a result of this, at the end of each life in the physical, he faced the tunnel with fear and trepidation.

 

Our confused old man has made his choice. Before his physical death he had developed an optimistic outlook despite the uncertain future that we all face. He has brought this outlook with him, and so he optimistically moves along the tunnel and into the light. But suppose he had developed a pessimistic, fear-filled outlook with which he now faced that tunnel? Full of self-doubt and fear of the unknown, he wouldn’t know what to do, or what to choose. What happens then? We need to know because for each of us, when our time comes, we will be faced with that same tunnel and that same quandary.

 

The tunnel and the light often are featured in the descriptions of near-death experiences of patients whilst undergoing surgical operations. These descriptions are very similar to those given by many clients during past-lives regression therapy. In both cases the person knows that he or she is fully conscious and aware, and has left the physical body. The person can see his or her unconscious physical body on the operating table surrounded by frantic surgeons, or, on his or her deathbed, surrounded by grieving relatives, at the end of that past life.

 

In both cases, when the person lifts his or her gaze from the physical scene below, the next to be seen is the tunnel and the light. Often whilst describing this tunnel to the PLR therapist, the client will suddenly realise that he or she is not alone. Someone has come out of the light and down the tunnel to meet the client.

 

Then the delighted client recognises the person as his or her beloved and trusted friend or relation that died before the client died, during that past life. Arm in arm, together they move through the tunnel and into the light. All of this sounds very encouraging and similar to the priest’s comforting assurances that, one-day we all will be reunited with our loved one, but what does it really mean?

Amid the illusion and confusion of physical life, people that we have categorised surround each of us. Our regard for each person is governed by our experience gained by our contact with that person, and as a result, some people we deeply love and trust, whilst others we may distrust, fear, and even hate, or any shade of feeling between these two extremes. Let’s call it a private mental catalogue that each of us makes, and then takes with us when our physical life ends. Thus when someone emerges from the light and the tunnel to meet us, automatically we consult the catalogue before we agree to trust and accompany that person.

 

For each of us the dream ends when we enter the light of our achieved power-level on the astral. Only then are we able to fully comprehend how that private mental catalogue distorted our regard for those around us. Released from the physical dream, we remember that we are all beloved students of a university for potential creators. For each of us our self-taught lessons take the form of an ongoing play.

 

The play is acted out on a theatre stage called physical life. We are the actors and actresses, and individually we make many exits and entrances as the play proceeds. There is no script, and so, offstage (on the astral) we students collaborate with each other so that onstage we will all learn from each other and from the play. To play our parts to the full, whilst on stage we have to fully immerse ourselves in the parts we have chosen. We may choose to sometimes play the villain, the hero, or a crowd scene part. But the lessons we learn from each part, onstage, are really to help each of us to eventually graduate (with flying colours!) from the University of Potential Creators.

 

We choose a different role each time that we appear in the play, sometimes as the oppressors, and other times as the oppressed. Each role offers us a different viewpoint of the roles we have played previously. Then as we learn more and more about ourselves, each of us, at our own speed of learning, chooses to refine our image of self. To achieve this, we plan our future parts so that whilst on stage they include the opportunity to realise that it is simply a play. Also to learn of the greater reality that lies behind the play. Previously onstage the apparent realness of the play, and its cast, deeply affected each of us until we left the stage, but then we learn to always be true to our refined self-image, both off stage and on stage. Only then does each of us begin to deeply affect in a positive and beneficial way, the play, and its entire cast. In accelerating numbers the actors and actresses, on stage, choose to portray the real person behind the fictional character part. Eventually, each of us in our own timing, finally leaves the play, and ascends to a higher grade in the University of Potential Creators.

 

His optimism that carried him into the light allowed our dear old friend to rediscover the truth behind the play. Even when fear and self-doubt clouded his optimism, always a trusted beloved from his past, would lead him into the light. Then the beloved would return to his or her achieved astral power-level (this might be higher or lower than our old friend’s achieved level).

 

Sometimes the old man’s fear and mistrust were so intense that even when his loved ones left their different astral levels to meet him, he would refuse to believe in them. At the human level this entire Creator Process is governed by individual freewill choice. To reincarnate, our man chose to move through the tunnel. Now only he can choose to return along the same tunnel. No one may force him if he chooses not to. But if he does choose not to enter the tunnel, where can he go? He cannot return to physical existence, and his fear has barred him from his achieved astral level. So where is he? He is trapped by his fears on the Interlife Zone between physical and astral existence. There he remains, oblivious to everyone and everything whilst he exists in a world of self-created fantasy and fear. He has become a trapped soul. He will remain trapped until a psychic medium in the physical, or someone on the astral can persuade him to re-enter the tunnel and move into the light. This is the only Hell, and only self-doubt and fear can create it. After countless delays caused by his fears, our man, whilst on his achieved astral level, finally decided to do something about it.

 

He learnt to always include in his future lessons for whilst in the physical, the chance to gain knowledge of his link to his higher self. For each of us the pivot of the pendulum existence is our higher self that exists above the astral levels. That was the breakthrough for our man, when he ceased to allow others in the physical to over-ride the guidance of his higher self. His progress accelerated on the astral. Whilst in the physical, he became a light-worker that helped to transform general confusion and fear into the clarity of self-knowledge. The higher that he climbed on the astral, the more affect he had on the confusion rife in the physical. But also, despite undergoing the required reduction process each time to be able reincarnate, he found that his astral-achieved high power-level began to affect his physical body.

 

How was this possible? To understand how, first we must consider the purpose of a physical universe. Earlier we described physical existence as a womb and a cradle. This womb and this cradle is for dormant life force that has the potential to evolve to the human (individual me) intelligence level. Until the life force evolves to that level, it exists in unconscious harmony and balance with the rest of Creation, and always in the moment called “Now”.

 

Even the apparent foresight of the little red squirrel that hoards nuts for the winter, it is not foresight. The squirrel collects and hoards nuts “NOW” in response to instinct that compels it to act “NOW”. In this sense, all life force below the human level is an unconscious, guided part of an overall harmonious pattern. But what happens to that pattern when life force evolves to the human level? Just a passing glance at planet Earth clearly demonstrates what happens. At the human level, individual conscious awareness replaces blind obedience to the overall pattern.

 

The overall pattern is the product of an overall intelligence that never interferes with the pattern. Looked at logically, this means that there is no permanent place in that overall pattern, for the individual human level of conscious, aware intelligence, and yet we return to that pattern again and again, as we progress to climb the vortex. Let us think about this for a moment in terms of, Mother, Womb, Nursery, and Classroom.

 

Mother represents the overall intelligence. The lower power-levels of the non-physical astral vortex and our physical universe together represent the womb and nursery. Energy, converted into the physical matter of physical bodies, represents the protective-garments and vehicles that all non-physical life force must wear whilst existing in the physical. We can compare the overall pattern to Mother’s set nursery routine. That routine is very flexible. It has to be to cover needs that range from those of newly born babies, to those needs of active toddlers that are near to school age. Because of the flexibility of her routine, Mother seldom if ever has to alter it. She designed her nursery routine for infants because they are unable to think for themselves. But also her routine extends to the protective garments worn by the active toddlers who do think for themselves. Carefully Mother never interferes with the way a toddler chooses to think and act, because she knows it will learn from mistakes.

 

She also knows that when it has learnt to always choose harmony and balance as its way of thinking, it will permanently leave the nursery. Mother only asserts herself when, in their immature and arrogant thoughtlessness, the children’s mistaken thinking becomes a threat to the nursery. Then Mother gives those children an experience to learn from, of a world where harmony and balance is missing.

 

The experience this time is familiar to us all. It is of a planet where pollution, and man-made global overheating have made freak weather patterns and rising sea levels a normal, studiously ignored, way of life. In this sense in our analogy of the nursery, it is fitting that we have likened Mankind’s current use of thought to that of wayward and clumsy children. This isn’t punishment, it is we being affected by what we originally caused, or allowed to be caused by our apathy.

 

Through the mistakes we all make whilst in the nursery, we all experience different aspects of dis-harmony and unbalance. Whilst in the nursery our mistakes cause no permanent harm to anyone. So the lesson we all individually learn from the nursery is to choose to think and act always with harmony and balance. Eventually we no longer have to consciously choose because each of us becomes harmony and balance. Then we can be trusted not to create havoc wherever we go when we leave the nursery.

 

Now we return to our old friend. To reincarnate yet again he must descend from his very high, achieved power-level of the astral vortex. Again he must pass through the tunnel to the Interlife zone, and from there, safely reduced in power-level, into physical existence. Now with increasing difficulty he sleeps whilst his tiny, helpless physical vehicle takes form. His difficulty is the vast gap between his astral and physical power-levels. Probably our readers have already seen typical examples of our old friend. You stop to admire a stranger’s baby in its cot or pram. For you it is like an electric shock to see bright intelligence and instant recognition when the baby’s eyes meet yours. Today, wherever you are in the world you could experience such a shock.

 

No longer is this a rare experience because for countless ages time and time again we have all made that gruelling two-way trip through the tunnel, highly developed souls whose chosen character roles on the physical stage are identical to their image of self on the astral. Just before and ever since this new millennium began, these souls have been reincarnating into the physical. As our old friend is typical of these returning souls, let us follow his progress.

 

Patiently our old friend dozes and holds his high power-level intelligence at bay. This he must do to allow his baby vehicle to develop naturally in its own timing. At this helpless stage all he can do is observe from his cot or his pram. Through the physical eyes and brain eyes of the baby our old friend receives glimpses of the real self-images of those character actors and actresses that surround him. The baby enters early childhood and because it is so filled with self-confidence, it becomes a source of astonishment to its parents and grandparents. Most of us have looked back in wonder when we have compared it to our own lack of self-confidence when at a similar age to our grandchildren.

 

More sources of astonishment for us all are the instant rapport that youngsters have with computers. It is as if they instinctively know that computers are simply tools that will release mankind from drudgery, to allow him and her at last, the time to concentrate on being truly human. Also children quickly grasp the computer’s potential to teach people everywhere to cherish and share with all people everywhere.

 

Our old friend is typical of this new special generation of children and young people who are changing the attitudes and outlook of their elders. No shabby, nationalistic, propaganda campaign will fool these clear-eyed souls into bloody wars against other souls. At their schools and colleges these fearless souls already run their own campaigns. They focus the public spotlight into the furtive shadows of the hypocrisy that always has riddled our society. At their age most of we elders were too busy, concentrating on qualifications for future careers in that society, to even notice the hypocrisy. Now, at long last, a new, enlightened generation is learning from the mistakes made by previous generations. It isn’t so much the mistakes we made, it is our reluctance to acknowledge and rectify those mistakes, that generates impatience in our youngsters. Who can wonder if, amid the physical illusion, many of them take to addictive drugs, as an escape from the madness of generally accepted normality?

 

In his outspoken teens our old friend tried to cure the problems of the world. Later, with a little more wisdom, he tried to alter the legislation that he believed caused those problems. Baffled when this failed he turned away from the world and instead withdrew into himself. Then, just as he’d previously planned whilst on the astral, a light worker taught him to meditate. Quickly this triggered his conscious link to his higher self. Next, knowledge of the bigger picture flowed down the link to widen his outlook, and this in turn revealed what he had previously missed. He realised those legislators and legislated, rulers and ruled, all have the same thing in common.

 

They are all unique and special individuals who don’t yet realise they are unique. Because of this each of them lacks self-trust. Filled with hidden fears, and with doubt of self, they merge their individuality into that of the crowd. Either as the leaders and manipulators of the crowd or as the faceless led of the crowd, but always as a crowd.

 

This gave our old friend a clue as to his role. Quietly and in his own way he began to help those he met to look at their selves in a new light. His help took the form of talking to, and writing for, individuals, because in a crowd people listen as a crowd. The effect of his work on individuals remained unseen, but he trusted that the affected individuals in turn would pass on the effect in ever-widening ripples. This is happening now. There are countless numbers like our old friend, quietly bringing the light of self-knowledge and self-confidence to individuals all over planet Earth. The work began slowly and painfully, as an idea that was alien to accepted normality. Then, just like a virus, it spread around the planet to affect everyone it touched.

 

What of our old friend’s ascension above the vortex power-levels? Why must it include the ascension of his physical body? There would be no need to include it if his intended final destination was to remain as part of his Creator’s Creation. But this isn’t his intended final destination. His final destination is to be the adult creator of his own unique creation, maybe alongside, but certainly not as part of, his parent Creator’s Creation. Together our old friend, merged with his feminine aspect twin soul, must leave their Creator’s Creation. Their adult role is to fulfil their part in the process that creates creators.

 

When the acorns leave their parent oak tree, they all contain the patterns needed to become oak trees in their own right. But this is not enough because when they leave the parent tree they also leave behind its flow of life-giving sap. This problem is overcome early in the process, whilst the acorns are developing on the tree. Each acorn converts some of the sap into a form of stored nourishment (the kernel), to use after they leave the tree and before they individually take root in fertile soil.

 

Now we must apply the same idea to our old friend, and what applies to him also applies to each of us. When we leave our Creator’s creation we will need an equivalent to the acorn’s kernel. Everything that is part of our Creator’s Creation (physical and non-physical) is totally dependent for continued existence, on an unfailing flow of energy from our Creator. That energy flow is very real both, before and after it has taken the form of atoms. The Creator-donated energy flow is continuously reduced in power-level as it spirals to the centre of the astral vortex, on its way to be formed into lowest power-level physical atoms.

As we climb the power-levels of the vortex we emboss our self-built image of self, onto the energy flow at our currently achieved total power-level. Our old friend’s self-built image of self belongs to him, because he alone created it. But the energy flow onto which that image is embossed is not his, because it enters and leaves his image, on its way down the vortex to become lowest power-level physical matter.

 

His spiritual progress, the control his highly evolved intelligence has over his thoughts and emotions, his striving in the altered state to reach ever-higher power-levels of the energy vortex. All three are the same thing, and they mean that our old friend, with his self-built, harmoniously balanced, image of self, could rise above the vortex. But first he must descend again to physical existence to collect the energy version of the acorn’s kernel that later he will need to reach his intended destination.

 

Now let’s all get comfortable and familiar with such daunting words as “Intelligence” and “Atoms”. Earlier we defined intelligence as a very real Creative energy that has evolved to the human level of aware, consciousness of self, and will continue to evolve at its own speed to our Creator’s level. That definition applies to all of us. Many people (including the authors) might feel that if ascension requires highly evolved and developed intelligence, “We’re not going anywhere”. But if for a moment we all drop our self-judgmental roles, we may then regard our own intelligence in a more favourable light. Let’s look at an example.

 

In the world of science, names such as, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Charles Darwin, these and many more are justly revered. But for what are they revered? Obviously it is for their invaluable contributions to the ever-growing store of scientific knowledge. We could say that the products of their individual intelligence benefited mankind, and for that we honour them.

 

But also in comparison to them we tend to devalue our own intelligence; these men were special, where as we are not special. But if we asked these honoured men, they would not agree that they were any more special than the rest of us. This wouldn’t be false humility; it would simply be the truth. The great store of scientific knowledge is composed of both, what has been clearly proved to be true, or of what has been clearly proved to be untrue. Provable knowledge of both is an essential foundation on which to build further reliable truth.

 

If asked, any of these great thinkers might tell you, “From existing data, all that I knew for sure was what it definitely isn’t. Knowing this, I wracked my brains to discover what it definitely is. Finally, no nearer to the answer, I shelved the problem until tomorrow, and instead went home to relax in a hot bath. Then, amid the warmth, steam and lather, whilst musing on thoughts of supper later on with my wife, inspiration came like a flash in the form of the searched-for answer. Suddenly I knew the answer, and the rest that followed was just tedious hard work. This was inspiration from his higher self that was only able to reach him when he ceased to create a barrage of thought. This same inspiration is the businessman’s sudden hunch or the poet’s or the composer’s creative-flow, that in the middle of the night awakens them.

 

All of us have experienced these sudden intuitive flashes of “Knowing” no matter what we choose to call them. What we do with that inspiration is then up to our individual freewill choice. But no one is barred from his or her higher self, and so in that sense we all have the same potential to highly evolve our intelligence.

After all, the same man, whose ideas changed the way mankind regards the universe, would probably be completely baffled by the intricacies of an income tax form.  Equally, his brilliant mind might retire totally defeated, when faced with a gunge-clogged S. bend drainage pipe of a kitchen sink. Really this means that our praise for the man should be equalled by our praise for his wife, who took on all the mundane boring tasks to free him to think. Possibly Mrs Einstein seldom if ever, felt riveted by her husband’s theories. But in her love for him she intuitively and fully directed her intelligence towards releasing his thoughts from the mundane. So which of the two had the highest evolved intelligence? Who may judge? Brilliance of intelligence becomes meaningless unless guided by the love of harmony and balance.

 

From these examples we all may allow ourselves to never again feel intimidated by comparisons of intelligence levels. These comparisons are simply fake weapons used in a school fictional stage play about a temporary and illusionary competitive world.

 

Now let’s see how we all feel about atoms? Just like our guess about Mrs Einstein’s feelings, probably the answer would be, “We feel indifference, and can take them or leave them”. This was a fair answer for many thousands of years, because until recent decades no one had the technology to see an atom, let alone, to see inside of it. Ancient Greek philosophers (who were also the scientists of the time) theorised that if something solid was continuously cut in half enough times, eventually what would remain would be an atom. Also that if you then cut this tiny atom of solid matter into halves it would disappear because it would be too small to exist.

 

Until comparatively recent days, no one since that time had any better ideas. As a result, countless generations both, of learned scientists, and of learned theologians, based their theories and teachings on one ancient unproven idea. The idea, that solid physical matter is entirely separated from the blind, non-physical process (favoured by the scientists) or, of the non-physical intelligent Creator (favoured by the theologians), that somehow created solid physical matter.

 

Later this same rigid idea placed severe limitations on the far-reaching work on the laws of physics by that genius, Isaac Newton. The same rigid idea also limited the brilliant insight of Charles Darwin as to the wider meaning and ongoing purpose of evolution.

 

The rigidity of the concept was based in the idea that all atoms of solid matter were created once only. Then once created by whatever created them, the atoms were left to get on with obeying the laws of physics. Even young schoolchildren of today are in a position to know a scientifically proven truth, denied for aeons to scientists and theologians alike.

 

The truth is that each atom is created and re-created continuously from an incoming flow of energy from the non-physical dimensions. The energy flow arrives via the empty space at the centre of each atom. If the energy flow ceased, the physical universe would cease to exist in its physical form. This applies no matter who or what supplies the ongoing energy flow. These physical atoms of whirling energy must obey the laws of physics.

 

All of us have lived with the effect of this unintended distortion of truth ever since. As a result we will only trust our physical senses.

This means that we rely entirely on our physical senses to tell us everything we want to know, even when we become curious to know about the non-physical. When use of these inappropriate senses, leads, as it must to failure and disappointment, often we will doubt the reality of the non-physical. Or we will doubt our own abilities. Instead we tend to rely on the abilities of others rather than to seek inside ourselves for senses, more appropriately attuned for the task.

 

Why did we ask how you feel about atoms? We asked to enable you to fully comprehend the realness of the non-physical, because it is no less real than the physical. Exactly the same energies are the basis of both, physical and non-physical existence. To make those same energies physical they had to be reduced in power-level and compelled to spin via the sub-atomic level into the form of atoms.

 

So now we come to the real question. What was and is, continuously used to control and compel high power-level energies to become low power-level atoms? The answer must be the living intelligence of our Creator. This has to be an acceptable answer, rather than the product of wishful thinking. So first we must acknowledge that living intelligence can and does control energy, even on our human level amid physical matter.

 

Every human trio of “Me, Mind, and Body”, is really a structure composed entirely of energy-flows. This structure is set amid, and is an integral part of, a larger energy-flow structure that we regard as physical existence. Simply by the use of thought, the living intelligence of “Me” is able direct “Body” via “Mind” to climb a mountain, or to send a rocket composed of atoms, to the moon. Equally, because emotions also are flows of energy, the living intelligence of “Me” is able to create or shatter the happiness of another “Me” simply with the vibrations of mutually understood words.

 

As we all learn more and more about our own human trio, the living intelligence of each of us continuously evolves to ever-higher power-levels of the energy vortex. Harvest time for our Creator is on an individual basis for each of us. Our individual evolvement of our conscious, aware, living intelligence will finally be able to channel our total achieved energy power-level from the astral and above.

 

We will actually draw down that high power-level energy into the low power-level energy structure of the atoms that form our current physical body. To remain physical, the energy structure of atoms must remain at the low power-level range of physical existence. Ascension means that we have consciously raised that power-level to the point where the atoms of our body can no longer remain in physical existence. Each in our own timing will take over from our Creator the control of that energy. Each acorn will have converted life-supporting, flowing sap into an independent kernel (energy source) to use later on, after leaving the parent tree.

 

So our individual ascension to the non-physical level is the beginning not the end of our conscious, aware, learning process. Ascension is simply the doorway by which we leave the nursery and the classroom for infants. The same doorway will lead us as ascended masters to the next grade up in the University of Potential Creators. But the only place for death, in our scenario, is the death of fear, and the fear of an illusion named, “DEATH”

 

Love and Laughter from David and Yvonne Brittain

AUTHORS’ COMMENTARY.

In the previous article we began with a forest of rain-drenched umbrellas beneath which mourners listened, whilst the vicar intoned grey words of Jove. All of us feel sympathy because all of us at some time take some part in the described scene. Also, we must offer sympathy to the vicar because he is locked into the inflexibility of tradition and ritual. Whether he wishes to be or not, it is expected of him, by the church hierarchy that employs him, and also by his congregation. The vicar privately may also be a student of metaphysics, who also has a profound knowledge of the mechanics and purpose of reincarnation. His studies in private completely contradict what he must teach in public, and yet he is torn between loyalty to tradition and loyalty to truth. He knows beforehand that if he is loyal to truth he will become just another voice crying in the wilderness; rather like all of you and us light-workers.  So for the benefit of all vicars, and all congregations, our next article describes how Yvonne and I work for the Light.

 

Soft-soaped public through the ages.

Soft-soaped public through the ages.
In the UK during the 1940s, in our scullery, we had a galvanised copper heated by gas for the weekly washing, and suds were produced by vigorously stirring the water with a hand-held wire cage containing slivers of Lifebuoy or Sunlight soap plus a soupcon of soda crystals. As time passed we graduated to Soap flakes and then to Oxydol detergent powder. Next, in our ongoing thirst for whiter whiteness (a thirst generated in us by the clever manufacturers) we were introduced to the latest wonder: Tide washing powder, and during those passing decades washing machines entered most homes.
More recently, whiteness just wasn’t enough. So next we learnt that expensive softener liquid that smells nice? Is a must for our laundry. Today, to add to our bafflement a silly lady in the TV ad urges us to buy granules to add a nice smell to our nice smelling softener liquid. Soft-soap anyone?

A TREASURE HOUSE JUST FOR YOU

A few paragraphs from our Amazon/Kindle E-Book: ‘Hints for all granddaughters’ A TREASURE HOUSE JUST FOR YOU

Did you know that in each town and large village there is a treasure House built by the public for the public: including you? All are invited to visit it as often as they like and to help themselves to the treasures, am I dreaming? It depends on how you define treasure. Gold, Silver Precious gems? These are lovely but can be lost, stolen or become a millstone around your neck. These treasures are all forms of knowledge that you can keep safely in your mind where none can steal them. I am describing a treasure house of ideas, other peoples’ thoughts and deeds, travels, tales of afar, journeys into the mind. Histories of long dead races; their achievements and failures and their hopes and fears, brought to life with their lessons for us to learn from, by the magic of words. There you would find treasures of arts and skills that you could teach your self in your own time and at your own speed of learning with no compulsion from anyone. Also you would find treasures of fact, fiction, and fantasy, a treasure for every need, and for every taste.

Whatever are your plans for the future, someone somewhere has either succeeded or failed to do the same thing in the past. For you to be able to learn from their successes and mistakes is treasure indeed. Their stories you will find along with all of the other treasures down at your local public library. You only have to make the effort to get yourself there and to ask for what you need, or simply browse until you find it. The person who in their teens cultivates the habit of reading would soon find that they enjoy it. You would have then opened your mind to the world of ideas, imagination and self-education. Your word power, vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar would improve without you even realizing it, as would your general knowledge, deftness of phrasing, humor and wit. Even more valuable than all of that; a book is a friend, and a diversion or temporary escape how ever rough life becomes for you. The glowing terms I have used about the joys of reading are from my heart, and are offered to you here after an ongoing sixty-year-old love affair with literature in its many forms. At the same time I can understand your difficulty in agreeing with my views if, as many find, your preparation for the English Literature exam involves studying, analyzing and virtually dissecting some classical work by, for example, Chaucer, Though doing so serves a definite purpose in your education, it is rather like stripping a beautiful rose to pieces to discover how it is made; The magic is lost. So I beg you to remember that it could spoil a pleasure that would last you a lifetime if, in your mind, you confuse compulsory school reading of prose and poetry with reading from choice for pleasure. This same confusion can, and has for many people denied them the pleasure and satisfaction that could have been gained from amateur writing, painting and all the many forms of artistic creativity. Compelled to attempt these subjects at school with the emphasis on gaining marks not satisfaction, they nervously avoid them for the rest of their lives.

Antique Ramblings

I’m 78 nearly 79 yrs old. This means that any decade, any year, any month, week, or day, or even in the next hour I could leave this mortal coil. After my long, interesting, eventful physical life in this now aging, aching body the prospect doesn’t alarm me of entering the zone of non-physical existence. After shuffling through the dubious offerings from science and religions as to what I will face I have found it an entertaining exercise to limit myself to my own solitary meditative ponderings as to what I may face.
Everything Science tells me boils down to the provable fact that, everything in the physical universe, including my human body, is made up from an incoming flow of energy. This energy flow is somehow compelled to structure itself into atomic matter (which is really tightly whirling energy orbiting tiny empty spaces) from which everything so-convincingly physical is formed.
So immediately I am faced the undeniable fact thatwhat seems so real and solid is a structured energy matrix onto which in some way I am embossed or projected; rather like a holographic image. This leaves me idly wondering whether if two holographic images touched would they feel solid to each other. Science also proves to me via Mr Charles Darwin that the lifeforce that clearly exists in this universe is also driven and controlled, by instinct to evolve to the aware, intelligent, human level that thinks of his or her self as ‘Me’; and this is clearly demonstrated by the evolution from the lliving single celled organisms of billions of years ago up to and including the physical human body because in parallel with this physical evolution we have the undeniable ongoing individualised evolution of the non-physical lifeforce that today I regard as ‘Me’. In fact I suggest that the evolution of the physical body at every stage of its evolution is driven by the requirements of the non-physical lifeforce to exist and fully function in this physical universe. So I conclude that the Creator’s purpose for the creation of the physical universe was and is to act as a seedbed in which individualised, human level, inductive thinking and aware non-physical intelligence could germinate and to blossom. To then leave this physical dimension to re-enter the Creator’s non-physical dimensions.

certain words appear to be no longer be used in conversation.

I find it strange how as time passes certain words appear to be no longer be used in conversation. Probably the reason for this is to do with western modern attitudes toward life. On the other hand via the Media we all hear other words and phrases repeated again and again; as if to intentionally emboss them into our minds.

For example, recently the brutal attack on the staff of the French satirical magazine; Charlie Ebdo has resulted on television in the authoritatively-toned talking heads of western nations waxing gravely, eloquently and at extreme length in defence of freedom of speech, and freedom of expression. Unfortunately one of the words no longer used in this context is ‘responsibility’ that should always be coupled such freedoms. What is required is the freedom of speech and of expression to be used with consideration for others; compassion, and common sense, especially by those who are in the position to powerfully influence public opinion.

One of the words no longer used is ‘vulgarity’ as apparently it is no longer considered to be vulgar or crude if male and female comedians use foul language, and spice their televised routines with explicit references to male and female sexual organs. In a space of a few decades we have regressed from the film censors’ officially approved, limited to 5 seconds, screened kiss, and anything more amorous to be simply implied by the couple sinking below screened level.

Today we are now regularly faced with the filmed display of prolonged sexual intercourse as part of the filmed plot followed by one or both partners brushing their teeth and viewed going to the toilet. The unfettered search for reality by the film makers of today has resulted in more and more violence and horror displayed on screen in nauseous detail. Yet somehow, with no sense of something missing, the cinema audiences of yester-year still enjoyed those censored films.

Respectability and good taste are no longer considered to be laid back enough to apply to modern, anything goes, western society.

As such it can be no surprise when the militant extremists, claiming to represent a belief system firmly based in medieval concepts of obedience to the alleged utterances of a ‘no longer with us’ prophet, and obedience to Sharia Law, the reduced status of women, and the heightened status of men, then declare terrorist war upon the western way of life.

Higher Self, Guardian Angel, Or Access To Your Super Consciousness

With some descriptions of the function of the higher self it is often difficult for the readers not to be left feeling slightly intimidated. Some of these descriptions state that the higher self is a guardian angel. But this in turn implies the presence of two separate intelligent beings; your intelligence and the much higher intelligence of the guardian angel.

Alternatively and equally daunting is the suggestion that higher self is really a group soul. As if it is a sort of conglomerate intelligence of which you are really a tiny, temporarily freewill-endowed extension. This must be equally daunting for each individual group soul that we are told also thinks of itself as ‘Me’ because next we are told that each group soul is really a tiny extension of an even larger group soul. Eventually this sequence combines all of these group souls into a central intelligence that also thinks of self as me. With each of these scenarios the reader is left to feel either like a child that must be guided, or a pawn that is really one self-deluded finger of a multi-fingered glove puppet.

Each of the foregoing scenarios contains some truth but each also fails to comprehend your true relationship to your Creator via your higher self. Because of that failure the most important part of that relationship ‘You’ is relegated to the least important part as a pawn of your Creator. So now let us try to get a more accurate and logical picture of the relationship, and let’s start ‘where we all are at’ in the physical.

Over the years from time to time the world of medical research knowledgeably admits that there are vast areas of the human brain that, to their knowledge, don’t appear to be used. Often during such sage discussions it also may be suggested that these currently unused areas may at one time have been functional, alternatively that they may become functional at some time in the future. The fact remains that currently we have large areas of our brains that apparently contribute nothing to our daily lives.

Unfortunately these sage discussions tend to become circumscribed by the very tight parameters set by the medical researchers. This especially applies if we lay persons dare to suggest that the human brain is only a physical linkage. It is a linkage that simply enables non-physical, individualized, intelligent and aware life force to use a body to experience physical existence. Such a suggestion is guaranteed to produce blank stares from those trained to believe that in some unexplained way life force is the product of, not the ‘raison d’etre’ for, the physical body.

Medical researchers may coyly admit to the possibility that these silent areas of the brain be linked to dormant ESP faculties proved to exist but not yet understood. But this admission will be safely made with the air of reckless abandon normally reserved for those who knowingly and daringly tread upon the thin ice of unproven conjecture. Fortunately we lay people are not bound by the rigid thought processes required by career-minded medical researchers. For example, if in meditation we receive thoughts that we know are not our own, then we need no laboratory-gained proof that telepathy is a fact of life. Similarly, experienced spiritual healers know that they could hold someone’s aching head all day but the headache would remain, the healing energy would flow only when the healer mentally ‘tunes-in’ to that non-physical level.

At the other end of the scale the majority of people never meditate, never ‘tune-in’. Instead they transmit and receive thoughts and ideas only via physical means of communication. In terms of those silent areas of the brain this is like a two-legged man who always hops along on one leg because he cannot believe he has two legs. With a population conditioned from birth to hop assumedly yet another part of the brain would rapidly become dormant. The part we each think of as ‘me’ could only be non-physical life force that has evolved to the level of individual, conscious, aware, inductive thought. This must mean that we all already have non-physical senses.

Unfortunately from the moment of physical birth each individual is lovingly conditioned to totally rely upon his or her physical senses. For example any toddler that psychically ‘sees’ a fairy will be parentally pressured to believe he or she did not see a fairy. For anyone to publicly declare that they psychically ‘see’ human auras may well result in earnest TV discussions where learned men and women grimly demand concrete proof to back up the declaration.

Two solid facts have emerged from our discussion so far. The first that, most humans have vast areas of their brains that are alive but dormant. The second that, humans are so totally focused in the daily grind of physical survival their thoughts seldom range further than their immediate needs and interests. After all, with dependants, to support, a career to carve, a vehicle to run and pay for, and a heavily mortgaged house, who has time to seriously wonder if other life forms exist in the universe? Who can see any relevance or point in trying to mentally contact denizens of other physical worlds, let alone of other non-physical dimensions?

When we meditate first we have to quiet our mind. Mind is our two-way link with our hectic daily life in the physical dimension. The first part of the linkage links mind to the known parts of the brain that deal only with daily life. We could name this the comfort zone level of thought. Mind, is also our two-way link with the non-physical dimensions. Undeniably the brain is still involved when we enter the altered state in meditation. This must be so because in the physical the thoughts and intentions of non-physical “Me” have to first crank their way through the atomic structure of the physical brain.

When we meditate our first point of contact in the non-physical is our higher self for whom a better name might be the individual human’s super-conscious. But to meditate we have to deliberately switch the focus of our mind away from daily life to then focus on the non-physical. When we successfully make this switch we then enter what is known as the ‘altered state’. The sensation we then feel in our head is very subtle and ghostly, but also it is definitely a physical sensation. It is as if another part of our brain has awakened for the purpose. As has been scientifically demonstrated, the pattern of the brain waves alters during meditation.

What has also been demonstrated is that when people first begin to regularly meditate they are only able to remain in the altered state for a brief period of time. These periods of time increase with regular sessions of meditation. An intellectual equivalent to this would be the cerebral strain felt by a person at the commencement of studies to gain a degree in higher mathematics. All mundane thought would have to be excluded whilst the student concentrated on the intricacies of the subject. At first this would quickly tire the student until eventually the act of absorbing these intricacies became a normal way of life, but in the process of studying, the student’s thoughts would be led further and further away from and above his or her normal mundane relaxed level of thought. The student may receive knowledge of the subject from printed textbooks or from the spoken words of a teacher, but only by the student’s sustained efforts could the knowledge become an integral part of the student. In this comparison only physical means of communication have been used to transfer thoughts, ideas, and concepts, from mind to mind. The owner of the latter mind has then with a concentrated effort of intellect absorbed what was transferred.

Now we may gently move on. Let us suppose that someone on Earth did make telepathic contact with intelligent life on a planet somewhere in the physical universe. Before meaningful communication could begin, a mutually understandable language of mental images would have to be devised. This would require from each that their individual intelligence expanded to include far more than knowledge of their own familiar lifestyles.

In turn, amid the limitations of physical existence, this would require previously unused areas of the human brain to awaken, to make and maintain telepathic contact, and to comprehend the received, alien to the recipient, information. It would be very difficult for a human on Earth to relate to the day to day joys and problems of, for example, an intelligent, methane-breathing denizen of some distant giant planet. In terms of the human’s lifestyle on Earth the intelligent methane-breathing denizen would face the same problem of comprehension.

The only meeting point that they might share would be that each is a non-physical “me” that physically exists for the same purpose in a physical universe. This is where the seeker’s flexibility of thought and ideas allows the seeker’s intelligence to continuously expand. In this way those cherished, rigid ideas may be re-thought in the light of increasing knowledge and personally gained experience.

Now we gently move on to the subject of contact with intelligent denizens in the non-physical dimensions. Obviously again telepathy is the only viable means of communication. This applies no matter whether we try to contact our higher self, or our late dearly beloved aunt, or someone high up in the angelic hierarchy. The problem to be faced then is that telepathy in the non-physical dimensions is the normal and only means of communication. This problem only arises when we, conditioned to rely entirely upon our physical senses, then try to use those same senses to make contact. When this fails, as it must, the problem then also becomes a problem of belief as to whether or not there is anyone non-physical to contact.

To think is so easy. To then communicate our thoughts, this also is so easy whilst we limit our physical selves to physical communication with each other on this tiny planet. As a result we have vast areas of our brains that lie dormant. But we also find that we are cut off from intelligent two-way communication with the rest of Creation in the physical and in the non-physical, hence the need to learn to meditate. Earlier in this article we explained that to rise above the comfort zone level of thought takes sustained effort until the achieved rise becomes a natural part of the individual’s comfort zone. We cannot emphasize enough that exactly the same applies in meditation. Many people try to meditate and when at first they don’t succeed they give up. This is like the man in our earlier example, conditioned from birth to hop, who then discovers that he has two legs.

Obviously the realization on its own would not be enough because a sustained, initially tiring effort would be required from him to then awaken and learn to use his dormant leg. Embedded as we all are in physicality we have been encouraged to aim our thoughts through our brains along limited, familiar to us all, easy to follow, well-trodden routes. Because we all have always done this, each of us has vast unexplored areas of our selves to discover and no one but we could explore those areas for us. To explore these areas each of us has to discover our own previously un-trodden routes. Of course patience with self and sustained effort is required to find and follow the routes and then to fully comprehend what we individually discover. But until we make the effort each of us remains isolated and cut off from the greater reality of the rest of Creation,

Let us try to find out why in meditation the sustained effort is required, and where higher self fits into our scenario. First we must clearly understand that although each of us has chosen to exist amid physical matter the essential part that we each think of as ‘me’ is non-physical. Because each of us is really non-physical we all are already telepathically linked to the non-physical. In the physical our problem is one of conditioned disbelief in our natural capabilities. Whilst on the Astral we easily communicate with each other via telepathy. To communicate with each other in the physical we have to use the provided physical equipment. To communicate with the non-physical whilst in the physical we have to do so via a subtler aspect of the provided physical equipment.

Really this is like the deep-sea divers who can freely talk to each other until each is sealed into a diving suit. Then for the divers to hear each other each must use internal microphones. Also to communicate with those above on the surface they must switch the same equipment to a higher frequency. But when they all are together on the surface no one needs special equipment to be able to communicate.

Now let us get a more comfortable picture of our relationship to our higher selves, to the angelic hierarchy, and to our Creator. To do this first we must firmly dump our religiously conditioned, ingrained ‘bottom of the heap’ image of our selves. Instead, despite the priestly shock, and horrified astonishment it might cause, we must insist that, each of us individual human beings represent the whole point of the ‘Creation’ exercise. Only then does our parental image of our Creator make sense. It means that the angels of the angelic hierarchy and we humans are brothers and sisters all equally beloved by our Creator parents. The angels and we humans were created from the same source as absolute equals, each with vital but very different roles. The angels will always remain as parts of the Creator mind family. For that reason the individual super-conscious of each angel is able to remain as an integral part of each angel’s intelligence.

We humans individually will eventually leave our Creator Parents’ family to create our own unique versions of Creation. We will become individual, adult Creator minds in our own right, but to achieve this we first had to descend many levels without our higher selves. The power-level of the energy of our higher selves is far too high for low-power-level physical matter. Instead just the ‘me’ focal point of each higher self, made the descent. This is why rank doesn’t enter the scene because we all are one beloved family. Our Creator and the angels in the non-physical levels learn much from us through our tough, often awful experiences in the physical. Unlike us, with very few exceptions, they will never be required to choose to painfully enter and again and again re-enter the physical.

This means that they can only admiringly learn about the joys, tribulations, and limitations of physical existence from each of us. After we humans individually ascend the roles will be reversed so that our brother and sister students; the angels, then becomes our teachers with much to teach us about our ultimate roles. But if we are prepared to strive whilst in the physical we may learn a great deal about our destined roles even before we ascend. So now let’s look at why in meditation we have to strive. The main point to remember is that before we could ascend we first had to descend. Ascension requires that each of us will choose to strive to reclaim all that we had to leave behind to enable us to descend.

Again we stress that this has nothing to do with religiously prescribed ‘bottom of the heap’ rank. Instead it has all to do with ascending power-levels of energy and ascending speeds of existence in the non-physical levels. To describe these we have no choice but to use (with hopefully forgivable poetic license) familiar but unavoidably clumsy, physically based, terminology. For example, for countless centuries teachers of religious beliefs based the certainty of their teachings on one, thought to be undeniable, fact. This fact was confirmed by their physical senses that told them there is a clear-cut divide between non-physical Creation and physical Creation. Only in fairly modern times have scientists had the technology to prove that the apparent solidity of physical matter is an illusion. In fact everything physical in the physical universe is really energy compelled and controlled to act in a certain way. This includes each and every living physical body.

The illusion, viewed through our physical senses, still leaves us convinced to the point that we all tend to devalue the power of thought until thought is in some way converted into a physical result or action. We choose to ignore the fact that without the thought there would be no result or action. Our tendency to reason in this contradictory way is in complete contradiction to the scientifically proven reality of our situation.

It also makes the teachings of all religions so difficult for an intelligent layperson to accept and believe. We are taught that Our Creator is non-physical and only used the power of intelligent thought to create from energy both, non-physical and physical Creation. The truth is that our non-physical Creator used the power of intelligent thought to create from energy the entire Creation. Of that entire, very real energy structure called Creation, a tiny temporary part is the same very real energy greatly reduced in power-level and tightly structured to behave as if it were physical matter.

To understand how wave bands and energy power-levels apply to us let’s briefly look at our Creator’s level. When we move the tuner around the dial of our ordinary radio set we hear the crackle of static until we tune into a broadcast program. Continue to move the tuner and we hear more static between more broadcast programs. Each program is different and in each case the static first had to be controlled and organized. If we had a celestial radio set we could tune in to the instantaneous existence level of Creator Minds. As we moved the tuner we would hear the static crackle of very real energies in chaos until we tuned in to a Creator Mind’s Creation. But to create the creation the Creator Mind first had to organize and to control, the chaotic energy. Move the tuner some more and we hear more static between yet more Creator Minds’ Creations. They all exist on the instantaneous existence level linked by mutual love and separated by individual uniqueness. Each is an adult Creator mind that began as the beloved and unique child of another adult Creator mind. To be an adult Creator Mind is the ultimate destiny of each human being. Now let’s briefly look at speed of existence and reducing power-levels of our Creator’s energies.

To create, the descending levels of a freewill endowed angelic hierarchy of teachers required that a series of waves be introduced into the Creator’s radiated instantaneous energy. More and more waves were introduced to form each next lower angelic level. The purpose of this was to reduce the speed of existence in each level like a staircase of levels. Always the instantaneous energy flows through each level but must follow the path set by the increased number of waves in each next lower level.

Thus the speed of existence of the lowest level angels is far slower than that of angels in the higher levels. How can this be if the instantaneous speed and power-level of the energy is unaffected throughout? The angels are created to exist as freewill endowed, intelligent, twinned, and living images projected onto the waveforms of their own level. If that is the angelic hierarchy what about the life force that eventually evolved to the human level created as equal to the angels?

Our role is different and involves our eventual, individual departure from our Creator Parent’s Creation. For this reason we couldn’t be simply projected as images onto yet more waveforms. Before our dormant life force could be activated another form of energy structure had to create even lower speed of existence levels than that of the lowest level angels. To achieve this, the flow of unreduced in speed of existence energy is then compelled to enter this energy structure. This structure of energy is shaped to form an area of countless enmeshed spherical vortexes.

This combined structure simply acts like a power-level transformer and is known as the Astral Vortex. As the energy flow enters and follows the windings to the centre of each spherical vortex the vortexes reduce the power-level of the energy. Then even at each vortex centre the speed of existence of the energy remains unreduced because the speed is converted to spin-speed of existence. In relation to the higher power-level energy flow that follows it into and down the vortex windings this renders the very real spinning energy stationery at each vortex centre. It then has to drop out of astral vortex existence to create, and then to exist in, the yet slower, very real sub-atomic level. From there it is slowed further as it enters the electron and then atom building, process. All of the life force had as its source the high power-level energy of the instantaneous existence level of the Creator mind. This includes not only the life force that would become the angelic hierarchy, but also the life force that would eventually evolve to and beyond the human level. The entire angelic hierarchy exists on an unreduced power level of energy. But to create the descending levels of the hierarchy the speed of existence was reduced for each next lower level, via the waveforms.

For the angels to enter their levels of the hierarchy they had to descend from the level of the highest speed of existence and then be reduced in speed of existence as they descended through each of the levels above their own. To be reduced they each had to leave something of their selves on each level through which they descended.

The life force remained dormant that was to enter and exist in and then, ascend out of physical matter. It had to follow the same descension process, as did the angels of the angelic hierarchy. The life force had to be dormant to then descend below the lowest level of the angelic hierarchy, and next the energy power level of the life force had to be drastically reduced. This was achieved in three steps. Every trace of life force energy ever created contains both aspects that we think of as male and female in perfect balance. This means that each angel is actually a twin, a he and a she. In fact it is this perfect balance that gives the life force energy such a high power-level.

So the first step was to separate the two aspects so that their combined power-level was halved. Because they were dormant and incomplete without each other they dropped below the lowest of the angelic levels. The second step was to separate each dormant he or she aspect from his or her high power-level energy super-conscious. This was to enable the dormant life force to enter the highest power-levels of the astral, power-level reducing, vortex. The third step required the dormant life force to descend to the centre of the vortex. In the process the vortex reduced the power-level of the life force to that of physical matter.

So the Angels are non-physical life force twinned images. They are projected onto waveforms introduced into the unreduced power-level energy flow as it passes through each angelic level. It is totally different for non-physical life force that is to exist amid the low power-level energy-created illusion called physical matter. This life force will project its own him or her image onto instantaneous speed of existence, low power-level energy that has been structured and compelled to spin. But relative to the non-physical life force the structures of spinning energy formed into atoms will remain stationary, inert, and controllable when required by the dormant life force.

As, when, and whilst life-supporting conditions prevail in the physical universe the dormant life force enters and activates simple structures of atoms. . We could suggest that the power-level reduction process endured in the vortex by the life force made the power-level of physical existence the comfort zone of the life force. The drive to evolve is really the unconscious drive of the non-physical life force to return to from whence it originally descended. The only way it could return to those high levels would be first by gradually increasing its tolerance to existence in the higher power-levels of the astral vortex between each physical existence. The drive to achieve astral greater power-level tolerance would be reflected in the physical by the evolvement of more sophisticated and more versatile physical bodies. This astral climb and this ongoing physical evolvement would eventually cause the life force to evolve above the animal kingdom to the individual human level. Until the human level is reached the life force remains dormant and unaware of itself during this long, long journey of unconscious evolvement. Once the human level is reached, added to unconscious instinct, are emotions, the ability to think inductively, and the gift of freewill choice.

I am that I am, and I have the freedom to choose to further evolve of not. But since the purpose is to climb above the astral power-reducing vortex, the only way I could choose to further evolve would be to choose to continuously increase my tolerance to those higher power-levels of energy and those higher speeds of existence. Now it becomes easier to understand the relationship between my higher self or super-conscious and me. My super-conscious is my powerhouse, my limitless store of resources and knowledge of past, present, and future.

But until I ascend to above the vortex to its power-level my super-conscious will lack its focal point; just like any tool lacks purpose until someone’s intelligence uses it. Meanwhile super-conscious and I remain linked by what I left in the vortex to be able to descend. By striving in meditation I may activate and develop this intuitive link, the choice is mine. The more I develop the link the more my current thinking and choices made in the present will be influenced by my super-conscious’ access to the future. Also it becomes easier to understand why the life force that evolved to become human ‘Me’ had to descend into physical existence. To become a Creator Mind in my own right I will have to leave my Creator’s creation. When I leave my Creator’s creation I will also have to leave my Creator’s generous and ongoing supply of energy. I also would have to continue to exist until I can supply my own energy. How will this be achieved?

We have described the difference between the energy structure of the angelic levels, and the energy structure that then leads down to physical existence. The former consists of energy that flows from our Creator. The energy is both unreduced in power-level and unreduced in speed of existence, but is compelled to form levels filled with more and more waves that the energy-flow must follow. The life force that will inhabit these levels will be projected onto the wave patterns and this will govern the speed of existence of that life force. The same flow of energy then flows into the latter, the energy vortex, structure that reduces the power-level of the energy and converts its instantaneous speed of existence into instantaneous spin-speed of existence. It is into a physical dimension created from this energy flow that life force had to enter and evolve to the human level.

The intelligence of our Creator continuously provides and controls this energy structure throughout. By the time that the life force in the physical dimension has evolved to the human level it has learnt to control this energy. First it learns to control the energy in its physically structured form of the atomic matter of its current physical body. At the individualized human level the intelligence of the non-physical life force learns to understand the real nature of the physical matter amid which it exists. Next, and as a direct result of its continuous efforts to ascend to ever-higher power-levels of the vortex, the life force learns to control and raise the power-level of the energy that forms its current physical body. Eventually individual human intelligence learns to take over from his or her Creator, the energy power-level control of his or her current physical human body.

He or she has then achieved the purpose for which he or she entered physical existence. Now he or she, complete with a body converted to its original unreduced power-level energy form, may ascend above the astral vortex. There the ascended individualized human life force will blend with his or her higher self. He or she will then await the ascension of his or her opposite aspect out of the same physical dimension and astral vortex. Only when rejoined will both aspects be able, as students, to then ascend the angelic-teachers, hierarchy levels to our Creator’s level. At our Creator’s instantaneous level the two aspects will blend as a completely balanced and harmonious independent Creator Mind. This Creator mind will be independent and free to leave because it has collected its gift of a creative energy source onto which it has embossed its self-created image.

This is an Ascension Support Team, Self-Teaching Tool publication, intuitively received and written by David Brittain..

Note: David and Yvonne continuously drew down and anchored the light in France for 15 years from July 1991 until October 2006 when they returned to their homeland England where they continue to do their spiritual work from a small seaside resort in Essex. Donations great or small would be gratefully received and would enable us to continue to spread the knowledge of the Ascension Process.