[This is Part 2 of a series. Read my last post here.]
Thoughts create your reality. We’ve heard it before. We tried to master the techniques of controlling our thoughts, pointing them in the direction of Wanted. Felt the highs and lows of advances and set backs.
Something began to feel so strange about this constant obsession with getting things or experiences that I wanted. It felt stale or like it was missing something. One day I had a vision where I saw different layers of experience.
There was the layer of physical-material things, people, and experiences connected to the material world. And there seemed to be a layer hovering right over that layer where a different part of us was focused. I like to call it the Participation Space.
In that layer, we are more connected to each other and are planning and arranging experiences to be had in the material realm. Like a conclave for our spirit consciousness.
I saw the ability for us to have a life experience that included more awareness of our Participation in that layer that hovers right above the material. There was more fulfillment, more satisfaction. Things were no longer just Things, but they were experienced more fully and robustly.
It felt like the next evolution of consciousness. The next frontier isn’t about controlling and directing Thought to achieve material things. This activity would become mundane and too easy, no longer a satisfying challenge to our larger selves.
How do we connect more with the Participation Space and become less preoccupied with manifesting our desires?
All that we see and experience around us is a reflection of our larger whole. Energy goes through some kind of filtration system and reflects back to us our reality.
It seems to follow that this “filtration system” would mix things up for us to keep life interesting. Beyond the Law of Attraction, is there another Law which diversifies the output?
I imagine that harmonizing with that Law, or mechanism, is related to rising above the need for specific outcomes. Going beyond Attachment or Preoccupation with the Manifested. Honoring physicality, but going beyond physicality. So that we experience this reality from a different perspective, a fuller perspective.
Life is no longer about attaining, as much as it is about Participating. Feeling a greater connection to the consciousness behind physicality. Redefining satisfaction so its determined by the level of Participation, rather than outcomes.
Perhaps the Buddhist idea of non-attachment and enlightenment is somehow intertwined with this concept. Some interpret non-attachment more literally as abstaining from Having physical things. Finding more connection beyond the physical than WITHIN the physical.
As I see it, it’s not about releasing Things because Things cause attachment and thus, hinder enlightenment. It’s really not about Things at all…and so, in this projection of reality, there is no need for abstinence at all from the physical world and its things.
It’s about rising above and beyond attachment, rather than non-attachment. Seeing two worlds, side by side, intrinsically intertwined. In one perspective, the physical world expresses and is observed. In the other, intertwined perspective, a relationship between consciousness gathers and communicates, playing energetically with the world of Things.
From this perspective, we, as self-aware humans, have the ability to sustain full awareness is both worlds simultaneously. We participate from an expanded consciousness with other consciousness to play with energy, to see from that perspective more regularly. As well as continuing to create into the Physical from a more-specifically oriented focus.
Every creation becomes more than what it’s produced. It becomes about the energetic interplay that happened (and continues to happen) in the assembly of those specific details and experiences that came together.
Can we have an eye looking into this ‘behind the scenes’ of energetic interplay of consciousness, while simultaneously participating in the physical realm of Things? I believe we can, and that is where humanity is headed. Not into better mastery at making things “Real”, but into experiencing reality from an expanded perspective. Having the ability to perceive beyond our five senses, but not forsaking those senses – just expanding.