The Hybridisation of Consciousness

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With devastating clarity, Jay Sawyer describes the nature of reality, and then takes questions from students.

Submitted: September 21, 2010

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\"Gods“The living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God’s stage.” – T. E. Lawrence

Teacher: Electricity can power any machine or device designed to receive it. Yet at no time does that energy ever become the mechanism itself. We know this to be true – it’s obvious. However, we generally fail to perceive any deeper meaning, or discern how this simple fact relates to our own personal freedom… and destiny.

The human body can obviously be likened to a machine, and the brain to a computer; powered by the energy derived from food. However, when it comes to the human mind, to our own unique – and perhaps spiritual – sense of identity, the power/machine analogy seems to break down. For we tend not to think of our non-physical selves as mere objects, or mechanisms, even though, paradoxically, that’s precisely how we think of ourselves; just as electricity, if it were at all conscious, would likely perceive itself as whatever device it happened to be powering at the time. The only difference is that, as sentient beings, we are left indelibly conditioned by our experiences in the world of form, and retain that mistaken sense of identity long after the bodily vessel has returned to the dust. These delusions are what spawned the ‘belief system territories’, which many shamans and mystics have both journeyed to and written of, and to which the vast majority of us will go after physical death.

For someone to realise that they are not the toaster – neither the body, nor the mind – but rather the divine energy which animates it, is a rare miracle indeed; one which represents, not so much the end of a journey, but rather a fundamental change of direction. The word ‘convert’, from Latin, literally means ‘to turn around’. And when we have reached the end of this new path, we’ll rediscover the place from which we started out – our true home, the Source. And we shall return to it, not empty-handed, but bearing the gifts of experience; a contribution to the infinite knowledge of God; the ultimate sacrifice to our ultimate Self.

[Applause]

– Q & A –

Student: To continue the analogy of powering a machine, couldn’t the human body be likened to a hybrid car, whereby the fuel, the physical liquid, represents food, and electricity, which is invisible, represents conscious energy?

Teacher: Yes, you could, but that obviously opens up a whole other area of discussion.

Student: In what sense?

Teacher: Well, in the sense that some vehicles are running on fuel alone!

Student: You mean, because they are lacking a conscious driver?

Teacher: Yes, but I don’t like this word, driver. The process itself drives us forward. Consciousness is more like a passenger.

Student: But surely Consciousness must have chosen to inhabit a particular body in the first place?

Teacher: Try not to confuse Consciousness with conscious beings. It’s the latter who appear able to choose. However, because those choices merely reflect their conditioning, the sum total of their experience, most of which they’re not even consciously aware of, it cannot be said that decisions are being made at all, but rather that decisions within the process, within the Matrix, are being observed.

Of course, Consciousness can enter this reality directly. And when it does, a Jesus type figure is the result.

Student: So whilst we appear to be in control of our lives, to some extent, we are really just observing the playing out of our own conditioning?

Teacher: Who’s we? We is the illusion. And it’s this illusion that your true Self is observing. Although, even that word is misleading, because observation implies passivity.

Student: According to quantum physics, one cannot observe something without also affecting it.

Teacher: Exactly. God is an active force. But, even so, that force cannot be anything other than it is. And so there are still no choices being made, only a process being engaged… Or do you believe that God has the freedom to act contrary to His nature?

Student: What about the will of God?

Teacher: Will is simply identity in action. And so, just as you cannot separate your own will from your own identity, neither can you separate the will of God from the reality of God. This is the only authentic force in existence. Jesus often spoke, of course, not of doing his own will, but rather the will of He who sent him.

Student: You’re talking about love, right?

Teacher: Absolutely.

Student: And what of evil?

Teacher: Without a resisting force, or the illusion of one, infinite possibility could never manifest.

Student: Why not?

Teacher: Because God is the only reality. And yet, through us, through the masks of our conditioned thought, within a fictional matrix of duality, all things can be experienced. “I am sending you out as sheep among wolves.” – Matthew 10:16

Student: When you say ‘us’, are you referring to those who are consciously aware?

Teacher: Right.

Student: And what of those who aren’t?

Teacher: They are a physical manifestation of darkness, which is just another word for unconsciousness.

Student: In other words, human bodies that no one – no conscious being – chose to inhabit?

Teacher: Right. Jesus himself referred to such people as the living dead. And philosophically, of course, they are known as zombies.

Student: And we can identify them by their behaviour; by what we may perceive as ‘evil’.

Teacher: Not necessarily. Even a totally unconscious person can appear to us as the epitome of virtue and righteousness. Remember, “Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” – 2 Corinthians 11:14. And equally, of course, a conscious person can be tempted, and led astray, into the darkness.

Student: So we are hybrids in this sense as well?

Teacher: How do you mean?

Student: Well, we seem to be a blend of darkness and light, consciousness and unconsciousness, fear and love.

Teacher: Yes, absolutely. All conditioning is an aspect of darkness. And we, as conscious beings, live in a conditioned state, to one extent or another.

Student: If the body is like a hybrid car, why do conscious people need to eat at all?

Teacher: Essentially, because we believe that it’s necessary for survival.

Student: Are you saying that it’s not necessary?

Teacher: In the words of John Lilly: “What is believed to be true is true, or becomes true.”

There are, in fact, many examples of people who don’t eat. There’s a book called ‘Life from Light’, in which a scientist called Michael Werner discovers for himself that he can live quite happily without food. Even the BBC has reported on such things.

Student: On behalf of everyone here, I’d like to thank you for your time, and your liberating words. Namaste.

Teacher: Namaste.

[Applause]


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