Physics of the Quest
From Heaven to Earth
In the Beginning ...
Divine Intelligence - The Original Will
Everything starts somewhere. Our Universe, the blessed Creation through which we get to experience our sacred Story, rising from the Creator of all things, the Source of the Idea which dances it’s infinite fractals across the skein of space and time.
To envision this, consider a blank canvas. Infinite. Without ripples or penstrokes. Empty. Formless. This is the substance of form before the Big Bang.
Now imagine a single Idea, that of a Universe of inspirations and interconneced Wonders, appearing on that canvas. As it does, see it fractal outwards into a infinite variety of iterations, all small fragments of the one great Idea, fulfilling their part in the revelation of the much greater whole.
Such is the Original Will, the voice of the Creator singing the tone of opening the stage of our Stories. The origin of the impressions which ripple through the once-blank canvas of the Akasha, forming all the relationships that have or will ever be across the tableau of space, time, and depth of being. It is this Divine intelligence that gives rise to the endless variety of experiences we have in the human condition, intrinsically connected through the most subtle of gravities in our journey back Home.
Everything is made of Vibration
To understand our Quest into a more expansive World, we must take a good look at the nature of our reality. At the substance and structure of all things.
At the most primal level, our reality is made of vibrations. All things within our Universe are made of this, including our very selves, the thoughts we think, the beliefs we have, everything.
While in many spiritual circles there is the focus on ‘We are all One’, in the Mythica we pay close attention to the reality that we are simultaneously a unified field of consciousness and an endless variety of distinctive forms happening across a canvas of Time and Space.
As we come to look at it this way, we see that while we are all part of the same vibrational field, there are very specific constructs of vibration that make up our unique and beautiful selves, and for that matter, all aspects of the Creation. As we come to understand this, we gain a better vantage on the nature of distinction, that we are unique parts of a much larger system of vibrational forms.
What defines the difference between different people? Different places? Different experiences? As everything in the Universe is made of vibration, what are the specific vibrations that create those kinds of forms? After all, a chair is not a body of Water. A Fire is not an electric car. I am not the same as You. You are not the same as me.
You are Unique in all the Universe
You are unique in all the Universe. Understanding blossoms within us when we can appreciate the uniqueness of our own particular vibration. When we can recognize that all aspects of our Universe have their own unique signature. Their own vibrational makeup which determines it’s suchness. As we do this, we start to see how the qualities of vibration that we are made of are directly related to the circumstances of our Life.
Yet what are these qualities of vibration, and how to they define our unique experience?
From Formlessness into Form
As the cascade of Divine intelligence makes it’s way into manifestation, it falls like a series of raindrops from Heaven to Earth, rippling the substance of each drop’s unique configuration of the prime elements across the field of the Akasha in it's manifestation as the World Tree.
The Primal Qualities
The Elements of Form
As Akasha coalesces into form, it crystallizes into the vibrational qualities of Earth, Air, Water, Fire, and Akasha. Each embodies a primal suchness of vibration required for the creation of all form in the material plane.
Elementally, all form in the Universe is made of various qualities and quantities of the five elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Akasha (Spirit, or Ether). All manifestations whether gross or subtle are composed of these in various configurations across the canvas of spacetime. It is the structure upon which the manifest Universe is built.
From this perspective, all form, no matter how subtle, is composed of these five basic qualities. Meaning, our thoughts, beliefs, the various impressions that create our mythologies and cultural ideologies and their architecture, the very underpinnings of mortal experience have a basis in the elemental World.
Everything is made of the primal qualities. Everything.
All aspects of our experience from the subtle to the surface of our perception, is made from this substance, occurring in varying configurations of itself. It is these configurations which make up the multitude of forms within the Creation.
The Intelligent Universe
As an expression of Divine intelligence manifesting through form, there is a fundamental consciousness which moves through the elements of the Creation.
This is the subtlest form of the consciousness of the deva, the elemental intelligences that facilitate the natural World.
As our human selves are made of this same substance, It is these subtle threads of primal qualities which form the basis for the various expressions psychoemotional states that occur in the human condition.
This becomes extremely relative when we look at the substance of our current self, the qualities of consciousness it embodies, and our relationship to the qualities we encounter on our Quest.
To illuminate the way in which the primal elements within the Akasha manifest into our current Character in the Great Story, consider the droplet of our current Divine design as creating ripples of itself through the Akasha.
As it moves towards manifestation in the World Tree of the material plane, it’s substance crystallizes, the liquidity taking on an impermanent shape based on the substance of that design.
As one makes the movement from formlessness into form, the substance of the akasha crystallizes into matrices of the five elements.
In this way, the ocean of swirling elemental energies takes on a temporary and significant firmament, whose very structure determines the shape of our Story. This is akin to a swirling mass of colors taking on a more rigid form.
This point-of-entry forms the basis for the locus of one’s conditions. It is the first point of establishment of our self and the Character it plays in the Great Story.
Witnessing this configuration of elements as a crystalline structure made of the five elements, each viewpoint that we experience of the Creation functions much like a prism through which the light of awareness passes, casting a rainbow of it’s own qualities of refracted light around it. Seen on the most subtle level of form, we live within the halo of our own substance. This is the basis for the Law of Reflection, that we live within the holographic reflection of our current shape of consciousness.
In this way, the circumstance of our lives are witnessed as the formless light of awareness itself cascading through the prism, or lens of our current self. This is akin to the imprint of colored light that is projected when light passes through the unique configuration of stained glass, in which the shape of our current lens of self is the pattern in the glass.
As awareness looking into the human condition through the lens of the self, what we perceive is directly relative to this configuration of elements, acting as a prismatic lens through which we experience the Creation.
Since we are looking through the structure of this prismatic looking glass of perspective, what we are capable of perceiving and receiving within the Creation is intrinsically related to the shape of our current self. Our bandwidth and hologram within the infinite potential of the Akasha.
Such is the structure of the self, a droplet of uniqueness amidst an ocean of ever-changing elements.
Intrinsically part of the much larger Universe of which it is a part.
Yet what of the nature of that uniqueness? How does this apply to our experience of being?
Akasha - The Space for our Stories
To apply the principles of movement towards a new reality, one must understand the nature of Heaven and Earth. In the context of the Mythica, this is the nature of the Akasha and the manifestation of material life known as the World Tree.
Akasha is consciousness itself seen as a primal clay, the starstuff from which all Worlds, from which all realities are made. It is the Fifth element, the elemental principle that gives birth to all other elements and their endless movement through the spacetime of it’s substance. In the mixture of these five elements, that of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Akasha (spacetime/ether/embodied awareness) one experiences all the conditions of material existence. It is most subtle level of form before it dissolves back into the formlessness from whence it came, the initial place where the infinite intelligence of the Divine pours through into being. It is form itself. The substance of which the awareness is aware.
Akasha has an aspect that is transcendent of the other four elements. It is the base element from which the other four emerge. Eventually, after an infinity of changes, the base elements of Earth, Air, Water and Fire dissolve back into the Akasha from which they were made. Akasha is a meta-substance, that exists in the event horizon between form and formlessness itself.
Akasha is the context in which the phenomena known as ‘space’ and ‘time’ occurs, containing within it’s substance ALL potential events that have happened, are happening, or will ever happen in the Worlds of form.
It is the backdrop in which all events, that ever were or ever will be, happen for it is the substance of form itself. It is the place where all timelines of all beings that will ever exist may be witnessed, and requires the highest levels of discernment and subtlety to perceive.
As the backdrop for all events, the Akasha is the initial point where Divine intelligence manifests in the World of form, setting the tone for the impressions that define the various Ages of the Universe in it’s cycle of expansion and contraction. As this inertia coalesces through the primal elements, it forms the threads of interconnected cause and effect that underlie the synchronicities of our lives.
The Akasha is the canvas for the Akashic records, the timelines of our various selves and our shared part in the Great Story of our Divine unfoldment. It is the context within which the endless play of cause and effect move through the material plane.
The World Tree
(The plane of Earth)
Fundamental to the journey to a brighter reality is understanding the relationship between the Akasha and the World Tree.
While the Akasha contains all impressions and manifestations that will ever happen, human reality occurs within the context of our current self and it’s relationship to time and space.
As Divine intelligence moves into form, the energetic imprint of that intention forms from the substance of the Akasha woven from the prime elements, crystallizing into the many states of being that define the material plane.
In this way, we witness the Akasha and the World Tree as the same pattern, expressed in it’s quality of ‘Heaven’ and ‘Earth’. They are different ways of looking at the same phenomena that change depending on where one looks from.
In the simplest form, the Akasha is the canvas of ALL spacetime, where and when all events happen. The World Tree is how they are occurring now, in the physical plane. While the Akasha is the space within which all past and future lives and their connections occur, there is a present Now that we are experiencing the mortal condition.
That Nowness, that “beingness”, of being awareness inhabiting a body in it’s current Character, made of the incarnate plane and the rootwork of synchronicities and interconnected patterns that defines it’s experience in the material plane, is the World Tree.
There's only One of us here
There is no separation. There is only the Self. A single, unified field of consciousness within which we experience an impermanent sense of perceived separation, which we call our ‘self’. Note the small ‘s’.
Despite what things seem to be from the perception of separation that defines the unrealized state of consciousness, there is only the single, unified field of consciousness through which we experience reality, seen from a variety of viewpoints.
As awareness having a human experience, our journey is likewise defined by this perceived separation and it’s dissolution, a process of gradual realization that is often called ‘enlightenment’. Like all aspects of the Creation, this occurs through a unique configuration of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Akasha, the prime qualities that make up all matter. What we experience as our personal journey is a configuration of those qualities seen from varying degrees of awareness within the distortion of perceived separation. Yet ultimately, there is only the structure of form itself and our relationship to it. To what it means to have form. To have a self, in the context of the much larger Self.
Such is a beautiful thing of many angles, for while the experience of perceived separation creates the uniqueness of our experience, it is fundamentally misaligned with our True nature, that of being a singular and Unified consciousness, and is the source of most of the issues humans face on the Earth today.
Why is there the perception of separation?
Most distortions within the human condition have their origin in the perception of separation and the agitation caused by attitudes and actions misaligned with our fundamental unity. Yet while this is the very definition of the unrealized state of being, it is also the genesis of our Stories, the beautiful and sublime uniqueness of our experience and our personal Quest of self-discovery.
Many texts on the yogas of being focus on the ideal, the goal of Unity, placing their focus on what is, from a certain point of view, “ultimately” real. While accurate from that point of view, such sometimes has the tendency to disregard the little ‘self’ and it’s many perceptions of the World, relegating them to the concept of ‘maya’, or illusion.
To experience the perception of separation, though illusory, is a beautiful thing. Without such a temporary limitation, we would not experience the progression that returns us to Home. We would have no Quest, no adventure, no lessons or revelations. To experience this frame-of-reference creates the conditions by which we experience the infinite variety of relationships that define our human Story.
In this way we are both the collective awareness *and* the individual self, experiencing the Creation in our own unique way, intrinsically connected to the much larger consciousness of which we are made.
The selves of the Self
As beings experiencing the amnesia of separation, we experience a portion of the elemental movements going through the larger Self as our limited viewpoint, or self.
All conditions within our experience are relative to this thing, to the overall condition of the Collective Self and it’s current configuration of elements within the manifest World. When there is a distortion in the field, it lives within ALL of our little selves. When there is brightness and granduer, this exists within ALL of our selves. Where there is darkness, where there is light, all exist within all aspects of the Creation, for there is only the substance of the Akasha and our perception of it.
Likewise, All religions, spirituaities, and other impermanent forms within the Akasha are expressions of this more holistic understanding of Self. Like the minutia of individual selves of which they are made, they are merely facets of a much larger whole, the lotus jewel of the Creation, the Universal Self of which they are a small and necessary part.
All conditions are Collective
From the distorted perspective of separation, the issues of the World often fall into a mishmash of blame, shame, redemption and forgiveness in which beings must make peace with the existence of a particular pattern in the Collective field and their horizon of awareness regarding it.
This means that when there is an issue in the Self, there is an issue in all the selves. The distortions and redemption of all things is SHARED. It also means that all selves in their various conditions and degrees of Realization are simply an expression of the much larger Self.
The fundamental error, or ‘sin’ (which simply means to ‘miss the mark’, or require correction) in the human condition is the distortion of this Truth. The idea that we are somehow separate from other aspects of the collective self and their attainments of Divine embodiment. When we understand this, we align more deeply with the Truth of being, easing the agitation that occurs from misalignment. Within this is the correction which leads to Grace, Wholeness and Abundance of all forms.
A perfect example of this is the question of Love and of the sensuality that is our birthright. From the distortion of perceived separation, beings judge and condemn that which they find inappropriate, not realizing that in doing so, they are limiting their own experience of Love by denying another aspect of our Collective Self.
Once again, this relates directly to our experience of the Abundance of a quality we wish to see in our lives. We must clear our reaction to it such that we experience more.
This is challenging, for the state of being which experiences the perception of separation does not, by definition, have gnosis of this understanding,and therefore experiences repetitive agitation from embodying such a state, manifesting as subtly distorted thoughts, beliefs, and actions. This in turn leads to the various inequities in our relationships with other aspects of the whole. This distortion, seen at large, is what is referenced in the phrase “the old paradigm”.
To remedy this demands the embodiment of the high ideals of all spiritualities, that of Love, Compass, Discernment, Forgiveness and the like, each acting in it’s own way as a soothing balm to the agitation within which produces and maintains the incorrect viewpoint of perceived separation.
Collective Consciousness - The many selves of the Self
The Great Story
The Story is bigger than You. All Paths are connected. There is no separation.
Core to realizing our sacred Quest is the realization that there is no separation. That all of our destinies, all of our Quests, are linked. That we move across the Creation along threads of personal heroism, weaving and interweaving through a great ocean of subtle vibration, a web of interconnected synchronicity whose nodes reveal the bigger picture of our shared unfoldment.
As we expand our vantage from the singular threadline of our personal Story, we come to see ALL threadlines, all timelines, as being threads in a much larger tapestry. A Great Story that connects all of us, mapping out the much larger World of our shared synchronicities and connections.
You are a Character in the Great Story
In the context of the Mythica, we are viewing our self as a Character, part of a much larger Story of human awakening, whose Quest is to discover and embody the precious seed within that aches to blossom it’s Gift to the World. We are outlining a yoga of incarnate embodiment, clearing the distorted patterns that have defined the previous Age such that we may be the vessel for a new and brighter Present.
It is when we shift our vantage to this much larger perspective, that we see how we are all individual Characters, with our own sacred timelines, connecting with each other on our many adventures like constellations of stars upon the Earth.
See the Big Picture
Such is the real cloud atlas of our lives, the underlying tapestry of synchronicity and kismet in which we see that every event, every thought we have, every bit of trial and triumph upon our individual heroic journey is intricately connected to the many other selves we meet upon the Path, all part of a singular and unified field of shared unfoldment.
When we see things from this vantage, it is easier to understand the Truth that we are a Collective consciousness, many points of view within a singular entity.Yet to get to this point of view is challenging, for it requires a way of seeing that has embodied it’s Knowing.
As we come to see this, we see how our individual seeds come together, revealing the emergent World of the New Paradigm. To illuminate the nature of this great skein of timespace, revealing a vision into the Great Unfoldment, is why the Mythica was created.
As we make the journey into the magical World, we move through layers of awareness. This is very much like digging for buried treasure within the self where the treasure is a deeper and more expansive version of your reality.
To understand the magickal World and travel to the realms of Abundance requires an understanding of the nature of awareness and it’s relationship to the reality in which we live.
Spiritual truth always follows the patterns of Nature, for Nature is the very definition of our reality. In this context, the models we use to describe our reality can be used across the board.
As you can see in this illustration, we would describe the layers of the Earth in a very gross physical way, presenting the ‘surface’, the ‘crust’ and the various atmospheres leading to the core of the planet as we currently understand it. Such is a beautiful way of modeling part of the substance of our blessed planet.
As a way of looking at the depths of movement towards the core of the Earth, we can use this same idea to model the ways in which our awareness of our own self and the conditions of our circumstance may move from the surface to the subtle depths of our inner core.
In this case, we are presenting a movement of awareness, an ever-deepening perception of the subtle and then causal vibrations that make up our experience. As we do this, we gain an ever-brightening recognition of the real World of magick and wonder that is our birthright.
As we make the journey into the Mythica, we are learning to relate with the World on ever-deepening levels of subtlety. To understand and perceive that mystic octave, we must always remember that we are always looking at the same thing, only at different depths of perception.
You are always looking at the same thing, from different depths of perception.
Just as we cannot see the deeper layers of the Earth without actively digging down, we have no idea what lay in the depths of our potential. Like explorers searching for buried treasure, we must trust that there is more beneath the surface than we can currently perceive and do the work to transform our perception such that we may reach the Abundance within.
Just as the Earth has a surface layer, so does our perception. This is the most obvious layer of perception, to which all beings have consistent access. It is literally how things appear on the surface.
Beneath the surface of our perception lay the subtle realms of awareness. The vast territory of vibrational impressions that manifest through the ever-changing forms as they appear on the surface. Here, we see the archetypical energies that underlie our experience, the myths and divinities, the energies and spellworks that define our deeper human experience. At this level, we see, more deeply, the aspects of the Divine that embody through our selves.Just like digging towards the center of the Earth, there are many layers to the subtle perception of reality. It is a movement into our own Nature, which, like the Ocean and it’s unfathomable depths, is as vast as the Universe itself.
This is the entry to the Mythica. The real magical World.
As the Path continues, we go even deeper. Into the threads of our interconnection, the synchronicities of cause and effect. It is here we gain vision of the Great Story, the interweaving of our many Stories as the much larger tapestry of Life.
This is the depth in which we may view the World Tree, the interplay of relationships and sacred purpose which defines our shared journey.
The Prime Qualities (The Deva Realms)
As we walk the Path deeper into the subtle realms, form itself dissolves into it’s component parts. At this depth of perception, The vibrational impressions within the substance of reality are seen as made of the five primal elements of Earth, Air, Water, Fire and Akasha.
At the deepest level of perception lay the Akasha. The primal substance of form. That of consciousness itself, viewed as a sculptural medium. It is the most subtle of the elements, giving context to the other four. It is the context for form itself. That of which awareness is aware. The Akasha is known by many names, such as ‘Shakti’, ‘The Goddess’, ‘The Universe’, and others.
Formlessness, the Infinite
Beyond the dissolution of form itself lay the formless. The infinite emptiness of Source that gives rise to all form. Perceived as the embodiment of formlessness, this is the essence of God. As we make the heroic journey to unity with the Divine and the abundance that comes with that, this is our goal.