Physics of the Quest
Part I - The Nature of Nature
Academy - Everything is made of Vibration
To understand the magickal 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.
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. 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 vibration.
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 things? 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
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 what it is. 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.
When we recognize that all aspects of the Creation are made of vibration and that what we call our 'Self' and it's circumstance are also made of vibration, we gain a deeper understanding of how we are both a droplet of unique Water *and* the ocean in which is exists. That we are both unique beings and part of a much larger system of circumstance.
Yet what are the vibrations that make up our individual Self? And how do they relate to our heroic journey to Heaven on Earth?
Academy - Layers of Gaia
Understanding the Layers of Reality
Spiritual Truth always follows the patterns of Nature, for Nature is the very definition of our reality.
In context, the models we use to describe our reality can be used across the board.
As you can see in this illustration, in classic science, 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 our physical universe.
Yet while this is very effective in presenting an idea about how the physical matter of the Earth is constructed, it does not touch upon the spiritual World. Despite this, the basic premise remains the same, that there are layers to our experience of reality that can be modeled and described in a similar format, granting us deeper understanding of the deeper subtleties of our experience.
Now that we understand the concept of layers, let's use it to describe the shift in perception that leads to the magickal World.
As we know, all of reality is made of vibration. That the very definition of the yogic quality of discernment is the ability to discern, to have clarity on the specific textures of those vibrations and how they relate to each other in the context of our shared journey from ignorance to Self-Realization.
In the context of the Mythica, we frame the various layers of our reality as being a shift in our perception, a coming to look at the nature of our interpretation of those vibrations and how they relate to the causes of our circumstance. This is crucial to our movement into the magickal World, because perception is also made of vibration, changes our reality on the most fundamental of levels.
The Surface Layer
Just like there is the surface of the Earth, we have the Surface Layer of our awareness. This could be described as the shallows of stepping into the Ocean, as the topmost and least perceptive layer of the vibrations that make up our reality.
This is what things look like on the surface. When we do not yet perceive the deeper level of the vibrations that we are witnessing.
The Subtle Layer - "The Mythica"
As we deepen our perceptions of the vibrations that make up our reality, we step into the Subtle Layer of awareness. It is this layer that we are often referencing when we speak about the magickal lands and the archetypical energies that make up individuals and circumstance.
Slide the handle above to look between the Surface & Subtle layers of perception!
The Subtle layer is the realm of Story. It is the blossoming recognition that our Paths move through a shamanic landscape of embodied mythos. Where we find definition as characters of the Great Story, living a heroic journey of personal unfoldment. It is the layer of 'The Mythica', where we are experiencing reality in a robust and mystical way, yet have not yet dissolved to the point where we are encountering the base elements of our experience.
The Causal Layer
Deeper still our awareness moves into the Causal Layer of discernment. This is the layer where we are able to perceive the circumstances of our lives as vibrational patterns which are often called 'karmas', 'sanksara', 'limiting beliefs' and other currently vogue namings. It is this layer, the causal layer, that we work with in order to change the circumstances fo our lives to something else.
Slide the handle above to look between the Subtle & Causal layers of perception!
How this relates to Your Path
The depth in which we relate with the Creation is crucial. It is the very definition of living in a brighter and more magickal World.
As we travel our sacred Path, we are always moving through an ocean of vibrations. As we come to perceive these varied textures and sensations more accurately, we are able to work the alchemy of transforming our circumstance.
Such is a beautiful thing, for we may come to see our Story as a magickal adventure, our journey through the subtle landscape of our unfoldment, gradually learning what it means to embody the Divinity that we truly are.
Within the temple of the Mythica, we work to reveal the subtle and causal layers of our experience, such that we may learn how to transform them and step closer to the embodiment of Heaven on Earth.
Academy - Lens of the Self
On the subtle planes of awareness, the energies of our Self radiate around the gravity of our seed within, forming an energetic halo of circumstance.
This is the structural basis for the idea that we live within the hologram of our own consciousness, and is an integral part of the deep understanding of the nature of our manifestation and the circumstances of our Life.
For a moment, choose to expand your awareness. To step outside of your Self, and see that Self as a sculpture of energy. A lens, through which You are viewing and interacting with the World.
From a fundamentally structural perspective, that lens is made of particular patterns of energy. Particular and unique qualities of vibration which, like the prism of colours that are seen when Light passes through as stained glass window, create their own pattern on the surface of the World.
Like these windows of bright colour, each of our manifestations are entirely unique, part and parcel of the Gift that is inherent in the nature of our being. While on the elemental level this plays out as particular qualities of vibration, on the Surface plane of our awareness it manifests as the circumstance of our lives. As we witness the uniqueness of our particular stained glass lens, appreciating it's tones and hues of Light, we gain insight into the fundamental pattern of our existence. The emanation of the Divine that plays out in our experience.
This is akin to seeing the World through the stained glass window, and experiencing the Creation from this perspective. Depending on the configuration of our particular lens, we experience a different reality from the root outwards, including our beliefs, the synchronicities that we encounter along the Path, the circumstances of our reality, everything. All derived from the pattern of energy that gives us Self-definition on the most elemental and subtle of levels.
From this perspective, EVERY potential reality is ultimately a configuration of various vibrational qualities, which play out as the varying hues and textures upon our 'stained glass - lens of self'. This in turn gives rise to our very definition of Self.
The Lens and the Compass are two ways of looking at the same thing.
In the context of the Mythica there is the understanding that we are not the Self, we are pure Awareness, experiencing the Creation through our current lens of perception. Our 'Lens of the Self'. Within this is the understanding that on the most subtle levels of form, Mind and Matter are One. How we perceive the World and our actual manifest circumstances are intrinsically connected.
In this we see that the elemental substance of our current lens of Self and the reality in which we move are one and the same. From here, we see that the compass of our personal realm of reality is a mapwork of this pattern of vibration.
Academy - Octaves of Perception
To understand what it means to travel deeper into the Mythica, we must take a humble, and hopefully enlightening look at the nature of our perception. As detailed in the physics of the quest, our perception of the Universe is relative to the structure of our current prism of Self, the * current * horizon of our gaze. Yet the Universe is much, much deeper than we often know. As we come to open to the vaster aspect of our own potential, we begin to see the real magickal World that was always there, waiting for us to open the doors of our own perception.
There are many levels to our perception of reality, ranging from the most shallow to the deepest and most fundamental perception of causal elements of reality itself. As we travel deeper into the Mythica, our awareness shifts, and we perceive more of the elemental energies, the hidden jewels that lay within our Self waiting to be discovered.
As always, such is a matter of perception, where we come to perceive that which was already there.
On the surface of awareness, the shallowest and least powerful level of perception, we simply see the surface of things. The body, the base perception of form.
As we deepen, we come to see the deeper Truth, that we are in fact made of patterns of energy, arranged into a matrix, and from this comes all of our circumstance. Yet what many beings do not see is something within this context … that we are the very embodiments of the Gods and Goddesses themselves, existing in our * current * octave of awareness.
A point should be made here. Many beings, in fact, most of the beings in the human plane at this time are asleep. Unaware of the deeper octave of their own Divinity. The amnesia and inconstancy of their awareness prevents them, albeit temporarily, from recognizing the Truth of their own potential, which results in the outward projection of the Divinity of the Self into myths and legends, which are, in fact, the manifestations of our own Selves at a brighter and more expansive octave of our own virtue.
This plays out elementally, in which the very elements that we are MADE of create the archetypical beings that we are, and is the basis for the presentation of the Surface and the Subtle aspect of the Physics of the Quest.
Even deeper, at the most causal level of form, these shapes break down, become a medley of colours and synesthete textures, the elemental energy of reality itself.
To perceive reality on such a level is no small feat. It is a yogic attainment of the highest order, in which one is finally able to see the causes and results of our interpretations of reality and how such things create our circumstance.
This applies to more than the Self. All of the forms in our lives can be seen at a deeper, more robust octave. As we cultivate our awareness, as we expand our perceptions, we step into a more magickal version of our reality. We move deeper into the Mythica.
When we remember that awareness is the conduit for energy, it becomes crucially important to cultivate that awareness, such that we may experience more energy, more robustness, and more vitality in our relationship with the Creation. To make this even more robust, we must also understand that awareness changes, from individual to individual. While one being may see deeper colours, another may not. While one may feel the presence of spirits and entities, another may not. Some beings perceive lights, flows of energy, kinesthetic currents of pure life force moving through the atmosphere, while others may experience a tingling in their stomach, a particular sensation in their hair, the possibilities are endless, and relative to the prism of one’s current Self. The particular Gift that they bring to the Worlds.
Yet while there are many different ways of interpreting the deeper octaves of reality, the fact remains, the World is much, much larger than we could possible imagine.