..:: Vibration ::..
Psychology is reality. We are what
we perceive. So it is that the glutton sees gratification as God, and
the ultimate goal of life, and suspects little or nothing beyond this.
The Seer, however, is sensitive to many levels of perception – the
Planes of Manifestation beyond the clearly evident realm of sensory
activity typical to the Physical Plane – the most basic level of
perception, and the first Plane attainable to consciousness. Each Plane
has its own characteristic mode of expression, and when an individual
intuitively contacts the phenomenon representing that level of
comprehension, it may be said that the essential vibration of the
level is being experienced in consciousness as a vibrational perception.
Each of the Planes has a sequentially higher, or more subtle and
refined, level of essential vibration, passing through stages from the
gross vibration of the physical senses on the Physical Plane, and
culminating at the level of Divine comprehension on the Logoic Plane –
the comprehension of the Logos surveying and interacting with Creation.
There are at least five other levels of vibration in between (and
perhaps many more, depending on whose system one works with most
effectively), each one typical of a specific Plane of Manifestation.
The Sages and Seers of history have in common that they have
become aware through various means of the existence of the Higher Planes
of expression attainable to consciousness, and have, in the majority of
cases, learned how to experientially contact them while still anchored
in the flesh of the body. As we make these journeys, and subsequently
return to the Physical Plane (and sensory experience), we progressively
acquire a heightened sensitivity to the various vibrational
manifestations associated with those higher planes, all of which are
continuously present on the Physical Plane, but only perceptible to the
sensitive, intuitive psychic traveler.
There are also individuals who seem to demonstrate an an
inherent, inborn capacity to perceive beyond the gross manifestation
of the senses. Such people are frequently known to the world at large as
clairvoyant perceivers, and may demonstrate other supernormal
capacities as well, such as telekinesis, for example. Nevertheless, the
point to be understood here is that these qualities can be intentionally
developed beyond whatever their natural level is through practice. This
is of mixed consequence for human affairs, because some of the natural
clairvoyants are also naturally oriented toward the perception and
practice of negative, harmful phenomena, and demonstrate the
intention to develop those capacities, as opposed to positive,
beneficial ones. The deciding influence at work seems to be
fundamentally Karmic in nature – the Soul of the negative perceiver is
burdened with negative Karma that must be worked out somehow, and
eventually will be, thus advancing Its evolution to a more
positive level of expression.
In past editions of this journal, the author has suggested
the possibility that everything in individual expression in
existence has a “Soul”, or essential spiritual manifestation
apart from its literal manifestation as an object of perception.
Although this is a logical “stretch” for our comprehension, it
effectively presents the basis for vibrational perception. What is being
perceived by the sensitive observer is the vibration, (or emanation,
or presence, or perhaps radiant emission) of the essential spiritual
consciousness associated with an object or process in the world.
Although this vibration does not have to be acknowledged as a “Soul” per
se, its spiritual quality is still the basis of the experience. We are
perceiving something that exhibits at least a rudimentary sentience, and
possibly much more, and that perception is interactive as well –
we are involved with what we spiritually experience. The author
has heard this condition referred to as “God pouring God into God”.
“Spirit pouring Spirit into Spirit” or “Soul pouring Soul into Soul” are
equally accurate descriptions of the process of ongoing, interactive
vibrational perception under consideration.
The more time one spends residing in higher, more sensitive,
states of perception, the more “tuned in” to spiritual vibration one
becomes. There are several ways to access these refined states of
perception – meditation, astral projection, prayer, fasting, chanting,
directed fantasies, free association, spiritual yoga, and spiritual art
practice (e.g. mandala meditation and design) are only a few of the
routes available. One need only chose a method, begin the practice, and
continue the process.
What we rapidly discover in the course of developing
vibrational perception is the universality of spiritual expression,
where only mechanical objective expression may have been known
previously. As we become more aware of the continuum of consciousness,
we become more conscious of ourselves, and of our expanding place in
that continuum. Eventually, the vibration of existence, and its many
facets, becomes more relevant than the physical expressions involved. In
a word, perception expands to the level characterized by the way a
phenomenon intuitively feels as a vibrational expression.
The Sages and Seers literally live in such a vibrational continuum. This
intuitive feeling perception is frequently accompanied by more
relatively gross emotional and physical feeling sensation as well,
demonstrating an integrated complex of response to some element of the
environment. This is what is meant by “gut feeling” assessments, as well
as “listening to your Heart” – references to the second, third, and
fourth Chakras, respectively, and to the Planes of Manifestation
associated with those perceptual levels. This method of experiencing
and assessing the environment is far superior to the application of
causal, linear ego logic alone as a problem solving technique, although
that method should also be employed in the total solution scenario. The
more techniques that can be brought to bear on life’s issues, the more
likely it is that an effective response will be discovered.
Ultimately, at the highest level of vibrational perception,
existence is seen to be functionally flawless as the vehicle of Karma.
The ego is virtually non-existent at this level, suggesting that
ego-based reality assessment literally lly creates problems in
perception, and then proceeds to “solve” what never posed a difficulty
to begin with! This possibility presents an intriguing prospect from the
viewpoint of vibrational perception. If what we are “perceiving” in the
vibrational sense of the term is Karma in manifest expression, then the
extent of our real control over events is minimal, the influence of
destiny is maximal, and this is the appropriate state of affairs
in life. Deepak Chopra has described the ego as “a social fiction” – one
that frequently causes more harm than good by distorting our perception
of events along the lines of a presumed causality that tends to
strengthen its psychological position. This state of affairs is the
result of arbitrary social conditioning, and essentially nothing more.
Once enough social disparity has been introduced into the environment
through the inherent imbalance of ego-based thought processing, the
paranoid supposition of threat becomes the real consideration of
politics, and we have the resultant onslaught of history ever
after – a history predominantly defined by conflict...
At this point, a note of caution and forbearance must be
introduced into our discussion of vibrational perception. Such
perceptions tend to be valenced in the direction of perceived personal
well being by the ego. We tend to behave in accordance with what
we believe to be our best interests as a result of any
perception, and this trend is dramatically enhanced through vibrational
assessment. There is always a significant element of subjectivity and
subjective bias present in vibrational assessments. For this reason,
even though they may be extremely compelling, vibrational perceptions
should be approached with enforced detachment, and action based
on such perceptions should be kept intentionally to a minimum. As
consciousness expands through the Planes of Manifestation, the practice
of vibrational assessment becomes the norm, and this makes the need for
restraint even more imperative. The range of factors effecting
the vibration of a phenomenon is so extensive and complex that it is
functionally beyond human understanding, although not beyond
human perceptual experience, and this can be catastrophic if combined
with precipitous action. Personal mood and disposition also have an
effect on vibrational perception – both can, and do, change, altering
our perception of conditions when they do.
In a world social environment where the ego, for better or
worse, has become supreme, causal logic must be introduced into the
perceptual condition as a necessary evil, and used in conjunction with
vibrational perception, as dual methods of assessment of the
environment. And it goes without saying here that the compelling
arguments of the ego are no less subject to enforced detachment than
vibrational assessment – restrained action is frequently the the best
action to take in any setting, since the eventual outcome of any course
of action cannot be predicted with more than partial accuracy. It is
well to remember that Karma literally means “action” in Sanskrit,
and the vibration of our actions literally creates the reality
that we perceive.
Even thought is a form of action
occurring on the Mental Plane, and perception is a form of reflective
action occurring on every Plane at different levels of sophistication.
Only the Non-Dual Perception occurring on the Logoic Plane is flawless.
It is well to consider that the level of vibrational perception we are
experiencing is necessarily fragmented to the extent that it is
self-motivated by personal ego considerations, and this must be the
case, however slightly, short of Divine Thoughts. For this reason, the
Golden Rule of All Perception remains, ”Do Unto Others as Thou Would
Have Them Do Unto You”, regardless of the level of vibration they
display in their lives, or in the isolated events they appear to be
controlling. Act always in and from Love...
- With Love, Alan -
(CR2007, Alan Schneider)
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