Saturday, January 23, 2016

Gaia Portal - January 23rd 2015: Expansion of Gaia Consciousness begins anew - with interpretations by Justin

The raw Gaia Portal update is first, followed by my extrapolated meanings in black.

Source - Gaia Portal

Expansion of Gaia Consciousness begins anew.

Acceleration factors are included at the requested time points.

Fluctuations are smoothed in the process.

Mining of the crystals begins in earnest.

Sacredness of collectives are recognized.

And now the analysis:

I do not have an insider or direct source for the meanings below. This is my interpretation of the update, based on extrapolation and contextual usage of the terms. The meanings provided are not the only ones that can be gleaned; in my view, all meanings have value, especially when shared and discussed openly. Please comment below if interested, I'd love to hear other's thoughts on this material.

Interpretations: "Expansion of Gaia Consciousness begins anew." - The term Gaia comes from gnostic mythology discussing the creation of the Earth due to the fall of a pleromic deity named Gaia Sophia; the goddess of wisdom. Within the mythos, Gaia is presently infusing more of her divine self into the manifesting planet known to us as Earth. In the Law of One material, Ra is a social memory complex of a race that once evolved on Venus. A social memory complex is a planetary order of life, that remains unconscious or hidden until the life inhabiting that sphere organizes enough such that the planetary consciousness eventually becomes active. And there are other works that also describe a similar notion of slow progressive organization that eventually leads to the emergence of a planetary personality, which is able to work with living organisms sojourning there much like we work with the cells of our body. This is the macro-scale version of celestial evolution. One the micro scale, the same process is occurring.

To consider even accepted viewpoints of geophysical development, the Earth originally began as a planet of mineral life, slowly organizing material until the conditions were right for biological life to start growing. Between 4.5 billion and 500 million years ago, the life that existed on Earth was largely single-celled organisms. Just before the Cambrian explosion, multicellular life forms developed, and shortly after this event, a huge emergence of complex multicellular life took place. Here, mineral life slowly organized and cooperated to eventually form a body vehicle for a more complex living thing, a single-celled organism. Then these single-celled organisms slowly over billions of years organized and cooperated to form a body vehicle for more complex life, such as plants and animals. Whether we are discussing mineral to microbe to multicellular life, or human beings to planetary consciousness, the same additive and emergent process exists. The plan of creation seems to be to organize seemingly 'unliving' material so that it eventually becomes animated by an individual indwelling consciousness.

Taking these cosmic evolutionary processes into account, the statement seems to be referring to the Natural Law principle of Rhythm, wherein all things operate in cycles of higher and lower potency vibration. Just like living organisms breathe in and out, or have their hearts beat, so do the celestial entities on high, who exhale and inhale their spiritual essence into the creation of their purview. And on the exhalation of breath, Gaia expands her consciousness into her creation. This has been called involution in various spiritual workings. From the creature perspective, spiritual involution can be a suffusing of prima materia with cosmic energies so that the creature can organize them upon evolution, inhaling of Gaia consciousness. In other words, during a cycle of involution life can seem much more novel or new then it did before, and if a mind is preconditioned to fear new things, which we could call fearing the unknown, then this involving of spiritual awareness can feel very chaotic. But if one is prepared to embrace mystery, then will these moments be a catalyst for greater awakening and evolution. Therefore, as Gaia exhales her consciousness on the Earth, we receive it as new energies, which we can then organize into grander realizations of self, aiding us in our slow and steady march back to source.

"Acceleration factors are included at the requested time points." - An acceleration factor is that aspect of a changing system which catalyzes prerequisite potentials to effect a rate of change. For example, placing one's foot on the gas peddle of a car introduces gasoline into the internal combustion chambers, burning at an increased rate that translates into higher velocity motion, the car accelerates. Within the context of this update, the thing accelerating is the Expansion of Gaia Consciousness, which most likely operates like a swinging pendulum or how we breathe in and out. During a pendulums swing forward and back, the maximum acceleration occurs just before and after it swings to one side, at which point the pendulum is perfectly still. Here is a video demonstrating this:

Notice how as the pendulum reaches its maximum displacement from the center, it slows to a point of stillness and then begins to accelerate again. What is important about acceleration factors is their timing. In the above example, the inertia of the swinging mass decreases as it moves outwardly from the center point, where gravity takes over and slows the pendulums progress as each swing takes place. If the timing was off by even a fraction of a second, the cycle would not be as precise.

A better example of how timing is essential to effecting change in a dynamic system is what happened to the millennium bridge several years ago.

This wobbling effect is produced by entrainment of the people bridge system on to the individual walkers. Notice how the bridge is swinging back and forth, just like the pendulum example above. When the wobble reaches its maximum, the pedestrian must synchronize their movement with the bridge, else when they go to place their foot down motion of the bridge will cause a loss of balance. As a result, pedestrians begin walking in-step with the bridge's wobble, and these in-step movements are precisely timed to push the bridge's wobble further outward. If a pedestrian tried to walk out-of-step with the bridges wobble the timing would be off, and it would cause the bridge to slightly reduce its motion from left to right. This principle of entrainment and precise applications of force to effect change seems to be how all evolution or organization within the universe takes place, whether material, mental or spiritual.

Taking all this into account, I suspect that the acceleration factors being discussed here are embodiments of consciousness, which by their actions of mind and body generate energy (emotions) that make contact with the energy (emotions) of Gaia, either push in-step or out-of-step with Gaia's plans or 'dancing'. And these interactions are governed by time, meaning when individuals choose to align with the truth has a direct impact on how Gaia will receive these energies from her children. In this sense, a requested time point would be a time when she requests of her children to work with her. In all honesty, I don't really know when these seasons of co-creative opportunity are at their strongest, but I suspect they can be discovered by analyzing the movement of the heavens.

"Fluctuations are smoothed in the process." - A fluctuation is a deviation or movement away from an expected result or norm. The process in this statement most likely refers to the entrainment principle discussed above, which is also the process of evolution. If we consider the example of the wobbling bridge, each pedestrian has a choice to move in step or not, and the potential for error in making this step is great. Again, when the pendulum or bridge reaches its maximum displacement from center, the velocity goes to zero and it is at this point when the steps of the pedestrians will be received by the bridge at their strongest. If the pedestrian waits, even one millisecond too late, energy transferred to the bridge will be significantly reduced. And from the pedestrians point of view, the more in-step their motion, the easier it is to walk across the bridge. In this example, anything not in-step with the bridge can be considered a fluctuation, which are smoothed by the wobble of the bridge. Remember, the bridge is only still at the left and right maximum points, and when a pedestrian attempts to step forward on any other point, the bridge will actually push back at such strength the pedestrian's balance will be thrown off. In other words, the fluctuations of each pedestrian are smoothed by the process of entrainment.

In real life, this smoothing process is karma or unanticipated results when attempting to effect our desires. For example, if our goal is to grab a hot pan off the stove, and we fail to use an oven mitt, the pain experienced will draw our attention to what just occurred and if we are willing to acknowledge the truth, it will enhance our knowledge and change us such that the next time we use an oven mitt. Life experience does the same thing, we attempt to manifest our desires in the world, and what is generated is a perfect reflection of how in-step we are with the truth. Now, as it relates to the process Gaia is undergoing, since she is a graduated form of the ALL source or the creator, then her acceleration factors (stepping in-line with the truth) are the same. What we do to evolve universally is the same thing we do to evolve with Gaia, all of which is governed by the entrainment process so described, known in spiritual circles as the Law of Karma.

"Mining of the crystals begins in earnest." - Within a metaphysical definition, a crystallization of mind is an idea, belief or point of view that has become static or rigid, unchanging. Crystals here most likely refers to gems of wisdom or true knowledge, generated as a result of walking the path of truth. And as we just described in the above bridge walking example, the risk of error is always great. The path to source is a bridge the thickness of a razors edge, spanning a great abyss, with peril on either side. This suggests that if we are not careful, we could create crystals of falseness instead of truth. I have termed false knowledge negative knowledge because when we act on it, it produces negative effects, error, mistake, and negative emotions. Conversely, positive knowledge is a reflection of truth, and like the truth it is singular and quantized in nature. That means, what was true before, is true now, and will be true forever, yet since the truth is infinite from our point of view, it is becoming more complete from our point of view. The truth remains unchanged yet our attainment of it will forever be becoming more complete.

Think of it like the growth of a tree, as each branch and root grows additively, the structure created from the first branch remains, growing stronger and thicker as time goes on. In this same way, a crystal of positive knowledge grows a singular tree of wisdom within an evolving mind. And since Gaia and the cosmos at large is centrally focused on guiding her children on the path of truth back to source, then the process of gaining wisdom and positive knowledge will be easier now that Expansion of Gaia Consciousness has begun.

As one final point on this topic. What is being suggested here are two empowering nuggets of wisdom we can use on our path. First, is that all items of truth we have distilled from experience will in time come together to weave a tapestry of greater truth. Second, is that our choices determine how well this process continues. When we choose ignorance, by rejecting or accepting an idea, perspective or belief without investigation, this creates a crystal of falseness or negative knowledge within the mind. And this will literally blind us to greater perspectives as we continue along the path. If left unchecked, these false crystals will accumulate into a bolder of falsehood, a seemingly insurmountable block on our path of progress. And if this sense of stagnation wasn't bad enough, anything that we reject or accept blindly is unable to be perceived. This forms a dark veil within the mind limiting perception and attainment, and is imperceptible, until we act on this false knowledge. Once an action is taken, a synthesis of the metaphysical and the physical takes place, and the error of our discernment is made manifest. It is this manifestation of false knowledge we experience as chaos, karma or negative emotions, all of which is designed to smooth the fluctuations of creature evolution.

"Sacredness of collectives are recognized." - The term sacred is an adjective describing a deep connection with God or the divine, and can also relate to tenants of religion. Religion is a latin term meaning to hold or tie back, which is usually associated with dogmatic concepts that limit consciousness evolution. But if we consider that the path of truth is narrow, whereas the pitfalls of falseness are great, then the process of evolution via karma is an attempt of the universe to hold or tie back the ego in its desire to remain the same; stated again, the process unfolds in an effort to reenforce the sacredness of the truth.

Also, this path of truth is not a lonely one. At a fundamental level, what makes the creature so unique, in contrast to the creator is, that we possess a point of view. But this is also our greatest limitation. Meaning, our path back to source will eventually stagnate if we do not develop the bonds of fellowship. If we do not find value in co-creating with our fellow aspects of consciousness then will our path eventually fade into wilderness and unknowing. This is because each individual is a perspective on the whole, and part of the process of collective evolution is the ability to receive another individuals point of view, expanding our own. Sharing our truth is essential to removing blockages on our path to source because our point of view is always limited, and when we open our minds and hearts to another's, it adds to our own. With each new point of view received, clarity of knowledge is potentialized, and so long as we follow the truth wherever it leads, the path will form clearly before us. This statement seems to be referring to a collective evolutionary process, which is sacred because it helps bring us back to source by holding or tying back the ego in its desire to think of itself as complete and perfect already. If we are not careful, a crystalizing ego will eventually stop our progress back to source, at which point death and suffering are all but assured.

PS - In December 2014, when Julian and I were discussing the idea of sharing these updates on the blog, he encouraged me to do more than just share the raw post. He said that we could offer our insights into what they could mean and in doing so create a venue for deep discussion and consciousness exploration. There were many times I wasn't sure if others found any value in these interpretations, but Julian and others continued to urge me on in this venture. This is just one example of the countless ways he helped me in my life path, for which I am eternally grateful. I want to dedicate these interpretations to him and his memory. I will love you always Julian, and know, that your zeal for creativity and loving service of others continues on. 

- Justin
Note about meanings: The meanings offered are my attempt to objectify the Gaia Portal updates, to give them a scientifically supported basis in reality. However, the subjective process of reading the update personally is incredibly valuable, and meanings generated in each respect are not mutually exclusive (in conflict with each other). I suggest reading the update, like a tool for divination as if it was written specifically for you; similar to a psychic reading. Your meanings may not match what I share, but that does not mean one is more 'correct' than another. All meanings have value, depending on the context which is applied to them, all perspectives have a place within the whole of what IS, and therefore, can be part of an exploration of one's self. Our perspective is intimately connected to all others.


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