By Jerome Dechant
Sept. 13, 2013
Sept. 13, 2013
In video games the limiting of how far you can see is what is called a clip plane. What that is, is a way to reduce the amount of surroundings you can see so that your computer doesn't lag out due to being overwhelmed with the amount of computation and rendering required to be able to see the entire world to the horizon. The way it works in some games is a fog block the view so you only see to a distance that the game automatically picks for you, or you are able to adjust according to the performance of your computer.
Okay, so now that you know that, what does that have to do with you and me?
When one considers Oneness and the Here Now reality, of which we are a part, all manifest and un-manifest creation is currently and always present in the Here Now moment. The ever present One Being is eternal, i.e. without beginning or end, which is true of Now, of Now, of Now. Now is ever present and eternal and eternally IS everything.
The human experience doesn't normally include an awareness of the entirety of what is right here, right now. Our perceptions are “clipped” so we can function within the world environment we find ourselves right here, right now.
Expansion of consciousness is actually like extending the filter which limits our perceptions of all that is in this here now moment. It is like adjusting the video game clip plane so we can become aware of more of what is and has always been here now.
I use to think of this all as though I was peeling away the skin and layers of an onion, until I finally got to the inside to find what is there, but I think it might be a better analogy to use that what is at the center of the onion is my human, limited perception of reality. Now from the inside, I find there are layers upon layers of filters which limit my perception of what is. As I remove the layers or filters of perception I've enveloped myself in, what once was not available to me through my limited perception perspective, is enlarged to include more awareness of what is and has always been Here Now.
Breaking through our filters of perception.
In order to make progress towards greater awareness and therefore expanded life experiencing, one has to first of all realize, whatever expression in life he/she is currently experiencing, isn't the ultimate life experience in being. In other words, to use another analogy, you first have to realize you are an alcoholic to be in a position to seek treatment for your alcoholism. And, you have to have confidence that there is a way to be “cured” or “treated” to go beyond being an alcoholic.
I know my current perceptions of reality are limited, primarily to the extent of my physical body senses. I have some inkling of that “something” out there, but it is not clear, it is foggy. I know through listening to other people’s life experiences, people who have attained a greater awareness in being, that what I am perceiving is limited by comparison. This also tells me, that if they have expanded their consciousness, so can I.
Some people break through the barriers of their perception by use of drugs. While that gets one the direct experience of what is “out there,” it isn't enduring, and can be scary and unsettling if you aren't really ready to break through. As someone said, DMT is like going through the window into the expanded awareness, where you only get a very short but intense peek at it. That is good in that it confirms, through direct experience, there is “something out there” beyond our current perception. A better way might be to find the door through which we can go, the open door, which allows us to come and go as we choose.
This is the quest. Find the door. Go through, stay as long as you want, can come back when you are ready to. When we return to our limited perception reality with the insights and awareness of what we've experienced beyond the fog of our current perceptions, we are empowered to function more intelligently and purposefully in this human life experiencing. If we go, experience, then return and are not positively affected by the experience, and don’t apply what we've learned. What then is the point of even going? It is essential and natural for our life to expand and change and grow through everything we experience, whether we are consciously aware of it or not.
So, I put that task to you, this is the quest I offer you. Seek the doorway, go through, come back as a changed being, and live the life which is always here now to live.
You can look through the window, and that might appease your curiosity, but not much more. Find the door so you can come and go without the need for drugs or other things to push you through to the other side.
There is an open door. “Ask and it is given. Knock and it will be opened to you.”
Go through with an open mind and a loving heart so that your adventure is pleasing to you.