From the deep pools of Eastern wisdom, to the fast-paced rapids of the West, Peter Russell has mastered many fields, and synthesized them with consummate artistry. Weaving his unique blend of scientific rationale, global vision, and intuitive wisdom, Peter brings a sharp, critical mind to the challenge of self-awakening. The next great frontier of human exploration, he shows, is not outer space, but inner space — the development of the human mind. He has degrees in theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science from the University of Cambridge in England, and has written ten books in this area, including The Global Brain Awakens, Waking Up in Time, and most recently, From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness.
Published on Sep 21, 2018
Below is the double-triangle symbol that I saw and that I will use throughout the article. The red triangle is the movement from single to multi-dimensional PERCEPTION and the blue triangle is the movement from DUALITY to UNITY – both essential in the process of ascension.
Unity Requires Love
What actually is LOVE? Love is the binding force of the universe – it is the drive towards UNITY. The ongoing pattern of evolution of life explains love. Life as we know it in this reality started as atoms which then became elements, which then became molecules, which then became cells, which then became organs, which then became organisms. This process involves a drive towards organisation, complexity and efficiency – and what provides the biological urge to come together in larger and more complex structures? Love!
The perception of love has also evolved over time. A cell’s experience of the urge to come together with other cells is going to be different than the human experience of love. But however we perceive it and feel it, the energy of love provides a biological imperative to unite, organise and cooperate.
At this point a discussion on the difference between emotions and feelings is relevant. An emotion is an energetic frequency, and how we perceive this emotion becomes our feeling. This is why humans can have such vastly different responses to a situation – because of their perception of the emotional energy. Everyone has their own unique experience of reality based on a blend of their own individual and collective beliefs, thoughts and feelings.
As an example, take a person standing on the edge of a bridge about to bungy jump. There is a specific emotional energy associated with this situation – however, one person may perceive this as fear, another as numbness, and another as excitement. It is the same emotional energy for all three people but it is the individual perceptions or feelings about the meaning of that energy that differ.
So what does this all have to do with love? Love is the uniting emotional energy of All That Is. Love is what drives us relentlessly back to unity, that desire to be ONE with everything. But we all perceive and express this differently – whether it is the force that keeps an atom orbiting within an element, the bond and communication between cells within an organ, or the human desire to find a soulmate – it is always about the journey back to ONENESS and UNITY.
This dance from separation to oneness is contained within the breath of the cosmos. The in breath and out breath of expansion and contraction – from unity to duality and back to unity, always driven eternally by LOVE.
Part of that beautiful dance is the concept and creation of duality.
Duality Emerges from Love
Duality can be defined as SEPARATION.
In the quest for All That Is to know and experience itself in ever-expanding ways, LOVE was broken down into separate archetypes in order to provide for different human experiences. All archetypes then have a spectrum of possible perception from LOVE to DON’T LOVE, and this is what duality is. Duality is what allows for our human experience in this universe.
“By creating a duality in every single particle, you create an active universe that is self-balancing and is never at rest.”
Take the emotional archetype of anger – it seems that anger has very little to do with love, but in fact anger IS love. It is caring for something so deeply that we don’t like the way it is and a desire for it to be different. If we didn’t care so much about it we would feel neutral, not angry.
So anger is an archetype of love, and then we have a spectrum of experience from not being angry at all to being very angry. Either way we care deeply about the object of our awareness and we just have a perception about whether it is OK or not as it is.
In a way we love the object of our anger and want to be closer to it – if only it was how we wanted it to be!
Every archetype is a separation from love and there are an infinite number of archetypical expressions of love.
This is the meaning of the blue triangle. The further down the bottom of the triangle we are, the more points of separation and the more archetypes we see. And just like the red triangle of perception in Ascension – The Biology Of Altering Perception, there is no bottom of this triangle – the possible perceptions of human experience are infinite.
The further up the triangle we are, the more we have recognized that what appears to be separate is in fact not separate – until we arrive back to the top of the triangle, back to oneness, back to source where there is no separation and everything is love.
How do we collapse the separated archetypes of duality back to unity?
Trinity Returns us to Love
Trinity is the structure that allows us to move up the triangle archetype by archetype in our ASCENSION towards UNITY.
Instead of being “stuck” in the spectrum of duality, we gain a higher perspective and see archetypes like anger differently. Instead of fluctuating between the perception of being angry/not angry, we realize every point of the anger spectrum is actually the same thing. It is all just a way of experiencing and perceiving love.
We are able to reframe our thinking and instead of focusing on what we DON’T LOVE about something and being angry about it, we instead focus on what we WOULD LOVE instead which we do not feel angry about. In every DON’T LOVE, there is an opposite which is what we desire or WOULD LOVE. By flipping it around we realize anger = love and we therefore transcend the archetype of anger.
Every feeling – whether “good” or “bad” – is simply showing us what we LOVE.
Once we realise this there is no need to judge or resist feelings. This is ACCEPTANCE. We realise that both wanting something and not-wanting something are two sides of the same coin – and the coin is love.
Ascension is Acceptance
To ascend from a world of duality to unity requires full acceptance of WHAT IS. No judgment or labeling as “good” and “bad” – and instead recognising that the spectrum of duality for each archetype is but one energy being expressed and perceived in infinitely different ways. We start to stay in a place of divine neutrality – where there is no judgment, but just a deep acceptance of WHAT IS. Because everything is LOVE.
As we accept the that each archetype is an expression of love, one by one the archetypes of duality collapse and we work our way up the triangle – each collapse moving us towards love, and a step closer to the next great urge of organisation and merging of matter.
What will be the next grand expression of human beings coming together – when we are united, organised and fully cooperating with each other?
How to Live a Life of Acceptance
So ascension requires a deep acceptance of WHAT IS. Here is what we can do to stay in a place of divine neutrality:
- The first step is awareness – we need to start to recognise when we are judging or labeling. We can set an intention to become aware of when we do this.
- Realise feelings are neither good nor bad, but are a 100% accurate guidance system to show us when we are experiencing duality. When we become aware we are experiencing a negative feeling, we can flip it around and focus on what we DO want instead of what we DON’T want. We can always find something we LOVE in something we think we DON’T love.
- Awareness of triggers – these are people and situations that provoke a negative reaction within us . Realise nobody ever does anything to us – it is OUR reaction – and the universe is providing us with a perfect mirror of what is happening in our inner world. So we need to take responsibility for our reactions and realise the trigger is showing us when we are in duality and what needs to be transcended.
- Look for the gift in every situation. There is always something to LOVE contained within something we think we DON’T love. Even if it is a better, imagined future.
- The source of all suffering is our expectations about how the external world and other people should be. We need to set others free to be themselves, just as we would want them to do for us. We can let them have their experience and instead focus on our own inner experience, and deeply accepting ourselves.
PETER OLSON – MANY OF ONE – THE STORY OF CREATION!
As we enter our third year with Peter Olson, exceptional Earth scientist – we take this opportunity to personally interact with Peter for ongoing clarification. Peter Olson has utilized his personal direct recall to document a complete history of Creation since… before Creation! The road is mapped – it takes us deep into all that we have traveled since we emerged from Potential into Actual.
This call carries a vibration all its own. Peter’s opening monologue brought us all into that special frequency that, in itself, established Peace. We had to hear one statement three or more times before we knew that we heard what we heard. “Programming for duality was turned off Wednesday, April 27th at Sananda’s request.” – As we adjusted and got more clarity on this historic event… on our last visit to it, Peter’s summation: “The Duality Program is GONE. What might be called a gigantic implant has been removed!” — Folks, when I asked if this was the “first domino”… Peter said, in his opinion, it is the BIGGEST! – Peter also gave explicit directions for the sun-gazing program he is doing, progressively, to reconstruct his DNA. – So much good information! ~ Thank you Peter!
Wes Annac – Freedom from Duality – The Teachers Speak
By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness
This is a part of The Teachers Speak, a series of articles on the Culture of Awareness.
According to various spiritual teachers, the material world begins with duality. Higher stages of spiritual growth reveal to us that everything is one; we’re all on this journey together and to focus only on our differences is to impede societal and spiritual evolution.
At a certain point, we realize we all share this experience we call life and we can create amazing things if we create them together.
When we become aware of our unbreakable connection with all living things, tension fades and discomfort toward others is replaced with empathy, understanding and the willingness to work together to improve the world.
It’s a natural result of the evolution of the soul, and it brings with it peace of mind and good will toward everyone.
Sri Ramakrishna tells us that when we attain ‘perfect knowledge’, we see one consciousness everywhere we look.
“As long as a man associates himself with upadhis (the physical body and related associations) so long he sees the manifold…; but on attaining Perfect Knowledge, he sees only one Consciousness everywhere.
“The same Perfect Knowledge, again, makes him realize that the one Consciousness has become the universe and its living beings and the twenty-four cosmic principles.” (1)
According to Paul Ferrini, judgment and separation form the foundation of the world of illusion.
“Time and space exists only at the level of two, of comparison, judgment, separation. My body, your body. My idea, your idea. My house, your house. This is where the body begins. Without male, there would be no female. Without parent, there would be no child. Without black, there would be no white.
“All things exist in relationship to their opposites and are indeed defined by them.
“The mind that engages in comparison, engages in separation. Knowledge, in this sense, is based on separation. That is why it is impossible to ‘know’ God. As soon as you ‘know’ God, you lose the experience of unity.” (2)
Unity with God can only be felt, not known, and trying to know the Source will separate you from it because you’ll forget in that moment that you’re already one with it.
There’s nothing to know, and in fact, there’s a lot we need to unlearn. To this end, meditation might be the best form of ‘study’. It doesn’t require the pursuit of knowledge or facts; it requires us to feel what’s been here all along.
It requires us to slow down the overactive mind so we can tap back into our connection with the Source, and our effort is rewarded with blissful vibes and valuable insight.
Bodhidharma tells us that the ‘shore’ of duality only exists when forget our true nature and delude ourselves.
“When you’re deluded, this shore exists. When you wake up, it doesn’t exist. Mortals stay on this shore. Those who discover the greatest of all vehicles stay on neither this shore nor the other shore. They’re able to leave both shores. Those who see the other shore as different from this shore don’t understand zen.” (3)
‘Kabir’ tells us that the perception of a ‘second’ or separate aspect of reality leads us astray because there is only one eternal being.
“Behold but One in all things; it is the second that leads you astray.” (4)
According to John Ruusbroec, we strengthen the barrier between us and our creator when we try to intellectually examine life.
“At the very moment when we try to examine and observe what it is that we are experiencing, we slip back into the activity of reasoning, at which we become aware of distinction between ourselves and God.” (5)
The Upanishads tell us that our false sense of separation from the Source creates fear.
“So long as there is the least idea of separation from him, there is fear.” (6)
To be one with God is to be free of fear, because we know we can do anything with the Most High by our side.
The hesitation with which we previously approached life will be replaced with love for our existence and determination to help others, and any fear we have toward others will vanish when we see God in everyone.
With this perspective, we can replace fear with openheartedness and judgment with compassion.
Dattatreya tells us that duality brings grief.
“Those who see duality are always submerged in an ocean of grief.” (7)
According to Lao-Tzu, non-duality eradicates fear and limitation.
“Once grasp the great Form without form, And you roam where you will With no evil to fear, Calm, peaceful, at ease.” (8)
The moment we try to define ‘goodness’ is the moment we invite in ‘wickedness’, Lao Tzu tells us, because they’re both a part of duality.
“Since the world points up beauty as such, There is ugliness too. If goodness is taken as goodness, Wickedness enters as well.” (9)
Da Free John encourages us to free ourselves from fear by embodying God.
“Abide as That which does not, when scrutinized, show any duality in the form of these various objects or the least trace of cause and effect, That in which, when the mind is absorbed in It, there is no fear of duality at all.” (10)
We can enter into this transcendental state with meditation, and the best way to feel it is to embody it. The best part is that we already embody it, and all we need to do is invite it to appear. In a way, we don’t have to do anything at all.
So enjoy life and accept the vibes you feel in any given moment as a part of you and a part of this infinite creation. Instead of judging others, remember that you have a lot in common and wish them the same love and joy you’d wish for yourself and your loved ones.
Be at peace with the world and with God, and know that you aren’t foolish for embracing peace and non-duality. You’re evolving and slowly awakening to the oneness of every living thing, and right now, nothing could be more crucial.