As much as we try to escape it, I find that the relationship or life discussion is difficult without asking the ‘Who am I’ and ‘Why am I here’ questions. The truth is we all have a belief about who we are and why we’re here and those beliefs provide the foundation for how we live our lives and the choices we make. For example, many people believe we are random, finite beings who are here for a one shot take all existence and therefore live their life like they old cliché’ goes, “You only live once.” Still others think that our lives began here on Earth at conception, but will continue in the ‘afterlife’ in either heaven or hell so all of their decisions are focused on getting them to the heavenly gates while escaping hellfire. What we think we are and why we think we’re here plays a huge role in how we live our lives. Make sense?
I know this is the kind of subject that can get personal because this discussion may cross the God and creation line, so I’ll give you my belief about myself. I believe that there are layers to who I am. At the deepest most essential layer, which quantum physicists may call the ‘zero point’ layer, I am simply CONSCIOUSNESS. What that means is that there is a part of me that is only aware that I exist. It’s that part of me that is aware of me and ALL of my experiences. This CONSCIOUSNESS observes and experiences life through my person and personality (Rakhem Seku, Carl Stevens) and all of its creations (every other manifestation in the universe as well as the universe itself), BUT it is not attached or attracted to any of them in particular. It is simply observing and the definition of objectivity. Metaphysicians may refer to that part of us as the OBSERVER because that’s all it does. It simply observes and doesn’t care about outcomes in the least.
A second layer is what I call WILL which is best described as that part of me that projects an infinitude of possibilities. It’s the WILL that provides all the possibilities for CONSCIOUSNESS to experience. As human beings, we tend to experience WILL in the form of a combination of THOUGHTS, IMAGES, and DESIRES. You must have all three to qualify as the WILL even if you are not aware of all of them working together which we mostly are not aware, actually. THOUGHTS and IMAGES have no power in and of itself but represent the possibility of what could be, what is, and what may have been. DESIRE provides pathways for energy (i.e. chi, kundalini) to move in the direction of the THOUGHTS and IMAGES.
The third layer is ENERGY which is an animating force that infuses with all of these THOUGHTS and IMAGES such that they may be brought to life and made active. ENERGY is a force that moves us to act, explore, defy, defend, control, and everything in between. It’s what pushes us along the pathways created by DESIRE for the sake of animating a THOUGHT or IMAGE. Energy is the force keeping us in motion at all times or in other words, alive. For anything to be alive and exist, it requires ENERGY whether potential or kinetic. When the energy leaves our body, we are deemed inactive, inanimate and considered dead.
The fourth layer is MATTER which is designed to give these THOUGHTS, IMAGES, and ENERGY forms sustenance and staying power and a finite object to animate; otherwise, the energy would just dissipate into the universe. MATTER gives the following: CONSCIOUSNESS, WILL, and ENERGY a container within which to exist and express itself. Without MATTER, it would be like shooting an electrical charge into thin air – gone. In other words, MATTER turns ‘fleeting’ THOUGHTS and IMAGES into semi-permanent fixtures in the Universe for the deepest and most rich experience for our CONSCIOUSNESS to observe. CONSCIOUSNESS can rest ‘inside’ of MATTER and set up shop so that it may experience the world inside of the world so-to-speak as opposed to observing the world from outside of the world. A good example of MATTER is human beings. Our bodies are matter, animated by energy; motivated by WILL, and witness to our CONSCIOUSNESS.
Let’s recap: What is a human being or in other words, ‘Who am I’? A human being is a physical, material entity (MATTER), that is powered by ENERGY, and is capable of generating, following, and being motivated by THOUGHTS, IMAGES, and DESIRE (WILL), and observing the entire experience (CONSCIOUSNESS) without any attachments to the outcome. We are the creator and the created all in one.
The question ‘Why am I here’ is a collective answer. We are here as a collective to experience all things in all forms while observing the entire process. We are here as individuals to experience a very specific set of events. We are not here to experience one thing, but the multitude of things within the multitude of forms and as such our natural inclination is to move towards that which provides us new experience once we have fully lived the present one. We experience reality through our five senses (MATTER) and through our feelings and emotions (ENERGY). Once we have lived inside of this reality we then react to it based on our WILL such that we can move to the next event. That is the cycle and the science.
It’s important to understand that we’re going to be drawn toward those things that inspire us and ‘catch’ our attention. That’s how we know we have a lesson because it touches and affects us in a way that can’t be denied. Regardless of how it is labeled via emotional consciousness – LOVE, HATE, JOY, PAIN, FEAR, ANGER, SOLIDARITY, FELLOWSHIP, or CONFLICT these are the things we are meant to witness in full color, live and direct, and in person. If it’s not of these extremes it’s MEDIOCRITY and not growing us, not contributing to our necessary and desired life experience which eventually lead to death.
Your make-up of MATTER, ENERGY, and WILL determines what you are and will be drawn to. If we take away the labels of good and bad, right and wrong, socially acceptable versus politically incorrect, and honor the concept that we are drawn to a specific THING, whatever it may be, then we’ll find out who we truly are. That will be our personal truth. Without regard of past beliefs, principals, and ideal subscriptions, people will be drawn, attracted to and will attract situation that best fit them. The situations and experiences a person is meant to explore and feel is based on their material and energetic make-up.
However it’s your ENERGY that flows to these life events. The study of physics provides an understanding of energy. Energy flows and follows a path to reach a destination. It doesn’t choose where it flows, it just flows, following the path of least resistance. That’s how our lives flow, following the path of least resistance and it’s our THOUGHTS and IMAGES that determines the flow of our ENERGY unless we WILL otherwise. And what path is that? It’s the NO CHOICE, no WILL path . . . The path where ENERGY (i.e. EMOTIONS) naturally leads you. If you are the type of person who thinks positively 50% of the time and negatively 50% of the time then your thought energy combination will lead you to 50% positive events and 50% negative events. If your dominant emotion is depression then you will find your energy flowing to situations and events that promote and support that depression. If your dominate emotion is happiness then you will find yourself surrounded by people who support that happiness and random events that support that happiness as well.
If you have THOUGHTS of hating people, activities, or situations then those hate THOUGHTS will cause ENERGY to flow towards events that support hate including people hating on you. If your ENERGY is that of believing in and leveraging being a victim in any part of your life then you will find yourself the victim in random events throughout your life through the attraction of villains. If your parents and teachers have always told you that you were the bad guy and a failure and a menace to society then you’ll find yourself as the villain in this play called life.
Knowing this, I make every attempt to watch my THOUGHTS and IMAGES so that my ENERGY will flow toward the things I (my MATTER make-up) really want. When my ENERGY flows where I don’t want to be, I use my WILL to steer clear and change course. But no matter how my journey goes it’s good to know that I (CONSCIOUSNESS, OBSERVER) have the best seats in the house and can be a part of the entire experience.
by Rakhem Seku
–For more information on metaphysics from Rakhem Seku see The Bagua Character Map: Science, Analysis, & Interpretation…http://bit.ly/TZhl8a
–For more on CONSCIOUSNESS, WILL, ENERGY, MATTER see Metu Neter vol 1 by Ra Un Nefer Amen