FINDING YOUR IDENTITY, KNOWING YOUR ‘SPECIAL FUNCTION’

We all strive. We all search. We all yearn. We hunger for meaning in our lives. This search can take many forms and can be expressed in many different ways, all seemingly unique to each person and their body-mind complex. What is it that we want? What is it that we think we need? After many decades of searching myself for those things I just listed, I believe it is purpose. 

 

We want to know who we truly are and what our purpose is here in the world. Our purpose is to love, to forgive, and to offer miracles of healing and transformation. As A Course In Miracles teaches, we chose to come here to reject God and try to become our own creator. We had a major authority problem, and didn’t like that there was a will for us in our creation in the realm of Heaven, for that is where all true “creation” takes place. Everything here in this world or in other worlds is just a substitute, and takes place through the act of “making”, which can’t be equated with True Creation as it occurs in Heaven, whether through the Divine which ‘The Course’ calls “Father” or by His Sonship (consisting of the entirety of extended beings of formless light who share one common identity, known as Christ).

 

Christ means something very different in A Course In Miracles than it does in traditional Christianity. Though it has been translated to mean the “Anointed One”, it is in ‘The Course’s’ view, a collective identity which we all share. We all, in it’s teachings are that one Son (sorry to use masculine terminology, but that is what A Course in Miracles does – and it certainly doesn’t make it absolute, but it uses “Son” to connote something beyond gender and individuality. And the “Christ” was never meant to be a title that was reserved only for the man Jeshua (Jesus), either, it says, though he too was that same “Christ”.

If our True Identity is “Christ”, the one Self that we all share, what does that mean for our purpose? ‘The Course’ doesn’t use the specific word purpose, rather it says we all have a ‘special function’ or calling we were designed to carry out in God’s plan for liberation (salvation) from guilt and suffering in ourselves and also in helping to free others. Finding out what that function is takes discernment, but it usually involves what we are good at, what we are passionate about, and what can serve the highest good for our “brothers” (and sisters).  Searching for our special function, discerning what it is, is a process and can be aided through prayer, spiritual practice, meditation, and through holy relationships and joining with others in a common goal.
Discernment is something we do not want to rush. We need to seek guidance. That means gathering information, asking the Divine to illumine our minds, and having an active prayer life. It helps to work with someone who has been on the spiritual path longer than we have who can be a holy listener and a sounding board for what we are attempting to process and filter through our human brains. But there are ways that we can actively seek guidance on our own and to receive answers. It is all about how we frame the questions. That will be an ongoing topic covered on these posts.

 
Today, I just wanted to introduce the ideas of what our identity is and what it means to discern our special function. But guidance can come in many forms and it is usually happens differently for everyone. Some receive inner guidance through an inner voice, while others may receive it in the form of imagery, or an inner ‘knowing’ or ‘feeling state’. Again though, we will talk more about how to ask and receive guidance in the future.

 

For now, just know who you really are. Jeshua (Jesus) was not the only begotten Son of God and we, like him are the Sons and Daughters of the Divine, an identity which we all share. Take comfort in knowing that (or at least considering the possibility). Peace and joy to you.

WHAT IS THE REALIZATION MATRIX (TM)?

A Sneak peak at Silencing a Thousand Barking Dogs: Subterranean Soul Gold, Spinal Wine, and My Manna of Realization by Bryan Rice 3rd Edition (Illuminatus Press)

WHAT IS THE REALIZATION MATRIX (TM)?

 

 

The Realization Matrix (TM) is a Spiritual Direction/Formation/ Healing Modality that was revealed to me through prayer and meditation. It is a system for Liberation, Illumination, Transformation, Introspection, Self-Healing, Developing “Witness Consciousness”, employing Radical Self-Honesty through “Total Allowance” and “Integration” of one’s shadow through a collective process of discernment. In the Presence of Absolute Love, an audience connected to the Unified Field, reached through pre-show meditation, creates a cooperative, calm healing presence, using a sacred space, a “matrix rebirthing womb” as a container for what is traditionally called Active Imagination, by Jungian Psycho-analysts and Spiritual Directors. There are two main goals of The Realization Matrix. The first two are, discerning and transmuting ‘spirits’ or ‘energies’, determining if they are light, dark, or admixed, rather “life-giving” and “consoling” or “life-depleting” in a manner of “desolation”, from Love (Reality) or from fear (unreality), from the God-Spark in us (King Soul) or the adversary, the accuser, the diabolical “King Ego” (a term used by Paramahansa Yoganananda, the great Hindu Yogi who brought Kriya Yoga to the West), or as Jeshua (Jesus) says in The Way of Mastery, “the sheep’s clothing of the ego (where underneath one is a ravenous wolf)..of persona…the mask….the self-image projected into the social world”. The great depth psychiatrist Carl Jung saw the ego and persona as being different aspects of the psyche. However, that is a discourse unto itself. What I am referring to, is a process of determining what is real and what is illusory, awakened aspects of the True Self or from ignorance, dreaming, and sleeping in the density of matter-bound tendencies. The third goal is most important. It is ‘entrainment’. Entrainment, for our purposes, speaks of uniting brain-wave patterns with heart-wave rhythms, creating an atmosphere of coherence and compassion in which the Releasing Individual, using the Archetype of Actor, is free to “release” and “free” automatic negative thoughts, or compulsive mental patterns, as well as repetitive thought “loops”.

 

All in all, I am speaking of bringing the past, any associated guilt, past ‘terror’, ‘hurt’, entrenched scripts/mental tape recordings and fragmented dramas that may have surfaced through growing in self-awareness, or any accompanying suffering that stems from judgment of one’s personal history, the “ashes” out of which one must arise that remain unhealed in the psyche to conscious awareness out from the subconscious. Then, through the safety of sacred space, acknowledging all that, and then being liberated from it through a collective process of blessing any residual memories that may be hindering conscious evolution for the individual, and ultimately forgiving them, and finally dissolving their ‘dark powers’, {that may have caused one’s mind-field to be possessed by the past, which A Course in Miracles teaches – never happened at all, anyway} into radiant light of the Christ Mind (Higher Self).

 

 

Releasing should always lead to Self-Awareness and progressive detachment from self-limiting beliefs and mis-perceptions that keep the Actor in bondage, negativity, obsessiveness, fixations, ruminations, mental turbulence, fanciful self-deluded neural reruns, the samskara-habit-pain-body and in self-defeating attitudes. Releasing clears the way for the Presence of the Pure Spirit of Oneness to emerge and for one to begin to create as the Way of Mastery, only “the good, the holy, and the beautiful.” The expectation is that all thoughts, emotions, and words in a Realization Matrix ritual will be “taken captive” and tested in the “laboratory” of discrimination and discernment an aspect of what is known to yogis as Jnana Yoga, Union via wisdom and non-dual Truth.

 

 

Through the progressive performance – this releasement ritual, an unveiling hopefully takes place for the Actor, while the group present, acting as the rebirthing womb and container for transformation, remains objective, open, prayerful, and receptive. This is not a clone of drama therapy. This is an effort involving Will power, energy and vibrational healing, and active listening for the voice of the Cosmic Vibratory Power, or the Holy Spirit current, to emerge in the sacred space, whether through the Actor, the Spiritual Director or Spiritual Counselor acting as a Healing Facilitator, or through an audience member, healing agent or the audience/healing matrix as a whole.

 

 

The performance is not a spontaneous unloading of the subconscious. It is scripted, as mentioned through the process of Active Imagination and giving a voice to the subconscious realm. The Realization Matrix experience is pre-written, as subterranean, subconscious emotional charges connected to the written poems, monologues, songs, or dialogues are explored and examined with a qualified professional therapist, or a spiritual director who is trained or gifted in discernment of ‘spirit’ “voices” or “currents”/movements in the soul, first subjectively, in the eye’s of the Actor/Releaser and then objectively, through mutuality and progressive detachment. The “witness consciousness” or the “observing Presence” within the Actor/Releaser is cultivated and nurtured before ever performing/releasing it in the sacred space.

 

 

This is not a book on theory. This is one particular person’s journey from a revelatory awakening experience, which was followed by a dark period of affliction, mistaken perceptions, being caught in illusory imaginings, and out of possession by the subconscious and collective unconscious’ instinctual, idea-energy forces (Archetypes), pain-body samskara tendency-habit residue that flooded the consciousness, of this individual, which happens to a path of my subsequent path of recovery, discovery, and transcendence. These series of monologues, poems, and songs tell a story of an initial Bliss experience of having a direct realization of Divine Love, then the separation from that Oneness, torment, fragmentation, mis-perceptions, and a progressive transcendence of suffering, a recovery circuitry of energy that leads back to Edenic Oneness, or the natural state of Enlightenment, felt Oneness with “Presence” and “Pure Being” (Unified Field/Creative Matrix/Womb of Creation/Mind of God).

 

 

You’ve heard that it takes a whole village to raise a child. Well, in that same line of thinking it takes the collective Presence and encounter with an expansive consciousness, to create a threshold for the release of pain and the undoing of egoic entanglements, such as fear thoughts, anxiety-provoking situations, “offending” personalities or events, and any harbored unloving thoughts. Some would choose to do this type of work one-on-one with a trusted guide (and can be), but doing this in a collective matrix environment allows powerful realizations to take place. The ultimate goal is healing the mind and purifying the emotions through awareness gained, as mentioned through objectivity in a safe setting where judgment and scrutiny is absent. Those who comprise the matrix womb should be carefully selected through discernment and prayer on the part of the Actor/Releaser, so that they will be free of self-consciousness to the fullest extent.

 

In no way, does this intervention claim to be a substitute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other psychotherapeutic interventions. But qualified Spiritual Directors, who, as mentioned are skilled in discerning ‘spirits’ (the “play” or “lila” of dark/light/admixed forces), and have a background/ foundation in developmental and abnormal psychology, or especially in Psychopathology, are suitable Facilitators. If a qualified priest or minister fills that role, then protective prayers and blessing can be further emphasized in what some could call a “Rite” or “Sacrament” or “Mystery”. Let’s not get attached to words. That is the whole point of “Releasement”. To disarm the “pain-body” (a name affiliated with the illumined teacher Eckart Tolle) of its “afflictive emotional charges” connected to words, by bringing it into the Presence in the Present Moment Awareness (by Observing the mental-emotional content or resulting behavior). Doing this not only ushers in detachment and self-observation, but a reverse and correction of thought distortion.

 

In the event that the performance/Releasement is halted due to needs of the Actor/Releaser that may arise and there is not sufficient time to complete the whole “script”, a unified effort should be made to seal the aura of the Actor/Releaser with healing light and Pure Loving, magnetic intentions. This is not psycho-magic. It is a Love-based metaphysical empowerment. The egoic script can be performed/Released in front of any size group or alone with a Spiritual Director, Spiritual Counselor, or Energetic/ Metaphysical Intuitive Healer. Remember, entrainment is always the goal, a re-calibration to Oneness, restoring total coherence to the heart, mind, body, and soul by “Transcending” or “Rising Above” the deep waters of the subconscious inner landscape into the higher, more evolved, more aware chakra energy vortices.

 

NOTE: Any critique of the performance/releasement will diminish the overall healing potential for the Actor/Releaser. Negative thoughts that arise during the “Rite,” should be immediately released and nullified by the person experiencing the influx of their ego/sense mind. The goal of this process is not to create a ‘masterpiece’, but rather “Realization”.

 

The Realization Matrix (TM) is a tool for Transcendence, allowing for personal and divine realizations (if indeed grace shows itself and the Divine pours out it’s Energy of Love), Liberation of Consciousness from entanglements, from separation, alienation, addictive, neurotic, obsessive, splinter (or “sub”) personality fragments/spirit-energies and all forms of affliction that lie buried beneath surface consciousness, underwater so to speak, or in what I like to call “Eden’s Basement”, the place where we shove, project, reject, repress, all our pain, humiliations, anger, hate, jealousy, fears, dreads, prejudices, and more. This kind of density and negativity is very gross and inert, and has a lot of weight to it. This is the shadow. We usually shut the door and lock it tight. With chains we think the Light of God won’t ever be able to break. The shadow is dense, but is an important part of consciousness alchemy, mind metamorphosis, deep insight into the false programs of happiness operating under the surface of waking consciousness, and a key to unlocking the door to let the “light” of intuition and introspection in to illuminate the treasured nuggets of gold that can be recycled for radiant self-knowledge and a more full, expansive glimpse of one’s Self.