It’s delightful to read the blog written by my friend DAVID BUCKLAND. Sure enough, that’s what I did bright and early this Sunday morning. I find the clarity and erudition about higher states of consciousness to be unmatched by any other Enlightenment expert I know.
However, that doesn’t mean I always agree with him.
This morning I opened up an article on The What and How of Subtle Perception. DAVID gives a beautiful analysis and context for what he calls “subtle perception” and I call “deeper perception” and still others call “celestial perception.”
At “Observations on the Road Home,” David advises, “If such things do begin to show up thats fine. We should allow but not invest in them.”
What do I find? Just the opposite. We can do far more than allow. We can actively pursue.
Just as we can do far more than allow Enlightenment to unfold. We can actively pursue.
Skills for subtle perception (what I call energetic literacy) can definitely be taught. And learned.
As one among the world’s many Enlightenment Coaches, it is my opionion that learning these particular skills is good for your spiritual evolution. At least if you’re using a system like Aura Reading Through All Your Senses®, which invites you to a process where you co-create with the Divine.
In fact, here’s a small technical note. When I wrote my book by that name, and co-created that system, it was done by co-creating with a member of the Holy Tradition of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: One of those dudes invoked every time I performed a puja, whether as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation or as a “Governor of the Age of Enlightenment or just as a person in my own home, seeking inspiration.
And he volunteered, BTW. I wouldn’t have dared to ask him to help me.
I won’t elaborate further, but just mentioned this to make a point. This generosity of such a graced being towards me, just because I was willing to learn and teach deeper perception — this helps to explain why I, personally, believe in developing this. That Ascended Master, as I’ll call him, was evidently of the opinion that teaching skills of energetic literacy could be quite compatible with the sacred flame of Hinduism.
And with due respect and humility, I would add, “Perfectly compatible with all of the world’s other mystical traditions.”
Maybe the Difference of Approach Comes Down to “Capture the Fort”
“Capture the Fort” is a traditional perspective from Hinduism that says, in essence:
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Okay, that quote comes from the Christian Bible, Matthew 6:33. Many religious traditions teach something similiar:
Lovers of God know it’s wiser to avoid distractions.
But must we also prove our love of God by staying illiterate? How about only allowing monks to learn how to read or write? I thought that went out with the Gutenberg Bible!
BTW, If you’re interested in learning more about Capture the Fort, I have previously written about it here. And I also had quite a discussion about it when Rick Archer interviewed me for “Buddha at the Gas Pump.”
Back when I studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he clearly espoused Capture the Fort. And he expressed a perspective like DAVID’s, that deeper perception is just a “natural side effect” of evolution.
But we’re living in a different age now. It’s not like when I studied with Maharishi in Mallorca in 1971 and all us TMers were meditating our brains out. Now it’s the era of 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops.
The Best Perspective May Be Historic. We’re in the Age of Awakening Now.
In this Age of Awakening (which began Dec. 21, 2012) many of the ground rules for human life have changed.
Among the people I have helped to cross the threshold into Enlightenment, awakening skills for co-creation with the Divine accelerated their spiritual evolution.
So I wouldn’t be so quick to expect that, living today, our best choice is to be vague about subtle perception.
Let’s Open This Topic for Discussion
Admittedly, a blog called “Deeper Perception Made Practical” is a self-selected group. 😉
Still, this blog covers a wide variety of topics. Some of you Blog-Buddies are here just for the face reading, or the energy SKILLS for self-healing, etc.
I’m curious enough to ask for comments from those of you who:
- Are big seekers (and maybe finders) of God
- Have learned some aura reading skills, or learned to do Skilled Empath Merge
- Or you have been uplifted by reading articles here about deeper perception
- Or maybe all of the above.
What do you think? Is it better to hang out and wait until subtle perception mysteriously develops?
Note about that waiting: I know folks who live in Enlightenment who haven’t yet developed more than Stage One Energetic Literacy — general feelings about energy. Even these folks may be waiting for the rest of their lives.