Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc. – Transforming from Personal to Universal Identity
In recent years, the world has advanced enormously in technology—like the proverbial snowball rolling downhill, building momentum as it goes. Outwardly, society is being transformed from what it once was to the extreme, fast pace of today. However, while the physical sciences are accelerating, human beings and their consciousness remain basically the same. This brings about the dilemma of greater technological power in the hands of unaware souls with frailty and the propensity for violence and inhumane acts.
The need for human transformation from base to higher consciousness has existed throughout the ages. However, at no time in human history has so much technology been available with the ability to destroy all of humanity in a matter of minutes. A few miscalculations on the part of the consciousness of a small number of people—or even one—could result in the annihilation of the entire human race.
As the human species, we can no longer simply sit back and consider the pursuit of transforming from personal consciousness to Universal Consciousness as merely the esoteric pursuit of a few. Not only does society need to collectively pursue this transformation of consciousness for survival, so too, does every individual require this conversion to survive the pressures of living in such a technologically advanced environment.
Both symbolically and literally, with every stride of technology there is a new energy in the air. Such energy currents—both in the physical and the psychic atmospheres—affect the physical, emotional, and mental energies of human beings.
The body and mind are energy fields that are subject to environmental energies. Such energies can cause a disturbance in the way that God and nature intended the body and mind to function for good physical and mental health. Only through a transformation from personal identity to Universal Identity can negative environmental energies be offset to leave a person with the energy freedom to continue to awaken and grow.
Identity and consciousness may be viewed here as one. Your sense of identity affects your consciousness and, in turn, consciousness affects your sense of identity. Consciousness is energy. Higher consciousness is higher energy. Higher energy has power over lower consciousness energy that comes about as a result of lower environmental consciousness.
In the history of every soul, from lifetime to lifetime, there must come a time when that soul will be ready to be transformed in consciousness from personal identity and conscious acts to Universal Identity and Consciousness. After all, this is why souls continue to reincarnate—to finally achieve Universal Identity and Consciousness.
Universal Identity can be defined as a state of mind in which your identity is considered or known to be one with Universal Mind, Universal Intelligence, or God. This does not mean that you are God in a human sense. It simply means that there is a part of your human mind that is one with Universal Mind. It also means that you base your sense of identity on this state of oneness and live and act accordingly.
A person who has truly experienced this transformation of identity lives and acts out their life with a good measure of divine manifestations of peace, love, and wisdom. Identity with the Universe is the lasting source of happiness and fulfillment for such souls on the earthly plane and beyond. It is that state of beingness necessary for the human psyche to remain healthy in the midst of rapidly advancing technology. The key to the transformation of identity is the inner exposure of the conscious mind to the higher or Divine Consciousness at the innermost center of the unconscious mind. In truth, your survival and the survival of the human race is in direct proportion to whether this transformation can take place soon enough.
The inner exposure to higher consciousness must become the number one priority of society. Yet, sadly, at the time of this writing, it is the last. What is perhaps needed is a repackaging, or a new mass motivation, to get people to realize that survival—both individually and collectively—is dependent upon the transformation from personal to Universal Identity and Consciousness.
Of all the things a person can do to transform their identity and consciousness from personal to Universal, the practice of meditation is the most important. In fact, meditation should be considered the most important activity of the day—day in and day out. Meditation keeps you in touch with the higher consciousness that is emanating from the innermost God level of your mind. Such higher consciousness contains energies of healing, love, creativity, and wisdom—all that you need to be a total, whole, and complete person, and live a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Think that higher consciousness exists within you, for it does. Think that your inner light gives you a heightened sense of awareness of people, places, and conditions all around you, for it does. Visualize yourself engaging in your daily activities filled with God’s Universal Light Presence. Visualize yourself talking and interacting with others with your body filled with light. Such visualizations will have both an immediate and long-term effect. The long-term effect will be a transforming of your identity and consciousness.
Dr. Paul Leon Masters
Text taken from Dr. Paul Leon Masters’ “The Theocentric Way of Life,” Volume 3: Module 8.
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