By Iam Saums
Our lives are defined and cultivated by how present to, interactive and expressive we are with them. The nature of our consciousness is the exact manifestation of our experience. Yet, before we may be able to reap the benefits that awareness brings, we must first wake up to all of which we are not cognizant. We must be willing to identify with all that we don’t know. In fact, we need to reveal all that we don’t know we don’t know about our lives and ourselves. We must transcend the imposition of contemporary reality and our conditioned selves to accept, embrace and live our truth.
This requires radical, unconventional thinking and instincts. It also necessitates an enlightened emotional and intuitive way of being. It isn’t for us to simply wake up, discover and contemplate the war, chaos, drama, injustice, competition and violence in the world. There is little if anything we can do about this. It is for us to acknowledge, manage and transform these characteristics within each of us that contribute to these common maladies, diseases and atrocities rampant in our society. None of these things existed until the human race outsmarted itself with its own “intelligence.”
One of the most potent and destructive vicious cycles ever invented by humanity is its relentless tendency to expand its intelligence at the cost of its consciousness. Our ordinary, two-dimensional life sentence of self-righteousness, condemnation, proving our intelligence, belief, wisdom and importance are all just expressions of our living slumber. In the presence of awareness, compassion, kindness, cooperation and love, none of these things matter. They are only traps of the mind that lead us to our self-induced prison.
Once we have chosen to wake up from the dream of reality, it is our human destiny to kindle the fire of our consciousness. How we tend it and who we are being expresses the quality and fruition of our life. We need to acknowledge and understand that being “awake” requires a true and continual intention to relate with and expand our consciousness. Our awakening isn’t an event at one point in our lives. It is a frequent, multi-dimensional experience that constantly inspires and empowers us beyond the limits of our social conditioning and fear.
One of the greatest obstacles and distractions on our path toward awakening is our ego. Its militant aspects relentlessly seek to take the spotlight from our soul. It captures us in its elaborate tapestry of thought, perception, analysis, judgment and narcissism. Yet, its intention is not one of supremacy or maliciousness. It is simply exercising its nature in the only way it can. It becomes dominant when we allow it to be an unbridled force of havoc and harm. Without appropriate observation and regulation, it becomes a multi-faceted personal weapon.
In our pursuit of comfort, security and escape from reality, we allow ourselves to become idle, complacent and ordinary. We commit the ultimate self-crime by giving our personal power away and allowing society’s artificial authority and conditioning to lull us to sleep. Life is not defined by our material successes, possessions or footprint. It is lived in our awareness, willingness and purpose. Anything that lives is always in a state of movement. The power of our life is equivalent to the measure of its expression. So it is with our awakening. Our awareness is ever progressing and expanding with our intention, commitment, empowerment and love.
There are many times in our lives when a door of opportunity is opened before us. Yet, rarely do we see it. When we do, we psych ourselves out using a number of reasons, excuses, obligations and fears. These are the possibilities that create the life we have always yearned to live. Though they may seem bold, outlandish, far-fetched and terrifying, they are glimpses of the extraordinary in a reality steeped in the ordinary. Our opportunities are frightening because they present themselves only to us for our experience. It simply requires us to choose, to live and to be them. This is how we express our power.
As human beings, we rarely, if ever, rise to the occasion of our destiny. Many of us don’t know our true purpose in life. We are forced through a process of education, indoctrination, conditioning, parental and authoritative guidance/discipline and constant peer pressure. These influences keep us in a continuous state of anxiety, bewilderment and fear. We become the effect of an elusive and hidden cause. One we witness many chasing yet only few achieving. We are lost in the maze of reality’s distractions till we are inevitably severed from ourselves.
Every moment we live is an opportunity to be in the present. This is not merely a religious, dogmatic or spiritual principle. It is our only possibility to be the fullest expression of our being. Any other way of living is a distraction from this simple yet insightful revelation. The sooner we acknowledge, accept and apply who we are to how and why we live, the sooner we will fulfill on our destiny and become whom we were born to be.
Most of us live our lives in the wake of our reactionary instincts, thoughts and the drama of our unconscious emotions. This takes us out of the present moment and separates us from our consciousness. Few are aware of the severity this inner violence has upon us and how it devastates the evolution of our lives. Who, why and how we are being in our life inspires our awakening. Our frequency of being is the avenue for our heart and soul’s expression. Its energetic signature and regularity deepens and expands our vision, truth, intention, creativity, relatedness and love.
There is no textbook, course, lecture, seminar, retreat, guru, shaman, preacher, teacher, friend or family member that can guide us to or establish our personal truth. Our truth is not offered best with our overconfidence, over-zealousness, self-righteousness, arrogance and competitiveness. In its truest nature, it is rarely spoken. It is best shared silently within us for the purpose of personal acceptance, growth and transformation. Our truth is the one thing our communities and the world needs most. Only when it becomes our way of being will it reach its fullest potential.
From the moment we are born we have millions of opportunities to wake from our reality, awaken from our perceptions and judgments, rise above our limitations and fears and establish our personal truth. For most, the expression and frequency of being in life is optional. This is the slavery of our soul. It is not some external person or elusive force that prevents us from being. It is we and we alone. There is no one else who can lead us. There is no one else who can free us. Every moment is our opportunity to free our souls. Every moment is our opportunity to be.
Nearly a decade ago, a dear friend and colleague of mine named Don Harkins authored a wonderfully thought-provoking piece entitled "Slavery and the eight veils."
Prior to Harkins' untimely death, we discussed this "Eight-veils theory" for literally hours together - and in the end, Don asked me to write a piece about this for his newspaper, "The Idaho Observer."
He did this, because I had shared much of my research with Don, and we together came to the conclusion that in reality, there were actually NINE veils placed on the human soul (i.e. intelligence), and that spiritual progression and thus a full knowledge of TRUTH would require the piercing of these Nine Veils.
I joked with Don that this topic would take an entire edition of The Idaho Observer, and then it would only scratch the surface. That was one of Don's editorial talents - taking a complex story and compressing it to a more readable format.
In memory of Don Harkins, here is the writing we discussed, in as compressed a format as possible.
WHY NINE VEILS INSTEAD OF EIGHT
Any dedicated seeker of truth eventually stumbles upon the incredible symmetry and structure of mathematics, which is especially true in fractal geometry involving the integers 1-9.
For a most basic example, just take a look at these nine equations:
(1 x 8) + 1= 9
(12 x 8) + 2 = 98
(123 x 8) + 3 = 987
(1234 x 8) + 4 = 9876
(12345 x 8) + 5 = 98765
(123456 x 8) + 6 = 987654
(1234567 x 8) + 7 = 9876543
(12345678 x 8) + 8 = 98765432
(123456789 x 8) + 9 = 987654321
Amazing, isn't it?
I find it very interesting, furthermore, that all of the great philosophers in history such as Archimedes, Copernicus, Socrates and DaVinci all were mathematicians first and foremost.
I submit that everything from biblical prophecy to DNA strands are built and based on quite simple mathematical formulas and patterns - but I am getting ahead of the story, for understanding the role of mathematics is in itself one of the nine hidden veils.
Consider also the so-called "mystery schools" of antiquity...
In shadowy temples in Sumer and Babylon - the Kabala showed the way to the ultimate "Holy of Holies" - the re-veil-a-tions (revelation, i.e. the parting of the veils) of life, the creation, of God and when embraced in honor and truth, the very Origins of Man.
This involved systematically piercing and embracing 9 levels of understanding or "Truth Plateaus" before finally entering "Nirvana" (or the ultimate unity with God) as depicted in modern "tracing boards".
Like a giant Sudoku Puzzle board, the human experience we call life truly revolves around the numbers 1-9 in so many remarkable ways. Everything has a place in the system, and everything fits neatly and precisely in the eternal grid of time and space.
This then, is but one definition of Truth - hidden, arcane knowledge that fits completely in the mathematical grid called logic.
WHY CAN'T PEOPLE SEE THE TRUTH?
This question is best answered by Don Harkins' wise words written in 2001:
"Over the last several years I have evolved and discarded several theories in an attempt to explain why it is that most people cannot see truth - even when it smacks them in the face.
Those of us who can see "the conspiracy" have participated in countless conversations amongst ourselves that address the frustration of most peoples' inability to comprehend the extremely well-documented arguments which we use to describe the process of our collective enslavement and exploitation.
The most common explanation to be arrived at is that most people just "don't want to see" what is really going on.
Extremely evil men and women who make up the world's power-elite have cleverly cultivated a virtual pasture so grass green that few people seldom, if ever, bother to look up from where they are grazing long enough to notice the brightly colored tags stapled to their ears.
The same people who cannot see their enslavement for the pasture grass have a tendency to view as insane "conspiracy theorists" those of us who can see the past the farm and into the parlor of his feudal lordship's castle.
Finally, I understand why.
It's not that those who don't see that their freedom is vanishing under the leadership of the power-elite "don't want to see it" - they simply can't see what is happening to them because of the unpierced veils that block their view.
All human endeavors are a filtration process. Sports are one of the best examples.
We play specific sports until we get kicked off the playground. The pro athletes we pay big bucks to watch just never got kicked off the playground. Where millions of kids play little league each spring, they are filtered out until there are about 50 guys who go to the World Series in October.
Behind the first veil: There are over six billion people on the planet. Most of them live and die without having seriously contemplated anything other than what it takes to keep their lives together.
Ninety percent of all humanity will live and die without having pierced the first veil."
Indeed it can be said that less than 1% of the world's 6 billion humans ever pierce all nine veils, and it would appear that even this small minority is ever-shrinking.
In order to keep the "virtual pasture" green, the global elite also successfully bribe many who have pierced multiple veils, in order to misdirect others who may be approaching truth in many areas. I call this simply intellectual prostitution - selling the birthright of Universal Truth for a worthless mess of pottage.
The gilded glitz of wealth, fame and social elevation have seduced many a gifted intellectual.
With full credit given to Don Harkins, here now are the newly updated "Nine Veils".
The first veil:
Ten percent of us will pierce the first veil and find the world of politics.
We will vote, become active and develop an opinion. Our opinions will be shaped by the physical world around us; we will have been "conditioned" from our days in public education to accept that government officials, network media personalities and other "experts" are the primary voices of authority.
Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the third veil.
The second veil:
Ten percent of us will also pierce the second veil to explore the world of history, the relationship between man and government and the meaning of self-government through constitutional and common law.
Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the third veil.
The third veil:
Ten percent of those who pierce the second veil, will eventually pierce the third veil to conclusively find that the resources of the world, including people, are controlled by extremely wealthy and powerful families whose incorporated old world assets have, with modern extortion strategies, become the foundation upon which the entire world's economy is currently indebted.
Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the fourth veil.
The fourth veil:
Ten percent will then pierce the fourth veil to discover the Illuminati, Freemasonry, and the other secret societies.
These societies use symbols and perform ceremonies that perpetuate the generational transfers of arcane knowledge that is used to keep the ordinary people in political, economic and spiritual bondage to the oldest bloodlines on earth.
Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the fifth veil.
The fifth veil:
Ten percent will progress to pierce the fifth veil to learn that the secret societies are so far advanced technologically that time travel and interstellar communications have no boundaries and controlling the very thoughts and even the very actions of people is what their members do as offhandedly as we tell our children when they must go to bed.
As in the days of Noah, this technology is even creating synthetic life forms, as man seeks to displace God.
Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the sixth veil.
The sixth veil:
Ten percent will progress to pierce the sixth veil where we learn the dragons and lizards and aliens we thought were the fictional monsters of childhood literature are real indeed and are in reality the actual controlling forces behind the secret societies uncovered in the fourth veil.
Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without piercing the seventh veil.
The seventh veil:
Ten Percent will progress to pierce the 7th veil where the incredible world of fractal geometry and the universal law of numbers will be fully understood and embraced.
The creative force of the entire universe will be shown to be linked to numerical code formulas and sequences, and all "mysteries" including the very fabric of time, space, parallel universes, and access therein is unlocked.
Those whose intellects allow them to pierce the seventh veil often succumb to the lure and promise of massive wealth offered by the ruling elite, and thus over ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without piercing the eighth veil.
The eighth veil:
Piercing the eighth veil reveals God and the pure energy known as LOVE that is the pure life force in all living things - which are one and the same.
Deep-seated Humility is needed in order to ever pierce this veil.
The ninth veil:
Piercing the ninth veil means perfecting the pure energy known as love and thereby becoming truly one with God and his formulations.
By perfecting this pure energy, one then fully embraces charity and therein gains full understanding of the universal plan; life itself then becomes complete and one truly comes full circle and looks at the world through the eyes of an innocent child, yet with the deepest wisdom born of pure LOVE from the eighth veil.
If this theory is correct, there are only about 60,000 people on the planet who have successfully pierced the sixth veil.
The irony here is too incredible: Those who are stuck behind veils one through five have little choice but to view the people who have pierced the veils beyond them as dangerously insane.
With each veil pierced, exponentially shrinking numbers of increasingly enlightened people are deemed insane by exponentially increasing masses of decreasingly enlightened people.
Adding to the irony, the harder a "sixth or better veiler" tries to explain what he is able to see to those who can't, the more insane he appears to them. This truth is self-evident.
Moreover, institutions such as the venerable "Southern Poverty Law Center" are formed and financed by the ruling elite to effectively label many such awakened individuals "hate-mongers" and "terrorists".
OUR ENEMY, THE STATE
Behind the first two veils we find the great majority of people on the planet.
They are tools of the state:
Second veilers are the gullible voters whose ignorance justify the actions of politicians who send untold millions of first veilers off to die in foreign lands as cannon fodder - their combined stations in life are simply to believe that the self-serving machinations of the power-elite are matters of national security and are worth dying for.
Third, fourth, fifth and sixth veilers are of increasing liability to the state because of their decreasing ability to be used as tools to consolidate power and wealth of the many into the hands of the power-elite few.
It is common also, for these people to sacrifice more of their relationships with friends and family, their professional careers and personal freedom with each veil they pierce.
Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945), author of "Our Enemy, the State" (1935), explained what happens to those who find and embrace the final two veils:
"What was the best that the state could find to do with an actual Socrates and an actual Jesus when it had them? Merely to poison one and crucify the other, for no reason but that they were too intolerably embarrassing to be allowed to live any longer."
As Don Harkins has written:
"And so now we know that it's not that our countrymen are so committed to their lives that, "they don't want to see," the mechanisms of their enslavement and exploitation.
They simply "can't see" it as surely as I cannot see what's on the other side of a closed curtain."
The purpose of this essay is threefold:
To help the handful of people in the latter veils to understand why the masses have little choice but to interpret their clarity as insanity;
To help people behind the first two veils understand that living, breathing and thinking are just the beginning and;
Show people that the greatest adventure of our life is behind the next veil because that is just one less veil between ourselves and God. (I would say 'The Highest Vibration')