Sunday, October 2, 2011

Levels of Truth - By Enid Vien


"Levels of Truth." I chose that way of putting it because truth is something that has many different levels. We've heard people refer to "higher truth," and so on and so forth. And that's true. There are higher truths and there are lower truths.
There are the truths which we're all used to. That's where something is, what something is, who did what with what when. These are the levels of truth of the physical universe. Physical universe truths are all to do with motion. This is the world of motion. Like, who moved the object? With whom, when, with what motive, and where, and how many times? This is a low level physical universe type of truth.
Then there is a whole other layer of truth which is what the individual's personal idea of truth is. We've all heard the story of 10 people see an accident and there are 10 different stories? Yeah, there are 10 different stories and then there's what happened. Because what happened got filtered through their concept of truth, their level of truth.
When a being is very enmeshed in the physical universe, the physical level of truth is all that he sees. So he will not be seeing very much more than, who moved the object. Now, I don't think anybody would be here unless we were interested in a higher level of truth than that. So, we get into a peculiarity where there's our own universe, our own world, then there is the physical universe, the world we all share. And where we come into contact with our world to the physical universe, we look through and we see a combination of the physical universe and our own universe. It's true, but how true is it?
And way above that you get the level of truth where somebody is aware of the illusions of this universe as illusions and not truths, and then above that you have the person who's aware of his sovereign position helping to create this illusion. In between there are all kinds of levels of truth.
A person at joy of living is a person whose truth level is going to be pretty high. This person is seeing the universe pretty much as it is. Seeing the universe and seeing their own universe, but not confusing the two. As you go down a little bit, you find somebody in enthusiasm. Now his level of truth isn't quite so high. He colors things with his enthusiasm. It's still pretty good, still a pretty high level of truth. Down lower you get the person in interest. Everything's interesting. He is actually putting interest into things. He's actually placing it there. Then he's seeing the interest and saying, "Now that's true." And in anywhere from enthusiasm down in the emotional band, the person is actually seeing and dealing with the universe of motion and other beings, but he is adding to it at the same time.
Let's start at the bottom and move upwards. It's more fun that way. So down in the level of apathetic depression, the person is putting depression out into the universe, in his dynamis, in his life energy. He's putting it everywhere around him and then he looks at everything around him and it looks very depressing! How did it get to be so depressing? Because he made it that way. It doesn't necessarily look that way to anybody else. Somebody else may walk in and say, "Hey what a beautiful day!" And he goes, "What's good about it?" Or, "Glad somebody thinks so." The person is getting feedback from his own creation.
If you move up a little notch you'll find the person who's sad. The person is putting sadness into the world. He thinks the world is giving him sadness, but he is actually giving it to the world. So after he's sat there and emanated sadness for awhile, the very walls give him back sadness. And he gets a little confused about what's causing what. So obviously at these levels, the level of truth isn't very high.
The person who is fearful, emanating a tense and anxious energy, is going to not only perceive things to be frightened of, but is actually going to attract to him or her things that he actually should be frightened of. Because the nervous energy will tend to bring in other beings with nervous energy, and then they get a joint thing going. So now you have several people all putting the same thing into the universe. The universe didn't have it to begin with, they put it there, and then they saw it. This is very confusing to some people. Because it appears to be coming at them, they think they're victims of the universe and other people. Actually they're victims of themselves. So, immediately, you see, there's a number of untruths on the line for them. Anything they say is going to be somewhat untruthful. They don't mean to be lying, they just are. It's not deliberate. The person simply sees it that way, but he doesn't see that he's making it that way. So he thinks he's a victim. He thinks it's being done to him. The universe is a cruel and dangerous place and people are frightening.
As you move up into the more aggressive bands, you get the critical type of person who is not openly critical, but who's always sitting there thinking critical thoughts. The most beautiful girl in the world can walk in the room, and all that this person can see is that she had a face job. He doesn't say it. He's sitting there thinking it, though. A person like that can find something to criticize about anything, and will. And then, of course, sooner or later somebody's going to criticize that person. And then that person is going to criticize himself. So you get kind of a viscous circle here, criticism going round and round and round and round and round.
Okay, well let's take an example of that. Let us criticize, for example, that flower. "It's artificial." "Yeah, but it's pretty." "So what? It's artificial. No smell." So, one can criticize the unfortunate flower, or one can simply say, "That's an attractive piece of junk." There's a real difference in the attitude. One is more truthful. The other is simply putting an emotion, that critical emotion, into the flower.
Some people specialize in silent criticism. They look at you with an air of disapproval, and boy, do you get it. They don't have to say anything. They just have to look at you with that look. And you go, "Oh, God, what did I do now?" The person who's emanating this critical disapproving stuff thinks he's seeing things to disapprove of out here, but they're really inside. He's got it reversed. We're still in the reversal. It's still untrue, it's still back to front.
When you move it up a little notch in terms of power of dynamis, which is what this is all about, this particular set of attitudes, then you'll get to somebody who's actually angry, and aggressive. Now I'm talking here about chronic emotional bands. Yes, anyone can get angry. But somebody whose attitude is chronically angry and aggressive is emanating anger into the universe and saying "The universe is making me angry!" And he will find things to be angry about, and if he doesn't, they will find him. Which is what makes this difficult for him to spot, because it always looks as if there's some external cause. It always looks as if there is something doing it to him. You will find a person in that particular anger band reaching out to find things to get angry about. Reading an article with smoke coming out of his ears. He's seeking it. Because it confirms what he knows, which is that the universe is jolly well pissing him off. And he'll get plenty of confirmation.
Aggressive is just a little tad above anger, but it tends to swing into anger very quickly because the aggressive person is going to stir up any anger in other beings he can find. Just the emanation of that attitude, you can see it written all over certain people. It's aggressive. "Come on. Ya wanna fight?" The person doesn't have to say this. It just simply pours off. And anybody that does want to fight will be there.
And then above that level you get the level where the person is emanating disinterest. He can look at the most interesting movie, or the most fascinating book, or the most marvelous puzzle, and go, "I have nothing to do. I just can't get motivated. Nothing interests me." Okay, this is the crossover point, you see. This guy's complaining that the universe isn't doing it to him. It's the crossover point from "It's being done to me," to "Damn it, I wish somebody would do something to me." There's just not enough sensation. The person fails to notice that he's so busy emanating disinterest and boredom that he can't feel anything else coming in. This person actually has stronger dynamis at this level. Things aren't coming in on the person so much. He is actually affecting the universe more than the person in anger. His dynamis is not as jagged, but it is more pervasive, covers more territory. And it's very, very interesting to watch an angry man and a bored person come together. They kind of cancel each other out.
And above that of course we get into the band of conservatism. "Hold it still, don't let it change. Everything's fine the way it is. Yes, I know I'm not terribly happy, but I'm not terribly unhappy, either, and if I'm real careful and cautious they won't be able to do anything to me." This is conservatism. This is put your money in the bank, get your 5% interest, work at a job 9 to 5 preferably, but one that you hate. That's kind of in there, if you're going to be conservative, you have to have a job that you hate. It's mandatory. And you can't quit because you run your credit cards up. You buy a house and you go for the solid investments that everybody agrees are so solid. And eventually you retire, and 6 months later you die. That's conservatism. It's actually a more powerful emotional band than the ones below it. The person does survive. The person does get through life. But what is his end product at the end of it? His truth level is somewhat higher, inasmuch as he is not sitting there blaming the universe. He is able to do a few things in the universe still. He's able to create a very limited sphere and he has to control the edges very greatly because if he doesn't control the edges some truth might slip through that he's not ready for.
I have a friend who was talking about that the other day. He wrote a book, quite a good book, called Rich Dad Poor Dad, and it's basically teaching people what the rich fathers teach their children and what the poor fathers teach their children, and the effects of these ideas. Somebody was reading the book and got to the point where he was talking about investments. He was talking about conservatism, and the promotion. "Well, we're paying the bills," this whole attitude. "I'm working for this big corporation, and I'm going up to the top of the corporate ladder." He was talking about that has a ceiling on it. There's only so far you can go. And this man was reading it and got really pissed off and said, "Well what's wrong with a promotion?" Well of course there's nothing wrong with a promotion. That wasn't the point. But he got really defensive about it, because if he had fully understood the concept of selling your soul for a buck by doing something every day for your whole life that you detest, and never getting yourself into a position of freedom, if he had faced that he would have had to change. Heaven forbid that any of us ever change. He couldn't face the truth in it. But his level of truth, again, is mediocre. He's going to be probably very truthful about physical universe things, because the physical universe isn't really affecting him that much. He is licking it into a very orderly little shape, one that he can live with.
You move up, into interest, and now you see that the person is actually beginning to see what's there. He is putting interest in it, but he's saying, "Let me see that. Let me learn about that." His level of truth is higher, purer. He wants to know.
And I started off originally with the enthusiasm level. One of the troubles that people run into with enthusiasm is that they've failed to realize that they generate it themselves. They think, again, that "This is such a neat story," or "This is such a neat thing," and it knocks them to that degree off the center of their universe. Enthusiasm's a nice, nice level to be at, as long as you're using it, and it's not using you.
But we've all seen people go into wild enthusiasm over dippy schemes, and put all their money into some little business that's going to fold very quickly because it hasn't been thought through. They were just given a bill of goods by some good sales person and involved in it. Got involved in it because they were talked into it, and the talk was sufficiently interesting to them and was made to sound sufficiently seductive, that they fell in. The critical ones are the ones who tend to do that. Because they are so critical they know how it feels to pour sugar on the coat. They've made a science of it. And so the people at the higher emotional bands tend to fall for the ones in the critical band. In the critical band you'll find all manner of scams and schemes. These scams and schemes are the effort of the person in the critical band to get out of that band and become more successful. Unfortunately because to them the world is not a nice place to look at and they're convinced that other people are out to get em, so they've got to get em first, they'll come up with a lovely scheme. And I'm sure that everybody has run into at least one or more people at that level. People at that level try and prey on those who tend to be enthusiastic. Because they can use their enthusiasm to gain monetary advantage, or get in their pants, or get them to do something for them, or just generally manipulate the situation the way the person wants it to go. So down there is where the level of truth gets really rocky, because it's deceptive.
But I'm going to move us up again, up to the joy of living. Now even at that level, there is a level within a level. You have the person who's just having a very nice life, a very nice time. They're very joyful. Things look fine. But they're not necessarily aware of the spiritual side of life. They're just having fun. When you move to the more awake band of people, people who are somewhat enlightened, who have some awareness of themselves spiritually, when these beings get into the joy of living, they are doing it with a sense of self that is rather deeper than the person who's just having a good time. And here is where you get into a very high level of truth. See a person can be going through life and not be aware of themselves spiritually. Not be aware of themselves as anything more than a mailman, or you know, just a common Joe, or you know, a person whose wishes in life are nothing more than to be comfortable and get through life comfortably.
When you have somebody who's pretty much at the top of this band, wakes up to their spiritual nature, and really starts coming alive as a being, lots of times, when they wake up, they're here usually in apathy and or depression. "My God, I've been walking around like a zombie. That's depressing!" And then they start feeling sad for all the times that they missed out because they weren't awake. All the opportunities that went by.
And they start coming back up these levels, until eventually, with whatever work they are able to do, if they're able to find Dynamis Clearing they're a step ahead of the game. Because it's about the only thing I know that will actually help a person to get up these levels spiritually and still keep their sanity. It's easy to think you're going nuts when you wake up in an unenlightened world. And everyone is talking about things which make suddenly no sense to you. It's not very magical when you look around and see what is really being created, not very magical at all. We have to put some magic in it.
But, to do that, one has to have some idea of what one's doing because you can make a lot of messes as you start coming upscale spiritually. You start awakening to the true nature of this universe. You start seeing things as illusory. You are no longer able to buy into the little agreed upon spheres of existence. It's no longer okay with you to have for your future 2½ kids and a white picket fence. It starts becoming very strange. Your wishes and your desires change. It's no longer okay with you to be told that your children are going to be drafted and go to war and they'll probably be killed. All of a sudden you go, "Why am I agreeing to this?" So, by about that time, the awakened being hits anger. And he can get into a lot of trouble around that, because he's now got some horsepower, real horsepower.
If the being who has woken up is lucky enough to find dynamis clearing, he's got a chance of really achieving personal empowerment, personal sovereignty, and the things which beings want. Beings want lots of other things, too, but what's the biggest hunger a being has? It's to be fully themselves, fully empowered, able to assist in empowering others to be fully themselves and fully empowered. Beings want that. They want it so badly they can taste it. In many cases they want it so badly they can't even admit that they want it. So you find them dabbling around, looking for the right piece of crystal, or messing around with physical universe objects to try and see if they can't maintain that spark of awakening that they've had. It becomes a deep hunger, and there are many, many pathways which will lead them away from what they've already achieved.
No, folks, vitamins are very nice, food supplements are great, but they're not going to get you to enlightenment. They are not the answer to the hunger of the spirit. And I am not advocating not taking your vitamins. That's not the point. The point is that every aspect of life has its own goals, its own desire. The ultimate in peak physical health is a very nice goal, if you happen to be a body. It's a very nice goal to have a body in top, peak health. But that isn't opening the doors of perception. It isn't getting you to a higher level of truth.
Truth comes when you eventually get to the point where you realize each being, each of us, is truth. All the other stuff is just stuff that's been stuck to us, that we've stuck to ourselves, that we've emanated into the universe so that we could then experience the results of our own creation.
Many people start to awaken and they run around, trying to awaken other people. Big mistake. People wake up when the right chord is created for them. But they have to create it. You can't do it for them. So you'll find somebody who's woken up, they want to wake other people up because it's lonely, and because they can't quite tolerate having this viewpoint that is so different from the ones everybody around them has. It's a little painful, a little lonely, and they feel a little alien. So the trouble is that you cannot wake a sleeper before their time. They just go back to sleep.
And for many people when they do first wake up, they're madly looking for something that will explain to them what these new perceptions are. How to use these psychic abilities that are beginning to wake up. And unless they have somebody there to teach them, they're going to usually make some big mistakes.
When I had a group years ago, and I'd have trainee practitioners, we had what I called the "bird with the broken wing" syndrome. And I used to warn trainee practitioners: You're only allowed one at a time. Because birds with broken wings will break your wings. Work as much as you can with those who are closer to truth. Don't let your sympathies lead you astray. Because they will eat you, take your energy, suck you dry, and go on their way. Fair warning to new practitioners. Only one bird with a broken wing at a time. They're going to do it, so you can't forbid it. You can just minimize the damage.
So, as the being reaches further and further to complete empowerment, there are certain levels of truth along that way, too. In Dynamism's clearing practices, we first clear away the things that are overwhelming the person in life, and handle the psychic wounds which are causing the person to emanate distress into the universe, where the universe promptly mirrors it back. And as one goes up the line, the first major, major goal is personal sovereignty, the Game Sphere Program. Personal sovereignty is where the being is knowingly at the center of their own universe, being themselves fully, knowing they are an agent of infinity, and not some created object. Above that, the person starts to handle their spiritual connections, starts to look at their integrity as a being, becomes really whole, and then after that the person is really ready to start the Empowerment levels and move in on the levels of actually handling dynamis, creating with dynamis, creating effects with dynamis, actually beginning to manipulate the fabric of the universe, which is, at base, dynamis, anyway.
So, I look at the situations and the people that come. People come because they want their baggage cleared away. They want their baggage straightened out, and they want to be able to be in charge of things again for their own universe. This is usually the first thing that spurs the person to come into Dynamis Clearing. They feel that life has run away with them, and they'd like to get back on the bus. And of course, everything we do, every step of the way, is raising their level of truth. When you hear somebody telling you what a terrible run of luck they've had, and how the world has been doing it to them, and how terrible it is that all these dreadful things should be allowed to occur, you know you're listening to somebody who is not only lying to you, he is lying to himself. As the Celestine Prophesy said, there are no coincidences. I actually don't agree with that. I think there are coincidences, but there are very few of them. Very, very few of them.
When a being finally gets up to personal sovereignty, and starts operating fully as himself, there is a nifty little thing that comes into play, called serendipity. Serendipity is when a nice thing happens that you would have intended to happen if you'd ever thought of it. That's serendipity. It's serendipitous--the universe just sort of delivered it in your lap. It's part of the magic of being yourself. It's all that is. Because now you're emanating clean, pure dynamis into the world, and there's no reason for the world to mirror anything back at you other than clean, pure dynamis, the stuff of life itself. Boy, does that say it all!
Enid Vien is the founder and author of the philosophy of Dynamism; the study of Life Energy. Blending Eastern and Western philosophies with a large wooden spoon, her writings are a humorous and pithy stew of metaphysics and common sense. Born and educated in England, ordained in 1964, Enid prefers to use no honorifics and is not affiliated with any particular denomination. She has been a student of Humanity throughout her life and has studied most major religions and philosophies in her ongoing quest for understandable truths.
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