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Monitor Responds to My Questions about Readers as Avatars

November 6, 2017

[Note: The following is a transcript of a phone communication between Gabriel Hartley and the multidimensional collective entity known as Monitor, channeled by Harvey Grady in Sedona, Arizona.]

Book Acts as Connection between Reader and Writer

GABRIEL:    For the highest good of all beings and in the Golden Light of Grace:

ceremonyI was hoping that you could comment on the shift in my perspective that occurred just days before my stroke in August, which turned my focus to what I am calling Avatarism.

As I was writing about Leslie Marmon Silko’s book Ceremony, I was led to develop the understanding that the reader serves as an avatar for the spirits mentioned in the book, and I realized that this pointed to a new notion of readerly relations to a book. In the terms of Silko’s book, the reader becomes the medium by means of which Spiderwoman tells her story and thereby creates the cosmos and heals this world. We each have this responsibility for carrying out the divine recreation.

On the next day, more or less, I had my stroke. Since then I have seen this call to Avatarism in the early Christian Gnostic notion of epinoia; the Sufi notion of Creative Imagination; Buddhist Kalachakra tantra; shamanic shape-shifting; Pentecostal notions such as serving as the temple of the Holy Ghost; and the Bailey/DK notion of the Reappearance of the Christ.

The call to avatarism, then, seems to be a call to identify with and seek to manifest in body, word, and action—by means of divine imagination—the expressions of divinity that call to us. This all excites me to the core as I imagine how it relates to my future academic work and my own spiritual development more generally.

Am I understanding this call correctly? What else do I need to know? What do I need to do? And is this insight related in any way to my stroke?

MONITOR:   We find that your High Self is guiding you step-by-step through a learning process that requires that you implement insights. The entire process places you in an advanced position of understanding the mechanisms of creativity and communication.

Your methodology expands with that added clarity. Your role as a teacher is at the point of blossoming. You have greater access to Higher Consciousness and may draw upon its wisdom, and you may also express the values of deeper insight into the processes of your teaching.

superconsciousWe agree with the concept that you describe as the mechanism of avatar, which we regard as the ability to replicate on a lower level of manifestation the qualities and capabilities available on a higher level of consciousness. The reader is invited to become an avatar.

The reality of communication conveyed by a written book needs to be considered. When a person reads the words on paper or electronic screen, the words of human language trigger certain areas of activity within the physical and etheric brains. On that level, the mechanisms of communication multiply. They involve stimulation of the four bodies of the personality that mimics the action or experience of a personality.

For example, if you describe the subject of your book’s experiences in achieving higher states of consciousness and insight, the reader is invited not only by the words in the book but also by direct communication between your High Self and Subconscious Selves and the reader’s equivalents. That communication is often unrecognized. The words in a book rely upon human language, yet the essence of what a book offers is presented by the level of consciousness of the writer and what the writer is able to manifest from higher levels of consciousness, such as those of the High Self and Soul.

The book acts as a connection between reader and writer, and that connection has far greater depth than is commonly recognized. When you consider your intention of offering to the reader the experiences of the subject of your book, you also are in communication with her. That communication occurs High Self to High Self and Subconscious Selves to equivalent Subconscious Selves within you.

telepathyYou draw upon that level of communication and find it helpful at times to revise some of the words you have written. As you reread a draft of your words, you communicate not only with the woman you are writing about but also with your High Self and Soul, as well as Spirit Teachers. As Monitor, we have also been engaged in that process.

Understand that the act of communication by words and even by speaking engages those deeper levels of being. Each reader or observer becomes engaged on superconscious and subconscious levels. Your intentions as the writer direct the emphasis. In most human writing, the emphasis lies mainly upon the subconscious level of experience.

Many writers are motivated to add some point of elevation in their communication, where they may invoke a transcendental feeling within the reader. That transcendental experience occurs when the High Self or Soul or Spirit Teacher level of communication takes place within the reader.

As you process this information, we encourage you to seek refinement of it. We have limited time today. We intend what we have shared to be an invitation to you to explore those dimensions. For example, we suggest a process where you take a portion of your writing, say one paragraph, and ask your High Self to comment upon your Subconscious Selves that were engaged.

mindAs you communicate with those Subconscious Selves, primarily Male and Female Selves, you may learn their viewpoint, their interpretation of the information they received from the Subconscious Selves of the woman the book is about. At that level of view, you can better understand how your Subconscious Selves have participated in that communication and how they have colored it based upon their own experiences.

You may then ask your High Self to introduce a refinement from your High Self’s perspective of information that may perhaps reduce the coloring introduced by Subconscious Selves. We ask you to realize that often the Subconscious Selves’ coloring of information they have received from the subject of the book may also be of value. If its value is motivational to the reader, you may wish to retain what that coloring evokes in the reader.

If you find that the coloring limits the reader’s response, you may wish to ask the High Self to collaborate with the Subconscious Self that has added the limited value coloring so that it may achieve more universal scope.

The exercise we suggest will help you better understand the process of communication that you have engaged in. As you allow that understanding to digest within you, you may utilize some additional techniques in your writing.

We shall stop at that point. We see that your role as a teacher is now expanding. It does not mean that you [should] do something bizarre, but rather utilize sensible procedures that you incorporate into your writing to make it more powerful for readers. In doing that, you also encourage a wider reception of what you read. In other words, more books will sell because the High Self of your personality conveys to High Selves throughout the planet the value of the writing you have performed.

 

 

THE MANATAKA LESSONS ON THE CAUSAL PLANE

By Gabriel Hartley

October 5-7, 2015

Last Tuesday night (September 30, given that it was after midnight) and again this Tuesday night (October 7) I was awoken at about 3 a.m. and spent a little time tossing and turning in bed before I decided to get up and converse with the spirits who woke me up. I went into the yoga room, sat on my meditation cushions, and did my tuning-in Pranayama, what I call the Kyy Breath. Almost instantaneously I saw and felt the presence of some new beings whom I had never consciously met before. So after grounding myself in the Golden Light of Grace and the Highest Good of All Beings, I joined them in conversation.

FORGING UNITY AMONG THE BODIES AND PLANES OF EXISTENCE

As usual in these kinds of spirit encounters, I felt the electrical charge of the merging of our Mental Bodies. Yet with these beings that charge was many times more powerful than my normal experience. And in many ways this experience itself was the content as well as the effect of their message to me.

They began by having me focus on the intensity of this super-charged connection, relaxing as it surged throughout every fiber of my body—or, more appropriately, bodies. For my physical body was not the source of these feelings but simply the last layer of resonance. What I quickly learned was that in this moment my Physical, Etheric, Astral, Mental, and Causal Bodies were simultaneously engaged in this charged merger of their bodies with mine. And this experience of my Causal Body, which to my memory was the first time ever for me on a conscious level in this lifetime, became the focus of the entire message.

image002Before going into more detail about these body mergers and charges, however, I thought it important to find out who they were and what their intentions were. When I asked, they immediately told me that they were known as the Manataka and—as many other a being has done—told me that I could look them up later on Google if I wished to, but I might not find much there.

I should mention here that I was receiving a lot of this information through various means other than through conscious verbal telepathic communication (although there was plenty of that, too). Much of what I “heard” or “saw” was presented to me in energetic bundles. I can only compare these bundles to warm, almost-molten balls of wax that carried immense amounts of information being released as the wax balls melted into my energy body and then spread throughout my other bodies. I realized then that the electric sensations I had felt during our Mental Body mergers were themselves transfers of dense charges of information. In other words, while I could actually “hear” them in their telepathic linguistic gestures, at least ten times as much information was simultaneously “melting” into my system.

I then came to understand through means that I cannot describe that they were beings who in part are associated with the North American continent’s river systems. I could see them hovering like a spirit fog just feet above the Missouri River as it winds its way through the state of Missouri on its way to the Mississippi River. I asked them if they were responsible for the flow of traffic in and over these river systems and they said yes, but not in the exclusive way that that might sound. In other words, they are not the only ones responsible for such traffic and at the same time they are responsible for far more than simply river traffic. In fact, they oversee the coordination of the efforts of other classes of beings who themselves oversee the atmosphere (such as the Matakin), the subterranean realms (such as the Kachinas), and the surface of the planet itself. In some way that I don’t yet understand, their work as conductors of all of these strands of energy and information takes place primarily through the energetic streams of the rivers, and especially through the river vortex systems located at all conjunctions of other rivers and streams.

After telling me about their relationship to the energetic expressions of the planet’s geographical systems (such as rivers, underground channels, atmospheric passages, and much more), the Manataka then turned my attention to my own bodies. They explained that there is an important parallel structure that marks both the planetary and the individual system of bodies. In other words, the question of proper alignment of Mental to Astral to Etheric to Physical Bodies involves the relationship between individual beings and the planetary being at large. If humans are out of alignment, to a certain extent so is the planet.

RISING INTO THE CAUSAL PLANE

After letting this parallel between human and planetary bodies sink into my consciousness, they began demonstrating this individual-planetary alignment by having me focus my attention simultaneously on the physical plane of the planet and the physical plane of my own body. I could feel in my own body the physical flows that they were engaging the planet; I could feel in my own energy body the etheric flows that they were engaging the planet; I could feel in my own astral body the astral flows that they were engaging the planet; and I could feel in my own mental body the mental flows that they were engaging the planet. And, most importantly, my conscious bodily experience of these individual/planetary alignments was in itself the synchronization of my own causal body and the causal body of the planet. This conscious experiential harmony of individual and planetary bodies is itself the causal body. In other words, the causal body involves the recognition from a higher plane of conscious experience the total integration of the part-to-whole expression of the planet as experienced, for example, through us (as through any being who arrives at such a higher level of consciousness).

At this point I realized that before now I had had no real idea what the term “causal” might refer to. I simply understood it as a higher, more-rarefied level of energetic and conscious existence—which it is—but I had no idea how this higher level might come into being as an object of conscious understanding through this totalizing kind of energetic alignment. Now I knew the reality of this concept through my own deepest experience, which is what real knowledge is anyway. Abstract concepts are important way stations, but they do not rise one up onto a true plane of knowledge until they become concrete experiential concepts. In this way, G.W.F. Hegel was right on target in his Phenomenology of Spirit in his description of the dialectical process mocing from the Abstract to the Concrete.

The Manataka then drew my attention to the fact that this unifying multi-body energetic experience they had led me through was in fact a very important aligning exercise for humans to practice on a daily basis. With this totalizing causal encompassing relationship of bodies in mind, any physical activity could function as the vehicle for allowing this causal alignment to ground itself in all of our bodies. Qi gong, yoga, t’ai chi, hiking, swimming, and so on, when engaged from such a unifying perspective, each become a “proper” physical vehicle for manifesting the causal body in our conscious experience. And one very important end result is that through such multi-body exercises, we clear all of our various bodies of harmful energetic blockages. This is what disease is after all—an energetic block; and healing is the process of freeing this blocked energy back into its proper flow and circulation. The conclusion the Manataka left me with last week was that it is crucial that we keep all of our bodily, planetary, and cosmic circulatory, emanatory, and receptive channels cleared by engaging them on a daily basis.

As for the physical body, their suggestion was that we be sure to maintain a practice that includes bodily, respiratory, and mental exercises. In this way, we prevent systemic blockages of many different kinds and maintain the energetic equilibrium we were designed to engage.

THE MAHADEVAS AND THE YOGIC PLANE

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Image by Duane Carpenter

Last night, as the Manataka reiterated last week’s lesson for me, I learned that these beings are a class of Mahadevas, that is, a higher grade of devas, whose primary role is that of coordinator or conductor of the activities of all other beings in relation to the Causal Body of the planetary being. They suggested that they operate on the Buddhic Plane, but that for the moment I should continue to focus on the Causal Plane at this point in my conscious development and alignment.

The Manataka, I learned, are in league with the particular class of Elves who function as the overseers of planetary portals and with whom I have been working since my first night in our house three summers ago. In fact, last night’s “communicative event” began with the Elves making initial contact with me, confirming and validating the information I had received last week so that I could relax a bit more and take in the information I was about to receive on this night without the paranoiac blockages that rightly arise when I am not sure of the nature and intentions of the beings I am interacting with. Then the elves cleared the Elfin Portal of any encumbrances or distorting beings so that I could maintain a clear channel to the Manataka.

One further crucial element of the lesson for last night was my recognition that it can be helpful to see the Causal Plane as equivalent to what could be called the Yogic Plane. In this sense, the causal plane stages the conscious unity of the host of bodies I have been referring to here. And this higher mode of union is, after all, what the term yoga refers to. As such, the causal body itself serves as a portal bridging the lower and higher realms of being. The causal body is the hinge-point, the gateway through which we can pass as the causal body wraps all elements of the lower bodies into one yogic field staging our lift-off into the higher spheres of consciousness.

AFTERWORD

Following their advice, I did look the Manataka up on Google. I have found references to work done by others related to Manataka as a place name: the Place of Peace, the Sacred Mountain, and Valley of the Vapors. [See, for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1lKmmepoFA.] I have not had the chance as yet to work through this material and meditate on what if any direct connections I might find between these beings who identify themselves as the Manataka to me and this Sacred Mountain revealed to Lee Standing Bear Moore. I leave that for future exploration.

I have found, however, that everything the Manataka have told me is verified in many places on the internet. Again, I do not have the time as yet to lay these connections out other than to say that these finds through Google are very satisfying.

I welcome any comments and anecdotes that might clarify, strengthen, and expand upon the information I have received thus far. Thank you.

And thanks to the Manataka.

 

WORDS—FROM LIMITATION TO INFINITY

burning-cosmic-heart

It is only the clinging to our limited understanding of words that separates us when, in fact, we speak the same language of the heart.

“Heart” might just be one such word that needs to be nurtured in order to bloom in this earth under these heavens. Let your heart be the blossom that transcends all boundaries; let its name rise up from within you to embrace all that is.

Whatever word or name we choose for God, let that word wrap all in the luscious lap of infinity.