The unconscious is only unconscious to the mind. This is because the mind is an effect of the unconscious, and an effect is unable to realise the source of its own intelligence. The unconscious is the stationary realm of existence, a place of silence where nothing ever moves. To have conscious access to the unconscious, the mind must surrender its position that wants to know. To know something in relation to the truth of life creates tension and the need to know more. The unconscious is utterly inaccessible to thought or intellectual reason but is reached in stillness and love, which is the finest intelligence in existence.
The unconscious, although unknowable to the mind, has two fundamental drives with which we’re all familiar in our own experience: these are the energies of sex and death. At the level of the unconscious, sex is really love and an aspect of divine purity and grace. However, as a result of the corruption of life on earth over the millennia, when love now arises into existence it must pass through the degenerative forces of the human psyche. The effect is registered by the human mind as a coarse vibratory energy which is usually converted into erotic imagery and the need for sexual release. Only in the transformation of sex and the purification of the self can love be restored to its original purity.
The death energy originates in the unconscious as the idea of creation; there’s no death in the creation only everlasting life. Inherent in life in its purity is the deathless state, which is the instinctual knowledge of immortality. Of all the species, only the human animal interprets this energy as a negative presence, feared universally as death of the body and the cessation of all that can be known. It’s the fear of death which creates the delta of sub-effects from which every disorder affecting the behaviour and actions of human beings originates. The unconscious effects of sex and death produce the human condition, which is the global disease of unhappiness and the deep mistrust of the sanity of the world.
The guardian level to the unconscious is the subconscious – the depository of human ignorance and pain, in addition to the more noble and altruistic endeavours towards the betterment of the human race. The depth of perception that an individual reaches within the subconscious is determined by self-knowledge, which is the virtue of the living life. This is retained as an enlightenment point at the nucleus of the brain. The light varies significantly in everybody from shimmering brilliance to a glimmer of its true potential. In the approach to the unconscious, it’s necessary to retrace with intelligence and a sense of reverence to God or life back through the emotional attachments of the personal self. What’s remarkable is that whenever the self is transcended, such as when in love or attuned to the wellbeing within the body, we’re in touch with the unconscious. Then, distance as time and separation from the state of being is bridged and the divine connection is made.
Existence is structured in such a way that everything in the external world parallels the inner reality and higher realms of mind: everything to exist has its origin in the unconscious. From a cosmic perspective, the distance from the earth to the moon symbolises the subconscious, the space of life after death representing the mortal identification with life forms in varying degrees of attachment. Beyond the moon is the unconscious, which is life beyond death and marks the point of no return on the inner journey of self-discovery. Although unbelievable to the mind, the unchangeable real universe is within the body of each of us and is sometimes realised in meditation as the vastness of life and the earth’s cosmic isolation in space. In my realisation of this state of supreme aloneness, I perceived immediately the immeasurable beauty of the planet in its supernal state of consciousness, aligned with all the other planets as a unity of spiritual principles.
The purpose of life on earth is to realise the truth of the unconscious and to bring that extraordinary power of original knowledge into the sensory realm; this is the impulse behind every conceivable action in the objective world. Unfortunately, in the pursuit of delving into the mysteries of nature and the sciences, except in rare instances the focus has been on the formal understanding of the physical phenomena with little, if any, direct experience of the psyche within the individual man or woman. Even the pioneering work of Freud and Jung, despite shedding light on aspects of human nature and effects of the unconscious, proved inconclusive and spawned endless debate and intellectual theories.
The key to it all is knowledge without knowing, the next phase of human evolution. Given the will and devotion, when the focus of intelligence on inner space reaches a particular depth, all questions which arise from separation from the Source disappear. What remains is the knowledge without needing to know, since all is implicit in the being of that unknowable reality.