I really appreciate this latest Planetary Message from the Hathors that discusses the characteristics of successively higher dimensions and the distinction between unity and interconnectedness. For Tom’s comments on the message, see his website.
P.S. I’m starting to listen to the Aethos Sound Meditation in preparation for the World Meditation on November 4th.
The Aethos and Non-dual States of Consciousness
A Hathor Planetary Message Through Tom Kenyon
September 20, 2012
In this message we wish to discuss some of the significant relationships between manifest reality and non-dual states of consciousness.
Mind and Consciousness
Before we proceed, however, we would like to draw a distinction between the terms consciousness and mind as we use the words.
For us consciousness is transcendent to all phenomena and is not bound by neurological activity in your nervous system. Furthermore, consciousness is transcendent to both time and space, as you perceive them. And it is through the vehicle of your consciousness that you can travel through energetic vortices that lead outside the constraints of embodied existence.
Mind, as we use the term, refers to the sensory, mental and emotional experiences you have as a result of distinct changes in your nervous system. Indeed, as you read these words, you are creating their meaning through the agency of your physical brain and nervous system. You are creating the meaning of our words through the window of your mind, but this window is both created and constrained by the limitations of your nervous system.
Our messages are linguistically coded, and at various locations in the syntax (order) of our communications there are vortices — wormholes — through which you can temporarily transcend your mind and enter into the infinite mystery of consciousness.
How We View Higher Dimensions
In our experience of ourselves, we exist within multiple dimensions of consciousness, and depending upon our level of personal evolution we manifest in the fourth through the twelfth dimensions. Through the ninth dimension we can alternate between our anthropomorphic form, which is humanlike in appearance, or our light body.
As we shift into the 10th dimension all connections to our anthropomorphic form dissolve. We become, for all intents and purposes, geometric light forms. As we progress in our own personal evolution we can express ourselves through the 10th, 11th and 12th dimensions in a multitude of ways.
Each progression upward in consciousness brings with it a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of all beings and all aspects of the cosmos. The odd paradox of existence becomes clearly apparent as we enter into the 10th Dimension.
Interconnectedness and Non-duality
We are sharing this information because something similar occurs for you as you transit into the higher dimensions of your own being. In the 10th through the 12th Dimensions, awareness of interconnectedness expands, as does an awareness of non-duality—the Mother of All Things. This is, indeed, the paradox of consciousness we mentioned earlier, and it is one that has been addressed by some of your Perennial Philosophies.
For us, the attainment of non-duality is not the final destination but rather a cantilever to greater mastery and an understanding of how to create benevolent outcomes.
How We View Non-duality
In a non-dual state of consciousness we, like you, experience a disappearance of opposition. In non-dual states of consciousness, duality — as it is experienced in relative existence — disappears, and we enter into a great sense of centered awareness and serenity.
In the deepest states of non-duality there is only pure consciousness experiencing itself.
It is important to realize that non-dual states of consciousness are relative to the perceiver. Thus, if you experience non-duality through your heart chakra, you may very well experience impersonal love — a deep sense of cosmic connection.
Indeed, in this state of union between non-duality and the heart, you become infatuated, and for all intents and purposes, you fall in love with the cosmos. And in that paradox of the heart, you become the Beloved, and everything you see and witness is the Beloved as well.
While this is a beautiful state of consciousness, it is not pure non-duality. As you move upward into the higher chakras experiences of non-duality change. When you reside in the crown chakra, non-duality is experienced in its pure form — pure consciousness aware of itself. There is no sense of a personal self in these higher dimensions of non-duality.
The paradox of creation is that it unfolds from the purest states of non-duality into the most polarized states of existence. Thus, in your consciousness are the two seemingly conflicting states of relative existence (i.e., your embodied life in time and space) and non-dual states of consciousness in which all polarities and conflicts disappear.
Our perspective, as mentioned earlier, is that non-dual states of consciousness are cantilevers to greater mastery of creation and not the end point or the goal of evolution.
Interconnectedness vs. Oneness
It is here we feel it necessary to discuss an important distinction between interconnectedness and the concept of “oneness.” We do not view these two terms interchangeably. There are many different definitions of “oneness” upon the Earth, and so it is not possible to address all the subtleties and distinctions.
We will instead turn our attention to what we consider to be the fundamental distinction. Some persons believe that interconnectedness is the same as “oneness” and that as you enter higher states of consciousness and higher dimensions of being, you merge into a blob of light, in which all distinctions disappear. This is not our view.
Interconnection or interconnectedness is the recognition that all beings and all aspects of the cosmos are interrelated and at the same time beings have unique differences. These differences are fascinating and unique. Sometimes they are annoying, and sometimes they are enriching. But these differences are part of the tapestry of manifest reality, and they are not superfluous.
One of the difficulties we see with the concept of “oneness,” as currently propagated by some persons in the New Age and Personal Growth communities, is that the unique differences between people are denigrated and somehow because everything is “one,” appropriate energetic boundaries between individuals can be, and often are, disregarded. Furthermore, some individuals use this belief system (i.e., “oneness”) as an excuse to avoid personal accountability and responsibility. In our experience of ourselves through all dimensions we remain unique individuals, and the higher dimensions of our being do not obliterate our uniqueness but rather present greater opportunities for creation.
We now wish to share with you a means to access one of our greatest cultural treasures, what we call the Aethos (pronounced, AH-EE-THOS). The Aethos is a bandwidth of consciousness anchored in pure non-duality.
When a Hathor enters into the 10th Dimension there are many opportunities and ways of manifesting. Some of us choose to temporarily join a community of vibration. This community consists of individual Hathors in the 10th, 11th and 12th Dimensions. These individuals enter into non-duality by their own volition and choose to remain, for a period of time, in this vibration of consciousness for the benefit of other beings.
Most individuals remain temporarily in the Aethos, while a few show no signs of leaving. When a being enters into the Aethos all personal distinctions are set aside. A being that is in the Aethos has no name. All personal identity has been replaced by total immersion into non-duality. These beings “hold” this vibration of non-duality for the benefit of others because non-duality is the Mother of All Things and the underlying fabric of all existence.
To be in the presence of an Aethos is to be raised upward into non-duality.
Your experience of being with an Aethos will differ from another’s experience, based upon your own level of evolution and the issues in duality that you are facing.
But regardless of how complex or difficult your personal issues may be, being in the presence of an Aethos will elevate you, and that is why we are sharing this information at this time.
For some of you who are highly advanced, simply hearing the name Aethos, and understanding its non-dual nature, will be enough for you to move into communion with non-duality through this means.
Many people, however, would find such a path, or method, intrinsically difficult. And so we are offering a sound treasure to assist you. This Sound Meditation is an analog of the light realms where the Aethos resides.
The Aethos emits vibrations of light and these vibrations can be stepped down into the audible range of human hearing. Thus, what you will be hearing, when you listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation, is a translation of light into sound. It is the harmonic essence of the Aethos as it manifests in the 10th Dimension.
We suggest you experiment with listening to this unique sound treasure in various ways. The first way would be to listen to it with your full attention on the sound. Allow the sound to be the primary focus of your attention, and when your mind wanders bring it back to the sound.
The second way to listen would be with your focus of attention on your heart chakra in the center of your chest.
Then listen to it with awareness in your throat chakra.
Next, listen to it with your focus of attention in your Third Eye (Ajna), located between your eyes at the bridge of your nose.
And then, finally, listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation with your attention in your crown chakra at the top of your head.
Feel and sense the differences that arise when you listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation from these various chakras. Most of you will find that it feels more natural to listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation with your focus of attention in one of your chakras. This chakra is the focus we suggest you use when listening, in preparation for the sound meditation that will occur during the upcoming World Meditation.
The Evolutionary Intelligence Test
From our perspective one of the signatures of an evolved consciousness is the recognition of interconnectedness. This recognition is an evolutionary intelligence test and your species is in the middle of it. Humanity cannot continue to live, collectively, as it has done — living in the delusion that humans can plunder the Earth with no consequence to the Earth, to its myriad life forms or to humanity itself.
The World Meditation
The goal of the World Meditation is to add a vibrational quality to the emotional atmosphere of your planet.
You have an inherent right to do so because you are embodied in time and space, and because you are living temporarily upon this Earth. As a resident of this planet, you have a right to encourage benevolent outcomes.
The specific purpose of this World Meditation is to accelerate the collective human recognition of interconnectedness and a passage from the miasmas and delusions of humanity’s collective history into a new constellation of cultural beliefs that will serve to unfold humanity’s higher destiny. This will be done through the agency of your imagination — the power of your will and intention — joined with the creative potentials that reside in non-dual states of consciousness.
The date and time of this World Meditation will be November 4th between 3:00 and 4:00 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time). While the meditation will be global, the nexus point of the energetic will be in Seattle, Washington during the final hour of a Hathor Intensive we are calling The Art of Seeding New Realities.
For the duration of this meditation, the Aethos will enter into the space that will be created by those attending the Intensive. And from this nexus point, the Aethos will extend its energetic throughout the world to all those who have chosen to join us in this undertaking (The World Meditation).
It does not matter where on Earth you are physically located. Furthermore, while the formal meditation in Seattle will begin at 3:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM, the energetic generated by the Aethos will continue for twenty-five hours. In other words, the Aethos will continue to emanate its energetic from the 10th dimension to those individuals who have chosen to participate in the World Meditation from November 4th2012 at 3:00 PM PST to November 5th 2012 at 4:00 PM PST.
You can join the World Meditation anytime during this twenty-five hour period.
In point of fact, you can also enter into this specific meditation whenever you wish to “broadcast” the thought form of interconnectedness to humanity. As you collectively enter the more intensive phases of planetary transformation, those of you attuned to the reality of interconnectedness will “know” when it is propitious to send this thought form to your fellow humans through the agency of this particular meditation.
When undertaking this meditation, it is important to understand that you are not directly affecting the outcome of events, but rather you are “broadcasting” a benevolent thought form to the human collective. What individual humans choose to do, or not do, in relation to the realization of interconnectedness, however, is in the sovereign providence of each individual.
Furthermore, the Aethos does not and is, in fact, incapable of intervening into human consciousness. A human person must choose to enter into a vibratory alignment with the Aethos. In other words, the Aethos does not take actions. It simply emanates its nature, which is non-dual consciousness.
The Actual Meditation
During the meditation we suggest you begin by listening to The Aethos Sound Meditation for thirty minutes. During this phase, your focus of attention is in your heart chakra unless you intuitively sense that it would be better for you to place your attention in another chakra.
After listening to the Aethos Sound Meditation, simply be in silence with your awareness in your heart chakra (or another chakra you have chosen to work with). After a minute or so of focusing in your chosen chakra, imagine that some part of you (i.e. your KA or “etheric double”) rises above you wherever you are physically located on the Earth. Imagine and sense that this second you, which looks exactly like the physical you, floats to a position sixty miles above the planet, where you join hands with others all across the Earth who have joined in the meditation.
This joining of hands is a symbolic representation of the thought form we are calling “interconnectedness.” This is the recognition and the acknowledgement that all humanity is interconnected and that this interconnectedness exists simultaneously along side the unique differences of all individuals.
The one you may be joining hands with could very well live in a far distant area of the Earth from you. He or she may have a different view of reality. He or she may follow a different religion than you or follow no religion at all. The person you are holding hands with may be facing challenges very different than those you are facing, due to his or her location on the Earth and the culture he or she must conform to. And yet in spite of all these differences you are interconnected.
Joining you in this sea of interconnectedness will be the Devic kingdoms, the spirits of the Earth, the elementals, and the myriad life forms upon your Earth, as well as the Earth herself. For those of you who are aware of multiple dimensions you may very well experience a joining with intergalactic intelligences as well as with cosmic bodies, including the Sun and the Central Sun—the black hole that forms the center of your galaxy.
We realize that some of you reading this are so disheartened by the quality and the state of humanity you may find it difficult, if not impossible, to join hands with fellow humans. If you are one of these persons we suggest you join hands with the nature spirits, and you will, by this action, be adding to the potency of the transformation.
Preparation For The World Meditation
If you choose to join us in the World Meditation, we ask that you begin to work with The Aethos Sound Meditation on a regular basis. The purpose of this preparatory work is so that you become familiar with the states of consciousness produced in you by the Aethos.
If you are dealing with difficult issues in your life, we suggest you listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation at least once a day. This is to assist you to move into a different state of consciousness, and from this perspective your issues will decrease and/or your ability to deal with them will increase.
The net result of this is that you will be elevated, and we need as many elevated individuals as possible to join the World Meditation. Let us put this another way . . . if you are riddled with personal toxicity, work with The Aethos Sound Meditation every day, first for your own benefit and, secondly, for the world sangha (community).
You are, by the way, welcome to listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation and use it as a personal transformational tool even if you do not plan to join the World Meditation.
The Aethos Sound Meditation: Final Reflections
It is with pleasure and great expectation that we present to you The Aethos Sound Meditation. We trust that it will bring you a sense of serenity and a greater capacity to deal with the chaotic events of your world.
It is also our expectation that the Aethos will open a path to your own non-duality, and that, as a manifest creator-being, you will bring the two together — the uniqueness of your life and the power of non-duality.
May this union be a boon to you and to all your relations.
September 20, 2012
Note from Tom:
Note: If you choose to work with the 30 minute Aethos Sound Meditation, please download it to your computer and refrain from listening to it from our server. If too many people listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation from our server, at any given time, the server may crash—keeping others from being able to hear or download it. Please do not depend on listening to this sound meditation on our website on the day of the meditation. The server will not be able to “serve” everyone. Download it before the day of the meditation.
Important Note: Do not listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation in situations requiring alertness such as driving a car or while operating machinery.
Do not plan to listen to this from our site on the day of the meditation. You must download it ahead of time and be ready.