Continuity of consciousness
the Master –, through Benjamin Creme
Within humanity today a growing number of people are achieving continuity of
consciousness and are thus retaining the experiences of the sleep state. This makes for faster evolution as no time
is lost in waiting for the filtering down of information to the brain to take place. It also ensures the reception
of more accurate information leading to more correct action and results.
This is the way forward for
humanity. Until now, the break in consciousness between the waking and sleeping states has proved an obstacle to
large scale advance. More than anything else, it has kept humanity in ignorance of the true nature of reality, and,
consequently in superstition and fear.
Nearly a third of life is spent asleep and much information is given
and received during that period. Many are the experiences which may be had and known, enriching the life of every
individual. Never before, on a large scale, has the opportunity been present for a gradual shift in consciousness to
take place. Already, a large group stands ready to achieve this continuity, lacking only the practical techniques
for its achievement.
Soon, steps will be taken to make more known and available the information already given
on the subject. Much has been imparted which awaits study and application; few, today, realize the treasure-chest of
instruction which has been recorded and published.
Mental polarization is the key to this achievement.
Correct alignment of the astral and physical bodies provides the basis on which mental polarization can gradually be
built. This achieved, continuity of consciousness naturally unfolds. There are, of course, degrees of this
achievement and the process covers a considerable period of time.
Much has been written about the need for
spiritual detachment. This quality most readily provides the field for the correct interpretation of phenomena and
information carried over from the sleep state. Otherwise, despite continuous consciousness, much distortion can
Spiritual detachment results from decentralization. Through service and correct meditation, the
orientation of the disciple shifts from his limited self to the not-self. This begets a state of divine indifference
in which desire subsides and the true inner man can appear.
With his appearance, the way is open for
continuity of consciousness to begin. Safely, the out-of-body experience can be correctly registered and known, and
a new chapter opened in the life of the disciple. The halls of Learning or of Wisdom become his conscious fields of
knowledge, depending on his level on the Path.
So far, we have discussed only the continuity of consciousness
between the sleep and waking states. A further expansion of awareness awaits the disciple who can bridge the gap
between the two great areas of experience to which we give the names of life and death.
Life alone exists.
Death is but the name for another level of experience of life, continuous and unbroken except for man's limited
consciousness. The time is coming in which the experience we call death, the intervening period, and the return to
outer manifestation will be recalled in full consciousness by the man. Then will man lose the fear of death and reap
the harvest of the inner planes of knowledge and bliss in total awareness of his true identity as a Son of God.
From the November 1987 issue of Share
The Master – is a senior member of the
Hierarchy of the Masters of Wisdom; His name, well-known in esoteric
circles, is not yet being revealed for various reasons. Benjamin Creme is in
constant telepathic contact with this Master Who dictates His articles to