Aug. 16, 2012
This article is part of a series in creating a global conversation around the events transpiring on the planet. (1) A global conversation is a conversation that’s addressed to the entire human race. Sooner or later we’ll need to speak to each other in that context. This is the time to begin.
Perhaps here I can be permitted a few words on my view of what it means to be human.
I’m not an anthropologist but I began my career as a cultural historian. Nonetheless this is meant as a commonsensical discussion and not one that’s somehow scholarly or academic.
What does it mean to be human? Believe it or not, human beings can achieve that level of evolution by different paths. David Wilcock described some of them:
“The human body shows up in the galaxy on every planet where life can form. It’s a natural evolution. Some might get there by an insect; some might get there by a lizard; some might get there by mammals like we do; some might get there by cetaceans; some might get there even by vegetation, apparently.” (2)
Even though humans can be mammalian, reptilian, or even plant-based, the humans around our planet at the present time are all of the same mammalian genetic makeup as we are; in fact they’re our ancestors, the races that first populated the Earth.
The basic human form is known as the Adam/Eve Kadmon template and is best represented in Leonardo’s drawing (above) or the Voyager Plaque (below). That template is upright, bipedal, bilaterally symmetrical, with stereoscopic vision located on the front of the face, arms, legs, opposable thumbs, a brain with hemispheres, etc.
The form is human, but the soul divine. The soul is at a level of evolution called being human. As the saying goes, we are not humans having a spiritual experience but spirits having a human experience. We’re immortal and live many lives, only some of them as humans.
The physical human form has certain aspects: the biological, cultural, emotional, and spiritual. The biological aspect centers around the need to eat, drink, breathe, sleep, procreate, clothe ourselves, etc. These needs are only associated with the Third Dimension. On higher dimensions, our needs are fewer and our means of satisfying them don’t depend as much on work. We share this 3D level of existence with animals, but we satisfy our needs in a peculiarly human way, through the use of culture and tools.
The cultural aspect relates to the fact that we traffic in ideas. Culture = ideas. To create an idea that can be communicated, we bestow meaning on symbols, freely and arbitrarily. This tall wooden thing before me I think I will call a “tree.” (Non, non, un “arbre.”) This barking animal I will call a “dog.” (Non non, un “chien.”) With ideas, we communicate and dream, rehearse and remember. We get the idea, make believe, and pass the word along.
When I was a cultural historian, I used to say that culture was an organization of ideas, manifest in act and artifact, though consisting of neither, by means of which we think, respond and take purposive action. We live in a world of ideas, whether animals do or do not. (Some say they do.)
There is an emotional aspect to us which builds on both biology and culture. We respond emotionally to our body’s needs and urges and to our thoughts and actions. We respond emotionally to others. We even respond emotionally to our dreams and fantasies. We love and hate, desire and reject, lean towards and away from. We’re repulsed and inspired, jubilant and depressed, encouraged and discouraged. And we then we double back and have thoughts about our emotions.
The spiritual aspect builds on the cultural and emotional, beginning with the power to make an object of ourselves. Taking cognizance of ourselves we term “self-consciousness.” It was a huge innovation. We can make of anything an object and end up making one of God as well.
As we expand our consciousness more and more, moving towards the event for which all life was created (enlightenment), we move ever closer to transforming God from an object into the one and only Subject. We’ve moved from self-consciousness to Self-Realization, using object-consciousness to reach consciousness without an object.
These processes are what all of us humans share. If we want to take a human perspective rather than an American or a Catholic or a Republican one, then we’ll be looking at what we are and do relative to our biological, cultural, emotional, and spiritual selves and others.
We haven’t been speaking about these before now – not commonly. Certain scholars do, but not the mass of society. We’ve been speaking about Presidential candidates, the pound sterling, and housing prices. We’ve been speaking about the Vatican, and Burma, and space shuttles. Always we take the partial view, the specific view, the named and unique perspective. Always we focus on differences.
But we’re being obliged to become aware of ourselves as a planet by the guests who are coming to dinner. If we’re talking about Pleiadians and Arcturians, how can we not think about terrestrials? We’re suddenly finding that we need to know more about ourselves, even as we attempt to know more about them. We can see that the galactics are studying us. Just get yourselves onto Ellie Miser’s distribution list. Ellie is a conscious Pleiadian starseed who studies us like an anthropologist.
They’re studying us. We’re studying them. Now we must also study us. We have to survey us, take stock of our credits and debits, surpluses and insufficiencies, gifts and weaknesses.
As I said in an earlier article, in regard to the work that needs to be done between now and the end of the year, primarily what we address is “problems.” We aim to turn unworkability into workability.
But we also need to get to know each other from a human vantage point. After years of focusing on our differences, we now need to focus on our similarities. What ties us together? We all have the same biological needs. We all live our lives by using and communicating ideas. We all have emotional reactions to things. And many of us also feel the tug of the spiritual.
So this is what it means to be human – at least on Planet Earth. Who’s coming to dinner are more humans like us, from other dimensions and places. We already know they’ll have the Adam Kadmon form. Their bodies may have some of the biological processes that ours do or maybe fewer of them. They’ll traffic in ideas, though perhaps telepathically. They’ll react to things with emotions, though less dramatically than us. And we know they worship the same God, see the purpose of life as knowing themselves and God as one, and live their lives in service to others.
So this is a framework that we can use to see what it means to be a human being, whether we are talking about us as humans or the galactics. As we begin our global conversation, we’re talking as one human being to another and what this article describes is what we share in common.
(1) “Having a Global Conversation,” April 7, 2012, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2012/04/having-a-global-conversation/
(2) Project Camelot Interviews David Wilcock, Part 2 of 4, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bz9YPriDLo&feature=channel . For more on this subject, see “We Gaians (Repost),” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/10/we-gaians-repost/