Continuing my ethnographic record of an Ascension, I find myself for a second time in what I can only describe as an “exalted” state.
I know that that word has heavily-negative connotations in our society, but there’s no other word for it.
I’m a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s court here, rather like the court jester playing the King.
But there’s no remedy for that either. I must forge ahead.
How can I describe feeling exalted?
Well, it actually feels perfectly natural, perfectly normal, but it’s perfectly natural at all times and in all places. Especially in the places where it counts most.
Its primary impact on a person is to bring to their attention the need to be responsible for their participation. I hear the phrase: “Unto whom much is given, much is expected.”
I also hear: “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” (1)
It’d be inconceivable to feel exalted and act like a child, give in to the ego, or depart from the divine qualities. The two would be incompatible.
One could only feel exalted because one is rock-bottom firm and secure in the knowledge that, ultimately, all is OK, all is taken care of. One’s belief in it would have to be unshakeable.
I’d say that thereafter, being in that state, one would be an open invitation to exaltation.
I actually do have an unshakeable understanding that it’s all going to work out in the final reel, born of the 1987 vision. (2) It’s the time between now and then that worries me, not the outcome. And I think my assurance that all works out goes back further than this lifetime.
But our society frowns on a discussion such as this. I don’t think it’s ready to entertain that there could be a space, a domain, a state of being called “exaltation.” It sounds too elitist, smacking of a nobility or upper class.
And having the notion accepted isn’t a battle I want to fight, quite frankly. There are more important issues like coming together as a peaceful world and putting an end to gender persecution globally by 2018. Those are love-battles worth winning.
Therefore, what follows is not an example of a peak experience disappearing. It’s an example of choosing not to sail in that peak space just yet, for the greatest good.
Let’s put this one back in the treasure chest and bury it again for a while. We know there’s a treasure buried in that field – that one, right over there – and we know we own the field. The treasure isn’t going anywhere.
It all works out in the final reel. It all turns out in the end. Everything works towards an ultimate good that resolves all conflicts and dissolves all pain. At this time of year (Christmas), we can exalt in that knowledge.
(1) St. Paul in I Corinthians 11.
(2) See “The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Ch. 13 – Epilogue” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/08/13/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment-ch-13-epilogue/.