The Hybrid Mind
Last week I wrote about an experience of the Light of Love coming into my mind and the product, a lesbian romance novel, which came about because of it (http://acimmentor.blogspot.com/2017/11/an-interesting-thing-happened-this.html). (The “Light of Love” can also be called the Vision of the Holy Spirit, the Vision of the Holy Relationship, Spiritual Vision, the Real World, True Perception, etc.) There was also a great deal of personal psychological processing that occurred when it began. I noted that the novel was not “channeled”, though it “rode in”, on the Light. So where did it come from?
It came from what I call the “hybrid-mind”. This is a blend of this split-mind and the universal split-mind. Both of these contain the awareness of Truth. To explain:
This split-mind is a singular expression of the universal split-mind. The Truth in this split-mind is universal. But not-Truth in this split-mind is unique. Not-Truth is this particular personal thought system (ego) and the personal story for the self in this mind. This is what informed the product, for example, that it was a lesbian love story. This mind’s psychology is all over the book, and, as I said in last week’s blog, it was full of symbols that had meaning for this split-mind. The book was also an allegory, not in the details, but in the overarching theme, for this particular mind’s journey from unworthiness to acceptance of Love.
The reason I include the universal split-mind in this experience is that as I wrote I felt my mind contained the whole world. I was in touch with something in the universal personal experience beyond just this personal self’s experience. It felt as though I could have written anything, but I just happened to be writing what I wrote. Information I needed to write the book just flowed into my awareness.
The Awareness of Truth (Holy Spirit) is a part of both this split-mind and the universal split-mind. It showed up in my writing as the Love that was expressed through the authentic depiction of universal human experiences and through the characters’ learning. Love cannot come directly into the world, but when a mind is in touch with Love it expresses itself honestly and authentically. It learns and it grows. In the world, love is honesty and love is learning. This was not something I fully understood until I was writing and realized that the Love I was basking in as I wrote did not show up in the details of the story, but in the idealization, the authenticity, and the lessons the characters learned. I did not aim for this, but simply discovered it in the process.
If I was an artist rather than a writer, instead of an idealized love story I would have depicted idealized scenes through art. Think of the art of Thomas Kinkade. He depicts, over and over again, idealized scenes of warmth and coziness in the midst of winter. He means to give comfort in the midst of a harsh world. My wife commented on how nice everyone is in my book. Yes! An idealized love story provides comforting escape, it uplifts, and it reinforces healthy (loving) values through the lessons and maturing of the characters. Idealization is not Love directly, but an effect of the awareness of Love.
But still, the product is not the point. The hybrid-mind is this split-mind at a higher level. It is in touch with both the universal split-mind and the Awareness of Truth. It is an effect, a result, of decades of quieting this mind and becoming both more attuned to the unfolding story of the universal split-mind and to the Awareness of Truth. It is itself a product and not the point. If I had sought this experience, I would never have found it. Love is all that is real so It is all that matters. I sought Love and this effect unfolded.
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