To elaborate further upon consciousness/awareness through the concept of agency, the following limited definitions are offered. Limited in scope, they are meant to serve as prompts for your own associations to the terms.
The Human Mind-conditioned is the personal mind shaped by unconscious bodily and societal forces.
The Human Mind-mythological is the mind that expresses a true and personally meaningful worldview, while creating its own story that links one to the collective.
The Human spirit is the subtle essence of divinity that is associated with one’s body and oneself.
Deity is the manifest icon of ultimate divinity, with whom we seek relationship or union.
Source is the Mystery behind all existence, that started it all, and gives life to it all.
Spirit is the way of the Mystery, the subtle essence of ultimate divinity.
A final note on the holonomic principle mentioned earlier. Through the consciousness-awareness lens, one both “is”, and “does”. The former is the more traditional thought, e.g. personality behaves, while the latter is more transpersonal mystic, e.g. “being” (meant here as the ultimate form of “doing”). From the transpersonal mystic perspective, “does” reveals actions of God Spirit Source (See “Consider God in These Seven Ways”, (https://oneperfectom.com/2020/10/12/consider-god-in-these-seven-ways/ ). It is by organizing a person’s consciousness/awareness that we create the illusion, not of an identity, but of a stable identity. A most important aspect of this principle should be clear. Higher consciousness may emerge at any moment, it is not restricted by identity. And, the same must be said for the probability of lower consciousness suddenly erupting. Agency that is different from the one we habituate, is always available, and it ranges psycho-spiritually from the lowly diabolical to the ultimate divine. What is key, is knowing our moment in time, in every moment. Is it the Shadow or the Light on one’s shoulder?
One is encouraged to reflect upon the following table, “Agency”; some guidance is provided in the instructions. In doing so, consider the relationship and commonalities between your spiritual beliefs and the consciousness/awareness concepts, especially regarding emergence and identity. Let what you understand as the defining element of experience assist you.
It is hoped this mystic perspective will provide a means to use consciousness and awareness concepts as a means to identify the shared beliefs and practices among different spiritual traditions. And by doing so, will improve one’s understanding of others’ spirituality, while also serving as a means to further embrace one’s own.
Both the responses elicited by the table, and one’s personal theology, serve one best when they remain fluid. Only this can truly represent the ever present now of existence and spiritual emergence. (See “On the Way to God”, (https://noperfectom.com/2021/05/24/on-the-way-to-god/).
Use three primary (i.e. most used by you) adjectives, adverbs, and/or phrases to complete each cell.
For cells in the Name/Title column, state the way you refer to the agency, what you call or name it, and/or any title you have given it.
For cells in the Form/ Appearance column, convey your vision of the agency, how it presents itself to you in your life. Describe its “image”, and/or how it occurs, or has appeared to you.
For cells in the Function/Purpose column, state what you believe to be the agency’s overall intention, and /or its purpose or role in your life.