Ran across Tolle’s reposting of an earlier entry and felt compelled to repeat it here again mainly because of the elaboration on the “vertical” and “horizontal dimensions” that he describes below. It stirred a memory of a shamanic class where the teacher described the ‘cross of our beingness’ where our vertical axis that connects us from upper world (spirit world) to lower world (the earth itself) is crossed by the horizontal dimension of middle world (our life in this dimension).
We are the mediators between super-consciousness and sub-consciousness expressing their different levels of awareness through a perceived physical medium known as LIFE in human form. And it is through that ‘middle world’ crossing of vertical and horizontal dimensions that we connect the upper and lower worlds together.
Our “doings” in this middle world can reflect the depth of our “beingness” mainly by how high we hold our personal frequencies or by how strongly we can stay connected into upper world. Eckhart calls it the “…the dance between BEING and DOING—not as separate things, but acting together—BEING and DOING as one.”
So to him “The mastery of life is to have a balance of both”—DOING and BEING.
The purpose of recognizing the ‘crossing dimensions’ is this—awakening humanity to our ability to intentionally hold higher levels of consciousness during this LIFE experience because, “As humanity awakens, so too will our powers to create true change on our planet.”
And he means change for the better.
From my earlier post: “Eckhart Tolle on DOING and BEING” July 22, 2021
Over the years, many people have asked me about finding their purpose in this world and how this connects to spiritual awakening. It’s a very important question.
Recently we have had events in the collective that have pushed many into states of fear and anxiety. There has been a kind of enforced stillness for the population. Whenever there is an extreme form of adversity, an opportunity also arises.
Our alertness has gone up to the present moment and to what is happening around us. Many are going deeper to become aware of something that cannot be seen but is rather felt. This is an undeniable field of energy, consciousness that makes all sense perceptions possible. That Presence is inseparable from who you are in your essence.
On the one hand, your life purpose unfolds through the activities that you engage in on what I call ‘the horizontal dimension’—or the dimension of DOING. But everybody eventually finds if they only operate on the horizontal dimension, it doesn’t ultimately satisfy them.
There is another dimension that I call ‘the vertical dimension,’ or the dimension of BEING. The mastery of life is to have a balance of both. I sometimes call it the dance between BEING and DOING—not as separate things, but acting together—BEING and DOING as one.
‘Eckhart Tolle Now’(his membership community) is a place for you to learn, practice, and awaken in community. We will look deeply into the skills, the practices, and, perhaps most importantly, the BEING dimension. Remember: the ultimate source of satisfaction in life is to recognize yourself as consciousness.
If you miss that, then no matter what you achieve in life, it is not going to make you happy for very long. We can start now, right where we are. By going within we can discover the place where life is born continuously—the source of creation—consciousness itself.
As humanity awakens, so too will our powers to create true change on our planet.
With you on the path,
Eckhart Tolle ”