The Higher Planes and Truth
The Question: The next level of truth is the intuitional or Buddhic plane. This is the bridge between the higher and lower worlds.
What part of the tree is this and what is the nature of the truth to be discovered here?
To understand what part of the tree is represented by the Buddhic plane we must ask ourselves what this plane accomplishes in relation to ourselves.
The answer is that it delivers the spiritual concepts and energies from the higher planes to the lower.
The three visible parts of the tree are the leaves, the branches and the trunk representing the three worlds of form which are the physical/etheric, the emotional/astral and the mental. Just as the other parts of the tree are invisible to the outward eye even so do the higher planes seem formless beyond our vision.
That formless part of the tree which gives life is the fluid within it that delivers nutrients and life to the whole. The sap of the tree corresponds also to the blood of our body and of this the scripture says “The blood is the life.” Deut 12:23
More literally the blood of the human and the fluid in a tree is the delivery system for life. The fluid in a tree also represents the delivery system of divine ideas and principles.
The fluid also represents the soul which is the great bridge between spirit and matter. The fluid is universally present throughout the whole tree and corresponds to the Oneness Principle at work.
So what is the nature of truth discovered on this plane? From this Buddhic plane is revealed principles. In a flash, in an instant, the disciple can perceive a principle and all its meaning which is worth more than a thousand facts.
So, what is the next plane up? The next plane is called the Atmic.
All form originates on this plane and is reflected to the mind, which is in turn reflected in physical reality. Think about a consciousness that originates ideas, which later appear as new form in physical reality. How would you describe such a consciousness? Intuition brings down these ideas, but atmic consciousness originates them.
Atmic consciousness is governed by spiritual will whereas Buddhic consciousness is governed by love/wisdom which lovingly feeds the body.
Question: What part of the tree is represented by the atmic plane and why?
What is the nature of truth to be discovered there?
The atmic plane is indeed represented by the root system of a tree. The correspondence is interesting.
Even though, from our point of view, the Atmic Plane is formless, it is the plane where form originates. It is sometimes called the archetypal plane where the blueprint for all form originates. It is the plane of divine ideas.
From the Atmic Plane originates the divine idea and from thence it passes down through the trunk of the mental to the branches of the emotional to the leaves of the physical.
There is a misconception of this plane; that all forms and divine ideas exist and just have to be seen and brought down to earth. While it is true that the ideas behind all form exist there, nothing much happens with that potential until a conscious entity raises his consciousness up to this plane.
What happens then?
What happens then is the seeker begins to consciously create on this plane and activates divine ideas with his divine consciousness. An activated idea there is much different than a latent idea. A latent idea may have been sleeping there for an eternity, but now a creator God has seen the idea and called it into life in the worlds of form. After it has been called into life it seeks form to express itself and that expression becomes a reality on the mental, emotional and physical planes. Nothing now can prevent its manifestation – the only choice is in the varieties of form in which it can manifest.
Notice that the root of a tree corresponds to the visible tree. The root has a main trunk, then branches and then the tiny filaments which correspond to the leaves.
Here we have a graphic example of the Law of Correspondences which states “as above so below.” But notice that the upper part of the tree is similar to the root underground, but far from being and exact replica.
This is an important ingredient in this law. That which is above corresponds to that which is below, but with differences. A solar system is like an atom, but different. The creation of God is always doing new things and does not exactly repeat itself as it proceeds to higher levels.
The root system is therefore the base from which the visible form springs.
The Atmic Plane is the root system from which true ideas come that manifest as form and eventually reach the physical plane.
The truths which manifests in this plane are true ideas.
Many things which we call ideas in our reality are not true ideas. Often as a person says he has an idea when it is just a recollection of something already in his brain or just a merging of a couple of facts. A true idea from the Atmic Plane brings a flashing forth of the intuition when it is presented to one capable of soul contact. When it is presented to one polarized on the mental plane it will make sense and be stimulating. Those polarized on the astral plane will feel strongly about it one way or another.
Now let us stretch your minds and imaginations. The next plane up is the plane of the Monad, the sixth counting from the bottom up, the second counting from the top down. The monad is the originating point of our individual selves, the point of contact for our personal “Father in Heaven.”
The monad is the pure spirit energy or an originating point of life or consciousness. The soul is your higher self, but the higher self of the soul is the monad. So, when you’ve achieved soul contact, the next contact to achieve is the consciousness of the monad.
The monad is like the first or originating ray energy, even though monads are found on the first three creative rays.
Below this we have the soul (or solar angel) representative of the love-wisdom Ray or Ray Two.
Finally, we have the personality. This is representative of the Third Ray of Active Intelligence.
All together we have a reflection of the Trinity of God in the Spirit (monad), soul and personality (or matter).
Question: What part of the tree, or part in relation to the tree, represents the Monad, and what is the manner of truth to be found on this plane?
It may seem that we have covered all the parts of the tree, but not quite.
The monad from which an entity springs is represented by the original seed from whence the tree sprang. Just as the seed has all the potential of its mother tree and is a reflection of all its qualities, even so, is the monad a reflection of God – making us sons of God when we become one with our Father in Heaven, the Monad.
The Monad is a grand point in the sea of the divine, the waters of space, a singularity which explodes into a mini Big Bang which creates our own personal universe and consciousness – ever expanding – as does the physical universe.
What is the manner of truth to be had as we become one with our source?
Concerning the Monad DK states that “the spiritual condition and purpose of the Monad whose goal is not expansion of consciousness, but of that which such expansions of consciousness will reveal-a very different matter…” Discipleship In the New Age Vol 2, Pg 271
As we expand our consciousness and eventually become one with God this expansion reveals something. What is it?
Many things actually, but one thing of supreme importance. It reveals the truth about the will and the purpose of God.
But do not many of us already know many things that God wills?
What we are talking about when we speak of monadic truth has little to do with some type of instruction, what to do with our lives or what work needs to be done to be in alignment with the divine will. Instead, it is an understanding of will, power and purpose itself. Here the seeker finally is able to differentiate between true divine will and all other wills that are not divine. Truth comes to his consciousness as to the nature of divine will giving him knowledge of how to align with it and to weld it to stimulate growth in the lower planes.
The divine will can be written about, but not understood until it is touched.
On this plane is also a personal portal into the past where access can be obtained to the history of past solar systems and knowledge that was obtained there where we experienced different states of being.
There is one more plane and this is higher than the monad. It is called the Divine, the plane of the Logos, sometimes called Adi, the atomic plane, is also called the “sea of fire” or “electric fire” and it is the root of the akasha, the first cosmic ether.
This Divine plane is that which holds within its bosom, all the other planes and is the source of life for all planes and succors them to sprout and grow.
What, in relation to the tree, is the plane of the Divine? Stretch your minds and contemplate what is the manner of truth to be discovered there.
It is difficult for the highest initiate to comprehend this plane. It is called the “plane of the Logos” because one has to be a Planetary Logos or higher to obtain mastery in this plane and function freely upon it.
Even so, by using the Law of Correspondences we can gather a few pieces of knowledge about it to prepare us for things to come.
A while back a reader asked: “How does such a question get one any closer to God? Isn’t that the purpose of this life?”
The question basically boils down to this. What good does it do to us to obtain knowledge and Mastery? We must realize that this is what must be done to move our consciousness up the planes. We must obtain knowledge and then use that knowledge to master the new energies we encounter.
Getting closer to God is of course, desirable, but we must start where we are and progress toward the Presence. We start at the leaves and come closer to God as we move to the branches. Then we get closer still until we get to the trunk. We share in the life of God when we link with the life-giving fluid and understand creation when we delve into the root system and eventually discover all originated from a monad seed which still exists through the DNA of the tree itself.
The answer to the question is that this knowledge that is being imparted can assist the seeker in raising his consciousness and understanding and becoming closer to his source – God.
So what is it that represents the Divine plane that feeds the seed and that which grows from it?
A reader has the answer. She says, “Earth succors and provides nourishment.”
This is more profound than is realized and helps us to understand how God is one, yet many.
There is one earth and one surface of the earth, yet there are billions of seeds that are planted in its surface. Each seed grows into a separate plant entity, yet is still a part of the One Life which is Mother Earth.
It is interesting to now correspond ourselves in our progression to a tree and we see that we have discovered the true tree of life. The discovery of this tree starts in the physical plane. Here we learn data and true facts and use them to master this plane. Then we move on to the emotional where we obtain knowledge of feelings which eventually lead to right human relations. Next, we progress to the mental plane where we obtain truth through reason and logic. Finally, we progress through the higher planes until we arrive at our point of origin, the seed, and the monad.
Through the portal of the Monad we arrive at the Divine Plane which is represented by the earth which gives birth to innumerable Monad seeds.
If the Divine plane in relation to a tree on the physical plane is represented by the one earth, what represents the divine plane in relation to a human being?
It is space.
Yes, space. Look up at the sky at night and you see the one space representing unified life. Just like there is one earth for all trees there is one space for all human and self-conscious lives.
The stars which are points in the sky correspond to monads. Not only do stars have monads which are points, or seeds growing out of space, but so are we humans. The source of our creation, the monad, is a point growing out of the all-encompassing space of the Divine Plane.
Thinking on this principle will shed much light.
What is the manner of knowledge to be obtained on the Divine Plane?
Answer: It is something greater than a knowledge of being one with God, but a knowledge and comprehension of the unity of all life – not just on a theoretical basis, but from a point of knowing.
The pilgrim also understands the principle that creates a Logos of a system as well as his purpose and motivation in serving a planet or a solar system.
There is one more part to the tree that we have not yet explored which is the fruit which either contains new seeds or is the seed itself.
In this analogy we are discussing what is the meaning behind the fruit of the tree?
Do you suppose the Divine plane is the highest attainment? What could be higher?
“It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.” Dr. Howard Murphy
Oct 6, 2004