The Aethos Sound Meditation
The instructions below have been excerpted from a Hathor Planetary Message entitled The Aethos and Non-dual States of Consciousness, which was channeled on September 20, 2012.
How We View Higher Dimensions
In our experience of ourselves, we exist within multiple dimensions of consciousness, and depending upon our level of personal evolution we manifest in the fourth through the twelfth dimensions. Through the ninth dimension we can alternate between our anthropomorphic form, which is humanlike in appearance, or our light body.
As we shift into the 10th dimension all connections to our anthropomorphic form dissolve. We become, for all intents and purposes, geometric light forms. As we progress in our own personal evolution we can express ourselves through the 10th, 11th and 12th dimensions in a multitude of ways.
Each progression upward in consciousness brings with it a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of all beings and all aspects of the cosmos. The odd paradox of existence becomes clearly apparent as we enter into the 10th Dimension.
Interconnectedness and Non-duality
We are sharing this information because something similar occurs for you as you transit into the higher dimensions of your own being. In the 10th through the 12th Dimensions, awareness of interconnectedness expands, as does an awareness of non-duality—the Mother of All Things. This is, indeed, a paradox of consciousness, and it is one that has been addressed by some of your Perennial Philosophies.
For us, the attainment of non-duality is not the final destination but rather a cantilever to greater mastery and an understanding of how to create benevolent outcomes.
How We View Non-duality
In a non-dual state of consciousness we, like you, experience a disappearance of opposition. In non-dual states of consciousness duality, as it is experienced in relative existence disappears, and we enter into a great sense of centered awareness and serenity.
In the deepest states of non-duality there is only pure consciousness experiencing itself.
It is important to realize that non-dual states of consciousness are relative to the perceiver. Thus, if you experience non-duality through your heart chakra, you may very well experience impersonal love—a deep sense of cosmic connection.
Indeed, in this state of union between non-duality and the heart you become infatuated, and for all intents and purposes, you fall in love with the cosmos. And in that paradox of the heart, you become the Beloved, and everything you see and witness is the Beloved as well.
While this is a beautiful state of consciousness, it is not pure non-duality. As you move upward into the higher chakras, experiences of non-duality change. When you reside in the crown chakra, non-duality is experienced in its pure form—pure consciousness aware of itself. There is no sense of a personal self in these higher dimensions of non-duality.
The paradox of creation is that it unfolds from the purest states of non-duality into the most polarized states of existence. Thus in your consciousness are the two seemingly conflicting states of relative existence (i.e., your embodied life in time and space) and non-dual states of consciousness in which all polarities and conflicts disappear.
Our perspective, as mentioned earlier, is that non-dual states of consciousness are cantilevers to greater mastery of creation and not the end point or the goal of evolution.
Interconnectedness vs. Oneness
It is here we feel it necessary to discuss an important distinction between interconnectedness and the concept of “oneness.” We do not view these two terms interchangeably. There are many different definitions of “oneness” upon the Earth, and so it is not possible to address all the subtleties and distinctions.
We will instead turn our attention to what we consider to be the fundamental distinction. Some persons believe that interconnectedness is the same as “oneness” and that as you enter higher states of consciousness and higher dimensions of being, you merge into a blob of light, in which all distinctions disappear. This is not our view.
Interconnection or interconnectedness is the recognition that all beings and all aspects of the cosmos are interrelated and at the same time beings have unique differences. These differences are fascinating and unique. Sometimes they are annoying, and sometimes they are enriching. But these differences are part of the tapestry of manifest reality, and they are not superfluous.
One of the difficulties we see with the concept of “oneness”, as currently propagated by some persons in the New Age and Personal Growth communities, is that the unique differences between people are denigrated and somehow because everything is “one,” appropriate energetic boundaries between individuals can be, and often are, disregarded. Furthermore, some individuals use this belief system (i.e., “oneness”) as an excuse to avoid personal accountability and responsibility. In our experience of ourselves through all dimensions, we remain unique individuals, and the higher dimensions of our being do not obliterate our uniqueness but rather present greater opportunities for creation.
We now wish to share with you a means to access one of our greatest cultural treasures, what we call the Aethos (pronounced, AH-EE-THOS). The Aethos is a bandwidth of consciousness anchored in pure non-duality.
When a Hathor enters into the 10th Dimension there are many opportunities and ways of manifesting. Some of us choose to temporarily join a community of vibration. This community consists of individual Hathors in the 10th, 11th and 12th Dimensions. These individuals enter into non-duality by their own volition and choose to remain, for a period of time, in this vibration of consciousness for the benefit of other beings.
Most individuals remain temporarily in the Aethos, while a few show no signs of leaving. When a being enters into the Aethos all personal distinctions are set aside. A being that is in the Aethos has no name. All personal identity has been replaced by total immersion into non-duality. These beings “hold” this vibration of non-duality for the benefit of others because non-duality is the Mother of All Things and the underlying fabric of all existence.
To be in the presence of an Aethos is to be raised upward into non-duality.
Your experience of being with an Aethos will differ from another’s experience, based upon your own level of evolution and the issues in duality that you are facing.
But regardless of how complex or difficult your personal issues may be, being in the presence of an Aethos will elevate you, and that is why we are sharing this information at this time.
For some of you who are highly advanced, simply hearing the name Aethos, and understanding its non-dual nature, will be enough for you to move into communion with non-duality through this means.
Many people, however, would find such a path, or method, intrinsically difficult. And so we are offering a sound treasure to assist you. This Sound Meditation is an analog of the light realms where the Aethos resides.
The Aethos emits vibrations of light and these vibrations can be stepped down into the audible range of human hearing. Thus, what you will be hearing, when you listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation, is a translation of light into sound. It is the harmonic essence of the Aethos as it manifests in the 10th Dimension. We suggest you experiment with listening to this unique sound treasure in various ways.
The first way would be to listen to it with your full attention on the sound. Allow the sound to be the primary focus of your attention, and when your mind wanders bring it back to the sound.
The second way to listen would be with your focus of attention on your heart chakra in the center of your chest.
Then listen to it with awareness in your throat chakra.
Next, listen to it with your focus of attention in your Third Eye (Ajna), located between your eyes at the bridge of your nose.
And then, finally, listen to the Aethos Sound Meditation with your attention in your crown chakra at the top of your head.
Feel and sense the differences that arise when you listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation from these various chakras. Most of you will find that it feels more natural to listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation with your focus of attention in one of your chakras.
The Aethos Sound Meditation: Final Reflections
It is with pleasure and great expectation that we present to you the Aethos Sound Meditation. We trust that it will bring you a sense of serenity and a greater capacity to deal with the chaotic events of your world.
It is also our expectation that the Aethos will open a path to your own non-duality and that, as a manifest creator-being, you will bring the two together—the uniqueness of your life and the power of non-duality.
May this union be a boon to you and to all your relations.
Tom’s Thoughts and Observations
My first encounter with the Aethos occurred about a year ago in preparation for a Hathor Intensive called Transmissions of Light. A few months before the event I was in one of my periodic existential funks when one of my Hathor mentors escorted me through the realms to the 10th dimension where he instructed me to just “sit” with the Aethos.
I was immediately calmed and soon entered what I recognized to be a type of Samadhi (yogic trance) in which I began to sink deeper and deeper into a non-dual state of consciousness. The agitation that had so clearly commandeered my mind for several hours suddenly dissipated in a matter of several minutes. And this, no small feat, had transpired just by me “sitting” in the presence of the Aethos.
As the Hathors mention in this message, the idea of non-duality shows up in various Perennial Philosophies, some of which can be traced back to the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita of ancient India, the non-dual teachings of various mystics and sages as well as the essential teachings of Buddhism, to name but a few.
The Aethos I “sat” with was, as I said earlier, a 10th dimensional Hathor, and whenever I sense this being clairvoyantly, I clearly see “it” as a ball of light comprised of thirteen counter-rotating spheres embedded within each other. My sense is that the ratios established by these counter-rotating spheres combine to create a non-dual energetic, which is what affected me so strongly.
I referred to this being as “it” because it has no sign of gender. Whereas the Hathors I have encountered in the 4th through the 9th dimensions have both a light body and a gendered anthropomorphic form, the Hathors I have encountered in the 10th, 11th and 12th dimensions present themselves solely as geometric light forms.
The Aethos Sound Meditation
When I recorded The Aethos Sound Meditation, it was this 10th dimensional Hathor who guided me. From an engineering standpoint, it was a fascinating experience. As I recorded each of the eight tracks that comprise the recording, this being would alter my voice in distinct ways and in distinct ratios to previously recorded sounds. After laying down the foundation tracks I simply layered and looped them, according to “its” guidance, in order to approximate the light fluctuations that comprised “its” being. There was no electronic manipulation of the sound—meaning that I did not alter the EQ in any way, nor was any reverb or other effect applied to my voice. The sounds you hear in The Aethos Sound Meditation are completely natural and devoid of any effect, as hard as it may be to comprehend after listening to it.
At the end of this message, you will find two links to two different versions of this sound meditation. The first is 5 minutes and 4 seconds long. It is a way for you to test the waters, so to speak, and I would suggest you start with this one. See what unfolds for you in the short five minutes it takes to listen.
Work with this five-minute audio file in the ways the Hathors suggested.
First just listen to it with your full attention on the sounds.
Then listen to it with your focus of attention in your Heart Chakra (beneath your sternum and in the center of your chest).
Then listen to it with your attention in your Throat Chakra.
Next listen to it with your focus in your Third Eye (between your eyes at the bridge of your nose).
Finally listen to it with your attention in your Crown Chakra (at the top of your head).
It is generally advisable to listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation, in the sequence as noted above, during separate listening sessions to avoid the distinct possibility of an energetic overload.
The longer audio file of 30 minutes is for those who want to explore being with the Aethos for extended periods of time. I do not suggest you listen to this longer file, by the way, until you have gone through all seven chakras, using the 5 minute audio file, as described above.
Important Note: Do not listen to The Aethos Sound Meditation in situations requiring alertness such as driving a car or while operating machinery.
*Please do not listen to this extended version over and over from our server. Please download it. The reason for this request has to do with the number of persons who will be working with this particular audio file in preparation for a Hathor World Meditation on Nov 4th 2012. To view the complete Hathor Planetary Message including instructions on how to join the World Meditation, click here.
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