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“It is a secret every intellectual man quickly
learns, …by unlocking, at all risks, his human
doors, and suffering the ethereal tides to roll
and circulate through him; he is caught up in the
life of the Universe, his speech is thunder, his
thought is law, and his words are universally
From THE POET - Second Series Essays
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the conceptual center of the New Thought
theological framework that my inspiration
borrows from so heavily, is the genius
of Ralph Waldo Emerson, leader of the
Transcendental philosophical movement
developing in New England around 1835.
Transcendentalism, a response to rationalism,
taught that divinity pervades all nature and
humanity, and its early members who formed
the Transcendental Club, including Margaret
Fuller, Bronson Alcott, Theodore Parker,
Frederick Henry Hedge, George Ripley,
Elizabeth Peabody, and later Henry David
Thoreau, held progressive views on a
full-range of spiritual and secular topics,
including feminism and communal living.
Much of the guidance forming this movement
evolved from the popular lecture based
essays written and presented by Emerson
at the time, along with the Transcendental
monthly literary publication – The Dial -
first published in October 1839.
Before proceeding, I would like to offer
the note that follows titled Taut Wisdom,
and then return to Emerson and hopefully
clarify the central theme of this post.
The connection with all that is or has ever been,
is but a focused thought away – a conscious
awareness - congealed through vigorous living
and being, awaits our reach, waiting, open
to reveal the centuries of experience founded
in hard fought expression, sifted, mulled over,
boiled down to a well spring of taut wisdom,
careful analysis, freshly minted insight,
steeped in the genius and talent of all who have
reached, have stirred, have flourished; even
those who have suffered with eyes wide open,
willing to aid others progress through the shifting
sands of existence: so, let us let go of any obstacles
real or self-created, keeping us from joining hands,
minds, with this divine resource; connecting,
allowing the vision and wisdom of a multitude
of expanded expression to overflow upon us,
submerge us, in a more comprehensive perspective,
enveloping, exciting, exploding the creativity
that ignites us into an eternal flame.
NOE G. 9.23.2016
This note, for me, expresses the existence
of a collective consciousness that I propose,
is a Collective Soul Consciousness at the center
of all inspiration, whether in word, thought,
vision, or dream that guides our creative
efforts, pushing us beyond the secular into
the spiritual domain.
All we need to do is open ourselves up
to this Taut Wisdom, allow it to inspire us,
give it room to exist within us and express
its very essence through us. When we do,
we will understand the origins of great
genius, of artistic mastery, of divine
It was Emerson who would first upset
ordained theology by presenting his
lectures titled the The Over-Soul and
Plato: Or, The Philosopher, outlining
his vision of the Over-Soul - a Universal
Mind shared by all, including God.
This concept was based primarily on
the work of Plato with refinements later
offered by Plotinus and other Neoplatonists.
For Emerson, and the Transcendentalists,
this developing Universal Mind, or Reason
as Emerson would often refer to it, was the
ruling principle of living a spiritually based
individual life. At the next level was the
Cursive Mind, also called Understanding,
which represented the individual mind.
The promptings of this Reason or Universal
Mind were considered by Emerson to be
instinctive, intuitive, communicated in great
stillness without words, “apprehended in
moments of pure refection,”recognized
by the heart and then expressed by the
As I will clarify in Part Four of Finding
God On The Train – The Book – titled God
Consciousness and The Divinity Within,
which is still under construction and to be
published on the blog in the next month
or so, intended to highlight my Theory of
God Consciousness, which includes, based
on my guidance, this aspect of Universal
Consciousness referred to as the Collective
Soul Consciousness. I will quote from a
FGOTT book passage explaining what I mean
by this concept.
The Collective Soul Consciousness, is where
the life forces of all human or other sentient life,
existing now or previously existing, reside.
This collective grouping provides the creative
resource, the memory, and the intelligence of all
existence, by creating an infinite consciousness
or intelligence, connecting all the souls of human
or other sentient life, with the guidance to develop
and grow per historical evolution and learning.
This is the level that holds the blueprint, the ever
evolving master design for all existence from the
cell level through the complexities of human form.
I believe, as did Emerson, that we are each able
to tap into this wisdom by entering into the
silence, asking for guidance, and just listening;
allowing this consciousness to express through
us without edit, by letting it convey.
WITH LOVE, G.