The “Universals” and the “Particulars”
The universal forms are the basic building blocks that mold the universe in which we live. Plato would call these “eternal forms” as they are immutable and they establish a permanent reality. The universals generate a constant influence governing and regulating reality as it unfolds in it’s dynamic living state. The “forms” are simply the arrangement or organization of the universe, they are not the universe itself.
The universal forms take the shape of the five platonic solids; tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron, along with the encompassing sphere. They are pure, equalized and perfectly balanced. The universals establish the parameters of reality and govern the structure and flow of life. The universal forms are germane to both inner space and outer space alike.
There are universals and then there are particulars, which essentially includes everything else. The particulars, like energy and consciousness for instance (the material and sensible in Plato’s terms) are finite, subject to change and can only participate within and seek to reflect the likeness of the universals, they cannot be universal. Each of our lives is particular in nature. Our energy and consciousness are constantly changing shape. If one is on an evolutionary path that shape will migrate closer and closer towards being a perfect reflection of the universal forms.
Plato talks about the forms as “the Good”. I would say the forms construct perfect balance, both in the structure and the flow of life unfolding. I do not relate things as being “Good” or “Bad” but rather structurally balanced or imbalanced to varying degrees with a flow that is either creative or destructive. Any formed thing that deviates from the purity and perfection of the universal forms creates an imperfect likeness to the universals. These formations are akin to the shadows on the walls of the cave in Plato’s famous allegory of the cave.
These “imperfect” formations are what you see in the world around you. That is, unless you can see the higher reality of the universals. To do so requires you stretch your view to see the whole. I am going to explain why this is the case by citing a research study into the cubic nature of earth.
Scientists prove the average shape of Earth is a Cube!
Plato assigned the cube, one of the five platonic solids, to the earth element. The cube (hexahedron) is the universal model that I have spent the most time researching and mapping. The way that I would put it is that the cube is the unseen model and framework that governs the formation and parameters of the earth element. And, this is just one example of the cube’s influences which are innumerable.
I was so excited to find this research study. This knowledge has been around since B.C.E. and yet the scientific community has failed to understand and integrate this information, leaving it behind. Nevertheless it is so innate, the information has continued to draw the interest of many for millenia.
Now there is proof and a glimpse into the cubic nature of the earth element.
“Plato was right: Earth is made, on average, of cubes. The ancient Greek philosopher was on to something, researchers found…In a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from the University of Pennsylvania, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and University of Debrecen uses math, geology, and physics to demonstrate that the average shape of rocks on Earth is a cube…”The interesting thing here is that what we find with rock, or earth, is that there is more than a concep‐ tual lineage back to Plato. It turns out that Plato’s conception about the element earth being made up of cubes is, literally, the statistical average model for real earth. And that is just mind-blowing.” … University of Pennsylvania. “Plato was right: Earth is made, on average, of cubes: The ancient Greek philosopher was on to something, researchers found.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 July 2020. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200720112214.htm>.
So it is not that each rock forms a perfect cube, but all the rock fragments put together, average out to be a cube. Thus, one must view the whole to be able to see, the unseen parameters, the universal framework that governs the physical matter of earth. Each rock fragment can deviate from the form to the degree that another rock fragment deviates in an equal and opposite manner, thus they average out to the perfect universal form of the cube.
The Cube also Shapes Time
The material substance of the universe is just one part of the whole. In this observable realm the cube governs the earth element. But the cube is one of the universal building blocks and as such it’s influence permeates the whole of our reality. Consciousness is the counterpart to energy and what enlightens matter. In this realm the cube governs the perception of time.
I have previously spoken of time as units of measure based on cycles of the material earth moving through space and the energy that is generated by this movement. Time encompasses the immaterial as well as the material. Thus, conscious beings perceive the passing of time as they move through space and experience life. This perception, or consciousness of time, adheres to the same unseen framework of the cube.
Full conscious presence in the moment; being perfectly universally balanced in perceiving the whole of what is occurring in a moment of time, takes the form of the cube. Did you ever have the experience of time standing still? Or, have you ever had your whole life flash before your eyes in a matter of seconds? These are altered and expanded states of consciousness relative to time. Your conscious mind is perceiving a greater scope of the time matrix.
Do you understand the statement “all time is now”? The full view of all time can be perceived by consciously expanding beyond the time matrix which is governed by the cube form. Understanding this places a whole new meaning to “thinking outside the box”. And, in order to think outside the box, you must first understand what is within the box and the rules governing the box. The Dalai Lama said “learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.” Innovation comes from this kind of thinking and understanding of the workings of the universal forms.
The Disclosure Lens Reveals Life Mysteries
When viewing life from the perspective of the universal unfolding of time, the view of all time comes through the framework of the whole cube. If we dive into the workings of the cube we find that there are six different views of time. These correspond with the six sides of the cube. Each side provides a lens through which the whole can be viewed, simply from a different perspective.
One of these lenses is what I call the Disclosure Lens. And here we come to the place where life’s mysteries are disclosed. We all have equal access to this information, but you need to know where to look. The perspective here reveals the receptive structure and flow of energy and consciousness on a group level. (The reception of the individual and oneness levels is revealed through two other lenses)
Your experiences and life events throughout the whole of your life are in clear view through the Disclosure Lens. Also revealed here are the fields of your energy and consciousness along with the whole scope of your sensory perception. Most people tap into the disclosure of life through the senses; the outermost receptive part of who you are. Through the development of extra sensory perception and raising of consciousness, one’s capacity to perceive becomes clearer, like cleaning the lenses on your glasses.
We all have access to life’s mysteries, despite these teachings historically being taught in mystery schools to a select few. But the truth is, they are not hidden in some far off place, the answers to life’s mysteries reside just below the surface within the experience of life. For those who pay attention, sense deeply and allow their knowing to emerge .
My own 72 block, six year, training program of The Work brings these mystery school teachings into one month teaching blocks that awaken consciousness and enlighten energy as the teachings are revealed through the living experience of the student. Over the course of six years all the universals with their differing views are enlightened and awakened as the student actualizes their unique potential and restores universal balance to their lives.