by Rich Armstrong
August 8, 2013
Rich Armstrong run
the blog Rich-armstrong.com. His aim is to share
observations that have been made through his life
journey so that they might be of benefit to others.
ultimate goal of his writings is to help others create a
greater understanding of themselves and the world around
us by the awareness and integration of universal
Throughout our world and, indeed, the
entire universe all is governed by two polar opposite forces. These
forces are namely Linear and Lateral Consciousness.
The previous sentence can also be
reduced to the following statement… Time and Timelessness.
When all the layers of the onion are
peeled away, this is what we will find. Linear and Lateral
Consciousness are expressions of opposing forces of time. In fact we
could actually say that humans are mere expressions of time.
Linear Consciousness is the time that
most people recognize; it is the sequential; it is a period of time
that is added to the previous period of time in a linear precise
order that dictates our "future" organization. It is Newtonian in
outlook, total causality and effect.
Lateral is non- linear; it is the
opposite. It does not "add on" to the last period of time simply
because it is timeless. It is and always was, and always will be. It
has pushed into the three dimensions of space simultaneously, no
time sequence lapsed in doing so. It is pure timelessness.
We have all experienced timelessness; it
is called intuition. Intuition is the
gut response to any given
It is the asking of a question and the
receiving of an answer simultaneously, pure timeless and beyond
explanation. This is actually universal default lateral
consciousness. It can be tapped into at any time if need be, just by
trusting gut instinct.
These two forces of time battle within
each and every person. Everybody has both forces within them and
every person has these two forces to appease which they do through
fulfilling the need for significance and love.
Each comes with its own motive:
The two forces of time actually shape
our minds and also our bodies.
Again, it is the balancing of the two
opposing forces that bring physical and mental well-being in life.
Motive of Love
The need for Love/Contribution
Motive of Fear
The need for Significance/Growth
Linear Consciousness is
conscious ego mind that lives in fear of ego death.
A person expressing Linear
Consciousness is more associated to themselves and their ego;
unbeknownst to themselves, they have a higher level of tension
deep at the core that may not be readily visible on the surface.
This "tension" is a kin to a piece
of string being pulled tightly, as the string becomes straighter
it becomes tenser. Hold the thought of that string in your mind,
for that is what happens to the person who is motivated by fear.
They can become tense, rigid,
inflexible and controlling.
This is the expression of fear
based thinking that has been induced by the dominance of future
uncertainty. This tension causes anxiety, which sets the
internal clock speed of the individual to a faster pace. This
internal clock is actually the metabolic rate of the individual.
The close association to
future uncertainty sets the metabolic rate to a higher setting.
Linear Consciousness expresses itself as "lean to slim" morphic
profile, what we will describe as "straight" in profile. This is
also reflected in thinking, which is also straight and direct,
sometimes rigid and inflexible.
Control is key to Linear
Consciousness - control of movement (internal and external),
control of emotion, control of resources and reserves. Power
through knowledge, control through knowledge of all events
occurring within the universe (science).
Beyond what can be controlled
is deemed chaos.
Self-preservation physically, mentally and emotionally are
first priority. For ego/self- identification, the first question
asked in the mind is:
How will I survive?
commercial purposes, the first question is:
in it for me?
Linear Consciousness is defined by
time and space and consumption of energy. Linear Consciousness
is distant (space) by nature and will always create time for
It stands alone from the crowd in
its own time and space. It is identified as individual.
Lateral Consciousness is
almost sub/super consciousness, deemed as default consciousness,
far less individually identified, even to the point of non - identity.
As such, it is more sacrificial by
nature as the death of ego is less feared and held in less
value, more willing to lose owing to a less association to self,
and a greater association to universal default consciousness.
People who keep a closer association
to Lateral Consciousness have a knowing about themselves and
their relationships with Mother Earth, the Universe and all
within it, that transcends science and description. Lateral
Consciousness only avails itself to those who express the motive
For those whose motive is fear are on a frequency that
simply struggles to respond to universal stimuli.
Lateral Consciousness is less
concerned with control as aforementioned.
There is a timeless invisible
"knowing" of the innate relationship between the being and
universal forces beyond their control, and trust and faith in
the relationship is intrinsic.
Because of this "non-linear"
relationship that, with the best will in the world, is
indescribable, the people who express Lateral Consciousness are
far more relaxed by nature, so the expression in bodily form is
also more relaxed. "Lateral" spread is created, which is in
contrast to the "straight" tense Linear Consciousness.
already knows that this sub/super conscious relationship to the
universe is generous, and so the first primary question that
goes through the mind of a lateral is:
may I be of service?"
Lateral consciousness is sacrificial
by nature almost like an ambassador for the universe, if you
will; it is flexible in approach and does not seek to control.
Time and space warp around Lateral
Consciousness much like
Einstein's theory of past and future being simultaneous and
There is more certainty about people who
express the motive of love. Don't ask me to explain why; it just is.
Ask anybody who has fallen head over
heels in love. Their fear is totally evaporated. The motive of love
is the pure joy of being alive, being in love with life and all
However Lateral Consciousness is vulnerable to Linear
fear-based predation because of the naturally open-hearted demeanor
and less budgetary allowance for defence than in the Linear
The natural inclination of the Lateral
is to give their energy away to others all too readily, which means
that if energy is given away then mass must be given in return,
because the universe abhors a vacuum.
EINSTEIN STATED ENERGY HAS A MASS
SCIENCE STATES NATURE ABHORS A VACUUM,
THEREFORE IF ENERGY IS GIVEN AWAY,
MASS MUST BE GIVEN IN RETURN.
WHY PEOPLE WHO EXPRESS LATERAL CONSCIOUSNESS
MORE MASS THAN
EXPRESSING LINEAR CONSCIOUSNESS.
CONSCIOUSNESS RETAINS MORE ENERGY RESERVES
THESE TYPE OF PEOPLE CREATE
TIME AND SPACE AROUND THEMSELVES
GIVE FAR LESS OF THEIR ENERGY AWAY TO OTHERS.
LINEAR CONSCIOUSNESS = ENERGY
CONSCIOUSNESS = MASS