by Analaura Trivellato, IAC London
“To be or not to be…” Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a timeless representation of human complexity.
Many academic studies have been dedicated to the aim of trying to establish ‘normative ethics’, where the ideal conduct standards would be clearly defined; and documentary series have been dedicated to foment debate and shedding light on dilemmas such as abortion, euthanasia, parent’s rights, forced marriage, and cultural differences. An ongoing BBC radio programme called Inside the Ethics Committee illustrates the challenges faced daily in many professional areas.
Modern ethics have roots in roughly 2500 years of discussions prompted by thinkers such as Lao-Tse and Confucius in China or Plato and Socrates in Greece. While moral precepts follow mostly historical and social establishments that form a body of duties that a given society requires of its members, ethics focuses on a much broader perspective of life’s “right or wrong” decision making.
Just like a verdict must take into consideration all possible angles of a given situation so that the outcome allows for the best possible development of the case, the specifics of each case are critical points of ethical dilemmas. However, the complexity of Earth’s morals is nothing compared to multi-dimensional ethics, called cosmoethics in conscientiological studies. Whilst ethics takes into consideration the complete social (e.g., cultural, psychological, and educational) context of each case, cosmoethics implies an analysis from a even broader perspective, taking into account previous life’s circumstances and the possible effects exerted by extra-physical beings and subtle energies. Because it is so all-encompassing, cosmoethics is applied in any culture, world or dimension.
Since cosmoethics is so broad and complex, individuals must apply lucidity and discernment; therefore, logically, the more aware one is of the physical and spiritual dimensions, the more one will be able to grasp each case’s details and come to a better decision of how to act.
The truth is: maturing internally and becoming a higher being involves acquiring heightened non-physical abilities and awareness, which, in turn, will render greater cosmoethics. What we have learned throughout all of our previous existences is- what makes us who we are today and defines the quality and strength of our personal principles – i.e., our cosmoethics. This explains how some individuals, even when under the most adverse situations and hard upbringing, stay loyal to noble standards of conduct.
All human beings who ponder the meaning of life and value correctness are interested in ethics. All readers of this vehicle are probably in this group.
The ideal measure of a consciousness’ degree of evolutionary is its cosmoethics, but then again, who is lucid enough to establish such criteria? The best way is to achieve greater self-knowledge and extrasensory awareness in order to perform self-evaluation and take steps that favour one’s own evolution.
A critical element to achieve such multidimensional awareness is experiencing firsthand and understanding the extraphysical dimensions of life, from where we came, and to where we will return after passing. For this purpose, a great tool is provided by the out-of-body experience , as it provides us with means to see ourselves ‘in spirit form’, free from the masks and regular “amnesia” that we experience in physical lives.
For this reason, the conscious astral projection – a natural phenomenon that can be experienced by virtually anyone – is such a valuable pursuit. Among other possibilities, it allows one to identify cosmic ‘cause and effect laws,’ expand psychic abilities, and acquire knowledge about extra-physical components of life.
Progressing in learning from extraphysical experiences can advance our understanding of cosmoethics and, in a positive feedback loop, the more we apply cosmoethics in our multidimensional life, the more spiritual freedom [and responsibility] we get.
How would society be if most people could experience lucid out-of-body experiences? Often, people who pass through this experience - start valuing time and life in a wiser way, respecting others more, changing priorities for the better, and being more responsible and ethical. Many renew their entire lives and leave aside society’s conventions and adopt standard of principles that are aligned with the idea that everything matters, including one’s wishes, as in the energetic or spiritual dimensions everything is an objective act. The indisputable fact that we are not merely our physical bodies and brains guides their thoughts. Hence, they start understanding life through a different perspective, a different paradigm.
OBEs inevitably lead to higher standards and a greater balance and wisdom. This help us improve psychic abilities and overall understanding of the evolutionary process in which we are inserted. It generates a sense of immortality and, as a consequence, responsibility for the repercussions of one’s attitudes on one’s own life, on others (either physical or non-physical beings) as well as on one’s future lives. This naturally makes people more cosmoethical.
It is not only our actions or observable behaviour that are considered in cosmoethics, but also the thoughts and intention behind them. Doing or not doing something exclusively because there is a law imposed on us is not ideal, but it is the lesser of two evils, due to lack of cosmoethics on the part of some.
Thoughts and feelings carry energies, these three elements can’t be dissociated in our level of evolution. This creates a type of energy that forms a concept called thosene in conscientiological terminology (thoughts + sentiments + energy). Our bio-energy per se is neutral, but our thoughts and feelings will qualify it. This explains why sometimes we feel affected by other people even though there is no physical action from their part their energies reach us.
If our thoughts affect other people, then our thoughts, our individual paradigm, our system of reference used to interpret and understand the universe, will, consequently, interfere on the relationships we establish, making them more (or less) cosmoethical. But cosmoethics is not a set of unchangeable rules of conduct. All living beings evolve continuously (even if unaware of it or very slowly; therefore, our personal principles and values need to be revised and re-analysed constantly as they change as we evolve.
This adds another layer of complexity to cosmoethics, as it is not a mere philosophical speculation. Here we have two aspects to consider:
(a) is to understand intellectually the concept of cosmoethics (multidimensional uprightness, cosmic morals that goes beyond social/physical conventions), and
(b) is to apply it, to live according to it, to abide by it. This is what we call theorice, the union of theory and practice, the coherence to align things you say and do to what you think and know.
Some people can study, understand and even promote a very elegant theory, but not necessarily apply it to their own lives. Once one understands cosmoethics, one still has the free will to apply it or not. When someone betrays or bends their own principles and values acquired through many lives, they do a kind of self-sabotage, which we call self-corruption.
As a general rule one should focus on the greatest good for the greatest number. Once a person has a higher level of cosmoethics it is natural and effortless to apply it. There is no crisis, doubts or attempt to take personal advantage; only peace of mind and the certainty of applying the best of one’s knowledge and wisdom at the given time. As a rule of thumb, following one’s real principles is the best course of action, but this has to be indubitably genuine, something coming from the core of one’s micro-universe.
We have to dare to apply the utmost level of correctness despite any kind of influence or pressure. We are the only ones responsible for our actions and thoughts. We can’t change others’ evolutionary level against their will, but we can always improve our own and provide them with assistance to improve theirs.
We can definitely live more cosmoethically than we do; and it is an entirely personal decision independent from external circumstances. Each individual that chases this goal with determination and loyalty to their own principles will be an example to others and will give his/her share of contribution to raise the average level of cosmoethics on this planet.
Analaura Trivellato is an Instructor at the IAC London office. This article was originally published in Italian here