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In order to understand the nature of the Absolute and of the relative aspects of what we call Real, we will make an analogy, which must not be taken literally, since the Absolute cannot be defined.

Let’s imagine an endless and extremely deep Ocean. The surface of the water is so peaceful and calm that it is almost invisible. This is the reference, the basis for all comparisons.

Let us now imagine that on the surface of the ocean there suddenly appear waves which create vibrations. These vibrations make the almost invisible surface of the water become visible.

Analogically, when a vibration is produced into the Absolute, It becomes manifested and visible. We call this ‘relative reality’.

The thing that must not be forgotten is that the ocean is the unifying element which penetrates and harmonizes all relative realities. That is why the Ocean can be called Absolute Existence or Pure Consciousness.

We can produce waves on the surface, but the more profound levels will never be disturbed. They will forever be in a state of peace (calm).

We can say that big and noisy waves (low frequency) correspond to the lower levels of relative reality, and the fine and quick ripples (high frequency) correspond to the higher levels of manifestation.

If we will ask a quantum physicist what an electron is made of, he will answer that an electron is a pattern of waves who vibrate at a certain frequency which determines its energy.

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But if we will ask the physicist WHAT is that which vibrates, he will answer ‘nobody knows’. Using the analogy with the ocean, we can say that the electron is a wave on the surface of the ocean.

This wave vibrates in comparison with the deep, still levels of Pure Consciousness. Therefore, we will be able to answer the question of WHAT vibrates in an electron by saying that a unit of pure consciousness vibrates there.

When we understand that Reality is made of two aspects: one is the bottom of the ocean and the other is the surface which vibrates, we realize that spirit and matter emerge from the same fundamental essence.

The solid matter is expressed as the big, slow waves on the surface of the ocean (low frequency, big amplitude)(which is a more restricted manifestation of consciousness), whereas the mind, for example, is like a very fine and quick ripple (high frequency, small amplitude)(which is a more intense and free manifestation of consciousness).

Going deeper into this analogy, we can define the Absolute as being an infinitely delicate vibration of practically zero amplitude and infinite frequency.

In this situation, we have a perfectly calm surface which contains a tremendous energy. We call this energy ‘creative potential’.

This very powerful and extremely refined energy is also endowed with wisdom, which confers to every system an aptitude of auto-organization (allowing it to function as a whole).

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The more reduced the amplitude, the higher the energy (frequency) and the closer the peaks of the vibratory wave. When the vibrations become fast and the peaks are so close that they become identified with each other, a ‘quasi-static’ state is attained, in which movement remains potential.

Then, the energy of the system becomes infinite. Therefore, the Absolute is a state in which the opposites (peak and valley) become one. Thus, movement and rest fuse into one.

The Absolute crowns the hierarchy of the relative realities and at the same time it is their source. In its transcendent “form”, the Absolute is potentially dynamic, whereas once manifested it becomes the source and foundation of the entire Universe, from physical matter to the most subtle realities.