Day-consciousness -- Sources

Source texts from the books by Jozef Rulof for the article ‘day-consciousness’.
Based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
These sources presume the prior reading of the article ‘day-consciousness’.

Awake

The day-consciousness is the conscious material thinking and feeling when we are awake.
It is only in the fourth grade of sleep that this day-consciousness has gone to sleep completely:
In the fourth grade, the personality sinks away and the conscious material, day-conscious thinking is discarded.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
In the day-consciousness, we experience our feelings.
The subconscious is the storehouse from where these feelings come:
However the day-conscious self is to experience, the unconscious serves as a storing place and can be heavenly, because you have stored the laws of many lives there.
Along with suffering and sorrow!
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
A part of our subconscious can be consciously present in our day-consciousness for a few percent:
You can experience, even now you can experience, while you live here in Amsterdam or wherever, you can still experience things from France, Italy, Africa.
You see something, you say: ‘Hey, I know that’, and then that is the Africans and American, English or whatever people where you were, is at that moment for so many grades, percentage of feeling conscious, and is part of your day consciousness.
Your day consciousness is represented by millions of lives.
It is not strange at all that you have a talent for languages, or that you do art; that man has this and that man has that.
Someone comes, can do this.
Mozart went to the piano, another child can do joinery, and that one can bake bread.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950

Recovery of the day-consciousness

Why does the human being dream?
It is usually just the recovery of the day consciousness.
Then the human being has experienced too much over the years, and that is then analysed in the dream, in the sleep, and then the life and the material reach harmony again – and be happy that it happens – or the inner life would irrevocably destroy the nervous system in one month.
Questions and Answers Part 2, 1951
During sleep, the soul is better able to clear from her life of feeling what is not important, than during the busy day-consciousness:
But what you want to know is: you are asleep, in unconsciousness, aren’t you, you are consciously thinking.
And now you can fantasize, you can experience things, you can experience crazy whims, you can do that, you can have the greatest fun, you can experience a fairground, a space, you can experience wonderful images, spiritual images, scenes, and you can, what every human being experiences, experience a fairground in the spirit.
You touch something here and something there and something there, that piles up, that dominates you, that sits on top of your feeling, and that must go, or you will go after a while ...
And there the dream is just ahead, that is the experiencing for the human being asleep, the correcting of the day consciousness, and then those horrible things leave again.
And then the personality can say again one day, you do not even know that: ‘Hey, how light I am again’. And then the overhasty, the superfluous, what does not have any possession, has not got any foundation, that now goes overboard.
The soul does that, your life of feeling does that.
Your life of feeling says: I want nothing more to do with that.
You throw the most crazy things overboard precisely when asleep, and one day you attract them, you attract them to you in day consciousness.
Do you not think that is wonderful, that the soul and the personality, cares more, takes better care of itself, is more in harmony asleep, than in day consciousness?
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950

Beyond the day-consciousness

During a contact evening, people ask master Zelanus a question about sleepwalking:
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘Master Zelanus, science still does not know what a sleep walker means.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
While sleepwalking, the things of the day can be experienced just like during dreams:
That means – I will just lean on that – that means, that the human being experiences the things of the day when asleep, at a hundred percent.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
Jozef Rulof gives an example from his own youth, that as ‘Jeus’ he sleepwalks to the doves in the attic of his parents’ house:
Look, you will soon read in ‘Jeus of Mother Crisje’, Jeus comes to the doves, plays with them, falls asleep.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
His Father ‘The Tall Hendrik’ wants to lift up the child:
The child sleepwalks upstairs, crawls up the stairs, lies down again between the doves.
Then ...
Tall Hendrik wants to lift up that child – I recorded it yesterday precisely, read it with André – Tall Hendrik wants to lift up the child.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
However, his mother Crisje intuitively feels that you may not touch a sleepwalker:
‘No’, Crisje says, ‘do not touch him, because now something can happen.’
Of course, you can experience a shock, a coughing up of blood and everything, the heart can stand still instantly, because you intervene with both hands into a hundred percent becoming conscious, experience; you are in the actual life, which no longer possesses any resistance, any thinking, any feeling.
So you can instantly break that body, break the little feet, break the hands, because that will has gone.
That body is lying there, no longer has any will, does not want any day conscious, because your fingers, your hands get inspiration as your will comes, don’t they?
And here the will has gone.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
Sleepwalking is experienced outside the day-consciousness:
That child, Jeus experienced that at a hundred percent in the unconscious, in the sleep.
So we experience now, we now have unconsciousness and conscious thinking and feeling, but free from the day-conscious.
So, the action has gone, the strength has gone, because it is lying lifeless, the personality is thinking, feeling, bowing, speaking, free from the tissues.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950