Human consciousness is a state of awareness of our relationship to external objects. It is different from animal consciousness because animals cannot influence or control their mental state. Humans can work with or against their state of consciousness, just as we can work with or against the force of gravity. To work against consciousness is to manipulate its basic precepts and principles and to direct our consciousness toward the achievement of a purpose or result that we know would be destructive, or that we would not desire for ourselves. Consciousness holds us responsible for this perversion of its truest purpose.
To work with the state of consciousness is to understand that being alive and awake is being in a state of conscious creation. As we begin to acknowledge and to understand that we are always creating, we become more conscious and more deliberate in our thoughts, words and actions. When we achieve perfect alignment wth consciousness we will have arrived at a place of eternal bliss. However, in our own power it is impossible for us to align perfectly with consciousness, just as it is impossible for someone to align perfectly with the force of gravity so that they never ever drop something, or spill a glass of milk or other liquid. Perfect alignment always requires an intermediary who fully and completely embodies the standard to which all must aspire.
A measuring rod is one type of an intermediary that facilitates alignment within each building structure and between building structures. It is a standard that ensures that in the air, on the sea, and on land, whether you are building a cathedral, a mosque, a museum, or an elementary school, perfect alignment can exist, but only to the extent that each builder agrees with and uses the standard or the "intermediary."
In the context of consciousness, the Holy Spirit of God embodies the principle of perfect alignment with consciousness. He is perfection. To the extent that we individually or collectively aspire to perfect alignment with consciousness, he is the standard that can elevate us to that place of perfect alignment, individually and collectively. He is our intermediary if we choose to have him in our hearts. He can take our world from a place of chaos and confusion to the place of eternal bliss.