Friday, February 28, 2014

Sections Of Reality

Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size.

Albert Einstein spent the last thirty years of his life formulating what he called “The Unified Field Theory.” Trying to make sense of our complicated universe, and everything in it is no easy task. Most of us pass the opportunity to dive into the secrets of life, death, and all the other scientific as well as religious mumbo-jumbo in order to function in our specific section of reality.

We really don’t care how and why things are the way they are in the big picture of things as long as our life is functioning according to normal standards. We leave all the complicated universal details to others, and try to enjoy what we see around us. We all create a personal unified field theory, and somehow we understand and make sense of that theory.

Fred Alan Wolf, a modern day version of Einstein, explains how we create our unified field this way:

Information (the stuff of imagination) not only transforms the material world, it becomes it. The adage “you are what you eat” has changed into “you are what you know” and since your knowledge depends on what information you accept as “fact,” you are what you believe!

Fred’s thoughts do make sense in all of our specific sections of reality. We do become what we believe. When we begin to understand, and pay attention to what we believe in our unified field, the massive unified field theory is not as complicated as we believed. We discover that our beliefs change the theory, and our section of reality.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wickedness

‘Tis very strange Men should be so fond of being thought wickeder than they are.

Daniel Defoe wrote those words in his work, A System of Magick. Are humans fond of being something less than loving? The answer to that question is rooted in thought itself. How we accept the self that functions every day is a matter of subjective thought. If we think we are wicked, we will certainly demonstrate qualities of wickedness. But wickedness has many facets to it. What is wicked to some is normal behavior to others.

Some of us believe we are stained with some kind of religious stigma at birth, so being wicked is a product of our multi-faceted economic based educational process. If we believe we are flawed from the start we act flawed, and that behavior can certainly be wicked. No child comes into world with wicked intent. Wicked is certainly a product of our imagination.

Imagination is a fertile field. In that field we grow mental and physically. How we choose to grow is based on the dualistic perceptions that develop from our thoughts. Since we are bombarded with perceptions and probabilities from those thoughts, we can choose to be varying degrees of wicked, or we can choose to be varying degrees of good. Some degrees of good are wicked and some degrees of good can turn wicked, so there is always a little of both in the thinker.

Humans are fond of being wicked in order to experience the physical results of it. Without the wickedness, good would have no meaning in the schemes of dualism.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Alternative Choices

A small amount of self-examination should show you that in a very simple way you are always thinking about probabilities. You are always making choices between probable actions and alternate choices.

Jane Roberts is best known for her work as a channel. Her Seth Books are read all over the world. No matter where her messages came from it’s easy to see that there is truth in her thoughts. We are always thinking about probabilities. Our thoughts create actions. Some of those actions are probable actions and others go uncultivated.

But, what if these uncultivated choices became probable choices? What if the thought we wanted to think wasn’t replaced with the thought we are expected to think. There’s no doubt. Our world would be a different place if all out thoughts became probable choices.

If we focus on thoughts long enough they become beliefs. Like thoughts come together to form a belief, and that union blocks out other thoughts that conflict with that belief. So our beliefs control our ability to experience everything we think. Some thoughts sneak past the blockage and become choices, but we feel bad about experiencing them. We like to call some of those thoughts probable sins, thanks to our religious training, but in essence they are just thoughts outside of our belief structure. Those alternate choices may go to another reality, and in that reality they may be become probable instead of alternative choices.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Sounds Of The Soul

And a man said, Speak to us of self-knowledge. And he answered saying:

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge. You would know in words that which you have always known in thought. You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

Kahlil Gibran is third on the list of best-selling poets of all time. The only two poets in front of him are Shakespeare and Lao Tzu. We all know a little about self-knowledge. What we know of self-knowledge is crammed into us in school or in church. Beneath all that ruble lies our true self-knowledge. Most of us search for it all our lives. We try to find it in others, in work, in church and in family, but it eludes us for the most part.

The secret of days and nights is locked in our subconscious thoughts, and those thoughts sit there waiting to be heard. Our imagination is overflowing with this knowledge, and our dreams try to force this innate knowing into our reality, but our beliefs are powerful guards for the ego. We don’t want to know what we know in this reality. We want to know what we don’t know, so we can experience it. The nature of being human blocks the sounds of the soul, so the off-beat music of our ego can synchronize from the contrast.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Reservoir Of Life

Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness… we all have reservoirs of life to draw upon, of which we do not dream.

William James expressed those thoughts in 1906. He was giving lectures at that time at the Lowell Institute in Boston. We do live in a very restrictive circle when it comes to understanding our consciousness. We understand very little about the nature of our reality. What we do understand seems to change as time moves us through space.

Time doesn’t have any meaning without barriers. In other words, time is meaningless unless it is counteract it with other actions. Unfortunately, that definition takes time to understand. Therein lies the veracity of James statement. The reservoir of time is but one reservoir we draw on to know the self. We use time to define the self, but know very little about time.

We interpret time and consciousness in the same manner. We believe both are limited by our use of them, and how we perceive them. The reservoir of life is rooted in our paradoxical perceptions of time and the self.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Trained To Be Normal Clones

Close observation discloses that most of us, most of the time, behave and act mechanically, like machines. The specifically human power of self-awareness is asleep and the human being, like an animal, acts more or less intelligently solely in response to various influences. Only when man makes use of his power of self-awareness does he attain to the level of a person, to a level of freedom. At that moment he is living not being lived.

E.F. Schumacher was an internationally influential thinker. His 1973 book Small is Beautiful is among the 100 most influential books published after 1945. We do act like machines. We don’t pay attention to our thoughts most of the time. We forget the greater portion of the self, and allow outside influences to control our daily lives.

Self-awareness is something we learn to hide. We don’t want to be aware of the self that functions outside of our typical version of normal. We are trained to be normal clones. We take that normal, and make it lawful while our self-awareness hangs on our tree-of-life waiting for us to use it. Our cloned state prevents us from being free to travel within to our real state of normal. But we can release our cloned-self from our man-made restrictions, and feel the power of self-awareness.

That might sound odd, and no doubt it is, to normal folks who would rather herd themselves in a group, and allow others to push their enter button. We are 21st century machines that need an overhaul, and we are starting to experience that process now. Some will function in this new state of normal better than others, but, without a doubt, we all will feel the presence of self-awareness at some point in our reincarnational cycle.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Cramped And Busy

Great understanding is broad and unhurried, Little understanding is cramped and busy.

Chuang Tzu, the 4th century Chinese philosopher, was influential in the development of Chinese Buddhism, especially Chan Buddhism. Chan Buddhism is also known as Zen. Understanding is a form of awareness. Awareness is a form of enlightenment. Enlightenment is the natural path consciousness takes to feel other aspects of itself.

Somehow we got the notion that enlightenment is reserved for a select group. A group defined by religion or native rituals. That notion is cramped and busy, and filled with little understanding. That is not the nature of consciousness. We all achieve enlightenment in our own way. We all experience other aspects of the self even though we ignore them. We all have guru status, but most of us allow little understanding to get in our way. We give that status to the people who believe they earned it through sacrifice, study and addictiveness.

Great understanding is the awareness that all of us create a reality and we selectively focus on it. Each reality is different, but equally vital to enlightenment. The priest is no better than the thief in the broad and unhurried reality of consciousness. Both are expressing themselves in order to expand the whole within them. That whole is the Zen within little as well as great understanding.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Any Given Event Or Action

Every time you require a definition you acquire a limitation.

Jani King, the Australian author, wrote that short, but insightful, thought in her book The Gift. We don’t realize how limiting our definitions are because they are learned truths. But when we stop and think about how restrictive our word games are, we find judgmental fences around our reality.

Words like time, the past, and the future are limiting according to our belief system. We forget that the past can be as real as the present, and time is relative to the perceiver. Action is another word that puts limitations on us. We overlook the fact that actions are changed by different attitudes, and new associations. The boundaries we set by our definitions infringes on our ability to think for ourselves in this amazing state of being. We are trapped by our own self-created word borders.

On a subconscious level we react to events without the need for words. Our inner vibrations take over, and we function on one or more electromagnetic frequencies. Some or most of these reactions are screened out by the ego, and not admitted to our waking consciousness.

But when all life’s definitions and actions are taken into consideration, it’s safe to say that we are here to experience the definitions as well as the limitations. We expand our awareness from the use of both them. We learn from our restrictions as well as from our freedom.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Song We Sing

You come and go. The doors swing closed Ever more gently almost without a shudder. Of all who move through the quiet houses, You are the quietest.

We become so accustomed to you, We no longer look up When your shadow falls over the book we are reading And makes it glow. For all things Sing you: at times We just hear them more clearly.

Rainer Maria Rilke, the 20th century Prague born poet, does shine a light on the complexity of our consciousness. Our consciousness moves faster than the speed of light, and we never hear its sounds. We are so accustom to the energy that defines us we take it for granted. The Zen within our actions goes unnoticed until we begin to hear the silence of our mind.

We are a catalogue of actions. One action blends into another, and the energy from those actions spreads through the silence of our multidimensional being. The ego overlooks the silence in order to add to our physical experiences. It is like the eye, which doesn’t see itself. Our unnoticed consciousness comes and goes through the swinging doors of several realities.

There are moments when we do sense our inner world, and we experience life more clearly, but we call those moments illusions or dreams. The song our consciousness sings becomes an empty verse filled with the ignorance of self separation, but the rhythm from our song never stops.