Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Consciousness Of Our Entity

The first and foremost of all the thoughts that arise in the mind is the primal “I”-thought. It is only after the rise or origin of the “I”-thought that innumerable other thoughts arise.

That thought comes from The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi published in 1959. Sri Ramana Maharshi spent most of his life in Arunachala in South India. His teachings were rooted in non-dualism and self-awareness. Ramana Maharshi said many things over the course of his seventy years. His thoughts about the “I” or the self can be considered a subjective belief expressed objectively.

Our innate beliefs are rooted in the consciousness of our entity, which is a collection of souls. Our entity is a psychic structure. It is composed of many selves. Each self within our entity is aware and focused on its own dimension and time of activity. The body in each of these dimensions is not aware of other dimensions, but the self or "I" is aware.

Our life, just like messages that leap over our nerve endings, is a psychic message that leaps across the nerve cells of a multidimensional structure. But we are more than a message sent to a superself. We are not lost in an unforgiving universe. The self we call "I" has a memory of all our simultaneous existences just like the cells that retain a memory of our physical structures.

In human form, we consciously put all experiences in time concepts so we interpret these simultaneous lives in reincarnational terms. We believe one happens before another. All our lives exist at once just like the cells that make up our physical form. As the entity completes one journey within a specific dimension the consciousness it is not destroyed or absorbed by another aspect of the self. That consciousness chooses where to focus using awareness as the light of existence.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cracks of Awareness

Of the universal mind each individual man is one more incarnation. All properties consist in him. Each new fact in his private experience flashes a light on what great bodies of men have done, and the crises of his life refer to national crises. Each revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind, and when the same thought occurs to another man, it is the key to that era. Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again, it will solve the problem of the age. The fact narrated must correspond to something in me to be credible or intelligible. We as we read must become Greeks, Romans, Turks, priest and king, martyr and executioner, or we shall learn nothing rightly. What befell Asdrubal or Caesar Borgia is as much an illustration of the mind’s power and depravation as what has befallen us.

Each new law and political movement has meaning for you. Stand before each of its tablets and say, “Under this mask did my Proteus nature hide itself.” This remedies the defect of our too great nearness to ourselves. This throws our actions into perspective: and as crabs, goats, scorpions, the balance, and the water pot lose their meanness when hung as signs in the zodiac, so I can see my own vices without heat in the distant persons of Solomon, Alcibiades and Catiline.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those thoughts in his 1841 essay History. The physical history of man is linear as well as circular. Every thought is an impulse created non-physically in the individual mind and then manifests somehow. Separated consciousness is taught to believe the thoughts created by other minds have more validity, and a fragmented self tries to solve problems using the thoughts of others or through a collective group of peers that have gained prominence. The tendency to be united in thought is innate, so human awareness hides under the mask of Proteus and becomes a sterile concept in order to conform. Emerson point is that thoughts are self created impulses that dangle in front of every form of consciousness in order to be experienced physically and those thoughts are uniquely similar to other thoughts that have their genesis in the non-physical. Each thought is the energy of a non-physical self expressing a desire to experience a physical manifestation which expands the awareness of a complete self. There is an archipelago of mind where genius boils over in is own sand of uniqueness as it spews impulses into individual minds which float in vast sea of experiences.

The perceived separation from that archipelago is a choice of different qualities of consciousness, and within each choice a plethora of realities exists. The issues experienced within each reality are self-created, compliments of the innate school of expansion. Awareness is a blinking light of knowing that shapes the structure of impulses and manifest thoughts of genius from the well of bubbling mental enzymes.

The conformity experienced by an individual consciousness is the latent desire to be whole within a physical creation that continuously expands in its own mental enzymes. The desire to be whole is the catalyst for physical conformity which creates laws with rational meaning as well as restrictive physical limitations, but the wholeness of the archipelago seeps through cracks of awareness and continues to create other realities to experience.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Root Assumptions

Do we ever understand what we think? We understand only such thinking as is a mere equation and from which nothing comes out but what we have put in. That is the manner of the intellect. But beyond that there is a thinking in primordial images, in symbols that are older than historical man; which have been ingrained in him from earliest times, and, eternally living, outlasting all generations, still make up the groundwork of the human psyche.

It is possible to live the fullest life only when we are in harmony with these symbols; wisdom is a return to them. It is a question neither of belief nor knowledge, but of the agreement of our thinking with the primordial images of the unconscious.

Carl Jung, the 20th century Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology, wrote those thoughts in his 1936 book, Modern Man in Search of a Soul. Jung is describing what Eastern philosophy has expressed for centuries. As Jung said, we only understand what we perceive and believe. Perceptions and beliefs are rooted in the assumptions we make about social and religious beliefs as well as the other five or six core beliefs in our belief structure. Our root assumptions are built-in ideas of our focused reality. They are agreements we make with the conscious mind. Every reality has its own set of agreements.

The conscious mind is a complex aspect of the self. We like to believe that only one aspect of the self exists in this reality, but as Jung points out we are immersed in other aspects of the conscious mind. Those aspects are not connected to the brain so there is a primordial element to our psyche. Our moments of reflection bring some of these elements into our reality, but we usually ignore them. We perceive reality as cause and effect, guilt and punishment, and the expansion of time so our primortal thoughts do not fit into our root assumptions. But, they exist whether we recognize them or not. We exist in more than one reality. These realities are simultaneous and open-ended. The aspect of the conscious mind that is connected to the brain is moving toward the realization that it plays a part in these multidimensional realities.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In the Beginning of No Beginning

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Those thoughts were written in Genesis 1:1-2. Thoughts like those are a fundamental part of Christian belief. God created heaven and earth as well as man. There’s a deep rooted belief system that surrounds those thoughts, and if anyone questions the validity of God creating man, it’s an act of heresy. Heresy is defined as a perception or belief that rests outside of Christianity. Anyone who boldly denies the veracity of those thoughts is considered an outsider and a heretic. A heretic is a person who does not conform to accept doctrines, principles, and the beliefs of organized groups.

If we say that man created God in his own image, we may certainly be considered a heretic. Our education system tells us God came first. There is always a first and a last in duplicity, but God is certainly not about duplicity. Duplicity is speaking or acting in two different ways concerning the same matter with the intent to deceive or to live in a double state or quality. Man lives in that state and created it in order to experience aspects of consciousness physically.

Coomaraswamy points out in his work Hinduism and Buddhism> that the conjoint principles, for example, Heaven and Earth or Sun and Moon, man and woman, were originally one. Ontologically, the conjugation is a vital operation, productive of a third in the image of the first and the nature of the second.

Man assigns words to different beliefs and then places them in compartments. Each belief fits into one or more of those compartments, but the beliefs are in constant motion, and change as consciousness expands. Some of our compartments are not full because we move beliefs from to one compartment in the mind to another based on our perception and experiences.

Quantum physics explains that consciousness is all one, but does fragment in order to experience itself within unlimited frames of reality. Reality is a term that describes individual experiences. The oneness of consciousness creates the mental enzymes to fragment into various aspects of its self. Man is one of those fragments. The perception of separation creates duality, and in that duality man creates God in his own image. God is another self that is a whole part of man. Man assigns human qualities to this self like judgment, punishment, fear and vindictiveness, because those are the elements that define aspects of our reality.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Household Fire Of Consciousness

We distinguish the announcements of the soul, its manifestations of its own nature, by the term Revelation. These are always attended by the emotion of the sublime. For this communication is an influx of the Divine mind into our mind. It is an ebb of the individual rivulet before the following of the sea of life. Every distinct apprehension of this central commandment agitates men with awe and delight. A thrill passes through all men at the reception of new truth, or at the performance of a great action, which comes out of the heat of nature.

In these communications the power to see is not separated from the will to do, but the insight proceeds from obedience, and the obedience proceeds from a joyful perception. Every moment when the individual feels himself invaded by it is memorable. By the necessity of our constitution, a certain enthusiasm attends the individual’s consciousness of that divine presence. The character and duration of the enthusiasm varies with the state of the individual, from an ecstasy and trance and prophetic inspiration, which is rarer appearance, to the faintest glow of virtuous emotion, in which form it warms, like our household fires, all the families and associations of men, and makes society possible.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those words in his 1841 essay The Over-soul. Our cells have a personal kind of memory. Every experience is etched in our atoms and molecules, and when we are in a certain states of awareness mass memories can be activated. These memories may not just involved our personal experiences. All memories and experiences in our life are written in the expanding memory of the universe. In specific states of awareness these memories may be animated in an entirely different framework.

At certain points in linear time we may spontaneously experiences these mass memories. We search our beleif structure and find the appropriate belief and then label the experience. If there is no past memory of an experience, we usually rely on religion or our faith in the unknown to interpret it. These experiences are a natural part of our psyche, but we tend to label them unnatural. The unnatural warms our household fire of consciousness and eventually these experiences become natural. There is nothing unnatural about the nature of the psyche. It is the wave that hits the wall of reality in our sea of life.