Saturday, January 26, 2013

Fearless Consciousness

Keep walking though there’s no place to get to. Don’t try to see through the distances. That’s not for human beings. Move within, But don’t move the way fear makes you move. Walk to the well. Turn as the earth and the moon turn, circling what they love. Whatever circles comes from the center.

Rumi’s poetry is timeless. He lived over 700 years ago, but his thoughts are 21st century thoughts. Rumi understood that the inner self is fearless. He also knew that contradictory beliefs create fear. Unassimilated and fearful beliefs adopt a life of their own, and they dominate certain areas of our reality. Being human is a journey through a particular area of consciousness. That journey is a melting pot of choices, perceptions and probabilities. We stir that pot using the brain. The brain is spoon-fed by the conscious mind, and it deals with the time lapses implied by our sensual perception.

Rumi believed that the inner self functions without time and space. The inner self is our fearless consciousness. It guides us through this area of consciousness and never leaves its area of consciousness. It interacts with the conscious mind as well as other areas of consciousness. The inner self is the catalyst that instigates the fulfillment of our deeper purpose as we experience our journey. We interpret those pulsations using our belief structure. We act out our beliefs, and move in and out of fear in order to sense the purpose of our inner self.

When we sense that purpose, the earth and the moon turn as we turn. All energy turns to the music of the fearless inner self.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Consciousness Of Flesh

You are not made of water and earth You are not from this whirling universe The body is a river And soul is the running water of life there But where are you? You are not aware of either

Rumi, the 13th century poet and spiritual advisor, talks about the body and soul as if they were one. We forget that the body is composed of atoms and molecules that possess their own consciousness. Our organs possess cells that sense their own identity. They function with a purpose and have memory even though they are constantly changing. They produce a vital body consciousness that has the ability to maintain its own health and equilibrium.

The body is a living gestalt of responsive flesh. It has its own right of existence. The same energy that moves our mind forms the body. The flesh is as spiritual as the soul, and the soul is as natural as the flesh. We can say that the body is the living soul. The soul lives in physical as well as nonphysical form, but while we are physically alive in the flesh the body is the living soul.

The body has the ability to heal itself so the soul in the flesh has the same ability. The soul automatically expands by trusting its own nature.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Truth Of Consciousness

Truth for us is simply a collective name for verification-processes, just as health, wealth, strength etc., are names for other processes connected with life and also pursued because it pays to pursue them. Truth is made, just as health, wealth and strength are made, in the course of experience.

William James, in his 1907 essay, Pragmatism’s Concept of Truth explains how truth is whatever we want it to be. We design our reality around a set of beliefs that may not be true to others. The truth we call truth is flexible; it is wrapped in beliefs and changes as we alter our beliefs. There are inner truths, and they exist without beliefs. They are expressions that hold elements of significance in all areas of consciousness.

We don’t identify many of our beliefs as beliefs. We call them truths so we don’t question them. When we rely on the preconceived truths of others, we create a reality filled with judgmental convictions. We add these convictions to our accepted truths, and we experience a mass reality of sorts. We create these different realities so we can expand our awareness of physical consciousness.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Universal Beauty Of Consciousness

We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the Eternal One.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those thoughts in 1841. Emerson knew that ideas are psychic intent. Psychic intent generates emotions as well as imagination. Ideas are a force of action within consciousness. They are the means by which all interior events are manifested physically. Everything is the result of the action of consciousness. Consciousness is not a thing; it is action. That action contains and is the wise silence of the eternal one.

Emotions and imagination are a powerful form of energy. Intense emotions have more energy than the energy required to launch a rocket in space. Emotions are thoughts from our interior reality. They break the barrier between the physical and nonphysical and manifest in our objective world. They achieve this feat over and over again as we focus on our individual and mass reality.

We do live in divisions, in parts, and particles. But we are never separated from the universal beauty of consciousness. Our physical activities are directed by the conscious mind, but the body consciousness also plays a part in constructing our reality. The invisible counterparts within our body consciousness are fueled by the whole. These counterparts never leave us. Even after death the invisible interior sounds and interior light qualities of our body consciousness stay with us, and we continue to use them to focus and experience other realities.