No One Chose, No One Knows

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No one chose to be Tom or Mary or Adolph Hitler or Billy Graham or Albert Einstein. Each just appeared and fulfilled that experience. No one chose the circumstances of their formative years that shaped the resulting adult. No one chose which culture or religious affiliation to which he/she would be most exposed or influenced by. The experience just happened. No one knows why each happened. No one knows just why or how each experience developed. No one chose to be born. No one is controlling the millions of bodily functions sustaining us every minute. No one is controlling all those unexpected events occurring daily in our lives. No one knows if there is individual selection or to what degree. No one knows if there is an independent thinker or doer.

Where do thoughts originate? Is your brain generating thought? If we are generating our thought, why do we not know them in advance? We have not the slightest idea of what will be our next thought. How could we possibly be generating them not knowing them in advance? If we are generating our thoughts, why do we have those we would rather not.

“My brain is only a receiver. In the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know it exists.” Nikola Tesla

Does the physical ever create the mental? Is not the body and brain mere objects? The brain is of the very same substance as a rock, a tree or a car. It is all vibrating energy. It is all Consciousness, God or whatever you wish to call IT. There is every bit as much Consciousness in a rock, a car or space as in a brain. All of physicality, whether organic or material, is the same stuff, energy vibrating at different frequencies. It is all molecular structure composed of subatomic particles or rather that which appears as particles to an observer. Science and quantum mechanics now have come to realize that there are no particles after all. In reality, there are no material objects. Energy forms that which appears as physicality as the observer observes, or in accordance to the observers expectations. But which came first, the observation or the expectation? All of physicality is the mere projection of Consciousness manifesting as the play of sensory perception.

I know not the answers, but of this I’m sure, at least to my own satisfaction. There is no separation or separate beings or individuals. There is only Consciousness manifesting through infinite and unique expressions which we as individual aspects of IT experience as this magnificent and marvelous universe. Bodies are buried but no one ever buried the Consciousness. We are not temporary bodies experiencing temporary consciousness but infinite and eternal Consciousness experiencing temporary bodies. We are not Tom and Mary individuals but Tom and Mary experiences. Everything is the expression of the ONE.

If the ONE is only perfection and goodness, Why is there sickness, evil, etc.? Expression requires contrast, contrast requires opposites, etc. We could not appreciate wellness without sickness or happiness without sadness, etc. If the ONE is the sole creator and is perfect, why did he create evil and imperfection? Perhaps He didn’t and it is all the mere temporary projection of infinite experience. Just as a movie has no reality except as images appearing on a screen, experience has no reality except as expression just as a thought of a new car has no reality except as perhaps creation of a pleasant emotion. Evil and the Devil exists only as we create them by our concepts or beliefs. God really is perfect and really is love but we don’t really believe it or we wouldn’t be accusing IT of condemnation and horrible eternal suffering. Such are not characteristic of freedom, love and perfection. Such belief is both blatant contradiction and blatant desecration of both love and God. God is not a creator of failures, refuse and rejects or a failed creation.

Consciousness is ONE and cannot be separate. It has no boundaries. If Consciousness is separate, as in bodies, where does yours end and mine begin? How are the boundaries defined? If our Consciousness is confined to an individual, how are we aware of each other? How could Consciousness be aware of anything outside itself?

God cannot be both separate and infinite. God cannot be both omnipresent and separate. It is impossible for the Infinite to create outside Itself or for the Omnipresent to create a separate entity. You may say, well, anything is possible with God, but God does not violate the very laws of reason and order IT established.

We believe we are the thinker, controller and doer but I seriously doubt it. I suspect it is all part of the game Consciousness is playing within Itself.

Have you forgiven yourself?

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Much has been said about karma. The main explanation I have found is that there is no supreme being judging and holding our sins, mistakes or evil deeds against us. Now, having said there is no supreme being, let me hurry on to say there is supreme Consciousness which is infinite and eternal and we are IT. However, IT is not judging or condemning. It is simply a matter of universal law or the old adage of reaping what we sow. When we do anything that causes hurt or distress against another we do it to ourselves. We will have consequences to face invariably. When we do harm to another, engage in greed, selfishness, etc. there is a resultant negative emotion that develops within our inner being. Those emotions build and affect our relationships. Our sense of self worth diminishes and we begin to fault find or measure ourselves to others to compensate our value relative to them, etc.

I think many times these emotions lay hidden in our subconscious. We’ve all read how regression hypnotists sometimes can take people back to uncover and erase the emotional effects of some of those events. I am going to suggest that we do not really need regression therapy but can simply forgive ourselves once we come to the correct realization of this experience.

To be truly free, content and happy we must be pure of heart. But no one is completely pure of heart. However, once we finally come to the realization that there is nothing worthwhile to be gained by greed, taking from or hurting another or attachment to worldly things, we can then forgive others for their ignorance as well as ourselves and make it all go away.

In my opinion the secret to peace, contentment and happiness is as follows:

1 The decision to be so.
2 Total acceptance of what is
3 Living in the NOW
4 Being aware of the NOW experience
5 Total and complete surrender to that which is sustaining us and this marvelous existence.

Ain’t no dead people!

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Well, It depends on how you define people.  Are people physical bodies or Consciousness?   A physical body is nothing more than just another object, like a rock, tree, car, etc.   Physicality is nothing but vibrating energy at different frequencies.  Life is not about a beating heart or electrical activity in a brain. Life is awareness and knowing or Consciousness or that which enlivens and animates the purely physical.  Our problem is that we focus almost entirely on the physical which is nothing but meaningless objects.  The essence of existence is Consciousness.  This existence presents us with two phenomena, the physical and the non physical.  The physical being that which is limited, quantifiable, has boundaries, can be analyzed, etc.  The non physical being Consciousness and the very essence of existence and beyond the scope of science or human understanding.  Science is limited to the purely physical.  Proof is limited to the purely physical.  In fact, in reality, there is no proof of anything.  Much of which is proven today is found to be false tomorrow.  The essence of existence is Consciousness which needs no proof but is self evident. 

People come and go.  Bodies are buried but who ever buried their Consciousness or can attest to its demise as well?  Who can explain it?  Who has ever traced it?  From whence it cometh or goeth?

We are not temporary bodies experiencing temporary Consciousness but infinite and eternal Consciousness experiencing temporary bodies.

 

 

 

 

 

Being conscious…

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Openobserver:

Well said!

Originally posted on Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean:

Being conscious

You exist in time, but you belong to eternity. You are a penetration of eternity into the world of time. You are deathless, living in a body of death. Your consciousness knows no death, no birth. It is only your body that is born and dies. But you are not aware of your consciousness. You are not conscious of your consciousness, and that is the whole art of meditation; Becoming conscious of consciousness itself.

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The Difference in Depression and Elation

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Is it not merely thought?  Suppose you were born blind and by some miraculous medical procedure your sight was restored an hour ago.  Imagine your elation right now.  Yet you would be the same person but your evaluation of perspectives or attitude would have drastically changed.   In fact you’re much better off as is than if your sight was just restored because you have had the wonder of all of life’s scenery thus far.   So what’ll it be, elation or depression?  What sort of problems are you allowing to bring down your spirits or gratitude for life?  Does the inner or outer determine your happiness?  Of which are you in control?

Prayer and Meditation

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ImageI view these two phenomena in this way.   Prayer, no doubt is a common practice by almost everyone the world over.  Almost everyone is convinced that they are small and vulnerable and created by a “separate” all powerful being who is available for help if we properly behave and worship IT.   Meditation is something we all hear a lot about and may experiment with occasionally but for the most part, that is about it for the vast majority.

Prayer requires an active mind.  Prayer is asking for something.  It is a request.  It arises out of either a fear that things are not going to turn out favorably or a seeking of assurance that it will.  Or it is an expression of dissatisfaction for “what is” and a request for improvement.  In any case it is fear rather than faith based, it seems to me.  To me, faith is not forcing belief that our desires are going to be granted but rather that all is working to our ultimate good.

Meditation, on the other hand, is not seeking or asking for anything.  Meditation requires an empty mind. It requires the freeing of oneself of all activity, even thought and simply “being” or existing as a watchful observer.  It is total submission and surrender to the present moment.  It never seeks control or change but is unruffled by the ups and downs of physicality with a deep knowing that all is ultimately well.  It simply accepts change as it comes.  Meditation is simple awareness.  it is complete acceptance of “what is”.

 

Be Not Deceived

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You are not that which you see reflected in the mirror.  Life is not confined to a physical body.  What you are is not reflected by a mirror.  You are that which is aware of both the physical body and the mirror but not limited by either.  You are the totality of existence.

NEWS FLASH! THERE IS NO PHYSICAL LIFE!

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Life is not physical.  The physical is mere experience.  Physicality is the infinite experience of Consciousness.  Life does not reside in a physical body.  Life is not a beating heart, circulating blood or electrical activity in a brain.  Life is knowing and awareness.  One can slay a human body but where or when was knowing or awareness ever buried?  Who ever traced, defined or isolated it?  When was Consciousness ever threatened or destroyed?  Life is Consciousness, physicality is that which IT experiences.

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