Perhaps the single most important thing to become aware of if you wish to awaken from the dream of mind is being fully aware of how your mind has attached itself to stories – and in particular the story of you and the world.
It is my experience as a person who has long explored the human psyche that we all come into our lives with “soul issues”. These are essential tendencies and patterns of behaviour that recur from lifetime to lifetime.
There are other kinds of stories besides soul stories which impact our lives. Like soul stories, they are embedded within consciousness fields that impact how we experience life on this planet. For example, the consciousness structures of our ancestors become implicitly contained within our psyches when we are born, as does the energy of place, country, race and so on. Then there are planetary and cosmic influences. All of these things operate beyond our conscious control. An important point is that though highly significant, these other energies tend to be subtle. They are best dealt with by highly attuned masters of the spirit. In other words, addressing them is like doing advanced courses of math, and it is not much use for an average student attempting to explore such things.
This is not so with the power of story. It is your mastery of this level of mind that lays the foundation for your awakening. Without a strong understanding of the mind, you quite simply cannot awaken. This is true even if you are a master of the psychic realm. And this is why many people who are highly psychic or intuitive are not spiritually mature. Many clairvoyants remain trapped in drama and suffering because they do not become masters of the mind.
It is a very simple thing to become aware of your story. All you have to do is witness the thoughts that repeatedly enter your head as your life unfolds. Those thoughts contains patterns of belief, and macro-constructs about how life and cosmos operate.
The self-limiting themes that dominate humanity are easy enough to spot. We have the story of the victim, where life is unfair and has stolen your light from you. This is perhaps the pervasive of all meta-narratives present in current humanity. It is a story of blame. It is always the other guy’s fault. Then there is the story of the bad boy or girl. This is one of guilt and shame, where the dominant idea is “There is something wrong with me.”
Of course we also have the stories of the bully, the unloved one, and the lost soul. In the story of the outcast, our hero must be vanished from the village, forever ostracised and alone. A related theme is that of the pariah, the dirty one who must carry the sins of the fathers.
All such stories have subtle variations and expressions, and the precise beliefs that underpin them vary from person to person. Nobody loves me. I can never get what I want. You can’t trust anyone. The world is a cruel and terrible place. People are crap. Life is unfair. It doesn’t matter what you do, you can never succeed. I am powerless.
There are, of course, positive stories and expressions of consciousness, yet they don’t tend to hold us back. Believing that “I am a beautiful and loveable human being” won’t get you into too much trouble. The exception is with narcissistic or delusional beliefs. Believing that you cannot fail may have certain advantages, but sooner or later the story will come unstuck, because we all fail at something sooner or later. So sometimes we have to bring awareness to how we set ourselves up for suffering by overestimating our capacities, and what is required to produce certain outcomes in life.
Every single thought that enters your mind, and every single life event you experience is an opportunity to deepen your awareness of your story. This is the great news. No matter at what stage of life you find yourself, you can bring attention to your soul story simply by bringing yourself fully present and observing thoughts and beliefs as they arise. One time I became more deeply aware of my story as the victim, when I saw how following a certain sporting team was bringing out my victim-centered story. When my team was losing, I found myself blaming the umpire (a very common theme!), the ground conditions, the media reports and so on. Anybody but the team. Have you ever met a person who, on Monday morning, admitted that the referee gave his team a leg up? It doesn’t happen. The referee is always against your team, the media biased against your political views, and the teacher always grades the other guy above you unfairly. Strange that, isn’t it? Like I said, the victim story – the idea that everything is unfair and the world is against me – is the prime story which currently holds back people on this planet.
Becoming present is simple. Whenever you find yourself in a situation where there is suffering arising from the world of mind, simply stop and bring your attention to any object that is within your physical proximity. It might be the photocopier, the chair, the tissue on the table. Plants are wonderful ways to ground yourself in presence, as their energy in completely here, completely now.
As your attention falls upon the object, say the words to yourself: “I re-set. I am here now in the truth of this moment.” Breathe deeply, centre yourself within your body. Then witness any thoughts that enter your mind in relation to the situation in which you find yourself. As the witness, you will be able to separate your judgments towards what is happening from the situation itself. Make the intention to stay in that state of presence for at least thirty minutes. As you ground yourself in the present moment you will be able gain a new perspective upon your situation, and from there you will be able to intuit the best course of action to resolve your problem; or simply relax and await the situation to run its course.
It is only from the truth of presence that you can truly see the world, can truly see yourself in your infinite magnificence. As long as you remain in the world of story you cannot live in the truth of who you are as a spiritual being. You cannot truly love yourself, nor this world where God has placed you.
The mind is a world of illusion. But most people tend to be so attached to their mind’s story and its interpretations that they cannot distinguish thought from truth. Your task on the path of awakening is to develop a full, experiential, embodied understanding of this. And once you do that, you will be a master of the mind, and a champion of the soul.
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It is strongly suggested to read Understanding Source Creation through Spiritual Enlightenment prior to this article or this will not make any sense.
From the smallest cell to the largest galaxy, everything is the same. It is made of the same, and it is only by the scale of enormous proportion does it appear to be different. We are everything in existence and we are nothing. Leaving only consciousness.
Today we are going to explain the scale of solar system and explain just how we are cells in Mother Earth, being cells in her body.
To understand the consciousness of God, the ALL, we need to understand that his consciousness is all that exists in our milky way galaxy. His “body” is the sort of “solar body” that includes all of the planets of our solar system, (the sun can be described as his solar plexus) right down to the microscopic level of us being the ATOMS and Eve’s in this solar body encompassed in the cell conscious of mother earth.
Just as you being a cell or the ATOM, you have consciousness; and when you realize that you are part of the larger system, it become clear how each planet in our solar system has consciousness. Meaning just as you are conscious, on a larger scale each planetary body has consciousness. A collective conscious, a knowing of its own body and all of the cells individual conscious within it.This is why planets are commonly referred to as Titans as in ancient mythology each planet has a different name other than the names we use today. Saturn is Chronos, Jupiter is Zeus, Earth is Gaia and so on and so forth.
So imagine if you were mother earth. What would you look like? Mother earth’s consciousness would lead her to believe that she is also made in the image of her creator, being God. So mother earth would look human as do you and I. Made in the image of our creator. Until mother earth is aware that she is a part of the larger body, she will believe that she is the only existence in the system. The way we are only aware of ourselves and nothing else in the universe.
Ascension of the Planetary Bodies
The ascension process is flowing through each cell, and planetary body in the galaxy. As each cell awakens and becomes aware of its “oneness” the process of evolution as a collective conscious has begun. It will not be until each and every cell, in our system is awake and aware of this unity that we will transcend our existence and allow for the Golden Age once more to shine upon us.
By Aurora Clawson Guest Writer for SoulScience
To Awaken one’s Consciousness is what all of our lifetimes lead to. It is the process of letting go of the conclusions about reality and who we are that we learn in the world, and awakening to greater truth that lies within.
Our minds are very powerful. We empower that which we focus upon. To focus upon the limitations we have learned in the world is the mechanic by which we remained imprisoned within them. We are taught to identity ourselves with our reactions to the world and what we accomplish in the world. We are taught to identify ourselves with our momentary thoughts, and to define ourselves by our experiences. This is extremely erroneous, and it is this mechanic that creates all of the suffering in our lives, and cumulatively in this world.
There is a very acute reason why this world is so harsh and cruel in some aspects while being such a beautiful planet. It is the humanity living on this planet distorting and imprisoning truth because they are so out of sync with their true nature. They have adopted pseudo selves that cannot hope to give them what they have the capacity to be and receive. It is in identifying with these pseudo selves that is how we restrict our inborn awareness and keep ourselves crippled and in bondage to a paradigm that recreates itself constantly using the power of our own minds. The ego is a tremendous ‘dumbing down’ of our inner genius and joy. Our true natures are expanded Consciousness, without limitation, wildly creative, loving and fearless. What the ego creates is a ghoulish deranging of our truth. Yet, we are here because we are powerful enough to transcend this ego, and that is precisely how we awaken our Cosmic Consciousness. Our human aspects are projections of this Cosmic Consciousness that are here to experience the untruth of ego and transcend it. That is the tool of our awakening.
Our thoughts are energy frequencies that go out to effect the world and our lives. They empower that which we focus upon. When one changes their focus from the limited reasoning, ego based perceptions of the world, and turns it inward, the power of our focus begins to activate deeper aspects of mind that begin to synergize with one another and create a powerful energetic formula for awakening. This brings about the releasing of our inner illusions and the awakening of the deeper truths about ourselves and reality. We have many allies in other dimensions that work with each of us, guiding and protecting our journey. But this journey is not an easy one, since it involves the releasing of our most painful misconceptions about ourselves and life.
One begins to awaken their consciousness by turning within, learning meditation, and becoming aware of the fact that their ego is not who they truly are. It is a process in which you begin to learn about the laws of the universe, such as the Law of Attraction, Karma, Chaos and Order, etc. and how our own thoughts engage these laws to co create our lives.
One must learn to quiet the mind, via meditation, as I said before, and develop something called ‘present moment awareness’, wherein you train the mind to focus on the present by remaining aware to the best of your ability of the ways your mind is perceiving the moment. It is either perceiving through limitation or expansiveness. We must create new patterns of positive reinforcement of our TRUTH via daily awareness of our thought process.
We are, right now our fullness wholly manifest. We need only awaken our awareness from the dream spell of ego taught and propagated in this world. We have that power to do this, or we would not be challenged to do so. However we must be spiritual warriors and fearless. We must be able to let go of what we think we know from our egocentric sense of self, and the myth that only pure logic is a valid tool for truth. This is one of the biggest illusions in the world. We must open the mind to be receptive to whole new paradigm of reality and possibility. We must unleash our self authority, claim creative freedom and embrace our fullness by turning within, and finally listening.
By Aurora Clawson Guest Writer for SoulScience
The greatest spiritual question is “Who am I?” Therefore, the greatest spiritual answer would be the comprehension of “I am”, which is beyond words.
The only one who can discover the truth of Self, is a self. Therefore, the door exists within each self, and the answer to the question, “Who am I?” is unveiled through that door alone. Never in what the senses can detect.
Sentience is existence/awareness upon which the creation rests. The energy of existence came first, lending itself to all form. Form does not give existence to existence. Existence allows form to exist. I AM is the comprehension of EXISTENCE as a Self Aware Being. I AM is what it feels like to be existence free of form while still in a world of form. You cannot find existence by investigating forms. Existence is the Cosmic SELF of all form.
Simply put, You cannot define the person planting the garden, by scientific exploration of the garden down to its quarks. The soil, the plants, the synthesis of natural elements, all describe only what the person liked and can do and work with.
The answer to the biggest spiritual question lies in the person planting the garden. You can only explore the person by looking into the person, not using the person to look into an endless procession of forms.
Nor can you understand the person by creating beliefs that limit ability to look within a person by keeping focus on some supreme person outside of oneself. That image is simply another form with a storyline.
To find the biggest answer, one must focus upon the smallest movement in one’s own mind and use it as the doorway to expand out beyond the creation to meet SELF right here. Only where you meet the farthest reaches of the universe HERE, does the answer appear. Now, his moment is large enough, potent enough and valuable enough to contain the most powerful answer. You just have to look IN the right place.
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We live in a world where we contemplate our own existence in the universe asking ourselves questions, why are we here? What is our purpose? Who are we in the grand scheme of things. The best knowledge this website can give you is included in this video. We are everything, and we are nothing and when we release the illusion we release the wave of quantum reality. We need to understand that we are everything in existence and that we are connected to everything. We are all one. From an acorn to a a human to a galaxy all is made up of the same.
We have a metaphysical existence that is always present, and it is what you would call your higher self. It is always with you. It is your etheric energy body and it glows brightly like a star. When you can see and understand that you are a star, and nothing but you can then find the spark within your being once more and become a flame.
We are the awakening. The time has come for answers to all of the questions about life. Who are we? What is the purpose of life? What is consciousness?
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Quantum mechanics is increasingly providing us more and more details about how various things interact in our universe. In a recent, breakthrough study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science, researchers were able to record how an electron beam is affected by the act of being observed. They concluded that the stronger the observation the more the effect is translated to the beam.
This research was done to prove one of the most bizarre theories in quantum mechanics that states that the observer has control on the reality he or she perceives. In the light of this statement, it could be deduced that we, as observers, can change the way things happen.
There are many ramifications of this study, mostly philosophical. One of the chief questions it brings forward is that do we create our own reality? Our brain creates a reality from perception of our memories, of stimuli that influence our desires and hopes, therefore, is our brain the source behind the reality we see? Those in favor of this approach believe that a recurring stimulus that remains entrenched in our mind due to a highly impactful cause such as an accident, loss, pain or disappointment forever features in how we perceive reality later in our lives. Therefore such a stimulus indirectly morphs the images we see into what we want to see.
Additionally, many times we confuse our memories with our dreams, because, wishing to transform our reality allows us to begin to create change in our lives and therefore in our thoughts, making us change our attitudes, habits and routines in order to achieve that goal with which we can create our own reality for ourselves.
Similarly, sometimes our emotions control our thoughts. This is especially so when we are under the influence of chemicals (drugs, alcohol, and sexual arousal) which generate strong emotions that can consequently make us do things that can alter the course of our reality.
In conclusion, quantum physics is the physics of possibilities, a way of describing the world. Its field of action is the elementary particle, which unfold in mysterious ways for ordinary perception; beyond the laws of physical objects and leading to different interpretations. Therefore the laws of quantum mechanics are as much linked with actual science as with philosophy. They make your reflect on what you are, why you are, where you are and how you are.
You open your eyes and started looking around. Everything seems to be in the same order as you left it a while ago but there seems to be something different. As you slowly stretched your arms and legs, you have this feeling of a relaxed or calm disposition. You feel refreshed, energized and, well, happy. It was a good meditation session. But sometimes you ask yourself what is a real spiritual awakening and if I have already attained such an experience. Some would argue that the experience of spiritual enlightenment is so profound and life changing that it is just impossible to miss. Still, when one achieves spiritual awakening, knowing the signs might help them realize that they are already in the place. Spiritual awakening is not a constant thing, I can come and go. Thus it could actually be better if you know if you’re getting closer in achieving it or not.
Now, if we base our definition to the Buddhist and Christian approaches, we have a spiritual awakening rooted on the enlightenment or awakening of the consciousness and knowing their true or their original self. It is a higher form of awareness where the consciousness is able to see past the more obvious physical self. It is being aware, sensing and feeling one’s very existence that accounts for a spiritual awakening.
Perhaps among the more obvious signs of enlightenment is having a certain level of calmness. People who have awakened spirits have proven to be more focused in attaining their goals. They seem to have reached a degree of calmness where experiences, memories, events, issues, problems, and even desires are no longer causing confusion and interruptions. It is like, every distraction have been set aside and stored away resulting to a having a clear path from the start to the finish line. And just like the song: “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.”
Among the signs of spiritual awakening is having self control. When one reaches the level of spiritual enlightenment, he not only exercises free will but knows what bad things need to be cast aside and choose only the right path based on proper wisdom and good judgment. Those that offer temporary pleasures are no longer entertained since these acts or things often lead to suffering in the long run and only provide momentary and earthly happiness.
Humility and selfless love are other signs of an awakened spirit. Part of having an awakened spirit is the eagerness to learn, understand, and work for the well being of not only one’s self but of others as well. Pride and arrogance are not really marks of a good person to begin with what more a person with an awakened spirit. The same thing goes with unconditional love. With an awakened spirit, people will begin living in harmony with both nature and other people. Compassion and love would be equal regardless of race, nationality, culture, and the like.
Genuine happiness, non-attachment, having the right intuition and feelings of non-attachment are other signs of spiritual awakening. If you find any of these signs present in you when and after you accomplished a session meditating, it would be prudent to ask consider that you have actually experienced this deep, philosophical enlightenment.
“The sensory deprivation tank (chamber) has been the most important tool that I have ever used for developing my mind, for thinking, for evolving” -Joe Rogan
What is Flotation in a Sensory Deprivation Tank?
Quite simply, floating is a method of attaining the deepest rest that humankind has ever experienced.
It is spending an hour or so lying quietly in the dark, suspended in a body temperature solution of Epsom salt, about 10” deep, and so dense that you float effortlessly.
In the gravity free environment the body balances and heals internally as all the senses are rested.
In short, it is complete mental and physical relaxation.One hour of floating has the restorative effects of 4 hours of sleep!
Scientists estimate that up to 90% of the brain’s normal workload is caused by the effects of routine environmental stimulation the combined effects of gravity, temperature, touch, light and sound on the muscles, nervous system and sense organs of the body.
The float room screens out these external physical stimuli, creating a pure state of “sensory” relaxation. Under these unique conditions, your body has a chance to restore its natural powers of self-regulation, while you simply lie back and rediscover the latent abilities of a deeply relaxed mind.
The temperature inside the room is kept at a constant 93.5 degrees F – relaxed skin temperature. As a result, the nerve endings which cover the surface of the skin no longer perceive any sense of separation between the skin and the silky mineral solution which surrounds it.
In the dark, weightless tranquility of the room, the boundaries of your body seem to dissolve and vanish. As you enter progressively deeper levels of relaxation, even your body seems to “disappear” from conscious awareness because of the sharp reduction in signals being transmitted through the nervous system to the brain.
Free from all external stimulation, your body can achieve a state of relaxation, which is deeper, purer and more beneficial than sleep. With no body to look after, your mind can attend to other business. The sudden de-stimulation of large areas of the nervous system triggers a spontaneous chain reaction throughout the body known as the parasympathetic response. Muscle tension, blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen consumption all drop dramatically. The whole chemistry of the body changes.
Blood vessels including capillaries dilate, improving cardio-vascular efficiency and increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to every single cell in your body. This is called the vasodilatory effect
Stress related chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol, ACTH and lactate are removed from the bloodstream and replaced by beneficial endorphins. High levels of cortisol and ACTH are known to weaken the body’s immune system and create feelings of depression, while lower baseline levels are associated with feelings of confidence.
These biochemical changes occur naturally and spontaneously as by-products of deep sensory relaxation. No training or techniques are required. Just lie back and let it happen.
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Go look at an Indian guru or a Buddhist monk, and you’ll observe that there’s a dreamy look in their eyes, or a state of bliss that emanates from their countenance.
Since most people, especially those living in the city, are pervaded by stress in an environment where deadlines, expectations, and goals are at the forefront of their thoughts, the urge to disentangle oneself from worldly worries and insipid thoughts can take its hold every once in a while.
Some resort to travel, and some depend on the company of friends. But after the weeding out of negative thoughts, an individual will most likely find himself in the midst of stress again once he goes back in the strangle of the real world.
So what’s the best cure after initial attempts to find solace has failed? It can be summed up in two words: spiritual awakening.
What is Spiritual Awakening?
Spiritual awakening is a process that takes place in an individual’s being.
It involves heightened consciousness, enlightenment, and transcendence. How do we exactly reach this state?
Does it involve secluding ourselves in one solitary room and concentrating as hardly as we can? Maybe so, but the act of achieving spiritual awakening is a much more sophisticated process.
Spiritual Awakening Through Meditation
A full understanding of how our mind works is instrumental in this endeavor. Everything around us – tangible and intangible – are all products of the mind and its processes.
Human perception is limited, and what we sense in our surroundings are its mere products. Take color for instance. Color is just a quality assigned by the brain in accordance to different degrees of wavelengths.
So color in itself is just an illusion, and we can’t really tell that red or blue is an absolute truth when describing specific objects. And knowing that our mind is limited by the interpretations of the human brain, we will need to do away with the mind while trying to attempt this exercise.
You need to look at the mind like a casual observer, and treat it as something that is separate from our selves. Try to relax and concentrate, and ensure that you are in a location secluded from outside interference.
Imagine that you are in an invisible dome, and that the mind is outside, wherein thoughts and fancies are unable to penetrate. If you achieve this, profound silence will ensue, and you will feel that you are free of the mind. You’ll feel vaster, bigger, and encompassing.
And in the state of heightened consciousness, you will have a glimpse of reality, as opposed to the false reality that our mind perceives. You will feel peaceful, and a sense of connection with everything will be felt in a more profound manner.
Practice is Fundamental
This takes a lot of practice and discipline. And it is inherent that you give yourself the opportunity to be alone and in a place where nothing can disturb you.
Through constant practice, achieving spiritual awakening will be second nature to you and this heightened consciousness will last longer. Most important of all, this practice can help you improve the quality of your life.