With the theory of Consciousness behind us, let’s make It real, because Consciousness should improve your circumstances and bring a serendipitous, harmonious flow into your life. You should be able to depend and relax into this Consciousness without fear that it will be interrupted. But are you prepared to drop your preconceived beliefs about how peace and harmony are attained?
In this episode, I talk about how little we know about the Mind and how this lack of Consciousness sets us up for danger, disease, lack, injustice and conflict. But even these dire consequences are not what they seem to be. Listen and learn that your Good has never been missing!
Believe it or not, Consciousness or lack of It, determines your experience, so, following on from podcast #4 on the subject, let’s explore Consciousness a bit more.
The trouble is, we don’t understand the meaning of Consciousness at all. And because Consciousness is our Self, we don’t understand our Self. Our lack of understanding is evident in the belief that we are body or “in” a body. But think about it…you can’t believe and act without consciousness! Your Mind and Body are instruments of Consciousness. They are for your use! The body and mind (which is often mistaken for the brain) do not control you. It’s the other way around. You are always the director. When it looks as though your body unexpectedly falls ill or has an accident, you have directed it (through your mind) with your fear of not being in control.
Consciousness is Spirit, Love, Intelligence and Power; It Is your Good. The Mind and Body would follow along if we were Conscious of this, because Mind and Body are Consciousness in different forms much like ice and steam are different forms of water. Therefore, Consciousness, Mind and Body should not be separated from one another. Consciousness (Spirit), Mind and Body are One. But it is important to remember, in addition to this, that Consciousness comes first in the Order, then Mind, then Body.
Now, when we lack Consciousness of this Order, we switch the order… we think consciousness emanates from the body. Conventional thought supposes that the activity of the brain produces consciousness. This does not make it true, but because we think it is true, our consciousness is limited down. How? If consciousness, mind and body are one…in that order…then the reversal of the order in our mind (to body first followed by mind, and finally consciousness) creates an out-of-order experience that lacks Consciousness of its own Truth. The result is that the deluded thinker must feel out of control in a world that, unbeknownst to it, is reflecting its own delusional consciousness back to its self as destruction, negativity, chaos and suffering.
What do we do about it?
Make the correction in your mind. Acknowledge the Truth. The Truth is that You are Infinite Spiritual Consciousness. You are Love, Intelligence and Power. You are your own Good. When you Know You are not limited to a body, but limitless in your Consciousness that you are Consciousness sensed as Body, you set the order straight in your mind and, as a consequence, the correct Order is directed to flow. Love, Intelligence and Power is then Revealed As your bodily experience of Good.
If we knew we were not body, but the Consciousness that is sensed As the body, we would release ourselves from all the lacks from which we suffer; lacks such as disease, poverty, insecurity and conflict. Listen how we can release ourselves from the self-defeating cycle of human consciousness.
One of the big questions of life is – what is Truth? In this episode, it is revealed that Truth is your Spiritual Self, Consciousness of which improves your life experience. Listen how.
This episode is about connecting to your Spiritual Self and discerning the difference between that Spiritual Self, I, and the one you think is you, little i.
In this first episode, I introduce myself by sharing an audio of the launch of my debut book, “i didn’t do It, I did”. The event was held on June 22, 2018, at Gleebooks in Sydney, Australia.
Halloween or “All Hallows Eve”, in some countries, is a day dedicated to remembering the dead, particularly saints (hallows). Saints would be horrified at what has become a commercial side-show to glorify our fear of the dead and death. Or would they?
Would the things people think and do, good or bad, worry a saint? If a connection to Truth is a pre-requisite of a saint, probably not. Truth doesn’t come out of its orbit and judge the fearful imaginings of humanity.
Why, then, should we remember the saints? Perhaps to remember that we are blessed, like the saints, through our remembering of Truth. Instead, we entertain the horrors of this world as if we are cursed. And we are, because we, unlike the saints, give dominion of our mind to the idea that we can be hurt and die.
For we who believe in curses, a blessing can work if we want it to. More often, though, our desire for a blessing is undermined by a more powerful belief that we are powerless and vulnerable to outside forces. Why else would we ask for a blessing? It is we who accept the idea that we can be blessed. But by accepting that we can be blessed, don’t we also accept that we can be cursed? The desire for a blessing, then, feeds our fear of death as much as our belief that we can be cursed.
Think how curses are often more effective than blessings. Ancient human cultures have used the curse to manipulate people for thousands of years. Sometimes material substances or objects are used as an intermediary, but these are used only to amplify the effect of the curse. It is the mind of the recipient that must be secretly coerced to accept the manipulation. The Voodoo practice of West Africa uses effigies. The Kahunas of Hawaii use rituals, chants and poisons. The Australian indigenous people use a curse called “pointing the bone”. In no instance, however, does the device or substance, the act, or even the intent behind the action affect the victim. It is the conviction in the power of the technique believed by the “victim”.
So let us take back the power of the mind by remembering this Halloween how we are blessed by our natural ability to know the Truth. Otherwise blessings will be disguised curses.
Anyone who doesn’t think positive thinking is a good strategy for life must be a party pooper, a naysayer, a pessimist, a prophet of doom, a wet blanket or just plain negative, right? Not necessarily. Look deeper.
The Truth is, to be positive you need a negative frame of reference. That is, positive thinking needs a negative for us to recognise it as positive! So what? Well, “our” thinking created the appearance of negative conditions in the first place. Therefore it is impossible for that same thinking to create lasting positive conditions. Sure, you may have seen it work in a personal sense. But what use is positive thinking if your family, friends and the world at large can’t be benefited? Just look at the news… has it ever really worked?
This is a startling revelation for people who pride themselves on being positive thinkers. So rather than shoot the prophet of doom, let’s see what treasures might be hidden.
The positive thinker is, in effect, an idealist. At dictionary.com, one definition of an idealist is “one whose tendency is to represent things in an ideal form, or as they might or should be rather than as they are”. This definition implies that the idealist acknowledges positive and negative as real but ultimately believes that positive conditions will prevail. This is a futile hope on account of the contradictory and simultaneous admission that things are not as they “should” be.
In effect, the positive thinker’s own optimism precludes the possibility that positive conditions will prevail. Why? because optimism first admits the “fact” of the negative. We would like to get rid of negative conditions if we could, but as long as we identify with the idealist, our efforts are thwarted.
It is as if we are in a room with all the blinds drawn. The Sun is continuously shining outside but we, oblivious to this, are expecting artificial light sources (our positive efforts) to permanently expel the dark. We don’t Know that our dark room and the false light, on which we depend, are both a sham. The darkness will always engulf us because darkness cannot create its own light. Nevertheless we think our idealistic stance, positive thinking and optimistic attitude should work but the substance of our dark room is illusion and an illusion of darkness and our false attempt at lighting our own way can never contact or Know True Light. The idealist is not a Creator, it is a “creature”, an effect of its own thoughts.
Our True Self is already Universally “Positive” and any striving implies it is not, thereby embedding the belief, and the manifestation of, negative conditions. As long as we are ignorant of the illusory nature of this thinker, the “believer” in positivity and by default, negativity, we can’t Know how to Awaken from it. We can’t even see that the blind is drawn. Therefore the substance of our existence can’t permanently change.
Sound hopeless? It is for the idealistic positive thinker, but luckily that is not who We Really are!
The thinker didn’t hear that. It is a bit affronted and asks “What’s wrong with being a positive thinker?” It’s not right or wrong, it’s just misguided. Of course, positive thinking is better than negative thinking and it can work on its own level for a while, but until we see that there is no “thinking” required, our efforts to gain lasting positive conditions will be in vain.
What are we to do? When negative conditions appear, know that they are illusory appearances “created” by the thinker, who believes in both positive and negative. Recognition of this fact (Being Conscious) dispells the myth and melts the negative appearance. In other words, when We open the blinds to the True Light, We Realize that there is neither positive nor negative, just Being, which is already Harmonious, Fulfilling and Joyous. It’s Universal Love Being Revealed. That’s “Positive” without the thinking or the thinker! That’s why Buddha smiles!
i love that word “not”. When it’s put in a sentence unexpectedly, it makes you do a double-take. What? Why would we not want to cure the common cold…or any other ailment for that matter? Normally we are waiting eagerly for the next scientific breakthrough; the next remedy or medicine; the next magical affirmation or the next preventative technique. The secret is, there is no “you” to catch a cold, and therefore no “virus” with any power over you. So what do we need all these cures or preventions for?
The only You there is, Your True Identity, Knows nothing of disease or health because it’s nature is Omnipotence. One Power. Only by developing a Consciousness of Your True Identity, will You know that there is neither disease nor health. Just Isness (no opposites) because there is no “you” to be sick or well.
Think about it…Could a cold virus have power next to your Consciousness of Omnipotence? If we Knew there was only One power, could a cold have power over that One Power? But when we “catch” a cold, that’s effectively what we have admitted. If we could be absolutely convinced of One and only One Power, what chance would a measly cold virus have?
However, if we put our reliance on the “outer” we are immediately fearful of a power of disease because we have forgotten that We (that One Power) can’t be affected by disease. The “evidence” of the “fact” of disease is overwhelming. Just spend a day at the local hospital and you’ll be convinced that there is disease. But it is only a consciousness that admits disease that gets disease. The disease is not separate from the consciousness that produced it. Have you noticed, no sooner do we invent a cure for one disease, another more wierd and wonderful version pops up? Because the consciousness that “caused” the problem of disease cannot eradicate it.
Believing we can eradicate disease and believing there is a disease to eradicate is the problem!
This morning, i woke up with that familiar tickly throat and heavy body associated with the beginnings of a cold. The false self, i, would not know any better and would resign its self to spending the next few days feeling miserable. But my True Identity, I, doesn’t know anything about i let alone its erroneous activities. i falls for a self-created universal hypnotism that believes in the power of the cold virus over a vulnerable “me” that is simply tempting that same “me” to believe it. But can Infinite Omnipotent Intelligence get sick? Being Receptive to my own Infinite Consciousness must therefore eventually nullify the effect of sickness because Consciousness of Infinity and sickness cannot coexist!
Of course, this is a totally radical Idea that the thinking human mind will reject. But we are not appealing to that mind. Our Mind is the One Mind and it is Invulnerable, Changeless and Immortal. Again, I ask you, can some piddling sickness override that?
Sit quietly, remind your Self of Your True Identity as neither well nor sick, wait for an inner confirmation that this is, in fact, True. Then watch the symptoms lose their so-called power. Omnipotence doesn’t do anything to the disease. Consciousness Reveals it was never a power in the first place. But don’t leave out the vital point…Your Consciousness Is the only Power, because Consciousness Is All there Is, and You are That!
we don’t cure the cold. we don’t even protect ourselves against it because that would admit the reality of a power separate and apart from the One and only Power, Your Illumined Consciousness which is Omnipotent. Does that mean we don’t look after ourselves? No, but it is not you, of yourself, that can do anything to prevent illness anyway. Consciousness will Reveal the “healthy” course to take as a consequence of surrendering “your” agenda.
It might take a day, a week, a month, a year or a decade. But persistent pondering and meditation on the Idea of Omnipotence will eventually reveal the Truth. You will then Be Conscious that the so-called power of the common cold was never there to cure or prevent. In the Presence of Consciousness, the “power” of a cold virus or any other ailment, cannot function. The Real You is not subject to any outside influence, therefore the common cold does not need to be cured!