Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Written by Mathew Naismith
I was recently invited to join a group of people, predominantly of Indian origin, on a social media network site who, to me, show a good deal of balance between the eastern and western mind. There caring loving gestures in interaction to each other seemed quite different to when the predominant western mind in people try to interact in the same way. I have interacted on a number of forums where the western minded people don't quite seem as genuine within their caring loving interactions. The difference for this I found quite interesting.
As the following link will illustrate, the western mind sees itself the dominant force of nature, where the eastern mind see itself in harmony between man and nature, of equal equality and value between man and nature. Why do, for example, Hindus express a sacredness to certain animals where the western mind only sees animals as something to use abuse. In saying this, how many pet owners of a western mind show a sacredness to their own beloved pets? Is this the eastern mind in all of us, the eastern harmonious mind seeing other creatures on Earth as no lesser value than themselves?
How many western minded spiritual people put the spiritual world above all other worlds? To the eastern mind, spiritual values are of no lesser value than material values and visa-versa, make no mistake though, a lot of easterners are becoming more western in mind than eastern thus an imbalance is created. As I have spoken to a number of people from India, the concern of their own people becoming more of the western mind is concerning, in that knowing how the western mind puts itself above nature and all else not of itself.
You might then look at the Hindus for example, in how they have so many spiritual festivals. To the western mind, and understandably so, the Hindus seem to be prominently of the spiritual world, there is no balance between the material world and the spiritual world!! The many God's and Goddesses are simply a representation of the many facets of life as a whole. Many deities represent man's own character and psychology. In actuality, Hindu deities represent the material world as well as the spiritual world. You will find this in most eastern spiritual teachings, only if you are not predominantly of the western mind that is.
If you are also of the eastern mind, you will find the following quite interesting. It is in relation to a book titled, "East and West: Understanding the Rise of
Monday, 8 October 2018
Written by Mathew Naismith
How many conditions can you create or perceive in a deep meditative state, a state where you release yourself from human created conditions of opposing polarities?
Imagine being of or simply experiencing a state of consciousness of the absence of conditions. To imagine this is virtually impossible while being of an existence of numerous conditions, I should know as I have of anyone are going through a process of awareness. The process of detaching ourselves from conditions, like everything is determined to be of negative or positive, bad and good, wrong, right, etc, can be daunting. Daunting means to be discouraged through fear, the fear of losing conditions we have become fixated to and rely on. How many people fear losing the sense or the existence of positiveness in a reality of negatives? Look at how many people today avoid any sense of what they have judged negative, this is simply a fixation to conditions created by other conditions, most often opposing conditions. How is a consciousness fixated to conditions going to understand a state of unconditional existence, when a consciousness doesn't even want to comprehend an existence of the absence of conditions?
It might not seem like it at first but experiencing ostracisation and ridicule while being expressive of the absence of conditions in your own consciousness, is actually a sign that you are consciously becoming aware. I could not imagine anything less of awareness than a consciousness fixated to and even protective of certain conditions. Of course anyone who is fixated to any conditions, is going to react unfavourably towards any consciousness expressing any kind of unconditional consciousness. Accept this and move on while being aware that your own consciousness is becoming more aware, aware in how any and all conditions keep us unaware in some way.
How many people, primarily into materialism, desire to become aware of how the conditions that materialism exists by is destroying the environment? How many people of love and light desire to know that their own fixations to certain conditions are keeping them unaware? The conditions are that to be of love and light, one must be positive and/or love and light is positive!! You cannot enter into a true state of love and light or unconditional love while your own consciousness is fixated to and controlled by certain conditions. Your consciousness has to be in a state of the absence of conditions. The reason for this is obvious as a true state of love and light and unconditional love are not of and created by conditions, in actuality they exist primarily because of the absence of conditions.
Try perceiving a positive without the existence of the equivalent negatives. One simply relies on the other to exist. Now try perceiving a negative or a positive in a neutral state of consciousness, a state of consciousness of the absence of these kinds of conditions. A neutral state of consciousness is simply a consciousness of the absence of conditions. Of course in a reality of numerous conditions, the absence of negativity has nothing to do with the creation of positiveness. This is simply a denial of a consciousness fixated to conditions to simply protect a consciousness's conditions. You only realise that one creates and relies on the other to exist when in some kind of neutral state of consciousness, the neutralisation of positiveness and negativeness. In other words, the neutralisation of conditions that human consciousness is well and truly conditioned to and protective of, even to the bitter end.
How do you know how aware you are when there is no comparison, no unawareness to compare to? Within this, unawareness becomes as worthy as awareness, there is no true separation and division, especially when both energy fields exist together as one. This is how an unconditional consciousness sees it, of course a conditional consciousness never desires unawareness or negativity to be as worthy as awareness or positivity. Now honestly observe the environment around you, knowing the difference how an unconditional consciousness empresses itself in a conditional existence. If you think a conditional consciousness is less worthy than an unconditional consciousness, you are still controlled by a conditional consciousness. Only a consciousness conditioned to conditions can separate and divide energy into separate individual parts. Most often this is done to protect its own individual and personal conditions, most importantly, to separate itself from anything not of its own energy, even though their own energy completely relies on the existence of the opposing energy field to exist. It's like watching a dog chase its own tail, thinking that the tail is separate to the dog itself, this is until the dog bites the tail of course. How many times does human consciousness have to bite its own tail, to realise it's of the same energy field?
Now imagine how an existence of unconditionality would be like.........
Should a new or evolved consciousness be based on even more conditions, the conditions being, to be of love and light and unconditional love takes one to be excessively positive or of the light to start with? No, an evolved consciousness, or if the like an ascended consciousness, actually takes us to be less of conditions for all conditions are created by man made perceptions. Continuing on separating and dividing everything (energy) through the creation of more conditions is simply continuing on the same present consciousness, albeit in a different way. Think on this, is it not the ego in control that creates even more conditions? Try creating a reality based on conditions when the ego isn't in control, it's utterly impossible as created conditions like positive and negative perceptions can only be created by an ego in control.
Again, how many conditions can you create or perceive in a deep meditative state, a state where you release yourself from human created conditions of opposing polarities?
Polarities: A relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies.
Remember though, polarities simply refer to opposite polarities like negative and positive. Polarities don't have to be opposing, only to an ego in control are polarities perceived to be opposing.
Now, how many of us are into creating even more opposing polarities in spirituality these days? This is while trying to create a more constructive reality for ourselves, but on the back of even more created conditions!!
Extract: after 20 minutes of a session . We will experience a moment in which we look at our lives in a new light, as if we are standing on the top of the hill. This new clarity of our mind enables us to choose the path to go further.
Saturday, 29 September 2018
Written by Mathew Naismith
I will try to explain what it is truly like being neutral in one's own expressions and being. Being neutral isn't about not taking sides, it's about how we take sides.
Extract: “Neutrality, a good place to visit, and a strong place to live”
Another way of strengthening your energy, and to stay in knowing and living your purpose, is to get neutral. “By shifting into neutral we get power!”
In my mind, this article explains what being neutral is all about, however, the use of expressions like positive and power therefore control, is not of a neutral being. Firstly, being positive isn't neutral and power or empowerment simply refers to power and control over something else. Usually something that is in opposition to being positive and empowered. Being neutral simply means one is not limited or controlled by fixations or desires. We have simply been conditioned to the feelings that empowerment and being positive give us; of course all this has created is another fixation. Considering that our present reality is chaotic and destructive, fixating ourselves to any kind of empowerment and positiveness makes us feel better in such a reality. The trick to being neutral is not to look at a chaotic destructive reality as being negatives or positive; it's simply a journey that is different to other journeys that are not as chaotic and destructive.
A lot of people have the idea of being neutral that you don't do anything in opposition to anything else, another energy source. In a sense this is true, you don't do anything in opposition to anything else but you can influence change upon another energy source without being in opposition and this is the trick. Trying to influence another energy source from within isn't about being in opposition but about being neutral to that source you are trying to influence. Being neutral is all about staying away from perceptions that create separation and division, for example, negative and positive, black and white, etc.
I would say that using expressions like power and positivenenss in this article, was to attract people who are anything but neutral towards their present environment or reality. I don't myself use expressions like empowerment and positive because I am not into attracting people through their desires and fixations. This might seem silly, especially in regards that a lot of people simply look upon this reality as being negative/toxic. These people are searching for something in opposition to a chaotic destructive reality. I simply try to avoid anything to attract people by using any kind of expression that separates and divides, in a sense, I try to be true to my expressions.
To be honest, a lot of people consort to the following, however, imagine what a totally neutral existence would create. The article above that I have attached to this post gives a brief outline of this. I have also inserted further reading material at the end of this post that I consort to more.
In short, we cannot grow, we cannot achieve authentic discovery, and our eyes cannot be cleansed to the truly beautiful possibilities of life, if we simply live a neutral existence.
Adjective. The definition of neutral is not taking part in a fight or war or having very little color. An example of neutral is a person who does not take sides in an argument between two friends. An example of neutral is the color tan.
So if I see an obvious coloured person, I have to see them as being tan to be neutral? No, they are coloured but not coloured in opposition or negative in anyway to me being white. Within this perception, you are not deceiving yourself nor are you separating and dividing yourself from anything that is different to you. Let's be honest here, self-deception is an abuse of energy and something that often creates more separation and division. Is seeing an obvious coloured person separation? If I only see a coloured person instead of a human being, yes, most definitely but I don't. How many people only see empowerment and being positive as being the only constructive way to exist? This is exactly like seeing a coloured person as being coloured therefore negative; you focus more on the colour than anything else.
We so often perceive that being positive is good to negative being bad, is this not of the same mentality that white people are positive and black people are negative? Of course it is. Is the sun negative and toxic because it's one of the most violent destructive sources of energy within our solar system? Of course not, this is how a person who is remotely neutral thinks. Why separate the suns violence and destructiveness from mans violence and destructiveness? We often separate being positive to being negative as a positive, we simply focus mainly on a positive being positive and empowering. To be a successful multinational, you have to be positive and empowered. How destructive are multinationals upon our environment?
Let's be honest here with ourselves, most of us are conditioned to focus on the colour of a man, not what the man truly represents, simply another energy source on a different journey of life to ourselves. Our present reality is simply another journey of many other journeys. Being neutral isn't about not taking sides, like taking sides to being neutral to not being neutral, it's about the way we take sides. Being neutral in myself as much as possible isn't of the perception that not being neutral is negative, it's simply seeing that all else from being neutral is not neutral therefore of separation and division. Being of separation and division isn't negative, it's simply a different way to exist and perceive to being neutral.
The side I have chosen is to be neutral as possible, so even choosing to be neutral is taking sides but it is different in the way we take side to when we are not being neutral. It's by no mistake that the antonym to neutral is negative and/or positive, so to be neutral is taking a side but not in opposition to negatives and positives. It simply comes down to how we take sides, this of course is simply done by not perceiving in negatives and positives being bad or good, wrong and right, etc.
Extract: Thinking of the issue no longer evokes a response, positive or negative. We’re no longer polarized. When we think of the issue it’s just neutral.
Now we’re free to express as we’re moved to be in moment. We’re freer to make a choice that’s no longer influenced by our patterning. We’re freer to open to our innate knowing and how to respond in a manner that’s appropriate for all involved.
Extract: We constantly evaluate our world throughout our day. We have to; it’s part of human nature and it’s survival. However, too often evaluation becomes judgment. Judgment becomes bias. Bias leads us down the path of whatever emotion is tied to that bias, be it resentment, guilt, or even joy. Sometimes this path takes us to a very narrow space where we can get stuck. But what if we could evaluate without heading down that path of attachment?
Saturday, 14 July 2018
Written by Mathew Naismith
I awoke during the night holding my hand out; this is of course no big deal. What was a big deal was what I perceived or envisioned that I was holding in my hand in awe, the entire existence as a whole. The wonderment I experienced wasn't just to do with what I was holding; it was to do with how the entire existence exists.
One simply creates the other, for example, bad creates good, negative creates positive, awareness creates unawareness, dark creates light and of course visa-versa. There was no perception that one was above another. That some almighty high level of consciousness resides as an ultimate state over all other states. What was obvious is that existence was of the ego and non-existence was egoless.
However, what's in observation of existence? What is the observer's state of consciousness to all other states of consciousness? As I was doing, I was in observation of existences as a whole. It was like observing a singular organism in motion with itself. It seemed to be important for me to perceive the whole existence as a singular organism, more importantly, an organism in motion with itself.
From an ego point of view, this observing state of consciousness is going to be desired to be the ultimate state over all other states. To do this, the ego has to put this state above all other states. The ego does this in different ways through the perception of God, light and love, some perceived ultimate state or however the ego desires to perceives this state to be. Don't get me wrong here, it's good that the ego does this; at least this gives the ego a perception of something more than an existence of ego. The organism in motion with itself is simply pure ego.
What is in observation of the entire ego existence, this singular organism in motion with itself, is a state void of the ego. This gives the perception, from an ego point of view, of a non-existence. As you could imagine from an egoless point of view, this is clearly not the case. Existence is of both ego and egoless states of existence. Just because one is of observation void of participation, void of the ego therefore motion, doesn't mean the observer doesn't exist!!
Being the observer observing the entire ego existence, isn't in observation of the entire existence when excluding observing the observer as well. Within my own actions here, I am also observing the observer in observation of the ego's existence. In other words, I have observed all of existence by observing the ego's existence, the participator, and the egoless existence, the observer in observation.
My ego wishes it could remember the dream that incited my experience here; it was not to be........
I decided to look up on related topics and came up with the following.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Written by Mathew Naismith
It's an interesting perception that consciousness always has to be a creation from existence, basically meaning, before consciousness can exist, an existence has to exist prior to a consciousness becoming aware of an existence of existence itself. It's this existence that creates consciousness, not consciousness creating an existence of some kind. All this means is everything has always existed, it's just consciousness has to become aware of this existence for a consciousness to acknowledge a particular existence.
Actually, consciousness itself has also always existed, it's just that consciousness isn't aware of this until it becomes aware of it's own consciousness. You could say that primary existence is existence itself, while secondary existence is an action or motion of a consciousness becoming aware of existence. It's this motion that creates a consciousness to become aware, this is secondary existence. You might find the following, from other sources, interesting if you can follow what I mean here.
Extract: The primacy of existence states the irrefutable truth that existence is primary and consciousness is secondary. Consciousness is the faculty which perceives and identifies existence (things that exists). For two reasons we say that existence is primary, that consciousness requires existence, and that there is no consciousness without existence.
Extract: Using the three primary axioms as our starting point, it is deduced that an objective, absolute reality exists independent of our consciousness. Things exist as they are and things exist with a specific identity. Moreover, consciousness cannot alter reality; it is merely our faculty of awareness.
It's quite obvious that we are not aware of our whole existence, this is because human consciousness is too limited within it's own limitations to become aware, even of it's own whole existence. How many people throughout time have tried to consciously alter our human reality? We are still trying to do this today which of course has had no effect, this is because we are primarily relying on a consciousness to alter our reality, a consciousness that limited to certain limitations. We are talking about a consciousness that isn't even aware of it's whole self. As of all consciousness's, human consciousness is primarily of secondary existence, a consciousness that is in actuality unfamiliar with it's whole being.
Yes, while conducting research on primary existence after writing about primary and secondary existences, I've come to the understanding that all that consciousness denotes, is a secondary existence, a consciousness in a secondary existence becoming aware of existence that has always existed. You then realise why many people state that our truer being or self is nothingness, it's timeless, spaceless and motionless, in actuality to a consciousness, this is going to seem like a total non-existence. Of course as soon as a consciousness is aware of this non-existence, it too exists, basically, a non-existence can't exist to a consciousness.
So if all of what consciousness is of secondary existence, what is primary existence of if not of a consciousness?
The primary existence doesn't need a consciousness to become aware of it's own whole existence, it actually becomes aware of it's own existence through secondary existences. The primary existence exists for the primary purpose of secondary existences, how could a secondary existence exist void of a primary existence? Basically, the primary existence is to serve secondary existences as does existence itself serves consciousness. Could you imagine being conscious if nothing existed in the first place, including consciousness itself? As of yin and yang in balance, primary and secondary existences exist in balance because of the other.
Primary Existence = non-consciousness + infinite existence
Secondary Existence = consciousness + finite existence
This is why consciousness itself is unable to alter a course of a reality, even though a certain reality was seemingly created by a certain kind of consciousness. What is occurring, or more precisely, what consciousness is becoming aware of, has always existed, this is the path of that consciousness and reality. Yes, change the consciousness that is becoming aware, you change your destiny but you don't actually change the reality or the consciousness within that reality. By changing your destiny or path, you change your reality but you don't change the consciousness with a reality. The reason for is to do with that the consciousness of a reality has always existed, you can't change something that has always and always will exist, however, you can change your own consciousness that isn't of this kind of reality.
This is why so many spiritual practices get us to think more of our primary existence, only through this awareness can we change our own destiny or path. You can't change this when primarily being of a secondary existence because conscious can't change a reality, all it can do is become aware of a reality that has always existed.
1/ OK, become aware or have some acknowledgment that everything has always existed, including this destructive reality.
2/ Become aware that you can't change a reality, all you can do is change from one reality to another reality.
3/ Know that consciousness can't change a reality, however, also know that consciousness can become aware of other realities that are of other kinds of consciousness's.
4/ Be aware that an awareness of your primary self, can change a reality you are presently experiencing, including this one we are presently experiencing. However in knowing this, know that this kind of reality will always exist, it's just your own consciousness will have become unaware/ignorant to it.
5/ Most importantly, know that you don't have to experience what your consciousness becomes aware of, this however is difficult to do when our own consciousness is primarily of a secondary existence. This is why a lot of spiritual practices condition you to be more of your primary existence, only in this can any real change be made.......
Monday, 14 November 2016
Written by Mathew Naismith
I have never made reference to primary and secondary existences before, this is certainly a first for me. I suppose this was influenced by a passing away (death) of a good friend of mine just recently. He couldn't believe how more alive he felt, more alive than he ever did in his life on Earth, this is even after making the most of his life. He also wanted me to tell his granddaughter how alive he feels at present and not to worry or think too much about him, he soon realised why I couldn't carry his wishes out.
What my friend was experiencing was still a secondary existence but an existence that was less dense, the less dense an existence is, the more alive we feel and for a very good reason as I will explain. The next two paragraphs are probably going to be a little too heavy of a read for some people, bare with this, it gets easier.
A primarily existence; an existence that is usually beyond the perceptions of secondary existences, secondary existences of course being secondary to a primary existence. A primary existence is only primary due to secondary existences existing. The primary role of a primary existence exists to formulate or be expressive of secondary expressions, basically, the more of a secondary existence a consciousness experiences, the more dense the matter becomes. Matter only being an expression or formulation of consciousness, meaning, consciousness creates the denseness of matter. The less aware/wise a consciousness is, the denser the matter becomes, human consciousness is a prime example of this expressiveness.
It's strange to think, the less aware/wise a consciousness becomes, the denser the matter becomes. On the other hand, the more aware/wise a consciousness becomes, the less denser the matter becomes. How much lighter do we feel when we participate less and observe more? Participation (motion) creates a denser existence, an existence limited by it's denseness or ignorance/unawareness. It stands to reason that we feel lighter when we extricate ourselves from a dense form of existence in anyway to any extent.
Creation: This doesn't mean that secondary existences are created by a primary existence, for example, God being a representative of a primary existence, didn't create secondary existences like humans or the universe, they always existed but in a less dense form, however as I said, no secondary existence can exist without a primary source of creation. The existence of a primary source instantly creates secondary existences so in a sense, God, zero point, pure wisdom, oneness and so on, did in a sense create everything of a secondary nature like the universe or human consciousness and even souls for instance.
Yes, even the soul is a secondary existence mainly because it's more dense in relation to the primary source of existence, this is why my passing friend felt more alive than ever while still being in a secondary existence as a soul. The soul existence being less dense than human existence mainly due to the souls reconnection, or more precisely, remembrance of it's own primary existence. We are never not of this primary existence no matter what we want to call it, it's just we perceive that secondary existences are primary to all other existences. This is the illusion, that we exist in a primary existence when we don't which is primarily based on an unawareness of a true primary source of creation. In the case of a souls existence, the soul becomes less dense due to it being more of the spirit within all things, the spirit being of our true primary existence which is in all things.
However, not all souls will experience a less dense existence when passing on from human form, we can indeed take the ignorance with us from human life when passing away (dying). This action will keep a soul from becoming aware of it's true primary existence, it's truer being. I suppose you could relate this kind of existence to hell, the funny thing is, what are we creating more on Earth at present? A living hell which can only exist through a consciousness existing in ignorance of it's truer being. Could you imagine experiencing a relatively light existence and being impelled into a much denser existence, it would indeed feel like hell!!
No limitations: We might think our primary existence, our truer being, is one level or stage, the soul being the next level or stage and human existence being the next level or stage of existence from the soul. This is often perceived by human consciousness as a declension or decline from the primary source. The more ignorant a consciousness becomes, the denser the matter becomes, as I stated, this is often perceived as levels or stages of decline, in actuality, it's a progression void of limitations or boundaries.
There is no true divide between the primary source of existence to the next secondary source of existence the soul and so on, the reason for this primarily lies within that we never stop being of the primary source, we only perceive we do in certain existences. The denser the existence experienced, the more disconnected we feel from this primary source and understandably so. Ignorance creates denser existences or realities, of course any consciousness that is dense is going to no longer feel they are apart of the true primary source, this stands to reason. Of course the more a consciousness is existing in ignorance, the more destructive a consciousness becomes.
There are many philosophies and religions that have pointed to the actuality of there being a primary source of creation, they have also pointed out that we are never truly not apart of this source at anytime. However, it is also pointed out that we can perceive that we are not of this primary source, this is only a perception, an illusion, that our present dense existence is primary to all other existences.
We are presently experiencing a secondary existence, it's wise to focus on our primary source of existence now and again, within this, we will feel a lot more alive and feel lighter within ourselves and for a very good reason too......