Saturday, 1 December 2018
Written by Mathew Naismith
This post is not about the age of enlightenment or reason, an age of reason and individualism, but about spiritual enlightenment where one advocates egolessness over ego. Spiritual enlightenment is a state of the absence of ego. It is often a state most egos fear to tread, usually in fear of the egos demise and all that the ego creates. In an enlightened state, all that the ego creates is simply becomes awareness, this is why this state is often referred to as a state of pure awareness and even wisdom or if you like, a state of God.
Don't mistaken spiritual enlightenment with the egos expressions of wisdom either, where wisdom is often associated with knowledge and learning. In a true enlightened state, knowledge and learning give way to a pure state of awareness and wisdom. Yes, we even have to give up our accumulated knowledge and learning, for in an enlightened state nothing can be owned or accumulated. This also means giving up the teachings of ideologies and isms, for spiritual ideologies are only of existence to serve and teach the ego about its egoless self or being. This by the way is most important if conducted in a non-abusive manner.
Make no mistake, the ego is unable to experience a true enlightened state, for an enlightened state is of the absence of ego, a state not accessible to the ego. However, this doesn't mean that the ego can't feel enlightenment as opposed to becoming enlightenment. Yes, the ego can experience enlightenment but only through feelings, not through an actual state of being enlightened, be aware though, the ego in control will try to convince you otherwise. Yes, these feelings can become a physical and mental reality, be wary though, feelings are of the ego and can become very controlling to the extent of a desire to feel good all the time. All else not fuelling these desired feelings are often critically judged as being negative or even toxic in some way.
Also, to the dislike of the ego, unconditional love is not experienced or felt in an enlightened state, for all feelings of love are of the ego. If you can feel instead of being love, it is of the ego. Yes, you can experience an enlightened state and get a feeling of unconditional love but it is your ego that is feeling love, not the egoless part of yourself. Of course feeling a true sense of unconditional love is most constructive to what the ego creates, this is instead of being destructive. Be aware, a true expression of unconditional love will embrace the negatives in the same way this state embraces the positives. In all, the ego beautifies unconditional love but only when being of this love as opposed to simply feeling this love.
Make no mistake, no one is unenlightened. I will put it this way, which a lot of people's egos won't like, once of God, always of God, or, once of energy, always of energy. Remember, you can't destroy energy but you can transform energy. Our enlightened being is simply transformed into another energy form or expression by the ego, this is all. Most often in the process, only that which serves the ego is acknowledged, all else is denounced by the ego to serve only the ego part of our whole being. I cannot express this strongly enough, no one is truly unenlightened.
Please note; most of what I have written here comes from my own experiences, at no time take what is written here to be gospel or of an unequivocal truth for all.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Written by Mathew Naismith
Three consecutive quotes came to me recently which impact on each other, it's like a three step description on how to become the observer, a more enlightened (awake) consciousness from an unenlightened state of consciousness. The trick is, is not to try to become enlightened but to release yourself from an unenlightened state of consciousness without intentions or taking action.
Step 1: Obtain a quiet mind through being aware that every time we react to another conscious source, we create more ripples within this consciousness which only feeds the controlling ego to become even more controlling. The ripples within consciousness represent a chaotic effect which the ego feeds from.
You might think it's not easy to quieten the mind but it is, all you need to do is realise every time you react, you are feeding the ego which causes more ripples within consciousness itself. It's all about being aware of the effects of what our actions and intentions have on consciousness. All actions and intentions are ego driven, be aware of how controlling the ego is when being expressive of such actions and intentions.
Step 2: This should be an automatic response from quietening the mind, once we learn to quieten the mind, we automatically express more inactions, this in turn quells the chaos within consciousness. Harmony is an expression of inactions and is counter productive to creating chaos.
Step 3: Once step 1 and 2 are accomplished, we again automatically become the observer and once we become the observer, we begin to release ourselves quite automatically from an unenlightened state of consciousness. This takes no actions or intentions at all to reach this state. You might think you have intentions of quietening the mind but all you are doing is releasing yourself from an unenlightened state, all this takes is to let go of the controlling factors of the ego. This is being your true self which has always existed, this takes no actions or intentions except just being the truer you.
To get a better picture of this, look at consciousness as a body of water that is being influenced by chaos, a movement that creates ripples, now stop all movement (actions and reactions of the ego, you will now notice the body of water is calm and tranquil once again, this body of water now represents your truer self. You are not taking actions through intentions but are now being inactive through releasing yourself from the controlling factors of the ego.
If you have intention of quietening the mind, you might experience a bit of step 2 but you won't go on and experience step three. The trick is to just let go of actions and intentions and be your truer self again, a calm tranquil body of water (consciousness).
I should point out that all unenlightened states of consciousness express ego traits, this is perfectly natural, it's even natural to express a totally controlling ego, nothing of consciousness is unnatural even though the controlling ego tries to convince us otherwise. If we truly want, or more precisely need, to change a conscious reality, all we need to do is become aware of how consciousness behaves when stimulated or influenced by movement (actions and intentions). Yes, it is this simple!!
Friday, 15 May 2015
Written by Mathew Naismith
I had a good internet friend of mine share what she thought was significant, that science can prove that reincarnation can occur and that the soul exists.
One of the replies she received from this was as follow, Why do you need science to prove what is already known?
This is a significant question in more that one sense, why do we need science or, to be unbiased, any other means to become aware if everything is already known, this includes ancient and new texts of all kinds, this include the Kabbalah, bible, yogic and Tao practices, quantum physics and so on. It is obvious we still need these soul searching practices to become aware of what we are not aware of in our present state of consciousness.
Our present state of consciousness is important to understand here to answer this question, to do this we need to ask another question, what is our present state of consciousness? You can't say we are enlightened, in my mind no truly enlightened consciousness, conscious of it's own enlightened state, wouldn't be able to exist in such a reality as to be apart of such atrocities and mayhem, they would have to totally separate themselves from such actions.
Is this saying people like Jesus weren't enlightened? Not to the extent we would like to believe they were, to be a part of any kind of chaotic reality takes one to be unenlightened to one extent or another, we are all prime examples of this, in other words we are all in an unenlightened state, the true question isn't if we are enlightened but how unenlightened we are from our true enlightened state.
Within this true enlighten state, all of what is, is already known, in this state there is no need for any kind of soul searching practices, this isn't the case when we are in an unenlightened state. Basically we are involved in an unenlightened state of consciousness quite unaware of it's truer enlightened self, within this state of consciousness, to become aware of our enlightened self again, we use soul searching practices like science and various spiritual ideologies.
Science also gives us confirmation, especially through quantum physics, that certain spiritual practices we follow and believe in are genuine or not to one degree or another. Science has proven that meditation is healing, not just to the mind but the body as well, this is important for anyone who isn't wholly into utter blind faith. Anyone who practices in meditation knows this already but many people don't, this is where science comes into it, science might not be important to some people but it is to others.
The other significance of the question, Why do you need science to prove what is already known, is to ask such questions shows us that we are evolving from old soul searching practices, we are awakening and no longer feel we need such practices and knowledge to evolve. Yes, some of us are bias within separating science soul searching practices from other soul searching practices, this however still shows us that we are evolving away from the old consciousness that needed such practices to become aware.
So in all, to question do we need science is a very good sign that our consciousness is for ever evolving, this evolving consciousness also includes all the soul searching practices we use to become aware, look at how quantum physics has allowed science to evolve. Any soul searching practice or ideology that isn't evolving, really does need to be left behind otherwise we will stay within this non-evolving consciousness until days end.
You might be anti-science but at least this soul searching practice is evolving through the likes of quantum physics unlike many spiritual/religious ideologies of today.
A good example of this is, do we need to learn to meditate and the answer is yes, why? Because we still need healing from a consciousness that is still in an unenlightened state, the question is now, would we need to learn to meditate if we weren't in an unenlightened state and the answer of course is no. This means to learn old practices of meditation, is of the old consciousness that still needs old soul searching practices to become aware and heal. Now does quantum physics use old soul searching science practices to become aware and the answer is no, certainly not to the same extent as general science, quantum physics has allowed science to evolve within a new consciousness as all soul searching practices need to do in my mind.
To me we are in an unenlightened state from an enlightened state, in this state of consciousness, we need soul searching practices to become aware, however, we also need to allow these soul searching practices to evolve.