Sunday, May 22, 2011
We will not truly advance as a society until all of its "parts" - all of its expressions of "consciousness" - all unite into "one" consciousness...a type of consciousness that weaves its energy through each and every conscious citizen of that spherical living ball floating in space...this weaving of energy is telepathy...and is the unifying pathway towards social enlightenment...for when we all connect without word...speak without sound...we have heightened our ability to communicate...and when we heighten our ability to communicate we heighten our ability to harmonize around peace, justice, and sustainability...for we know in this silent sense of communication what is important...and it is not survival for one, but it is survival for all. What we have then accomplished is developing an equilibrium between "mind" and "nature".
When we base our philosophical and ethical modes of expression around the notion that the betterment for everyone leads to a healthier planet what essentially happens is we create an environment where the individual thrives. Yet this type of unity only comes about when we instinctively know, and when we communicate and act out of this instinct, that we are all inherently tied to each other [in this perceptual state the conventions of society no longer condition us to be desensitized to our actions of cruelty, destruction, and above all discrimination].
As things stand now we "compete" against each other for the acquisition of "wealth." We are pinned against each other by the forces of a economic system that is hierarchical in nature...that enslaves us to the demands of a centralized authority, of which, taxes our sovereign rights as citizens, not as citizens of a country, but as citizens of a planet. We are forced, seemingly "without choice," into a system that has taxed the human soul for we are not free to live spontaneously amongst the land. This system has taxed the heart of Gaia, our mother, too becuase we are so out of touch with her and not sensitive to her ways of telepathic communication. For she keeps telling us all the same thing [that is if we listen]...that we are love...and that we are all one and united and all existing in a symbiotic system that is currently out of our grasp of understanding. When we realize that we cannot know everything through the mind we may begin to understand a reality to can be understood solely through feeling [without the interruption of thought]...in this clear space telepathic communication with nature can exist for thought is not interrupting the message delivered from the divine. Intuition can understand "telepathic" communication with the Earth...that is if we can let intuition shine through the conditioned mind.
The thing about the phenomena of telepathy is that it illuminates the facts that quantum physics has been pointing out. That is that we are all connected through an energy that holds all of our vibrations in-line. For if we can "communicate" through feeling, we can obviously communicate beyond the physical [and I am not talking about reading body language, but understanding each other from even being miles apart: communication produced vocally through the bodies vocal chords only helps the conscious individual to be reminded of there feelings: spoken word is often, or always depending how you look at it, a way of making the past present].
When we unite...when we realize our true nature as beings interconnected on a planet that inherently unites us we will be peering beyond the conditioned reality...we will be "advancing" into reality that puts aside the ego and its thought conventions for a sensitivity of heart...for communication of the heart starts in the soul of each and every person and ends within the roots of the cosmos herself.
[I put "advancing" in quotes becuase the fact is we are already advanced...we just need to listen to this aspect of existence in our hearts through a communication between soul and the soulful Earth. This type of communication is telepathic in nature. For everything propels its own existence through sensing, really sensing, the relationship inherent to us all...the relationship to our mother.]
Not until our communities are built around listening to this sensitivity will we know peace. As things stand now we bypass the callings in the heart instead to listen and honor a conditioned aspect of self that dwells in its isolation. This isolation is what creates this divide between you and I, I and nature...and it is this isolation that gets us to fear in a way to where we attempt to protect only our individual survival [or the "immediate family"]. This is a fear born in the mind that believes their is not enough for "my" survival. And what happens is the hoarding of resources between people and people and between nations and nations. The fear muddles out the ability for us to build our communities around the unifying principle of love. For even in the light of resource scarcity we fear not, for our love of each other triumphs any selfish individual gain for we will instinctively know that all is family...one big cosmic family. In this state of expression we have dropped the fear that has made us act in ignorant ways...for we are always inherently trusting in this state.
In the words of my wonderful friend Rachel after spending 10 days in the amazon with just a backpack full of gear...
"It feels so much better to love unselfishly and not to fulfill your desires then to fulfill them and disrespect what someone else is feeling" - on talking about hunger and love when she was without food except for what nature provided for her [she was also in the company of 3 others]. She has come to know and experience this love...for she trusts the grand divine and has realized her existence experientially as both a unit of love and a mover of interconnected consciousness...
She also stated that "living that was so hard and it hurt at first, and then I just cried and cried for the joy of the truth in it, and being able to practice it, and I am seeing everyone as more beautiful now, and when I get good news from my friends I want to jump for joy because they are happy."
The thing is we can only come to trust the power of love...Love brings us to the realization that we can trust, but this is what the human dilemma has all been about. The choice to trust or the choice to fear. Our time on earth here has been filled with experiences caught between the expression of love and hate, love and betrayal, love and fear...This duality tests the depths of human soul relative to this 3rd dimension. Yet we are missing our connection to non-discriminatory love...unconditional love. This is the type of love that my friend Rachel was coming in line with. For the joy of another made her endlessly joyous [hence there were no conditioned that filtered her experience of another...if she saw their joy she did not muddle it or try to transform it through the filter of her own ego, instead she embraced it as her own for she realized that there is no separation between her and anything. She learned to trust the love in her own heart as something real, something pure, something beyond ego]. This is the type of love that is pure for it holds the vibrations of trust within it...and only when we all trust each other...only when we have no more need for the endless desires of the ego...will a love exists that is unconditional in nature and that binds each and every one of us together.
The thing is that the love is there. It is "latent," masked up by our reluctance to change our ways and clear our insecurities. For we feel as if our neighbors are judging and our hence separate from us...that in reality is of little significance, but any exterior judgment is indicative of ones own inner judgment about themselves. And the cycle perpetuates...one judges another, they inevitably are judging themselves. And so, we fail to unify the cosmic Principal of love as the only expression of human consciousness. For in the distractions of our dramas we ward ourselves from coming to know soul in a non discriminatory way, for we actually believe our drama is real, that our drama is what makes us an "individual." And in this illusion we loose touch with that inner place of heart...
We existentially fear the demise of ego, yet it is the compete demise of ego that brings us to the stage of accepting that both individual and oneness coexist...can the perceptual experience of mind and "no-mind" coexist? Is this what higher consciousness is all about as we travel into the higher dimensions of reality?
Only when we realize that that both the ego and non ego can coexist... we step into 5th dimension consciousness...
For there was always a middle ground between the soul and the mind [the ego]...and now between the soul and mind/no mind [the ego, and now the ego/nonego]. This is how the consciousness expands...it moves into higher waves of dimension. Encompasses more. Yet in higher dimensions consciousness needs more "space" in between the astral chords of expression. The "2nd" and "4th" spots are empty spaces that enable comparison to exists. Think of the waves of consciousness as the noted of a musical scale. The "space" or "silence" between the astral waves of consciousness enable comparison to exist. Comparison enables discernment and the possibility of discernment to exist creates the opportunity for conscious awareness. Therein in lies the choice...For choice, as human conciseness is concerned, is understood when we observe the silent space within...for only in non-reactivity can we come to clear choices that lead to the "advancement" of the human heart. Only when the human heart advances will society advance...
Herein lies the ultimate choice to love or to fear.
When we trust we love. When we love we do not judge, for all we know is love. We discern...we do not "judge," we simply "know." When we break free of the need to judge anything about life...and give supreme trust in the cosmic path unfolding we walk into love. For it is the journey of you reflected back to you [back to consciousness - back to that energy within you that is discerning...for that discerning entity is "you" - a unifying aspect of the cosmos itself]...
Love and trust will bring us into greater depths, greater aptitude of human complexity...human communication. For in communication lies the greatest mirror of the cosmos. Communication is the mirror which brings you back to soul...back to yourself..and back to the seat of creation herself...back to the inner vortex of "God*"
*The grandest expression of consciousness that exists...
When our consciousness moves closer in line with "*the grandest expression of consciousness that exists" we hold a perceptual capacity that has greater gains, deeper depths, and wiser insights. For we know when we see...and we move to that "seeing" - for seeing drives "sensation" - from body to brain to soul...the body and brain being filters of soul...
Each filter brings a unique way for communication to be expressed. In our uniqueness we are "driven" in different ways...but all driven back to the same place...back to the expression of love...however unique...still l o v e.
L O V E! Is what will transform the world. It is as simple as that. For love breeds all that is blessed in this life. And love, with conscious intent of that love...with a depth of love so deep it transforms the mind into a beacon of sincere attention and unconditional discernment...is the energy which breaks our social tendency to not trust, to fear, and to judge in a way that separates oneself from everyone...and everyone from everyone...Love is what propels advancement...
But remember it is not just about human love...it is about cosmic love...earthly pagan love...and non-discerning conscious love with everything.
So love of Earth requires something more from us as we are in current relationship to her. It is all cultural, not technological. All about how our feelings drive our actions. We are either unconscious to the current reality or we become aware of the what is and move on...march on...blaze on to a new paradigm...a new social evolution...towards absolute relationship...back to the garden of Eden...Yet now as opposed to the days of Adam and Eve...we are both conscious and immersed in the oneness of the divine! For we have evolved ~ through the greatest teacher of consciousness ~ relationship...
For Love is found cosmically woven through all of existence...it just needs to be expressed, found, and cherished.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Can thought really touch and grapple with the immensity of experience? If you answer yes...than ask yourself this question: Can your being, the feeling of your own experience, be contained by words, memories, and the conceptual understanding of yourself? Or is there something about you that escapes words, escapes memory, and escapes the conceptual personality? Yes, words and concepts can be guideposts, but why let the guidepost become your destination? Is it possible that the feelings evoked from the journey of our lives are actually what we are? Is this the aspect of self that is beyond words, beyond concepts, and beyond the mind? Can we be brought into a heightened state of “realization” if we break free from the chains of our own limiting notions of what we believe we are…the notions that we identify with…
Essentially we are what we sense…our thoughts only try to make sense of what we experience. But we are experience…we are not thought…the observation of our own "inner life sensation" is what being is. Than is awareness and being simply synonymous? Are we now coming closer to understanding the duality between awareness and thought?
When we step into this state of being, this state of awareness and sensation, we may begin to observe the ALL that is, the ALL that is beyond words...because we are beginning to understand the difference between the processes of the mind and the processes of being [which is awareness beyond the limitations of thought and concepts]. I ask you, can the ALL, which is all of experience, all of everything, and the manifestation of which is our universe, contain any sense of separation within it?
Posted by Christopher Renzo at 5:07 PM
Monday, May 2, 2011
I woke up this morning and sat upon the edge of my bed. As my alarm was still going off and keeping me somewhat in a not so awake state I began to have a rush of images flooding my mind. All the images where practically the same, yet the message was not made clear to me until my subway ride this morning.
The images where of groups of people...there were groupings of 3 or 4 people of whom I had never met, yet each face was precisely detailed. I was amazed how my mind was creating these faces within my inner awareness. Not one face was familiar, and all these people seemed to be very different and come from different backgrounds. Yet one thing remained the same. Every face was smiling. Yet there was nothing surfaced about their smiles. Each smile had a sense of genuineness to it that was profoundly indescribable.
Most of these faces seemed to be of people who on any average day would be found walking the streets of New York City. The message for me was a stark one. No matter who the person is on the exterior there is something inside of them that is worthy of a smile. I found a sense of peace in realizing that we are all humbly connected...connected in our desire for peace and love...connected through our immortality...and connected just becuase we exist together, here in the physical reality.
Sometimes in my day to day I judge what I see for it does not fit in with my values and how I desire too see harmony between the human race and Earth (becuase I know each and everyone of us is responsible for this harmony). Sometimes I see people and pass judgments for I "think" that they do not care about the integrity of the divine, the unity of which is inherent, the health of their bodies, and the health of their mother (Gaia)...yet regardless of outside appearance and action their is something within them that yearns to know their soul.
In my dream vision, the humble smile was the realization of being in touch with their soul essence. It was not something they were thinking, it was just something they felt. And all those faces exuded a confidence and a humble joy that only the untainted soul would know. In my vision, each and every person was admirable, for within them was soul. It is the humble smile of the soul that knows what these things experientially. And like in my vision, this truth is a reality in the waking life...even if it goes unseen. Even in our ignorance, we are still beautiful...for even if the soul goes unheeded their is a humble smile form within waiting to be discovered. And like anyone else I can't always be in touch with soul (it seems I only taste it from time to time). As I fall prey to the mind (like anyone else) my judgments take me away from this realization.
So what do I mean that these smiles were humble and simple? Well, these people in my vision exuded a quality that seemed to contain no ego. It was just, well, simple.
I do know that there is place within everyone, even the most egoistical of us, that is beyond ego.
More than anything else these mental images seemed to share something beyond words. They shared a feeling. And it was this "feeling," this "sensing, albeit outside the conscious realization of those people (and myself at this time upon awakening from sleep), that had a quality that brought everyone together. The fact that each image was a grouping illuminated this feeling for me through vision. Each smile was a humble one, yet it was the most sincere smile anyone could ever have. For it was the smile of peace. It was the smile of the humble realization that we are not what we think we are, we are not what we desire to become, we are not our possessions, and we are not our beliefs...but it was the humble experiential realization that we are united beyond words, beyond comparison. It was nothing more than nothing...In this humbleness the ego dissolves into the distance of nothingness.
On the subway on my way to work this vision came to me again...What was it about this vision that brought me peace? It did not take me much time to realize, but I felt that when I had that vision this morning there was no judgment on my part...there was no desire to see anyone differently than what they already are. Their humble smiles brought me to a non-judgmental place within myself...even if just for a moment I was brought to the realization that within everyone and everything their is a humbleness so profound that it breaks down all thought, all conditions, and turns everything into nothing. It seems that beyond everything is nothing...and in this infinite nothingness the soul resides...for the birth of everything starts from nothing...and the smiles where nothing more than smiles. Maybe that is why they were to peaceful...becuase there were no conditions, no expectations...there was just a humble smile.
This humbleness was my mornings peace...and although it may have not been such a joyous one, for I realized how much I have been judging the exterior world lately...not only in my personal life, but also in my writing, it humbled me...and in my humbleness I was brought back to the all powerful now, to the what is. Yes, the world around me may be falling apart. Yes, our egoistical and cognitive distractions from everyone, from the Earth, and from source is perpetuating this path of civil dissonance...But, it is not for me to judge anyone or anything for this is all apart of our karmic journey...no matter where we are along the spiral path of spiritual evolution...the life of another is be honored no matter where they are. For the unconsciousness of the mass is only a condition of non-discernment. To be discerning is a "skill" that takes the intent of conscious experience to develop. Discernment is garnered through patience, hard work, and a spiritual desire to know. To evolve consciously is the karmic journey. Yet, it is up to each of our individual choices as too whether or not we grow through our karmic lessons. The collective consciousness of humankind is, of course, a by-product of these individual endeavors. Yet the beauty still remains that it is our INDIVIDUAL journey (and this inherently cannot be judged by an outside conscious agent - for the judging person cannot really be within the person and feel from the inside-out the experience of someones consciousness).
It is mind blowing to me that both "individuality" and "oneness" can exist at the same time. This divine dichotomy exemplifies the profound depth to this multi-dimensional reality. To me it seems that individual-ness is just one layer of the oneness, yet distinct in its own...And that the all-encompassing oneness can hold the vibrations (the realm of possibility) of "separateness" and "oneness" at the same time...This is beyond rational and logical thinking. I believe it can only be understood...really understood...through feeling.
Earth is a meeting grounds for all souls. It is a converging point in the universe where energy mixes. This place is a spiritual proving grounds...and the Earth inherently accepts everything and everyone. Yes, the Earth will need to balance itself out by cleansing itself of the energies to which is destroying its life force, but even this is done humbly and without judgment. For the Earth must do this, for the Earth knows no fear, knows no "death"...It is just acting in a way to preserve the cosmic and genetic integrity of which the universe has created and thus create the opportunity for more harmonious life to evolve (in a very conscious, self-reflective way).
It is through these humble experiences that I allow my self to be quiet and just witness (just be aware). Even if just for a moment I am brought into the experiential awareness of what these words attempt to portray. I am very grateful for them...even if my sensitivity can weigh me down so heavily at times. Bless the visions (even in their humbleness), bless everyone...and bless you....For I cannot know myself without your existence!
(Photo taken from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/untitlism/22800371/)