“We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.” ― Brian Cox
Consciousness is “the tool” that connects our awareness to this reality. It’s a marvelous tool that supports several states of awareness, from normal waking, sleeping and dreaming to altered or higher states. It’s a tool made for exploring reality. It takes us to a number of questions.
Most importantly, who or what is doing the exploring? Is it “me” doing the exploring? Or, is it much more? Could it be our consciousness is really the ‘cosmos made conscious‘ in order to explore this realm in a unique way? Or is it both? Or, are both the same? Are we the cosmos exploring ourselves?
Some Need Tools and Some Do Not
The philosophers and “spiritual scientists” of the ancient past devised techniques to assist us in accessing these additional rooms of consciousness. There are also those that have a natural ability to access these additional rooms without the aid of a key. These people are known as Seers, Shamans, Mystics, Prophets, or Witches. Whether the ability to access these extra rooms of consciousness is natural or learned, the purpose is always the same … spiritual exploration.
Generally speaking, most people do not have the ability to access these other rooms— with the aide of instruction. Think of it as a key you use to enter a room. The reason is simple. When we are born, we only need the basic three states of consciousness to orient our identity within reality.
When we are born most could not handle the extra bandwidth from these other states. After all, we are just orienting ourselves to the confines of our human nature. However, we cannot know the depth of experience unless we utilize these other doors of consciousness. Unfortunately, some never go beyond the default set of three rooms.
Realizing You Are The Cosmos Made Conscious
Many ancient cultures endeavored eons to fine-tune the processes to optimize how and when to introduce these techniques are taught. For that reason, these consciousness expanding processes are highly effective learning strategies. This is a very efficient and practical way of ensuring the best learning outcomes.
The processes assess the readiness of the individual then employ multiple dissemination methods. Throughout the learning process, there are frequent quality checks to ensure the individual’s understanding and use of the techniques. It’s what we both recommend and use in our own blended learning process.
Every day we are awake, we should say, thank you for this wonderful gift of consciousness! Join us on the path of spiritual exploration using the ancient wisdom of the spiritual technologies passed down through the generations. This is where you’ll find the experience of “cosmos made conscious“. You’ll understand how our life is the universe is understanding itself. And perhaps understand what a wonderful spiritual experiment we are all a part of. You can explore this concept experientially through a number of ancient processes we call spiritual technologies.
Spiritual technologies are tools for exploring consciousness. They result from generations of research by cultures around the world. These processes stand up to the test of science. They are repeatable and measurable. They do not require belief in religious doctrine. So, everyone who can follow a process can use them. We call the practice of these processes spiritual exploration.
You can list these tools in several ways. Some fall into more than one group. We like this simple method.
- Tools to enhance critical thinking. This study of basic logical reasoning along with spotting logical fallacies and logical axioms. Another tool we call comparative analysis is important for research. This is a step-by-step way of comparing beliefs between different worldviews. These tools will help sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
- The Enneagram Personality Profile. This is an analytical tool. It provides insight into the mechanisms of ego, personality, and instinct.
- Seated meditation is often the heart of your spiritual practice. This includes a range from Beginning Meditation and Mindfulness Meditation through Japa Meditation and more advanced Siddhis of Patanjali.
- Moving meditation helps us strengthen the mind-body connection. It is also an important key to our health and wellness. This progression includes several methods of energy collection, such as Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
- Pathways for expanding and exploring awareness. This progression includes a range of processes from lucid dreaming, the Shamanic Journey and Guided Meditation to third-eye awakening and soul memory awareness. Practical tools to guide your path, a spiritual journal, and automatic writing.
- Healing practices are the final group. This branch includes Pe Jet, Reiki, and Shiatsu. Self-care is also a part of this group and is vital to our overall health and wellness.
Interested in spiritual exploration? Check out the blended learning process at the core of our teaching process. It reflects what Joseph Campbell called the Hero’s Journey. Our learning options include both face-to-face and virtual learning sessions. Please consider donating and supporting our mission. This helps others learn the knowledge for developing their own path.
Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia