Consciousness expresses awareness. Some things and some people are more aware than others. Who or what is the Observer of this experiment?
We understand that consciousness is “the tool” that connects our awareness to this reality. It’s a marvelous tool. It supports our awareness. And, it is the platform for our default states of consciousness, waking, sleeping, and dreaming. It is also the doorway to altered or higher states. It’s a tool made for exploring reality. This prompts additional questions.
We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself. ― Brian Cox
Most importantly, who or what is doing the exploring? Who is the observer of our consciousness? Is it “me” doing the exploring? Or, is it much more? Could it be our consciousness and life experience is an experiment?
Are we nothing more than a cosmic experiment? Is the sum total of our existence simply cosmos simply playing? Are our lives a singular or shared experience? Are we really separate from the universal consciousness, or simply a partition of “a greater awareness”? Is it possible we are the cosmos made conscious as a means of exploring this realm for a larger consciousness?
The spiritual pioneers in ancient cultures devised methods to explore consciousness. And, some people have a natural ability to access both altered or higher states. They don’t need methods or psychotic aids. The people with this natural ability we call Seers, Shamans, Mystics, Prophets, or Witches.
Everyone has the innate ability to explore altered or higher states. We call this type of investigation, spiritual exploration. Generally, most people cannot access these other rooms — with the aide of instruction, a key to open the door.
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. The observer limits our perception to give us time to acclimate and prepare.
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 use these other doors of consciousness. Unfortunately, some never go beyond the default set of three rooms. Many people are oblivious to the nature of awareness.
The observer of this experience waits in the background. It waits for us to become ready. It gives us the tools to prepare, but we must learn to use them.
We Are The Cosmos Made Conscious
You can find techniques for exploring consciousness in many ancient cultures. They fine-tuned the methods over eons. These methods optimized how and when to introduce these techniques. For that reason, these ancient consciousness expanding processes are highly effective learning strategies. This is a very efficient and practical way of ensuring the best learning outcomes.
They developed blended learning models we use today. These methods assess readiness, prepare the learner, and then assess learning. These methods use frequent quality checks to ensure the individual’s understanding and use of the techniques. This is the exact method we use in our blended learning process.
Every day we are awake, we should say, thank you for this wonderful gift of consciousness! Expand your awareness. Allow the observer to explore other realms of your awareness.
Anyone can create their own path using the wisdom of these methods. This is where you’ll finally understand why we are the “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. We
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. Everyone who can follow a process can use these tools. 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 of grouping.
Next, a research tool we call Comparative analysis
. This is a process to help us explore and compare belief systems. This process is a scientific process form of comparative religious studies. Together these analytical tools give a solid foundation of common sense thinking. They sharpen your ability to discern facts from fiction
Seated meditation is the heart of most spiritual practices. This includes a wide range of meditation techniques. It starts with Beginning Meditation
and Mindfulness Meditation.
It progresses to more advanced forms like Japa Meditation the Siddhis of Patanjali.
This is another foundational element that strengthens the mind-body connection. Moving meditation
is also to our health and wellness. This progression includes several methods of energy collection. Here we teach Forest Bathing
, Qigong, and Tai Chi. It also includes more contemporary processes for grounding
, like Tree Grounding and Sun Gazing.
Healing practices are the last group. This branch includes Pe Jet, Reiki, and Shiatsu. Self-care
is an important element of this group. It is vital for normalizing our inner work and maintaining our health and wellness.
If we are the cosmos made conscious, let’s make the most of this opportunity.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia