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Connecting with the Universe — Connecting with the Universal Mind

Connecting with the Universe means connecting with the universal mind.  Are we a part of “a much greater awareness,” If there is one, how do we get in touch with this intelligence?

The Universe Look at Itself?

There are a variety of theories around our existence or preexistence as part of the consciousness of the Universe. Some people believe we have given up our memory or knowledge of our prior existence. The reason we’ve done this is to have an unbiased and unhampered experience in this time and space.

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

Many ancient cultures built monuments to align with the movement of the sun and the moon.  Are these attempts at connecting with the Universe?

Connecting with the Universal Mind

Can we become aware of this universal consciousness?  Is the observer our awareness, our spirit or soul the conduit of this source, or is it a function of the universal mind?

“The universal soul is the alone creator of the useful and the beautiful; therefore to make anything useful or beautiful, the individual must be submitted to the universal mind.” ―  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Along with this idea of prior existence as consciousness or soul, several theories play out in religion. Some believe the knowledge of preexistence includes the idea that we choose life situations.

In this scenario, we select specific situations in which to be born. It’s the Universe looking at itself to experience particular life lessons.  We experience life from different perspectives, unaware we part of a “greater experiment.”

“The universe is founded in consciousness and guided by it. The final reality is Universal Consciousness. The Supreme Consciousness is Omnipresent. Its evolutionary powers pervade the entire Universe. All processes of Nature are governed by the laws of this Absolute Force.” — Shriram Sharma

It sounds like connecting with the universal mind would be a good thing to do.  It would put us in touch with the source of our being, the source of our creativity.

“The calm mind allows one to connect with the inner self, the Soul, the very source of our being. That’s where the music lives. That’s where my music comes from.” — Clarence Clemons

Some believe we are under the control of fate, and we live our following a specific blueprint. It’s the essence of predestination (1), where we have no real choices.

Others see our life situations as chance encounters and experiences. In this scenario, our lives are just random events, unplanned accidents of creation ruled by chaos.

Still, others see it as a kind of card game.  It makes life a combination of predestination and chaos. Life deals us with a random set of cards and has some latitude on playing the hand.  The choices are limited, but the game’s outcome is unlimited, and this is the conclusion presented in the movie Forrest Gump.  They use the analogy of life as a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.

“If there is a true universal mind, must it be sane?” ― Charles Fort

Another point of view from Eastern philosophy is that some types of meditation are the link between the human mind and the universal consciousness.  Many teachers talk about the 4th state of consciousness, a state of pure awareness, as the connection point.

So, connecting with the Universe means mediation which puts us in direct contact with the infinite energy of the cosmos.  People who meditate regularly talk about the peace they feel from reaching this partition of awareness.  Several studies show that meditation is one of the best ways to reduce stress.

are you the universe looking at itself

Some assert Near-Death experiences are the window that proves we possess knowledge of preexistence (2).  They use past life regression hypnosis techniques as proof of reincarnation.

There are also some other interesting theories about life aside from those in the mythology and superstition of religion.

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.  There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” ― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Connecting with the Universe 2021

Most of these theories attempt to explain why so many people are born into very challenging life situations. Given the choice of an easy, uneventful life or a life full of challenges, which would you choose?

Would you choose a life of wealth and prosperity?  What about a life of fame and fortune?  Or would you prefer a more challenging experience?  There is no obvious answer, but perhaps life is a spiritual experiment of some sort? No matter which philosophical position you favor, there’s no doubt we are a singular aperture of consciousness.

The question is, who is looking?  Is our consciousness unique, or is it part of a collective, and are our lives merely the Universe looking at itself?  In that sense, connecting with the universal mind is just being aware of the link.

We each possess four valuable tools for this great spiritual experiment.  Our toolbox comprises our analytical mind, intuition, body, and doorways to higher consciousness states.

However, everyone gets a unique set of tools and abilities.   We are all different, with varying intellectual and physical capacities.  Some people can access or slip into higher states more readily than others. Your task is to use the tools you have to their fullest potential.  Why not try some of these tools for yourself?

“Throughout history, there have been many men and women who have chosen to imitate Jesus as he withdraws into the desert… To pass time in the desert means to create a little emptiness and silence around us, to rediscover the road to our heart, to remove ourselves from the noise and external distractions, to enter into contact with the deepest source of our being, and our faith.” — Raniero Cantalamessa

Spiritual Technologies

These processes are a collection of proven methods for exploring consciousness.  We call them spiritual technologies.  They help us expand awareness and unlock the gifts to reach higher states of consciousness.

“The idea of a universal mind or Logos would be, I think, a fairly plausible inference from the present state of scientific theory.” ― Arthur Eddington

Connecting with the Universe means connecting with the universal mind.  It prompts us to move from the tribal mindset to a universal mindset.  Not everyone is ready for this transition. Many people cling to belief in mythology and superstition.  However, using spiritual technologies is one of the best ways to help them leave behind these artificial concepts.

The tools of spiritual exploration differ significantly from religion. They do not require faith or belief in any religious doctrine.  Anyone can use these processes to develop their full potential.  All you need to do is follow the process, and it’s just like following the recipe for baking a cake.  If you combine the right ingredients in the right way and you get something delicious.

We select the best of these ancient methods for our blended learning method.  These processes are time-tested by generations of use, and they stand up to the rigorous tests of science. They are repeatable processes, and several produce measurable effects on our physiology.  These changes include increased brainwave coherence, lower heart rate, and increased skin resistance.  Changes like this prove these partitions of consciousness differ significantly from waking, dreaming, and sleeping.

We divide these tools into four major categories:

Everyone can use these methods to create their unique spiritual path, and you can start with any of these methods.  The more of them you use, the faster your progress.

In Conclusion

Are You connecting with the Universe? It’s a challenge to start your spiritual journey.  And, if you are already practicing, it’s a challenge to bring others along.  If we are to bring others along, we must reach out to those still under the influence of the group hypnosis of religion.

“The world is your real country! Replace your local mind with the universal one!” ― Mehmet Muratildan

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(1) Predestination, Wikipedia
(2) Preexistence, Wikipedia
(3) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia

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