Consciousness can express itself as awareness. Some things and some people are more aware than others. If I am the cosmos made conscious, are we really cosmic consciousness, the Observer of a grand experiment? Come and see why this theory makes more sense than most religions.
We understand that consciousness is “the tool” connecting our awareness to this reality. It’s a marvelous tool. It supports our cognizance, and it is the platform for our default states of consciousness, waking, sleeping, and dreaming. It is also the doorway of altered or higher states. It’s a tool made for exploring reality, and it prompts us to ask additional questions.
“We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.” ― Brian Cox
The most obvious question is 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 we simply be a part of the cosmic consciousness? Is our life experience are part of a more extraordinary, more complex experiment?
Given the knowledge we are a part of everything with consciousness. Does this mean we nothing more than a cosmic experiment? Is the total of our existence in the universe merely trying out different scenarios? Are our lives a singular or shared experience? Are we separate from the universal consciousness or only a partition of “a greater awareness”?
I Am The Cosmos The Observer
The spiritual explorers of ancient cultures are known by several names. We call them Seers, Shamans, Mystics, Prophets, or Witches.
“We are the eyes of the cosmos. So that in a way, when you look deeply into somebody’s eyes, you are looking deeply into yourself, and the other person is looking deeply into the same self, which many-eyed, as the mask of Vishnu is many-faced, is looking out everywhere, one energy playing myriads of different parts.” — Alan Watts
Everyone has the innate ability to explore altered or higher states. We call this type of investigation spiritual exploration. Most people cannot access these other rooms — with instruction, a key to open the door. If we use the proper method, we can find the gifts in our DNA. It doesn’t require the belief in imaginary beings, just the ability to follow a process.
When we are born, we only need the primary three states of consciousness to orient our identity within reality. The Observer limits our perception to give us time to acclimate and prepare. Most of us need to use these processes to open the doors of awareness.
As adolescents, most could not handle the extra bandwidth from these other states. After all, as children, we are orienting ourselves to our human container. 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 fundamental nature of our awareness.
What if I Am The Cosmos Made Conscious?
We find many techniques for exploring consciousness in these ancient cultures are similar. They may have been separated by great distances, but they found the same keys. These spiritual explorers fine-tuned these methods over eons of practice. They developed the 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. We use the same strategy as we develop and refine our blended learning process.
Every day we are awake, we should say, “thank you” for this beautiful gift of consciousness! Expand your awareness. Allow the Observer to explore other realms of your consciousness.
Anyone can create their path using the wisdom of these methods. It’s where you’ll finally understand why we are the cosmos made conscious. You’ll understand how our life is the universe understanding itself. And perhaps understand what a remarkable spiritual experiment we have available. What do you think?
Why This Philosophy Makes More Sense than Religion
Religion does not answer the essential questions about existence or reality. It makes more sense to think of life as an experiment. We are a part of this experiment. What does it mean if I am the cosmos made conscious? It’s as simple as that. There isn’t a need to believe in an imaginary friend or enemy.
Religion attempts to explain the complex elements of life using stories that contain metaphors, analogies, and word pictures. The goal of religion is to create a membership around the belief that these stories are truthful. To be a member, one must make a lot of assumptions about reality that have no basis in proof. The evidence for their beliefs comes from self-validating circular logic originating from supposedly divinely inspired writers.
When you look at all the major religions from this perspective, you see the flaws and inconsistencies. If you attempt to trace the origins of the sacred texts from which the stories come, you find bits and pieces of earlier superstitions and mythologies. You can find every concept, doctrine, and belief in earlier pagan belief systems.
We Are The Cosmos Made Conscious — Cosmic Consciousness
Religions sell the afterlife as a remedy for the fear of our mortality. However, this is completely unnecessary if we only acknowledge basic science. One law of the universe is the law of conservation. This says matter does not disappear, even when it changes form. Water is a great example. It is a liquid, a solid when the temperature drops below 32 degrees and vapor when it rises above 212 degrees. No matter what temperature, it is still water.
When we die, the body reverts to bio-matter. What happens to our consciousness? We are consciousness; we are the cosmos made conscious, so according to the law of conservation it changes, it does not end. We are cosmic consciousness, which is eternal.
“Ancient wisdom and quantum physicists make unlikely bedfellows: In quantum mechanics the observer determines (or even brings into being) what is observed, and so, too, for the Tiwis, who dissolve the distinction between themselves and the cosmos. In quantum physics, subatomic particles influence each other from a distance, and this tallies with the aboriginal view, in which people, animals, rocks, and trees all weave together in the same interwoven fabric.” — Huston Smith
The realization that we are part of a larger whole means we are connected to everything and everyone on a fundamental level. You are connected to all the great thinkers and sages, but you are also connected to all the narcissists and serial killers.
If we are the cosmos made conscious, then this connection through consciousness makes creation more bizarre than anything you could image. It is both chaos and yet ordered. When we view the universe on a grand scale, we see the order and calamity of galaxies colliding. Is humanity a mirror reflection of this theme?
To bring the Observer of your experience into the reality of your awareness, all you need are the right methods to access the gifts you already possess. If you have the desire to follow this quest, you are not alone. It is a pattern recorded in the histories of many cultures. Joseph Campbell calls this the Hero’s Journey. (1)
The following four groupings provide several tools. You can learn many of them by following the instructions in these articles.
- Logical and Analytical Tools
- All Forms of Meditation
- Tools and Techniques to Enhance Awareness
- Healing Techniques and Modalities
If I am the cosmos made conscious, how does this affect my beliefs in life after death? If we cosmic consciousness, then there really isn’t such a thing as death, but does this give credence to the life after death concepts of religion? Regardless of what you believe, let’s make the most of this opportunity they call life. You may walk your own path, but you don’t have to walk it alone. We are here to assist.
(1) Joseph Campbell’s book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hero_with_a_Thousand_Faces