Perhaps many of my blog readers are wondering that for the past quite a few weeks I have been writing on Objective consciousness and have written none on Singapore at all. The thing is it’s the same old story with Singapore. To put it in summary, the same shallow-minded, misguided people who operate without a moral compass doing everything they could think of to remain in power for the sake of themselves. To the lay people, the uninformed, my previous sentence might seem an exaggeration but really once you understood the level these people operate on, that they behave worse than animals by believing mankind is nothing more than another kind of animal you would agree to the same observation. These people can’t help themselves. The stupid will do what a stupid does in a sense. It’s a sad phenomenon that many of our foremost state leaders are actually the worst specimen of us. Or we could think that the majority of mankind are still operating on a primal level that’s dominated by deep sense of insecurities that many of us would turn into people like them given the opportunity and taste of power. After all mankind is not known to be a rational being contrary to the beliefs of many. In a strictly rational world everyone would pursue the wisest decisions for the good of all but that is not the case with us.
Anyway enough for now about the same Singapore as I have what I think is a very good article on Objective Consciousness a topic of much more significance than the same old Singapore story(that I will write another time). I believe the following article is authentic and worth reading although sadly the comments on the original source are useless.
I’m writing these posts on Objective Consciousness although I knew the majority of people would probably not able to understand neither appreciate this just for the chance to pique the interest of the small few. Personally I believe the subject is meaningless to be discussed and MUST be experienced to be understood. Although I believe it’s a sole journey of individuals if, if only I could pique the interest of small few and perhaps among those there would be just only one who was able to realize this I would be enthralled. I know I run the risk of piquing the interest of the naives who could fall victim to frauds and delusional beliefs instead them developing genuine progression of their being but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. If you want power so to speak this is not for you, this is about living in adherence to the principle of being. Being (or what others would call enlightenment or I’d also call the true and only self-realization) is not about effort but it is a state of being. Men may not be fair, the world may be full of inequalities and injustices but God is fair and God gives freely. Let not the judgment of men weigh you down, God’s judgment is all that matters in the end. May we all win.
Enjoy the reading:
(By Lee Hager)
The importance of attaining higher consciousness is regularly mentioned in connection with spiritual awakening and growth, but there’s been very little consensus about what it actually is. As Seneca pointed out, “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” We can look to spiritual sages for understanding, but there’s another source that can clarify their words. Although quantum physicists weren’t originally researching consciousness, they uncovered information that’s offering fresh and surprising insights into consciousness.
Consciousness is generally defined as the ability to be aware of our own existence. Or, we can think of it as a tool used to create an inner reality that makes sense to us. Clearly, without consciousness we would have no sense of our own existence, and no ability to understand our place within the whole. When we think in terms of “lower” and “higher” levels of consciousness, it implies an awareness of existence on more than one plane. This thought echoes the concept of a “higher” and “lower” self.
What does science tell us about consciousness? A group of scientists known as material realists believe only matter exists. They claim that consciousness is a product of evolution and is simply a brain function that’s another form of matter. If material realists were correct, that would mean consciousness would exist only in creatures that are highest on the evolutionary ladder. In that case, consciousness higher than what humans already possess could not exist. Although material realists have diligently tried to discover how matter produced consciousness, all their attempts have failed.
On the other hand, quantum research has demonstrated that consciousness permeates even the most elemental particles in the universe. This fact indicates that consciousness was present at the beginning of the universe and has always been an integral part of everything in existence. This discovery also informs us that consciousness can, and does, exist apart from matter and outside of time/space.
Scientists now understand that consciousness is a field we exist within, rather than something we possess. Instead of producing consciousness, the brain acts as a receiver that picks up and processes consciousness that exists outside it. Although matter takes up only 1/3 of the universe, we usually think of the space that surrounds it as “empty.” However, this “zero point field” is actually packed with energy and acts as an enormous storehouse of consciousness and memory.
Spiritual sages have long considered this matrix of consciousness and energy to be a Divine Ground, the One Mind of God that’s shared by all of existence. As physicists delve deeper into the quantum realm, many of them are beginning to agree. This means that the Divine Mind literally permeates everything in existence, and this is where the concept of higher consciousness comes in. Although everything that exists is conscious, it would be ridiculous to claim that everything is equally aware. We can think of consciousness as a light that’s either on or off, but intelligence and awareness as a rheostat that can be dialed up or down. So how do we ratchet up our awareness and attain higher consciousness?
As strange as it seems, research demonstrates that the quantum foundation of the universe is real, while the material universe is a virtual reality. Spiritual sages have explained for centuries that our world is an illusion, and they’ve been proven correct. They tell us that we’ve turned our back on the oneness of All That Is to experience separation and specialness. To do this, we had to alter our level of awareness so that we could project an illusion of separate identities and private thoughts. The brain assists us in carrying out this charade by imposing its logic and veiling our connection with the Divine Mind.
It’s as if we had been living in a beautiful sunlit mansion but shut ourselves into a tiny, windowless basement room and stayed there so long, we forgot the mansion existed. Our forgetfulness couldn’t negate the mansion’s existence, but it certainly changed our level of awareness. When spiritual masters speak about “higher consciousness,” they’re reminding us that we can wake up from our illusion and reconnect with the One Mind.
How do we regain our connection with the One Mind? In the Gospel of Thomas Jesus said, “Where the beginning is, the end will be.” In other words, we reconnect by letting go of thoughts that promote separation and specialness and replace them with the desire for oneness. As we let go of our belief in preconceived notions, we open ourselves to willingly hear what the Divine Mind wants to tell us. This change of thinking brings us out of the basement and back into the sunlight of higher consciousness. None of us have ever left the field of the One Mind, now we only need to become aware of it.
Now additionally I would like to share with you another article which I will not put in its entirety here. It has relation to the previous article above. It’s taken from the respectable Elsevier scientific journal publication.
Now the one I would like to quote is the following words:
“The origin of consciousness reflects our place in the universe, the nature of our existence. Did consciousness evolve from complex computations among brain neurons, as most scientists assert? Or has consciousness, in some sense, been here all along, as spiritual approaches maintain?” ask Hameroff and Penrose in the current review.
Read the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140116085105.htm
Finally I would like to add that the difference between being aware of yourself and being aware of another person across time and across vast distance of space is Your Illusion. The I isn’t here or there, it’s everywhere and it doesn’t matter whether it was 1 meter or thousands of miles apart or whether it is now or 25 years ago or 5 years from now, what matter is you breaking the ‘illusion’ of separation to finally realize that you’re part of everything and everything is part of you. The universe is within each and everyone of us. Consciousness is not only the flavors of this created space (as I used to think) but in high probability the source of all, the basic foundation to any and every existence, material and immaterial, living(animate) and inanimate which everything spawns from without which everything including this created space would not have existed. God is within us, the kingdom of God is within us indeed.