Written by Mathew Naismith
The following reply of mine was in response to a reply I received on a post I titled Something to be aware of spiritually which I inserted on a site called IONS, I felt I needed to share this with you today.
Thanks for responding Ros.
Most people seem to want a real reality, it’s like they seem to want to perceive a starting & an end point or that we are oneness in our true state nothing else, nothing could be further from the truth. This is so human to want this it’s not funny, it’s all emotionally driven even when we are in certain deep states of consciousness it’s still emotionally driven. Yes if we perceive these things to be so, so shall they be however I’m not sure if it’s wise for everyone to know anything else other than their own perception of things so is it these perceptions of ours that is the illusion? Just because it’s only our perception of things doesn’t make it an illusion which also includes our oneness states of consciousness.
Nothing can exist without it already being a part of consciousness; this includes our thoughts as well. It’s impossible for us to imagine anything that isn’t already apart of consciousness however what is different is the actual physical experiences we get from consciousness, it’s like mixing & matching or mismatching in relation to our reality.
This comes down to duality & non-duality coexisting in the same space & time but of course in certain realities space & time doesn’t really exist as we think they would. We use our logical human minds to think, how could duality & non-duality coexists at the same time, my question is why not? Why does things have to conform to our way of logically thinking? What a lot of us don’t know is there is more than one way to think logically especially when we look at the rest of existence or even this one universe.
The thing with different energy sources getting together is we think there is only two choices, if we are not resisting we must be accepting each other’s energies in harmony but we don’t realise we neither have to be accepting nor resisting, just be. But of course being emotional humans we need a directive to give us direction, we must be going somewhere or we must be something but the thing is we don’t.
So does this perception of our true selves, being of pure oneness, irrelevant because again it’s only our perception of this & is this an illusion? It has relevance because we can see we need to amend things from centuries of abuse which include our souls as well & not just in reference to our physicality. We are taught through various practices to delve into the universal consciousness & abstract anything which is going to help us amend our misdeeds, feeling all that we are is oneness & love is a part of this, it’s but one of many tools. The feeling at one would seem to be an illusion because it’s only a very small portion of who we really are but it’s not. Any perception we have is real even if it’s only a small part of the universal consciousness. Let’s separate a hand from our arm, is the hand no longer a hand because it’s not a part of our body any longer? It’s still a hand & it’s still a part of us even though we have separated this hand from our whole self, just because it’s only a part of our whole self doesn’t make it an illusion. Now look at the universal consciousness as being the whole of ourselves, if we separate one part of this consciousness does it make it no longer real? The hand is a portion of our whole self & is only a perception of what we perceive in this reality which doesn’t make it an illusion; it’s just not our whole self, that’s all. The real illusion is thinking this is all we are which includes feeling at one when in certain states of conscious awareness. We are everything we know & perceive & much much more!!