My last post was about the only “certainty” in life … change. But wait … there IS one, and only one certainty besides constant change and that’s what I’d like to share with you today. Hope you’re in the mood to talk about the MOST powerful thing in the universe, something that knocks my socks off, but feels as comfty as a friend’s hug — that we, and all in existence — are pure consciousness.
When I say that “consciousness is the only certainty besides constant change” in life, I mean it. But, like all good investigators, researchers, scientists and thorough metaphysicians, we’ll start by defining what, exactly, the subject under discussion is, precisely. So we can focus our minds, together, on exactly what KIND of consciousness we’re talking about here. Because I’m not talking about “being awake” as opposed to “going asleep” when you’re tired. Not awake, at least, in any normal get-out-of-bed and get going kind of way. But we ARE talking about a “let’s open our eyes to what’s really happening here” kind of wakefulness.
Sometimes words are too dense a medium to define an idea. What I’m sharing here is not puffed up mental games, but purely my own personal experience. And guess what? It just so happens a LOT of other people have the same relationship to life, having discovered that consciousness is behind … everything! So let’s call this kind of consciousness that is the certainty I’m SURE of: “Divine” or “Awakened” or … why not? GOD-consciousness.
Here’s one of the images I drew when I was thinking about this consciousness we all HAVE. It is universal, all-powerful, all-connecting. For lack of a better “set of words” I call it “we are One” consciousness (although a somewhat didactic “non-duality” teacher corrected me the other day, saying “One is one too many.” — don’t ask me what she meant by THAT). I try hard to not get carried away believing that words have a precision to convey the truths that, to me, are best shared through my art. I believe words are fickle. But images … ahhhh!!! images “speak a thousand million zillion quadruple words:
To put it plainly and in my own humble words, when we get quiet, when we investigate our own inner world, what all of us come up with (I’ve checked with others’ readings and recorded investigations about this, from the Eastern and Christian mystics to the scientific reports of 17th Century Emmanuel Swendenbourg, from the writings of ancient vedic sages to realizing the pure essence behind all the world religions’ Scripture) — that what is commonly called God is an energy, a consciousness that resides within us all. God — that is, the energy of life — is the source of an ordered multiverse (as Einstein puts it). God: the another name for the power of this divine consciousness within all.
Enough words! Here’s another image of mine. You can see this subject is one the intrigues me greatly.