“This second too, is but a part of eternity…conscious of this begins the journey of I Am…Awareness of this begins the journey of why I am…This begins the journey of what I am…This is Infinite Awareness as, I Am…”—Nuwants—
DREAM WITHIN A DREAM:–Edgar Allen Poe–
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in it parting from you now,
This much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who dream
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream…
As I write this I find myself reflecting, questioning; so many ways of believing, or searching for what, I simply do not know. My life has been one of many different views, beliefs, experiences; searching for just one small thread that would open the box of patch work quilting that could put it all together. Seems that is about what life is at times, a patch work quilt of learning, experiencing; living, one moment to the next not truly knowing where I am, or where I will be, living the mystery. Simply moving along as best I can planning for a better NOW as I experience NOW. It can be a dream, and sometimes would better be described as my personal nightmare, yet when all is said and done it simply is.
I am often asked at workshops, seminars, and open talk lectures questions. Seems we search for the answers, often through our entire lives. Amer-Indian culture has said, we search our whole lives for the “True You”. Philosophers, and wise teachers have pondered these questions, and more, while trying to sort out the role we human animals play in our personal, social, worldly, and universal existence. Well, I certainly do not propose to have the answers to these and many other questions other than to say I do not believe it is to suffer through our linear existence and then to pass on to another place of peace and bliss. I truly feel we can have peace, abundance, happiness, and a form of bliss right in the here and now.
I often respond to such questions with this, “To enjoy each day to its fullest”, “We are more than we allow ourselves to be”, and “What do you think”? I also say the liner existence taught to many of us is really a circle of circles, ups and down’s with in between s until we complete the journey and close our circle. We then move to the next adventure of simply being, in another way.
One of my workshops, “Riding the Elephant, Driving the Elephant”, /”The Happiness Hypothesis” touches on many of the seemingly eternal question of “Why”. I begin this workshop with some interesting information, most of which many find hard to believe. I usually begin with a statement from the first “Matrix” movie, “What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it.” We more often than not try to intellectualize and guess for our answers. We also try to quantify what we do not understand or know through science. Our religious beliefs, and our sciences, both either are based on blind faith or theories to say the least. What we do prove becomes the next adventure of understanding. We eventually find our selves more confused and lost than when we began our journey of awareness.
Ask anyone who they are and they will give you a name, a gender, height, weight, skin color, nationality, even their status in our material world. Ask why we are here and the answers will also come as though lost in a state of limitless confusion. The conditioned “ME” mentality often seems the only way of being. Individualized and separate in every way as we see our selves. What we are is only one tiny speck of what we truly may be. I, as we all do, am speaking from my perspective, and sharing my opinion. It does not have to be yours, yours will always be most important to you.
The forms of “False Identification” as the “ME” mentality creates could be the major reason we have such chaos and confusion in the world today. It truly could be that it all starts with that individual self that is not that individual after all. What do you see when you look in a mirror but that which you think you are? And is the reflection you see the whole of you? As stated by Descartes, “I think therefore I am”. He should have finished his quote with, “So what do I think I am?”
One certainty is each and every one of us human animals are human beings; different sizes, colors, sexes, preferences, nationalities, cultures, religions and more; but still human beings. I think the best part of being human is learning how to be as “Being”. Could it be that the biggest difference in all of us is our individual perceptions of our selves, our cultures, societies, and our world? When it is “ME’ the rest of us are not as important to the whole as the whole becomes “ME”, this is an out of control ego at work. Is “ME”, important to it all? Of course; without concern for “ME” I could end up hurt or even dead. In the reality we call life I would cease to experience the excitement of being. I, as most of us do like living; it has its perks. This bring this article to the why it was written part, “What are we, and Why are we here…”
To begin with we are extraordinary, magnanimous, more than most of us would ever believe. We have been conditioned over man’s history to believe we are none of the above. It’s like on one hand we are told this is what we are and then we are taught we are not, instead just “Little People”, imperfect. Confusing, simply confusing; and possibly made so purposely. So what are we? An answer could be, we are a life force we call SPIRIT, that works through an on board “organic computer” we call a brain. The brain then becomes our “MIND”, which is housed in the upper most part, (our head), of an organic machine or vehicle we call a BODY. Thus we are a body, mind, spirit entity we call a human being.
Our on board organic computer, (our brain), is truly a power house of infinite possibilities. It is theorized that it is able to store 100 trillion bits of information. We use only 4 to 6 percent of its capabilities today, the rest is waiting to be used. There are those who say that we cannot use what we have in our head, I truly do not believe that; most of us have been conditioned to believe it. Instead of using it we abuse it and follow the leaders that are as lost as we are in their world of “False Identification”. I feel it is an untapped source of pure, infinite, creative power waiting for us to grow up so that we can use it for the good of us all. Today’s foolish and childminder ways often leaves the majority of us “Eyes wide open, while asleep at the wheel of life”. Then there are those who say they are awake and aware while unconscious as to their higher values. And then there are the insecure ones who feel that controlling everyone else will allow their out of control ego’s to better find self-control. I said this at a workshop once some time ago, “Awareness…Knowing the real from the UN-real…It is so easy, yet so hard if one is not conscious of awareness. Those who do not know work to gain wealth and material power over others…There are greater things than this that are ever lasting…Once one becomes aware of this they desire the others no more…Sustainability then becomes simple…” I think that until we truly wake up the wonders of our true intelligence, the abilities of our true creativity, and the best of our capabilities will be kept from us by us, and that universal creator only to protect our selves and the universe from us.
We have an “organic computer tape” called DNA that is us, it truly is our program, what a genius our universal creator. Each time a man and women create another human life it becomes unique as the human it is. This is so as both the DNA of the man and women come together to create that new human life. Again we use about 4 to 6 percent of this program today to be what we are. Scientist’s have said the rest of it is simply junk. Again I simply find their assumption to be ridiculous. And for those who do not know we have an estimated 120 billion miles of DNA strand in us. I will get into this much more in future articles, It is time we begin learning more about we “Human Animals” as we simply are such miracles and are so powerful. There is an awakening at work in our world today, so many are beginning to see beyond the conditioned blinders placed on us so long ago. Could say that we are becoming aware of the consciousness we’ve always had. Remember; all the stuff concerning 2012, transitioning as many would say? I feel it is not the end, rather the beginning if we will wake up.
Firstly, could we be the most amazing trinity known on this planet? And, as any conscious life form that is aware could we be infinite in our abilities and growing in understanding this? Could we truly be infinite in what we are? In just our physical, mental self we are more than most would guess. Our DNA is beyond comprehension as what it all may represent. Our time as “Homo sapiens” is so short in the time-line of the planet and the universes existence. We are still in our infancy by that clock. We have not begun to touch the power of our brain. Truth is we have been using more brain power to control and destroy both our world and ourselves than to build a better self and world. Are we simply cold-blooded, cynical, killer’s and destroyer’s? Are we here to bring pain to the world and ourselves in the name of GREED, HATRED; and IGNORANT of the self we may have been long ago? As a part of the primate world, are we as other primates, intelligent yet brute animals with a tiny bite of humanity in us? Or are we of a higher awareness, conscious of both the lower self and aware of a higher self trying to find how to simply be? If that be true we simply are in a state of being while learning how to be.
We are what we think we are. We are in truth the illusion we create for us to be based on those ideals we project as the ones we will live with, what are our human values anyway? We truly have, throughout our short time in Earthly history shown how brutal we can be to our selves, others, our society’s and cultures, and our world. Shall we simply be as our distant relatives, unaware of the best we can be while surviving as simply “ME”? If so then You no longer matter as you are not Me. Sound like the way we are today? That simply does not sound like I am and so many others are who are “Awakening”. We human animals have awareness of a higher way of thinking and being, or at least I would like to think we do. In fact that may be the foundation of the “Human Being”, as compared to simply the human animal. As stated earlier in this article we are aware of more than just the animal we are, we are conscious of our body, and create of our selves as we think with our mind, and seek to better understand our life force energy which we call spirit.
Could our DNA organic computer program in truth be infinite in its program, and are we on the beginning edge of realizing this, possibly once again? Could our “organic computer” of a brain simply be waiting for us to use the wealth of knowledge and creation to truly make a place of wonderment upon this planet? I Feel there is an intelligent universal creator waiting for us to grow up so we can have the genius of “Being” more than we are at present. Many great and wonderful teachers including Jesus have said we are Gods in the making, not GOD that created all of this simply parts of a family of GOD our creator. There are also those who would say we are fallen and learning to stand up again. All opinions have merit and none are worth killing each other over.
One can see the creative genius we have by observing the way we create weapons, not instruments for survival, rather tools to destroy our selves. Living in fear of our selves we come closer each day to a perfect killing machine for us all. Our “Greed for “Me” seems bent on destroying our only home for a paper tiger we call money. Why not use our immense intelligence to create tool’s for peace?
I wonder what we as a world and a people could create if we were to take 1 tenth of the worlds military budgets and invest it in creating of tools for peace? I also wonder what we could do with another 10th of the worlds “War System” budget to feed the world? And I again wonder what could be done with another 10% of this destruction budget if it were used to educate the children of the world? And too, I wonder what another 10% could do if used to better understand our spiritual selves, and the oneness we all are? Seems that all religious belief systems teach this, we are all one as children of God. We then use the weapons of war to kill each other in the name of God, what a stupid joke on us all. Ignorance of the magnitude of our capabilities while destroying everything because we see our selves as separate in the eyes of our creator.
Just 40% of what we use to destroy ourselves could create the heaven on earth so many dream of. The other 60% of our self-inflicted suicide budget could be used to clean up the mess we have made of this planet, the only home we have as human animals. It could be used to create the green planet our leaders say they want to create. I have often said, “ It is the good, the pure, the merciful nature of men and women that lights the Divine presence of the self-conscious seeds of our source. From this Virgin womb of Virtues can come the birth, the true man and women, the children of freedom, of right will, or good will, or Gods will”.
What are we? We are intelligent, creative, geniuses, with the creativity of GOD flowing through us. A divine reasoning that can bring the human animal to what many say would be the next “Golden Age” of man. Why are we here? To learn, to experience, “awaken” to the miracle we truly are. And we can do and become this if simply we choose to. The wisdom of the universal architect is given and has been given to us through our life experience. From simply living life we experience the ups and downs and the in between’s each and every day. They all are from the free will of choice we all have. Our experience gives us the knowledge of how to better live and create the lives we will live as individuals, societies, and as a world family. Knowledge truly is power, and we as individuals, and a family of human beings have so much power today. By our own thoughts, words, and actions we through free will and choice will either destroy or create holistically our destinies. The “Dream within the dream” can be more than a nightmare when we awaken to what we are.
I have also said that if 1000 men and women agree upon a subject and know nothing of it their opinions are of no value. For any one of us, or our world family of human animals to experience “Being” the journey should start with self. Rather than frittering away our gifts and our world upon superstitions of men we can use what we are by awakening to the newness we feel and change our selves and our world to the beauty it always was meant to be. Not just for a chosen few, but for the family we always have been. I feel we have learned enough, that the knowledge is readily available, and we are truly intelligent enough to change.
We may in spirit be infinite and eternal, we may also in spirit be unchangeable, (as spirit simply is), and poses all the wisdom of our creator. In mind we may be changeable, we are also unpredictable as we truly do think and through thought, “creative thought”, are co-creators of our destinies. The statement from Descartes, “I think, therefore I am”. For we human animals we truly should follow his statement with, “So what do I think I am, what do I think my nation is, what do I think my country is, What do I think my world is”? And is it the way it could be if we all change, if I change? To be as God firstly would require us to know God, our source, and yet we are of that source. Maybe we forget this as we grow into adulthood. We are a reflection of the source if we choose to be. Could we be here to better know what we are rather than think of what we are? “Be free to be and know the beauty of self as SELF. You, as me, and all of us are the mirror”.
Peace be with you, Friendship know you, Spirit find you always…
This is the first of a series of articles condensed from my upcoming book “Awakenings/ life, a road of awareness”. Just thoughts and my opinions, they truly do not have to be yours. Later…