The instrument the Unconscious uses to manifest itself in tangible form is called the Conscious. Our, yours and mine, consciousness is the means which brings the invisible, the impalpable, the potential, into physical reality. We are the extensions of the Unconscious enabling it to regard itself. To become aware of Itself. To become aware of a fraction of Its Infinite Potential.
The reason for this individualization is that infinity cannot be embraced with a conscious mind. It lies within the realm of the Unconscious, forever to remain there. It lies beyond the concept of time and space, beyond anything that is tangible. It can only be understood in minute fractions, which add up to a greater whole.
This applies to everything that, one day, will be brought out to manifest itself in a material and/or immaterial forms.
There is only One Reality, and that is whatever we are aware of. That which we do not perceive is not real—at least not to us—thus any discussion about such would be futile. And, surely, there should always be a consequence—a cause and an effect. That is what reality is based on. Remove either and whatever we define as reality no longer makes any sense.
And, as mentioned, the consequence of the above is the Trinity. The three clearly defined states of the Unconscious, the Subconscious, and the Conscious, satisfy this condition. For thousands of years various groups tried hard to make religions out of this concept, and, invariably, they painted themselves into a dead end by externalizing the observer and the observed.
It is vital to understand that the Unconscious is Infinite in respects. It is not limited in any way. Whatever we are capable of bringing out into our reality, it is you and I who shape it into a physical or mental form—who give transient reality to the absolute neutrality of the Unconscious.
We, and we alone, make the manifestation “good or bad”, depending on our point of view. We must remember that only losers of wars are deemed guilty of crimes against humanity—never the winners. We, our conscious mind, create the reality we consider ‘real’. Morality is a human invention, which serves to control people’s behaviour. Ethics, on the other hand, is intended to be based on truth.
The one consolation is that physical consequences of our choices are always transient. Not so, however, with the ‘non-physical’ consequences. Those are described in my next blog.
Below my journey of discovery, inspired by Apocryphal Acts of John: “A lamp am I to you that perceive me. A mirror am I to you that know me.”
I walked a distant shore
Looking left, right, behind me.
I climbed the highest mountain,
I crossed the widest sea.
I looked in every place,
as far as eye could see…
Yet ‘til my heart gives out
I’ll keep looking for Thee.
I don’t know who you are,
I’ve never seen your face.
I’d only seen your shadow
though it was filled with light—
and I was blinded by you
whoever you might be.
And then I saw a mirror
and realized: You are me.
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