Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The nature of mind and reality

It appears as if we are on the cusp of a paradigm shift (with apologies to the long lost Harmonic Convergence). I remember being in Santa Fe, New Mexico on the day the Convergence was set to happen. I had a massive anxiety attack because, well..., I'm not really sure why. I was totally convinced that an external event of cataclysmic intensity was going to make us disappear pronto, sort of like Locke and Ecko when the hatch turned white. Oh, and let's not forget Desmond. He turned the key to make the place implode, or saved it from itself.

It's easy to say that the Convergence never happened (was it in 1987? 1992?). But it is also just as appropriate to say that the consciousness that I am experiencing now, the big shift, is an extension of the idea of the Convergence, or the Convergence itself. Time is irrelevant when it comes to universal consciousness, so twenty years later is a blink of the eye in eternity.

Has anyone ever talked at length about what they feel happened, or continues to happen, from the Harmonic Convergence. There are a great many signs that the event did, in fact, occur. But, like the world of quanta, it has occurred in each of us uniquely, managed by the One and stands collectively until perceived by the observer where it pops back into the one space. ("When two or more are gathered in my name"). Which leads me to several books I'm reading, all leading into the One Note.

"A Course in Miracles", perhaps the densest, most beautiful tome of spiritual psychology yet written, is virtually impenetrable and needs to be read piecemeal in the bathtub. But what it says is nothing short of the second coming of Christ. A radical reinterpretation of biblical prophecy, written by the son himself from "the sonship". It portrays a world of absolute light that is erroneously covered up by the Ego mind which claims that it itself is the true one. The words ring way down deep into a place of transcendental reality, a shimmering beacon of the heavenly realms. The book was "channeled" by Dr. Helen Shucman, along with her colleague William Thetford, back in the late sixties when they were both in the Psychological Medicine department at Columbia University. Dr. Shucman began having symbolic dreams and imagery. An atheist, she was deeply disconcerted by these visions. However, Mr. Thetford told her to follow what it was suggesting. The information, which came in her own voice silently, stated "This is a Course in Miracles. Take dictation". And we now have a seminal work for human evolution, if you can get through it. Take your time.

"The Power of your subconscious Mind" by Dr. Joseph Murphy, sounds sort of like a 1950's Atomic Science Fiction novel, where being "mesmeric" in front of a hypno-wheel on a blue screen background jump out at you. But don't let this Eisenhoweresque title prejudice you. This is a work of staggering truth and incredibly radical philosophy. It is indeed a Science of Mind adjunct and makes a great companion to Emmett Fox's "The Sermon on the Mount". The upshot of all of this is pretty much the same concept that "What the Bleep do we know" espouses: namely, we literally create our own reality. The world is an outpicturing of our internal condition and the specificity of our belief in what we desire. The key is to begin its application, and that is not so easy. I know, for my part, that altering the self-comforting negative thoughts is sort of like picking scabs. It just feels bad, uncomfortable. But I assure you, when you begin receiving results instantly you begin to take note. I have already had two significant miracles happen as soon as I read it. I plan on taking this quite seriously from now on.

These are two wonderful companions on my life-long journey back to the self that I left behind before the dysfunction split off and caused me to carry my own faulty paradigm. My involvement is deeply critical in bringing out the very best in my humanity and carrying it on to others. I am deeply grateful for this.

Happy Thanksgiving my friends, brothers and sisters.



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