Greetings! I am Ravyne and very much interested in Consciousness. I have been a student of this concept for many years now and still feel that I have much to learn. I look forward to learning and growing here.
welcome to consciousness
such a simple invitation
and so simple to accept.
after that comes the assimilation and the intent to keep enlightenment on the permanent agenda.
I am Elizabeth and have been interested in consciousness in all its concepts for some years.......
I look forward to viewing postings here on different opinions and learning from them.
and happy thinking to you.
It's a semi common view lately among people that look for the answers, 'that we all originate from matter but the matter is not inert and chaotic'. Science, especially the science of physics is pointing to a conscious universe.
Common sense even shows us the possibility of consciousness underlying matter. A common question is-If we are made of matter what is our consciousness made from? At least that is a summery of a current trend in the studies of consciousness.
All basicly pointing to matter it's self being consciousness.
Thank you for pointing that out Nancy.
What's the difference between an electron in a current passing through the electric cord to power this computer and an electron passing through a synapse in your brain to aid in your thinking?
It's simple physics. Though it seems illogical. It is logical though. There is only one possible reason.
Maybe next time I will be more coherent when posting. Or not. Hhmmm
I am a seeker of truth and knowledge. I love science and philosophy and I love to explore ideas, especially as they relate to how we think and what we are.
This sounds like it could be a interesting group.
I am an ass and a keyboard.
I am hiding behind Anonymous in a feble attempt to kill my ego and perchanse expand my consciousness.
I mostly challenge things I agree with and ignore things I don't. So if I am being an ass it means I agree with you and wanna take it further.
I have found truth, I am looking for a good fantasy.
It's been a while since I have looked at the group. I am happy that there are more members. Strangely the group grows with no water or plant food. Or, an administrator to watch over it.
I have decided to bring this thread back.
Hello, I am pleased to be here. My knowledge pertaining to consciousness is founded in Psychology and Philosophy, I am looking forward to learning of other theories and concepts....
looking forward to having interesting conversations....
My name is Paul... I practice meditation, also studied Ageless Wisdom for a long time.
I study the Alice A. Bailey materials and practice Agni and Raja Yoga meditation. What system have you found most effective? Namaste, ND
I like the way the group is growing. It seems like people just appear out of nowhere.
Hi everyone, I joined the group a couple of weeks ago, not much going on here lately, but it looks like it could be relly interesting. Anyway, wanted to intoruduce myself. I'm Amanda I live in CT and I'm a Massage Therapist.
Look foward to meeting you all.
If you don't mind my asking, what system do you study or work with? It's always interesting to hear what materials people have found of value for meditation and walking the spiritual path.
I would say I am a student of many "systems". I am yet to find my place, yet I don't feel lost. I like to admire concepts of many belief systems. Buddhism, and Shaminism, are some of the systems I borrow from.
Did I answer that ok? heh heh. I guess I'm not really sure how to answer, but I do know that it call can't be explained in words!!
Nice to meet you BTW
Everyone of us is a diffrerent inside. Outside we are a human's body, but inside us we are a being of the Light. Your way will be something special, something personal, reserved only for you... nobody know it... Yes it's not easy, but from another side you have a great chans to decover your way now...
You must remember that only God, only a Creator is our Teacher!
All another beings are only a conductors... they can make only a trahsformation of Word to your consciousness and in the same time everyone conductor make one reflexion of the Word, of the Truth, of the Sageness. From all of that you will be syntesize your own word, your own truth, your own sageness... that's wounderful...isn't it?!
Love and Ligth on your way, Dear Friend Amanda!
Thank you for your words Sava!
It is good to see the group growing!
One thing I have experienced lately is reading Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now." I had struggled quite a bit with the concept of watching one's thoughts--of being the observer of one's "monkey mind." For some reason, Tolle's book seems to have loosened the lock on that particular door and I am having better success at consciously watching what I am thinking, of centering my thoughts--pulling myself in to a central focal point long enough to de-stress my brain and think about what needs doing.
Has anyone read his book and had success with this sort of meditative activity? If so, what do you think is going on? If not, what do you think might be blocking understanding of anything Tolle talks about? Mind you, I've not finished the book, so my understanding of his writing is just beginning...
Anyway, I've got things to do tomorrow, so I'd best be off to beddy-bye...
We are living now in this polarized world. We here, like a human beings on the Earth, we have too a polarized consciousness (+ & -). But we have and our open will to accept "+" and to not accept "-" if we want.
Our life like a human beings in this material body depend of so much material substances, but we are not this body, we are not this biological stuff and everything from Earth will be stay on the Earth when we will be go out this body.
We was come here around 10-12 grams and we will be go out from this life 10-12 grams.
Where is a problem?
So much people hase not any imagination of this, more of thems know but they don't accept it...
What about you? Are you agree with this conception? If "Yes" you can start to liberate you-self, your consciousness of all Earth's gravitation. To be free soul of Earth's matter.
Love and Light !
Yes, I agree with this conception.
Hi everyone, I just joined your group. Kat, did that book really help you be more aware of your "monkey mind"? And if you have become more aware of it is it easier to control. Or is that not your agenda? Just asking because it is something I think about and can't figure out if I should try to control some of those thoughts that run through my head or what should I do with them? Sometimes it seems enlightening enough just to keep asking myself why.
Anyway, Hi everyone.
Kendra, not to jump in, but my experience is that to try to "control" your thoughts just gives them more energy. There is a very simple technique, part of which Kath mentioned in her reference to "observing" her thoughts. This is the first step, the calm, passionless observation of thoughts, where they come from, where they go, what they lead to, and so on. The next step is to move just "above" them, like going up in an airplane, knowing the planet is beneath you, teeming and noisy, but you're not really a part of all that, at least for a short time.
During this exercise, whenever the thoughts come back, or you "drop" down to their level, you can just pull yourself back up again.
Imagery is useful, you can use the image of the plane or go up in a balloon, I often go to sea in my special sailboat that sails herself, that sort of thing. Whatever you do takes you away from the maelstrom of thought and into a calm, quiet place where the silence is focussed and dynamic and very, very refreshing.
Nancy, thank you for doing just that: jumping in! You probably elucidated that for Kendra better than I could at the moment.
Kendra: To add to Nancy's comments, to control one's thoughts is struggling to hold onto balloons that are flapping in a strong wind. The more you hold onto those "thought-balloons," the more energy you use up trying to rein in thoughts that you feel are "good" or "bad." Judging even your day-to-day thoughts as "good" or "bad" can keep you in mental chains to the point of emotional-mental suffering. The balloon is the thought, the string is the judgement and desire of control.
Let go of your 'balloons,' and watch them fly. Wondering where they go can lead to wanting to control where they go. I know this is true, at least for myself in my meditative experiences. Just admire your thoughts for the very reason of their existence...and watch them float away for a time.
I know I loaded a bunch of Zen stuff onto you, but I guess I've been feeling more free since learning and experiencing what I have been.
Nancy and Kat,
Thanks that is helpful. I have on occasion imagined the thought or my picture of the thought as a page that I can tear off and throw away. But that only seems to work when it seems not too important to me anyway. You mention staying the calm observer. Do you ever have times when you get too caught up in the emotion of some incident to find that calm observer? And if so how do you deal with it? I realize thoughts are not necessarily good or bad but I also think that what we dwell on comes into our life. Hence my desire to have some control over what I fill my mind with.