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10 years ago
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Welcome to this group about consciouness.

10 years ago

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.

Many Blessings,
Ravyne

Welcome
10 years ago
Ravyne
welcome
10 years ago

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.

judih

Anonymous
Hullo
10 years ago

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.

Blessings

Elizabeth 

Welcome
10 years ago
Judith and
Elizabeth
and happy thinking to you.


The Ageless Wisdom on Consciousness
10 years ago
Hello, I've been a student of the Ageless Wisdom teachings on consciousness for many years. It's my understanding that the universe is conscious, that Consciousness is the ground and foundation of Life, and that matter arises from Consciousness and not the other way around. Lately I've become interested in quantum physics and find that it answers many questions concerning why things work as they do, like astrology and distant healing and ESP and so on. Fascinating topic. Nancy D.
Welcome Nancy
10 years ago

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?

 

Electrons
10 years ago
Quentin, does there have to be a difference? It seems to be the Observer, collapsing the wave into particles that makes the difference. Nancy D.
10 years ago
That was the answer I was looking for.

It's simple physics. Though it seems illogical. It is logical though. There is only one possible reason.

Conciousness aspect of divinity
10 years ago
Ravyne, et.al., let's keep this thread going. Consciousness is, to me, equivalent to Soul, and Soul is the mediating aspect of the divine Life. This, of course, is Consciousness with the capital "C". Is this what you're interested in discussing? There's also consciousness, as in being awake, which is addressed in many teachings. Plato's cave analogy is one of my favorites, which is probably familiar to all of you. The people who are content to stay chained in the cave are the unconscious personalities, while those who escape and see the Reality of divine Life are awake, and have become fused with/as Consciousness/Soul. In normal psychology, being conscious has to do with the reaction of active intelligence to the patterns we see around us and recognize within us. The word comes from two Latin words,d "con"/with, and "scio"/to know, or, "that which we know." If we apply this to the idea that Consciousness and Soul are synonymous, then "that which we know" is the divine Life as seen through the Higher Mind. Fascinating. Nancy D.
Me?
10 years ago
As far as I'm concerned, when I say consciousness I am referring to awareness. There is being awake and there is being aware. If you are asleep you can be aware, so being awake could be; not sleeping, awareness, or sleeping and being aware while dreaming. Awareness is an overall term that describes a state of being. Being is consciousness, at least for me. The more aware I am the more alive I feel.   We're all learning and that's a good thing.    Do you think we need a broader definition of consciousness is than the current popular definition Raven? Is that what you are saying?
Shoot
10 years ago
It's a little late for me to be posting. I accidentally asked Ravyne a question that was meant for Nancy in that last post. That will teach me to be posting when I feel like going to sleep. HA speaking of consciousness. A moderator of a internet group about consciousness that isn't totally conscious. Whoa. aren't I an enigma.
Maybe next time I will be more coherent when posting. Or not. Hhmmm
Hi to all!
10 years ago
My name is Robin, but I prefer to use birdsong.  I am a friend of Nancy's, tho I call her Mac. Ask her to explain that!lol!
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.
blessings, birdsong
Welcome Birdsong
10 years ago
to our consciousness group. I'm glad you joined. 
Anonymous
10 years ago

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.

Keyboard

10 years ago
sounds familiar anonymous
Hi again
9 years ago

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.

Hi all...
9 years ago
I'm Sundar. I've been interested in things regarding consciousness from my childhood. It's a bit of luck to me that whatever I choose to study a lot about ends up in consciousness. For example, I started learning quantum physics, there the observer's consciousness matters a lot; and even particles seem to have consciousness. I tried to know something in philosophy, and there of course, consciousness is a big issue in itself! Then, I read about advaita and that too made me think a lot about consciousness. And finally, I'm here while I was searching for something else. I believe this is going to be a great group, with 'conscious' members.
Anonymous
Hello Everyone
9 years ago
Hello everyone - honored to be here
Jennie P.
9 years ago

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....

kudos

great topic
9 years ago

looking forward to having interesting conversations....

My name is Paul... I practice meditation, also studied Ageless Wisdom for a long time. 

Paul
9 years ago

I study the Alice A. Bailey materials and practice Agni and Raja Yoga meditation. What system have you found most effective? Namaste, ND

9 years ago
Welcome all new people.

I like the way the group is growing. It seems like people just appear out of nowhere.
Anonymous
9 years ago

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.

-AJ

Amanda
9 years ago

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.

Namaste, ND

Anonymous
9 years ago

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

Dear Amanda !
9 years ago

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!

 

Sava.

Anonymous
9 years ago

Thank you for your words Sava!

-AJ

Welcome Amanda and other New Ones
9 years ago

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...

BB,

Kat ^.^

Dear Amanda !
9 years ago

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 !

Anonymous
9 years ago

Yes, I agree with this conception.

9 years ago

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

Kendra
9 years ago

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.

Namaste, ND

Kendra n Nancy
9 years ago

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.

BB,

Kat ^.^

9 years ago

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.

Kendra

Kendra
9 years ago
Kendra, oh, my yes, I do get caught up in the incident, and that's when the attitude of the Observer comes in so wonderfully handy. There are times at work when my solar plexus center jumps up and down, wanting attention for some "slight" my boss may have done to me. I see it as a child having a tantrum, and just concentrate on my work, not allowing any thoughts to energize the emotion. Eventually it either goes away on its own or I speak, kindly and calmly, to my boss, clearing the air, and things are balanced again. The beauty of this technique is that it works in all situations, and that we are in control of it. It becomes somewhat automatic for the small stuff, but when something big happens it does take more focussed attention. Correct, thoughts are not necessarily good or bad, it's what we do with them that makes them positive or negative. Using thought to empower an emotion is, imu, a negative thing, while reserving thought to energize the higher, soul qualities of joy, compassion and service, are positive. Namaste, ND