Domains of Consciousness
Each of us lives in multidimensions. We can choose where to focus our attention, and wherever that focus goes, a new reality opens up. When I speak of other dimensions, I’m referring to domains of consciousness.
Consciousness is the maker of reality. Maker really means “chooser.” The one reality already possesses every possible dimension; no one needs to make new ones. Or could if they wanted to. But through our attention we bring these dimensions to life: We populate them, add new meaning, and paint unique pictures. Let me name these domains.
Pure being: the domain of the Absolute, pure awareness before it acquires any qualities at all. The state before creation. This is not actually a separate domain since it permeates everything. Conditioned bliss: The domain of awareness as it begins to become conscious of its own potential.
Love: The motivating force in creation. Knowingness: The domain of inner intelligence. Myth and archetypes: The collective patterns of society. This is the domain of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, male and female energy.
Intuition: The domain where the mind understands the subtle mechanics of life. Imagination: The domain of creative invention. Reason: The domain of logic, science and mathematics. Emotion: The domain of feelings. Physical body: The domain of sensation and the five senses.
Which of these realms is truly spiritual? They all interconnect, yet you can observe quite often that people camp out in one realm or another, and having found their special place, they also find spirit there.
Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2004).