"...the lowdown is what is profound..."
... like the Conductor of a Symphony.
Consciousness is a state of being awake and aware of what is happening around you, and of having a sense of self. Descartes believed the mind was separate from the material body — a concept known as mind-body duality — and that these realms interact in the brain's pineal gland. Researchers discovered a brain area that acts as a kind of on-off switch for the brain that when electrically stimulated, called the claustrum, the patient became unconscious instantly. Koch and Francis Crick, the molecular biologist who famously helped discover the double-helix structure of DNA, had previously hypothesized that this region might integrate information across different parts of the brain, like the conductor of a symphony.
The basic idea is that conscious experience represents the integration of a wide variety of information, and that this experience is irreducible. Instead, brain seamlessly weaves together a complex web of information from sensory systems and cognitive processes. Philosophers have used the term 'consciousness' for four main topics: knowledge in general, intentionality, introspection (and the knowledge it specifically generates) and phenomenal experience. While we are all conscious, we cannot be conscious of the Spirit or of spiritual values. Therefore, there is a sharp distinction between ordinary consciousness and spiritual consciousness.
Higher consciousness is ever-increasing awareness of your spiritual essence, the meaning of life and of the underlying spiritual nature in all things. In elevating your awareness beyond your normal thought processes you can experience your true nature and potential. Only when we are conscious as our true self or spirit then we can understand who we really are and understand our true relationship with our Beloved Creator, True Source. To be conscious means to be aware of Self as a high potential energy source that is equivalent to the total energy in this Universe.
When we use our conscious mind to think and create the life we want (desireless); that comes through repetitive practice, we can create a world we want to be a part of. Ending with a quote of Elliot, "We shall not cease from exploration and the end of our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
With our hearts and minds in tune...
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For me, it is the actual awareness of our consciousness that makes this era we are moving into so exciting. We are beginning to understand that there is a consciousness that moves through everything. In other words, everything has a consciousness of some kind. The varying degrees of this consciousness, and what is perceived by each, is a question that will continue to expand as we go through time. Maybe the nature of evolution doesn't have as much to do with physicality as it has to do with each individual consciousness, and the physical follows.
Clearly we have encountered something new in our world. Our individual conscious awareness is entering an opportunity for expansion. It is up to each one of us to use the best of what we have gathered in our experiences and continue to move forward in refining the life path we were each meant to follow. With our hearts and minds in tune with that focus, we are sure to expand our world to the magnificence that was originally intended.
~ Matt James
So what is Consciousness?
Consciousness IS a part of our BEing. Some say consciousness is awareness, however, our state of consciousness is our awareness. When our consciousness is in the NOW, we are aware of our surroundings. When our consciousness is in our left hemisphere, we are aware of our ego individuality. When consciousness is in our right hemisphere, we are aware of our collective oneness. When our consciousness is in our vibration, we are aware of our energy. So what is consciousness? It IS part of what we BE. Consciousness is intention and travels through the vehicle of vibration to create awareness.
Is: Present 3d singular of be.
Be: Used to indicate the identity of a person.
CAN SCIENCE EXPLAIN IT?
I AM not my current reality
I AM ME | I AM I | I AM MYSELF
CONSCIOUSNESS is all that I AM = myALL
Apparently, the human is the only being that seeks to understand itself. With this in mind, consciousness is that which holds everything. It is connected to all that has come and all that will ever come to pass. It is the universal network that I pinned myself to when I came into this life.
I AM conscious in the now.
United: I AM one in a collective conscious.
In the Now ~ Where I AM
The poem below is a gift from my SUBconscious. I woke up with it and
I had to chase it and write it backwards to capture it line by line; so the first line is the last one I heard and so on. I love & chose to keep this format.
The Substance of the Universe
Without a conscious observer to see, who is to say there is anything to look at? Consciousness gives life to objects that would otherwise look dead. A child can look at a rock and give it life in so many different ways. Yet we as adults like to like of things as either living or non living. I like to believe that EVERYTHING in this universe has a vibration and frequency. That to me is a form of consciousnesses. Be conscious of your thoughts, actions, and memories. Be aware of your environment remember that it is an extension of yourself. There is no real separation in the context of non interaction. Everything is constantly being connected and interconnected beyond our senses. There is no such thing as separate but rather only one thing relative to another. I believe that the act of observing gives us something to see. There is so much more going on beyond our senses and we must have faith. The earth has a consciousness which is connected to yours. Choose wisely how you live your life ~ for we will surely kill ourselves if we are not conscious of it! ~ Mike
Michio Kaku ~ Theoretical Physisist
~ THE SEVEN CENTERS~
"Oh I see... it works like this"
In all things is a share of all things
An interesting ancient Greek philosopher to study, was Anaxagoras who lived around 510-428 BC. He was before Socrates' time even. He is considered the father of modern physics, comparable to the Biblical and Qur'anic prophet Abraham because his story is almost identical; he wanted to see for himself what created and rules the universe, and did so by studying nature. He came to realize that there is a universal consciousness that created all things. Anaxagoras taught his disciples that it is Mind, or Consciousness, which creates, orders, and designs all things.
He had discovered the expansion of the universe from a primal singularity (much like the modern Big Bang Theory), and he noticed that all throughout nature there are signs of intelligent design at work. "Mind" came to be his name for "GOD" ("Nous" in his native Greek language). He had said, "OTI EN PANTI PANTOS MOIRA ENESTI PLIN NOU, ESTIN OISI DE KAI NOUS ENI" meaning, "In all things there is a share of all things, except Mind, but in some things, Mind too is present." To be more specific, in the surviving fragments of his writings, he explains that Nous, Mind, is the supreme, omnipotent, omniscient power behind all reality.