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Silvanus Sanctus Germanus
04-29-2008, 08:57 PM
we all have our own way of describing consciousness, and it seems to have different meaning on many levels, just thought we could share with others what it means to us as individuals and as a whole.........sylvain...........
04-30-2008, 10:32 AM
that's a question that so many people have asked through the ages and there have been so many answers.
to put it simply, i see it as a sense of identity, who i am. we also refer to a collective consciousness such as the ra collective. a collection of identities.
each individual consciousness, i believe, is a small part of the one divine consciousness/identity that contains within it the whole, in a holographic sense.
thereby we are able to tap into the universal consciousness through such practices as meditation because our one consciousness is at the same time the whole consciousness.
i offer you peace and love
05-01-2008, 05:17 AM
alan watts once said: "trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth"
consciousness is all there is.
thanks for offering peace and love....and other tid bits to bite on.
Silvanus Sanctus Germanus
05-08-2008, 08:33 PM
how about, consciousness is what came before, is what came first and foremost, is the one which perceived itself as itself creating beingness or humanity. who knows maybe we are what came imediately after consciousness, just the simple act of perceiving aliveness. maybe consciousness is the oldest, the primal being. what we call the infinite creator or inteligent infinity.....................sylvain.............. .....
i am currently reading a book that attempts to bring consciousness into the working world... intriguingly, it discusses 7 different levels of consciousness, and i find the description really interesting. not sure i am allowed to list the title of the book, so if it gets edited, please pm me for the title. the book title is [pm for book title and author]
personally, i believe the closest we can come to consciousness now in this 3rd density mind/body/spirit is to be fully aware of the love that created everything around us. enjoying this love and radiating it to others is when we are most fully awake to the will of our higher self.
somewhere in the ra materials seems the concept of consciousness density, that there seems within the universe various degrees of consciousness density. when i initially thought of this, i thought of it in terms of space, that wherever there was life within an empty room - the consciousness density was higher wherever the lifeform was and that the empty space could resemble lower consciousness density.
it may be that this way of considering it may seem limiting - that such an empty room could be full of ghost like spirit complexes that were simply invisible though occupied space nonetheless with some sort of high consciousness density.
then threre's the concept of inner planes of which space may have little relevance - an inner plane independant of space somehow, like radio waves traversing through the empty room in some act of relaying some sort of communication. do radio waves have consciousness density, or how about wireless internet waves?
i also like to think of people as modems that can connect in ways to some higher matrix of information than they may have access to otherwise. this may allow them to appear more consciousness dense than they may appear otherwise. in this way, a person may be able to develop their modem ability by way of meditation, though difficult to say for sure. maybe the idea of channeling complements this modem model.
07-01-2008, 04:48 PM
consciousness….an awareness far removed from the chemical reactions of the brain. much more then what the human brain can fathom. it is not generated from a single source nor limited to any one sentient form. how egotistical would that be?! to think that we are the source of all consciousness in existence! the human condition is a miniscule representation of an omnipresent “event” or “beingness” reaching far, far back beyond the “beginning” of reason where homo sapiens as a species first entered into the “mix.”
consciousness is a menagerie of all creation. even that is a misrepresentation of its expansive nature. a menagerie would suggest confinement of which there can never be as such. consciousness is not something that can be explained to any sense of limitation. it is beyond comprehension! to me, it isn’t even plausible to assume that we, as a reasoning species, could conceive of a way to initiate a sense of exclusive possession of a process that is omnipresent in nature.
Silvanus Sanctus Germanus
07-01-2008, 07:03 PM
hello spiritheart, and welcome to the forum!:) i can appreciate your reasoning and definately understand what you're saying. but in my heart, i feel it is a mistake to identify ourselves as a homo sapien specie, suckling on our egoistic thumb. we have discovered throughout the ages that we are much much more than that, and that every single manifestation of any creative thought is on equal terms accross the board, which gives rise to oneness and beingness. meaning that when an entety refers to "we" in it's true form, it is refering itself an all others which includes every single thing or thought form in the cosmos.
i also feel that "we" are, in no way what so ever, less than or greater than anything or anythought ever. which brings me to my point, what ever consciousness is, it is just as much "us" as anything, no more no less. putting yourself anywhere but is egotistical, which ever way you look at it.
i feel that as long as people sadly give way to a "superior consciousness" and delusions of being by-products of a creation that will go on with or without "us" there will always be this great source of sorrow. we can turn the tide, it is possible, we have the opportunity to finally fill our divine shoes, see ourselves as the center of our own universe, see others as the center of their own universe, each unique but on the exact same terms, capable of all the same love and compassion to say the least.
now when you combine all and go back to the very first perception of beingness or "aliveness", perhaps even before the big bang, (yes i feel we may be that old), this primal awakening may be the birth of consciousness, and may begin to describe it's true origins and characterisics. jmho...................sylvain.................... .......
07-01-2008, 08:02 PM
the ability of self to express.
07-01-2008, 09:42 PM
consciousness is a super conductor communicating with all parts of its self from all points of the universe at once... there is no energy loss incurred by the communication time does not exist within it neither does space it just is.
david radius hudson the man whom used science as a tool to answer a question no one else bothered to ask because it challenged there perception or model of reality.
"what is it" ?
07-02-2008, 04:08 PM
what is consciousness? that which is aware of it self. i am, therefore i am.
the question seems similar to the one ra offers in the first session, what is thought? maybe here can seem a retro-reflective reply.
the image of looking in retro reflecting mirrors out to infinity comes up for me, as if where and how far a person sees can seem an individuating influence based upon so many choices available in that scenario.
Adam of All
10-03-2008, 07:50 AM
an accidental mutation.
ok, so it's actually the foundation of everything that we know to exist :-d
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