121: Activating Consciousness

Some argue that what separates humans from the rest of the universe is one word:

“consciousness.”

Consciousness sensing itself is a pretty tricky business and that’s why the majority of us spend our whole lives unconsciously running from sensitivity. We dull our emotions with techniques ranging from addiction to avoidance and effectively separate ourselves from not just our emotions but what it means to be alive.

To experience awakening, there is no need to radically restructure our lives, we only need to train ourselves to feel whole in the present moment instead of the past (worry) or future (anxiety). One way to touch awakening is to meditate, stopping to feel stillness and the union of all the energy in the entire cosmos. In this feeling lies the true meaning of being conscious and when we realize this potential for even one second, we notice life flowing more smoothly, sweetly, and peacefully.

It starts with ONE conscious breath (I actually remember my first) and then we begin to notice the space between our thoughts and then the tiny moments of stillness aggregate into a whole twenty-four hours of consciousness and that is when our truest, highest self has been awakened. It’s not necessary to know how we will get to that point. All that we can do is know the what and the why and Nature will take care of the rest.

Day 73: The Body Is A Brilliant Disguise

The word “I” is an abstraction, it is a brilliant disguise.

All words are abstractions. Here’s a TED talk to prove it. But you didn’t need me or that cute Indian man, to tell you that, it’s something you know deep inside. But as I’ve come to realize recently, there’s a difference between knowing and understanding.

This morning in meditation I realized that the times when I can’t make affirmations of my godly nature or perfect wholeness stick are the times when the abstractness of the word “I” is lost on my ego. I become wrapped up in this concrete idea of my Self and can’t even say the affirmation without disbelief or even sometimes, disdain.

Do this though: try to identify the one fixed thing that is described by the word “I”…

Did you come up with something along the lines of, “Me, this body!” That’s what I came up with too. But look at your body, which muscle is “I”? Is it your brain, your heart, your kidneys, or your liver? So tell me, which cell is “I”? It’s impossible to choose, you wouldn’t use a different word for your Self after losing an organ.

We can’t lock down a definite Self.

This is a beautiful realization. To realize that every time we use the word “I” we’re referring to a non-static, abstract, temporary collection of things is hard at first but incredibly freeing. Perhaps you don’t feel perfect right now, but if you’re able to let your Spirit talk your Ego into just two seconds of feeling perfect today, tomorrow it can be three. Next thing you know, it’s a whole day of perfection, then two, and suddenly, you understand the truth the Universe has been whispering all along.

Las Palmas, Canary Islands (c) Veronica Anderson

Las Palmas, Canary Islands (c) Veronica Anderson

Day 36: The Truth of Our Power

Here is the truth about our power – we can join the solid earth of material existence with the flowing waters of spirit and create within ourselves a Universe.

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Ostia Antica, Italy (c) Veronica Anderson

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Blessings ❤