My journey of spiritual awakening of ten years has gone something like this: After a reading of Eckhart Tolle’s Power of Now, I was compelled to find truth. I started by looking into thought, emotion, consciousness, awareness, attention, intention, experience, acceptance, gratitude, forgiveness, compassion, surrender–all the drama characters of the mind; and then recognized fear as the central culprit; and looked into the self-inquiry “who am I”; and am now exploring the nature of reality. My most effective tools have been self-observation and self-honesty.
Over this course, I’ve opened up to the idea that consciousness is all there is. We co-create physical reality in consciousness. This understanding has not completely gelled–I know it only intellectually.
Related to the idea of one-consciousness are the ideas behind “Deliberate Creation”–something which previously I had resisted but now am compelled to explore
The critical question is how do I test the truth of deliberate creation ins real life?
To test the truth of these ideas in my own experience and observation, I choose the best-feeling thought from the thoughts which are available to me now. And observe the effects.
Some other thoughts on this:
- Life is meant to be fun
- Follow my highest feeling
- My feeling about a thing is my best guide
- There is only consciousness. I am an individuated physical extension of eternal spirit through which consciousness creates and observes and experiences physical reality. I chose to be here.
- Who I am being at this time is reflected back to me. I create my observations and experiences.
- The purpose of life is to move from fear to love. From unconsciousness to consciousness; confusion to clarity; ego-identification to awareness.
- There is only one thing I know with absolute certainty. That is, that I AM. I exist and I am self-aware. Everything else is a belief or perspective.
- Clear the mind. Three effective techniques for clearing the mind are to look-at-you, releasing, and self-observation.
- I must believe my perspectives influence or create what I experience and observe, or at least I must suspend the disbelief of this, for if I do not believe I create my experiences, that is the reality I create.
- I cannot have anything that I want. If I want something, I create and observe the reality of wanting something, which manifests immediately.
- I must believe that deliberate creation is easy, or at least suspend the disbelief of this, for if I believe it is difficult or undependable, that is the reality I create.
- Deliberate creation begins with a desire. We misunderstand desire. We associate desire with not-having, with coveting, with yearning. Desire is the appreciation.
- To test the truth of these ideas in my own experience and observation, I choose the best-feeling thought from the thoughts which are available to me now. And observe the effects.
“If you had one goal, and that was to feel good, you would never again need to hear another word from anyone. You would live successfully and happily and in a way of fulfilling your life’s purpose ever after.” -Abraham
“Your emotions indicate your current beliefs in relationship with your current desire. If you really want something and you do not believe you can achieve it, you will feel strong negative emotion. But if you really want something, and you believe you can achieve it, you will feel strong positive emotion. So, for any desire to be realized by you, you must find vibrational compatibility between your desire and your beliefs.” -Abraham
“Manifestation is the visible part…” -Mckenna
“Your thoughts and emotions determine your dreamstate reality. That’s where you start. From there it’s just a matter of simplifying the equation and eventually seeing that your thoughts and emotions are your dreamstate. It’s all just consciousness, you are just consciousness. There is nothing else. Once that goes from thought-level concept to full-immersion awareness, you naturally merge with the currents instead of being tossed about by them.” – Mckenna