The "Mind"and God
The idea of phases, within the development of a complete conscious understanding of God's Mind as one's own mind, seems to be the topic for today.
To resolve within the outermost-conscious-self (the ego/personal self), that one's identity now includes an Understanding that is Divine, is in the modern world translated as a state experienced as Universalness. This is a one-pointed, and paradoxically expanded sense (extrasensory/sixth sense), within one's self and mind's understanding. In this particular moment - this meditative, one-pointed-focus-of-the-mind, time has stopped, and the 'now' that is experienced within sees beyond the observing self. This is a Transparent-Witness-Consciousness. This 'you', includes all constructs created through thought.
Thought as a Living Structure - a Tool of God
Thought, I believe, is just another word for one of "God's Tools." If thought becomes synonymous with the peace, joy, and expansive love within and beyond oneself - that beautiful experience within meditation upon His Presence - then it becomes very apparent that one's life should be improved.
This is because through the effort and intention to be in His Presence - to be filled with The Finest of All - The Most Proufound Real State possibly comprehensible within the mind and all structures of self - is to be One With the Living Spirit of God within oneself. In this way, and through His Presence, thought is realized as a way to express Oneself (within and without).
Focus within Meditation
It has been said in this notebook that you are exactly where you need to be, when you need to be there - always for Higher Reasons. This can be realized now, through meditation. The conscious mind may not understand this in full, but eventually, Higher understanding is available within one's conscious thought. Keep meditating.
The Spiritual Tree
One's inner understanding of conscious physical existence has changed to be likened to a Spiritual Tree, on the landscape of the Grounds of the Kingdom of God. The mind now comprehends beyond this life, and sees existence to include Spiritual Expansion, within the seasons of the Total Estate.
Eternal Life in the Idea of the Spiritual Tree
This Tree that is now a tree is only a symbol for one's understanding of larger ideas that are important. It is not just Large versus large, or Small versus small. It is the Idea of a picture within one's mind that grows beyond the four seasons, years, and life. It is an Idea of Eternal Life, and it is fully understood within the Whole Self, realized consciously through meditation upon God's Presence.
Then, the idea of the tree epanded, and I realized It was Myself, and in that now, 'I' loved the moment more.
I am very thankful for Hemi-Sync Technology. At the outset, I knew I needed instruction to learn to meditate, and as one might think me to be a 'professional student,' "I" took it upon my self to be my own teacher. The scientific approach to exploring the meditative mind was what I was most comfortable with, initially. I needed meditation to live up to all the promises outlined in the books I was reading, but I was blessed with the desire to pursue within meditation what I had perceived as well - the comforting, loving, "awareness-of-another-awareness" within myself.
Transparent-Loving-Kindness Toward Self
Over the duration of the first six months of daily meditation - a daily, conscious act of transparent-loving-kindness toward my 'self' - 'I' released all perceived emotional, psychological, physical, and metaphysical weights to 'the Presence/Other' who 'I' sensed within this state. The grief from the death of a loved one had been the precursur to this defining decision to establish a meditative practice, and live in this new way. If you have ever experienced grief due to the death of a loved one, the kindest recourse for your own mind and heart, I believe, is meditation.
Meditate to Know Higher Awareness Consciously
When the conscious mind 'gives-up, and gives-in' - and observes itself transparently - the identity of the individual is now changed. One has postioned himself to now see beyond all limitations he had previously known through his mortal identity, and the state that reveals what had been there all along (a Higher Awareness), becomes a conscious part of the new Whole Self. Now, through meditation, the mind has realized a source within oneself that provides reprieve from perceived 'life-stress," and a way to manifest through himself the peace and Higher understanding that could not be known otherwise.
The Real Teacher is Within 'You'
And, because this was the case, there was no need for a teacher other than the One who I realize is within me. My mind, my "self," now daily experiences the Spirit of God within meditation, and this has 'overflowed' into a conscious state that perceives Universally. What this means is that conscious perception is now naturally aware of, and informed by Spiritual energies within and beyond any physical perception in the 'now'. Further, it is also a sense all its own. Overall, I began to experience my meditative consciousness within a new location, one other than my physical body.
See Beyond Self-Structures, Now
To most easily understand this changed orientation to reality within oneself, is to understand the meditative expansion of the mind to include sensory input from beyond oneself. We all receive information via the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin (at least most of us). Further, we know we have a 'mind' - an awareness - and that we make our identity through the use of it. Overall, through the conscious manifestation of Spiritual events within one's life because of meditative efforts, seemingly anomalous extrasensory experiences that the mind cannot explain with only logic, inform it in what at first seems an 'exotic' way. What I mean is that this meditative state realized is an altering of the consciousness into a highly-focused spiritual force within oneself. What occurs when one has become so relaxed in the body and mind, while simultaneously alert-and-oriented, is a mind-state that sees beyond what 'you' have built with your mind thus far in life - it sees beyond self-structures, into a blissful state-of-mind that is Higher Consciousness realized within one's self, now.
The Perceptual Construct of 'You'
There is something I would like to say, and it is about ‘you.’ It is a construction of the mind; it is a conceptual framework with which the consciousness out-demonstrates. We claim beliefs and focus through definition, but really we are only reflecting to ourselves our own minds. We then sit and meditate to know who we truly are.
When we reach beyond the understood ‘self’ through meditation upon the Presence of the Highest Energy known, the expanse within one’s own mind is consciously experienced. We sit and realize the Presence is within us, as Us, and works through us.
Observe God's Mind Working Through You
Orientation to the conceptual personal framework of the ego is now known from a Universal state within the mind. It has changed. The mind’s expression outward becomes articulations of positive energy - and that is all they are, energy. Everything perceived as ‘outside of self’ may be classed as the densest form of energy, and thus is furthest from God’s Mind. Nevertheless, any physical object, article, or substance, may be employed by the Mind of God through man. The 'secret' is understanding the relationship between spiritual matter and consciousness, and that without the Presence of God’s Mind energies - without first sublimating your own ego - will you consciously know the miracle of observing God’s Mind working through you.
Moving Through the Inner Meditative Mansion of One's Own Mind
Through meditation, the concept of 'you' has changed. 'You' have realized the unconscious is really a doorway through oneself, and through meditation one enters this realm, and is surrounded by symbol, form, and holographic features. This empty space that is teeming with spiritual-visual information, is the most basic Higher Spiritual-visual-ability first experienced - once the mind is quieted - and one no longer hears inner ‘chatter.’ At this point, when the meditative mind is now-experienced - as though time has stopped - it is experiencing the state-of-consciousness one knows as fuel for forward motion visually, into a personal-meditative lesson from God within one’s own mind.
Build a Higher Platform
To do this, one ascends within meditation through the unconscious doorway, and once there, existence of the beginning of the Superconscious Mind (Higher Mind) is revealed. The realm between this doorway and the Superconscious construct I will term *‘The Foyer' [see note below]. The Foyer is a location and a state-of-being within the mind that is a Higher Platform made out of acceptance fully of God’s Will as your own. You can create this space within yourself, or meditate and ask for assistance. Overall, create your Higher Platform within the meditative state that is designed from this perspective of oneself.
Visual-Spiritual Experiences are Lessons
Now, from this Higher Platform of acceptance fully of God's Will as your own within the meditative state, one naturally ascends through and within the Presence of the Highest Spirit known (Superconsciousness). In this way, the consciousness sees within the mind of God (your own Higher Mind), the natural visual-spiritual experiences that are meant only for ‘you.’ Take your time, there is no rush. Overall, one now observes and experiences lessons from God for himself.
[Note: The artist uses the overall conceptual structure for understanding the spaces perceived within one’s own meditative efforts as a ‘Kingdom’ or ‘Mansion’ within oneself. These are metaphorical architectural locations within oneself, which is ultimately and paradoxically now known as an ‘empty space that is full’].
Dissassemble the Outermost Mind
One basks in the brilliant awareness of knowing God's Presence through meditation, and through this spiritual uplift all boundaries of one's 'self' disassemble. One then realizes his Center, and is moved to inquire as to His Will. The response is forthcoming, as if a switch-is-flipped, and in that now, Enlightenment of the Whole Mind occurs.
Weave Some Love
Enlightenment is a state-of-consciousness. It is not a 'download' of the entire universe, but is a singular point within one's own mind instead. When one realizes this Presence within himself, his consciousness expands beyond the body's five senses, and within this recognizable shifted-state - within this point - Infinity is recognized, and the Paradox is known to the outermost-conscious-self. This outer portion of the mind is then transformed through its observation of this Highest Form, and one is able to navigate his life through the Light of the Eyes of God. He has become the Witness Self. And in this way the life becomes a conscious awareness of the Kingdom within and beyond oneself - beyond the ego and the body. Overall, Enlightenment of God is known and exists consciously within oneself through meditation upon His Presence - a transparent ether of Higher Thought and Form woven out of Love.
Knowing Christ is a transparent attitude - an elevation within the mind that becomes an inner altitude. This relationship of energies is the lifting upward and outward of the consciousness within the meditative sky-of-the-mind, upon the buoyant energy of Higher Love's resonance.
Once realized, the consciousness sits for a natural duration in His Presence, with the length reflective of his own inner understanding. One is best served in his efforts to know His Presence, by consciously affirming in gratitude the constant, eternal Love received. Also, one's personal reception of an eternal gift that is His Presence, locates the mind of the meditator in the Spirit within himself. In this way, every moment is made a masterpiece, a constant culmination and experience of the finest construction within. An inner Palace and Kingdom is consciously realized - a transparent altitude within that is the experience of knowing the Energy of God.
The Universal State
There were many others present in my meditation today. Immanuel approached me from within the understood center of my mind, and we sat together and 'talked.' He spoke to me about the process of making a meaningful life for oneself, and that through meditation and the experience of God's Presence, the spiritual meaning that rejuvenates one in all ways is known. This is already understood within my own center, but the reminder to look through the Spiritual eye within, and accept all loving expressions was the point. It is in this acceptance of success - this rejuvination from within meditation - that expands the mind to the universal state.
Still the Chatter 'in Your Head'
The point of having a memory is so that one may learn for himself who he is. It may not always seem that this is what memory is for, but overall it is a perceptual construct - a room in the mansion of one's mind - that should serve the Highest Form. Through meditation one sees his own mind (and sometimes memories), and with focus may also see the Presence of the Highest Spiritual Known. Upon arrival (realization), only kindness, love, and a Divine understanding may be present. Overall, if God serves up memories, they will be wonderful, peaceful, and loving.
If 'you' are still mired in the ego, and have not practiced one-pointed focus to still the chatter 'in your head,' then the kindest recourse is to muster some curiousity and begin. In this way, memories are allowed to do their job, which is to reveal a part of your story for examination, re-consideration, or appreciation. Staying positive is the Highest recourse when a memory arrives.
Devote Time to the Spirit of the Endeavor
Maintenance of a meditative practice is not only about creating the private, silent time to be with God's Mind and in His Presence. It is a daily reminder of what is bottom-line-important, and that is the relationship you have with inner peace and joy. To meditate is to establish a daily time for love, kindness, and the experience of joy within oneself. Other feelings may be present, but I have found that time devoted to the Spirit of the endeavor, results in the deep desire to dwell directly in one's Greatest Love. Eventually, a state-of-universal-consciousness is achieved, and time is more meaningful, as it is now informed from beyond the outermost physical mind.
Use the Master's Tool
Overall, to make a meaningful life, meditation is the master's tool. By electing to sit in one-pointed focus, through a point between the eyebrows, in a relaxed gaze of about 6 inches in front of you, the whole mind expands to 380 degrees and beyond. The 'Sixth Sense' is now present, alongside peace and joy, and the experience transmutes all understanding to a transparency insightful of all that is Love. At this point, all 'you' have to do is look.
I watched the movie, The Lost City of Z, this evening, and I was moved to grab my notebook and write down this quote: "A man's reach should exceed his grasp - or what is Heaven for?"
What is Heaven?
First, what is Heaven? According to Dictionary.com, our worldly dictionary of good use, Heaven is "the abode of God, the angels, and the spirits of the righteous [synonym: virtuous] after death; the place or state of existence of the blessed after the mortal life.
Realize God's Kingdom Through Meditation
Unfortunately, this definition fails to fulfill a positive state, as it limits access to this Higher Realm to only those that have died, and are experiencing an inner state that is virtuous. This is a definition that is used by the ego-minded.
Further, virtue is very difficult to achieve using only the outermost conscious mind, but this can be changed through meditation upon God's Presence. Ultimately, what we see as 'Heaven' is a realization of the Kingdom of God within oneself, now, through meditation.
The Kingdom of Heaven is an Altered State-of-Consciousness
The Kingdom of God is the same as the Kingdom of Heaven, and the location is an altered state-of-consciousness within oneself, wherein one is able to consciously make contact with God's Mind/Energy. How this manifests to the mind is truly wonderful, and is aided in description through the use of allegory, symbolism, or a structure of language (such as third-person), that naturally echoes the reflective learning mechanisms of the Paradoxical Mind of God within oneself.
Undo the Ego and Observe Your "self"
The experience of God's Presence is one that, once realized consciously, becomes a passionate love that embraces the mind and understanding of "self" in all ways: one's ego is undone, and the noose of this structure dissipates. One finds himself looking to God in all things in his daily life, and he receives intuited information from this Higher Understanding throughout the day. The result is peace, joy, and an expanded awareness of one's ability to perceive what is now understood as Spiritual information entering the mind.
Sit in the Presence of God
Overall, the quote is a placement-of-self within one's own story that speaks to his dependence upon God's Spirit for enlightenment of the whole mind. This is because we can decide to know "Heaven" within ourselves, now. There is no need for grasping, or attempting to try. By sitting in the Presence of God daily, the Higher Energies of God are fully known, and they radiate through the vessel within oneself that is the soul.
Take Action on Meditative Realizations (epiphanies)
When the outermost consciouness, or ego-mind, is made aware of God's Presence through this transfer of Higher Energy from within the meditative state, it disassembles easily and naturally. "You" do not disappear - "you" still have work to do. So, one must do with conviction what is realized within the Higher Mind through meditation, and allow this transparent reasoning to flow naturally into expression within physical reality.
Be Still. Know. "I AM." God.
I would think, given the state-of-affairs in what is now a "pandemic world," that one might race to sit still and till his own mind. Nevertheless, the unenlightened mind shirks the last statement as impossible, and may be mired in the physical. The solution is to meditate: Be Still. Know. "I AM." God.
Know Heaven for Yourself, Now
Overall, yes, man's reach should exceed his grasp, but it is not a physical action this is referencing - it is a mental and spiritual one. The final thought: Decide to stop reaching, and sit still in God's Presence, and in this way, you will know Heaven within yourself and for yourself, now.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is an opportunity wherein the individual sits or reclines, in order to practice the Presence of the Higher Spirit perceived within himself. There are other reasons one may meditate, such as reprogramming the mind through hypnotic suggestions, affirmations, or visualizations. The state achieved is one of consciousness-energy-perception, and through the observation of a point within this focus, the mind expands in all directions, to what seems infinity. The result is a universal state of awareness that is very natural in feeling.
What is Release?
According to Dictionary.com, release means "to free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, etc.; let go."
After Release of the Perception/Belief/Definition, What is Left within the Mind?
To meditate with the intent of releasing those limiting or 'weighty' aspects from the mind, or concerns of physical reality, to the perceived Higher Presence within the meditative state, is to simultaneously also replace it with Higher energies from God within oneself. This can also be supported with visualization of Divine Light energy moving into and through oneself, down through the top of the head, or upon each inhale. Ultimately, we are left with the perception of the Presence of God within oneself; this is the Energy that replaces what was released (negatives vanish).
What if I Don't Release Negatives?
What happens to the ego-structure when release of worldly concerns or pressures does not occur, are manifestations of "limitations." For example, the individual unenlightened to this state-of-spiritual-affairs, will unconsciously engender more of the same limiting mindsets of fear and lack, circumscribing his own future to be thus informed in more of the same way. These manifest as negatively-oriented behavioral manifestations, as well as stress, worry, and physical or mental illness.
Someone in this state might argue that "release" in meditation is the use of the imagination, and because the imagination is 'not real' - it cannot be touched - that it is all a game one plays with himself.
There is Only One Mind
Many do play games with themselves, but this infers there is a winner and a loser within one mind. This is not advantageous. Positive affirmations are useful to orient the outermost ego-mind to Higher energies within, but there is a natural point, for those with a daily effort to meditate, that one does not "have to try to imagine" anymore. He realizes he consciously knows who he is looking at within himself - and it is God's Spirit.
Exercise the Mind
Sometimes, through use of the imagination (which has been established within this notebook as a holy mechanism), what seems impossible to see within the visual circle of the mind, is eventually understood to be perceived mental steps, or exercises of the mind. For example, after relaxing in the Presence for a natural duration, I often see 'tunnels' of light, through which I 'seem' to move at great speeds. When this occurs, I maintain one-pointed focus at the center of my visual field. What occurs, eventually when the lights and tunnel dissipate, is a visual evolution into picture-quality scenes that play out before me. These scenes are meant as learning springboards for greater realizations within the whole self. Overall, it is good to use your imagination and guide yourself through altered states of consciousness - to exercise your mind with building forms that are repeatedly invoked, practiced, and loved. It increases the fluidity of the experience to realizing the point, which is His Presence.
The Importance of the Heart
The energy of the mind can be moved through the heart. They may seem separate when we are doing something analytical (like math), but the heart is still present. The energies of the heart are interwoven into the intellect. By using one's mind and heart together within meditation, with intent to change the inner dynamics of self, one is literally able to reform his whole mind, and re-make his whole life. We have established that we are more than our physical body, and, in fact, we are eternal beings that live physical lifetimes unaware of our True relationship to God - until one has an awakening. It is only through meditative efforts within the mind, that lasting change within oneself occurs.
You are More Than What "You" Think
To know God, one meditates within himself, and he does this in faith and pursuit of knowing the Presence of the Highest Spirit. This Presence, once realized within this altered state of prayerful consciousness, is where one release's his worries, concerns and fears. It is also where one sits and affirms he is already re-made, re-formed, re-vivified through the Higher Presence. Overall, you are more than what "you" think, and this is, again, realized through meditation.
Example forms to build within meditation:
-A Mansion (Higher Platform/Highest Understood Spiritual Level within oneself)
-Rooms within the Mansion (Levels of Consciousness)
-A Spiritual Body Suit (This is built and 'zipped on' during the body-scan portion of a meditation)
-A Thought Body Form (To host the ego. It is visualized, and thoughts are seen as lights that float over into the form. (Then, one moves outward and upward away from the form that now holds your thoughts.)
-Shapes: Triangles, circles, squares, oblong (egg), star [visualize the form and hold it still while observing it for durations of time. I do 10-15 minutes] This greatly increases visual-perceptual abilities.
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With Love and Warm Regard,
Notes to self.
Perceptual Constructs of the Mind
"I", the outermost ego-mind, or personal-will-mind, is a perceptual construct; it is an illusion. To find this idea of 'packaging' the mind and its parts into identifiable 'realms of understanding,' one is creating a perceptual construct. Dictionary.com defines perception as, "immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral, psychological, or aesthetic qualities; insight; intuition; discernment."
The Sixth Sense and The Seat of Life
What we have done in putting these two words together in our mind - perceptual constructs - is essentially identify the sixth sense (intuition), which sits within the center of our self, as realized through meditation. Intuition is a spiritual mechanism that is meant to assist one in living the highest preferential reality imaginable to the whole mind of the individual. In sum, the intuition is a part of an overall spiritual connection through a "sense organ" within the mind, which Paramanhansa Yogananda, founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship, called the "seat of life."
Realizing Oneness of the Self with the Creator
According to Yogananda Paramanhansa, in his book, The Second Coming of Chirst: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You, he speaks about how, "Man is not sustained only by 'bread,' the limited relative energies derived from the solids, liquids, and gases of the physical sources that nourish life, but primarily by 'every word' (unit of unlimited Cosmic Energy vibrating from the Holy Ghost - the great Aum or Amen) descending into the human body through the "mouth of God" (medulla oblongata). To consciously experience this truth, as did Jesus, is to realize the eternal link between the human and divine, matter and consciousness - the irrevocable oneness of the Self with the Creator (Paramanhansa, n.p.).
The Medulla Oblongata is the Seat of Life
The author continues with, "The medulla oblongata at the base of the brain is the seat of life, formed from the seed cell, the original nucleus, entered by the soul at the time of conception. Like radio waves, which are unseen but can be drawn out of the ether by a receiving apparatus, vibrating life energy from the omnipresent cosmic source is continuously received through the subtle astral center in the medulla. It is stored in the dynamo of astral power in the brain, whence it flows out through the medulla - it 'proceedeth out of the mouth of God' - and is distributed throughout all the cells of the body. If that beam of energy were taken away, the body would drop dead immediately (Paramanhansa, n.p.)
Perception and the Eternal Identity
Perceptual then, is the description of what the mind believes it is capable of receiving input from. These include the five senses, which are sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Further, these receptive abilities, as concluded through the meditative experience, are not who one is in identity. The five senses are resources, used to identify positive and negative aspects within ourselves, through the reflectivity of the mind upon physical reality events, images, and experiences. The intuitive energies within the mind are received from within and beyond the outermost egoic-I- conceptualization. One's identity is beyond the limited outer-mind that is informed by the five sense organs. The truth revealed through intuition throughout the day, further supported by a daily meditation practice, informs the mind of an eternal spiritual existence.
What also occurs along the way, is the addition of the "constructs," which are defined as, " to build or form by putting together parts; frame; devise," and "an image, idea, or theory, especially a complex one formed from a number of simpler elements" (Dictionary.com). These are forms within the mind that are imagined. One realizes he is not his five senses or his physical body now, and that within his outermost conscious mind he has framed himself into a story, one that he allows himself use of, so that these senses inform the outermost conscious will to function for Higher reasons.
Perceptual constructs are a process within the mind, wherein one builds through the five senses, and by energies that are intuitited through the innermost self. This innermost self is located and understood through meditation. Further, there is a physical part of the body that acts similarly to the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and touch receptors, and this is the medulla oblongata. Within it is the spiritual counterpart of the physical five senses, and it is where the receipt of energies from God, or energy from Higher spiritual realms is funnelled through. Within this portion of one's brain, one receives like radio waves, "vibrating life energy from the omnipresent cosmic source... through the subtle astral center in the medulla (Paramahansa, n.p.).
Overall, we can conclude that thinking about perceptual constructs is useful because one must re-train, re-orient, and re-build inner self-conceptualizations to a positive state, which is most often seen as cyclical re-orientations to reality throughout life as we age. Living informed by the epiphanies one experiences, as well as the randomly perceived mental connections of synchronicity, one sees perceptual constructs as a topic that is well-worth meditating upon.
Through this effort, one sees beyond himself, and is informed through spiritual energies within his own mind. These are from a location within that is now known through meditative experience, and its location is a perceptual construct with a physical location (medulla). Through these efforts to build within oneself, and understand the way spirituality is perceived within the mind, one ultimately finds himself reflecting upon the one of true worth, and this is not the "I" of the ego-mind or personal will. It is an Intuitive Light seen through experience within meditation, and is a Higher Beacon that illuminates the darkness perceived, transfiguring it into Love.