Showing posts with label existence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label existence. Show all posts

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Existence Before Consciousness


Written by Mathew Naismith

It's an interesting perception that consciousness always has to be a creation from  existence, basically meaning, before consciousness can exist, an existence has to exist prior to a consciousness becoming aware of an existence of existence itself. It's this existence that creates consciousness, not consciousness creating an existence of some kind. All this means is everything has always existed, it's just consciousness has to become aware of this existence for a consciousness to acknowledge a particular existence.

Actually, consciousness itself has also always existed, it's just that consciousness isn't aware of this until it becomes aware of it's own consciousness. You could say that primary existence is existence itself, while secondary existence is an action or motion of a consciousness becoming aware of existence. It's this motion that creates a consciousness to become aware, this is secondary existence. You might find the following, from other sources, interesting if you can follow what I mean here.          


Extract: The primacy of existence states the irrefutable truth that existence is primary and consciousness is secondary. Consciousness is the faculty which perceives and identifies existence (things that exists). For two reasons we say that existence is primary, that consciousness requires existence, and that there is no consciousness without existence.


Extract: Using the three primary axioms as our starting point, it is deduced that an objective, absolute reality exists independent of our consciousness. Things exist as they are and things exist with a specific identity. Moreover, consciousness cannot alter reality; it is merely our faculty of awareness.

It's quite obvious that we are not aware of our whole existence, this is because human consciousness is too limited within it's own limitations to become aware, even of it's own whole existence. How many people throughout time have tried to consciously alter our human reality? We are still trying to do this today which of course has had no effect, this is because we are primarily relying on a consciousness to alter our reality, a consciousness that  limited to certain limitations. We are talking about a consciousness that isn't even aware of it's whole self. As of all consciousness's, human consciousness is primarily of secondary existence, a consciousness that is in actuality unfamiliar with it's whole being.

Yes, while conducting  research on primary existence after writing about primary and secondary existences, I've come to the understanding that all that consciousness denotes, is a secondary existence, a consciousness in a secondary existence becoming aware of existence that has always existed. You then realise why many people state that our truer being or self is nothingness, it's timeless, spaceless and motionless, in actuality to a consciousness, this is going to seem like a total non-existence. Of course as soon as a consciousness is aware of this non-existence, it too exists, basically, a non-existence can't exist to a consciousness.

So if all of what consciousness is of secondary existence, what is primary existence of if not of a consciousness?

The primary existence doesn't need a consciousness to become aware of it's own whole existence, it actually becomes aware of it's own existence through secondary existences. The primary existence exists for the primary purpose of secondary existences, how could a secondary existence exist void of a primary existence? Basically, the primary existence is to serve secondary existences as does existence itself serves consciousness. Could you imagine being conscious if nothing existed in the first place, including consciousness itself? As of yin and yang in balance, primary and secondary existences exist in balance because of the other.

Primary Existence = non-consciousness + infinite existence

Secondary Existence = consciousness + finite existence

This is why consciousness itself is unable to alter a course of a reality, even though a certain reality was seemingly created by a certain kind of consciousness. What is occurring, or more precisely, what consciousness is becoming aware of, has always existed, this is the path of that consciousness and reality. Yes, change the consciousness that is becoming aware, you change your destiny but you don't actually change the reality or the consciousness within that reality. By changing your destiny or path, you change your reality but you don't change the consciousness with a reality. The reason for is to do with that the consciousness of a reality has always existed, you can't change something that has always and always will exist, however, you can change your own consciousness that isn't of this kind of reality.

This is why so many spiritual practices get us to think more of our primary existence, only through this awareness can we change our own destiny or path. You can't change this when primarily being of a secondary existence because conscious can't change a reality, all it can do is become aware of a reality that has always existed.

1/ OK, become aware or have some acknowledgment that everything has always existed, including this destructive reality.

2/ Become aware that you can't change a reality, all you can do is change from one reality to another reality. 

3/ Know that consciousness can't change a reality, however, also know that consciousness can become aware of other realities that are of other kinds of consciousness's.

4/ Be aware that an awareness of your primary self, can change a reality you are presently experiencing, including this one we are presently experiencing. However in knowing this, know that this kind of reality will always exist, it's just your own consciousness will have become unaware/ignorant to it.


5/ Most importantly, know that you don't have to experience what your consciousness becomes aware of, this however is difficult to do when our own consciousness is primarily of a secondary existence. This is why a lot of spiritual practices condition you to be more of your primary existence, only in this can any real change be made.......   

Monday, 14 November 2016

Our Primary Source of Existence


Written by Mathew Naismith


I have never made reference to primary and secondary existences before, this is certainly a first for me. I suppose this was influenced by a passing away (death) of a good friend of mine just recently. He couldn't believe how more alive he felt, more alive than he ever did in his life on Earth, this is even after making the most of his life. He also wanted me to tell his granddaughter how alive he feels at present and not to worry or think too much about him, he soon realised why I couldn't carry his wishes out. 

What my friend was experiencing was still a secondary existence but an existence that was less dense, the less dense an existence is, the more alive we feel and for a very good reason as I will explain. The next two paragraphs are probably going to be a little too heavy of a read for some people, bare with this, it gets easier.      

A primarily existence; an existence that is usually beyond the perceptions of secondary existences, secondary existences of course being secondary to a primary existence. A primary existence is only primary due to secondary existences existing. The primary role of a primary existence exists to formulate or be expressive of secondary expressions, basically, the more of a secondary existence a consciousness experiences, the more dense the matter becomes. Matter only being an expression or formulation of consciousness, meaning, consciousness creates the denseness of matter. The less aware/wise a consciousness is, the denser the matter becomes, human consciousness is a prime example of this expressiveness.

It's strange to think, the less aware/wise a consciousness becomes, the denser the matter becomes. On the other hand, the more aware/wise a consciousness becomes, the less denser the matter becomes. How much lighter do we feel when we participate less and observe more? Participation (motion) creates a denser existence, an existence limited by it's denseness or ignorance/unawareness. It stands to reason that we feel lighter when we extricate ourselves from a dense form of existence in anyway to any extent.                        

Creation: This doesn't mean that secondary existences are created by a primary existence, for example, God being a representative of a primary existence, didn't create secondary existences like humans or the universe, they always existed but in a less dense form, however as I said, no secondary existence can exist without a primary source of creation. The existence of a primary source instantly creates secondary existences so in a sense, God, zero point, pure wisdom, oneness and so on,  did in a sense create everything of a secondary nature like the universe or human consciousness and even souls for instance.

Yes, even the soul is a secondary existence mainly because it's more dense in relation to the primary source of existence, this is why my passing friend felt more alive than ever while still being in a secondary existence as a soul. The soul existence being less dense than human existence mainly due to the souls reconnection, or more precisely, remembrance of it's own primary existence. We are never not of this primary existence no matter what we want to call it, it's just we perceive that secondary existences are primary to all other existences. This is the illusion, that we exist in a primary existence when we don't which is primarily based on an unawareness of a true primary source of creation. In the case of a souls existence, the soul becomes less dense due to it being more of the spirit within all things, the spirit being of our true primary existence which is in all things.

However, not all souls will experience  a less dense existence when passing on from human form, we can indeed take the ignorance with us from human life when passing away (dying). This action will keep a soul from becoming aware of it's true primary existence, it's truer being. I suppose you could relate this kind of existence to hell, the funny thing is, what are we creating more on Earth at present? A living hell which can only exist through a consciousness existing in ignorance of it's truer being. Could you imagine experiencing a relatively light existence and being impelled into a much denser existence, it would indeed feel like hell!!

No limitations: We might think our primary existence, our truer being, is one level or stage, the soul being the next level or stage and human existence being the next level or stage of existence from the soul. This is often perceived by human consciousness as a declension or decline from the primary source. The more ignorant a consciousness becomes, the denser the matter becomes, as I stated, this is often perceived as levels or stages of decline, in actuality, it's a progression void of limitations or boundaries.

There is no true divide between the primary source of existence to the next secondary source of existence the soul and so on, the reason for this primarily lies within that we never stop being of the primary source, we only perceive we do in certain existences. The denser the existence experienced, the more disconnected we feel from this primary source and understandably so. Ignorance creates denser existences or realities, of course any consciousness that is dense is going to no longer feel they are apart of the true primary source, this stands to reason. Of course the more a consciousness is existing in ignorance, the more destructive a consciousness becomes.

There are many philosophies and religions that have pointed to the actuality of there being a primary source of creation, they have also pointed out that we are never truly not apart of this source at anytime. However, it is also pointed out that we can perceive that we are not of this primary source, this is only a perception, an illusion, that our present dense existence is primary to all other existences.


We are presently experiencing a secondary existence, it's wise to focus on our primary source of existence now and again, within this, we will feel a lot more alive and feel lighter within ourselves and for a very good reason too......