Sunday, 5 April 2015
I'm going to dedicate this post to Carolyn Field, I hope you won't mind Carolyn.
I recently had an internet friend of mine, who I love and respect a great deal, come up with an interesting perspective as follow, “Mathew, what a great post. I am thinking that just as there can be positive and negative stress, there can be positive and negative fear. . . like stage fright for example giving a performance a surge of energy . . . as for the opposite of love (I could be going out on a limb here!) - personally I'm thinking that love might not have an opposite - especially if love is all there is . . ." My reply was as such, “An interesting perspective Carolyn, do we only see hate being the opposite of love because of such a consciousness, if so, can we see an opposite in other conscious states? I would say not, good one Carolyn.”
Can love exist without an opposite like hate, or in certain instances, fear?
In realities of duality like this one probably not, it would seem to become aware of most things we need an opposite like, to know we are painless we need to experience pain, to know we are poor we need to experience wealth either it be ourselves or someone else, to know love we need to know hate and so on but do we truly, can love exist without an opposite?
In a sense we only know love as an opposite to hate/fear, this is how I feel this particular conscious state works, however, you can put yourself into certain states of consciousness without an opposite to relate something too. This is very difficult for a lot of us to do, mainly because that is the way we are conditioned within this particular reality; we need an opposite to become aware. What we are talking about here is a particular consciousness of opposites but not all consciousness works like this I feel, some consciousness's or realities don't use opposites to become aware, it just is.
Now let’s remove the opposite of love, either it be hate and/or fear, does removing hate change the way love is, does it take away any of the attributes of love?
In a sense it does even though love is love, how does love become something else? It doesn’t but by taking away the opposite of love, love becomes purer in a sense, this is why a lot of people denounce the existence of hate even in a conscious reality such as this one. It is quite obvious love can exist without an opposite as hate/fear but in doing this, the attributes of love do indeed change due to a total absence of hate.
So without an opposite, how do you know you are living in a consciousness of love?
A lot of people are probably going to disagree with the following, you don’t know you are in a consciousness of love without an opposing opposite but does this truly matter? If you are in pure consciousness of light and love, does it truly matter if you are aware of being in this state or not? Of course it doesn’t but it does to the ego self which becomes irrelevant anyway in such a state of consciousness, it’s the ego self that needs an opposite to relate to a particular consciousness, not anything else.
Love is a particular consciousness as is hate, fear, jealousy and so on are, and the more consciousness’s we try to live by, the more chaotic an existence we will create. A good example is this particular reality, you can experience any kind of consciousness you want, this is all good except all these consciousness’s being played out at the same time will create chaos, I think this is quite evident. This is why I think actual spiritualists and spiritually aware people try to focus on one point of consciousness, it makes perfect sense why such focus is quite calming and peaceful, you are no longer trying to express numerous consciousness’s at the same time.
In my case I don’t mind being expressive of certain consciousness’s because I don’t find anyone consciousness more worthy than another, however, I do try to avoid being expressive of more than one consciousness at a time, this of course isn’t easy to do in such a reality such as this one mainly because it can at times be difficult to focus on one consciousness at a time. You can understand why meditating, praying, chanting and so forth are so beneficial to us; they help us focus on one consciousness at a time.
As love is a conscious state so is the way we use God, God is a conscious state that we often associate with love and light, and we wonder why so many people believe in God!! Yes there are exceptions to this rule, in my mind, anyone who is expressive of hate, like religious extremists for example, are actually of Godlessness as hate is more representative of dark and ignorance not light and awareness. I don’t myself believe in a God of man or a higher being over and above myself but I can see why people do, it’s another way to focus and focus on something beautiful such as love and light and indeed why not!!
The big question now is, why experience such extreme consciousness’s? To answer this we need to, in my mind, ask our souls this question, why indeed go through such chaos? I think the answer lies in awareness of the soul to various consciousness’s the soul can experience, the soul in my mind uses the ego self to experience such consciousness’s, I think it’s a simple as that. To become aware of various consciousness’s, the ego self creates realities of opposing consciousness’s, like hate and love for example, for the soul to basically become aware of all it can experience and the thing is why not, the soul after all is no different to the human self, it too wishes to become aware, not just aware through knowing but aware through actual experiences.
God, love and light, it all makes perfect sense to me.
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Written by Mathew Naismith
I should point out first that this post is in relation to a dream I had last night about being in a white pinkish hue castle on top of a very high mountain top, however I feel the dream itself has a relevance to all of us as I will explain further.
My dream was about being in a white pinkish hue castle of some kind on top of a very high mountain top, the thing that got me however was while I was looking down from this castle, all I wanted to do is go down to experience whatever was down from this castle whatever that might be!! Now the feeling I got from this reaction from me was that this is exactly what we have all done, to experience life as we know it, we have descended from this white castle, from our higher selves which is represented by the castle. The white of the castle represented to me light and the pink represented love.
This to me means we have all chosen to descend from light and love, represented by the castle, to experience life as it occurs in the lower levels of awareness and understanding. It would also seem the longer we are in this lower level of awareness and understanding the more ignorant we become of our true nature. This I believe shows us why everyone has a different perspective and chooses different ideological principles to follow in life. Some of us have been here longer and have a more of a need to ascend back to this castle where others have just started their journey in these so called lower levels of awareness and understanding, they have no need of a wanting to leave.
This is interesting I thought, the reason I said so called lower levels is once one is back in the castle, they no longer see a lower level of awareness and understanding as they no longer see a right or wrong or bad and good. On the other hand, when we are in these so called lower levels of awareness and understanding, we judge levels and labels as being so and so. This doesn’t seem to occur when we are back in our true nature in this castle atop of a mountain peak even though we are looking down. There is no true judgement of a higher or lower stature and this is why I feel we so called descend to experience lower levels of awareness and understanding, we don’t judge experiences like this as being lower or higher, we just experience them as they are without judgement while in this castle.
Judgement comes into being only when we are in these lower levels of awareness and understanding however we can stay too long in ignorance and be caught in such circumstances. This too however is seen as but another experience by the higher self I feel.
Quite recently I have been in thought about going home or of thinking of home period, this home, it would seem, is in relation to the castle in my dream last night, I went back home but all I wanted to do is be back where I am now at present. It would seem to me I haven’t long started my journey where a lot of other spiritually aware people have had enough of such a journey and need to go home.
The other interesting thing is recently I have also wanted to change my mentality which is also represented by the castle in my dream I feel, the mentality that there is no lower or higher levels nor is there a right or wrong, good or bad, just experiences to be had that we choose to experience at our so called higher level of awareness and understanding. I feel the castle represents a mentality, it’s real but it’s more representative of a mentality than an actual physical reality but being human we see it as a physical reality which is great. This allows our human selves to relate better with our truer nature, our higher selves.
This gives us a little understanding to why we take on certain ideological principles and at times stand by them, we are not all on the same journey even though we are experiencing the same journey. This is represented by how long we have been in ignorance of our true nature and the longer we stay in ignorance the more ignorant we become; this is unless we take on such ideologies such as spiritual awareness for instance. Spiritual awareness gives us an awareness that we are living in ignorance of our truer selves, this I feel is represented in this case by a white pinkish hue castle atop of a mountain peak in my dream.
There are a lot of people who don’t take on ideological principles to assist them to become aware of their own ignorance, this could be because they have just started their journey or they have been ignorant too long and are too caught up within this ignorance to help themselves in this way. This of course is but another journey that the so called higher self chooses to experience!!
This seems to back up any claims that we have come from love and light which is represented by the castle in my dream, I have myself refuted this in the past until it was time for me to realise this love and light seems to be of our true nature. We should understand that not everyone is supposed to become aware of this as they have their own journey to follow, they are following their own ideological principles as we all have in this so called lower levels of awareness and understanding.
If you are not meant to become aware of what I am saying here, you just won’t understand what I am saying mainly because of the journey you are on. It is quite natural not being able to want or need to understand others however if you have read what I have written here, you most likely have understood some of what I have written here. If on the other hand you have read this and still have no idea or you still don’t want to understand what I have written here, it is most likely you have still begun your journey to understand what is written here. In any case, if you read this post, you have either begun your journey out of ignorance or you are well and truly on your way back home to the castle.
I should also say, it doesn’t matter if you agree with this or not, it’s only my journey I am expressing here, it’s no big deal.
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Written by Mathew Naismith
Love and light is the true essence of our being where ignorance and chaos are but fleeting moments of our ignorance to our true being. Ignorance is of time and because it’s of time it’s not eternal like our true essence or our inner selves, ignorance is but a fleeting moment within our whole eternal existence but we have allowed it to control the collective.
This post was inspired by a bloke called Roger Hamel as most of my posts are inspired by others. Roger talks so often of the essence, our truer eternal selves, and how this essence quite automatically transforms anything not of our true essence by simply pacifying all before it. There is absolutely no push and pull effect involved, which of course causes more chaos, but a pacifying effect. This pacifying effect of our true essence I feel is what gives us love and light, as soon as you feel this love and light you know or should now you are connected to your own true essence.
Indeed Roger, once we become in touch with the essence of our being, the essence itself pacifies the ego to the extent it is no longer in control. You could humanly say the essence takes control but it doesn’t, it just pacifies all before it.
Does time have to be of ignorance? If we can only perceive ourselves exiting in time, yes ignorance has to be of time in this case but if we looked beyond existing beyond time, ignorance doesn’t have to be of time as we have become aware of our eternal selves, our truer essence selves. It does take wisdom to acknowledge that we aren’t just of time; we are indeed eternal beings of light and love.
I have stated in replies to others, we first of all need to be taught about wisdom before knowledge; you can know all the knowledge in the world and still not know how to use this knowledge especially constructively. I feel we can also mistakenly confuse knowledge for awareness as awareness to me is more about wisdom not just knowledge, you can gain knowledge without being wise but can you gain awareness without being wise? True awareness incorporates wisdom; true wisdom wouldn’t use knowledge destructively as there is no point to destruction, true wisdom is very constructive as it’s of our truer essence self. The only way we can destroy is within ignorance and the reason ignorance destroys is it has no wisdom.
It takes awareness to realise we need to be taught about wisdom before knowledge as wisdom is of our true essence selves, it’s love and light which is very constructive. We as a collective race have done quite the opposite, relying on knowledge without wisdom which has created chaos and destruction. If we bring no light within the shadows of ignorance, we will stay ignorant no matter how much knowledge we obtain however bringing forth our inner wisdom of light and love will change this quite significantly. Once we start delving into our inner wisdom, we become quite automatically of light and love, our truer essence selves.
So in all what is the truer essence of our being? It’s being aware and aware that wisdom is only of light and love, it can never be of anything else but light and love and once we bring this wisdom forth, we of course quite automatically bring forth light and love dispelling quite automatically anything pertaining to ignorance. The passive influence of our essence selves is quite remarkable, without effort, or a push and pull effect, our truer essence selves transforms all before thee, you could quite easily say it’s quite magical and mystical. Our truer essence selves is awareness and wisdom which can only be of light and love.
Spiritual awareness isn’t just about acceptance but being aware of our inner wisdom of light and love, spiritual awareness is about being aware which helps us break our attachments and fixations to anything pertaining to ignorance like how controlling the ego is for instance under the influence of ignorance. Our truer essence selves passively negate any controlling factors of the ego changing the ego into something more passive and constructive. Spiritual awareness in all sense is about our inner wisdom and once we bring this forth, love and light will quite passively negate anything ignorance stands for.
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
Written by Mathew Naismith
Sitting back observing myself and others becoming aware, and further aware, gives me a view that spirituality void of any dogmas is of the light, a light within the darkness of ignorance. Ignorance gives us ego, without ignorance the ego would be of little consequence; the ego certainly wouldn’t be ruling/controlling us without ignorance so why live in a reality based on ignorance especially considering ignorance can be quite destructive?
The reason ignorance is so destructive is this ego creates egotism and the more ignorant we are the more egotistical we become, for example, a lot of white men had slaves who were black. The reason for this is because black people were deemed as inferior to white people, an obvious show of utter ignorance and to own slaves had a lot to do with egotism as well showing ignorance and egotism goes hand in hand. We can try all we like to take the controlling ego tendencies out of our lives but the controlling ego will always come back if we still live in ignorance as we are still creating an environment for the ego to exist in. The easiest and surest way to rid ourselves of the controlling factors of the ego is rid ourselves of ignorance; the way to do this is become aware like through spiritual awareness.
Ignorance is related to the controlling ego and all of the ego’s tendencies, ignorance is also related to darkness in not being able to see and feel beyond our own ignorance, our own impeded awareness. Ignorance is also related to a lack of wisdom, not being able to acknowledge what our own knowledge is destroying and how a lack of wisdom is impeding our common sense. It makes sense why we are still warring and polluting the very thing we rely on for our own survival, we are still living in ignorance, so what are we living in ignorance of?
As mentioned, wisdom is one of these things we are ignorant too, without wisdom we are unable to use any knowledge sensibly and constructively but this is but one attribute that ignorance obscures from us. The more aware, void of the controlling factors of the ego we become, the more loving we became and the more of the light we also become. Wisdom tells us to become aware and while becoming aware we must also become unattached to the controlling factors of the ego, wisdom shows us away to become light and love instead of the darkness and chaos. One way to do this is become aware of our own ignorance first of all and how man has nearly always lived in ignorance.
Becoming aware will not automatically disperse the ego even though we are no longer ignorant but aware, are we truly aware without being aware of wisdom; we must not just be spiritually aware but spiritually wise. The only thing that can really dispel ignorance isn’t awareness or knowledge, it’s wisdom, the wisdom in knowing how to use such awareness and knowledge in the first place. Science is about awareness and knowledge but look at how science is destroying our environment, this isn’t very wise, actually it’s ignorance of the harm of such effects science endeavours has on ourselves and the environment.
How do we become wise instead of just knowledgeable? Books are a good source of showing us how to use wisdom, so many of us these days use books, not just to become knowledgeable but wise. Certain literature teaches us to be wise even though we are unaware of this however not all literature will teach us wisdom. If I was to read literature on Quantum mechanics, would I then be wise or would I just be more knowledgeable about quantum mechanics? One must take notice if certain literature is teaching us how to use this knowledge wisely not just telling us about a kind of knowledge. Man has learnt how to split the atom, has he learnt to use it wisely and constructively?
Literature doesn’t have to be just a source of knowledge but wisdom. If I read literature on someone else’s actual experiences, am I just learning knowledge or am I learning to be wise as well? I’m learning to be wise as well because I am actually reading about actual experiences, actual experiences are of wisdom. Can I gain wisdom only through knowledge? Yes but only to a degree as it’s someone else’s wisdom and knowledge, not our own. True wisdom comes about by experiencing what we have learnt ourselves through literature not just copying or mimicking someone else’s wisdom, this doesn’t mean we are not learning to be wise through other people’s experiences but to become truly wise we too need to have actual experiences for our own.
Is literature the only way to learn wisdom? Like I said, our own experiences teach us wisdom which we have learnt through literature but literature isn’t the only way to gain experiences therefore wisdom. I should also point out not everything we experience ourselves will give us wisdom, how many people go through life who haven’t learnt from their mistakes? In this case a wise person would learn from others if they are unable to learn for themselves, this can be obtained through literature, other people who have experienced similar mistakes but have learnt from them. Literature is handy but it’s not the only way to learn wisdom.
Another way to learn wisdom is by becoming connected to inner self or the universal consciousness, this of course again can be learnt through literature or through actual experiences of becoming connected. Becoming connected without learning how to do this through literature doesn’t suite everyone, in this case these people are best to learn wisdom through literature, through other people’s experiences. At times this connectedness can automatically occur through trauma of some kind or through just being lucky enough to be connected without effort and without learning such things from literature. Learning wisdom to bring us out of our ignorance and into the light of love comes in many forms for us to learn through, once we have begun to become aware and wise, through whatever means, we have begun to dispel ignorance and what ignorance has created, a controlling ego and a reality of chaos.
Awareness and wisdom quite automatically brings us love and light once we start to wisely use what we know, once in the light out of the darkness of ignorance, love becomes a natural phenomenon without effort. Awareness and wisdom quite automatically creates a reality of love and light where ignorance quite automatically creates an unwise egotistic existence shrouded in darkness and in turn creating a chaotic reality quite automatically. There is a lot to be said about love and light for they are of awareness and wisdom, awareness and wisdom instinctively creates love and light…….