Monday, 2 February 2015
Written by Mathew Naismith
Spiritual awareness to me is about becoming aware outside set doctrines and ideological concepts, in other words breaking down these boundaries we have set ourselves too. Spiritual awareness isn’t about being spiritual in oneself, this would encompass us to live and let live, be and let be within one’s own space. Spiritual awareness is also more about active intentions than passive intentions; this means it’s more about change on a collective scale instead of only on an individual scale.
Being spiritual in oneself is fine even though it’s more about the individual than the collective; it’s about being able to be in one’s own space in any circumstance, this is fine but I can’t see everyone becoming spiritual in oneself. If everyone could or wanted to become spiritual in oneself, this would dramatically change the way the collective exists but that is unlikely to happen for many reasons, completely letting go of the ego is one reason and living in a totally passive way is another reason. How many people could actually live without intentions and letting life just be?
To me a person being spiritual in oneself is about the soul not the human self, the human self is but a tool, a vessel that the soul uses to be expressive of consciousness itself. Spiritual awareness is more about the human self while being aware of the soul; it’s more conducive to the human self which positions the human self before the soul. You might think this sounds egotistical but it’s not, it’s of the ego but it’s not egotistical. Egotism is more about the ego being in control where’s being just expressive of the ego is creative, one can be quite destructive and the other quite constructive.
Being spiritual in oneself doesn’t allow us to be as expressive of consciousness, mainly because it’s very passive, it has very few intentions, you need intentions to be expressive of consciousness and the more intentions we have, the more expressive of this consciousness we are going to be, this is actually why I think most souls have created such a reality like this one for. Realities like this one wouldn’t and couldn’t exist unless souls have a need to be expressive of such consciousness, it’s not humans that have created such realities but souls.
To a person being spiritual in oneself, the human self is but a tool for the soul to use to create such realities through human intentions, this shouldn’t be confused with the soul’s intentions, it’s the human intentions that have created this reality but it’s the soul that allows the human self to create such realities. You can’t create such realities without intentions and the more intentions we have, the more likely the human self is going to become egotistical. The soul is using human intentions to create such realities so it’s not really the human self who is actually creating such realities.
Human intentions have created egotism not the soul, this has allowed the soul to become even more expressive of consciousness through giving the human self free reign to do as it likes, this is where spiritual awareness comes into it. Spiritual awareness allows us to become aware of egotism which allows us to reign in the use of egotism; this in turn allows us to be intentional without the threat of our own egos taking total control of our existence.
Can we be as intentional as we like without the threat of being totally controlled by egotism?
Spiritual awareness actually gives us this opportunity; it can literally balance out the ego giving us a far less chaotic destructive existence while even being of active intentions, it’s certainly could be world changing.
Being aware of the controlling factors of the ego isn’t going to do this on it’s own, we need something to actually balance out this ego, this is where being aware of the difference between being spiritual in oneself and being spiritually aware is important. To balance out our intentions, and in turn balance out the ego, I feel we need to know about ourselves being spiritual in oneself, we are all spiritual in oneself, the inner temple, but we often lose ourselves within our intentions which often leads to the ego taking more control, so how do we avoid this?
Active intentions in particular is about a past and a future, it’s not about living in the present moment, it’s this being in the present moment that balances out intentions and the ego, this makes being in the present moment important to us if we don’t want the ego being in total control of our existence. You could say it’s a balance between active and passive intentions that balance out the ego; however, this is going to be hard to do if we have always been about active intentions, most people in the world are about active intentions.
Being spiritually aware gives us the understanding of what types of intentions actually create thus allowing us to balance out our existence. I love being within my passive intentions, my own space, this allows me to balance out my active intentions and ego.
I have a need (feeling) to share the following, obviously some people will get something out of it and after all it’s about being aware.
Extract: Hello, and thanks for visiting this blog. Here, you’ll find articles and discussions related to a new paradigm in human consciousness in understanding, and in this introductory writing, I’ll give my perspective on this paradigm.
On a lot of spiritual and alternative news blogs, you’ll hear talk about a ‘new paradigm’ – a standard of living that’s outside of the confines of our social norms.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Written by Mathew Naismith
I think it’s important to be personally aware of the way we use spirituality either it be passive, active or both, why is this so important to become aware of this? Confusion for starters, you can’t use passive and active intention at the same exact time and when we do, it causes all sorts of confusion. You can however use passive intentions immediately after using active intentions or visa-versa. The bellow information will help with this confusion in regard to the difference between active and passive spirituality.
Extract: While some people continue to experience spiritual awareness passively, it makes more sense to actively pursue spiritual growth.
Meditation, Prayer, Visualization, Stretching, Yoga, Dreamwork is supposed to be about active intentions where passive intentions is more about just letting our spirituality just flow brought about by our daily experiences with few intentions. It’s not quite correct that these practices only denote active intentions, visualising for example can come to anyone at any time, I’ve experienced this many times myself. Within this we have no intentions there for it’s not an active intention; it’s not about active spirituality but passive spirituality.
Active spirituality has more to do with forcing an experience rather than going along with the experiences in our daily lives. Another thing to consider is, what experiences we have in our daily lives is more to do with a need rather than a desire, living for a need is all about passive spirituality, this is saying that active spirituality is more to do with desire than a need.
I don’t think we experience anything by chance, everything that happens within our lives happens for a purpose, forcing such experiences to occur only goes along with what man has done right throughout history, forcing our intentions on all around us which has only created a lot of chaos and destruction. Man’s intentions have always been about desire, is that the way we want to continue?
Let’s look at sages, shamans and Buddha and Jesus, did and do they not use active spirituality to become aware and well connected to their inner selves? There is one fundamental difference between sages, shamans and Buddha, Jesus; yes they all allowed their daily experiences to determine their intentions, this denotes passive intentions, but sages and shamans and alike also induce these experiences through various practices, Jesus and Buddha had no such intentions I feel.
Buddha and Jesus, especially Buddha who we know often meditated, to us obviously used active spirituality by using such practices like mediation, this is a clear indication of active spiritualty but that isn’t so.
I and many other people like me can go into a daydream state at any time and at times this can lead to a deep mediative state, this is accomplished without any intentions what so ever, some people can just go straight into a deep meditative state by just going with the flow of their environment. This can eventually be accomplished through active intentions but what I am saying is, Buddha and Jesus didn’t have to use active intentions and I don’t think they needed too from the very start. What they did is allow their environment, without being in judgement of, to determine their states of consciousness quite automatically.
It’s not just about being one with yourself but one with all that is around you no matter what it is without judgement. A lot of people have a hard enough time becoming one with themselves, becoming one with our entire environment that we ourselves are experiencing seems utterly daunting and unachievable but it’s not, Jesus and Buddha are good example of this.
Everything that you experience in your life has the capacity to teach you to become aware through passive spirituality like it did for Jesus and Buddha, yes active intentions can and do work but active intentions have a down side to it, it’s not going with the flow of life and it’s about a desire not a need. Ask yourself, did Buddha and Jesus live their lives on desires? You could say they desired to help others but it was more of a need than a desire, the need of the collective.
I’m not sure to this day why we are not listening to the greatest spiritual teachers of all times, is it primarily to do with the ego, seen as to desire is of the ego, or is it we relate these great teachers to a religion? It would seem our disdain for religion and our egos are holding us back big time; to be anything like Jesus or Buddha, we need to go beyond our own personal desires as did Jesus and Buddha.
If you dropped your intentions and judgement, you will find you will automatically go into meditative states without any intentions, this is our natural state, believe it or not I feel it’s not natural for us to have intentions, yes it seems natural for our human selves to have intentions but it’s not for our inner selves, our Jesus and Buddha selves.
To accomplish our desires and even our needs we need intentions or do we??? We have lived under intentions for so long we have no idea how to exist without intentions; I think this is quite amusing.
Do I live without intentions? No, I’m actually going with the flow but I am aware of what our intentions have created and keep on creating. I have actually stopped myself from going into deep meditative states, this was my intention brought on by my present environment which is all about intentions. My intentions is to not go into deep meditative states which other people have the intention to go into, it’s still intentions either way. So in all that is what most of us are doing, we are going with the flow, however, this flow is becoming increasingly destructive only because we are now unaware of how to exist without intentions. We are not living within our environment but have intentions of what our environment should be, this isn’t going with the flow of our natural environment but against it.
How do we stop being so much about intentions? This is simple, just be, in every moment you get think of just being, yes this is still expressing passive intentions but it’s not about desire but a need. Just being within the present moment without intentions and judgement is quite uplifting and a very passive way to become one with all of what is, eventually you will just automatically be within the present moment at any time. Yes humanly you will still be expressive of intentions but within yourself, in your own space, you will have lost your intentions, you would have found out how to exist without intentions.
Sunday, 4 January 2015
Written by Mathew Naismith
As you will notice in this post, there is a big difference between passive and active intentions, there’s quite a noticeable difference of consensus of being passive to being active within our intentions within spirituality, should or shouldn’t we be passive within our intentions while becoming spiritually aware?
I did something quite different with this post, I usually just allow my writing to flow without prior knowledge of what I’m going to write about, I don’t usually research up on material , prior to writing ,because I don’t usually know what the topic is really going to be about, this post was different. My little voice said, “You need to research this first to give a more humanly balanced view”, I can certainly see why now, the consensus between various people within spiritually is quite different in relation to using active and passive intentions.
The bellow information should give a good understanding of the different views on using passive or active intentions while becoming spiritually aware; it’s truly up to the individual how one wants to become aware. This post however is about passive intentions; I will therefore state why passive intentions to me seem a much wiser way to go while becoming spiritually aware.
Extract: We can create intentions for our life, for chapters of our life and for small segments of our life.
We can create intentions for our day, for the next hour, for the week, for a project, for an endeavor or activity. When we create intention, our thinking process is taking charge of the direction of our energy and events fall into place to support that intention. Without intention, we become passive victims of other's intentions. In fact, "no intention" does not really exist. When there is no conscious intention, we default to the unconscious intention to "experience a random life, carried by the currents that others have set in motion."
Extract: Take a back seat. Just watch your life, your energy, your body… then follow the subtle hints and currents, coming from the core of your being. Let the subtle pressure from your inner depths move first, and follow softly, attentively, spontaneously. In this way – stay content. Let your spirit be the horse, and both the mind and the body – the carriage. Surrender the responsibility of living to your higher self and discover the room and freedom that this affords.
Active intention certainly gives us more control and power and certainly lessons the influence of other people’s intention upon us without a doubt; there is however a slight draw back to becoming aware in this way. The religious Dark Ages came about through the exact same way and we know how destructive this age became.
There was an active intention to spread the word of God, to do this they needed to take control which empowered them to be firmly and decisively become active within their intentions. We could say that the new age spirituality today isn’t like this within it’s active intentions, it’s just about self-improvement. The religious Dark Ages were also about self-improvement through the word of God, what is happening in particular in the Middle East at present? Religious extremists are using active intentions to empower themselves for self-improvement.
Another reason why I don’t think active intentions belong in spirituality is to do with the push and pull effect, endlessly pulling something in to push something away causing us a never ending cycle of cause and effect. Active intentions are decisive, they have a preconceived view, this to me isn’t going with the flow but very much against it.
We don’t get this with passive intentions because there is no decisiveness within our actions, actually there is very little action. I think the last link explains how passive intentions actually work unlike the first two links. I should say at this point that there is more info on the net to becoming active within our intentions than passive within our intentions; this I believe is because we are living in a very active time period, to do anything we need to be decisive. This I believe is influencing us to become more decisively active within our intentions instead of becoming passive within our intentions.
To me spirituality isn’t about decisive perceptions of intentions, it’s about sitting in the back seat and becoming the observer and going with the flow not against it.
The most memorable life changing experiences I have had have been through just going with the flow, not having any preconceived ideas through active intentions. By doing this we can experience things we couldn’t even imagine however, through preconceived active intentions we will only experience what we expect to experience nothing more unless our guides somehow manage to influence us through these preconceived ideas of ours.
My wife is a good example of this. My wife at one time had really serious back pain; she was in traction in hospital, at her worst point she had a vivid vision of herself falling down inside a pyramid and all she did to arrest the fall was to grasp on the sides of the pyramid. When she did this the sides of the pyramid tore, it was made of paper, as soon as the paper tore a bright light shone in on her and all of a sudden she felt instant physical relief. You could say the doctors gave her something strong to relieve the pain but that wasn’t the case, all she had at that stage was Panadol and muscle relaxants.
This experience was quite life changing for my wife, she had no preconceived ideas of intentions, if she did; my wife might have kept falling.
Physical pain can actually stop us from having any preconceived ideas of intentions; it’s like focusing on one point, like our breathing for example while going into meditation, we actually lose our intentions not gain them within this focus. Yes we have an intention to focus while going into a meditative state but it’s very passive.
I can certainly see why so many people are into active intentions but I can also see why so many are into passive intentions as well. For me it’s passive intentions, mainly because I don’t think active intentions belong within spirituality for the reasons already given, active intentions are too preconceived and controlling for me, I just love going within the flow instead of against it.