Tuesday, 22 November 2016
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.......
Written by Mathew Naismith
We will certainly find ourselves in a different reality than what we are presently experiencing collectedly at times, this shows in the different ways we respond to various situation in our lives. We tend to behave differently at times to situations that others around us also experience, this can feel isolating and alienating. Our response can also be misinterpreted by other people around us, most often in relation to their own responses, their perceptions have to be also of ours!!
We also need to be aware that other people's perceptions are not going to be ours either. It's obvious that we can exist in a different reality while experiencing the same collective reality, this is likened to that we have our own personal path to follow while experiencing the same collective human journey.
It's quite understandable that life, while experiencing quite a different path to the human journey, will become daunting to us at times. We will at times be subject to unjust ridicule and abuse, this is inevitable. It's like living as a Christian in an extremist Islamic region of the world, and yes, it can be this daunting at times, actually, for some people it can indeed be this frightening and isolating/alienating.
We can ourselves also become extreme within our judgment of other people following the human journey itself, just because our path might not be of the human journey, doesn't mean the human journey being followed by the mass is wrong or incorrect. We must remember, we are the one's deviating from the collective human journey, within this action, we should expect to be abused and ridiculed. However, the collective human journey is not fixated to a certain journey and yes, everyone has a right to influence what path this collective human journey takes.
Individually, I've been abused and ridiculed, at times to the extreme, not just by strangers or friends, colleagues and acquaintances, but by family in particular only because I have chosen to follow a different path on my journey. Because I can instantly separate myself from other people's path's, including family members paths, I'm often labelled hateful and spiteful only because I no longer feel at home intermingled within their paths. My whole journey became a completely different path to theirs. You can actually liken this to a spiritualist who goes out to find their inner truer self, they most often separate themselves from friends and family. Within certain cultures in the world, this is accepted, in other cultures it's not.
I can be very close to people and instantly severe this closeness when my own path beckons me to. Yes, I have emotionally hurt certain people by being able to instantly separate myself from their present path, this is by no way intentional. I must, as we all should, follow our own path, this at times isn't always accepted by some people around us. This can't be helped when being true to yourself and following your own path and not being of someone else's path. My families path in particular became no longer of my own path, this was evident in the obvious difference between our paths. The difference between our paths became more and more evident as time went by, I was no longer comfortable or felt at home within their path for various reasons.
As they have become hateful or intolerant of me, I was also supposed to be of them, they perceived that I too was of their path still so I had to hate them but of course that couldn't be further from the truth. I simply no longer had no similarity with my families path, we were obviously going in quite different directions. When I instantly make a decision to separate myself from a path I no longer associate with, there is no malice or hate involved, it's a simple decision to separate myself from a path that no longer belongs as a part of my path. My journey has become indifferent to the collective human journey, it's this simple but it is then easy to judge how wrong or negative the human collective journey is, this of course isn't the case.
Each journey has it's own paths to follow, as of each and every path, the journey itself has a reason to exist, it's worthy to the souls experiencing a particular journey, maybe not to us any more but it is to them.
This will no doubt seem cold hearted to some people, I can emotionally detach myself from anyone not of my path no matter who they are. I am not permanently fixated to anything through emotions, of course at times separation can be emotionally draining and upsetting for me, after all, separating oneself from someone's path isn't easy, especially when a lot of emotions are involved. As I become more of my primary self, truer inner self, I will indeed feel I no longer relate to a reality, a human journey, that is more of a secondary existence, an existence that is of anything but of it's truer being.
A secondary existence is all about motions. Our hair grows so we have to cut it, we get dirty so we have to wash, we go to work to earn money to survive in a world based purely on motion. A primary existence is anything but of this kind of motion, there is no need of motion to exist. Motion doesn't determine if something exists or not, motion, which all secondary existences are based on, only refers to expressions of motionlessness, motionlessness being of a primary existence. Basically, motions refer to an expression or movement of our motionless primary existence.
The reason why our truer being is associated with our primary existence, has to do with motion itself, as soon as our primary existence is expressed as motion in a secondary existence, these expressions become distorted. The reason for this lies entirely on that motion is created by an ignorance, to one degree or another, of our primary existence. How much motion today are we creating or expressing and how fast is time now seemingly going for us? Now how destructive have we become? Destruction relates directly to motion and how fast motion or time seems to be going, for an example, is a car going slow going to cause more damage when it crashes than going fast? Any energy going fast will cause more damage to anything in it's path than energy going at a slower pace.
Meditating is a prime example of how to slow down our own energy flows. When we meditate, we become more of our primary self, numerous other spiritual practices do the same. In a reality primarily of secondary existence (motion), a balance of our other existence, the primary existence, is wise, especially when a secondary existence becomes overly destructive, especially onto itself.
Primary Existence = motionlessness + slow or sedate energy flows
Secondary Existence = motion + fast or chaotic energy flows
There is a distinct difference between writing
from experience, and writing from the knowledge of experience.
Wisdom is gained from direct experiences, not knowledge from experiences!!
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Written by Mathew Naismith
I had a personal good friend of mine read my latest post on primary existence and envelopment, my friend was confused in exactly what I meant in relation to a primary existence. I will within this post explain what I mean about primary existence in a different format as below.
Primary Existence = God, zero point, nothingness, oneness, truer self, Tao, higher self + egoless + undivided
Secondary Existence = Soul consciousness (reality), human consciousness (reality) + ego + divided
Primary Existence: It would seem strange to a lot of people that I made reference here to a primary existence in relation to, for example, a Christian God and a Buddhist principle of nothingness. It is most likely that people from each of these ideologies, would state there is nothing in common with a God and nothingness. To a Buddhist, the representation of a God is ego, nothingness is egoless, consequently, a Christian might state that God is nothingness, how in this case can the perception of God and nothingness relate to a primary existence but they do?
Primary existence relates to our whole self before it's divided into secondary existences, each soul has it's own path so therefore is divided by individual paths. This division relates to secondary existences, actually, the motion of dividing automatically creates secondary existences. Basically, a primary existence is an existence that is undivided, it's all of everything or nothing of anything.
The relation to everything, as a perception of God or oneness for example, in a primary existence denotes an undivided existence, a whole or collective that is undivided. God represents everything therefore is undivided within itself. This is the same with nothingness, there is no division in nothingness. The Tao is exactly the same, there is no division, it's all and nothing, not all or nothing.
This is how we perceive, we perceive through the ego so it has to be one or the other. The ego in control can only comprehend anything if it's one or the other, so to the ego, everything can't be the same as nothing, even though everything and nothing represent an undivided existence. Of course to various ideologies, it has to be one or the other, everything being of the ego, nothing being of egoless in some cases.
The division or difference between Christianity and Buddhism for example, is an obvious illusion brought on by perceiving through the ego self for only the ego itself will divide. Christianity makes reference to a God, an undivided existence, Buddhism makes reference to nothingness, again an undivided existence. What about nothingness not even being an existence!! Only an ego in control would argue what is and isn't determined to be an existence or not, so I'm not going down this path to try to find a division for obvious reasons, I will leave this to the secondary existence ego control mind to sort this out. Of course it never truly will because all it would be doing is chasing it own tail to judging what is and isn't real, an illusion.
Being that the secondary existences are ego based, but not necessarily egotistical based, the secondary perception is focused on division, this of course stands to reason because ego and souls represent division. Basically, anything that is obvious within it's division, is ego based, this in turn creates an ego based perceptions of divisions, not wholeness or oneness unlike a primary existence. The primary existence mind focuses on wholeness and oneness of everything as well as nothing, there are no divisions between one or the other, actually, there is no one or the other, just wholeness, oneness.
Yes, everything and nothing are exactly the same thing, it's just in a secondary existence mind, there has to be division, one or the other...!!
Primary Existence = (and)
Secondary Existence = (or)
Progressions: We might now think that there is a huge difference (division) between primary and secondary existences, they are obvious within their differences as I have clearly pointed out.
There is only a perceived difference, a division, in a secondary existence. When observing from a primary perspective, there are no divisions, only progressions. The secondary existence mind always puts limitations on everything, there has to be a division between one and the other, not a progression void of divisions and this is the point. How often do we focus on division instead of progressions void of actual divisions? There is an endless progression between primary and secondary existences, this motion is infinite. The motion between primary and secondary existences have always existed, what hasn't always existed is what these motion between the two existences create. The universe and human consciousness are prime examples of what this motion physically creates which are of course finite in nature.
Primary Existence= motionlessness + non-creative + infinite
Secondary Existence = motion + creative + finite
The perception of the Tao or the perception of God, actually relate to both the primary and secondary existences as being a whole, basically, the perception of God represents primary and secondary existences. As I have displayed earlier on, that God is of primary existence and not of secondary existence isn't quite correct, the perception of God relates directly to oneness, a whole. This means the perception of God relates to both primary and secondary existences. You can now see how Christians have the idea that God created everything and rightfully so in my mind.
Primary Existence = God + non-creative
Secondary Existence = God + creative
This is how we create in our own right while existing in a secondary existence, only in a secondary existence can creation begin, and yes, end. The strange thing in all this is, neither the secondary or primary is above or higher in stature than other, only an ego in control would be able to perceive this in this way, in other words, divide......!!