As I wrote about back on Melting the Body, the process of purification and clarity moves from our becoming a good reflector of consciousness into the mind, senses, emotions, then physical body.
Enlightenment is just the beginning. As that awakening becomes more embodied, the laws of nature that create the appearance of this physical form are also awakened. They then shift from having a fixed, rigid role to becoming more fluid.
Apparently, Sri Aurobindo spoke of waking the bodies cells. I suspect he was referring to the same thing.
While they still sustain this body, those devata (laws of … Continue Reading…
There is irony in the modern idea that consciousness is an accidental side effect of brain complexity.
Actually, it’s the other way around. The impression we are a body comes from identification with the appearance of it. We could refer to the body as a side effect of the dynamics of consciousness.
Our first liberation in Self Realization is liberation from that identification with the body-mind, with the idea of a local me.
The second liberation is that of the heart and senses in God Consciousness.
The third liberation in Unity is a deeper freedom from the local … Continue Reading…
I’ve spoken a fair bit about the dynamics of consciousness and the Shiva and Shakti or male and female aspects of unfolding enlightenment.
But as I’ve also frequently described, self-aware consciousness has 3 aspects – the observer, the process of observation and the object. There is a third aspect. From a somewhat Christian perspective, we might say father, mother, and child. R. Buckminster Fuller spoke of action, reaction, and resultant.
The third aspect here is the effect or consequence. The consequence of the interaction of Shiva and Shakti is creation. … Continue Reading…