I heard someone say today that they only believe what they can take in through their senses. I laughed at the absurdity of it. The physical experience is such a small part of what is. But believe would be the right word. We could say we see what we believe, thus we believe what we see. (laughs) The story is self-reinforcing.
I’ve spoken before about how our purpose here is to experience our life in our own unique way. A different perspective for Self to know Itself more deeply. But it’s not just about your experience. We’re not in this alone. In fact, we could say there’s a whole gang involved. Every aspect of your existence is being experienced.
The One is experiencing Itself through you in an astonishing variety of ways. Not just through our senses, thoughts, consciousness, sub-consciousness, and so forth. But in EVERYTHING that happens. Everything in the body, emotions, mind, soul, and environment.
Each blood platelet moving through your veins, each cell in your body, the wind in the trees outside, the movement of the speaker, the beat of your heart, the light in the room, that impression that flitted by but didn’t register consciously. Everything is happening in and of consciousness, ergo it is ALL conscious.
While not everything is individually conscious, it is ALL conscious in the One. Everything. And there are a surprising number of “individuals” at play. As I’ve mentioned before, everything that’s happening is being done.
Think about that for a moment. You are only able to put your attention on one thing at a time. Everything else is largely filtered out. Imagine experiencing everything happening. Experiencing all bodily functions. Consciously noticing every single thought and emotion. Noticing every nuance of awareness and perspective as it shifts and settles. Of course, we’d be saturated. But what about everything happening in the room? The electricity in the wall, the processing in the computer, the appliances, the pipes, the insects. And what about all the bacteria? And what about outside. The plants and trees and what they are experiencing. (plants are conscious) The movement of the air and clouds. The traffic. The stuff in the ground. Whatever’s in the scope of your awareness.
Now, add in all the experiences of everyone else. Add in all of the experiences of everyone in all of time. And we’re still just in the “everyone” that you might be vaguely aware of. What about other resolutions of existence? What about the rest of the universe? What about the other universes? What about other creations?
Can you experience all of it, now? We might say this would give you a vague idea of Gods perspective.
That’s what being really conscious is. 😉