The Isness of Divinity

Being There by Erich Ferdinand

There are some curious distinctions in the core values of reality. For example, being or the sense of existence. We first may recognize this as a sense of I Am. As we progress spiritually, we can settle into values of pure consciousness beyond the I-sense. There we find a sense of Amness, of our existence without personal identification. And still deeper, we can come to universal consciousness where the sense is of Isness, an impersonal but universal existence. That sense first arises when consciousness becomes aware of itself, it becomes aware of its own existence. “When existence becomes conscious, intelligence … Continue Reading…

Being Conscious

One of the defining factors of being human is our potential to reflect and embody consciousness to quite profound levels. This isn’t exclusive to humans but it might be called one of our greater potentials – to live reality right in form. Many of the things we’ve often considered “human” can also be discovered in plants and animals, although the expression varies considerably. For example, some cats are very present, some live in their own world, and some are thick as a post. Trees have senses and emotions but experience very differently. Our path isn’t about “getting enlightened.” It’s better to … Continue Reading…

I Am Not I

Among the great questions of the human heart, none is more central than the question, “Who am I?” And among the great answers of the human spirit, none is more central than the experience of “I Am.” In fact, in the course of an intensely lived human life — a normal human life filled with the search for Truth — this question and this answer eventually run parallel to each other, coming closer and closer together until the question becomes the answer and the answer becomes the question. — Jacob Needleman, from his book I Am Not I Much more … Continue Reading…