Pathway to Observer-ship


pexels-photo-106132.jpeg We are conscious beings. We are conscious of mind, we are conscious of emotion, we are conscious of physicality, we are conscious of the world around us. But, “How conscious are we?” We are so tied up with the senses that all we are conscious of is what relates to the senses. And for some of us, it is more difficult to be conscious of our own thoughts as separate from who we really are. In other words, we are our thoughts. We pride ourselves in how we think. For some of us, it is our emotion; we are emotional. We say we are emotional, and we pride ourselves by the emotions we produce. And for some of us, it is the physicality; we take pride as we identify with our physicality. So the consciousness is very much identified with mind, with emotion, with physical body, with intentions, and that is how we largely define ourselves.

But can we go a step further to define ourselves not by any of these, but by That which is the source of all of these? The invitation then is to come to a deeper place inside where you can really experience consciousness as separate from the phenomenon, from the other; One without a second.

Consciousness is totally involved in the creation, immanent, and totally transcendental, beyond – and the same is reflected within our being. There is transcendence within us and there is immanence within us.

Initially, when you begin to observe when you are doing something, you may think that you do not enjoy it with the excitement as when you totally identify with it. But the more conscious you become and the more you centre in that transcendental space, and really knowing it, and realizing its nature, then you do not lose it when you identify. That is the place of enlightenment; to be in that transcendental consciousness and never lose it, even in the fullness of engagement.

Sri Vasudeva Day 3 Forty days 2017. For full talk go to www. blue-star.org

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Equality in the Inner Space


wooden_wheel_194628.jpg               We tend to think in terms of spatial existence and linearity: that one thing is here and then it is displaced, so another one takes its place, there is a linear distance between them. 

But let us consider for a moment, a wheel. Can you observe that in a wheel there is a part that doesn’t move at all? It is changeless, it is fixed,  while every other part is moving. For that wheel to function, the hub or the centre of the wheel, has to stay in connection with all the outer parts for it to operate as one unit. But in that hub there is a changeless nature. The hub is centred and everything spins around it. Now that hub does not have a linear existence. It is always in the same place and it is supporting every part of the wheel. In fact every part of the wheel is connected to that hub. 

Now, which part is unimportant? Every part of the wheel is like a link in a chain so every part is essential. If we were to compare that to the components on the inner field – intellect, ego, vitality, emotion, body – they are all connected to the same Source! Every one of them! Where does the intellect get its power from? Where does the emotion get its power from? Where does the body get its power from, as a unit, every cell, every atom? You will see that every one of these components are fed from that hub, that we call “the Source of consciousness,” or “the Source.”

So no one is superior to the other, they all have a connection to the Source, and what is required is for each one to realize how important the other is, not thinking one is higher, one is lower, no hierarchy. It’s like the wheel. How can you have hierarchy in a circle? If you have a meeting and everybody is in a circle, who is at the head? When you have a rectangular table, you have a head and you have a tail, as it were, but in a round setting, each is a head.

So if you were to look at this inner play field, each one is important! Without the body, without emotions, without the intellect, we don’t have a perfect team. And so do not think in terms of linearity, do not think in terms of spatial existence, but think, “When my intellect comes in, it is coming from the Source. When my emotions come in, they are coming from the Source. When my body is featured, it exists in the Source. When my vitality comes in, it is coming from the Source. When my ego comes in, it comes from the Source.” And the Source is the changeless consciousness. Sri Vasudeva