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Consciousness

May 2013

 

 

 

What is 'Consciousness'? Is it our focus or attention?

Consciousness is also termed - 'spirit', soul, ego, spark, energy or life-force, but for the purpose of this blog, I will refer to it as 'consciousness'.

Upon death the body decays and returns to the earth, but what happens to our 'consciousness'? Where does it go?

Does it peeter out like a battery that runs out of energy?

Does it merge with a stronger energy source?

Does it wander about - lost in a whirlpool of past memories and fears?

In the Bhagavad Gita As-It-Is, Sri Lord Krsna said:
BG 2:12
" Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be."
The above verse tells me that our Souls ( or consciousness) - those minuscule specks of energy, have always been around, and that these souls shall continue to live in the future. In other words, they never peeter out like a battery does.

Many religious and spiritual orders believe in a higher or larger source other than our own life energy, and there are different names for this larger energy source - The Light, The Source, The Well, Heaven etc.

In light of the above then (ha - pardon the pun), it would make perfect sense that our minuscule specks of energy would be drawn to a larger or higher source - like a moth to a flame. But just like the moth, we must be careful not to get burnt or eaten alive in our attempts.

What if we don't see The Light? What if we missed the boat at the moment of our death? Will our consciousness wander through life time upon life time of past memories and fears?

The Psychedelic Experience says that that is exactly what will happen, and from my own experience, I concur. According to this amazingly insightful eBook, If you don't recognize the Primary Clear Light, you may still have a chance to recognize the Secondary Clear Light, which can also lead you to liberation.

If you don't recognize the Secondary Clear Light, then you will wander through the Bardo's (there are three in total - the first being the Primary and Secondary Clear Light above), until you are reborn into another body and life and according to The Tibetan Book of the Dead (from which The Psychedelic Experience is derived), it takes 49 days for our consciousness to go through the Bardos to birth. During this time, the deceased person has this manual read to them for the duration by their Spiritual Master or someone whom the deceased person trusts, if a Spiritual Master is not available.

And so life and death repeat itself until such time as we are able to not only recognize the Primary Clear Light above at the moment of our death, but we will merge and become one with it.

Peace and Light

Amelia Robinson

www.myspiritualuniverse.com




















IChing - Censorship (Darkening of the Light)
IChing - Great Power
IChing - Meditation
IChing - Meditation2
IChing - Obstacles
IChing - The Source (The Well)


About Amelia Robinson

Amelia Robinson

I am the second eldest of five (all girls), and spent most of my growing years on an Orchard, where my father worked. Religion and Spirituality was talked about and sometimes followed, but not persistently. I always felt alone and try as I might, could never seem to find a relationship where I could give my love completely and not get hurt, until I had my children. My aunty once told me that I brought my kids up right because they love and that was the highest compliment anyone could say to me. Still floundering from relationship to relationship in search of 'true love', it wasn't until quite recently that I finally stumbled upon it - love for myself - in all its entirety ... more

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