Why Prayer and Meditation Are A Search For Intelligent Life (Part 4)Published September 17, 2018
Why Prayer and Meditation Are A Search For Intelligent Life (Part 4)
Animals are awake to life and their instincts serve as their provider and protector.
Humans are also awake to life, but our animal instincts are minimal. Humans are also Aware with something that goes beyond the awake state to what we call Consciousness. Consciousness is what separates mankind from the animal kingdom.
Our Human consciousness places us on the threshold of a higher state of Being.
Consciousness is awareness by the mind of itself and the world it inhabits. The human mind being aware of itself is the key to the mystery of mankind, and the portal to Intelligent Life in the universe.
The human brain is divided into two hemispheres, the right and the left. The human mind, which is the spiritual control center for human life, is also divided into two realms. They are Reality and the Imagination. This imagination side of the human mind serves the ego. The ego, with its’ own instinct for self-preservation, governs the development of our character.
Our image loving mind controls our consciousness from our first trauma as a child. We are most comfortable when our attention is in the imaginary mind, where our personal storyteller (the voice in your head), and the critic/judge, feed the ego its secret judgments about all life situations.
The other place that our human consciousness is invited to stand is the “silent and still” mystery within us. It is the embryonic presence of the Divine. Our authentic (true) self is here, waiting to be discovered. This is why self-exploration is so important, because it leads to self-discovery.
The first light from this spiritual realm can be the beginning of our healing. This “undiscovered country” within us represents the shores of Heaven. This is why I titled my memoir Finding Heaven In The Dark. Heaven is another name for the celestial Presence of our Creator – God.
Spiritual Consciousness is the “seed” of our true self ready to commune with God, the Creator and the Intelligent Mystery we respond to with the new understanding that is developing within us.
This is the beginning of Salvation.
But Salvation from what?
Salvation from being dominated by the illusions of life generated by the Imagination Mind!
These are “mind tricks” that we are all addicted to. The mental games that get played in our heads everyday. The voice that we come to believe is our own, talking to us incessantly about our past and our future. They separate us from ourselves and each other, because they separate us from Reality (God)!
Artificial intelligence creates artificial lifestyles!
Humans are busy “doing”, but not “being”. There is a Way To Be. There is a way to live our lives in the first person, without the ego voice of judgement controlling our thoughts and emotions. Until we hunger to know why, and how to “Be Still and Know God”, we will suffer and die from willful ignorance.
Free Your Mind
& The Rest Will Follow!
To Be Continued in Part 5