How to describe the indescribable? The great teachers have said it best. Buddha has called it the “no-thing” and Jesus stated, “It’s the peace within.” Super consciousness is the opposite of the unconscious. Isn’t unconsciousness when you’ve had your lights knocked out and you have to go to the hospital? Not really. But yes, your inner light is turned off. Let me explain.
An unconscious person learns from an early age that when their parents call their name, it is “I”. That child then grows a bit more and receives things which are “mine.” The child then learns whether it is a girl or a boy and thus becomes identified with the roles of the society and culture in which it finds himself or herself. Every child has been raised this way. We are all in an unconscious state for the majority of our lives. This is the collective unconsciousness of society.
It is only by coincidence that a person becomes awakened at a youthful age or is able to remember who his or her inner self is. The majority of society set the norms to follow and decide what role you are to play in their grand scheme. Unwittingly, your parents played right along, found out your skills and talents and educated you in the most prestigious field that you could fit into for your life’s work. When a child is creative: artistic, or musically inclined, parents don’t understand that their child is already awakening and try to squash their yearnings towards creativity. They tell you that you will starve as an artist. Musicians never make a decent living… etc.
These special children have connected to their deeper selves and have a knowing about what is. They may not understand how to fit in with everyone else’s charade, but they see the charade for what it truly is: a false image.
The structure is enormous. From the government, to corporations, institutions such as schools, there is no escaping the lie. Every person has a false self referred to as the Ego. This monster inside everyone is a master of deception and is out to protect its own interests. It is a major leech and it has taken over your mind. It is the constant flow of thought in your mind. It is usually negative. It dwells in the past and harps on hurts and suffering. It has now created you, instead of you having control over it. You are identified as the work you do, not for the true person that you are. It has the fear that when you find it out, that you will kill it; therefore, it seeks to protect itself in any way or means possible.
When a person lets down their guard and stops looking over their shoulder, they can just be in the moment. This beingness is your true identity. It is the sense that all is well and at peace. It is a blending or merging with the natural world. There is an essence that is in every living form and we connect with it. All life is important. The natural world is a happy place, full of joy. When we are totally awakened to our higher consciousness, we are then in a state of bliss. The Ego constantly keeps you in a state of stress. The hurry and multi-tasking skills were perfected by the Ego to ensure that it wouldn’t be found out. With all the events people have on their personal calendars, there is no time left to relax or play.
Playing like a child – pretending – is another way into the state of no-thing. When we begin to utilize our imaginations, the Ego has to step aside. It has no base to come from. The Ego can only work from what is in your memory. It doesn’t believe what you are pretending to do and it begins to lose some of its power over you.
Many artists when they are in the throws of creating will state that they began with an idea, but as the project progressed it seemed to take on a life all its own: one better than I had imagined. This is the super conscious at work. With music, it is in the pauses between the notes when the true genius of the selection is realized. Genius is another name for the God-mind or super conscious.
Julia Cameron, in The Artist’s Way, gives suggestions to creative minds to unblock by writing out three pages of random thoughts. This is one way to clear your mind and begin to recognize that you are not your thoughts.
Dr. Wayne Dyer talks in his books about getting into “ the Gap.” He says this place is between your thoughts. Echart Tolle also states a similar idea in his book, The Power of Now, when he recalls his spiritual awakening one night and realizing that there was two of himself. He wondered which was real. Then he fell asleep. When he woke the next morning, his whole world changed, literally. He was aware of life in everything. His ego self was gone. He followed his heart, changed his outer circumstances and proceeded to write about his experiences and teach others what life is all about: evolving.
Through the process of evolution, species have jumped to a higher state of being when there was a need to leave behind what there was. The ocean was teaming with water beings. It got too crowded, so one species began exploring the edge and learned to breath air and grow legs to walk on the land. Plants made room for flowers. Flowers enlightened many humans who were drawn to them and fascinated by them. Jesus taught us to learn how to live by observing the flowers. “The lilies of the field are clothed more beautifully than you. They don’t work or toil.” It was said that the Buddha gave a silent sermon by gazing at a lotus flower. Humans have been increasingly drawn to flowers. Artists, musicians, poets and mystics find inspiration through them. The flower has played an integral part in the evolution of our consciousness.
Super consciousness is the state of being One with everything. It is the cessation of the thinking mind. The Ego no longer exists in the person. Direction on how to live comes through our hearts, not our minds. Our whole focus is redirected and there comes the urge to be kind and loving to every living being. Through the super conscious person love flows out into the world and heals the broken places. When more people are sick and tired of being sick and tired, they will choose to evolve. It is the solution to all our collective suffering.
Jill Marie Langdon is a freelance writer, fine artist, and a studio teacher on the practice of "letting do," where her students learn the Tao of painting in the Mid-Coast Maine area. Inspired by flowers and beauty in general, her works can be seen at: www.wix.com/jill_marie/artscape_studios