To understand CONSCiOUSNESS one must distinguish the difference between belief and knowledge and there is NOTHiNG more humbling than admitting that I KNOW NOTHiNG.
REALiTY is subjective and is therefore based solely on perception and interpretation. Technically there is no such thing as objectivity, because EVERYTHiNG is relative to the observer. It’s true that collectively we can objectify “things” insofar as we can agree on labels, but the meaning behind the label always remains subjective.
Science endeavours to creates a taxonomy of our shared REALiTY, by creating categories that we can use to classify “things”, but this all falls down when we enter the realm of CONSCiOUSNESS, because what is CONSCiOUSNESS?
We all have it and by the definition of being CONSCiOUS of SOMETHiNG, CONSCiOUSNESS must exist in all “things” that we are CONSCiOUS of. Science cannot prove it’s existence, only theorise as to how awareness manifests within the confines of the brain. Similarly quantum physicists can theorise on a “GOD” particle, but as of yet, cannot prove its existence. What if CONSCiOUSNESS is the elusive “GOD” particle and therefore can never be found, because the moment you place your CONSCiOUSNESS over there, in that moment, it no longer exists over here.
To understand the quantum paradox, you must place yourself in the moment. In the moment there is no time. In the moment you never experience the past or the future, only the present. Paradoxically the moment seems to not exist, yet it is also persistent and eternal. The quantum paradox is based on the wave/particle duality of light, that light is both a wave and a particle. In the moment this makes complete sense, because it is both. However, when you add in the construct of time, which also by definition requires the addiction of a space within time, the possibility of light being both a wave and a particle collapses and we experience either a wave or a particle, depending on the CONSCiOUS choice we have made as to how we will observe the wave/particle.
This is where the logic of “I KNOW NOTHiNG. I NOW KNOW SOMETHiNG” comes into play, because there is a whole world of difference between knowing and believing. You may believe in time, but you have never actually experienced time because you (CONSCiOUSNESS) are always in the moment. You may enter into EGOiC thought about the past or the future, and therefore perceive psychological time, but CONSCiOUSNESS is still present, in the moment, witnessing that thought.
We are tricked into believing that time exists because each moment is different to the last. We have invented clock time, so we perceive time passing as we stare at a clock, but again, CONSCiOUSNESS is only ever present in the moment. CONSCiOUSNESS does not differentiate between a second, a minute, an hour or a day because these things don’t actually exist. They are mental constructs that help us make sense of REALiTY, but they are not real, they are based on a belief system.
A belief is always EGOiC because it is not grounded in REALiTY, whereas knowledge emanates from CONSCiOUSNESS. The closer you are to knowledge, the closer you are to REALiTY and thus the closer you are to ENLiGHTENMENT.
ENLiGHTENMENT is not religious, it is spiritual and must be experienced in order to fully comprehend the meaning the word embodies. In an ENLiGHTENED state, the EGO is silent, which can feel very disconcerting, as if we have become disconnected from something, but this is REALiTY experienced without the filter of the EGO. This is raw CONSCiOUSNESS and in that moment, CONSCiOUSNESS becomes a shared experienced, which is where we get the phrase “spiritual oneness” or (((SHARE)D) CONSCiOUSNESS) from.
In an ENLiGHTENED state there is no we, you, me or I, there is only the “i”, the authentic or invisible self, the witness or the watcher. Time no longer has any meaning and there is an understanding that “i” am both the observer and the observed, the wave and the particle.
To reach an ENLiGHTENED state it is important to question everything, because ultimately REALiTY and CONSCiOUSNESS are a paradox. Finding your paradox will enable CONSCiOUSNESS to break through the confines of the EGO and experience REALiTY as you have never done so before.
There are three stages to becoming ENLiGHTENED…
Stage 1 is the EGO
Stage 2 is becoming CONSCiOUS
Stage 3 is entering an ENLiGHTENED state…