What is awareness and what are its consequences?

Awareness is a popular notion among the alternative fringes.

But awareness of what?

Of the hidden forces behind the workings of global society, with their obvious elements of conspiracy? – yeees, this is a significant part of awareness, but probably not the most important.

The key part concerns our metaphysical vision of existence.

Which is awareness that the visible world is only a limited layer of existence, that the non visible interacts in subtle ways with the visible, that nothing in “all there is” exists as  separate from the “rest”, that nothing happens just by chance, without meaning or purpose.

Once you become very conscious – not just intellectually, but also physically, emotionally, spiritually – that the visible and invisible realms are inseparable and constantly interacting, your relationships with people, creatures and events begin to take a new dimension.

How does one reach such awareness?

There are probably as many routes to awareness as there are individuals.

As far as I am concerned, the journey started from a mainly materialist perspective. Such was the dominant thinking mode of my baby boomer’s youth marked by an almost unreserved belief in progress through science.

There was also, of course, organised religion.

Mainstream speech pretended that the two concerned totally different things and that there was no point in trying to reconcile them. Partitioning of reality into completely separate domains was (and still is) one of the principal hallmarks of Western thinking.

But today new facts are laid before us to enlarge our thinking, if we are prepared to pay attention.

On the one hand it is now pretty clear that the basic functioning of society is predatory and destructive, that it has been so for a long time, and that the process is approaching a climax with unprecedented consequences. A fundamental change of mentality and vision has become a matter of collective survival.

On the other hand the development of fundamental physics shows that science is very far from truly understanding universal reality whilst at the same time strongly suggesting that we live in a vacuum filled with energy and information. Matter is only a level of perception of flows of energy organised by information.

Furthermore, theories and models of fundamental physics play with the ideas that time might be reversible, or might only be a perception by an observer, that it is possible for an elementary particle to be present simultaneously in two different spots in the universe, and that there might be more than one universe, perhaps even an infinity of universes.

In short, it is becoming quite plain that our reasoning intellect, with our level of logic, is simply unable to grasp the infinite, eternal reality, and that all it can do is to develop fairly  simplistic models which have limited usefulness, let alone validity, and should in any case be used with the greatest humility.

Whilst such metaphysical consequences of advanced science are now being explored more thoroughly than in the days of blind narrow scientism, many are also revisiting the teachings, metaphors and symbols of ancient traditions, and experiencing the effectiveness of various practices in line with a holistic, non materialist, “energy” based approach of reality.

In fact, we are opening up again to the power of intuition, an essential natural faculty that had been atrophied in most us by the materialist belief system which Western society had imposed on almost everybody.

It is remarkable and quite exciting to note the deep convergence between advanced science, ancient traditions and contemporary non conventional practices.

That said, however, most of the time we are still stuck in our perception of reality experienced as “this” visible world, and subject to its irritating material and psychological constraints and limitations. Our consciousness appears trapped in what modern metaphysicians call “low vibration levels”.

Many people awakening to consciousness wish to free themselves from the enslavement of “low vibrations”. They try to achieve this through meditation, prayer, trance, shamanic practices or drugs. Often disappointment awaits them, and sometimes even depression.

The lesson, I believe, is that whilst life “down here” is only an experience our eternal higher self is going through, we can’t opt out of the experience. We have to go all the way to its natural end and extract the full learning it is meant to give us.

At this point, awareness has to broaden further, to encompass acceptance and trust and distance itself from ego and fear.

This is no intellectual exercise. It is a personal experience. It involves every cell in the body, every conscious thought in the mind, every emotion, desire, fear. Everything that constitutes you or me, which no science or philosophy can fully define and specify, is involved in experiencing enlarged consciousness.

In this a key notion to bear in mind is that of the continuum of existence. There are no absolute boundaries, neither in space, nor time, nor in any other conceivable dimension. Existence is oneness, infinite interactions, yet with perceptions of separate identities. It’s incomprehensible, beyond our logic. All we can do is travel as far as our logic goes, reach the brink, peer down and then jump. Trust the unknown, as the little inner voice of our intuition tells us to.

Those who dare go to the brink beyond which ordinary logic is no longer any use enter a new dance with life. The dance with the invisible Partner.

This is not faith as in organised religion where dogmas are downloaded into your mind and you are meant to sheepishly follow. This is natural connection with the invisible. The stuff of genuine mystics, shamans, healers. And these may be very ordinary people, unpretentious, definitely unpretentious.

And now a last challenging bit: evil.

Whilst the genuinely awakened people do their utmost to align their whole being on the universe’s absolute love, non judgment, compassion and harmony, it looks pretty clear that some partly aware characters opt for a “deal with the devil”. And that might be what lies behind the almost incomprehensible harshness and grotesque arrogance of today’s ruling world elite.

But this shouldn’t unduly worry the really aware. At Source, there is only pure undiluted love.

Can we be sure of that? Yes, but only once intuition has been allowed to reach a sufficient level, for this is beyond the reach of the reasoning intellect on its own.

To conclude, awareness is more than a non materialist world vision, it is a mode of thinking, feeling, acting, and interacting with every aspect of life which is totally different from the ordinary mode in today’s mainstream culture.

Fear not, observe and smile.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

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Appreciating the continuum of existence

The idea of universal oneness in which everything interacts is widely accepted among alternative thinkers. And so is the vision that the “material” world is only a perception at our ordinary level of observation.

But the wrongly named “material” world shouldn’t be dismissed altogether: it does exist even if it is not material at all. It exists in the same way that a shadow on a wall or a video on the internet exist. They have a virtual, immaterial existence. An existence that depends on the observer.

Put another way, our “material” world it is a sort of shallow end of an infinite continuum which also comprises the invisible realm. Conventional science looks at this shallow end as if it encompassed everything, which is plainly absurd. Reality is vastly bigger than the “material” world and vastly more sophisticated and subtle than the various theories and models of conventional science suggest.

Esoteric knowledge explores the invisible realm. It too puts forward theories and models. For instance the concept of subtle energy called Chi in the Chinese Tao tradition, Ki in the Japanese tradition and Ether in European esoteric tradition is a model. It is a useful model for particular purposes, such as Feng Shui or certain “energy”- based alternative therapies, in the same way that Newtonian mechanics or conventional thermodynamics are useful models for various technical applications.

Human models of representation of reality, whether pertaining to conventional science, esoteric knowledge, or metaphysics, are all fragmented and simplistic. Our reasoning intellect is simply unable to deal comprehensively with the continuum of infinite reality. Only through intuition can we can get a sense of what infinite reality must be like.

And it is of huge practical importance to develop that sense. In order to avoid being trapped in a mental cage of limiting beliefs and narrow representations. In order to stay free from mind control by unfriendly entities. Yes, observation of life strongly suggests that unfriendly entities are at work within the universal information field, and their effects are manifest in the shallow end we call the material world.

Cultivating the intuitive sense of infinite, continuous reality, in which nothing can exist on its own separated from the rest, is a key prerequisite for the liberating “let go” whereby we allow the Invisible Partner to guide us through life.

Higher guidance may at times be very down to earth and advise the use of techniques based on scientific or esoteric models, but always in a flexible way that transcends techniques, because reality is a continuum beyond the limited scope of any human technique.

Fear not, look out of the shallow end.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Are there limits to acceptance?

One of the main ideas put forward by most spirituality teachings is acceptance.

Acceptance that all is well in the universe. Acceptance of what is happening here and now. Around us, within us.

Without a deep, sincere acceptance, there cannot be peace of mind, relaxation from stress, simple joy.

So much is clear and undisputable.

On the other hand, it is equally clear and undisputable that a lot of what is going on our planet these days is profoundly shocking and “unacceptable”.

So how do we deal with that little dichotomy?

Let us first notice that the idea of complete acceptance without any qualification suits those in power. Already in the old days of dominant religion it kept the little people in total subservience.

Nowadays, teachers of personal development who only emphasise positive thinking without ever introducing lucidity about the systemic corruption of society are effectively playing in the hands of the ruling establishment.

Awakened individuals cannot just be content to sit in the lotus position all day while corporate predators, war mongers, banksters, and their pawns in government are getting away with murder.

Some kind of activism is called for.

But not the aggressive revolutionary sort. That route has been tried in the past and it failed. In fact it belongs to the same illusory realm of materialist thinking, ego and fear as the mainstream system itself.

Activism to support the change of paradigm has to be smarter. It needs to be genuine, loving and open, not manipulative, not crudely conflict oriented.

I rather like the “non comply dance” suggested by David Icke (see yesterday’s post). Joyful, cheeky, convivial and resolute.

You and I will have to find our own ways of sending positive vibes to the universe and contributing to the spiritual rise on this planet.

Which brings us back to higher guidance, to the dance with our Invisible Partner.

Fear not, stay calmly alert.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Connecting to Source

Matter doesn’t exist.

According to subatomic physics there is only energy and information. In fact energy shaped by information.

But the nature of energy itself is elusive. Physicists can’t really explain what it is. If we try to go to the bottom of things, only the existence of an infinite information field seems indisputable. An information field of amazing subtlety, logic and creativity beyond anything we can begin to imagine.

When you look around, all you see, and hear, smell, touch and taste, boils down to information processed by a chunk of software called you. A bit like when you watch a video downloaded on your PC. But the video of “reality” is in 3D with sound and special effects like sensations and emotions.

All coded in the infinite information field.

Now the point is that such seemingly abstract considerations are of considerable relevance in every aspect of your life.

Next time you take a walk, drive your car or sit on a bus, watch the scenery moving past your eyes and remember it is all empty, it is just images produced by your information processor which is directly plugged to the universal information network.

Get a deep sense of the non materiality of what you see and feel. Observe sensations in your own body. Your body cells are all empty spaces with flows of energy controlled by information of which you are mostly unaware. And nobody can define what that energy is.

Now move past the barriers limiting the intellect, let go of your obsession with reasoning and allow intuition to take over.

Immerse yourself in oneness. Be acutely present to the non material “reality” around you. Admire every detail, catch every bird song, every noise, every little breeze, every ray of light, every insect flying over, every tiny pain or pleasurable sensation. All is just information, part and parcel of an infinite ocean of information, consciousness, grace and pure love. With the unexplained mystery of what we usually call “evil”, without knowing what it is and why it exists at all.

Be intensely present to it all. Don’t separate, don’t judge, don’t even compare. Just observe, contemplate, admire. Be grateful for the magnificence. You are part of infinite consciousness.

Your role in the 3D video is no big deal. Take it with humour, grace, detachment, yet with intensity.

Once experiencing non materiality will have become a completely natural habit, your relations with your own emotions, moods, ailments, accidents and other events of life will be radically changed. Self healing will be easier. Extra sensory perceptions will be easier and no longer considered “extraordinary”. The idea of hating anybody will appear totally preposterous.

But don’t take my word for it. Test it for yourself.

Fear not, connect to the ocean of information, the ultimate Source, aka your Invisible Partner.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Reconciling positive thinking and lucidity about evil

Positive thinking is essential for healing and personal harmony.

But how do we sustain positive thoughts while some much of our world is being destroyed and society slips into insidious tyranny orchestrated by a corrupt elite?

Some people choose denial.

They focus on the positive and try to ignore the ugly side. This looks simple enough and may appear like the obvious pragmatic option.

Yet this is a dangerous delusion.

While you may (almost) succeed in consciously ignoring disturbing stuff, your unconscious isn’t fooled. Your inner self knows, and the profound dissonance between what you know inside and what you consciously pretend to ignore dramatically affects your spiritual, mental and physical health.

The better option is to be completely lucid about the dark side of life and transcend revolt and fear.

When you open your heart to your higher self connected to universal consciousness things are seen in a completely different perspective. What appears dramatic and hopeless in the closed materialist vision is looked at by the higher self as part of an experience.

Events on the planet at this historical juncture are set in the much bigger picture of the infinite, eternal field of consciousness.

This kind of thought isn’t just for the intellect. In fact detached lucidity is to be experienced through your entire being including every part of your physical body: stomach, teeth, muscles, skin …

You might call this pragmatic metaphysics.

It can be aided by techniques like meditation, yoga, etc. but these are secondary. What truly matters is the deep connection. That deep connection is the way to joy, healing and creative energy. And the way to counter disinformation, conditioning and brainwashing.

Fear not, connect and share with other souls.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Don’t panic when awakening

Reality is so totally different from the illusion created in our minds by mainstream society that you may get a shock when the wall of false beliefs begins to crack.

imagesAccelerating events suggest that most of what we have been taught since childhood is part of a global mind control effort by a cold, manipulative, unfriendly system.

A growing minority of people are beginning to grasp this.

And they are also beginning to realise that the material world is only a perception at a certain level of vibration. In a way similar to the fact that what we “see” is limited information carried by a very narrow “visible” range of electro-magnetic radiations.

Non material reality is infinitely bigger that anything appearing in the material world.

And for some reason difficult to elucidate, the material world, at least on planet earth, seems in the grip of disharmonious forces.

Which is in striking contrast to the evident harmony and benevolence of universal consciousness underpinning everything from the invisible to the material.

Becoming gradually aware of all this is like walking through a screen not knowing what to expect on the other side.

So you can forgive yourself for feeling unsettled and anxious right now.

Just accept the initial burst of anxiety, let your mind calm down and become attentive to your thoughts when you consider the world with a new mindset free of materialism (and dogmatic religion).

Once you have become even partly aware, you can’t possibly feel good at the thought of going back to your old mental cage of narrow beliefs.

Your path now is light, kindness, non judgment and love. You are in the process of letting go of ego and fear. These two are totally intertwined, to a point that someone rightly said “the ego is the frightened part of us”.

Becoming aware, you can see the global conspiracy turning into global dictatorship.

But you can also see that this terrible story is only a story. A story in the illusory pseudo reality perceived by our mind in the grip of narrow thoughts.

You can decide to generate positive thoughts that will keep you at a distance from the illusory story.

You can decide to play a positive role in the illusory story: not comply with the system, refuse to believe propaganda, refuse to have designated enemies, refuse to eat poisoned industrial food, refuse to compete rather than cooperate, refuse to subject your body and your mind to crude medical procedures, refuse to be entertained by junk media and their pervert symbols.

This is a time of reckoning.

Free yourself from cowardice, meanness and any idea of superiority or specialness. Embrace oneness and solidarity with all that exists. Dance with your Invisible Partner. It’s the only path to harmony and joy.

Fear not, and go without turning back.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Once « aware », what are we supposed to do?

First, what are we becoming aware of?

– of the glaringly evident facts that

what we see is only a perception of a minuscule fraction of what there is

each of us is an individual wave of the total eternal boundless consciousness having an experience at a certain level of, for want of a better word, “vibration”

our present experience is occurring within the story of humankind on planet earth in the 21st century where a global dictatorship is being established through mind control and manipulation of thoughts

this global dictatorship is nearing apparent triumph through cunning and at the same time collapse through its own intrinsic corruption and nastiness

our role in the story is to contribute to sanity and harmony.

OK, then what are we to do in this story reaching a dramatic climax?

– in a nutshell, radiate kindness and compassion the streetwise way.

Everything that happens in the earthly story is the result of thoughts at a deep level somewhere in the invisible field of consciousness.

Our job is to generate kind harmonious thoughts, in line with universal consciousness’ pure love.

And doing it the streetwise way means that the details of what we do are secondary.

While it is better to eat healthy organic food, to avoid drugs from Big Pharma, to avoid watching TV, to stay clear of politics, to say no to vaccination, etc, etc., it is the integrity of our thoughts and the warmth of our relationships with people, animals, plants and inanimate things that really matter.

All the useful techniques of meditation, yoga, natural healing, non violent negotiation are fine.

But in the end, we are to transcend all techniques and practices and reach connection with the pure level of vibration. Or, to put it another way, we are to completely trust our Invisible Partner.

Fear not, dare each new step in your dance with your Invisible Partner.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

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