Observing, from a detached position, the world of matter that we enter as human beings i.e. the universe or universal ‘plane’, one sees how we, as souls, create our lives and experiences. Through the law of cause and effect we constantly create our future, individually and collectively, immediate and long term, by our thoughts, actions and attitudes. This future includes our bodies, social environment, ecological environment, mental state, medical state and manner of death. Perhaps, in creating the Virtual Reality we presently create via computers we are subconsciously expressing this co-creativity through the conscious mind and technology. Virtual Reality seems almost real and technology will, no doubt, improve on this in time. We seem to experience what we create in this Virtual Reality. This is, of course, an illusion but an experience nevertheless. I am sure most of us would agree to this.
During a life, we, as a soul, experience the events that occur in the same detached manner as after the body dies despite the person feeling and experiencing these with the full impact of the senses. In this, the more detached the state of being of the soul/person (the entity) the less the experiences attach as ‘baggage’ to the subconscious to become an encumbrance later. This is because the life/lives we take on in this plane, and this plane itself, are not really what they seem; they are an illusion, or dreamlike, and not true reality. The only true reality is our state of being when we were created – our god state.
When we are dreaming, what occurs is very, very real as we all know and yet, on awakening, we dismiss the event as just a dream. However, the euphoria or horror of the dream is ‘real’ enough to remain with us for a variable period. When we are awake everything is very real too. Which is the true reality? When we leave our body our life here becomes the ‘dream’ and where we then are becomes the reality. When we reach full enlightenment, Christhood or full realisation, call it what we will, that is the only reality, and there is no dream of any sort. From our physical mindset, therefore, we create both the dream ‘reality’ and the virtual ‘reality’ with the latter more approximating the reality of former when technology is refined. In the manner in which the dream and the technologically created ‘reality’ are similar but not the same so is the similarity between “life in the physical” and our existence when not in the physical.
In constantly creating our future we create, as part of that future, the state of the health of our bodies. This happens through our attachment to our experiences in life, and the greater the attachment the greater the effect on the body. In other words, the more the ‘baggage’ the more the adverse effect on the health of the body and the mind, and it must be remembered that this ‘baggage’ may come from more than one life. ‘Baggage’ is attached to the mind that is not an integral part of the Self but only something acquired along the way, and the mind, from the Thought Field, through the Life Field creates the dis-ease in the latter, which in turn creates disease, and illness in the physical body. Conversely, altering the state of the mind by getting rid of ‘baggage’ and not taking on more, by being non-attached, dis-ease and its consequences cease to be. Of course, total detachment, total subduing of the mind, results in full enlightenment and, when we achieve this the necessity to enter this plane no longer exists.
Faced with any situation in life we are presented with options, from these options, depending on our attitudes and thoughts, we make a choice; if this choice creates stress this stress creates one or more of the following: a reduction in the efficiency of the immune system, headaches, muscular tension resulting in pain, digestive problems and so on. The possibilities are endless. Similarly, hate, sustained anger, an imbalance between work, relaxation and play etc. adversely affect mind and body. To further illustrate the point of creating our own future we can take the simple situation where we, say, slap someone and get slapped in return; or where deforestation is followed by floods and landslides. This is ‘instant karma’ and, perhaps more easily understood than effects that take longer to manifest. The active principle is the same.
Sitting at the couch thinking about the way life has progressed for me, I sometimes feel curious to know more about life : the problems that one faces and the right way to tackle them. At that moment, I make it a point to seek for these and many more answers regarding life. But then I am not too sure about the steps I should take to achieve the target. Moments come and go. I spend days and nights thinking about what should I do to take even a sneak peak at these answers. Then, one fine evening I come across a line that gives me most of the answers that I need. 😀 It says,
“Realisation is Revelation – It is as if the dust and debris of time are swept away and the shining truth is revealed.What is ‘seen’ , ‘known’ , ‘identified with’ in a transcendent state cannot adequately be conveyed by the written or spoken word.”
Now most of us would feel as if what this has to do with the thoughts that come into our minds. We feel so beacuse we have not yet realized what games our mind plays with us! 🙂 Let me show you how it does so. There is something called “Illusion” that is the driving force behined the course of events. But how it affects what we think? The answer is that we think what illusions make us think!
Don’t agree with me? Try this – If we are shown a green leaf and asked what its colour is, we will reply that it is green. However, it is not green. It only appears to be green because it absorbs all but that part of the light spectrum that makes green, and that is the part that is reflected to our eyes. A beautiful butterfly wing is not beautiful at all; it only looks that way because the tiny scales on the wings are angled in different ways to create different colours. Likewise, materials we take to be solid are not solid – glass flows slowly in response to gravity, the hardest diamond has space between its atoms and molecules; and energy particles are passing right through all seemingly solid bodies, including our own. Nothing is as it appears! 🙂
Because of the creative ability that we the humans are blessed with, we think we have entered in this world and so we become attatched to the pleasures it gives but with this there also comes the pain(the opposite of pleasure in case you didn’t know :P) because of the fundamental law that every action in this world has an equal and opposite reaction. Thus, we only think that we are here but actually we are just standing outside looking at what is happening. just like dreams as they appear real to us when we are dreaming. 🙂
As humans what we should strive to realize that everything is impermanent here. Everything we see, we hear, we possess , our thoughts! [This is the game our mind plays with us by creating thoughts and we begin to create a world around the thoughts! 😉 Isn’t so? :)] and most importantly our body and our soul! (Yes our soul too. So this puts an end to the accusation that soul never dies or changes! It does change due to the experience and the choices it makes.) So, the only thing that is permanent is the identity itself. It is like a water droplet touched to a vast drop, it merges completely yet retains its identity. That is our true state of being. 🙂