So..What Are We?
We are nothing short of amazing. One only needs to watch the birth of a human being (or any creature actually), to realize we’re witnessing a miracle.
But, there’s a much bigger picture. All existence is perfectly balanced. For every positive, there’s a negative, for every end there’s a beginning. And everything, every creature, every human being, is an integral part of all existence.
So, everyone regardless of whether we’re aware or not, is essential to keep existence in balance. Simply put, if you don’t exist, nothing exists.
I know that’s hard to fathom, but not if you realize you’ve always been and always will be. Not in the present form because the present form is not really you. We’re taught we are created in God’s image, but we interpret that to mean our human form. Once we understand it’s the spiritual form, things make a lot more sense. Our body is simply a temporary place of residence. It is not us, no more than our clothes are us.
We know energy is never destroyed, but rather it just changes form. We are a pristine and divine form of energy (soul), with a purpose which can not be fully understood by the human mind. That’s always been the burning question, why are we here? What is the point? It is doubtful we’ll ever understand “the big picture” as human beings. Our creator is no doubt, operating on a substantially higher level than we are, so that’s where faith comes in. We can only believe and accept there is truly a divine reason beyond our wildest imagination.
We need to ask ourselves; why do we love, care for others, have empathy, feel emptiness when a loved one is away? That’s not coming from our minds, it’s coming from our soul. There is no logical reason for us to have those feelings. In fact, they could be considered unnecessary and even detrimental with regard to our own survival. Yet people give their lives in order to save another. People give their own food, clothing, money to help others. We cry when a loved one passes. None of which is logical, but that’s not what we are. We are spiritual souls blessed to be able experience the wonder of our creator’s gifts, in his image. We are miracles!
We look at the universe and all creation through a filtered and limiting lens. We can’t imagine infinity; how can the universe go on forever? Surely it has to stop somewhere because everything else we see in life has an end. But, we also can’t imagine the universe coming to an end, like there’s some kind of gigantic wall painted black with a sign that reads “Stop, You’ve Reached the End”
Einstein said “the only thing inconceivable about infinity is that it’s conceivable”!
We came into this life alone and we’ll leave this life alone. So, we tend to believe we’re insignificant as we try to relate to the enormity and complexity of it all.
As we become older, the more we feel like we’re small, minute blips in the grand scheme of things. We look at the oceans, the stars and think “how can we matter? Again, that’s our human mind’s limitations of understanding, not reality.
Just because we don’t “get it” doesn’t mean we’re insignificant, it just means we’re not equipped to understand it in our human form.
Then we have those that think they can explain it!
There are many notable astro-physics types who insist that science can explain creation.
Before Big-Bang, there was nothing. Not even space. There is no such thing as space without matter.
So, how can you start with nothing and create something? You can’t even bake a cake without any ingredients, let alone create the universe. These scientists try to weasel around that fact by saying there were sub-atomic building blocks that somehow led to creation. Unfortunately, they have no explanation of where those “building blocks” came from. What created them?
So, there’s no doubt we’re talking about an unfathomable miracle. And yet, here we are, part of it. Let that sink in for a moment.
Do You Still feel insignificant?
Without understanding what we are, we struggle to grasp the spiritual aspect of our lives. Some seek the answers in religion, or for some, believe we’re just the result of a series of cosmic accidents.
Again, the limiting filter blinds us from the truth. We are not just a bag of skin filled with bones, organs and an ego trying to connect with some spiritual entity for enlightenment. Instead, we’re actually spiritual beings having a human experience. Once we understand that, and embrace the concept, we begin to realize we need only to look within for the answers we seek. Our spirit (soul) is all knowing (remember..created in God’s image). The key is getting past our limiting thoughts and in tune with our soul.
Having studied religions in many cultures, it is apparent that it’s up to the individual to find the one that best suits their earthly needs as well as provide spiritual guidance. But often we feel the need to get closer to our creator directly. Our creator communicates in a spiritual language. It is not encumbered by the differences in human language or dialects. It is very much like a radio station with a specific frequency. We can’t tune in by dialing around using our mind without first getting our mind clear of earthly concerns. That’s where mediation and other methods come in. More about that in future posts.
If you’ve ever witnessed the death of a human being, you can see the very moment their soul leaves their body. It’s without a doubt a profound, yet often a painful thing to see. But, we should be comforted knowing it’s actually no more than the true being simply leaving their temporary place of residence. Their spirit (soul) is alive and well and nothing has changed other than their body (which was not really them) no longer provides their soul’s place amongst us.
The very fact that we seek spiritual understanding is proof itself we are indeed spiritual beings. If not, there is no logical sense we’d ever give it a moment’s thought. No other creature is sitting around pondering why it exists, or where it came from, and what happens after it dies.
We are walking, talking miracles. We inherently knew that when we were children, and we haven’t changed. We are what we are, regardless of what we choose to believe.
It comes down to how we see ourselves. Do we take off the blinders and see the truth, or do we let our conditioning filter blind us such that we believe we’re nothing more than a minute blip with little to no significance.
What we are is not the same as who we are. So..who are we?
We are the sum total result of our past.
Our past determines how we think, act, our beliefs and our personalities. We are literally living in the past, which is in a sense preventing us from living in the now or properly even envisioning our future.
And, there’s another, much larger problem. Our memories of past events were recorded in our subconscious via our senses, such as hearing, sight, smell, and touch. In some cases, the event evokes feelings in our bodies which makes a significant difference in how we remember it. Those very senses invariably are subject to problems, poor sight conditions, poor hearing conditions, etc. The subconscious does it’s best to patch all the input pieces together and call it good. But, it rarely is a true representation of what actually occurred.
And, it get’s worse!
Our memory fades over time. Every time we revisit a memory it changes from it’s original form due to the fact that the subconscious can’t recall all the details and circumstances that formed the memory in the first place. As the memory changes, it becomes a new benchmark. It is in effect a revised, new memory. When revisit it again over time, it changes again, over and over until it’s a far cry from the original memory.
And, all of this is happening in our subconscious mind, without us being aware of it.
This is why eyewitness testimony is so flawed. Multiple tests, run on large numbers of people, all witnessing the same, staged event, provided insights into just how flawed our memories can be. Several test subjects stated they should never be allowed to testify in any court case as witnesses based on their own self-revelation. Few agreed on any of the details, and many remembered things that didn’t even happen. Worse yet, when some of the participants heard other’s recollections, they changed their own thinking “that’s right, now I remember”.
When called back after a few months, every test subject had a new, revised memory of the event. All got critical parts of the event completely wrong. Yet, all believed they were clearly remembering everything just as they did the first time they were asked to recall what happened.
So..what does all this mean?
We are living our lives based on the memories from our past (which have been revised throughout the years) and are, for the most part.. wrong!
That’s right, we’re living in the past, which isn’t even real. It’s a hacked up, heavily distorted, revamped (mostly incorrect) recording which has little or no semblance of reality.
What memories mean are only what meaning we give them! They are certainly not as reliable as we once thought.
Now that we have a better understanding of what we are and who we are, the question is, where do we go from here? We can’t change what we are, that’s a given, but who we are can be changed..and for the better. The Next Part in the series “How to Live Your Dream Life” is where we’ll delve into re-wiring and re-programming the subconscious.