I am starting to learn the concept of how our bodies and our entire outward reality exists within our consciousness. I first got an idea of this listening to a Frank Kinslow meditation.
He gets you to imagine your awareness expanding outside your body. As he says "Your awareness was always there, your just becoming aware of it, like the overcoat you forgot you were wearing" :)
I suppose this explains how our Outward reality reflects our Inner state of mind.
So if our awareness is unbounded then where is, or is there any separation between our Awareness and someone else's. Is it just our minds that gives us this illusion of seperation?
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor had a stroke which shut down her entire left brain. In her description of her experience, she felt her awareness expand infinitely- she saw the molecules of the shower wall blend with the molecules of her arm, for example. You can see her speak here.
Dr. Taylor's experience pretty much proves that it is our left brain, as Fairy Princess commented, that makes the separation for us. By meditating, we can expand our awareness beyond the norm to go out further and further. Some people actually leave their bodies (I did as a child). It is a wonderful feeling!
A quote from Dr. Taylor:
"I am the life-force power of the universe. I am the life-force power of the 50 trillion beautiful molecular geniuses that make up my form, at one with all that is.” (Jill Bolte Taylor)
So yes, I think there are no boundaries except those created by our brains.
Fairy Princess nailed this on the head.
I know someone that had his daughter sit down at a keyboard, he said lets try an experiment. He imagined her playing the keyboard like she was a pro. She was playing like she was a pro as he imagined the notes and her hands moving. This didn't last long because she got scared and didn't like it.
Here is the rub of this we are all renegade on our own with no controller but ourselves even though we are all one. Now this leaves everyone of us open to be controlled from someone more aware. I will give two examples that have happened to me.
One time I ordered a drink at a restaurant and changed my mind right after I ordered it saying oh I should have ordered this instead! I was like I ordered a soda and I thought I wanted to order an iced tea. She brought me over an iced tea, like that was what I had ordered in the first place! She heard my thoughts or my thoughts controlled her. I didn't do this on purpose but it happened, I was amazed!
Another time I was at a store and there was something behind the counter I wanted to see. The girl was working and when she got done she turned around and grabbed what I was going to ask her to see and handed it to me! I was again surprised! I said nothing and yet she acted like I had said I wanted to see that game behind her. There were plenty of games behind her she could have picked anyone but she picked the exact one I wanted.
There is what we call All that is. Everything is vibration, so All that is, is vibration. From the perspective of All that is, there is stillness. Like when you are in a car that is going fast, you can toss a ball up and it moves with the car like it wasn't moving through space. All that is contains All that was and All that ever will be, not separately, but one All that is/was and ever will be. Those are vibrations made up of vibrations made up of vibrations made up of vibrations and the further we go, the denser the vibrations and the more solid the 'realm' and the more individual the vibrations become.
Our left brain is what allows us to experience individuality and separation and time/space, linear processing. The right brain is what allows us to experience All that is, here Now, everything at the same time, everything is connected, Oneness. So being Centered is when we are here Now and experiencing life as an indivual and as one with All that is. Then we are in harmony with ourselves and our environment.
I read somewhere that the left brain controls the right side of the body and the right brain controls the left side of the brain. So if one wanted to access their right brain to experience All that is/was /ever will be (maybe time travel?), they would use their left side or turn their head to the left. I should experiment with that. Turn my head to the left and ask a question or something, maybe use THT or something. I just was experimenting with the turning part, and it seems, I am more comfortable turning to the right to think. But anyway, experimenting with accessing the right brain for experiencing All that is and unbounded Awareness. Or maybe THT does the trick of connecting the two sides, like a key to unbounded Awareness. I mean, if we reach that stillness, we must have reached the plane where All that is exists, because that is where we won't feel it. That is where the Nothingness is perceived.
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answered 16 Sep '12, 19:34
I had an interesting experience in a store parking lot the other day. I had just parked my car, when somethin really funny occured to me, that made me want to laugh out loud. When I got out of the car, there was man who'd parked next to me who was just coming back to his car, and caught my eye. I was careful to keep my face straight, because I was alone, and didn't want him to think I was laughing at him or something.
It was strange, because he gave me a warm smile like we'd shared a private joke, and he looked like he was trying very hard not to laugh out loud himself! It was odd, and neither of us could wipe the smiles off our faces, until we were out of eachother's sight. Just one of those interesting moments that feeling of shared connection, with a stranger.
answered 03 Oct '12, 09:46
This is a fascinating conversation to me. I love everyone's answers. I have an experiment I have been trying that kinda deals with this same thing. When you go into a daze and are imagining or day dreaming. You go into an alternate state of mind sometimes. Does anyone have any thoughts on this also pertaining to using the left side or right side of brain at this time?
answered 03 Nov '12, 22:40
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