“A mystic sees beyond the illusion of separateness into the intricate web of life in which all things are expressions of a single Whole. You can call this web ‘God, the Tao, Nature, the Great Spirit, the Infinite Mystery, Mother or Father,’ (B. Fuller often called it “UNIVERSE.”) but it can be known only as Love…” – Joan Borysenko
Clearly I’m often on the same wave-length as the Tao & Zen folks as this was today’s post. That’s likely why I follow them, as I do with Nassim Haramein who evidently shares my love for Albert Einstein, Buckminster Fuller, Nikola Tesla, and science in general.
Or occasionally I will share an Eckhart Tolle utterance (even if I can only aspire to that level of higher awareness). Today’s is: “You forgive yourself by realizing that nobody can act beyond their level of consciousness.” – Eckhart Tolle
But overall for MY part, I just want to reassure readers out there that there really are people in this world who share your views who are unity-focused and ‘higher-consciousness’ centered.
With the Joan Borysenko’s quote above I’m trying to remember what of hers I’ve actually read. Likely it was Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, or 7 Paths to God; or an audio recording from a few years back when they (and she) were more popular.
But each author or online poster that I mentioned here offers their personal take on these same subjects of how we are intricately interconnected by that unfathomable web of consciousness that we all share. And Borysenko goes a bit further in her quote declaring that interconnecting WEB to be “LOVE.”
‘That’s nice,’ you might say. ‘Sort of sappy nice.’
Well actually she’s probably right to some extent because that feeling of LOVE is a particularly high level of electro-magnetic, light-wave frequency. Tracking brainwave patterns can reveal what are called ‘Bliss States’ –or Delta Brain Waves for meditators. “Delta waves are high amplitude neural oscillations with a frequency between 0.5 and 4 hertz. Delta waves, like other brain waves, can be recorded with electroencephalography (EEG) and are usually associated with the deep stage 3 of NREM sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep (SWS), and aid in characterizing the depth of sleep.” (wiki)
Delta Waves are also associated with Bliss States or Ecstasy States.
It is also believed by devout meditators who can actually reach those more-advanced brain-wave states while awake, that they are called the ‘UNION with Grand Consciousness’ connection—the ONENESS connection. It’s when they can actually tap into God-consciousness and survive to attempt to describe it to others.
The name ‘YOGA’ means ‘UNION,’ so it’s not surprising that many of the greatest yogi adepts were said to have direct connection into the highest consciousness possible that our human bodies can physically handle without frying our brains and neural networks. (Think I’m kidding? Read Gopi Krishna’s Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man where he describes what happens when you have a sudden ‘Kundalini Awakening’ and think/feel like you’ve completely lost your mind.)
Short quote from his wiki bio:
“The illumination grew brighter and brighter, the roaring louder, I experienced a rocking sensation and then felt myself slipping out of my body, entirely enveloped in a halo of light…I felt the point of consciousness that was myself growing wider, surrounded by waves of light…I was now all consciousness, without any outline, without any idea of a corporeal appendage, without any feeling or sensation coming from the senses, immersed in a sea of light simultaneously conscious and aware of every point, spread out, as it were, in all directions without any barrier or material obstruction…bathed in light and in a state of exaltation and happiness impossible to describe.”
His biographer recalls: “By his own account, Gopi Krishna’s initial experience triggered a transformative process that lasted for twelve years. During this time, the sensations of light, splendor and joy alternated with – and were often completely overshadowed by – sensations of fire, unbearable heat and bleak depression”
So as one who has personally ‘been there, done that’ with my own Kundalini Awakening, I offer this as a cautionary tale to others: That who we appear to be on the surface, cannot fathom the depths of our actual potential; and the people who we are capable of evolving into in the near future, is far more limitless than we can even imagine.
So you can believe in LOVE as the Unifying Force of Consciousness—the sappy version of LOVE or the ecstatic, bliss-state, brainwave frequency of LOVE; and you won’t be wrong in doing so.