Realizing the Manifest Self--the Life Force permeating our humanity--and the Unmanifest source from which it arises.
12 May 2011
Is everything directed by Consciousness and we are merely along for the ride?
Whether this is a play designed by Consciousness, or one designed by you and I consciously or unconsciously, is an open question. I am not sure there are any differences. If you are open enough, I think they are identical. That is, you become Consciousness, the witness and the actor, owning the whole process.
It is a matter of awareness of the totality of the processes, the feelings, and the projections. If you are open enough, not just focused on what you want, and truly watch and are aware of the entire spectrum of emotions and perceptions every second, then you will feel like it is you. Everything is you and in you. Otherwise, you just feel like a helpless spectator, a mere witness to all that is happening, which is a typical Advaita position. Or, you can deliberately take this witness position, just refusing to act on all the stuff that arises in your awareness.