Suspension … to believe or not.

I’ve followed the science track for investigating consciousness for most of my life. I’ve met and had lengthy conversations with some very interesting people along the way, some of them quite renowned. What I continue to see in the extrapolations of science is an explanation/observation of phenomena and not the bridging of worlds. The latter, from the perspective of an experiencer, is the most important.

A phenomenon is most often a mental distraction, like the smoke and mirrors to hide the trickery of a magician. Our vision is clouded by the preoccupation with the external; what we can determine is real with our five senses. For an increasing number, the internal senses are becoming their guide in both personal and professional realms. From that internal perspective, the recognition of ‘connection’ to a much larger reality is quite obvious.

Living this new awareness, what we call spirituality, reveals a connection to everything, a confluence of body, mind and spirit. To remain a distant viewer only continues the tendency to sleep with one eye open. To those of us who have bridged worlds, we don’t have to wonder. We have a deep sense of knowing ‘what is.’

To the experiencer, though, the balance comes through suspension of belief systems. Why? Because ‘truth’ is meant to be tested, even according to the great gurus, minds, mystics, prophets and sages throughout history. Ultimately, the universe has no secrets when one learns how to ask the right questions and simply observes without preconception.

When one can learn to be in the present moment without attachments to the past or future, the perception of a holistic reality begins to emerge. The notion of duality may even disappear, revealing more questions.  A recent opportunity to speak at an International Association of Near-Death Studies annual conference will offer some intelligent and insightful reflections from other experiencers and researchers alike.

Balance, in this way, means one is positioned to perceive rather than project a belief system onto an experience in order to try and make sense out of it. This is one of the most challenging practices of one who seeks truth, a reality of one consciousness that permeates all life on earth and beyond. To find this consciousness at any point in our lives is empowering, but the maturity garnered to find the balance often happens much later in life.

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