Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Collective Ego State of Consciousness – Transcending the Layers of Consciousness – Precarious Times ... or the Pure Light of Consciousness Revealing and Purifying the Delusion by Katie Davis, Author, “Awake Joy”

By simply stopping, truly being still ... as you are ... and through earnest Self-inquiry, it is realized that you are not the ego state of consciousness. The ego is that sense of “me” that is the mind-made self. It is the self-limiting belief that my identity is only the physical body that was born and will surely die. The ego is the idea of “me and mine” and is the sufferer.

In this mis-identification, the ego experiences separation not only from the divine, but also from all that it sees and experiences. Not realizing that the ego-body is an object appearing within consciousness, this false identity then attempts to have successful relationships with so called other separated objects. True relationship based on separation is not likely possible. Object to object relationships are generally unhappy, whether conscious of the fact or not, because they are based on the illusion of separation, lack and limitation.

The nature of ego is under constant anxiety to acquire or under regular threat ... so rejects ... in order to escape who or what it fears. In fact, desire (greed, sexual obsession and pseudo-power) and fear (all forms of lack and fear of death) are all good names for the ego state of consciousness.

Separation and its delusion of time are the sources of all psychological suffering. 

The separation and suffering are not in the world. They only seem to exist, within the shadowy abyss of separation, “between” (duality) the Ultimate Reality that you genuinely are and the false idea of being a tiny fraction of the whole. As a powerless, fictitious fraction, the ego strives to complete itself through some other. This abyss is the pain gap that unconsciously operates within, until it is made conscious. That pain gap is the result of fearing the imagined or through false assumption, both without direct investigation. 

The truth of the matter is that ignorance does not exist. There is mostly inattention.

When the ego is in conflict, the egoic mind assists the emotional spin. In direct observation, it may be observed that the state of the egoic mind is directly related to emotional states. In fact, emotional states are caused by the delusion of time, egoic thinking and its judgments.

Then, the whirlpool of negative thinking gains forces and so do the emotions, until finally the collective ego state of consciousness takes over. The negative, collective emotional states are completely out of proportion to the actual events that the ego is experiencing in the life situation. Collectively, anger and frustration become rage; sadness becomes misery, despair, helplessness and hopelessness; fear becomes terror.

Through self-observation and Self-inquiry, the ego may be finally transcended. That is, the false identification with the ego is realized. 

There is now this sense that there is no one here to suffer and yet suffering circumstances continue within the world of form. We could consider the daytime dream of form to be a perfect mirror of the collective ego state of consciousness that still remains uninvestigated within you.

The invitation today is to continue the Self-inquiry and observation to realize the delusion of all collective pain. 

We could consider all anger to be one deep wave length; call it “universal anger;” even for the delusion that it genuinely is. Deeper than this collective anger, we realize the collective pool of sadness. Deeper still, there is an ocean of fear that is the fear of all humanity as one collective fear. In the collective psyche, anger protects the sadness, which in turn protects the fear. 

Are you ready and willing to investigate and to realize the deepest fears of the collective psyche?

After all, you are the pure light of consciousness. 

Darkness cannot prevail in the light … just as the rising sun extinguishes the night.

The witnessing consciousness is still a reflected light of the pure light of consciousness. 

Some are fooled that the witness is the Ultimate Reality, since the perfume of being-consciousness-bliss is so beautifully at the forefront. Yet there is this sense of going “around and around” between either formlessness (essence) … or … the world of form. We could call this altered state of consciousness as being “between two worlds.” 

This persistent sense of duality is perpetuated by the witness itself. The resolution is earnest Self-inquiry into the witness.

When complete detachment is realized, the ego is completely dissolved. This detachment is both profound and completely radical. 

Yet, within the “objective void” that may appear as darkness or nothingness, the collective pain has not yet been consciously freed, so duality persists. 

It may seem that the witness is formlessness, however it is not. The witness is a subject and as such, it remains a reference point and a sutble form of the intellect. 

This subject-witness and its reference point will spontaneously surrender through earnest inquiry.

As far as the world of form, we are indeed in the most precarious times. In fact, we are running out of “time.” 

It could be the end of the world … or ... the end of the world as we have previously known it. 

I have realized that there is no objective, separate world. 

All is pure consciousness appearing as world. 

Pure consciousness is sacred, deep peace and radiant love … whether with form or without.

As form, there is no guarantee that the world will make it. 

Nonetheless, there is never a loss as consciousness. 

You are the answering. Are you willing to put distractions aside and earnestly inquire?

Sri Ramana Maharshi:

“Your own Self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”

For those who are ready, it is also a good time to open up those meditation eyes, so that there is clarity, acceptance and response for family and relations on the level of form. Response is not reaction. Reaction successfully fuels the negativity of ego, as well as the collective ego state of consciousness.

For those who have been through the awakening from the ego, it has been seen that the life situation falls apart somewhat … or completely … in order to make way for the new. 

In my book that was written back in 2004 and then published in 2008, I spoke about the awakening of the collective ego state of consciousness and its effect within the world of form; collective structures that no longer serve the greater, divine and natural good … fall apart in the same manner.

All that has not yet been investigated within, both “individually” and “collectively,” is currently displaying right before you. 

For those who are ready to investigate and realize the true nature of the objective void of collective consciousness, I offer a quote from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj:
"Within the immensity of space floats a tiny atom of consciousness and in it the entire universe is contained." -Talk 55 ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

You are never an object. You are always that which is looking. That which is looking is what transcends the layers of consciousness: first as the person, then as the self-observer, then as the pure witness and finally the realization of the Absolute.

In “relation” to the world, I am Pure Beingness. 

In “relation” to Pure Consciousness, I am Pure Awareness. 

I am the Absolute that makes all possible. 

Only I stand alone. 

I am beyond consciousness and yet inseparable. 

Consciousness is my tremendous and unlimited power and while my power is dependent on me, it is inseparable. 

I am beyond all and All; beyond existence and nonexistence.

In closing, the fire of Truth is currently exposing the false so rapidly in the world of form; most definitely a quickening. 

These truly are amazing times!

Within form, the awakening to the false collective structures is critical now and an important first step. Yet, as long as you think you are in the world, rather than the world appearing within you, you are of little help. 

The world stage of false collective structures is a reflection of the false altered states within.

Self-realization of who you already are is essential.

You are the very light of consciousness that burns all altered states into the radiant love that you already are.

Below is a video found on YouTube. It is not the actual album "Precarious Times" by Deva Premal, but rather apparently, the same mantras offered to a Heart friend. 

Deva Premal: 

"I hope they inspire you and enhance your life as they have mine. As my good friend Sharon Gannon says, 'The power is in the repetition.'" With love, Deva

Mantras For Precarious Times is offered as a guide for daily meditation and includes seven mantras chosen specifically to support us in these challenging times.

Deva chants each mantra 108 times, according to classic Vedic tradition, for a mantra meditation practice, and each mantra has a special focus:

Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha (Removing of Obstacles);
Om Shanti Om (Peace);
Om Shree Dhanvantre Namaha (Healing);
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya (Liberation);
Om Radha Krishnaya Namaha (Joy & Bliss);
Om Shreem Mahalakshmiyei Namaha (Abundance);
Om Kama Pujitayei Namaha (Sacred Love Making).

01 Om Gum Ganapatayer Namaha 8:07
02 Om Shanti Om 3:50 ( at 8:07)
03 Om Shree Dhanvantre Namaha 8:26 ( at 11:52)
04 Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya 9:23 (at 20:20)
05 Om Radha Krishnaya Namaha 8:06 (at 29:40)
06 Om Shreem Mahalakshmiyei Namaha 8:08 (at 37:48)
07 Om Kama Pujitayei Namaha 7:23 (at 45:47)

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Cathy Ginter said...

Wow, Katie... I truly love this: "The truth of the matter is that ignorance does not exist. There is mostly inattention." ~ very sweet offering revealing our innocence... thank you... all Love ~

Katie Davis, Author, Awake Joy said...

Thank you for visiting, Cathy, and for sharing in the manner that you have.

"A Message from Heaven" that you wrote on your blog was simply beautiful!

All Love ~ Katie