Announcing the 7 part series: Who Are We?
Contemplation 1: Who are we?
More of us are beginning to contemplate the truth behind who we are, as human beings, living on this planet Earth, this star of so much suffering. Why do we feel so different from others? Why are we surrounded by so much violence, when all we seek is love? Is there anything we can do to shift this atmosphere of fear, defensiveness, retaliation, and combativeness? Are we alone?
The world we imagine and hope for seems impossible when we look outside of ourselves. Perceiving what is out there, we see ourselves as small and insignificant compared to the vastness of our world, its anxious and angry people, and the planetary changes we watch helplessly unfold. But, when we peer closer to our inner world, the one in here, we discover the miraculous power that we wield.
For nearer to the truth of who we are, we are boundless energy, limitless and infinite, a nonlocal and holographic mind embedded within the nonlocal and holographic multi-verse, that is our home and source. This is the conception that we are challenged to embrace by our pioneering scientists who persevere in bringing us a more accurate picture of our place in this cosmos. And this is the conception that we will explore in this new series of posts called Who Are We?
No longer can we delude ourselves with the notion that our universe was created randomly, as elegantly argued by researcher and professor Gary E. Schwartz. No longer are physicists at the edge using the word uni-verse. Instead, they are proposing multi-dimensional worlds, a multi-verse, filled with strings and notes, woven in and out of time and space. A tapestry of sound and consciousness creating the fabric of our world.
In jetting our mental conceptions from uni-verse to multi-verse, we may be on the brink of scientific detection for the way the Word, Divine thought and sound, was used to create our material planet by way of a grand symphony. And, it is as if this symphonic orchestra is itself an infinitely imbedded hologram. A multi-faceted jewel within jewel, forever projecting itself through diverse halls of mirrored sound and image, that we perceive as time and space. For in a hologram, the blueprint for the whole is reflected and imaged within each part. It is in this way that the many are created in the image of the One. Directing this harmony of sound and image is the Divine Composer. Indeed the Great Mystery, as Native Americans so aptly call the unified creative life force that permeates, synthesizes and orchestrates all of nature.
To my knowledge, it was physicist David Bohm who first described the universe as a hologram, while neuroscientist Karl Pibram confirmed that the human brain works as a holographic processor. According to Michael Talbot, author of the Holographic Universe, the 3-D projected image of Princess Leia in the film Star Wars was the holographic technology that inspired the holographic theory to explain the anomolies revealed in quantum physics and many psi phenomena.
As we continue to investigate the mysteries of ourselves, leading quantum physicists beg us to consider that each of us is a composer, whose consciousness or mind collides with the collective holographic Mind beyond time and space to create our physical world. Far from impotent, it seems we are powerful beyond our wildest of imaginings.
First copyrighted 9/14/2010 by Valerie Varan.
Contemplation 2: The effect of the parts on the whole
This is a series entitled The Nature of Our Being. It is a spiritual psychology Q & A, with answers to 12 fundamental questions about the nature of our being.
Question 1: Who Am “I”?
I am a drop of consciousness emerging from an ocean of consciousness.
And yet I am the ocean of consciousness from which my atoms and cells themselves emerge as individualized drops of consciousness.
Drops within drops within drops, I am an infinite array of consciousness.
Hologram within hologram within hologram, I am conscious being, life and love itself.
Question 2: What is consciousness, simply put?
Consciousness as a whole is the entire ocean of all energy waves that have reached some damp sand or rocky shore.
Consciousness is the arrayed field of energy waves that whirl information into structured form.
Analyzing our dreams can reveal much about our thoughts and emotions that are buried deeply below the surface. As I discuss more under Soul Work Dream Interpretation, and in my book Living in a Quantum Reality, dreams can be communications from Spirit or loved ones, or mental representations of a chatty mind. They may be memories of astral travels or of other incarnations. Most often, they mirror to us the fears we hold about a lacking self. There are assorted styles of dream analysis. My style is a synergistic blend inspired by various disciplines from Jungian psychology to spiritual teachings, along with remote viewing and other psychic research. Though informed by the archetypes of the collective unconscious, I ultimately believe that each of us tends to dream in symbols personal to us.
The types of dreams we experience reflect our reach in spiritual growth. For example, only those few who have developed their perceptual capabilities beyond the material realms will likely remember astral travels. Yet there is nothing to judge for no one is ahead of another. Each of us develops according to the plan of our Higher Self for purposes we can only intuit. Ultimately, you are the only one who can interpret your dream. I am honored to be your guide.
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I had a dream last night…. In it, time seemed as if years. I was working on various scientific and engineering projects and achievements. Some events felt as smaller tasks, like working on a roadway project for the ….Some felt larger, like a space mission to the moon, or a cure for disease. Toward what would be the end of the dream, it seemed as if something had gone very wrong, there had been deep betrayals by members of the team, and I was corralled among a herd of our professional team as we were mechanistically pushed out upon a conveyor belt compacting and carrying us toward we knew not where. Then I could see ahead an enclosed vat, disguised as a small but friendly lake decorated with orange water lilies, yet knew it to be a chemical bath that would lead to certain death. As we dropped into the bath of still moving water, most immediately a curtain appeared, and as we rounded the curtain, relief overtook dread. I was on a Disney ride, a convincing adventure ride as realistic as life is, taking time as life does, yet circling back to the source of my ride and finding it to be the same day as the ride had begun.
Love is who you are. Love is your eternal essence, your soul. Love is the living water from which your soul emerges as it pours forth, and is the energetic source of your being. It is up to you whether you move with the force of an ocean, a wave or a drop. All are one in the spirit and movement of love. Love is what gives you your sense of individuality. You are distinguished from others in the quality of your love. It is a quality or particular nature of love that you have been created to express. When you are being your authentic soul self, you are being love, for the essence of being is the essence of love. All beings are love, for all have their source and movement in love. Love is the water of being and the source of your youth. Your body is the fountain through which that water flows, now. You are not your body, for your body is the structure and not the being. Your body is the magnificent edifice in which you place your beingness, for a time. When you look inside, you peer at beingness and love. When you look outside, you see only the structure that your love has taken, this time. What you see of yourself is determined by where you look. When you do not see yourself as love itself, you have not peered into the depth of your being. You have stopped your search too soon, and have remained at superficial levels outside of who you really are. It is like confusing a company for its name and the building in which it has located, rather than knowing it for the purpose of its birth and the beings who create within its varied rooms and meeting spaces.
This is a prayer that I was inspired to write, while grieving the passing of my father. Hope it helps you too.
Father of my father,
Father of my mother,
Father of all,
Raise me up to where you are.
Pulse my heart with your Heart.
Quicken my spirit with your Spirit.
Set me free
from all the pain and grief that be.
As I grieve my dying father, I capture my feelings on paper. Then I realize others might be able to relate to what I’m going through. And so I share… Check out the article For the Love of Grief on YourTango.com: http://www.yourtango.com/experts/valerie-varan/love-grief
A big ego is a little ego disguising itself.
A client of mine recently came in a bit deflated. As she described what she had been thinking about, I could tell her thoughts were all over the place, lost in her subconscious.
In western conventional psychology, it is routine for a practitioner to help a client become aware of self-defeating thought patterns, A little less common for them to help the client develop a positive thought discipline. As I introduced the concept of noticing how thoughts are attached to emotions, environments, bodily sensations, behavioral reactions, and how it can be useful to log the thoughts in a variety of ways, I noticed how overwhelming it was to her.
What we decided would be a constructive practice for her, was for her to take a piece of paper and divide it into two columns, ENERGIZING and DE-ENERGIZING. Any thought or thought pattern that was energizing or expanding, she could log in that column; any that she felt to be deflating or taking away from her energy she could log in the de-energizing column. The same with any environment, like somewhere indoors or in nature outdoors. The same with various people she finds herself to be around, or any activities she spends time doing. That way she could work on increasing awareness of all thoughts, activities, behaviors, environments, situations, and people who help her feel good in some degree, or those that lead her to feel constricted and in some degree not so good. Awareness of what it is that is connected to negative emotions or positive emotions, particularly the types of thoughts or thinking patterns, like all/nothing, can/can’t, always/never, success/failure.
Many of my clients have tried this exercise and found it to be very eye-opening. They begin to realize how much of their energy is tied up into thoughts and activities that don’t serve or resonate with them. And in what direction they would rather head. So I thought I would share this with you. Try it. See how you like it. I hope you do!
A client wanted to share with you the poem she wrote to herself about trust, and letting go…
Trusting in the Universe and myself.
Knowledge that I have done the best I can.
Being held lovingly in the moment.
Floating in the calm ocean.
Truth in the sky above me.
Truth in the water below me.
Love and appreciation for where I am NOW.
Love and appreciation for what has brought me to NOW.
YOU ARE ENOUGH!!!
Embracing freedom… Like a caged bird.
It takes courage to open your wings and fly on the wind.
And this is freedom.
It is a choice.
Recognize the limitlessness of love within yourself and the universe.
Open your wings.
And this is letting go.