Do you think it is possible to become conscious by choice? Have you tried?
Do you think you already are? Sometimes? Pause a moment and just ask
yourself the question… Am I conscious?
What comes up just from asking?
Painting: Captain of the Possible – Shiloh Sophia Gallery
I am at Terra Sophia in the mountains. In the home of my teacher, Sue Hoya Sellars. Whenever I am here, the topic of consciousness arises in my teachings in a potent way. We aren’t recording, so it feels almost impossible to capture the ideas, and the essence and passion with which I long to communicate them.
Here are a few ideas that arose this morning, to share with you. Many blessings to you.
On Becoming Conscious by Choice
To ask an unanswerable question activates the brain in a creative capacity. Causing it to reach into a new domain which did not previously exist moments before. If this inquiry has intention and soul, the intelligent heart will also begin to reveal the shimmering edges of insight. With any perseverance at all, consciousness happens, if even briefly.
It is not in knowing ‘things’ that we become conscious. Rather it is in inviting the great mystery to tea, that one finds out who is actually doing the asking in the first place. We peek out from our internal wilderness and look around with new eyes. AHA! There I am!
If we are speaking of consciousness, it is from here, that we may truly begin. Further revelation ensues, if one will take this into intentional form based action. To not just ask the question, but to put it into ‘matter’ by some creative act or experience that results in form. Through causing the form, a point of access is created in the mind, and an embodied experience is activated. The eyes then witness it, and communicate the happening to the rest of the blooming consciousness and our senses.
Many of us are calling for more conscious leadership and actions. If we continue to work primarily in the mind to wake up, even with the intent of mindfulness, our progress and our capacity to alchemize change in the world may be diminished. The world’s artisans, the dancers, painters, singers, speakers, poets, gardeners, sculptors, chefs, movement instigators, spell breakers and peace makers KNOW that their offering in form IS what catalyzes them and the experience of those around them. The revolution is not invisible, does not just happen inside. It may begin in the mind, informed by they heart, but it can’t stay there if we are going to take this to the next possible place. Artisans awaken themselves through making.
Awakening can be curated by choice.
The possibilities that were hidden can come into view. Over time, with devotion to becoming aware, we may actually experience being here. We may claim this life as our own. We may even discover, we like it here. Even with the tragedies and chaos, in knowing ‘who is in here’ we no longer need to turn away, but can turn towards.
When we wake up, our ‘cosmic address’, the location around which our consciousness often resides, in which identity is shaped, has found a place in the constellation of life. In the least, it is worth the effort to awaken and see what there is to do around here…
Signed in mountain and sea air,
And yes, clearly, I believe it is better for us to be conscious so we are informed and our love can be expressed in our lives and in our sweet world. This is not a judgement of the not conscious. Just a call to consciousness. Not saying I am fully conscious either ~ smile, but I am invested in the inquiry and resulting process and actions taken from the space.
I wish to thank my Color of Woman students in the Alchemist, for guiding today’s Red Thread Letter from our cafe time, and hugs.
This is quoted from Creativity and Consciousness, a book in progress.
The idea of the body as the Cosmic Address is from my teacher, Sue Hoya Sellars. Here are our hands a few months before she walked on into the cosmos. releasing her cosmic address here for another.
Mother’s Roar – Global Prayer – Return the Children
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