Communication Between Different Consciousnesses

One of the central principles of perception is that everything we perceive is based on electrical signals in our nervous system. These electrical signals are created in the receptors, which transform energy from the environment (such as the light on our retina) into electrical signals in the nervous system — a process called transduction. source Depending on what we are thinking and feeling at the time of perception, our energy either gets optimized for higher communication, or degenrated. In other words, what we are thinking and feeling determines the level of our consciousness at any given moment. This means that consciousness changes moment by moment depending on what our thoughts, feelings, and intentions are. More consciousness, more synchronicity, serendipity, intution, instinct, telepathy, clairvoyance, remote perception - better Extra Sensory Perception in other words.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONSCIOUSNESS AND MIND


Some people seem to have difficulty grasping the difference between Consciousness and Mind. Imagine consciousness as clear pure water. Now, mix some dirt into that water. The dirty water is the mind. The dirt are our thoughts. Even though there is dirt (thoughts) in the water (consciousness), it is still water, hence the consciousness is still there, it is just mixed in with the dirty water. As a result, the water loses its clear nature. In us, this means that we lose our ability to percieve reality with clarity that is akin to consciousness. Now, if you filter the dirt (thoughts) away, you have pure consciousness. The more consciousness, the more success, happiness, beauty, love, life, health, and joy you have. Yoga is the process of removing the dirt, or mind from consciousness.

The range of frequencies that humans perceive is very small. We only perceive about 1% of the entire spectra, and it gets lesser as new frequencies are discovered. But as the chatter of worry and rumination begin slowing down through the practice of Yoga, our ability to perceive other consciousness around us expand exponentially; and this skill can be cultivated in only about one year of regular practice.

The quality of consciousness is measured in terms of frequency response. The higher the quality of consciousness, the higher is the frequency response. For example, our ears respond to sound in the range of 20,000 to 30,000 Hz. From this we can deduct from that our hearing faculty has a response frequency of 20,000 to 30,000 Hz - give or take 5,000Hz. Our vision also has a limited frequency range. If we tried to define consciousness according to this, then we could say that consciousness is the capacity of a system (organ) to respond to a stimulus.

It is important to note that the quality of consciousness has nothing to do with the type, form, or bulk of the entity. According to Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, consciousness is an inherent part of all matter because all matter originates from consciousness. It just is present in different things to a greater or lesser extent. In minerals it is quite primitive, while in humans, a bit more refined. When we train ourselves sufficiently through Yoga, we can interact with anything that has consciousness on any level.

Quality is not determined by the number of responses, but by the nature of those responses. Consciousness is not an academic matter but a heart matter. It matters to nature greatly whether the response is life-giving, or life-taking? A person can be capable of responding to a given stimulus through a complex range of responses, but if the intentions behind those responses are littered with envy, greed, and maliciousness, then the response frequency is of poor quality limiting the persons ability to tap into higher consciousness. We discussed this in Sutra 1:1 when discussing the Order of intelligence inherent within a thought pattern.

Quantity vs Quality


You could go to school and attain many credentials thereby increasing the quantity of your response to a given stimulus. But that does not necessarily mean you will increase the quality of the consciousness through which you make those responses. As a result, you could respond to a given problem in many interesting ways, but towards no innovative avail. Whereas a person with an evolved consciousness could utilize minimum energy by tapping into higher consciousness thereby providing a creative solution that could benefit entire humanity.

Why We Fail To Tap Into Higher Consciousness

We seem to project our own behavior onto other people and things in order to determine their quality of consciousness based on what we deem worthy. We take "living", to be those things that reproduce. Anything else - from atoms to some of its larger aggregates like the galaxy - have no life in our opinion until they have reached our preconceived notion of form and function because then, we can recognize our own behavior in it. That is how rudimentary our way of thinking is. Just because we cannot perceive their form of consciousness, we say they do not possess life. And all this is because of our conditioning through formal education.

Worry & Rumination

We stunt our development towards perception of higher reality through the age old mental acrobatics of worry and rumination. This worry and rumination is the result of our attachments and aversions. Every single thought can be classified into one of these two groups. As a result, the first thing we need to do is find out how much of our time we spend worrying or ruminating. We can easily do this through using the Thought and Emotion Tracker. But before that, let us understand what is the difference between the two.

Worry = Future (What If's)

Worry refers to the thoughts, images and emotions of a negative nature in which mental attempts are made to avoid anticipated potential threats. As an emotion, it is experienced as anxiety or concern about a real or imagined issue, often personal issues such as health or finances, or broader issues such as environmental pollution and social or technological change. In Hinduism and Raga Buddhism, worry is also associated with attachment(Lobha), for things. Failure in acquiring these things lead to frustration, and the loss of one’s peace of mind.


Rumination = Past (What Has)

Rumination focuses on bad feelings and experiences from the past. It is the compulsively focused attention on the symptoms of one's distress, as opposed to its solutions. The tendency to negatively ruminate - if a stable constant over time - serves as a significant risk factor for clinical depression. Not only are habitual 'ruminators' more likely to become depressed, but experimental studies have demonstrated that people who are induced to ruminate experience greater depressed mood. There is also evidence that rumination is linked to general anxiety, post traumatic stress, binge drinking, eating disorders, and self-injurious behavior. Dwelling on negative emotions in the past results in feelings of resentment, and propensity towards vengeful and sadistic inclinations.

Conclusion

By recognizing what we worry and ruminate about, we can begin consciously transcending the fear which leads to the insanity of mental regurgitation. As we do this our mind starts to become quiet. A quiet mind is indespensible to flashes of genius. When the mind becomes still, the person in creativity mode becomes completely absorbed in, and one with, perceiving the truth imparted to them within and expressing it through their chosen creative vehicle outwardly for others to behold. This is known as synchronicity, and the process via which it unfolds can probably be best described as morphic resonance.

Morphic resonance is a process whereby self-organising systems inherit a memory from previous similar systems. Thus each individual inherits a collective memory from past members of the species, and also contributes to the collective memory, affecting other members of the species in the future. This pool of knowledge that we tap into has been known by many names, a couple of which are Collective Consciousness and The Akashic Records; a name popularized by Edgar Cayce. When our energy is in resonance with the energy of the information being sought, our consciousness taps into that pool of knowledge. But before we can tap into higher knowledge, or evolve in any way spiritually, our negative thought patterns need to be examined and transcended. This process is Yoga. Without a conscious effort towards being and doing good, there is no communication with the Universal Consciousness, thus no creative evolution; just repetition - habit.