Move your hand for a moment. Wiggle your fingers around. Now think about it and tell me what really just moved. What really was the motivational force? Seems like a pretty obvious answer, right? Wrong. 🙂 The action of your hand was a result, but a result of what? Well, it was an effect of the action of your bones, which were effects of the actions of your muscles, which were effects of electrical impulses from your nervous system, which were effects of synapses between neurons in your brain, which were effects of…what? The (usually subconscious) thought to move your hand in the first place. But where did the thought come from? Your consciousness or Higher Mind (with a capital “M”) set in motion. In other words, IT moved. And in fact, that is all that ever does. Let me explain…
We go about our daily lives, mostly unaware that all of our actions are simply effects of one grand idea, one cause unfolding. But if we stop and look at the Universe as one Divine Mind or Infinite Consciousness expanding to know itself, then it only makes sense that we are unique yet integral and interwoven parts of that Divine Mind, and everything we do are expressions or movements of it as well. But what or who are “we”? Let’s find out. Are we in our toes? Our arms? Our heads? No.
“We” are not IN our body at all, but rather our body is within us, (our Consciousness) and once we remove consciousness from the body, it is simply biological matter. It does not move. The body is material, organic, physiological, & temporary; a fleeting melody, while consciousness is vibratory, energetic, resonate & infinite; an eternal symphony. It is not our body that gives us life, but rather consciousness, that gives life to the body.
Many of us live in a reactive state to the world around us and believe that “stuff out there” is just unpredictable happenings that we have no control over and that’s just the way it is. That life is meant to be hard and nothing is earned without suffering and pain. While both suffering and pain can be excellent guides to your higher purpose, they are by no means vital or necessary to life. These are limited perceptions of the infinite perfection of the Universe that we play over and over on the screens in our minds.
“The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.” – Earl Nightingale
Our perceptions of the world ultimately form our beliefs, which shape the stories we tell ourselves, which create the experiences we have. It’s a big cycle of creation, really, however many are unaware of it. But there are a growing number of us who see through a different type of lens, who choose to live fully present, fully conscious in how this cycle works and are vicious gatekeepers of what perceptions we take on. Instead of placing us in a victim mentality of fight or flight, us vs. them, and competition, this awareness brings into focus a way of seeing the world as a place of cosmic cooperation, divine design, and emerging empowerment; a reality that is instead being created by our own conscious participation IN it. Where you not only see the effects of the Mind moving, but you can consciously climb the ladder of effects back to the Source of the cause with ease. And it always leads up to the Mind; to Consciousness.
What is paradigm-shift worthy and awesome about the Universe is one is not fated to stay in one belief over another. Humanity is gifted with this too-often-taken-for-granted part of conscious awareness called “free will”. All it takes is a simple shift in our present consciousness, in our currently paralyzing paradigm, in how we choose not only to look at the world, but also how we choose to SEE it, to turn a struggle or strife into strength. The Divine Mind (some may refer to it as God or Source) does not know the resonance of lack; it only knows the wholeness of NOW. And “now”, this moment; forever unfolding is always fulfilled in its perfection, no matter what label man tries to throw on it or what category man tries to throw it in. And it is always whole, as are we and perhaps that is our true purpose here on Earth; to discover our wholeness in this very moment. And to know that we are not here to “make something of ourselves”, but to simply let the light within us already find its way to the surface and shine.
So, how about we start seeing our true value and worth right now and stop looking for our riches in others or in “stuff” outside of ourselves; because the moment we do, the treasure that was there all along (within us) will unearth itself. When we know in our hearts that we are flowing waves in the cosmic ocean, we also take on the awareness that we are never truly judged, as every experience (wave) we initiate (crash) is movement (progress) in the great expanse. And that movement is what matters, not the stories we tell ourselves about it. We begin to realize that life does not happen to us, but through us. And if we’re open enough to it, we just might allow the truth of the matter into our hearts that we are the best ideas the Divine Mind has ever had. And if that’s not a moving thought, I don’t know what is.
Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor of CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. Connect with Tamara on Facebook by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com
Tamara posts new original articles to CLN every Saturday.