Friday, March 14, 2008
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The story of the Human Self. Part II
All experiences are through the Self and we experience it as a strong sense of existence:
a sense of existence that separates us from all the rest. It has taken a long time for self to evolve to this position as Self is constantly growing and evolving.
We can speak of the Self as 2 things.
When you are newly born into the world and you experience life – the reality is so different from what you are experiencing now.
To an infant, there is no other; as there is absolutely no sense of separation.
Whatever the child sees, hears and experiences is all part of him.
It is not his perception as it is actually his direct experience.
If he experiences a tree, he thinks that he is the tree. It is his world.
He is one with everything. The child’s experiences life ‘as it is’.
Then at about 2 years of age, the very sense of existence is born.
The ‘Self’ takes birth and it is very traumatic for the child.
It is regrettable and can last the whole life. The child loses paradise in that moment.
To feel that everything is suddenly separate from you is a harsh experience when the Self is born.
You NOW experience a sense of continuity: a feeling that somebody is there.
This is what you are experiencing now. Your experience is as if someone is there all the time like maybe for the last 40 or 50 years even.
But what is the reality if you ask yourself?
I was at home this morning and now I am here in this conference? But yet we feel a continuous sense of existence; I was there and now I am here. I will be there again later.
This continuous sense of existence is causing a sense of separation in the world.
So how does this Biological Self arise?
It is caused by the parietal lobes in the brain.
This is a contributing factor. Its emergence is caused by the increased speed of sensory coordination. The senses begin to coordinate at a very high speed.
When it increases – you feel your existence.
When it slows down- you don’t feel this existence.
Let me share an example to better explain this:
How many of you enjoy watching movies? It is similar to when we are watching a scene in a movie of say a race car going at a very fast speed. So let’s say a sapphire blue Porsche is going at a high speed on an airport runaway as it is chasing a plane ready for takeoff. Like one of those James Bond OO7 movies. The hero suddenly jumps out of the car and grabbing onto a wheel of the plane, manages to get inside. He eventually starts fighting all of the evil people in the plane who are trying to take over the world. He frees the president who had been kidnapped and after killing all of the bad guys in the plane they jump out of the plane together with a parachute and land in the sea when a boat arrives causing him to also fight the bad guys in the sea.
You are experiencing this movie because the film is being projected at 24 frames of speed per second. All of this is happening in a continuous motion; the car, the plane and the fighting.
If you projected it at only 3 frames per second what would you see then?
You would see the car, the road, the road, the car, the hero, the plane, the wheel, the hero, the plane. You would only see moments and not continuous motion.
When the senses are also moving at such a high speed, you feel a continuous self.
When we slow it down you suddenly experience yourself as moments.
This is the Biological Self which is the foundation for the Psychological Self.
It has several aspects. Let’s look at its four aspects:
There is an inherent need in all of us: a need to pursue pleasure and avoid all pain.
We are always planning on how to avoid pain at all costs. In every relationship, situation and experience we are planning on how to avoid pain and find pleasure and happiness. This is the pursuit of pleasure and avoidance of pain.
Is there a thinker who is thinking? Is there somebody who is actually thinking?
Have you ever seen him/her? It does feel as though someone is really there but did you ever see anyone thinking? Is there a container? There is experience and there are thoughts correct? Or is it just a ‘flow’ of thoughts?
Let’s imagine for a moment that there is ‘somebody’ thinking and undergoing this process; as if ‘someone’ is actually there…
If you were to receive a sudden powerful shock and thought then becomes absent, you will notice that YOU are also absent.
When thought is present; YOU are also present.
So when you are not there; thought is also not there.
It is all a Great Illusion.
As we tend to believe that there is actually a thinker around whom the thought is revolving.
This Self has a need for significance; a need to be somebody. We all want to be somebody in our house/in our work/in our community. We all have a need to become something. This need for significance is the Becoming Self.
It plays 6 different games; the 6 needs of the ego are:
Which is explanation with justification; never admitting the truth.
“I did it because I love him.” “I did it because… is a justification.
You can see this in your relationships. What if you cannot dominate the other or you don’t have the skills to make them wrong?
What drives you to prove others wrong and to dominate others? Fear.
Fear of not being enough. Fear of losing. Simply Fear.
The beauty of this process
Diksha=Oneness Blessing is a transfer of Divine energy which helps us to disidentify from conflict and suffering, taking us to states of inner peace, joy, happiness and Oneness.
Oneness Blessing initiates a process of awakening the Divine Presence within you; taking you towards Oneness, and enabling you to see the reality of what you are in every moment. Also healing your body, your relationships, and recognizing the divinity in the experience of the present moment….
Conscious awakening is the ability to see reality as it is, without the layers of interference and interpretation imposed by the mind. It is a simple neurobiological event, and can happen instantaneously.
You, your freedom and your liberation is what is most important to me.
These are experiences from people in Mexico who have received Diksha = Oneness Blessing:
In the moment that you touched me I suddenly felt that I couldn’t stop crying and I felt a kind of trembling in my stomach and legs and sometimes throughout my whole body.
I constantly observed the colors green and violet and sporadically also saw yellow as well as the other colors of the chakras.
Please feel free to write me at my e-mail address with questions or comments.