Poetry: Is consciousness the real illusion?

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This poem talks about the consciousness of consciousness leading to a dropping of personal consciousness to embrace the overall oneness of eternalised consciousness that is simply God loving all.

Before we can become conscious, we must become aware of our being aware. This is the first step. Consciousness builds on awareness.

Is our consciousness a parasite on our awareness then, or not?

Consciousness breathes deeply within us, but who's loving it, and us into life?

Consciousness I confess, seems to tell us we're alive,
but would we still be alive without any consciousness?
Consciousness lets us know our experiences are real,
but do they take place within time, or is it more surreal?


Being deeply conscious of yourself finds you a deeper self,
but is this self any better than the one you've left behind?
Consciousness brings us into a personal self within God,
but would we be even better loved if we weren't so shod?


Perhaps it's consciousness that causes us to begin to sin.
We do not live within ourselves because of our inner din.
Consciousness surrounds you with a real knowing of God,
any emptiness we feel begins if we try to live still flawed.


We must admit to ourselves that we cannot go it alone.
The Universe is bigger, if we leave God upon his throne.
There is much more to life than the life we see out there,
go inwardly my son, find your father's love's everywhere.

Discussion about consciousness, and its greater reality

Are we the container that consciousness builds for us, or are we the contents of that container?

To my mind, consciousness is a creation of God's love loving through the illusion of time running its course though his creation.

Nothing is real except God. Nothing is realer than God. God is the only reality.

This means that for the time that you exist within time with a conscious knowing of this existence, it is this same consciousness that keeps you in time, until you see that it is a mere mirror that you can see both God and yourself within. Then you step out of the mirror into God.

"The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two, really one, seek unity, and that is love."

This quote is from that great Indian spiritual master and teacher, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, (1897 to 1981).

What he has said here sums it all up. When we find that love again, we have found God. God is in both me, and you. There is only God.

"There is no coming to consciousness without pain."

The renowned Swiss psychotherapist Carl Jung, (1875 to 1961) said this.

How are pain and consciousness and awareness related then?

Consciousness of itself never feels pain, which is something that awareness feels, and so he means here that you must become more aware to become more conscious, and this sometimes involves pain, because the full facet of full awareness and of not blocking any awareness will always involve you in feeling some pain.

Pain is a part of life.

Love brings you pain so that you might learn to love consciously so, and not just from trying to avoid the pain. Fear tries to avoid pain. Love embraces it, and so then there is no more pain, and no more fear either. Perfect love drives out all pain as the bible tells you.

Here is the reference to this bible quote, and here is the actual quote.

1 John, chapter 4, verse 18.

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear."

The paradox of consciousness needing awareness to be real

Senryu: Consciousness

Awareness aware,
depends on itself aware.
Unconsciousnessness!


"The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness."

The ancient Chinese sage Lao Tzu said this.

Who is introducing this consciousness to who though, and who is it that is growing in awareness?

The conscious your knowing of anything depends firstly on this "firstness" of your being aware of its (this anything) being really personally present to you.

Consciousness grabs this realness and presents it to your brain which, taking it into itself, then establishes a greater disproportional ability to think for itself, and this thinking for yourself in greater ways is what consciousness brings to you as you grow in awareness from your becoming more conscious of this awareness being real for you.

You become then aware of being aware because of consciousness.

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
19th Mar 2014 (#)

Nice post!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
19th Mar 2014 (#)

you deny and affirm at the same time...

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author avatar spirited
19th Mar 2014 (#)

that's just the riddle or paradox of opposites or duality.

It's all one really being looked at in different ways

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author avatar spirited
19th Mar 2014 (#)

thanks Fern!

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
19th Mar 2014 (#)

Opening the doorway to our soul,
Showing the truth that comes in whole.
You are what you create and make,
Showing the truth of life's give and take.

Consciousness expresses itself in Life,
Showing the awakening of life and strife.
To create the experience like never before,
Every action and reaction in the record store.

While all of Creation see truth of Love,
Who creates the anthem in heavens Above.
Becoming the knower and the known,
The Giver and the Given but yet unknown.

Bringing together the truth of love,
Which reflects the mirror from up Above.
Showing the Sea reflecting the colour of Life,
Which dresses in blue and shows Wife.

Planet Earth is her name watch her wake,
Leaving all darkness at Crying Lake.
Who finally see the fruit of their conscious Love,
As the fall on their knees and beg the Above.

Who shows the consciousness in at every door,
Shocking them with revelation and much more.
As the One Above now awakes in style,
Pushing back the pain of hurt and revile.

Pulling the reflection of Creations fire,
Showing the truth that is going now higher.
As the Mind is the Magic that sings to heart,
Bringing back the love with a fresh new start.

Showing tomorrow with the heart of Life,
Pulling the Sun from the true Wife.
Bringing the Sunrise that shatters darkness again,
Leaving it crying with pouring rain.

For the true love as brought the spring,
As she awakens all they get up to sing.
The beauty of life that crowns up Above,
Showing the gift of the colours of wondrous Love.

That brings the roses that move the heart,
Beckoning the One from World Apart.
Who holds the hand and takes honour with pride,
As we all cheer with an ovation inside.

Bringing back the triumph that come with a conscious kiss,
The Voice of Love that all once did miss.
Bringing back the truth of that mirrored love,
Who sings those praises from heavens Above.

To bring me back into that world beyond,
Showing the truth that cannot be found.
With the honour and the honoured now showing pride,
As we together create love and memories inside.

By Anisha Achankunju (C) Lady Aiyanna 19th March 2014

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author avatar Funom Makama
19th Mar 2014 (#)

Great share spirited and I totally agree with you. Nothing is actually realer than God himself and that consciousness which keeps us going is in fact God.

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author avatar spirited
19th Mar 2014 (#)

thanks Funom.

That's very true, because how could anything be ever realer than God, it couldn't be.

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author avatar spirited
19th Mar 2014 (#)

nice poem Lady Aiyanna

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