What is unconsciousness, in the spiritual context? It’s not like when you get put under for surgery. Today a client said, “Something happened on our call yesterday.” I asked, “What?” They replied, “Maybe you didn’t notice. I started to get more anxious as we were talking. Started crying. Started to let thoughts take over, which I realized is my issue.”
When we look in one direction, we cannot look in another. We cannot not move in another. We cannot have or experience anything else. Life, and Alchemy, is like that: when you put your attention on what you don’t want, you get it. When you put your attention on what you do want, you get it. Both cannot happen at the same time–it is one or the other!
We can come to a point where we turn away from seeking happiness from the world, and we seek it within. But it cannot be half-hearted, or it will fail. It seems everyone knows (mentally) that peace love and joy are within, yet they are still seeking it elsewhere and as a result, going without, and getting frustrated or even angry.
In 2009 I turned away from the world and discovered infinite and unshakable joy, love, and peace within, and I wrote my first book, “Alchemy.” I have been moonlighting as a print and web consultant in the side, ever since, so my attention, resources and energy have been split. This month marks a turning point for me as I take a business leap of faith, let go of moonlighting as a consultant, and dive full-time into helping people realize and embody the inner joy and freedom I have been gifted with.
He exclaims “Oh my god” over and over, crying and laughing in ecstasy, asking “what does it mean?!” Many of you have probably seen a double rainbow, and may wonder, what’s the big deal? When you start acknowledging the miracle and mystery, and beauty around you, you will begin to know and experience the miracle and mystery, and beauty within you. Watch Peter Russell’s presentation on “The Primacy of Consciousness” below. (A must watch; just over an hour, and worth every minute.) But do not stop at intellectual understanding, because even Peter admits that knowing it as thought is not Knowing It. Knowing It, you know the joy of all experiences from the sublime to the ecstatic, the joy of all creatures great and small – and the joy of all things from a blade of grass to a double rainbow.
The water splashed over the edge of the bucket and pooled out on the bathroom floor, running under the door.
I looked down at the puddle and a moment later heard the thought “water spilled on the floor.”
The obvious time delay in that thought arising was almost shocking, and I chuckled at the redundant comment from the “peanut gallery.” Years ago I never even noticed the delay. Today, in this moment, it was never so obvious that thought comes after experience—and quite some time after!