reply to post by Ihavenoidea
You can't be aware of everything while trapped (you can insert another word for trapped, but that's my opinion) in a 3rd dimensional body.
We are only capable of becoming aware of a small fraction of reality. Our subconscious is aware of infinitely more information than our conscious
mind. That must be what you're talking about.
You can tap into your subconscious and make it conscious, but this is very hard work. You have to unite with the different parts of your psyche.
Your persona is the mask you put on to the rest of the world, not to be confused with the ego. You must become aware of how you behave in public as
opposed to private. The persona is the protective covering hiding parts of your true self that you don't believe should exist for whatever reason
(typically societal, familial, and cultural reasons).
The shadow is the repressed parts of your Self. You must become aware of what you are ashamed of and have not let grow. A persona is the mask, clearly
visible, and the shadow is traits that have been pushed aside, ignored, and intentionally blocked from view. You could say you're persona is masking
parts of your shadow.
I guess I should explain the conscious and unconscious before I go any further.
The shadow is part of your unconscious mind, while the persona is in the conscious mind.
The unconscious can be explained as parts of your self (the universal unconscious connects everyone and everything) that you are not aware of.
The conscious is what you are aware of.
See the difference?
(I am following a Jungian version of the psyche as I find it most relevant and clear).
After you have deconstructed your persona and confronted your shadow, unifying them with your whole, you are able to talk with your anima or
The anima is the female repressed part of a male, and the animus is the male repressed part of a female.
We all have elements of the opposite sex in us whether we want to admit it or not. We are not 100% male or 100% female, while biology may say
Our psyche and true self cannot be understood in purely masculine or feminine terms. We are much more complex than that.
You could say a sensitive male has strong feminine energies, while a powerful female has strong masculine energies. However, there needs to be a
balance of the two energies although depending on the person's sexual preferences/orientation there will be a predominant characteristic (male or
To talk to the anima/animus requires an awareness of self. You must be able to know your habits, behaviors, and lifestyle. The easiest way to talk
with the anima/animus however is through dreams and meditation. I find sitting down to a meditation is the easiest way to converse with my feminine
A lot of times the female will appear as a beautiful woman and the male as a handsome man. This is your opposing energies. Do not fear it, it is part
Ask it how it feels, what its purpose is, and why its here. You will have to answer these questions on your own, and come up with your own.
There is also the ego which is your protective covering that was built when you were younger as a shield. The ego is the "I" that you think you are.
Me, me, me. This is not your true self, but the tip of the iceberg so to speak.
It is next to impossible to dissolve the ego fully. Without it, normal functioning in a societal such as ours would be impossible. There would be no
way for anyone else to control you, so it would be dangerous to the state.
It would be a great goal to dissolve your ego after engaging with the other parts of the psyche, but not the easiest thing to do in the world.
I do not have really any pointers other than be humble and don't take anything too seriously. The more anger and frustration you build up, the larger
your ego. Take a chill pill and relax.
To be aware of everything or almost everything would imply your ego did not exist. You would be one with the universal consciousness/unconsciousness
depending on how you view it.
Humans are capable of feeling this consciousness through instances called "peak experiences." In a peak experience, the person has a temporary
heightened awareness and can feel
I think you are looking for a 24/7/365 peak experience, but realistically its not going to happen anytime soon. I wish you luck on your journey though
as that would be amazing if possible.
[edit on 4/22/2008 by biggie smalls]