Originally posted by rambo1112
How can I have personal experience with states of consciousness, or levels of being, or aspects of reality, beyond normal human perception, including
experience and communion with a supreme being ?
Lets keep it down to earth, keep it real so to speak.
perhaps you will never find that experience or communion with a supreme being, because your searching externally, perhaps your search for something
external is what draws you away from the truth of it, remember we are the being, so lets start there.
what is awareness? to me it is "to pay attention" to draw your focus in total on the subject of interest, to be the watcher or observer. that seems
logical enough, you can learn a lot just by watching or observing forms.
I'm assuming your a human being? if that is the case then I'd also assume that you breath air like i do
so lets start there, breathing, its free, you can do it anywhere and you don't need to subscribe to a gathering to achieve this, as far as I'm
aware, apart from actual "air" you don't need anything external to achieve this. draw your awareness to your breathing, consciously, breath,
inhale, and exhale.
Just for a simple example, try this, either way its fun to experiment.
sit comfortably, relax everything, and just breath, draw your attention to your breathing, try to keep your thoughts only on the breathing, your mind
will wander that's Ok in the beginning it always does. when it does, bring your focus back on your breathing, you can do this as much as you want,
the idea is to exercise your focus or awareness to reduce the noise of unconscious thoughts emotions and stimuli. practice this as often as you can,
the more you do it the more you will realize that your thoughts will not wander. some will identify this as meditation, i just call it breathing
afterwards, realizing that every breath is a moment in time. it is never future or past, it is only ever now.
but if that's to hard for the lazy, then i guess you can always look externally for an answer, eventually you will realize all the answers are within
you and cannot be attained from something external, if you feel the need to use a label to identify this, then consider this, your god, whatever you
subscribe to, isn't something outside, don't miss the point like the rest, realize as fast as you can that what your searching for is only ever
within you, right now in this very moment.
The path to Jedi mind powers so to speak, begins with breathing, the rest of what you are trying to achieve will present it self in time, and you will
know it when you experience it, you cant miss it ;P