The nature of consciousness



When you begin to explore the nature of our reality, looking at the science as well as all the esoteric material, you begin to come across topics that science either does not touch or is unable to yet come up with any proper explanation for. These are often the super clues that indicate a layer of existence beyond that of our physical  material world.

The first of these, and the topic that actually first both intrigued me and began my personal journey towards trying to understand reality, is the nature of consciousness, firstly on a human scale and then globally.

In January and February I did a lot on consciousness and  posted on several different aspects of it. Check back if you are interested. This post looks at the topic again but from a different angle. That is, consciousness as the super clue to the nature of us and our reality.

Individual consciousness

Briefly, consciousness is the part of us that is aware and thinking. The question always asked is it just part of a human physical brain ? Or is it something else, an add on, coming from elsewhere? If it is the former then that may indicate that we are just accidental results of random evolutionary processes. If it is the latter and consciousness can be seen  be working alongside our physical brain, separable but in harmony with it, then the big picture possibilities of realities beyond the physical are immense. If part of us can be seen to go on after physical death then there must be somewhere for us to go. Reams or dimensions unseen must exist.  Proof, non scientific but substantial, exists in existence of phenomena such as out of body and near death experiences, past life memories, the existence of ghosts and the abilities that some people have to communicate with the dead. Some people would even see this consciousness as another name for the human soul.

Global consciousness

There are several fascinating theories concerning the nature of consciousness globally;

  • There is small but growing belief in the concept of biocentrism. That is the theory that consciousness preceded creation and not the other way around.
  • There is a theory consciousness exists in every particle of the universe. What does that say about the big picture of existence?
  • Max Planck believed that there was no reason why the atoms of the universe hold together to become mass. Behind creation there must be an intelligent mind or designer (GOD).
  • We are all part of a collective consciousness that has created the world.
  • Our individual consciousness’s  are all  neurons in a global brain.

Super reality

Consciousness then can be seen to give us tantalizing hints or clues to concepts beyond that of our physical reality.

Firstly, all we can say in conclusion is that we seem to be not just biological beings, but can exist after physical death in some form and somewhere. This  also gives us clues that other dimensions or levels of creation must exist.

Secondly, this separate consciousness, or essence, could be considered our soul. Whether or not it is the conventional religious soul is another matter.

Thirdly, a larger, global, consciousness seems to be behind our physical creation. Whether this is a God or intelligent designer, or ourselves at another level remains to be seen.

These are not answers, but merely super clues to a reality we suspect is there but cannot see or  yet detect.

What do you think?



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