Throughout human existence, many different cultures and belief systems have held the idea of the one, Infinite Consciousness and ascribed different qualities and traits to this Supreme Being. Although these qualities may vary in some part from one belief system to another, most tend to agree on the following:
(Please note that I will use the terms ‘She’ and ‘Her’ to refer to this Intelligence, for reasons I shall explain in a subsequent post.)
She is The Supreme Being
She is the most powerful being of all. Accordingly, Infinite Consciousness is omniscient (knows everything), omnipotent (capable of doing anything), and omnipresent (is everywhere).
She is infinite in nature
She is not bound by time or space or any other limitation. Thus, Infinite Consciousness is limitless in every way.
She is the Prime Creator
She is the Divine Intelligence that created everything and all of creation comes from Her. Since She is infinite in nature, her ability for creation is unlimited. This means that Infinite Consciousness holds infinite possibility and infinite potential.
She can create absolutely anything (Think multiple universes and multiple dimensions of existence for a start. As for intelligent life existing outside of Earth, please don’t even get me started!).
She is seeking awareness of Self
She made all of creation so as to become more aware of Herself through the interaction of these seemingly separate forms and beings. But everything is all basically Her, pretending to be all these many different people and things.
She is watching, being conscious and aware of their doings and the interplay between these parts of Herself, who she has temporarily caused to forget that they are part of the One Consciousness.
She is Infinite Love
The very basis of Infinite Consciousness is love – infinite and unconditional love. Through this unconditional love, She endows Her creations with free will and the power to create as they wish.
We, Her creations, are free to choose love or the absence of love (manifested as fear, hatred, etc.). We are also free to choose freedom or the absence of freedom (manifested as enslavement, bondage, etc.).
She is Infinite Possibility
She is everything and is everywhere and is capable of all things. Thus, She is infinite possibility.
All things are possible through Her and through Her love and creativity (which are Her divine gifts to us).
She seeks growth and expansion
She is creative and expansive in nature and so endows Her creations with creative power and the power to expand and grow – to continuously ‘become’ more.
This is where desire comes from. Desire is Infinite Consciousness seeking to become more, through us.
Based on the above, we are able to draw several conclusions which offer further insights as to the nature of Infinite Consciousness:
She is the ‘container’, as well as the ‘contents’ and She is the ‘stuff’ as well as the ‘Maker’
She is the place where everything exists and has its being. She is also the building material as well as the ‘Architect’ or the Intelligence that gives everything life, form and structure. And, when something ceases to be, it will ultimately merge back into Her – i.e. return to Source (Talk about the ultimate recycling program!).
Humans are both a creation and a constituent part of Infinite Consciousness
This is perhaps a bold statement to make. But then again, all Christians would be familiar with the idea that ‘God made man in His image’. So this is saying the same thing in a slightly different way. Thus, we too are endowed with Divine Consciousness and powers of creation.
She is conscious and everywhere: there is nowhere that She (or consciousness) is not
Thus, we could say that she is in all of her creations and that they are all endowed with the quality of consciousness. In this way, a rock is conscious, just as a human being would be, although they may vary in the extent and to the degree that they are conscious.
As a side-note, consider, that even in inorganic matter (such as rocks and metal), at the subatomic level, we have particles that attract or repel each other. Yet, what causes these particles to attract or repel? We could understand these propensities and the probabilities for attraction and repulsion as a basic form of consciousness.
Remembering who you really are
Do you know who you really are? If you thought you were the name, the mind and the body that you recognise as your own, then you thought wrong. Don’t worry. I made the same mistake.
Who you really are is Infinite Consciousness. You are having an experience in this third-dimensional physical reality. For this purpose, you have taken a mind, a physical body and an identity to go with them, but you are really a part of the One Consciousness, living out a virtual reality experience.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around this one.
What are the Implications for you?
The fact that you are an aspect of Infinite Consciousness, has several implications. It might take several volumes to fully discuss and appreciate all of these, but here are just a few of the main ones to get you started:
You are Divine in Nature
You came from Infinite Consciousness and you will one day return to Her. But meanwhile and all the while, you are still a part of Her and always connected to Her. You have some say in the matter when it comes to remembering this connection and living from this place of connection, but the connection is always there.
You are creative
You are a powerful creator and have the power to create virtually anything you desire. You create primarily through thought and imagination. This then becomes belief and finally, action.
Your imagination is your most powerful creative tool and your thoughts and beliefs can have powerful consequences.
You have unlimited freedom
Whether it is love or a lack of love, and whether it’s freedom or a lack of freedom, you are free to choose.
If, through not knowing better or through being misled, you have chosen a lack of anything (including a lack of freedom), you are now free to choose something different – something better – and have that become your reality.
You have unlimited potential
You can have do or be anything you choose to be, if you work in harmony with Infinite Consciousness and Her ways.
Through desire, love and harmony, through right action and by adjusting your state of consciousness, you can invoke the Law of Attraction (more on this in a later post) and bring all the might and the muscle of the entire Universe to work for you.
You are one with all else
Since you are always connected to Infinite Consciousness and a part of what She is, you are also connected to everything and everyone else.
In a manner of speaking, you are connected to all that you love and desire. And, you are also connected to all that you loathe and fear (There’s no need to worry though. These connections will only manifest into your experience if you imagine and dwell on them with lots of emotion. Plus, you can simply choose to make peace with them – stop fearing and loathing – and they will leave you alone).
All the saints and sinners, all the people you love and despise are creations of this same Consciousness. Thus, it would be wise to learn how to love, understand and forgive others, rather than live in hatred, judgment and fear of them. They each have a reason and story that makes them do what they do. And, they, like all of us, are accountable for their actions and will eventually face the consequences that these bring.
So it doesn’t mean that you have to be anyone’s victim or condone harmful or unloving behaviour. It simply means that it would serve you better to learn to remain at peace and to cultivate a consciousness that brings forth the best from others.
Challenging, I agree. But also liberating n’est-ce pas?
So who created Infinite Consciousness?
The short answer is ‘I don’t know’. But, since She is everything and everyone, nothing else could create Her. So Infinite Consciousness somehow brought Herself into being and then went on to create everything else.
This is not such a crazy idea after all if you consider that science’s understanding of creation stems forward from the point of the ‘Big Bang’. But science remains unable to tell us who or what created the Big Bang.
A quick meditation
It is said that you can’t know the unknowable… at least not at the level of the ego mind. Yet, it is still possible to ‘know’ Infinite Consciousness to some degree and to connect with Her at some level and that is through meditation or through quieting your mind (many forms of prayer will accomplish the same thing).
Try this out:
1. Download the song Guru Guru Wahey Guru from the Resources page (or just play it using the controls above). The song lasts for 30 minutes, so pick a time when you have at least that amount of free time.
2. Go to a quiet place, where you will not be disturbed, turn the music on and close your eyes.
3. Think thoughts of love and appreciation… start off with your focus on any person that you can easily feel love for…. and then, make your awareness more general…. just you, love and all of creation, All that Is… And that’s it!
Do this and you might just catch a glimpse. Please remember, there is no right or wrong here. This experience is personal to you. What you see and feel is ‘It’ and all that matters.
You can also simply go and look in the mirror. Look into the eyes of your reflection – who you see is Infinite Consciousness looking back at you.
Until next time, take care and I love you.