Category: Fine Art

The Primary Quality of Universal-Consciousness

My pencil drawing of my wife Cathy, from when we were first married.

A short passage from my upcoming book.

For me, only the simple, genuine experience of love transcends and expands all limitations. Just like universal-consciousness but much fuller, warmer— far more personal. In the early years of marriage I was very focused on the intense feelings that united us. This feeling was such a tangible force it only allowed me to move in concentric circles around the center of my attraction. However far apart we were, in fact, the farther we were the stronger I felt the pull. It was this point of love that years ago catapulted my first awakening into a more expanded, all-encompassing daily reality. If I were to give a name to the primary quality of all the states of awareness that I have traversed— that delightful something that united everything, it would have to be the almost indescribable experience of love. What I enjoy the most in my life is the immergence and quiet dominance of love as the whole liveliness of realized-awareness. Love is like a delightful spark in a vast ocean of inner to outer light that constantly kindles my whole awareness into a heart-full blaze of universal-consciousness.

Bad Things Just Happen Good Things Just Are

Detail of my painted marble sculpture.

Awakened consciousness is a very good experience that has always been available, yet all kinds of obstacles seem to get in the way. There is no end to the struggles and difficulties that arise in most peoples lives and from this has arisen the understanding that it must also be very difficult to achieve the benefits of a permanent, awakened state of consciousness. This has not been my experience nor do I feel is must so be for others.

Everybody experiences times of calmness and happiness in between the struggles and it is in these quiet, effortless moments or days when the basic state of expanded awareness has the opportunity to easily move to more expanded, rewarding levels of experience. We do however have to set up the right conditions through meditation and understanding for these life changing events to blossom.

The Churning Of The Ocean Of Consciousness

At one point I began to experience a tiny drop of exquisite, fluid light emerging at the end of a long spinning string of pure vibration. This drop of nectar at the center of my consciousness was so clear that it illuminated a vast vista of Absolute, celestial and brilliantly subtle physical details around me. It was all exquisitely sweet and sublimely nourishing.

Suddenly, part of me was a huge cone of spiraling energy that had at its leading point this concentrated drop of pure bliss. I was experiencing absolute immovable silence and could locate a crystalline, concentrated, central point within the mechanics of this sparkling stillness that was both the center and the result of this powerful stirring.

At the heart of this cosmic Ric of conscious sound and light I saw standing immovably still, dynamically awake, a glorious God, I was also co-occupying the same sublime space. I could hear a deep rumbling roar, like some great stone boulders rubbing together and emanating from this vast hub within and all around my awareness. I saw enormously long, glittering, curving string-like rivers of consciousness composed of uncountable devas and asuras, arrayed on opposing sides pulling together in unison. They were all arranged in distinct eight multi-dimensional spiraling arms up and down the whole length of this liquid mountain of cosmic joy and perception. They were pulling in unison and in complete balance in opposing directions— each layer of personifications maintaining its distinct place and influence, all the while spontaneously integrating the dynamics of the whole churning phenomenon with each other.

I experience this wonder of an Absolute manifesting point, as a universal multi-layered humming, singing togetherness— the activity of the natural administrators of nature, the very Absolute in its eternal motions of universal wholeness being personal wholeness. Each layer of churning creates an infinitely vibrating point of collapse that further sounds and expands as specific laws of nature being expressed as the wholeness of that element mixing into the universal organizational details of universal reality becoming personal experience.

The various aspects of my body, contain the entire geography of this phenomenon, the soma drop is the condensed whole value of absolute perfection. It requires all of the devas, all of the asuras and absolute God and Goddess to affect this great happening— the Absolute remaining Absolute curving as itself from its smallest point to its unbounded expansion, with all of creation, as if strung in between eternally expressing over and over.

I am, we all are the physiologies of this divine knowledge that is able to hold, be and receive this immortal nectar— an infinate process of sharing the heavenly home of the family our Gods as the entire content of our conscious awareness. This experience transpires from within itself, in the center of a cosmic happening that is my consciousness and my body. I am this eternal process, we all are this eternal process. Floating as the Absolute with understanding awake and senses intact we are the one great fountainhead of this process.

I experience at the very center of my body a subtle column of spiraling light that on all of its levels and points corresponds exactly to the reverberations of expanded universal intelligence. The divine, shimmering environment around my body is also moving around in a huge knowable, perceivable spiral of pure knowledge. All the countless layered spirals of consciousness fit into the dynamics of this eight-fold, ten fold layered universal perception. I the see immovable Absolute and the lively value of its synchronous, humming nature as the knowledge of my breath, of my heart, mind and body already eternally embedded as a pure unbounded structure, knowledging, curving throughout self-awareness.