Have you ever heard the expression “infinite consciousness”? When we reflect on this description, we come to realize that nothing in the universe really dies. Everything changes from one thing to another. Consider a caterpillar that transforms into a beautiful butterfly or an acorn into a tree.
But what about us? Who are we? We cannot be our human body. After all, the human body recycles over 98% of all of the matter in the body. We have a new skin once a month. At an atomic molecular level, we have a new liver every 6 weeks and a new stomach lining every five days. Every year, our body dies and transforms into a new one. We, however, do not die through the process.
One might say: “I am my brain” however, the brain is an organ that cannot function without a mind or Soul to direct it. Einstein’s brain is stored in a science lab in the USA but, without Albert being there to use it, it is of no use whatsoever.
One might say: “I am my mind”. However, when we meditate, we realize that we can think but our thoughts are not who we are. We often say, “I think so” or “I think this or that …” but who is the “I” behind the person thinking?
The “I” represents a timeless field of consciousness having a physical human experience. In the East, this is called “pure consciousness”. In the West, we call it the “Soul” or “Spirit”. At a deeper level of consciousness (a field of infinite potential), there is no “I” because everything is connected in this physical universe. We are all unique expressions of pure consciousness experiencing the human journey. Imagine that a water drop represents the Soul and the ocean represents Pure consciousness. The water drop is part of the ocean, but each and every drop (Soul) can have a unique experience before returning back to the great ocean (Pure consciousness).
When we meditate on this, we realize that our worries and day to day anxious thoughts are not worthy of our time. Yes, we have to live in the world (pay our bills, be of service, fulfil our duties etc), however we do not have to be “of” this world (becoming a robot programmed into a limited structure).
Christopher “Divinity” Dines is an author & former House DJ who helps people to live happier and healthier lives through personal development and spirituality. Follow “Divinity” at: https://twitter.com/#!/divinitydines