I was planning on giving a shoutout for tonight's workshop (2 hours), but have also felt compelled to ask you some questions that I ask myself every day that help me manifest... I think if you do this, you will figure out an answer to a question that you have always wanted to know...
Take five minutes and ask yourself the follow questions, before exploring the explanations down below...
Who is it, or what is it, that is aware of your experience? Think about that question, and what would be the first answer to naturally come? If you didn't think too seriously about it, the answer that should come most naturally, is "I am." I am aware of my own experience.
But if you explore it a little bit more, you can conclude your awareness of being has always been, and always will be aware. Can you remember when you first started being aware?
Thoughts, emotions, experiences, and sensations, are the things you are aware of. Have you ever felt like your awareness has changed? Have you ever had an emotion that has modified or altered? Your thoughts, ideas, attitudes, environment, and perceptions may have changed. But have you ever felt like a different self? Has your sense of awareness ever changed?
Can you find a boundary to being aware? Are there things you cannot be aware of? Are there limits? Can you reach a place within your awareness where you can go no further? Try imagining going into outer space. Keep going. Further, and further. Is there a place where your awareness ends, and something else begins?
Can you think of anything that you have known that you were not aware of? Can you be aware of something of which you are not aware?
Have you ever experienced a world outside of your awareness? Have you ever experienced anything "outside" of you? Who is aware of the experiences you encounter? Who is aware of your feelings you feel? Who is aware of the thoughts you think?
Does not everyone have the same experience? Have you ever met someone who has not had the same experience as we are talking about now?
Could you not say that everyone's experience are occurring in their awareness?
Could you, then, say that everything exists within Awareness?
And if so, would you not say that, being that we experience everything through awareness, and not the outside world, that we cannot prove that anything exists of any material other than "Awareness"?
Awareness is known, and everything we experience is through Awareness, and thus everything exists within our Awareness. We could never experience anything outside of our awareness. Which means we can never prove that things exist outside of it. That means everything exists within it. This is through EXPERIENCE. By our own EXPERIENCE we know these things. And if all exist within it, and all we know is that we are AWARE of things, then could not we say the substance of everything is Awareness? The substance of all is made up of, Awareness, but it is easier to name things, and call things other than Awareness -- for the sake of existing in this world.
Stop here, and explore these questions before reading beyond this point.
Your awareness of being has no beginning, and no end. There are no limits on your awareness. You can be aware of imagining anything, with no limitations. You can be aware. There is no boundary, or separation, nor are there two awarenesses. There is no way to ever go outside of your awareness.
In that same likeness, contemplating your experience, awareness is a witnessing presence. It KNOWS your experience. It is whatever your thoughts, ideas, and perceptions are appearing within. And however extreme, or altering your thoughts, etc., change -- the witnessing presence of awareness never changes. It is pure, clean, and illuminates everything exactly the same. The awareness that sickness and pain exists within, is exactly the same awareness from which happiness and health exist within.
The contents within your knowing or awareness change, but awareness never changes itself.
If you examine your experience, there is never a way to experience something outside of your awareness. Even the "outside" world. When you say, "I am hot.", or "I feel sad.", or, "I am meeting Colin for brunch", you are actually saying, "I AM AWARE of feeling sad. I AM AWARE of being hot." and on and on and on. There is never a time you are experiencing the world outside of your Awareness. Sure, senses are known, feelings are known, but you never have, and never will experience the outside world. You will only feel sensations and thoughts that are known.
If you have come this far, the reason I have asked you these questions, is because I want to show you some comparative works.
"I AM the Alpha & Omega, the beginning and the end."
"I AM eternal (no beginning or end)"
-- description of God never ending, nor beginning
"When you pray, enter into your closet (your mind), and shut the door (only aware of your consciousness), and pray to your Father in secret , and your Father in secret, shall reward you openly"
"Be still and KNOW that I AM God"
"I AM that I AM"
"I AM is my name throughout all generations"
"Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still."
-- Does not this "God" or "Father" sound like the exact same thing as we describe our experience of Awareness and manifestation?
"When ye pray, believe you have already received it, and ye shall have it"
"God KNOWETH the heart"
"Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God."
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made."
"Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord."
"Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away"
"But you, O Lord, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations."
All the attributes of this "God" of scripture are remarkably explained by the exact same experience as we have when exploring manifestation, and exploring our own experience. The experience of I AM is not some afar off idea. It is not some supernatural, extrasensory experience. It is OUR EXPERIENCE. Thus, we ARE THIS GOD OF SCRIPTURE.
God's name, as stated in the bible, is I AM. What difference is there from my I AM, and God's name? There is NO DIFFERENCE. And for the proof, if you were not convinced through this little EMAIL MEDITATION, you can prove it through manifestation.
Become Aware of your ideal wish. Watch what happens. IT manifests in this world. If GOD is all Powerful, and you are God, then would you not be able to create AS GOD?
"Let us make man in our image" -- God, in Genesis.
If you hold the wish fulfilled, if you commune in your own bed with your own heart, if you are STILL and imagine your wish fulfilled, and your wish fulfilled is manifested, then you have proven that you are the God spoken about in scripture. You are the Christ spoken about in scripture. It is not something outside of our experience. We are proving it every day. We just need to know where to look. But people want to tell you that some outside force is making this happen.
They want to tell you that raising your vibration is the way to create through God. They tell you that Tarot is the way. They tell you that diet is the way. They tell you that crystals are the way. That is NOT the way to God.
If I asked you to take a step toward your self, where would you go? What would you do? "God is closer than your very breath." What is closer than your breath? AWARENESS? I AM! GOD!
I hope you will revert back to this meditation frequently, so that you can always be aware of who you truly are...