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Our Existential Crisis

It is our existential right as humans to define what life means to us. As adult humans, we have freedom to choose how we want to live our lives, who we want to see, what we want to do, and where we want to go within the parameters of the law. That was up until five weeks ago.

Up until the global pandemic forced us indoors, people based their decisions on rational facts despite living in an irrational universe. Suddenly, rationality has become irrational. Calling round to our parents or friends house is off limits. Our Sunday stroll in the park or driving to the beach is taboo, and meeting up socially in bars and cafes is strictly off limits. Within a few short weeks we have to completely redefine the parameters of our existence and what life means to us.

In normal times, we perform a list of activities that form radials into the outer world. Now, these lines fanning out from our core are contracting and moving inward. This brings frustration, isolation and may trigger deeper traumas leading to abuse and addiction. Without our usual outlets we find ourselves truly alone with our thoughts. This brings us to the existential meaning of life. If I am not my job, my activities, my routine, who am I? Am I afraid of dying, or am I afraid of living?

As the radials that form the outer aspects of our life continue to contract, our life is no longer lived solely on the surface, but starts to sink deeper on the vertical, to the core of our being. This is a golden opportunity for us as individuals and as a collective species to question our existence; Why are we here? What purpose do we serve? Are we here just to satisfy our basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter? Surely we have surpassed our basic needs at this point in our evolution. We live is a society where the basic needs have been far exceeded. We have come a long way in terms of living conditions and technology from our Hunter Gatherer fore bearers. Our basic requirements to live a simple life have long surpassed rudimentary housing, organic food and hand-made clothes. That changed post-war during the mid-twentieth century. Our tastes as a society require home comforts, processed foods and high street fashion. Most of us don’t stop there, we change our décor every few years to keep up with the latest trends, our fridge-freezers are packed to capacity and we send our wardrobe cast-offs to the recycling centre and charity shops every season so we can buy more clothes. Our precious gift of freewill has been compromised by fear and desire. Fear of not having enough, and desire for more than what we could possibly need.

We are an evolving consciousness. We are a way for the universe to become aware of itself. With physical evolution, a natural change in environment prompts a species to evolve to adapt to the change in order to survive. As humans, we have brought about an ‘artificial’ change in our environment leading to climate change. The earth has responded by restricting human movement. To adapt and escape the confines of lockdown we need to change our thinking, how we relate to our environment. This is the evolution of consciousness required if we are to remain in harmony with the planet. It is up to every one of us to take responsibility for our thoughts, words and actions as they relate to others and our precious earth. As Gandhi said, we must be the change we want to see in the world.

Collette O’Mahony 24/04/2020

Fostering Global Change

As days of social distancing turn into weeks, and perhaps months, we wonder will life ever return to normal. What is normal? For the first time in years we have an opportunity to step off the global thread mill of capitalism, consumerism and competition. One of the first things resulting from the announcement of lock downs, were the lines at check-outs, as consumers loaded up on essential items. This had an adverse effect on vulnerable members of our community when they found entire shelves emptied as a result of panic buying.

Our conditioned minds are consistent with a global economy that elevates capitalism and disregards poverty. Our current global crisis is symptomatic of a post war attitude of accumulating assets and wealth. This is not a judgement but merely a wake-up call. It is time to take a long hard look at ourselves, our society and our attitude toward our environment. If reports are to be believed, this coronavirus may be with us in some form or other for several months, or even years. As a global society we need to adapt our mental attitudes towards our health, our aspirations and our fellow humans. Justifiably, everyone is hailing health professionals and key workers as true heroes. Just as in a time of war, we praise front-line soldiers, and in times of civil unrest we praise our police force and fire service. But how soon will their efforts be forgotten? When we realise there isn’t an imminent threat to our health? As soon as the danger passes, we return to our normal behaviour patterns conditioned by the ego. Ego patterns follow the national and global trend. When the economy is buoyant and food is plentiful, we feel comfortable and perhaps complacent about our situation. Alternatively, when fear arises in the world due to a pandemic and its catastrophic effects on the economy, we follow that trend becoming hyper vigilant and remaining shut off from our community.

There is a pattern emerging here. We are micro-chips supporting a global stream of thought. Individually, we need to take responsibility for our contribution to the current world order. Our ego will deny its contribution to a failing world system. It is our inner reality that decides how we experience the world. The more entrenched we are in ego and its conditioned adoration of consumerism, the more we are a slave to competition and market trends. As that commercial world crumbles under the inevitable economic fallout, we will suffer with it because that is where the ego’s allegiance lies. However, if we align with the inner truth at the core of our being, we will emerge as a new world consciousness. Stable, connected and united.

We may for a time withstand the waves of world uncertainty washing over us, but eventually as the shore of old routines recede further and further, we must trust our ability to float to the surface, buoyed by the current of absolute reality.

Collette O’Mahony

01/0/2020

Stars and Us

A star’s luminosity is the result of energy released by nuclear reactions within its core. This radiation can be equated to agape love in human terms. The behaviour patterns of humanity imitate that of the stars in the universe. A human’s luminosity is the result of energy released by radiance within its core. When this energy is stable it radiates at very high levels and is a perfect replication of the original design. When energy at the core of a human being is unstable it becomes energy in motion, or e-motion. Effectively this energy spreads out into its environs and becomes entangled with other humans until it becomes increasingly reliant on other energy sources to fuel its survival. The core energy of the human becomes more and more unstable as it loses its centeredness.

The friction of light essence in dense matter is how new stars are born, the chemical reactions heat up the core of the star to illuminate the Light Being. Light essence that remains trapped in dense matter is scattered into space to eventually form a new solar system, and the trapped light essence has to go through an evolutionary process that takes several million years to progress into an intelligent species that becomes aware of reality.

goddess-light-streamWhite dwarfs are the remains of dying stars, as stars die their matter compresses. The matter with which white dwarfs are composed is extremely dense. Neutron stars are even denser and smaller than white dwarfs. They are matter left behind after the death of very big stars. The protons and electrons of the atoms of such stars are crushed together by intense gravitational force and form sub-atomic particles called neutrons. A typical neutron star may be no more than twelve kilometers in diameter but it can still contain as much material as the Sun. If a neutron star’s mass is three times greater than that of the Sun, its shrinkage under gravity continues until the star collapses even further and it becomes so small and dense that nothing, not even light, can escape from its intense gravitational field. This phenomenon is termed a black hole.

The core energy of a human being becomes depleted when it consistently interferes in the energy output of another human being. The energy output of a human comes through thought, word and action. By trying to manipulate the energy output of another person, the core energy of a human becomes compromised as it becomes attached to the other person through the process of manipulation and control. Using core energy for purposes other than its original design leads to instability and dispersal of vital energy. It demonstrates that the energy at the core of the human is out of alignment with its original design and it is trying to formulate a world separate to the totality of the universe. If all stars behaved in this way, there would be utter chaos in the galaxy and the rest of the universe. Therefore, energy going opposite (ego) is released into a field of illusion where it learns how to align with universal source energy.

The human form is perfect to allow for the birth of consciousness just as a nebula is perfect for the birth of stars. Our consciousness, or soul, take human form to learn non-interference and uphold the laws of the universe. Energy that is out of alignment with universal laws must learn through pain and suffering the cost of separation consciousness. In stellar terms, humans are learning to stabilize their core energy and retract any energy entangled with dense matter. This is conservation of energy and allows it to radiate from the center to attract optimum conditions within the universal field. Humans are learning that energy cannot be used to interfere in the order of the universe.

Collette O’Mahony

September 2017

Talents (natural gifts)

 

The seeming solidity of matter beneath our feet, in our hands or as familiar objects, causes our faculties to attach itself to form. Our human body, and our attachment to other forms, compounds solidity and the apparent separateness of man and man, man and creature, man and object. However, should the Law of gravity cease to operate, we humans and our many objects would find ourselves cast out like meteorites into the abyss, beyond sky, lumps of solid matter evicted from our planetary home.

If we are exclusively matter, then we should also have deep roots from our feet keeping us grounded firmly in one place. But we are a species set apart from the plant kingdom, and while animals migrate and move freely upon the surface of the earth, they act according to instinct only. In this man differs from the animal kingdom.

4cbbdfe182f7b134eaceccf88b290d25[1]Man has freewill to think and act separately to his fellow man. Used wisely, this faculty can reason and logic what is benefit and what is loss. Benefit is the conclusion of nature’s cycle through the seasons. Man’s natural talents used for benefit of all is his life’s work and harvest. As nature’s harvest comes through unlimited varieties, so too is man’s potential inexhaustible.

We are not placed in one fixed spot with roots and tentacles, nor are we replicates of one another bound to limited and repetitive imitation in our daily habits. We are original sparks of conscious energy in the vehicular mode of human carriage, which is provided to aid our innate gifts and talents for the benefit of all. The balance of reason and feeling is a steady guide in the realisation and application of genuine talent.

Reason exercises the mental faculty to provide the image and form the talent shall take, such as an artist who prepares his canvas for the image he wishes to paint upon it. Feeling is the power that propels the image or thought form into action. It is the passion and enthusiasm of the artist for his subject that calls him to paint. The fusion of reason and feeling ignite action towards the attainment of the goal. When this end is concluded, we have the product of the person’s nature and talent.

If we become too attached to reason and the form it takes in our minds, then we tip the scales of balance to the deficit of feeling. Likewise, if we succumb to emotion, there is a deficiency of reason. The balance between these two faculties is essential for the emergence of talent in a clear, original format. The result of overthinking or emotional irrationality is a state of mind that produces confusion and outputs this evidence onto the world.

Feelings allow us to gauge our inner response to a thing. It is an impulse to inform reason, to produce reaction. When feeling overcomes reason we term it ‘impulsive’. When reason overcomes feeling we call it ‘compulsive’. One is feeling without thinking, the latter is thinking without feeling.

Feelings are the space where ideas germinate. They are the womb of consciousness. Reason germinates the seed to produce the fruit of creation, the originality of the bloom is held in the seed. On the outer realm, space frames nature, in the form of air and sky. We are the beneficiaries of nature’s and air’s harmonious relationship. Trees give out oxygen and take in carbon dioxide which is essential for the air that we breathe. If we are too obsessed with matter, we overlook air’s necessity in our life. Someone who has gasped for air after choking on food, or after too long submerged in water, quickly realises his dependence upon air. If there were no space between things, no sky to frame landscapes, we could not see the relationship between things, just as the artist would paint all the objects and backgrounds of his composition the same tone of grey.

The relationship between the apparent world and the space out of which it appears, reflects our inner state of Being, the relationship between reason and feeling. Reason is the relief on the background of feeling, just as the tree is nature’s impression against the sky. The form the tree shall take varies from species to species. The form the sky takes will depend upon weather patterns.

It is our greatest gift to have freewill to use reason and feeling, it is also our greatest challenge. The fruition of talent in the individual and the collective is dependent upon our employment of reason and feeling, our respect of each, in order for our unique talents to flourish for the benefit of all.

Collette O’Mahony

29/07/2017

Image: Bojan Jevtic

Spirit & Mind

Life is a continual experience. The spirit feels. The mind creates. Interference in the mind leads to confused state of Being. Everything is energy. The spirit is gaseous energy. The mind is liquid energy. The body is solid energy. The problem for us humans is the attachment to solid energy, disregarding the preceding states of energy. Humans are preoccupied with ice, foregoing the water of mind and the vapour of spirit. Emotions gauge temperature. Fiery emotion quickly melts the ice of solid appearance. Cool emotion such as detachment solidifies the mental waters returning it to ice. Our lives require balance between the two states, to flow freely through the mind as pure water from the fountainhead.

We inhabit a world where spirit moves into appearance and unity into a myriad of variation. It is the mind that facilitates this experience of phenomena. Every man is a radial of the sun, as it points outwards to the circumference of earth, so too does it point back to its origin at the centre of all life. Both light and shadow point to the sun. The mind points firmly to the origin. The mind is powered by the centrifugal force of intellect. The spirit is power, it is the force that creates. The essence of every living thing is power and intellect. Nature is power directed from the origin of life force. It is operated by universal intelligence.

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Human beings have freewill. Our spirit & mind are part of the origin, yet we have the choice to think and act separately. It is only when we become victim of our freewill do we seek to be rescued from our damning thoughts. However, many of us wish to be rescued from the result of vice but not always from vice itself. This is the dilemma for mankind. Fear and desire are the effect of infractions on the spirit. Confusion and folly are caused by infraction on the mind. Confusion of mind and fear in spirit is indicative of the human belief in a separate self. It is through mental anxiety and spiritual pain that eventually turns us away from the linear fringes of past & future, and allows the outer mind of humans to follow the centripetal path back to its origin. The heart is the receptacle for the radiation of spirit. When the central life force receives a signal from the spirit then the mind becomes porous to truth. Extreme individualism gives way to unity in unique expression. The vagaries of separate self are transformed by clear mind into magnanimous action.

The outer seeking of separate self leads the spirit into a catacomb of illusion and death. This subterranean existence rests on the belief that there is no other reality other than appearance. The spirit sleeps because it is unrecognised as an equal part of man’s essential nature, and mind takes centre stage as the apparatus by which form is held solid. The true power of spirit is reduced exponentially to the self-aggrandisement of ego. The resulting imbalance leads to the breaking of universal laws.
However, the fruit eventually ripens on the tree of cause & effect. If the cause is human vice, the effect is human suffering. As shareholders of this vice we are liable to its expiation.

Collette O’Mahony

July 2017

Ascension of Consciousness

Emotional congestion thwarts love, brooding and snarling, it lives in the shadows of fear, vengeance and betrayal. This towering babel of infractions of love, finds its foundations in the souls of men, its walls in his heart, and its smeared windows in his confused mind.

Attachment to form is the architect of pain. This multi-storey self trembling under the seismic activity of a fraught imagination and eventually crumbles beneath its igneous layer of egotism.

Life is governed by inexorable conditions. The world springs from the nature of our soul. In its pure state, the soul is fluid and transient. In its unnatural state, it is in the stasis of self, buttressed by beliefs and expectation, providing the soundtrack and narration for its masquerade as it parades through the apparent world. Desire is the float that carries the self aloft but fear halts its procession.

Fear is the harbinger that warns the soul of moral decline. Fear demands the penalty for transgressions are paid. Progress of the soul is not by linear procession, but by ascension of state. The egoist self lives in ignorance of this from human existence to human existence until the monolith of pain becomes too cumbersome to bear. The conditions of egoist thought and action lie within the soul. The ego subscribes to birth and death, it is governed by time. The soul is governed by the Law of eternal Being. The soul must pay for infractions caused by the wilful ego upon the whole. It is aided in this by the Law of Cause & Effect.

The world mirrors the soul’s state of consciousness. The ego is ignorant of this and projects its faults onto others. The truth living in the soul, known or unknown, is of unity. All life is one. Therefore, all humans are shareholders of transgressions, blame and vice. We are here because we are liable in making amends for our past actions that have imparted upon the whole. When the soul becomes aware of its reason for being in human form, its ascension of state accelerates and its moral nature overthrows the false master.

However, this metamorphosis is not without suffering. The mirror of truth is an unwelcome intruder to the ego, while it is the window of freedom for the soul. The inlet of vice must exit through the outlet of suffering. Denial of feeling the effect of wrongdoings eventually overpowers the capricious ego and turns the finger of the projectionist firmly inward. The ascension of the soul marks the decline of ego. The ego’s surrender marks the maturity of the soul indicating its maturity and awareness of its union with all life. Then the star seed of human consciousness shines brightly amongst the firmament of men so that the performance can match his promise.

Collette OMahony

13/05/2017

Bojan Jevtic

Art by Bojan Jevtic

Birth of Consciousness (extract from ‘Science of the Soul’)

There are two strands of thought when seeking answers to the origins of the universe, one is spiritual and the other is scientific. Spiritual thought comes through intuition and reflection. Scientific thought comes from reason and logic. This is universal power meeting universal intelligence on the physical plane.
The latter comes from looking outside, and the former comes from looking within. Inner vision is activated by universal power, and outer vision is activated by universal intelligence.

Harmonising both strands of thought leads to a Singularity and the Intelligence that gave birth to the universe. As spiritual and mental energy harmonise, so too does masculine and feminine energy. Humans are here to experience first-hand what it feels like to be a child of the universe.

Eventually, in several millions of years, the Sun will exhaust the supply of hydrogen at its core, and then the central nuclear furnace will move outwards to layers around the core, in search of new hydrogen fuel. The Sun will begin to expand and increase in brightness; it will become a red giant star. When the temperature and pressure at the centre of the Sun reaches a certain point, it sets off a nuclear chain reaction with helium entering into these reactions. Helium is transformed into carbon, releasing even more energy. Toward the end of the Sun’s life the red hot atmosphere of the Sun will dissolve, leaving the star’s small, dense core exposed as a glowing white dwarf.

In larger stars, those ten times or so heavier than the Sun, nuclear reactions proceed at a speedy rate until the star explodes as a supernova. This is predicted to happen to the red giant star Betelgeuse in the star constellation of Orion. The nuclear holocaust of a supernova explosion forges nature’s heavier elements and scatters them into space, where they mix with existing clouds of hydrogen and helium gas. They are then ready to be collected up into new stars and planetary systems similar to the solar system.

In the birth of a solar system, heavy elements and light elements fuse together to create planets and new life forms. The Sun, the star at the cente of our solar system, allows life to develop on earth. The form or matter of an intelligent species such as humans is made up of elements from star formations. Animating these complex life forms is an intelligence that is superior to anything else in the solar system, and this indefinable essence entangled in dense matter seems to be seeking a way out. It is seeking to evolve to a consciousness that can exist outside of dense matter, and somewhere deep within the core or heart of each being is the blueprint of a star.

The light essence of humans is currently fused as thought matter in the outer mind and is known as the ego or self. This light essence is seeking a way to disentangle from heavier elements that keep it earth bound, and it is using role play in the human form to create an opening into true Reality.

The human form is about to give birth to Reality on a grand scale. Effectively humanity is in the womb of consciousness, to use a spiritual term, and is about to give birth to universal consciousness. In scientific terms, the solar system is a nebula giving birth to higher forms of intelligence that allows Universal power & intelligence, which give birth to the universe, to become aware of its very creation.

Extract from ‘Science of the Soul’ by Collette OMahony 

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