Monday, July 20, 2015

Discovering What we Don't Know

Most of us already believe what we have been taught by others. This makes us quite comfortable with our beliefs and values.

This reliance on our beliefs and values also inextricably tie us to societal labels of race, religion, gender, status, and so forth. And once we have completely embodied these toxic labels, we're unable to envision ourselves being anything other than what we have been taught to be.

Many of us also give power to the labels. We treat them as if they are reality or something divinely created. And as we give more and more power to the labels, we give less and less power to ourselves.

After awhile we accept ourselves according to the labels. This acceptance only strengthens our toxic beliefs and values power over us. And it also plunges us deeper into powerlessness and dependency on others for clarity.

In our efforts to escape from what we have created, we limit our search to the familiar; that what others  teach us about the unknown consciousness. Unfortunately, others nearly always direct  to the Decalogue or similar precepts,  to assist us with our efforts to escape the suffering from our toxic beliefs and values.

The problems we face with trusting what others teach us is that they, themselves, are teaching what others taught them. And these fallacious teaching modalities continue ad infinitum without any of us ever being able to see the original documents or their creators.

Nevertheless, when we unlearn what others have taught us and accept that Enlightenism is our awareness-of-being, we enter into the realm of consciousness that is unknown to our parents and society. It is unknown to them because if they were aware of it, then we would have already been taught something that is known to all of us.

Enlightenism is the unknown consciousness. It is the unconditioned consciousness that answers only to itself. And as such, it has no barriers to its awareness-of-being or I Am.

When we enter into the realm of the unknown consciousness, then we understand that societal labels are nothing but human illusions or things we makeup in our efforts to understand ourselves and others. We also discover in Enlightenism consciousness that God (and the numerous other names used to describe the divine Creator) is different from what we have been taught by our parents and society.

The God that is present in our current awareness-of-being comes from our parents and society. This God is not born outside of our illusions, but come from them.

While we might revel in astonishment and soak our minds with effusive dosage of accolades about the wonderment of the ontological arguments for the existence of God, we must not lose sight of the fact that these arguments were not based on personal experience. They were philosophical attempts to define a power that was unknown to them.

For us to discover the unconditioned God, (the one not created by humans) we must search within our Enlightenism consciousness for the answers. There are no shortcuts for us to take.  And in a sense, everything returns to the Enlightened One who said, "We must be born again."

This rebirth is not a ritual or verbal affirmation of faith, it is a rebirth in consciousness. We must let go of all that we have received from our parents and society, and then seek unity with our unconditioned consciousness. 

Meanwhile, this entire process takes place in our consciousness. It is the letting go of our toxic awareness-of-being, and claiming our new awareness-of-being to be Enlightenism.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Enlightenism Transcends What Others Have Taught Us About our Purpose

At some point in our lives we become curious about our purpose. This curiosity usually occurs during moments of intense self-doubts. 

Whenever we become curious about what's happening in our lives, we are usually willing to engage ourselves in self-discovery. This means we want to know more about ourselves, particularly our actions.

Enlightenism self-discovery means understanding the origins of our beliefs and values, which are responsible for our actions. This is an entirely different process than educating ourselves to conform to a prototypical person that others have created for us.

 Nevertheless, most of us have already accepted that our purpose is to do something great to make the world a better place for us to live. We have endowed ourselves with spiritual beliefs and judgments about how this world should be.

We want everyone to live in a magically-created peaceful world. And in this world, we will have somehow eradicated all the toxicity causing us not to be peaceful.

In other words, we desire a peace that's alien to our own awareness-of-being. We have forgotten that the world cannot teach us something that it doesn't possess. So if we desire peace, then we must first discover and express it within our own lives.

For many of us, our peaceful quest must begin by our understanding that we are responsible for the current conditions in our lives. Moreover, we acquired our beliefs and values from our parents and society. And if we desire to discover beliefs and values of our own, we must be willing to let go of what they taught us.

Most of us love our parents and don't want to blame them for teaching us toxic beliefs and values. We want to keep them in their parental apogee position, which separates them from us. For us to do something otherwise, would attack and devalue all the sacrifices they made for us.

 This is difficult for many of us to understand, especially when we use our toxic minds to do so. This understanding only occurs in our Enlightenism unconditioned consciousness.

It is in this consciousness that our toxic judgments are transmuted into clarity. We no longer blame or become angry at those who taught us according to their awareness-of-being.

This doesn't mean that some of us are greater or more powerful than others, it simply means we have the power to stop our own spiritual evolution. We can choose to maintain the beliefs and values taught us by others or choose to let them go and pursue others within our unconditioned consciousness.

It's important for us to remember that Enlightenism is where we discover a theosophical awareness-of-being. This is an awareness-of-being that enlightens us to understand God, spirituality, religion, nature, and so forth that's free of toxic distortions.

Enlightenism consciousness is where we stop prescribing anthropomorphic qualities to others whom we believe are greater than us. This is the consciousness where our spiritual hubris dies.

Enlightenism is the immanent awareness-of-being of all of our purposes.  It contains not only our purpose, but it frees us from the toxic beliefs and values that others taught us. 


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Understanding our Relationship With Illusions

When we're unaware of something, we don't do anything about it. Most of us are unaware that our lives are controlled by illusions. And since we don't recognize illusions as illusions, we continue to try and change something that doesn't actually exist.

There are all sorts of programs pitched by self-help gurus that offer us ways to change our lives. And many of us who participate in them become immersed in a web of illusions.

In our insatiable quest for sense-certainty and truth, we try to use illusions to satisfy this hunger. After many tries and failures, we continue to listen to others in hopes of our discovering this elusive truth.

This type of commitment makes us intransigent to explore the depths of our unconditioned consciousness. Unfortunately, most of us also believe this consciousness is an  illusion.

For us to understand that our unconditioned consciousness is not an illusion, we first must understand our own existence. This means we must understand the development process of the Self  and its relationship with our illusions. 

Similarly, it's our willingness to understand how we became aware-of-being this person that will ultimately  lead us to Enlightenism. And with our Enlightenism consciousness we will clearly understand that we created our Self or awareness-of-being from toxic beliefs and values.

We will also understand that most, if not all, of the beliefs and values we believe in were created from illusions. They were manufactured by others to meet the supply and demand we have for sense-certainty or truth.So they provided us with the beliefs and values to assuage our demands for the truth.

Most of us have embodied the sense-certainty beliefs and values from others. This means that the truth exists only in the illusions or in the things we create from them.

Similarly, if we are born of this world, the one controlled by illusions, then we are ourselves illusions.  In other words, the Self that we're aware of being was conditioned by the toxic beliefs and values we received from our parents and society.

This awareness is difficult for most of us to accept.Nevertheless, whenever we become aware of the Enlightenism consciousness within us, we then have the power to overcome what others have taught us. We can use this consciousness to create a new Self.

With Enlightenism we have power to be "born again." This rebirth occurs in our consciousness and is not controlled by our illusions.

This new Self, created from a colorless, formless, and faceless awareness-of-being, has the power to transform our conditioned consciousness (Self)  into an awareness-of-being that has power over our illusions.

Moreover, this is the power and clarity we need to understand that our unconditioned consciousness is the beginning and end of all of our awareness-of-beings. It is the truth about the Creator (unconditioned consciousness) of all of our awareness-of-beings.

It's important for us to remember that while we're not alone in this world, we're also not powerless. Our power comes from our unconditioned consciousness. This consciousness is greater than the one we conditioned to become one with our illusions.

Meanwhile, when we're able to understand our relationship with our illusions, then we're able to understand that Enlightenism is greater than the Self or our conditioned awareness-of-being. It is the only power we have to be "born again" and ourselves from our illusions.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Enlightenism Exists Beyond Prayer and Meditation

Whenever our mind and consciousness conflict, we become confused about our awareness-of-being. And in most circumstances, we will choose our mind or intellect over our consciousness.

Many of us talk freely and  speak forceful and authoritatively on consciousness. We even go so far as to believe we can pinpoint the exact location of consciousness within us. Unfortunately, when we make this  claim, we're unaware that it comes from our intellect.

Similarly, many of us believe that consciousness is an extension of our mind. That its existence is dependent solely on our intellect. And if the brain or intellect is limited, then so is our consciousness.

Many of us who are victimized by toxic beliefs and values believe consciousness and intellect are one, but intellect is greater than consciousness. Some of us also believe that our consciousness created our intellect and endowed it with the power to absorb, interpret, and express ideas and other forms of information.

Similarly, we also believe that for consciousness and intellect to become one, our intellect must first acknowledge its creator. And once this acknowledgement is made, then seek to cleanse itself of everything it has learned from others about consciousness. 

This means we must understand the art of prayer and meditation from a consciousness perspective. So whenever we pray to a higher power, we must ensure we're using our consciousness rather than our intellect.

This existential perspective on differentiation between consciousness and intellectual perspicuity is crucial to how we define our awareness-of-being in prayer and meditation. When our awareness-of-being is consciousness, then we are aware of having power. However, when  our awareness-of-being is our intellect, then we are aware of being powerless.

The significance of us defining our awareness-of-being before engaging in prayer and meditation determines the nature of our prayers and meditations. This clarity changes the entire need for prayer and meditation.

When our desires are intellectually driven, we seek understanding from outside of ourselves. This means our prayers and meditations are driven by desires for a greater power source to assist us with something we have created from our own toxic beliefs and values.

Similarly, it's also important to remember that we learned about prayer and meditation from others. They taught us to use them as tools to connect with God or a higher power existing outside of us. We were taught to use these tools whenever we became overwhelmed by beliefs of lack, limitation, struggle, doubt, and so on.

Meanwhile, none of these beliefs exists in Enlightenism consciousness.They only exist within our intellect.

Nevertheless, when we understand that our consciousness is greater than our intellect, we will have begun the process to go beyond our current beliefs and values. We will have discovered the Enlightenism consciousness within us.

Enlightenism consciousness is formless, faceless, and colorless. This consciousness doesn't contain within itself any of the toxic beliefs and values we're using in our prayers and meditation. It is beyond everything we have learned about ourselves, others, and the external world.

Enlightenism is the rebirth that Christ, Buddha, and other enlightened individuals taught on how to go beyond our toxic beliefs and values. And every individual who discovers this glorious truth knows that consciousness is greater than everything we have been taught by others.