We are here to evolve not get comfortable. We are here to become sovereign beings. We have been chasing the elusive ‘Know Thyself’ connection since the beginning of consciousness. Science is slowly catching up to ancient wisdom in that there are an infinite number of selves and dimensions in the Quantum field. When we begin a course of inquiry into ourselves, we are walking into a hall of infinite mirrors and reflections of self. Which reflection should be consider? Which one is true? This is essentially a paradox.
Paradoxically, Yes and No. In much the same way that one would ponder a Zen Koan until the answer opens the true heart of the question. We only need to access our humble intuition (not our cerebral brains that need to be right) and our personal experiences to arrive at a level of realizations versus wasteful resources spent on rationalizations or dangerous assumptions.
A koan is a paradoxical word, phrase, or story used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the limits of logical thought and to bring about illumination.
When a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
(Heart Answers) Yes. It is the soundless sound, experienced emotionally through the heart.
(Head Answers) No. There are no ears to observe the sound waves.
The master of Kennin temple was Mokurai, Silent Thunder. He had a little protégé named Toyo who was only twelve years old. Toyo saw the older disciples visit the master’s room each morning and evening to receive instruction in sanzen or personal guidance in which they were given koans to stop mind-wandering.
Toyo wished to do sanzen also.
“Wait a while,” said Mokurai. “You are too young.”
But the child insisted, so the teacher finally consented.
In the evening little Toyo went at the proper time to the threshold of Mokurai’s sanzen room. He struck the gong to announce his presence, bowed respectfully three times outside the door, and went to sit before the master in respectful silence.
“You can hear the sound of two hands when they clap together,” said Mokurai. “Now show me the sound of one hand.”
Toyo bowed and went to his room to consider this problem. From his window he could hear the music of the geishas. “Ah, I have it!” he proclaimed.
The next evening, when his teacher asked him to illustrate the sound of one hand, Toyo began to play the music of the geishas.
“No, no,” said Mokurai. “That will never do. That is not the sound of one hand. You’ve not got it at all.”
Thinking that such music might interrupt, Toyo moved his abode to a quiet place. He meditated again. “What can the sound of one hand be?” He happened to hear some water dripping. “I have it,” imagined Toyo.
When he next appeared before his teacher, he imitated dripping water.
“What is that?” asked Mokurai. “That is the sound of dripping water, but not the sound of one hand. Try again.”
In vain Toyo meditated to hear the sound of one hand. He heard the sighing of the wind. But the sound was rejected.
He heard the cry of an owl. This was also refused.
The sound of one hand was not the locusts.
For more than ten times Toyo visited Mokurai with different sounds. All were wrong. For almost a year he pondered what the sound of one hand might be.
At last Toyo entered true meditation and transcended all sounds. “I could collect no more,” he explained later, “so I reached the soundless sound.”
Toyo had realized the sound of one hand.
You don’t need to create a fancy ritual unless that is your thing. The Open Inward process is already a powerful, proven method of connection.
Whether you are working with an oracle, a Tarot deck or looking at coffee grinds or tea leaves in a cup, you want to be connected to your Sacred Observing Self.
Ultimately, we are activating 78 cards of our consciousness and they are going to reflect back upon us the exact mirror or vibrational state we present as. If we are not balanced, the reading will have you going in circles. Attachment to results corrupts the information being cast out into the Unified Field and, therefore, the outcome. This experience only creates dissonance and confusion.
We are well equipped and conditioned by society to articulate a problem in words and conversely understand a problem when presented with the language of words. We are also excellent at putting that problems onto an abstract level by force finding an equation at its root that explains the cause and effect. Although helpful, this level of interpretation through abstract thought and causal logic is problematic in that our brains are highly conditional and desperately seeking relief from problem suffering through clarity. Once we think we have grasped the problem and solution we are good to go. However, there is a higher methodology we can access. But first we must leave the realm of the conscious mind.
The ability to comprehend complex ideas that do not require our physical senses but our ability to a set of references and models of how the world functions. We need abstract thought in our daily lives to navigate increasingly complex technical influences.
“Every action has an equal and opposite reaction” Newton
Many individuals attempt to explain the causes of certain events through analysis of different aspects of an event. This method is called causal reasoning.
What is causal reasoning? It is the use of logic and facts to determine cause and effect relationships. There are three types of causal reasoning definitions, which are dependent on the certainty and validity of the conclusion based on how data is used. These types of reasoning are deduction, induction, and abduction.
(a) To define what we mean by [causality] (or its absence) and identify and classify the various forms it might take.
(b) To work out the deductive properties of [causal] propositions, i.e. how they are opposed to each other (whether or not they contradict each other, and so forth), what else can be immediately inferred from them individually (eduction), and what can be inferred from them collectively in pairs or larger numbers (syllogism).
(c) To explain how [causal] propositions are, to start with, induced from experience, or constructed from simpler propositions induced from experience.
What is the meaning of causal reasoning?
Causal reasoning is the use of logic and facts to draw conclusions about cause and effect relationships. This is done through one of three types: deduction, induction, and abduction.
What is an example of causal reasoning?
Imagine that a person sees that a tomato has seeds. They know that fruits have seeds, and vegetables do not, so they reason that a tomato is a fruit.
Why is causal reasoning important?
Causal reasoning is important because it is the primary method by which people attempt to infer outcomes based on factors. It is also important to identify flaws with causal reasoning, such as superstitions and luck.
To overcome the Kryptonite of our Intuition and Non-Conscious Awareness – our Sacred Objective Self we need to explore and cultivate our comprehension of the language of our Unconscious Mind.
Our Unconscious Mind is the gateway to receiving images not words, sensations, feelings and thought forms and seeds of inspiration and wisdom. This includes our Imagistic Thinking and Analogous Conclusions.
When we live in our ‘head’, we can often get by and enjoy life and even achieve our goals and dreams. However, there is a price to pay and it often looks like unhappiness, dysfunction within and in relationships and a deep fatigue. Our thinking can be unhelpful and faulty, blocking our higher awareness and therefore hindering our ability to create lasting in happiness, health, success and abundance.
Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron describes ways to practice equanimity, outlining a situation analogous to yours – sitting in heavy traffic, while people cut ahead of you.
— Amy Dickinson, Chicago Tribune, 12 Aug. 2022
The extermination of youth is analogous to massacring society’s future and potential — a fear connected to movements that enforce unproven vaccines or that encourage chemical and surgical castration.
— Armond White, National Review, 20 July 2022
Intentionally allow your thinking mind (head), your cerebral dominance to take over while pondering this question about yourself:
What is it about me that is not balanced?
Intentionally allow your feeling mind (heart), your soft, dreamy unconscious mind to take over while pondering this question about yourself:
What in my life has ended or needs to end because it no longer serves me?