Consciousness

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This is a topic category for www.steveleasock.com that offers articles about object and universal consciousness, presence and living consciously.

Articles too Lengthy, too Short or Just Right

I wish to thank everyone for the messages and emails that I receive. I smile from time to time because occasionally someone asks why my articles are so lengthy. But, I don’t smile because I am making fun of this person. The smile results from the sensation of object consciousness as it expands and flows through him or her and me.

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It is a process that we each experience. Furthermore, it is unavoidable during the transition from mind to conscious awareness. Whether you consider my articles to be short, lengthy or just right mostly depends on the answer to the following question. Do you read the articles from the mind or consciousness? Continue reading

Bird Song and the Mockery of Time

Worldwide there are 10,000 bird species. Similarly, there are an estimated 100 to 400 billion on the Earth. It is astonishing. Now imagine all of them singing in the same moment. That would surely produce quite a sound.

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Still, let’s consider one single bird. It happily sings its song. This opportunity presented itself to me last week. I was reflecting on a few text changes in my third book manuscript. It was around dusk. I could hear one bird in particular singing its song. Then there was a pause. Followed by a random sequence of chirping. Once again, there was a pause. Then it would sing its song once again. The experience was very pleasurable. It was quite soothing. I then felt myself uniting with the moment that was unfolding. We can call this a conscious assimilation between objects. It is a wonderful experience. The portal to consciousness opens and invites you to enter. Continue reading

Afraid? But Why? Moreover, Why Now?

People and animals do indeed experience fear. The Species-Specific Defense Reactions (S.S.D.R.) is perhaps at the root of this reaction. Could the consciousness level of a life-form alter this behavior? Most of us are probably be more interested in eliminating the clouds of fear that darken our daily activities. Would a shift in our awareness alleviate the need to be afraid?

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Our conscious development obviously has an influence on fear. Mind conditioning causes us to dread almost everything at some level.  Please don’t misunderstand this statement. Fear was, is and will always be a part of our species; at least from a biological standpoint. Still, what about the psychological ramifications? Continue reading

Appreciation of Life: It Is Your Responsibility

There are truly many forms of appreciation. A few examples would be sharing a smile, helping someone in need or giving someone a compliment. I wish to offer my appreciation to everyone and everything I have encountered throughout my existence. The interaction with my mind had once caused me difficulties and confusion. Not to mention, conflicts that arose with people and situations. It seems so long ago in hindsight.

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These difficulties resulted from unobserved thoughts and emotions. Furthermore, this occur in everyone as a consequence of a conditioned mind and ego. The ego has an insatiable appetite for power and control. Likewise, this behavior also deters awareness to the flowing rhythm of universal energy. These are the perils of human existence which we face on a daily basis. Still, it is possible to literally appreciate everything; irrespective of the labels. Continue reading

Evolution of Consciousness: It Is Blossoming

What is evolution? Everything evolves in some manner. Doesn’t it? Dictionary.com offers several definitions for evolution.

  1. Any process of formation or growth; development
  2. A product of such development; something evolved
  3. A motion incomplete in itself, but combining with coordinated motions to produce a single action, as in a machine.
  4. Biology. Change in the gene pool of a population from generation to generation by such processes as mutation, natural selection, and genetic drift.

These are but a few of the definitions used for evolution. How has consciousness evolved? Likewise, how can it change our experience of life? Could we go so far as to say that universal consciousness is the catalyst for evolution? 

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I, as I am sure you, continue to awaken and become more aware of consciousness. Thus, this too must be a form of evolution.  The universe is 99.9 percent nothingness. This is amazing to consider. But, it is even more incredible to simply experience how nothingness manifests into somethingness. There are more and more scientists / physicists who are basically saying that consciousness creates reality. Continue reading

Law of Attraction: Around and Around It Goes

Almost everyone has heard of the law of attraction. But, is it only a spirituality cliché or does it hold true merit?

“The law of attraction is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like” which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. This belief is based upon the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from “pure energy”, and the belief that like energy attracts like energy.” – Wikipedia

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Hence, the law of attraction is an interesting phenomenon that very likely occurs in any and every moment. You attract what you focus on.  Whether you know it or not. The energy you release is what will return to you. We and all living organism are the catalysts. Still, a life-form with a higher level of object consciousness will influence universal energy more than a life form with less. Likewise, there is a further benefit relating to higher object consciousness.  It offers the possibility to actively observe how this energy influences this dimension. The very fact that we can be aware of consciousness allows us to experience the results of the law of attraction.

Law of Attraction Flourishes on Energy

This marvelous dimension of energy which manifests from a state of nothingness is a mystery. It’s actual origin, content or purpose is irrelevant. Religion or science cannot explain it. Still, the mind uses such concepts to define our existence and takes them too seriously. The law of attraction will give you what you want; even if you don’t want it. Does this sound confusing? I wish to give you an example from my daily experiences.

There have been situations when I have wanted to avoid confrontation with a given person or situation. I had done everything physically and mentally possible to avoid such an encounter. This included planning where to go or what to do, just to keep it from happening. Oh boy, was I fooling myself. I would actually believe that I could avoid a person or event. Therefore, I did everything possible to stay away from a given person or situation. What do you think happened? The law of attraction gave me what I unknowingly manifested; whether I truly want it or not. It is impartial and does not condemn one thought nor desire or praise another.

Thus, the attraction results according to what your center of focus. It makes no different if you label something good, bad, right or wrong. It has happened to me again and again. A typical example would be of a person that I have tried to avoid. The energy output which does not want to encounter the person is exactly that which attracts him or her to me.

Law of Attraction and What Manifests

This usually results in me suddenly standing face to face with the very person that I tried so hard to avoid. The results have been the same in different situations. I continually practice becoming more and more aware of what I am feeling and thinking at any given moment. Now I even laugh inside when I become that which I have thought; but not wanted. This has given me a clearer insight into the power of awareness. Thus, it is often possible to actually sense the encounter or situation before it happens.

It is quite a fascinating experience; and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with Jedi Knight Abilities. It is possible for each person. It gives us opportunities to manifest experiences that are nurturing, productive and fulfilling. Just be careful…the energy that you have projected is what you will get back. Whether you truly want it or not. “What goes around comes around!”

Wishing you a wonderful day!

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Flowing Energy Is Everywhere

Everything is energy and energy is everything. Einstein gave us a universal formula for energy. Likewise, individuals interested in physics, more precisely quantum physics, know the significance of flowing energy. Moreover, energy manifests through every object; living and also the so called non-living. It binds the universe…oops. Sorry, I almost quoted Yoda from Star Wars.

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“In the standard Lambda-CDM model of cosmology, the total mass–energy of the universe contains 5% ordinary matter and energy, 27% dark matter and 68% of an unknown form of energy known as dark energy.”
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The fact is that we cannot dismiss the ramifications of flowing energy in the universe. What would happen when we take away the illusion of solid matter? Universal energy remains preserved and continual. Hence, energy is transferable. It is absolute and ever-flowing. This is regardless of the forms through which it manifests.

Energy and Consciousness

But, what is energy? Energy is almost as mysterious as consciousness. It is somehow magical. And, it is here, there and everywhere. We have established formulas and symbols that describe it; still it would seem that we have not grasped its essence. Or, have we just uncovered the mystery? Could consciousness simply be flowing energy? This is how livescience.com defines Energy.

“In physics, energy is the ability to do work, or the ability to move or elicit change in matter. In effect, the amount of energy something has refers to its capacity to cause things to happen.”

Yoda, from Star Wars said it in his own way.

“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere.

Flowing Energy Unities Everything

Energy may be the element that unites Body (form), mind (thought) and consciousness. All three can thus exchange energy input and output. Additionally, all can freely influence this energy field. Furthermore, this readily allows energy to manifest. These are flowing frequencies that flourishes in a dimension of oneness.

This acknowledgement provides fantastic possibilities for us. Harmony and balance between living and life would blossom in our experiences. Similarly, we would feel this life energy vibration first hand. It would be mostly uncluttered by detail abstractions. Nevertheless, the dawning of self-awareness has caused an imbalance in mind and consciousness. But, life awareness can turn it all around. We can literally manifest ideas, wishes and desires within this dimension. This has always been possible. But, the fulfillment of ideas and desires will not always manifest according to our expectations. Our object energy sometimes expects something that is not in accordance with universal energy. Universal energy cannot give us what was never ours to receive. Still, what it can offer will surprise you.

Best wishes

P.S. Here are two interesting articles pertaining to our discussion.

Relationship between consciousness and energy

Abundance and happiness

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Togetherness within the Totality of Life

The key to living in harmony with life is based on togetherness. It goes hand in hand with object existence and consciousness. What is togetherness? This is not the superficial act of being together with other people and things in the universe. Still, the sheer inseparable nature of existence is oneness. Everything is essentially and ultimately absolute.

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But, our emotions, conditioned behavior, and ego induces separation. This causes blockage in the natural flow of universal energy. This, in turn, causes an imbalance in our localized field of object consciousness. We know that there is a natural frequency of life. But, it seems difficult to find and more so to remain in the flow. What this frequency consist of is secondary. The splendor lies in consciously observing this frequency. It is essential to understand the significance of true togetherness that is within this dimension. Eckhart Tolle refers to something similar to this in his book “Realizing the Power of Now”. Continue reading

Alive: That’s What It Is All About

You are alive. It’s great! Isn’t it? Or, do we sometime forget that it is wonderful? This article is a follow up to our discussion about enlightenment. You live. Moreover, it is possible for you to be aware; to be conscious; at least sometimes. You know this because you smell the flowers, you laugh and you feel pain. Your memory recalls sights and smells. These are part of our human experience. Still, each and every encounter is also an enlightened experience.

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It is best to emphasize again and again that spiritual awakening has nothing to do with reaching a divine state. Rather, it is the acknowledgement that every moment is about accepting life’s divinity. Otherwise, a person may spend an entire existence trying to find the secret of living. The act of being alive is the manifestation of life. This is not something that you define, plan or expect. It is simply about being that which manifests. Continue reading

Enlightenment: All Paths Lead Back to You

Many people wish to reach spiritual bliss. We interpret this as something that will give us peace and happiness. However, must you feel good or must everything be blissful before you can experience enlightenment? This is unlikely because a universe of objects is not permanent. There will always be changes occurring that can cause confusion and discomfort at the level of a life-form.

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Enlightenment, regarding living consciously, does not necessarily become obvious only when we are blissful and without worry. The relationship with yourself, this moment, the universe and life contribute to consciously experiencing living and loving. A state of enlightenment is a constant. You either acknowledge, accept and allow enlightenment or not. But, it will be difficult to experience if you are not willing to accept both the limitations of your existence and the divinity of being. Continue reading