WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS / MORE DEEP THOUGHTS
What is consciousness is no small topic at all.
LOSING ONE’S CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE LOSS OF A GREATEST TREASURE
There is hardly anything more sad and tragic in life than a progressive withering of one’s consciousness, especially after a life of richly gathering knowledge, experience and wisdom. We see this especially in Alzheimer’s patients who can’t recognize their loved ones. This happen rather often and after long periods of illness or insipid advancing old age. About half of Americans over 85 suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. With this receding of consciousness we lose the natural enjoyment, joy and zest for life. Life becomes a true drag. We may become chronically depressed with one foot in the grave. Colors then can become less vivacious, sounds less sonorous, thoughts less clear as the mind dulls, and motions slower and shaky. The ability to accomplish dreams is seriously impinged. We can’t pull really things off and pull them together.
Whydoes all this tragically happen? Why isn’t life a more constant joyous upward journey? What causes this awful slippage into unconsciousness and how can it mostly be avoided or at least slowed?
COMPARED TO OTHER RICHES
Among one’s greatest life accomplishments a person can point to their livelihood – as a doctor, lawyer, accountant, nuclear physicist, artist or entrepreneur. Or they may be a homemaker or parent. Without the knowledge however of what is consciousness, and thus the essence of life contained in different forms, all other riches and enjoyments of life can be taken away. One can say thus that the knowledge of what is consciousness (and as the essence of one’s life) is really the important study of all.
IF WE ONLY KNEW!
If we therefore and intimately knew what is consciousness and how it functions – whether how it rises or recedes – we could very greatly alter and improve the course of our lives.
BREAKTHROUGH KNOWLEDGE FOR HEALING
In my experience that kind of knowledge is entirely possible. It is dear and precious to have. It can be accessible but only with an open, receptive mind that can think out of the box. One of my life aims, as I keep envisioning it, is to write a popular book of 50 simple ways of healing the whole of ourselves, beginning thus first and foremost with a healing of our consciousness. This is because the healing of our consciousness is really at the foundation of all other major forms of healing. This then supports and spreads out to improve the whole of our lives.
HOW I CAME TO THIS PERSPECTIVE
I came to this perspective through some trying experiences of my own, as outlined in my bio. This influenced me to become a natural healer or naturopath – ever showing the path of healing journeys to others.