Consciousness or awareness is a tricky thing! Not everyone is on the same page….and not everyone will be on the same page. And often times, what I tend to see on Facebook, Twitter, and in regular every day conversations, is people really coming at each other hard because not everyone is on the same page with their particular consciousness.
Enlightenment is an interesting thing to participate in. Enlightenment is what happens to us to elevate our consciousness in some area or another.
What we have to remember (myself included) is that everyone is at a different level of consciousness.
A person may not know or understand some aspect of metaphysics, but he or she can share a story about how he or she went through a situation that helped them learn an important lesson about life. Is that not consciousness? Is that not enlightenment?
I’m sure there were many people within the Afrikan-American community who may not ever heard of Ma’at but certainly lived a life in balance and harmony from within as best as they knew how. Many of our Afrikan-American ancestors didn’t know who the Buddha was, but they certainly lived mindful lives, aware of themselves and their surroundings – right speech, right thought, right concentration, right livelihood, etc. Some of them may not have known about tarot cards and throwin’ dem bones, but they were divinely intuitive – some of the planets best seers ever. Is this not consciousness? Is this not enlightenment?
I think it’s quite clear that within, we are still searching and many are still lost, even when Truth is right here, right now. The challenge for me this year and within the past few months especially is that I had to accept the fact that there are some folks withn my community and in other communities who are OK with being lost. Perhaps, this is a part of the slave and slave master mentality?? We are still judging each other within the Afrikan-American community on things like light-skinned vs. dark-skinneed, consciouss vs. unconscious, religious vs. spiritual vs. scientific, poor vs. rich, pretty vs. not-so-good looking, with children vs. without children, man vs. woman, etc, etc, etc, etc. It’s all heartbreaking, yet it’s a reflection of the country in which we were born and raised.
Arguing over any of the above things are distractions or Maya (illusions). I’m not saying that things don’t exist, what I’m saying is the power that these negative things have over our minds and hearts is an illusion. An entire continent’s money may not have any value by world economic standards, yet, if the people who control the economy have controlled the minds of the people for many generations, and they know they don’t have power, they will still remain in power, because the people are not mentally able to see through the illusion.
These are just some thoughts I had this evening….I could write on and on, but I decided to end this here.
Hetepu (Peace & blessings)