Learning to Express Wholeness

    In order for man to consciously function in a state of wholeness he needs to understand and accept the co-creative relationship required between himself and his real self. To accept the guidance of a consciousness beyond our learned experience as a basis for action requires a step of faith. For many men the existence of any part of them beyond their physical self is incomprehensible, they have completely forgotten their real identity.

     There are many layers of resistance and conditioning which can mask a conscious relationship with our real self. However, when we block out our inner voice our real self can still manifest in unconscious ways through our feelings. Many people often follow their feelings as their guide even when it defies their logic or mental consciousness. The difficulty of a life lived in such a way is the difficulty of discrimination between feelings which arise from unconscious desires or conditioning and those which arise from our inner guide. '

     The signals from man's feelings are sometimes quite subtle. However the longer man proceeds on the wrong path the more evident the lack of harmony becomes, likewise, the closer man is to the path of wholeness the greater he senses his harmony with his environment and the events within it. In such a way the real self can guide man through his feelings into the experiences required to grow towards wholeness.

     Our society approves of actions based on logic. To act based on feelings without associated knowledge is considered to be irresponsible. Thus we normally interpret our feelings in logical terms. If we ask ourselves why we make certain choices in our life we will normally respond with logic; for example, why do we choose our career...why a particular job... why do we like a particular friend or go to a certain location for our holidays. In many situations it is not acceptable to reply "it felt right", let alone reply "I felt guided by my real self who believes that is the right choice to help us learn to express oneness"! Such a reply may be considered as close to insanity. However I believe it may be a truer reply than many responses we give to such questions.

     The majority of men resist the guidance of their feelings or intuitive consciousness unless it is in agreement with the logic of their mental consciousness. Thus the mental consciousness gained from life's experience controls such men's actions and not the spiritual impulse moving through them. The resistance to such spiritual impulses is, I believe, the source of a lot of the stress and ill health within society and a number of sections in the second half of this book address that belief. There are two important channels of communication with one's real self that it is essential to recognize and learn to use if one wishes to learn to express wholeness in one's day-to-day life.

     First, to learn to recognize the guidance from one's feelings and to learn to discriminate between those impulses which are spiritually based and those which are not.

     Second, to learn to recognize and sense the direction of your intuitive consciousness or inner voice.

     The style of life most people lead is such that they drown their feelings and inner voice in the noise and confusion of their own mental thoughts. Not many people recognize the value of stillness as an environment within which they can get in touch with their real self. Even fewer men recognize that stillness can be an active state of being in which they are connected ' to their environment. Thoughts on these questions are provided within the second section of the book.

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