What does it mean: we are living an IDEA? Today I will go deeper into this. As long as there is a sense of I am, there is the manifest, and it will create itself impressions or idea’s based upon earlier identifications. Idea’s that will possibly turn themselves into manifestations. A bit like the ‘ Your wish is my command’ principle: what you identify with is what you get. Sounds reasonable. I, Idea, Identification, Manifestation, I, Identification, and so on.
But still within the making of idea’s there seems to be a separate control centre where idea’s are made. And that in favour of idea’s that turn the universe into your liking. True? To some extend, yes but, as in Truth, no.
As long as there is this idea of a soul or some spiritual part of ourself hidden behind an ego (forget that word now please), a somehow ‘ individual ‘ part that remains unchanged and untouched by life and death itself, we trick ourself into a fantasy-world. And yes, that is the creation of another Idea.
Q: Can you explain to me what you mean by living an IDEA? I made the observation that in one way or the other I always end up having Idea’s. I start to realise that it is impossible to stop having them as long as I am living, because all objects like you say, including my own body are already expression of an Idea. It confuses me.
A: Good question, because everything part of this manifestation, no exception, is Idea itself.
Q: So we are always part of a manifestation made out of idea’s?
A: As in manifestation: yes, because it is an idea into form. As in what you really are , non-manifested, or awareness itself: no. I will tell you a story and you will understand.
On your path to self-realisation you suddenly notice that you have a red body, wearing red clothes. You eat red food in a fully red world. Everything is red. There are no exceptions: all there is, is red. It is like the colour scheme has changed and everything is showing red to you. And it has always been like that! Red in just one variety! Thoughts, feelings, all your senses…red it is.
Now you suddenly are fully aware of this you try to talk about it with your friends but, even your loved-ones are not aware of the fact that everything is ‘red’. They don’t bother, because they are not aware of it. They just don’t see everything, including themselves as one and the same: red.
Q: So you mean by whatever I want to change in my life it will always be…..red?
A: YES, slow down, but you get it. Now you will be able to understand! Within this process of you observing everything, nothing excluded, fully aware of its redness, you start to realise that YOU, this awareness, this I AM THIS, has created itself a red manifest, now. At the same moment you realise YOU are more than just red, you are everything and beyond all colours. For the first time you are able to see the manifest and all there is just as it is: now as in the fact that YOU has shown itself in a fully red-only manifestation. And you will love it!
Q: And I AM that where red appears into!
A: Correct. You are the red manifest and where it appears into at the same time. But now you realise this! Will this knowledge make it possible to see other colours? What do you think?
Q: Yes, because I AM everything.
A: Nice answer, but I have to disappoint you. As long as this creation into form, your body and therefore everything that exists from thoughts, feelings to the most distant stars in the universe, will be seen into form, …they will be red. And knows no time, no space, no condition at all. It is just red. Now you realise that this all happens into YOU. And there is nothing left that will interfere. Now you will relax.
Q: Now what happens when you realise all this? You first have to die to create another manifest in other colours?
A: See what your mind is tricking you into? It still thinks there is another, perhaps better existence, possibly in a new body in a new form. This is what holding you back from self-realisation. You don’t have to give up your red coloured life. You just have to be aware that it is all red, no matter what you do, and that YOU are unaffected by all this, because this manifest is what you are! This awareness and that YOU are the creator and also the created universe both at the same time is enough to know. There is nothing more to know even. That is all, and already this can take a long time to understand, to have absorbed it. Take your time.