Table of Contents for Root Meanings

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  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
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Revision: 18 Mar 2024

Consciousness (Capital C)

  • A context within the Mind for creating, expressing, exploring, and experiencing the content of the Mind.
  • A field within the Mind that is a space for creating, expressing, exploring, and experiencing the possibilities of the Mind.
  • A field within the Mind that is a stage for creating, expressing, exploring, and experiencing the possibilities of the Mind.
  • A function of the Mind that focuses awareness.
  • A function of the Mind that decides where to focus.
  • That which creates and experiences the content of the Mind.
  • The context for the life of THE SUPREME, which includes all seemingly individual and all seemingly collective life.
  • The activity of the Mind.
  • The dynamism of the Mind.
  • The interplay of oneness and multiplicity within the Mind.
  • The single process of the Mind.
  • Analogy: Consciousness is like “software” running on the “hardware” of Mind.
  • Through conditioning, Consciousness takes form in the Mind as the projected universe, and as projections of objects within the projected universe.
  • Consciousness pervades all manifestations. All manifestations, and the whole universe, are conscious.
  • Consciousness arises as an apparent wavering of awareness of THE SUPREME.
  • Consciousness is transcended when all apparent wavering of awareness from THE SUPREME is transcended.

Individual consciousness

  • A function of the seemingly individual, apparently small or local mind that focuses awareness.
  • A function of the seemingly individual, apparently small or local mind that decides where to focus.
  • The activity of the seemingly individual, apparently small or local mind.
  • The dynamism of the seemingly individual, apparently small or local mind.
  • The single process of the seemingly individual, apparently small or local mind.
  • Capacity to choose and make decisions at the seemingly individual level.
  • The word “seemingly” is repeated above since individuality is an illusion – a useful and beautiful illusion – within the oneness of Divinity/God/Source.

Collective consciousness

  • A function of the seemingly collective mind that focuses awareness.
  • A function of the seemingly collective mind that decides where to focus.
  • The activity of the seemingly collective mind.
  • The dynamism of the seemingly collective mind.
  • The single process of the seemingly collective mind that includes all seemingly individual minds.
  • Capacity to choose and make decisions at the seemingly collective level.
  • The word “seemingly” is repeated above since collectivity is an illusion – a useful and beautiful illusion – within the oneness of Divinity/God/Source.

Sayings:

  • “Consciousness is a learning process, and the process is smooth to the extent that there is no againstness, judgment, or resistance.”
  • “The measure of one’s consciousness is the extent to which all is clearly well.”
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