10 Jan INTERVIEW OF PRACTICAL PSYCHOLOGY MAGAZINE
The whole universe tends to expand except human consciousness. What does this mean?
The mechanics of our universe are, at the moment, expansive. That movement of expansion includes everything that constitutes the universe. This natural movement, applied to human consciousness, is called evolution. The human conscience lives by avoiding this impulse that takes it to evolve.
Why is it so?
Because of fear. Fear is a force opposed to expansion. If we look back on the history of humanity, we will see that in all moments of evolution, fear has dictated the times of assimilation of that advance. I am referring, for example, to the time when Aristarchus of Samos in the second century BC. Tells us that the Sun does not revolve around the Earth and some 700 years later, Galileo Galilei is tried for demonstrating that truth that the people of that time were not able to accept, due to the fear that brought about a new conception of reality .
And yet, since we were born (and perhaps before), life is a chain of experiences of expansion of consciousness – breathing, eating, walking, learning, loving … When does this tendency to expansion stop and why?
True. Our life is our particular universe and as such, it tries to expand and expand. This impulse never disappears, but we detach ourselves from it and forget it when we begin to label our life. This coincides with the development of personality and its establishment as a mark of our identity. Recall that scene in which a child falls to the ground and is hurt and surprisingly, the first thing he does is look around to find his parents to see what meaning has what has happened to him. If your parents react calmly, the child also does, if they react agitated, the child reacts by shaking. When we grow up, we no longer look to see what sense has what has happened because we see it through our personality, which gives meaning to everything automatically.
What does it mean that miracles exist? What do we mean when we talk about “miracles”?
A miracle is all that transgresses the laws of our world, as we know it. A miracle is to invite the consciousness that lives within the personality to go beyond its limits. In that sense, a miracle happens every moment, but we have lost the ability to see them by limiting our perception to our physical senses. Miracles are often expressed in the simplest things and close to us, and that is another reason why miracles are no longer lived.
In current terms, a miracle mentality is a free, entrepreneurial and purely creative mentality. A miracle is not that our life changes radically with the lottery. A miracle is to find happiness in our life as it is now. That is to go beyond the laws of our world.
Walk towards what you are. Are we definite and concrete? What?
There is in each one of us an inner space of which few are aware. The weight of our consciousness is directed outside of us. So much so, that we seek to feel good about ourselves through external things. This activity prolonged in time leads us to create a personality far from our essence. When consciousness remembers the essence, the words, nor expressed by a poet, can describe that identity of the inner being. Nothing in our world teaches us to remember this depth, hence the need to walk life in the direction of oneself.
Why do we tend to stall in the conflict and repeat patterns again and again?
Everything that happens to us in our lives reflects our way of thinking. If we are truly honest, we will see that we are always giving our own meaning to what happens to us. This generates a closed pattern, since we always see what we think and what we see corroborates what we think. This is how we become slaves of our thoughts and our emotions and believe that our own emotions and thoughts define our identity. Our life tries to break this pattern through conflicts, however, the answer we give is to defend ourselves from them rather than using them to transform us. That leads us to react instead of creating.
How to get out of the guidelines? How do we know we have resolved the conflict?
The conflict has as function to evidence our thoughts and their resulting emotions, which are hidden in our unconscious generating conflicts. To get out of this pattern, we must face our thoughts and emotions instead of trying to avoid or reject them. To face means to “stand in front of” and does not imply any kind of force. When we learn to embrace everything we think and feel unconditionally, then emotions and thoughts do not stagnate and flow. This flow leads us to feel more intensely and then that intensity becomes peace. When I feel peace in a conflict, then I know that conflict has dissolved. This is a natural process that requires will, courage and patience.
What does it mean to “hear beyond every perception”? How do we train to perceive more?
We think that what we believe to be our reality is our reality and we do not see that that is just what we believe. According to the “Physiological Physiology Treatise” Guyton-Hall “The brain discards more than 99% of all sensory information, for lack of interest or importance.” This means that we create our own interpretation of reality from the processing of 1% Of the information available and this information is also very limited by our physical senses, which do not perceive all the frequencies of colors or sounds. How can I train myself to see beyond what my brain shows me? Accepting what he shows me and then not using what he shows me to determine my reality or that of others. That’s called not taking anything for granted or better yet, do not judge. The best coach I know is my own life. Life is designed to teach us that whenever we believe something because we perceive it, we are wrong.
What does “wake up” mean, live life as a dream?
Living under your brain reality, in terms of consciousness, is described as a state of drowsiness. In this, the mind lives an experience governed by the brain, but is not aware that mind and brain are not the same, just as I and my personality are not. When we begin to realize that personality is a simple vehicle of expression of consciousness and that the brain is only an organ of expression of the mind, then we say that we are awakening, It is a state of being aware of ourselves beyond Culture, society and the age.
What does it mean that the body does not exist? What does this knowledge (that experience) bring us in our daily lives?
We believe that we are our body and that this is the one that marks our experience of life. Hence, if the body dies, so do we. When we realize that the body is a vehicle that contains our consciousness and that consciousness is by nature unlimited, we understand that the body is not what we believe it to be. When we are aware that our body is not our border, we live life differently. Competitiveness, attachment, loss, loneliness, need, begin to dissolve. This means a great step towards the liberation of our minds from suffering.
Why is it so difficult for us to love-even though we have experienced the experience that only love gives you peace, serenity, joy, and so on. Why do we forget it?
Humans do not know how to love. We believe that love is an emotion and we have forgotten that it is a consciousness that unites us all and offers us a sense of fulfillment. So to love, again we have to go beyond the limits of our personality and that still terrifies us.
Why do we cling so much to the sense of “I” that separates us from the rest (which prevents us from loving), which keeps us in constant suffering?
The saying “bad is better known than good to know” testifies to the fear we have of transformation, understood as what it is, to go beyond the present form to a new experience. We believe we are the image that we have of ourselves and we think that if we let go, we will disappear or we will go crazy. For that reason instead of releasing it, we change it throughout life. It makes us more afraid of venturing into a broader experience than clinging to a limited perspective on life that entails suffering. This is crazy, but since most of us suffer from this disease, we have classified it as sanity.
What does “home” mean?
It’s a metaphor. It means leaving the cavern of the shadows that Plato described in the Cave Myth and seeing reality without cultural or social filters. I do not know anyone who feels at home in the world that we have created as social beings and yet, instead of venturing to go further, we strive to be happy in discomfort. On the other hand, people who have reached, even a few seconds, touching the depth of their soul, have felt warmly welcome, as when someone who knows you perfectly welcomes you in your own home.
What is the course of miracles?
It is a course in honesty. It is a treatise on psychotherapy, a map that starts from our current perspective on life and ourselves and accompanies us through exercises towards a much deeper, much more authentic perspective of who we are.