(Painting by Emily Carr)
Releasing the Habit of Virus-Consciousness
Consciousness is everything and everything is consciousness. There is nothing “subjective” about consciousness. Nor is there anything “objective” about consciousness. This primary process is beyond dualism. Among the configurings of the fullness of consciousness are those configurings that we experience as helpful presences, like so-called angels, as well as unhelpful presences, like so-called demons (dark angels). Consciousness as Wholeness includes them both, and both are beyond our present habituation of consciousness as something that is interior to us as human individuals. Consciousness is not within us; we are within consciousness. Even so-called ‘unconsciousness’ is a mode of consciousness, that is, it has the ability to be outside of awareness, and in fact, ‘hides’ from awareness, requiring inner work on our part.
Within habituated “thing-consciousness,” the coronavirus is a thing that brings harm to our habituated mode of awareness, physical body-awareness (as if body is only physical). We live as if “it” is out to “get us all” and live in constant fear. Fear, though, belongs to “thingified” consciousness. And thus, this formation of consciousness results in seeking some other “thing” to destroy this harmful thing – that other thing is ultimately imagined as a “vaccine” – which is actually trading one destructive “thing” for another – provided one looks deeply enough into the harmfulness of this other “thing”.
This “Pan-demic”--- Pan, meaning “All”, and demic, meaning “dysfunctional, broken”, is the ending of habitual, that is, dysfunctional consciousness that is now all of consciousness. Of course, “thingified” consciousness will not automatically change overnight. But we have this amazingly beautiful opportunity to begin changing habitual consciousness; we are in a moment of a turning in the evolution of consciousness—when we are able to be conscious of consciousness. “Thinking-consciousness”, for example, cannot do this because the very movement of thinking makes us forgetful of what we just thought a milli-second before. Thinking cannot incorporate Stillness, while it is the main dimension of consciousness.
There are harmful presences – like coronavirus consciousness. But, equally, there are helpful presences – like “angelconsciousness.” Both are here, not ‘out there’ somewhere else. Re-configuring consciousness does not occur automatically, it occurs by a heart decision to enter the all-pervasive Silence without leaving body or world. Silence is the primary attribute of consciousness. Silence does not go away; we go away from it.
It is not a matter of “religiously” praying to the angels for help – the fact is, within the now universalized “thingified” consciousness, praying to the angels is within belief and this kind of consciousness cannot comprehend belief (instead, it is now called “your opinion”). Within this narrow mode of consciousness, prayer is superstition rather that attuning to Wholeness. Prayerfulness is a synonym for Wholeness and even for consciousness in the manner spoken of here. We do not, and actually can’t, “kill the virus”; we seek its balance within the Whole but, in this time, balance means a total reconfiguring of consciousness.
Notice that I do not say “everything has consciousness.” The eternal and yet ever-present “hereness” of consciousness continually reconfigures itself into moments that the mind interprets as “things”, or “ideas”, or “sensations”, or “perceptions” or “emotions” or “feelings” or “desires”, or “urges” or……..The mental interpretations become habitual and the habituation of consciousness becomes our so-called subjective/objective ways of living.
In this light, it is far more instructive and awakening to imagine/intuit "angelconsciousness", which is present, always. You don't have to oppose or stop "virus-consciousness" as angelconsciousness reconfigures consciousness.