By HaRav Ariel Bar Tzadok. Copyright (C) 2006 by Ariel Bar Tzadok. All
Consciousness, the most precious of gifts is the one least understood.
Awareness means to be acutely familiar with one’s surroundings.
Consciousness goes beyond this and enables one to be aware of that which
is close and that which is far, in both space and time.
Consciousness is found in that place where mind meets heart, where what
you know and what you feel merge into one. Consciousness transcends all
limitations. Consciousness sees where the eye cannot, it travels where
the body cannot, it knows what the mind alone cannot, and it feels what
the heart alone cannot. Consciousness combines all these things and is a
product greater than the sum of its parts.
Consciousness is what separates humanity from the animal kingdom.
Consciousness equals sentience. Yet, consciousness is not limited to
humanity alone. Many others in our universe share consciousness, some
greater than others, all sharing an awareness of themselves, the
universe and of the others.
The universe itself is conscious, as are the individual planets. Each of
us can learn to communicate with any other sentient being through the
vehicle of consciousness. This includes the planets and even the
universe itself. The Ultimate Consciousness however exists outside the
universe and is the source of every flow and stream that consciousness
emanates. The Ultimate Consciousness we have come to call G-d.
The Ultimate Consciousness exists within everything, for everything
emanates forth from it. Each individual sentient being can therefore
travel through mind and through consciousness and commune with anything,
anywhere and at any time. Traveling through consciousness is the true
doorway that opens all space and time, laying it out before one, making
the entire universe one’s own personal domain.
Consciousness is connection. In consciousness, there is both knowledge
and understanding. Consciousness is of the mind, it transcends feelings
and emotions. Consciousness is recognized by what one knows and
therefore becomes. One who has not been transformed through
consciousness to recognize the unity of all, and to embrace this unity
has not become conscious of the Ultimate.
Knowing the Ultimate Consciousness is our human destiny. We are taught
that we are created in the Image of G-d, this means that we are
conscious sentient creatures with the ability to unite Heaven and Earth,
time and space, through the domain of consciousness. As it is above, so
is it below.
Knowing the Ultimate is what expands consciousness. One with expanded
consciousness knows the Ultimate. The relationship is personal and
intimate. Knowing the Ultimate Consciousness shines the internal Light
of Limitless Mind upon all things within and without.
The Ultimate Consciousness creates vibration and forms movement. Through
movement and vibration, consciousness emits its Voice. This is the Voice
of G- d, the spoken Word, the Supernal Living Torah.
Know the Voice and you will know the Speaker. Know the Speaker and you
will achieve expanded consciousness. Expand consciousness and you will
fulfill your destiny and purpose for being human. Awaken to truth within
and you will discover the truth without.
Awaken sleeping soul. Be silent, look within. Delve into the depths of
being and discover that which is already there, lying dormant beneath
the surface level of your nascent thinking mind.