A fragment of the intention for the koan WORDS ARE TRAPS is that the seeker realizes that words are approximations for description as are various other means of communication. What has been called Universal Mind can also be described as Universal Self or just Self. This Self is what has been called the Hidden Observer or Presence in the Consciousness field. You are ascending to the higher mind part of you as you read this paragraph. Is there a you? The higher mind goes beyond reason and notices what really “is” and this is what “really is” aside of language (word) labels. The higher mind is the Universal Mind/Universal Self/Self/Hidden Observer – this is intuition or the True Self. The True Self is the Hidden Observer that observes the thoughts of your mind and the rest of you. The True Self is in the back of your mind “so to speak.” The True Self observes what is “really going on” when your heart in balance is connected to your mind in balance. Fervent prayer, meditation, yoga, mindfulness breathing, sports, and just overall nature gets us to grasp the same True Self that we all share. It is called Universal because as far as higher consciousness is understood we all share it. This has been called the mind of God. We can know not only our own hearts and minds but clarify to “see” and know the hearts and minds of each other. “The” Universal Self is in us or in our different bodies so to speak. This is the realm of the seventh chakra. This shared knowing is what has been called Cardionosis. This shared knowing is what I have called the clear state of Super Intuition because we can clarify to “see” and know our Self in others because it is the same Self. Universal Self “knows” that it is everything.
CLARIFYING UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Published by Gary Hobbins
I was born in Wisconsin to a Roman Catholic family. My mother June was a talented writer and started her own service club. My father Joe was a Right-of-Way agent for Bell telephone. Joe was an avid golfer and overall sports enthusiast. Joe would play sports with me and I became a life-long athlete. I was known as a rebel and was expelled from the Catholic school I attended at the age of fourteen. I was arrested at nineteen for being a thief and was placed on probation. Around this time, not being happy, I turned inward. I worked at different jobs that did not satisfy my budding inner life. I traveled down south several times reading books trying to find myself. In 1980, at the age of twenty-seven, I enrolled at a local college. I was now in an interesting environment. I was curious about almost everything and I eventually majored in speech and psychology or speaking and thinking. Many people told me that I was funny. I was able to make them laugh about unusual subjects. In the summers of 1981 and 1982, while still a college student, I traveled to Minneapolis and pursued the art of stand-up comedy. During these summers I would write comedy, run twenty-five miles a week and perform comedy at night. I was also a juggler but did not juggle in my stand-up act. I took up Hatha yoga and studied nutrition. In Minneapolis, I interacted with the local up-and-coming comedians. Minneapolis at that time had a small close-knit comedy culture that produced a good number of comedians and some became quite famous. I was making audiences laugh shortly after I started. During this time I was also performing comedy in other cities. I planned on being a professional comedian. Catholicism conditioned me to have a clear inner voice. I had to make people laugh and the only way I could see to do it was to be brutally honest with myself. I thought honesty would align me with common reality. The Sisters of St. Agnes, who taught me, always told me to tell the truth. So I was continually examining myself and weeding out delusional thinking. This became my way of life. One day in 1983, I was alone at my parents house and all of a sudden I had a massive spontaneous kundalini awakening. The awakening of this spiritual energy made me realize my self. I achieved the ability, among others, to see through other peoples egos or read their hearts. I was forever changed. In 1983 there was no internet or otherwise easily accessible information for me to be able to find out what had happened to me. Because of the massive explosion of energy my nervous and digestive system had to rebuild. Due to what happened to me, I changed my plans and soon moved in with my best friend and her son. We lived together for many years. I hid out in college going on and off for thirteen years. I read one book after another to understand what happened to me. I eventually received an M.A. in Speech/Rhetoric and also amassed many extra college credits. Currently I am an investor and forever a student. I am repentant of the trouble I got into years ago and the embarrassment it brought to my parents. People that knew me when I was a kid remark that I sure changed my ways. I went through what I call psycho/spiritual/physical alchemy or I transformed myself by healing the past and living in the ongoing present. View all posts by Gary Hobbins
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Gary, thanks for the blog ! It is good to read these things. This makes sense and a good explanation of another mind set.