Universal Consciousness is hiding inside you behind your ego so to speak. The objective of all religions and traditions has always been for the ego in you to merge with the Universal or Supreme Spirit which is also inside of you and outside of you so to speak. Indigenous people call this the Great Spirit. It can be brought to light in you. The problem has been, up until now, that teachers in the religions and traditions have been well-meaning people (they can be egotistical) who have been trying to explain a subject that they are working on realizing themselves. Many people claim to be mystics and enlightened. For the purpose of clarification, traditionally the branch of Theology called Mystical Theology has defined a mystic as someone who is enlightened because of the achievement of Divine Union inside themself. Divine Union is the merging of the ego with Universal Consciousness. Divine Union is the ultimate realization for the health science of yoga which means to yoke or put together. Very few currently alive people on earth today have achieved Divine Union. If you have not achieved this Union which is Self-Realization or Us-Realization, and you know if you have, it is unfair to humanity to claim you have because people will trust you. People only have so much time on earth. This is what is meant by the spiritual ego of teachers. We share Universal Consciousness. At the moment when you Super Intuitively realize the Universal Consciousness which is you realizing the Universal Soul/Spirit/Mind/Self in yourself, you then realize it, know it, and see it in everyone else and this is Divine Union. Research about Kundalini. Most teachers explain Union intellectually. Self-Realization is Super Intuitional knowing that your ego has merged with the Universal Supreme Spirit. People can misread a realized person because they do not grasp the overall intention (the grounding) behind the realized person’s thoughts, words, and actions.
I have said in a number of these essays that we realize the same self, which is the Universal Self, and this same self in all of us is what is hiding behind your ego so to speak. The ego has to dissolve somewhat so to speak. It does not matter what type of person you are because we all share the same Universal Self and when you realize the Universal Self it is called Self-Realization or Us-Realization. Employing a holistically realized methodology will bring more of us to see and know the Universal Consciousness that we share. I visualize us merging into a Universal Religion. Theologians like Matthew Fox have already created organizations like Creation Spirituality. World religions need to get on board with what indigenous people refer to as the Creator. Great relief and comfort come with Self-Realization because we realize the Oversoul that we share. This is the peace that passes all understanding. Until this happens we practice Faith, Hope, and Charity. Jesus was a teacher of enlightenment or Universal Consciousness. Below see how the enlightened Paul explains Universal or Cosmic or Christ Consciousness to the minds of people at Paul’s point in time.
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26-28
Jesus and others have led us to the gate of Super Intuition where we realize the (our) Universal/Supreme/Holy Spirit or like just mentioned we are “one in Christ Jesus.”
Universal Consciousness is hiding inside you behind your ego so to speak.