This realization is the ultimate for what is called Self-Realization. You realize about Us when you realize about you. You realize that we all have the same Self in Us beyond our egos. You realize the Universal Self. There are spiritual hoops, so to speak, that you must jump through to achieve the clarity of perception necessary for actually seeing and knowing the relief and peace that comes with the Us reality. Richard Moss eloquently calls our interpersonal psychological reality The I That Is We. With this achieved clarity comes the perception of realizing that you are part of everything and that you do not die. This is the ultimate realization of life behind all major religions, traditions, and indigenous people. My book contains my proven method that can be used as a guide for you to become centered in your/our natural state. The book is a gentle nudge for you to realize more about yourself which in reality is our Universal Self.
My vision of 1983 contained heads of spiritual masters of different ethnicities in a cloud. This symbolized the Universal nature of humanity. Indigenous people consider a person who undergoes a mystical experience like I had to be a person who is “crying for a vision.” The good that comes with a vision and other types of mystical experience is then used for the good of the tribe.
The head of a Native American chief wearing a full headdress was in my vision. Chief Seattle, who was a Suquamish and Duwamish chief, made statements that mirror Universal Consciousness. In a letter to President Pierce he wrote, ‘One thing we know, which the white man may one day discover – our God is the same God. You may think now that you own Him as you wish to own our land; but you cannot.” Universal Consciousness knows we are all part of the Great Spirit.
There was the head of an Islamic man wearing a turban in my vision. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan makes a statement about Universal Consciousness when he says, ‘Killing a member of humanity is like killing one’s own self.” We share the same Self which is the Universal Self. We are connected within the energy of life. Killing is poison to the Whole. We are related.
Universal Consciousness is the interpersonal psychological reality that we share.
TheI That IsWe, Richard Moss, 1981.
Give UsThis Day, Liturgical Press, June 7, 2022, Chief Seattle, 82.
TheAge Of Peace, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, 2015, Back Cover.
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.
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