Hola! — and welcome to our new blog! It includes musings that amplify what we’ve been sharing on our internet radio show, “Cracking the Reality Code,” where we’ve focused on the three streams which have greatly influenced our awakening process. These are the direct path/non-dual teachings emanating from Vedic literature; newer sciences such as quantum physics and neuroscience; and the entheogenic plant medicines that we have explored over the past 35 years. These medicines have served as a tool and pointer to the pure consciousness that lies at the substratum of everything we experience, including ourselves — and help to clarify that all reality is composed of the same substance, whatever its appearance.
Over the years of our awakening (with or without the use of plant medicines) we have had direct glimpses of the “One Substance” that fashions the Dream World we now inhabit. It is clear that we live in an illusionary world and that things are not at all what they appear to be. This includes not only the “external” world, but the person or “I” who we think of is “internal.” These are likewise illusionary constructs that are not separate from one another. For again, every aspect of manifestation that appears and disappears (and this encompasses everything in creation) does not have a separate existence but is in “essence” one energy.
This confounding perceptual reality projects things that appear to be solid when in fact they are not. For example, in investigating a table that seems quite dense through a microscope, we discover that it is composed of 99.99999 percent space. And while we all experience being located within a body, both modern science and the enlightenment traditions teach us that our bodies reside in consciousness and not the other way around. For example, neuroscience corroborates this through experiments that began in the 1980’s and have been duplicated many times since. These confirm that each of our decisions are actually made even before we believe or think that we are making a choice.
What does all of this have to do with our daily lives? Most of our suffering is due to perceptions in our minds, which is not news to those of us who have continually questioned the nature of reality. We experience a stream of constant thoughts and feelings that has a life of its own and is often referred to as the “ego” or “doer.” It develops in every human and creates survival tactics and strategies that manifest many levels of distress. This appears in all sizes and shapes: a very malignant ego can appear to be the essence of evil and cause immense destruction.
We have spent much of our lives examining the truth that there can be no separate “doer” (even though it may appear that way), and this ongoing inquiry has become a fire that always burns within us. If we are not separate and everything we perceive emanates from one field of consciousness, then how can we adjust our perceptions to always perceive this truth instead of whatever we have been repeatedly conditioned to see? And if there is no separate “doer,” there is no one “else” to praise or blame, for we realize that God or Spirit is playing every part and role.
Through our website, radio show and blog, we want to further examine who and what we really are. In addition, we will provide resource links to flesh out those pointers we are also examining.