by robert cinque
When I say “I am, I am aware, I am aware of my awareness”, it is conscious living intelligent universal Infinite Presence that is speaking.
When I say “I am Robert”, the infinite conscious Radiant Presence Alive as all things Presents and Projects Itself as me, the human individual named Robert.
“I am” is God speaking.
“I am me” is ego speaking.
Here’s the Great Paradox:
“I am aware” could be compared to water. “I am me” could be compared to a cup.
The cup is also made from this water, this consciousness that appears as solid objects and universes.
So, you might ask, What the Fuck?
That would be a Good Question because it comes from Deep Curiosity and Wonder. How could anything exist? Why isn’t there just nothing? Infinite blackness and void, eternally.
Because if nothing existed, it would be a something. That’s why there is everything because nothing could not exist without becoming a something.
Put another way, I like to think of the Radiant Universal Consciousness as the Space that Recognizes Itself as Being, as Existence Itself.
Existence is Aware of Itself. It says “I Am”. Existence is Consciousness. The Universe is a consequence of the Existence and Presence of Consciousness.
Therefore, you are Infinite Consciousness appearing as an apparent individual.
What we must remember and Notice is that the Water is not subject to the limitations and parameters of the cup.
Many spiritual traditions call Consciousness the Void, Emptiness, Nothingness but this is incorrect, these words are only metaphors.
Consciousness is LIKE Void and Emptiness, but it is not nothing!
It’s Something. It Exists.
The cup does not know about all the wonderful properties of water, it’s just a cup.
The ego me Robert does not know about all the wonderful properties of Consciousness, it’s just an ego.
That’s the mind- blowing Paradox.
This is not a belief or a premise, it’s a Recognition of the Radiant Condition of all conditions.
The Question is, What is my relationship to this Wonder?
What am I doing with it? Or to it? How can I best Align myself with the Universal Person of Love, the Radiant Presence of Living Intelligence? How can I be a better Lover? What must I do in order to Really Appreciate the Condition of my condition?
These kind of questions are sincere and curious childlike explorations that are based on openness and wonder. That makes them immensely powerful and effective and, when you ask them, the Universal Current of Life flows ever more powerfully into you.