Consciousness Is The Protector
When we acknowledge conscious awareness – the heart of our being – we realise that conscious awareness is present before any thought of hope and fear. In other words, knowingness is already present: we innately know. We are knowingness. This knowingness is conscious awareness, the light of clarity. It is primary intelligence which guides our conscience, influencing our behaviour. If we ignore our conscience, our life can get into a muddle.
Because of personal propensities for hope and fear, we wittingly or unwittingly perpetuate a pattern of behaviour. This pattern creates our karmic residue, our bank of memories. This pattern of memories presents itself moment by moment, and is what we have to work with. It’s the filter through which we see – a dark glass – and our work is to clean away the smears in order to see clearly.
We may feel that we need protection from the ‘slings and arrows of outrageous fortune…’ and this protection comes from consciousness. Consciousness is the supreme lord, and our protector that guides us. All we have to do is look and listen, taste and smell, hear and touch, and then we know that we know. If we ignore what we know, we can find ourselves in hell.
Through conscious awareness, realised through meditation, that which is unnecessary drops away, and that which is necessary reveals itself. Conscious awareness maintains balance.
The light – or clarity – of consciousness shows us the way, and inspires us. We may regret, but what was done, was done.
Consciousness is the light, and that light is the lord.
That light is the great translator whereby the same quality is revealed in everything.
Adapted from the 23rd Psalm:
“The light is my shepherd; I lack nothing.
“The light makes me lie down in green pastures. The light leads me beside still waters.
The light restores my soul. The light guides me in the paths of righteousness for light’s sake.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for the light is with me. The light comforts me.
“The light prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies. The light anoints my head with oil. My cup runs over.
“Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the light forever.”
Interestingly, the ‘lord’ is that which gives us our daily bread, our nourishment – and what could be nourishing than the light of clarity 😀
lord: from Old English hlāford, from hlāfweard –‘bread-keeper’ – from a Germanic base.