“Subconscious” vs “Unaware”
When people talked about the “Mind” or “Brain” there is a frequent reference to “Conscious
Mind” or the “Subconscious Mind”. Neuroscientists, doctors, philosophers, theologians, and
meditators all refer to two forms of minds- “Conscious and Subconscious Minds”.
“Consciousness Mind” has information we remember or knew but don’t remember;
“Subconscious Mind” has information we don’t remember and never knew it was there. My
question has always been; “What is the “you” or “I” that uses Consciousness? And what really is
the Subconscious that we don’t remember or know about?”
Another word we use is “Awareness” and it was never defined accurately what is the difference
between “Awareness” and “Consciousness”; and they are often used interchangeably. I once
spent more than ten hours with a priest trying to figure out: “Which comes first, awareness or
consciousness? And, what is subconsciousness in relation to consciousness?” We did not come
up with an answer even after several years later. The priest has since passed away.
I go about my ways, developing YogaChi – physical, intellectual, and meditative- quests in Life.
Since YogaChi is a system, it must at least have supportive “philosophy, methodology, and
techniques”. To make this system robust, the definitions used within it must be defined and
robust as well. I continue my research in religious materials, new age materials, attend lectures
and listening to different teachings propagated in the internet.
About ten years ago I was listening to a lecture by the Angel Akasha transmitted via the
messenger Usa, of the Radiant Rose Academy. She was speaking about a topic that referred to
the “Mind”. For what exactly the reason was, I do not remember, she emphasized the point:
“There is no such thing as ‘subconscious’”. She did not explain why that is so. She said there is
only “Awareness” and “Consciousness”. The “umbrella words” that are mostly used for dealing
with the mind “Consciousness” and “Subconscious”; and, awareness is thrown into such
discussions without a definitive distinction between awareness and consciousness.
I decided within the context of YogaChi I would use “Intelligence” as the umbrella word to
describe “Mind’s activities”. Within “Intelligence” there are two main components, Awareness
and Consciousness. Awareness is the “Present I Am” and Consciousness is the “Total I Am”.
Awareness always function in the “now or present moment”. Consciousness is the total
repository of “memories” and “intentions/possibilities of the future” that were defined by
Awareness. Now what is “subconscious”? Angel Akasha said there is no such thing as
subconscious and in the discussions below I will show that Angel Akasha is correct.
I teach physical yoga (Asana Yoga) and mind yoga (Jnana and Samadhi Yoga) in the prison. In
mind yoga there are always mentioned by the prisoners of subconscious/ness. I asked them to
define what is subconscious/ness and the answers are “not sure”, “information we don’t remember”, “information we don’t know about”. I asked what is the “thing” that used “consciousness” or ‘subconsciousness”.
The “thing” that uses “consciousness” is “awareness”. Awareness defines one’s Consciousness,
which is the diary of information to be referred to again by Awareness. Awareness “time
travel” when it accesses Consciousness. One can become aware of the past by accessing
information in the “memory portion” of Consciousness; become aware of possibilities
previously created by Awareness, by accessing information in the “intention portion” of
Consciousness. The presently knowing part of our intelligence is in our awareness. Awareness
is exactly the “I Am” of who each one is and always functioning in the “now moment”.
Where does Awareness resides in our body? It is in our brain and nervous system. It is only a
portion of our cosmic awareness that enters into the human form. It is connected to our
organs of awareness viz the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin to experience our physical and
intellectual environment. With such understanding, we can now deal with “subconscious vs
unaware”. I will do this by examples.
When we looked at something the entire scene is registered into our consciousness. The items
that are most prominent stand out in our awareness. There are background items we do not
intentionally immediately notice. Of such background items, are they “subconsciousness” or
“unawareness”? These background items are actually already in our consciousness but we are
unaware of them. For example, there are artists’ renditions of artworks with hidden faces,
animals, plants; we are asked to find them. At the first look, the entire artwork is registered
into one’s consciousness. One will not immediately become aware where all the faces are,
where all the tigers are, or where an item is placed. Of such “hidden information” is it
“subconsciousness” or “unawareness”? They are in one’s consciousness except one is
“unaware” of them. It is not a “subconscious phenomenon” rather it is an “unaware
Our organs of awareness are the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin. If I show a fruit to a person,
say a Jack Fruit, the fruit will be registered in the person’s visual consciousness. The person will
recognize a picture of the fruit. If I ask the person, what is the smell of the fruit? The person
will not know, Is this a subconscious phenomenon or an unaware phenomenon? It can be
asked of the texture of the skin of the Jack Fruit; taste of the meat of the fruit. Are these
subconscious phenomena or unaware phenomena? In YogaChi such phenomena are
considered as “unawareness” and not “subconsciousness”.
In the YogaChi Intellectual philosophy, there is no such thing as “subconscious”. It is always
“unaware” of what is in one’s “total consciousness”. This is a very important point in
understanding such meditative pursuits in YogaChi meditation.
What are your thoughts on consciousness vs unaware?
This is my story in pursuit of understanding Time.
When I was around 9 to 10 years old, my brother Patrick and I were playing at the back of the
house. Patrick is four years older than me and somehow in our chat and play physical activities,
he made a remark. He said “Today, in school, I read in the newspaper that a Russian scientist
suggested Time is a form of energy.” That statement has stayed with me ever since.
I went through high school, college and university – studied electronic engineering, physics and
computer science – with that statement in mind; wondering about Time. In a recent visitation
with my brother, I asked him if he remember telling me about reading “Time is a form of
energy”. He has no recollection at all!
Apart from the academics, I also found myself pursuing sports, swimming, martial arts, tai chi,
qi gong and yoga. During this period, I also begin to take notice of vocabularies, as I worked for
the Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Justice. I found lawyers and
judges are masters of vocabularies. In our English language there are three interesting
“You are wasting your money”
“You are wasting your energy”
“You are wasting your time”
From these statements it appears there are correlations amongst “money”, “time” and
“energy”. So how about “time” is associatively equal to “energy” and “money”!
Apart from learning all the different contortions of physical yoga, there is a need to pursue this
thing called meditation. This led me to my encounter with Swami Brahmanishanada who was
giving a seminar about prana and meditation at the University of Alberta. During the
presentation, I asked him if he would regard “Prana” as God. Very quickly he said “No”. Then I
asked him, “Is Time God?”. He looked at me and then paced about on the stage. Then he
stopped, looked at me said: You are not referring to the wall clock’s time; you are referring to
the energy “Time”. I said “yes”. He paced about on the stage, finally stopped and said to me:
Yes, Time is God. If Time is not God then Time will know the beginning of God.
I was still puzzled, because some of my friends who were advanced in meditation said they
have gone to a place where there is no “Time”.
I studied “vibrational healing” with an energy healer called Inge K. The very first day when I
met Inge, she was smiling and waving her fingers at me and said: “I know you!”. Needless to
say, I was shocked, inquired “Where and when did we meet?” Continuing smiling she said; “In
China; we were the Terra Cotta soldiers!” In subsequent visits I was convinced she was
previously in China. This life time she is German, and yet she knew some of the secrets of
Chinese martial arts, and has been helping her client who was injured in previous life times in
martial arts contests. He was timed to die early in this life time based on his one injury in
previous life. This type of martial art is practically not advertised today.
That first day when I met her, as we were conversing, she said to me; “Your guides are here.” I
asked; “Are they very tall? One man, one woman?”. She said; “Yes”. I was pleasantly surprised,
because some 17 years ago, before I met Inge, I also had learned from another psyche friend
“No-We-Ta”. She was actually a European, but had adopted a north American native name.
She came often to the Buddhist Temple to collect food for the poor. One time I asked her to do
a reading about the scars on my chest. She said; “You got them from Sun dance (Not sure if this
is the way it is spelled)”. Anyway, I learned about Ascended Masters and Cosmic Masters from
her. Before knowing her, I only knew about Jesus and Buddha. Now, she opened up a whole
new area of spiritual wonderment!! She told me I have two guides, they are very tall, one man
and one woman.
Now, back with Inge. I asked where did they come from? She said they came from Polaris.
Where is Polaris? Inge said that is the North Star. She gave me their names. And also
suggested I had other guides coming into the office. I could not see the guides, am only
pleasantly surprised with the information.
One day, as I was talking to her in her office, she looked up and then at me and said; “Gabriel
wants to talk to you”. I said I did not know anyone by the name “Gabriel” except that of the
Archangel Gabriel in the Bible. She affirmed: “Yes, Archangel Gabriel wants to talk to you”. She
said she could not channel the Archangels and I would need to connect with a Michelle G. who
could channel the Archangels. Honest I was unsure if this was a joke of some kind, but three
weeks later, finally my curiosity got the better of me and I arranged to a half hour appointment
with Michelle G. After half an hour was done, I asked if she could extend another half hour;
and when that half hour was done, I asked if I could have another half hour. She said
unfortunately she had another client.
Archangel Gabriel is truly a messenger angel, giving me so much information. I did ask; “What is Time?” He said; “Time is an attribute of God”. Now I understood why Swami Brahmanishanada said that Time is God. Gabriel said God uses Time as the master energy to run this universe. In some other universes, God does not use Time. Now I have a better inkling why some of my friends said they have come to a place in their
meditation, where Time does not exist. This is either at zero point of our universe or they have
travelled to another universe where Time does not exist.
(NB: Unlike religious people I think of Angels, Elohim, Avatar, Immortals, Christs, Krishnas,
Buddhas, and so forth as Ascended Masters and Cosmic Masters. They are fundamentally ET
with very advanced intelligence/knowledge). These Masters are in our midst to help us.)
What are your thoughts on time?
What & Who Am I?
The question that has been asked, with no clear and clean answer is: Who Am I? That the answers have been varied should not mean we ought not continue to pursue defining the answer. To get the answer we must go to the very beginning.
Which comes first “Time” or “Intelligence”?
There is “words play” here. “Time” represents a “measurement”. It does not “create”. In our language, we associate “Intelligence” with “creativity/creation”. Following this line of logical thinking the philosophy will be “Intelligence” comes first. At the very beginning, INTELLIGENCE exists. It follows, when there is Intelligence there has to be existence. In the very beginning, it is INTELLIGENCE-INFINITY with an EXISTENCE-INFINITY. The Creator is fundamentally INFINITY in Intelligence and Existence/Form.
We have this concept called “Zero Point”. At Zero Point, Intelligence is Infinity and Existence is Infinity. At this point Awareness and Conscious are totally superimposed as in Venn Diagram representation (in math Set Theory). There is no Time. Awareness and Consciousness coincides as ONE. Time is needed to preserve Consciousness. At Zero Point, logically speaking, Intelligence is strictly Awareness. Everything thing is “NOW”, no past and no future.
(We can get a sense of ZERO POINT by imagining tying a ball to a sting and whirling it in a circle. You at the centre can observe the ball whirling in Time from point to point to point as it circumscribes the circumference of the circle. At the centre, you are stationery, no Time and you can see where the ball whirling all the Time; you are at ZERO-POINT so to speak. If you shorten the string you need to whirl the ball faster; when you lengthen the string, the ball cannot whirl as fast. Before getting to ZERO-POINT, there is vibration and energy exists. The faster the vibrations, the closer you are to God-Self. Suddenly, at the Center, there is no Time and no energy is needed to whirl the ball. The ball has return to its point of origin.)
TIME and SPACE are fabrications by INTELLIGENCE.
ZERO POINT and VOID are the two ends of Infinity of Intelligence and Existence is the CREATOR. The creator is fundamentally INFINITY. Within VOID or ZERO POINT there are two fundamental infinities INTELLIGENCE and EXISTENCE. When there is Intelligence, it has to have Existence; for an Existence to know that it exists it has to have Intelligence. Within VOID there are INTELLIGENCE-INFINITY within EXISTENCE-INFINITY. For creations to happen there must be Intelligence. INTELLIGENCE creates two attributes, TIME and SPACE, to render into existence a universe of Time-Space Continuum as our universe. This Time-Space Universe exists within VOID. This Time-Space Continuum of our universe is scientifically speculated to have come about via the “Big Bang Theory”. In the Multiverse Concept, it must be that there have been many Big Bangs…All these “Big Bangs” that banged into existence remains within VOID. There are many universes in VOID.
What I Am
Out of the Infinite Intelligence, it congeals many bubbles of Intelligence. Out of the Infinite Existence, it congeals many forms. When this first level of intelligence embodies into a form there is Life in a form. This first form is the GODSELF. The GODSELF has the highest of vibration of existence in the Time-Space continuum. This GODSELF Life form is not affected by the Time-Space Continuum of our universe. This is the “What I Am” of each one of us.
Who I Am
The “What I Am”, GODSELF, comes into this universe as a Cosmic Being. In this universe there are physical forms and spiritual forms, nonetheless forms of different vibrational formats, but lower than that of the GODSELF. When the GODSELF form takes embodiment of a lower vibrational form, this lower vibrational form is the “Who I Am”. The GODSELF lowers a portion of its vibrations to match the lower vibrations of the form it wants to experience within. This portion or set of vibrations of the GODSELF then enters the lower form to experience Life in a lower dimension. In our case, only a portion of our GODSELF is embodied into the human form. One’s Intelligence could have been embodied into a tiger, bird, or fish! The “Who I Am” form is affected by Time of this Universe; the form deteriorates and becomes disfunction(dies) after a time allocated interval. Then the “What I Am” leaves the form and search for another form to be embodied into another “Who I Am”.
This is like a human (GODSELF What I Am) entering a car (Who I Am); drives the car and when the car gets too old to drive, he sells the car and leaves it. The he gets another vehicle, maybe this time a 4-wheel drive.
When asked the question: “Who Am I?” you need to consider “Which Life Time?” The “Who I Am?” is temporary and changes from Life time to Life time.
The so called “Soul Journey” is the journey of the “What I Am” in different forms of “Who I Am”.
Intelligence is the Key
“What I Am” is the eternal Intelligence that is experiencing different Life forms as the “Who I Am”. At the highest level of Awareness, this “What I Am” is one’s Personal God-Self. When this Personal God-Self comes into being into a human form (or tiger, elephant, bear) it has to lower its vibration to match with the brain and nervous systems of the form. In other word only a sub set of the God-Self awareness is allowed to enter into the human form to utilize the human brain and nervous system. In our human form we are not functioning with the full set of awareness as was in the God-Self.
Your God-Self is playing a “Mind Game” with itself, to see how small a subset of Awareness it can reduce itself and yet be able to return to its ultimate God-Self again. This game is called “Self Realization” in meditation to boot-strap one’s human awareness back to one’s God-Self’s awareness. This is the process of Ascension. It can be very dangerous to go in to yet lower forms of embodiment such as that of a cricket, an ant, or little worm. Life styles in these lower forms are “not interesting at all” now that we can see those forms from a human perspective.
Intelligence within Human.
Intelligence has two primary composites, Awareness and Consciousness. Awareness is the “active part” of the Intelligence and Consciousness is the “passive part” of the Intelligence. Consciousness is the “diary” of the “Awareness”.
“Awareness” always functions in the “Now” to experience every present moment events. It does not store its experiences as “memories and intentions”. Memories and Intentions of events are stored in “Consciousness”. Awareness is like the CPU of a computer, and Consciousness is like the storage file.
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