Originally Posted by ShiningLight
To say we need to learn lessons, implies that our higher self is trying to teach us something - it isn't. In fact, I'm not sure it even cares what you do. Shamou, said it well. We are not learning in a sense that we are "discovering" something, "bringing something in." Yet, the truth (all the knowledge we need) is "uncovered," it is exposed - we are remembering.
Why? Because like you said the higher self knows everything. We are a part of the higher self so we should know everything too, right? RIGHT - But why is it that we don't? Why does it have to be difficult? Well, what put it into perspective for me is this: The higher self knows everything and so it HAS to know what it is to NOT know. Thus we are "manifested" - NOT knowing. And since we are, at this very moment, both our higher self and our physical self - we both KNOW and NOT know at the same instance.
Just to clarify. I am no expert in "metaphysics," "new-age," "SR" or whatever you want to call it. In fact, I hardly know what those terms mean. Can all those labels fit into my view? Yes, and so can every other religion. My belief - "It just is."
I'm gonna have to agree with Shining Light on this one.
Consciousness is all that exists. It is existence itself
. Conversely, nothingness has never existed and never will. The domain of consciousness is knowing, and as per its nature, it sits on top of all knowledge. At this level, probability and actuality are the same thing, and this curious thing called consciousness explores all logical and illogical probability/actualities (lets just call them existences or realities). So.....it must also know what it is like to NOT know everything, or as Max Power put it:
Originally Posted by Max Power |
I see consciousness as perfect, but laking an understanding of self and that physical reality is the imperfection that consciousness creates to experience itself. How can perfection know it's perfection without sensing imperfection, hence this existance.
Separation provides an additional dimension of experience. The duality allows us to appreciate the positives and negatives in reality. If you have a Christian bent, you can consider this separation to be the Fall of the bible. Those who have fallen must learn the hard way, so to speak. Or you could just look at it as us being the portion of The One that needed to experience separation. It really is just balance, but it is symbolically represented by Lucifer "rebelling" against God and taking many souls with him out of heaven. We are the Luciferian consciousness -- all who are separated. And this thing called separation involves "lessons".
Your infinite awareness has been broken up into "objects" and "form" that symbolically represent the knowledge you left behind. That knowledge is unconscious at the moment, for us on this side of the looking glass.
And, as Shining Light said, we are not aquiring new lessons, just remembering what we already know unconsciously. And it really bakes your noodle when you consider that this all (is/has/always will be) happening instaneously. Time is an illusion.