Hot Chocolate for Your Soul – The Great Formless, part 2
“Let not your human mind separate you from the Universal Mind, For they are one Mind caught up in a Divine Illusion” - Sydney Banks, The Enlightened Gardener Revisited
In last week’s article I spoke about a massive insight that I had into the nature of life itself, not just into the nature of the human experience… today I would like to delve a bit further into what I saw.
What I became aware of last week, after having talked with Jack Pransky, is that there is something far greater than we can even begin to comprehend behind the nature of life and that we are only at the very tip of the iceberg, in fact barely touching the tip of the iceberg compared to the vastness of what surrounds us and what is within us – this is what I spoke about previously.
Last Friday evening, as I was in the garden looking at the stars, as I enjoy doing most evenings, I very suddenly had this thought come to me and this thought was that the Three Principles are One…
Mind is Consciousness is Thought
Let me explain it like this. If you want to make a hot chocolate you need cocoa powder, milk and sugar. Not one of those ingredients on their own make up a hot chocolate, nor two together make hot chocolate, you need the three together to make hot chocolate and mixed up together you get yourself a nice beverage.
If we were to take that a step further, imagine this: without the cocoa powder the milk and sugar would not exist, and without the milk the sugar and cocoa powder would not exist and so forth. In other words not one of those ingredients could exist without the presence of the two others.
So it is the same for Mind, Thought and Consciousness. Neither one can exist without the presence of the others… and this is why they are One.
Sydney Banks continually repeated, “look to Mind, Thought and Consciousness, look to the Three Principles” – he didn’t tell us to look to one on its own because he understood the value of the Three together. He knew that without them we would have no experience of life whatsoever.
Without the Three Principles, that One unified All, there could be no existence. The computer screen that you are reading this on, or the paper that you’re reading this on could not exist without the Three Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness. The chair you’re sitting on could not exist without the Three Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness. The sheets you sleep in at night could not exist without the Three Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness. Nothing that you see, hear, taste, touch and smell could exist without the Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought. The love you have in your heart could not exist without the Three Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness. Not one single emotion that you feel would exist without the Three Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness. Everything in your life, real and perceived, is only allowed to exist through these Three Principles that are One.
The Three Principles are the basis in the formless, which allows the form to come into existence. Mind, Consciousness and Thought existed before form and will exist after form. Mind, Thought and Consciousness brought forth form and will do so again, that is what it’s designed to do. Mind, Consciousness and Thought brings life into existence.
And Mind, Consciousness and Thought is where our core of well being lies – this is why if a person can catch even just a tiny glimpse of it, then their life will never be the same again.
Mind, Consciousness and Thought is what explains life itself – at the level that we are able to understand it. Our negative emotions, created through our own Personal Thought are counter-life; anger, hate, envy, greed, insecurity, fear – all of these emotions are counter-life because they take us away from our core of well being, they take us away from Truth and they take us away from the Oneness. And the reason why those negative feelings are so uncomfortable to us is because they are not our natural way of being; yet that uncomfortable feeling is good because, when we listen to it, it guides us away from behaving badly, as a guide to our level of thinking, being aware of it, recognizing it, is the first step on the way back “home”.
The more we see, not how it works, but that it works in that way, the easier it is for us to “get back home” when we are lost in our own Personal Thought. Knowing that but for our own Personal Thought, well being is at the very core of our existence allows us to get back there. The fact is that, no matter how lost we can become as human beings, that well being based in the Principles is always there for us to sink back into, it never goes away; all we have to do is be aware of its presence.
We are doted with a Little Mind and a Little Consciousness and a Little Thought but even those, that we perceive to be so real, are coming from the Pure Formless, the Great Formless, the Unified One of Universal Mind, Universal Consciousness and Universal Thought.
And what Freedom this gives us in our lives – not to be reckless and harmful, no! For that would be disrespectful of something too great to understand, it would be disrespectful of life itself… but we have the Freedom to not get caught up in our Little Mind, Little Consciousness and Little Thought, knowing that we are just present in form for a time, form that is itself an illusion for the simple fact that it is based in the Formless. But how wonderful is this experience of form where we are able to witness the grandeur of life itself, able to witness the Principles in action, able to be aware of the presence of the Unified One.