We are taught from an early age what our parents, teachers, religion and/or society believe is real. As we age we may challenge some of those basic teachings and form others we integrate into our own, adult worldview. So, here we are today with some firm beliefs about our world and what’s real and what’s not.
I’d like to ask you to examine all those basic beliefs – all the things you are sure you know.
Many people don’t believe astrology is real. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I am a practicing astrologer – I’ve studied astrology for many years. It’s a very complex subject and difficult to learn. When I’m reading a chart for a client I let everything I’ve learned run in the background and read the chart from an intuitive space. Since intuition comes into play, does that make it less real? As you can see from the above quote, Einstein held the intuitive mind in high regard. I can assure you astrology is very real. Science cannot explain it. And, it is very real.
Many people are studying consciousness these days. Legitimate academic studies using scientific models. Many believe consciousness is the ground underlying all that is. While scientific methods are used to study it, science cannot explain it. Yet, most of us would acknowledge it is very real. Something is there even though we have a difficult time even articulating what it might be. Religions may talk about god, usually conceived of in some human, though other worldly way. Science may look for it in the cosmos or in particle accelerators. That something common to everything. Is it real?
The definition of real is: actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed. Which brings me to imagination. It’s the most curious thing to me that we normally don’t think imagination is real. We imagine our way through life every second of every day. Where do we believe all those thoughts come from?
I would suggest that intuition and imagination have a whole lot to do with consciousness. A “sacred gift” – very Real. All the rest comes from our “faithful servant” – the rational mind – sort of our onboard computer. Great at processing information – not who we are – not Real.