Body-Heart-Mind Healing

We have developed a very powerful program of healing that universally connects, synchronises and aligns all your faculties and capabilities together. Body-Heart-Mind Healing creates physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual synchronicity that allows people to heal from all kinds of conditions, disorders and dis-eases. Over the last 12 years we have developed a profound healing system we call Body-Heart-Mind Healing that has been changing lives in a remarkable and unprecedented scale for people with all kinds of ailments all over the world.

At our Center for Healing and Life Transformation we work with people who have substance issues, through to stroke recovery survivors and then all the way back to people who have suffered depression, anxiety disorders and other ailments that have negatively impacted their lives.

We have documented and observed hundreds of healings, some spontaneous and others through practice and process that people have not been able to find anywhere else, before they followed the Body-Heart-Mind Healing method

Mark L Lockwood BA(hons)(psy)


The healings our clients and teams have witnessed over the years have been nothing short of miraculous and marvellous at the same time. There is an emotion of change, healing and transformation. There is stimulus, thoughts, perceptions, feeling, emotions and dormant faculties and talents that can be accessed through the process of the Body-Heart-Mind Healing method. Our healing practitioners use different methods to provide different healing programs for each person according to their specific needs and goals.

Time and time again we have seen people heal from decades of depression, from trauma since the age of 5 and from a multitude of pain-body and emotional and deeply psychological issues that they have not been able to treat anywhere else. We use the CQ method of healing which is a process of activating a contained and constant connection of your Body-Heart-Mind together that is able to create enough energy to shift a person neurologically from depression centres of the brain to healing ones; in a totally different part of the brain. Rewiring what has become our belief system is necessary for change and transformation. Two things are required for practicing the Body-Heart-Mind Healing method of healing and change. Effort and Belief.


Our psychologically and scientifically trained team with a combined experience of three decades move from a deeply scientific, psychological and factual understanding of our clients that then grows towards one where energy is manifested, focused and re-directed to allow healing on an unprecedented level to take place. Our team is comprised of two psychologists with different specialities, life coaches, healing coaches, art, mindfulness, retreat teachers that are all underpinned by Mark to create a scientifically grounded healing process that is absolutely measurable. There is no guess work whatsoever. What we learned at our healing centre many years ago was that people from all over the world with different cultures, beliefs and very different problems started to heal when they consciously and persistently worked with us on the Body-Heart-Mind Healing method. Deeply meditative states, silent retreats, conscious rewiring all meet with scientific and then spiritual principles to cause miraculous healing effects for :

  • Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Addictions
  • Burnout, Grief, Loss of Purpose and Adolescent Recovery Programs
  • Borderline Personality Disorder and all 10 Personality Disorders are treated by our team of experts. Programs are individually designed for each person.
  • Stroke Recovery Treatment and Healing Team, C-PTSP, Trauma, ADHD, OCD, SUD and Eating Disorders
Body-Heart-Mind Healing


  • Shift habits, perceptions, and ingrained unconscious programming
  • Change thoughts and feelings to think beyond limitations
  • Transform your genetic destiny
  • Transcend past pain and create new joy
  • Prime your brain so that you can create your future
  • Use meditation to change your mind and your reality

To come to our centre or start work on Body-Heart-Mind Healing with us call +27824424779 or email

The Awakening Process of Contemplative Intelligence

The Awakening Process of Contemplative Intelligence

You can either stay stuck in your circumstances or unstick yourself. These are the two roads that diverge before us in life. The Awakening Process of Contemplative Intelligence is about the science of finding your spiritual self. You can either do nothing about what holds you back and ignore the inner pull and desire for you to create something special, something with legacy and impact in your life or, or you can be overcome by thoughts and emotions that become your reality. Depression, personality disorders, all fear and anxiety are caused by how we think, feel and act over time. Our attitudes, thoughts, moods, responses to people and things and our traits and attitudes define our personal reality. Only when we change the way we look at things do those things themselves change – but change they do! We can all heal our lives and we all have an inner desire to want to change them for the better. That’s the why. The how part of how we actually do it can be more complicated and even feel overwhelming at times.

“Life is an experimental journey undertaken involuntarily. It is a journey of the spirit through the material world and, since it is the spirit that travels, it is the spirit that is experienced. That is why there exist contemplative souls who have lived more intensely, more widely, more tumultuously than others who have lived their lives purely externally.”
― Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

When we know we need to move and shift and we yet for most of life we don’t know how to – that is hell! Contemplative Intelligence which is your ability to think about your own thinking, to become a witness to your thoughts and your mind and learn the art of meta-thinking is the how that we have been taught by our forefathers for thousands of years. We must overcome the self, the persona and the automatic programs we have been running since childhood. To date that we need to learn how to stop. Not start. Thats the paradox of life transformation. It is the “be still” mystery that governs all things. When you start to understand how your Contemplative Intelligence works, where it is located in your body-heart-brain and how to manage it successfully, you will have begun to master the art of awakening to your higher self. We call this returning to your Sacred Self in our CQ programs. It is the essential journey that we all eventually want to and then have to take.

Evidence is important in any scientific endeavour. We want lots of it but settle for next to none of it in life. Whats true today may become a lie tomorrow. nevertheless we needs to be pointed as efficiently as possible to what words and what doesn’t. Science smacked us in the face hard over the past 100 years. Why not marry science and spirituality. Dualism is a mind trap anyway. There are many perspectives but only one reality.


We have collected data of several thousand people who have been through our programs and events at The Center for Healing and Life Transformation.

We measure peoples physical, psychological and emotional states with psychological tests and then we track their progress in all areas as they pass through levels 1-4 of the work. Thousands of success stories have been documented as evidence that the work is a new world wide science that people need to heal their lives. An 18% to 68% increase in happiness and decrease in stress or a switch from grey matter to white brain matter, from survival mind to thrive mind (limbic to prefrontal cortex neurobiological changes). These changes are mapped in individuals who are burnout out all the way through to suicidal, manically depressed and anxiously incapable of leading a normal life.

The Awakening Process of Contemplative Intelligence


Contemplative Intelligence is the ability and capacity to use our meta-cognitive abilities. It is about the conscious awareness of putting your physiology, psychology, emotions and spiritual aspects of yourself together in ecstatic motion. Contemplative Intelligence gives us the ability to recognise, understand, and executively manage our own mind, body and emotions and in so doing manage relationships and social interactions at an advanced level, that is above the norm. Contemplative Intelligence helps you with developing wisdom and advanced awareness and insight that helps you to reduce stress, stay present and recognise the reality (truth) of people, places, things, situations, conversations and events that are undistorted by subjective experience. Your intellect will not get you to where you need to be. This is why what has been referred to as some sort of awakening or shift is necessary to live life efficiently, purposefully and well. Something our ancestors in history have fallen very short of century after century. Having developed Contemplative Intelligence you will be able to take an endless self regulated and loving gaze at reality and naked truth exactly as they are, unhindered by personality or ego defence mechanisms. 

Whilst in the life of the intellect ‘contemplation‘ refers to thinking profoundly about something, in the religious life contemplation is a kind of inner vision or seeing, transcendent of the intellect, facilitated by means of practices such as prayer or meditation. To our clients it refers to living an authentic life on purpose and with meaning. Contemplative practice is about ending your own suffering. It is about awareness and conscious involvement in living a good life on this planet. Even if you choose a simple one. Contemplative Intelligence work or therapy if you will, yields a kind of knowing which changes the whole of one’s life. Yep, expect changes physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This movement of heart and mind, ignites a love stronger than anxiety, depression addictions or even death and illuminates the mind with the very splendour’s of God realization and self actualization.


We have data evidence that shows regular people from different parts of the world with totally different issues from depression to arthritis do miraculous things to heal their bodies minds and souls in just 6 to 8 weeks from starting to do the work at the center, with our courses or at our events. Research from 5000 studies and 50 000 reports from Yale, Harvard and Stanford show extraordinary benefits of mindful practice that gets us out of survival mind and emotional memory in the body to a new place of higher thinking, feeling and functioning. Harvard Medical School Phd’s recently announced “extraordinary, long-term benefits” Virgina medical school found that anxiety, mild depression, chromic pain, asthma, ADHD, and high-functioning autism, that can be treated with mind-based interventions. Browns university showed open-awareness and concentration, each with its own psychophysiological and neuro-cognitive effects. Insomnia, stress, anxiety spectrum disorders, and mental health though to proven insomnia, stress, anxiety spectrum disorders, and mental health improvement research at Harvard medical school.

Using Contemplative Fitness skills in your The Awakening Process of Contemplative Intelligence to re-route your neurochemistry back into Sage mind, re-allows creativity, emotional and social intelligence and ultimately well being, balance and bliss consciousness to reign supreme. Healing benefits of Contemplative Intelligence may outweigh even the medication routes. Through a series of CQ Centering practices daily you will be able to move to an entirely new part of the brain, from closed to open, and allow an infinite potential of possibilities back into your life. We then thrive rather than survive and in doing so we are able to heal most of our blockages in a short space of time, and then move to maintenance of the minds CQ centering practices. Healing benefits of Contemplative Intelligence have been proven by over 50 000 studies and 500 000 research reports. Self regulation heals lives. Fast!

Contemplative Intelligence (CQ)© is a neurologically based program that actually changes your neurochemistry to get you out of limbic system or survival mind, and move you to the intelligence center of your prefrontal cortex where you can reach your goals and live your dreams daily. The Healing benefits of Contemplative Intelligence can even shrink your hippocampus, that you can enlarge with stressful thoughts over time. So it actually changes your brain. Mark L Lockwood who designed Contemplative Intelligence (CQ)© says that you move from the fight, flight freeze or the downstairs of your brain to the upstairs. It is upstairs in the prefrontal lobes that creativity, energy, wisdom and freedom reign supreme.

The Awakening Process of Contemplative Intelligence


Stanford also discovered that the work creates the ability to bring about “tolerance of the difficult experiences we inevitably encounter as human beings”. With the cultivation of this “affect- tolerance”.


Research has found that contemplative practices result in “greater mind-body awareness, an ability to reduce stress through emotional self-regulation, and, ultimately, the possibility of a “meditative-cognitive component.”

Harvard Health did tons of research on the fight or flight stress response, Amygdala Hijack response, and discovered that its long term effects can be chronic physical and psychological illness. The work actually lowers High blood pressure, artery-clogging deposits and brain changes that cause depression, anxiety and more. They even found that it creates obesity, by causing people to sleep and exercise less and eat more.


Recent advances in functional MRI (fMRI), which measures how neural activity changes blood flow, have allowed scientists and psychologists to witness the real-time working of the brain for the very first time. We are now able to pinpoint the regions of the brain involved in producing different thoughts or feelings and identify the neural functions involved with the activation of lower and higher thinking, or survival and thrive mind.

What we do is two fold. We double down on the work of growth, change and transformation by first halting the personality traits developed over decades that keep us stuck, anxious, fearful and in survival mindsets. Then on the opposite side we activate the 7 Pathways back to what we call the sacred Self. This is the authentic self. It is the journey of The Awakening Process of Contemplative Intelligence.

Some of the almost unlimited research references

1. Brown University Studies – The Rationale Behind Contemplative Studies

2. Contemplative Practices Behavior Is Positively Associated with Well-Being in Three Global Multi-Regional Stanford WELL for Life Cohorts 3. Harvard When science meets mindfulness may-change-the-brain-in-depressed-patients/

4. Yale school of medicine New study finds links between meditation and brain functions meditation-and-brain/ breathe

5. (HRV) Heart rate Variability with mindful control techniques minute_deep_breathing_assessment_and_its_relationship_to_24- h_heart_rate_variability_measurements advancing-health-and-medical-science.pdf

6. National Library of medicine – Large effects of brief meditation intervention on EEG spectra
7. Meditation effect on Health and wellbeing

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Total Abundance Meditation

People have been asking me how to start working on big changes in their lives and I always answer that they should do it in little ways with big beliefs. We must both believe and do together; one without the other brings nothing! So here is one way to bring about transformation for yourself. You are probably used to a meditation being calming, 10 minutes long and all quiet and ‘fall asleep-like’. Our Healing CQ meditations are nothing like that, perhaps quite the opposite! Instead of relax I want you to focus. Focus on changing your life. Here. Now. We have bought into the idea that if we think about change for long enough it may finally just happen one day. Our business at the Center for Healing and Life Transformation is all about change and you need to know it doesn’t happen easily for most people. In fact they only come to the Center when they are tired of living for years and decades without ever having successfully changed their lives for the better.

People settle. They cope. They avoid the subject of change over time and just accept the false fact that they have a bad deal, or a victim to some circumstance. Never in a million years would people believe how much healing is possible for themselves. The science is backing it all up too. Read more about that here if you like.

You must assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled until your assumption has all the sensory vividness of reality.

Neville Goddard

What we do know is that if you have the right system of change that you, or anyone else, can make massive changes for themselves in a very short period of time. Some people have a rock-bottom of some kind, or a near death experience or suffer some sort of trauma and then they effect change immediately. So the proof is there that change can happen instantly over a very emotional or high intensity experience. The good news is that you don’t have to wait for something bad to happen. Rather, make something good happen. The Total Abundance Meditation below is one of many ways and means we use to start with little changes with big beliefs.

Cause change to happen for yourself by learning how to do it. You need to practice the guitar daily before you’re able to play like a rock star. Same thing goes with life transformation, overcoming depression or anxiety and codependence for that matter. Powerful techniques applied everyday to your familiar and ordinary life will cause change to happen. When you change what things mean to you, your life will start to change, evolve and transform. Thats how it happens for millions of people everyday; the science is already out, so there is no need to wonder if, or why, anymore. Now, all we need to do is know is how. The work of awakening your Contemplative Intelligence that we do with people who are seeking to live better, more meaningful and full lives is the ‘how’ that people need. We teach you how to go beyond your attitudes, moods, traits and persona’s.

How change really happens

Thoughts in the mind, effect feelings in the body which affect how we do things and then the consequences of the things we do emerge into reality. This behaviour chain of events (learn more here) can be interrupted and intercepted at any time, along any link in the chain and outcomes are therefore effected. In other words change happens. The key to understanding what’s going on in a behavior chain and why it creates reliable almost addictive behavior is to know that any trigger we experience with our five senses is also a conditioned reinforcer. Put another way, a cue, which is the “green light” for a thought, feeling and behavior that leads to some kind of reward. Like a dopamine hit after completing a long hike. Or the fuzzy feeling you get when someone gives you a compliment.

To use you CQ or contemplative intelligence which is essentially our meta-thinking capabilities, we are able to break the chains that bind us. We use our 12 and 6 week courses to help people do this of course which are popular around the world for good reason. We see people heal depression, cure personality disorders that don’t seem to reemerge and we see them making these changes, that we scientifically and psychodynamically track, in relatively short periods of time. How do you start creating change? First by knowing change needs to happen. This is self reflective awareness. Then understanding that change will be a process you will have to make happen for yourself by moving into the uncertain, the new and the unknown. You will have to risk believing that you can make change happen. Then, finally you will see the change, hold onto and embrace that change and then build on it. We have a lot of growing and personal development to do. It never stops and neither should we. Don’t ever stop growing and don’t ever stop believing.

  1. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
    – Norman Vincent Peale

Try the Total Abundance Meditation

Try the total Abundance Meditation for healing and inner peace for example. A gift for any seeker wanting to simultaneously work on the body-heart-brain as we call it. Turn information into transformation with our Healing Collection over time. Begin healing your body and your life today by practicing these meditations. This is the work and the science of finding your spiritual self. Heal body, heart, mind and soul. The more you practice the better you will become at the work and the easier you will find it to get into Sacred Space which is the space beyond your calculating and anylitical mind that allows us to influence the subconscious, our emotions and even our stress hormones. #meditation #healingmeditation #mindfulnessmeditation #spiritualmeditation #healing #spiritual #selflove #motivation #nature #selfcare #inspiration #life #spiritualawakening #wellness #happiness #mentalhealth #energy #health #art #positivevibes #consciousness #mentalfitness #meditacion #vipassana #meditate #awakening #gratitude #insightmeditation 

For more information on Total Abundance Meditation, or help with healing your life, get involved with the Center. Follow us online, do a course, visit us. Start healing your life, yourself, today.

Who AM I Really

How to go beyond your Personality to discover your Sacred Self

Going Beyond your self created personality is no easy task. First you have to actually know that you are not your personality. You are not your thoughts. You are not even how you feel. Feelings arrive from past experiences. Experiences become emotions. 

Over time, decades of life even we tend to become a certain type of person. In fact, we can all easily be categorised today into various personality types. We may be open or closed, be prone to extraversion, high or low levels of agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism.

You’re not your moods, attitudes, traits or your personality type. That is how you present yourself in a world that is based on survival of the fittest. Slay or be slain becomes the ego ethos that our minds believe is our reality. We fight, flee and close off. We become codependent, anxious or avoidant. We can become neurotic even, but that’s not who you really are. 

The question Who Am I really is an incredible place to start changing your life. Write down the question and you will find that even a volume of books could not even answer the question. In part we have an unseen, subconscious self. We also have a spiritual and emotional component that can’t quite be seen either. Animals teach us that we are different form them. We are self aware beings who can choose our attitudes at any given moment. 

If we’re not careful about the gravitas of question of Who Am I really, we tend to drift through life on as much autopilot as possible. We doubt our own divinity early on in life and we forget who we really are beyond the immense distractions that life brings to us every day. We would however do well to remember and keep the perspective of the bigger questions in life of who we are and why we are here and what we should be doing with all of it. Loose sight of that and life can become a nihilistic hell, steaming with drama, emptiness and a lack of a sense of personal purpose. 

Your personality is your personal creation that becomes your personal reality. If you want to change your life then change your personality and your personal reality will follow transformative suit.

Mark L Lockwood BA(hons)(psy)

What we need to do then is simply take the time and make the effort to remember who we are. We need to complete the question of Who I am deeply. Deeper perhaps than any other question. If we don’t know who we are at the core we won’t recognise, perceive or understand the things that are like us. We won’t be able to comprehend divinity. Today, remember that you are standing on holy ground. It took a lot of energy to get you to this point in life. To this very day and time with the understanding of life that you currently have. Either you can squander that or you can use it well. You can do something extraordinary and meaningful with the answers you get from introspection. Maybe you are more than you think you are and if that’s true your undervaluation could have you feeling powerless and lost in the wilderness. 

Contemplative practice is about stopping and taking enough time and energy to examine the bigger questions that you may have forgotten about years ago. Perhaps this could be to your detriment. At the very simplest form you’re matter that matters. You’re emotional, connected to nature, parents, siblings and life itself. You’re riddled in energy and energy is information. What is that consciousness or information telling you and others about what is going on here? Like a riddle it must be organised and ordered and we can do that simply from being still and calming the minds endless chatter about the daily grind. A question like who am I really, being just three little words strung into a short sentence can take you on a joyride of life transformation or on a ride to a place of joy so to speak. 

Be nobody but yourself. This is the journey.

Ee Cummings said “to be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.” These are profound words about the journey to what I call your Sacred Self which is a picture and sense of your true identity as a spiritual human being. We don’t however need to fight any battles to become authentic although most of us today are lost in fight, flight and freeze for decades doing silly things like living in the past, blaming parents or even life for that matter for hard knocks and too few miracles. 

If it is true, even metaphorically that the snake on the garden deceived us, that its sole purpose is to keep us as mentally asleep as snake venom would do to the body, then we must search for the truth. Who I am is the start of that journey of your life as a seeker ands sojourner of truth, authenticity and reality. We are led to believe a lie said the poet William Blake in Auguries of Innocence. If we were able to recognise that lie we would see the world as a different place. Heaven really. To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower 

Who AM I Really

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour would be our conscious awareness of how we overcome the problems of time and space. All of that wisdom just from one poet? It’s incredible and maybe the answers to life’s most fundamental questions like Who Am I really are so close to us for so long we develop blurred eyesight to these answers with too many trivial questions. 

We are led to believe a lie

When we see not thro’ the eye,

Which was born in a night to perish in a night,

When the soul slept in beams of light.

William Blake

To be yourself is the greatest accomplishment you will ever have. Regardless of your outer experience or even your racing, or ceaseless thoughts. Regardless of how your body feels and what it tells you that you have become, you may be far, far more than what you’re able to perceive. So stop the distractions for a while, become still and contemplate life from a new lens, one that is unclouded by your jaded persona. Seek out your Sacred Self and you will find it, because as Rumi reminds us what you seek is seeking you too and that may be heaven or hell. In my opinion it seems that a belief in hell oftentimes comes first. Then, rather than break down and die of meaningless misery we can let go of the persona and break wide open and let the contents of who we are at our core, our values, ambitions and intentions spill out once more and become who we are truly meant to be. The closest answer I can find to this is that we are divine, becoming more like God than animal or human, becoming more like Love, Reality and Bliss one little day at a time. 

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Who AM I Really

Fall in love with Consciousness

Amor Conscientia – the love of pure consciousness. The Roman stoic philosopher Seneca used the word Conscientia in his writings to describe the idea of shared  knowledge, collective consciousness, being in the know or privy to, joint knowledge and knowledge found within oneself; which is simply spiritually going inwards to seek the truth. In contemplative practice this love of higher, deeper and broader consciousness is what people seek to experience. The more we are able to love pure reality and everything else just as it is, the more we love the Light, Truth, Courage, Justice and our other innate virtues that can be found deep within each of us. To Fall in love with Consciousness is to fall in love with Reality. Without the need for the masks, delusions or cognitive biases that keep us separate, angry and foolish.

Human beings can and must rise beyond dualistic thinking to experience this higher state of conscious knowledge – being who we truly are. We know this to be scientifically and empirically true as this is how life is unfolding for everyone. When we rise in this way we will fall deeply in love with Reality (truth). Amor Conscientia! 

Life is all about how we fall in love with Consciousness a little everyday. What does this really mean in terms of taking action with such a love affair with life? It means that we need to learn how to surrender. Surrender our obsessive thoughts that we try and use to control outcomes, and other people, places and things. It means allowing broader questions to flow rather than sticking to the same old answers we think we have about life. It means learning how to see people as they truly are, without our own judgements and biases blinding us to who they are – divine human beings as we all are.

There are 3 levels of consciousness which spiral us upwards from Contracted, then Expanded to then Pure Consciousness. If we have a contracted view of the world it is like thinking you have completed life’s 500 piece puzzle and you have that image in your mind. However, if life is a million piece puzzle you probably have the wrong image. An incomplete picture of yourself and reality. This is how we can become stuck in life. Stuck or depressed or anxious and fearful of life itself.

Contemplate Consciousness with a Contemplative Practice

Picture for a moment the planet you are on. Imagine where you are standing on it right now. Then zoom out in your mind. Zoom out and see the blue marble you live on surrounded by stars, and darkness and zooming asteroids. See the colours and then zoom out beyond this galaxy. By this point the mind, without having practiced this before, will tend to want to come back to earth. What the mind can’t understand it won’t like! We are here among millions of galaxies, never-mind planets. No life has been found anywhere else yet even though we see millions of light years out into the void of space, and I like to think of this as a lesson in humility.

Secondly, close your eyes and go within. Inside you is a match of the Universe and all the space and colour and whizzing by of things. It is endless and boundless, much like your imagination. Understand that what is out there is inside also. It’s the same thing. When people tell me they don’t believe in God it is almost as if they refuse to believe in any consciousness that they cannot see with their eye, or hear with their ear. That kind of Universe is too small for me. No, love has no bounds and God is this boundless love. Call it consciousness or anything else you want and you will be right. This is a second lesson in humility. When we are humble we step beyond the veil of the ego, even if just for a moment, and gain conscious insight into the unknown.

“Remember that your perception of the world is a reflection of your state of consciousness.”

Eckhart Tolle

The Hard problem of consciousness

The hard problem of consciousness is a well known issue people have today. People tend to go beyond what they think is their consciousness with our CQ Meditations. Perhaps that is why so many healings are being reported through the work of these Meditations. The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of explaining the relationship between physical phenomena, such as brain processes, and experience. Why are physical processes ever accompanied by experience? And why does a given physical process generate the specific experience it does—why an experience of red rather than green, for example?

To simplify the matter. You can sit with a profound problem in silence and contemplate it. You can initially find no answers whatsoever to your conundrum and you don’t google or read any new books to find the answers you simply sit and stew. You contemplate the problem without doing anything and then one day the answer appears. The solution comes out of the darkness and the silence and oftentimes its the most profound and wonderful solution there is. It is at that moment that you realize that what is out there is also in here. Consciousness is abundantly everywhere, all the time without exclusion. The body, heart and brain are not the container of our awareness but rather they are an experience of it. In other words we are internally experiencing consciousness that is out there through our senses. Just like a butterfly who hears through their wings, all things experience the same consciousness differently.

Fall in love with Consciousness

Just like anything else to Fall in love with Consciousness is to embark on a journey and a quest. Love is found beyond fear which implies that you must go on a journey to get to love. Likewise you need to become a sojourner to find and then experience expanded and then pure consciousness. All that we seem to know about pure consciousness is that it never changes and yet is always moving and shifting. If there is a God, this is what God is doing? We know it is loving, abundant, limitless and boundless. We know it is giving and friendly by nature which means eventually if we reciprocate in our own way we will develop a growing relationship with it. It is then that we will Fall in love (intense feeling of deep affection) with Consciousness and become aware of it.

All that is ever, ever happening to us is that we are always becoming more and more conscious. The last book of the bible is the book of revelation. It does not end. Only more and more is revealed to us as we are able to recognise and then contain it. The funny thing is that most of us like learning. We enjoy adventure and mystery and love experiencing a sense of adventure. Yet, when we try and contemplate issues such as time, space, creation and the Creator we close our minds. Some of the best minds, scientists, philosophers and thinkers we have ever had believed and then affirmed that there is nothing more than matter and stuck to it like glue. As if the existence of spirit, collective consciousness, God and anything mystical or celestial was a product of fictional imagination. These believers perhaps stopped too soon on their journey to purer consciousness. A lesson we can do well to learn from well with that humility we spoke of earlier as our teacher.

Perfect love casts out fear. If fear exists, then there is not perfect love. But:

Only perfect love exists. If there is fear. It produces a state that does not exist.

A Course In Miracles

Fear not, only believe is apparently written down in the bible 365 times. One time for each day of the year. Perhaps then, if perfect love casts out fear (things that don’t exist), then we can Fall in love with Consciousness after all. Fall in love with new ideas and with the mystical and wondrous. Notice things. Be open and push your comfort zones and boundaries. Let go of certainty and develop your awareness. Contemplate an apple again, when last did you do that? If we don’t act in this way, by re-looking at things we may end up as stuck as the philosophers who snuffed the ideas they did not see or understand at the time. When you do you will Fall in love with Consciousness which essentially is the falling in love with everything and everyone! This is the universal song Uni-verse, one song that we all can one day sing together, that represents the human experience beyond dualistic thinking. One consciousness. One universe and one you amongst trillions of you’s. All three of which are so deeply and intimately the same without and within.

Wishing you Amor Conscientia – the love of pure consciousness. Gassho.

Fall in love with Consciousness
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