Consciousness is an enigma.
Debated across scientific disciplines and revered by communities with faith at their heart, consciousness is the composite of thought, instinct, emotion and ultimately action which in effect comprises the grand total of all we do in life. But we've no idea, in truth, how it works.
Guesswork tells us that subconsciously we make decisions about what our conscience tells us. And that our conscience then determines what we do. Experience tells us that the things we do, rightly or wrongly, destine us to set sail on our adventures of life and to learn, if we're lucky, from the consequences. Sometimes we find ourselves circling a loop system of behaviours which in turn deliver surprisingly - or unsurprisingly - similar results. How we define consciousness is bound to give us a picture of how these circumstances arise, and to take part in the process on a more conscious level with those 'things at work' in the overall framework.
My daughter Mary-Anne had a dream, and her images from this dream made sense in the telling. She saw consciousness as an ocean, with subconsciousness the depths, and at the bottom of this ocean lay a machine, the originator of thoughts. As a thought bubbled up through the layers of this ocean, it would burst at the surface as the thought to be acted upon, and in this dream analogy, the deeper the ocean floor, the further the thought had to travel to reach the surface. She surmised, on waking, that 'shallow' people (as we tend to define them) have less 'ocean' to think through, and that 'deep' thought eluded them as a consequence. In discussing this, I surmised that such people choose to stay in shallow water, where they feel safe, so that their thoughts come from easily-seen places where darkness has no space to penetrate.
Deep thinkers tend to dwell on darknesses as much as light, and can find themselves drawn into currents of uncomfortable territory as a result. Our machinery, as it were, lies in the murk of the ocean floor where many things live without light, and are comfortable doing so. These things - potentially scary thought-forms - often originate in our early conditioning systems, the spacetime of childhood where our first fears were born. We might find ourselves with attachment issues, abandonment issues, abuse issues, all kinds of issues which sprang from origins our conscious mind has no hope of finding on its own. So when we are analysing a problem, or a relationship, or a decision to be made, these issues may cloud our judgment if we are unaware of their origin. When we become aware of their origin, we are instinctively drawn to heal the wounds those issues have made from the pain of their original existence.
There is an increasing tendency among deep-thinking scientists to believe that consciousness and the quantum field have tenable links.
If a connection between the quark field and the neutrino mass hierarchy is discovered to exist, then it will open the gates for exploration of the entire lepton collection in searching for their relationships with us, giving rise to greater understanding of how our relationships work, with others and with ourselves.
If one of your relationships classifies as what's known as 'twin-flame', you will find yourself sharing this journey of discovery on a mirror-symmetry basis. And wherever you're at in that relationship, you'll find yourself sorely tested by its continuous demands. For the twin-flame relationship is not a coupling of romantic ideals, but a series of challenges to your faith, your self-development, your confidence and your empathic abilities. It may appear to be senseless in all but its very existence, yet it will fill the sail of your life's lateen at many turns whether you are aware of it or not. One moment you will believe in love at the very core of its essence, the next you will believe in nothing but worst-case scenarios. Fear, faith and fantasy will bite at your ankles and tear at your flesh in equal measure, until you reach a point of stability where you are at ease with yourself and can handle the reins of the life you are riding with the lightest touch, and the softest forms of intent.
If you have not met your twin flame, this seems to be an era in which you are most likely to do so. The fact that quantum revelations and battles of conscience are rising fast to the surface together can be no coincidence. The tsunami hasn't breached yet. Some of us thought it had, but we are thinking differently now.
Should you be one who shies away from deep thought, now is the time to learn to float, for deeper water holds no fears but our own, and they are born of circumstances we recognise from the depths of our subconscious sea. This time of tests is no laughing matter and it is with a sense of urgency that we feel the need to urge each other to wake up to What Is. Some of us had at one time thought we knew What Is. In the deepest sense, we hadn't scratched the surface.
Some of us are feeling things intensely right now, and are at a loss to know what to do for the best. I can only advise, with caution, that we do as our hearts tell us, for battling with logic will not win a quantum argument. Letting your heart rule your head is seen as the only way to live in some tribal systems, who laugh at the Western tendency to do the opposite.
On The Chase, you'll notice (should you happen to watch this addictive show) that the Chasers and Bradley are always telling contestants to 'go with gut instinct' in answering questions. For every time they fail to do so, they get the question wrong.
If in doubt, just breathe. Let the moment, the challenge, the test, the relationship take care of itself.
There are greater powers than our own at work here. Perhaps it's time we let them get on with the job.
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met quantum mechanics in 1997 and pledged allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies. For professional testimonials please see Programmes.