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Susie Answering ~ Thursday Reflections

So far, many people have asked about what I often talk about everywhere; spirituality, mysticism, and esotericism. The most frequent question is why I talk about it, for what purpose, how do I behave about the frequent collision of the topic with the teachings of religions, and whether I hope that everyone will experience enlightenment.

Those who often talk to me generally will help explain but those who have never, or disagree, will sue my views with various pretexts, arguments, and faith.

Usually, I will only answer that I am only happy to share. I would say that humans in general often feel confused in the middle of a paradox, often feeling something missing because they do not find answers or satisfaction from all that they have or are trying to do, even though all those “anxiety” holes are usually covered with plaster faith which they take it granted,  even though deep down, many people still don’t feel fully filled.

Quite a lot of people recognize that the mystical path is closer and tends to be more helpful in difficult times than the brain-dominated faith. That is one of my main goals. I have never invited or incited people to abandon their religion, I even suggested people make peace with themselves according to the teachings they profess. Furthermore, to inspire people to try to know themselves so they can love themselves in a new and different way that has been insatiable so far, and also to find a source of peace and happiness within that has never been answered by the material world.

I also never encourage people to seek or to be a seeker for in reality we never lose. I also do not establish enlightenment as a goal, both for myself and others because it cannot be found by seeking. I am just happy to inspire, give ideas, and remind friends that we only need to take action while enjoying it wholeheartedly without expecting any results.

Well, If you wonder why I wrote this, because at my place, the Thursday night or the night before Friday is the night that is considered appropriate for discussing matters of faith or mystical matters, and that’s what happened before I wrote this a few minutes ago, when some guests have visited just to talk about such things. Of course, it has delayed me from visiting your posts.

  • In your opinion, can something material like a brain produce something that is not material like mind or consciousness?

    • Yes
    • No
  • If the mind is a real element in the real world and is not produced by the brain, it is merely manifested and displayed by the brain. Could it be that the states of consciousness and conscious awareness exist in the absence of a functioning brain?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is there awareness outside of a creature that has a brain, or a living creature with brains that have died?

    • Yes
    • No
  • By the way, is Susie looking beautiful in the photo?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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  1. Users voted 8 times.
    Q: In your opinion, can something material like a brain produce something that is not material like mind or consciousness?

    Yes (9 votes) – 90%
    No (1 votes) – 10%

    Q: If the mind is a real element in the real world and is not produced by the brain, it is merely manifested and displayed by the brain. Could it be that the states of consciousness and conscious awareness exist in the absence of a functioning brain?

    Yes (8 votes) – 100%

    Q: Is there awareness outside of a creature that has a brain, or a living creature with brains that have died?

    Yes (5 votes) – 71%
    No (2 votes) – 29%

    Q: By the way, is Susie looking beautiful in the photo?

    Yes (10 votes) – 100%

  2. 1) I subscribe to quantum theory that the non-material can produce material and that basically all that we see are affected by thoughts. Ergo, nothing happens if we just let things be.
    2) Consciousness is the be-all, end-all
    3) How about near-death experiences of people that went on coma? Isn’t that enough to answer your question?
    4) Any opinion on Susie is reflected perception of what is within us. If I see beauty, it is because I feel beauty inside ?

    • 1. Non-material can indeed produce material but how about the opposite?
      2. Does that mean consciousness exist with or without a brain?
      3. A good example!
      4. I agree. Perception is software to process various standards or sizes that are stored as memory, both those related to thought and feeling.

      • 1) Isn’t that what we are trying to do? To finally achieve nothingness? When you do, kindly update us on the matter ?
        2) Depends on what you believe about consciousness. I think it is everywhere, living or non-living; so, yes, it is highly likely it exists even without brain. According to me, of course ?. Non-vetted, non-reliable source ? Believe at your own risk. You are responsible for your own soul.

        • 1. Right, that’s what we try to do, but not many people understand it, that’s why I ask, even though no one answers (besides you). Non-material can create material but not the other way around!
          2. Consciousness is an integral part of The One, with or without material, with or without the brain. Many people don’t understand when I talk about awareness in the universe, in plants, etc.
          You also don’t need to believe in me or you will suffer the consequences!

          • 1) On besides me – – – because I am a cerewet ??? that is why. Curiosity can kill a cat though ?

            2) Spirituality is half-logic, half-leap of faith. All roads, I read, lead to nowhere but as long as one journey in love then it does not matter whatever the destination will be. I believe in Rumi saying that at death we blend in back to Consciousness.

  3. Thank you for this interesting post, to help people share their feelings about this topic. I am of Christian faith, and I have met people, and actually are still friends and they have no faith, but maybe I am to pray for them, and I do, but I do not judge anyone. Caring about others doesn’t mean having the same faith, because love is unconditional.

  4. Yes to grow spiritually is a good thing. You may have a different perspective to mine but that can be a good thing.
    In my opinion, I believe people should help each other and people need each other.
    Life can be difficult sometimes.
    I believe in the Christian faith, as that is what I know. I cant discount anything I don’t know anything about. In my experience for my faith, there are no pat answers
    Everyone has to learn the path of faith for themselves.
    Yes, I am interested in any ones experience. Who knows what we may find.

    • I am not a smart person or one who knows the most about faith, although I always try hard to understand the various faiths, various paradigms and levels of depth in them.
      I myself also came from the Christian faith (basically I am Catholic) after previously struggling with various other faiths, although I still could not take for granted the various specific sides presented before me or I had to swallow. So maybe in certain aspects I think we have the same perspective.

      In terms of helping to help or do other good things, I often see that even people who are not believers are also very capable of doing so. So I think it’s not merely about faith.

      In fact, I also never intended to talk about faith in this or other posts, other than sharing my point of view and experience, or telling a little about what had happened to my life, but it turned out to be very interesting because I had accepted various perspectives that certainly enriched my thinking.

      Thank you for your thoughts and willingness to share, Pamela.

  5. This presents an interesting line. I know my faith is personal. I enjoy the questions you ask, because it allows me to consider both what I believe, but also to listen and hear what someone else (you) believes as well.

    To me, faith is waiting by the front door for a walk.
    Faith is letting the world know you care.
    Faith is a willingness to support others both by being present but also being an ethical presence.

    In a world where honesty slips aways, faith is doing the right things, but making sure you take the time to help others.

  6. I have no problem sharing your knowledge on subjects that you have knowledge of since we all gain something about life. Not everyone likes my idea of PBS Kids heroine Wordgirl leading a team called The Lexicon Bandits which is basically a parody of the Justice League and Avengers movies.

  7. I’m not sure I follow much of what you say … my understanding is that we can seek peace and happiness in our own way. Or perhaps its the attitude, not the actions or labels.

    Ah… Susie looks beautiful, always!

  8. Well I understand the cat. The rest of the post gives me an opportunity to think again. Faith is interesting and I don’t think it means the same thing to many people. I think I am deep rooted and I don’t even know if anyone else on the planet would understand that.

    • That’s how Susie is for me and her two sons. lol

      Well, not everyone is interested in my thoughts and reflections that I share. After all, I only show doors and other windows to see things other than what can be seen with our eyes, thoughts, feelings, and perceptions. Hopefully, it’s quite valuable. I am glad that you are willing to think of this kind of thing.

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