People want to know what is God, and what is
God consciousness. The reality is that consciousness IS God. Consciousness
is totally singular, as is God. They are two names for one thing.
The illusion is that there is an individual separate from God
or separate from consciousness. The 'individual' seeks to know
God or to be in God consciousness. But first one must understand
what that individual is.
The 'individual' says "I am this or that".
There is an assumption that they are limited, that the consciousness
of 'I am' is limited. But when 'I am' is not equated with this
or that, when it remains simply as consciousness, as awareness,
it has no boundary. This is the consciousness which is 'God'.
In the Bible, God says, "I am that I Am". Not that God
is this or that, but consciousness itself. The best example that
can be given is that of the ocean and the wave. A wave is nothing
but the ocean. A wave has no individuality of it's own. It is
in fact only the ocean taking the
form of a wave, pushing up as a wave. If the
wave believes it is separate from the ocean, it may wish to reunite
with the ocean. But water is water. There is not a boundary where
the wave ends and the ocean begins. It is only the form which
arises that suggests waveness different from the ocean.
wave were to inquire as to what it actually is, it would find
that it is nothing but water. Not water as wave, but simply water.
In the same way, if we inquire as to what we are, what is our
pure subjectivity, we find that we are simply consciousness. All
of the this's and that's are not what we are. When we say "I
am this" or "I am that", we are identifying with
an object. Even a statement like "I am consciousness"
identifies us with something. But when we recognize that we are
ONLY consciousness, there is nothing to limit us. The wave saying,
"I am the ocean" suggests that there are two things,
the wave and the ocean. But when God says, "I am that I am",
there is not two things, only one. When we let go of any and every
identification other than being pure consciousness, we are no
longer limited to individuality or form. We are what is. There
is not a separation between the consciousness that we are and
the consciousness that God is. They are one consciousness. God
arising or occurring as human, as everything. So the question
is not, "What is God consciousness?", but rather, "What
is NOT God consciousness?" It is only a matter of letting
go of all identifications, including being God or not being God,
being individual or not being individual. Simply be as pure consciousness,
I am that I am, and then you are that all.
Aja is a Vedic Priest. See
details of his Satsang at Cedar