I dove into a purple sea of consciousness. This purple sea started from a dream and metaphorically merged into my reality. Ancient folklores often use calm waters as an allegory for over coming adversity, which every human on this earth can relate to. The most intrinsic way to battle the internal Tempest planted beneath our core is by mastering our state of consciousness, otherwise known as the sacred fire from within.
The evolution of consciousness in this material world is contracting as our technology advances. Where our future leads is inconceivable. However the potential for change does exist. As a man in my late 20s, I too have became a puppet in this matrix, probing my way inch by inch, chasing what we call the American Dream. Falling victim to the cultural narrative of mass materialism and the saturation of false images; I’ve came to the conclusion that there is more to the macroeconomic template. The wild duck hunt for the American dream started to dissolve as just an idea vs an integral destination. Thoughts of me being an infinite soul trapped in a temporary flesh puppet also creeped in my mind frequently. Nonetheless, recognizing my own impermanence has elevated my curiosity for my role in this universe.
I’ve learned that wisdom comes to those who are calm in the soul and mind. Waking up to this philosophy of balance inspired my last book titled, Woke Up On The Wrong Side Of The Universe, where I composed my journey of spiritual enlightenment, love, and pain in the form of poetry. I believe this life long journey is worth taking and my goal is to encourage as many souls as possible to join me. I honestly feel that my purpose on this earth is to leave it better than the way I found it.
Looking passed the corridors of the world wide madness that we live in, it’s easy to be frightened by the rapid speed of inflation, manipulation, corruptness, and dogmatic egos corroding our society. Yet I’ve always been an advocate looking through the darkness for clarity.
My favorite quote from Gandhi is “Be the change that you want to see in the world”. In other words, the best way to lead is by understanding the will of the people and to guide as an example. As a collective, we all play a role in Gandhi’s quote. The only question is, how long do we have to wait before we acknowledge our unseen realms of power as a unit.
The more individuals that I meet, The more that I discover the infinite, universal harmony that’s connected to all things. For the most part we are all anatomically similar, nonetheless we have the same wants and needs. Therefore our experiences of being human on the grand scale has a vast amount of congruity.
For the past year, since the publication of my last book, Woke Up On The Wrong Side Of The Universe, I’ve been studying numerous ancient literature. After reading the book of Thoth, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, The Tao Ching by Laozi, and The Enchiridion by Epictetus, I’ve came to the realization that the common theme for most antiquated text is union. Rather it’s uniting with the self and discovering the essence from within, or connecting with a higher entity by revealing clarity and understanding life from a new perspective.
The truth is that we all want to be identified by something that gives our life more meaning. However, I found peace on the journey of letting go of the craving to find happiness externally, because true happiness is birthed from within. Deep beneath the silence of the mind is our true selves. That true self is consciousness.
I like to think of my mind as a sea and when I observed who I really am, I felt as if I dove into a sea of consciousness. A purple conscious sea of purity where enlightenment is permanently soaked within the layers of my being.