The Force that brought you here knows every action the body needs to take
and will see to it that it takes those actions. Ramana Maharshi
This is where Quantum Physics and the ancient sages meet. Quantum Physics can now show us that when a thought arises it takes a split second for the brain to react, and for the mind/ego to then take possession of the thought and say, “It is my thought.” So the thought arises when the Quantum wave collapses. According to Ramesh Balsekar, he refers to Brain Surgeon, Benjamin Libet as having said, “A personal awareness of that choice comes about one half second later than a readiness potential that appears in the brain wave,” and Ramesh continues, “Thus there can be no free
Another philosopher and 18th century scientist, David Hume said, “Because of the delay in how the nervous system works, the self only sees what has already occurred.” Many scientists in the field concur with these findings. This theory in itself eliminates the guilt program … or any program for that matter, as we are not the doer of actions, as we have believed.
An East Indian Mystic, Nisargadatta Maharaj takes it a step further and says, “When enlightenment dawns, you will realize that you were never born, nor have you carried out any worldly actions.”
In Buddhism, one of the Nirvana Sutra’s say, “I am not the doer.”
Scientifically speaking, another reason we are not the doer of actions is because nothing exists but consciousness, so everything is made up of the same substance, which means everything happens simultaneously as one. So there is no separate “I” trying to be something. This oneness eliminates the “I did it,” belief and subsequently the guilt that always follows.
Spiritual practice is an attempt to reform or transform a nonexistent self or subject I.
These spiritual and scientific truths reveal to us that we are not really here doing anything, so how can ego/guilt even exist? Our essence is already with our Source and has never been separate.
Most people are perplexed and wonder how they can bring th
is teaching into their life, the teaching that life itself is illusory and a dream. If we believe this dream to be real, we make it real; it’s like actors in a movie forgetting that they are actors and believing themselves to be the characters they are playing even after the filming stops.
But like the actors who know who they are, we too have only to remember that we are not one with these names or personalities that we have identified with and are playing out as actors. It would also serve us to recognize that we do nothing of our own volition. At this point, when we really deeply understand this, we can rest, in what Ramana Maharshi had said when he referred to the Force knowing every action that needs to be taken and will see to it that it takes those actions.
This is where true peace begins, not unlike sitting in the back seat of a luxurious Rolls Royce that is being driven by an expert chauffeur. As you sit there enjoying the ride, you can feel all of the burdens and the guilt that you’ve been carrying for eons dissolving. You will stop worrying, you will trust again while feeling free from your own neurotic perfectionism. Your striving and struggling will drop away and whatever actions you do will arise naturally and without any struggle. You won’t be attached to the results, and you will see these actions unfolding effortlessly.
You will make a better spouse, parent, child, worker, employer and friend. Hate will be non-existent, compassion will grow and you will rest in this great Force, finally free from the dream and of the laws that chain you because you will no longer believe yourself to be limited to this body. You will realize your limitless-ness. Your inspiration will flow, no longer blocked by these limiting programs and identifications.
So we’ll actually be, “In the world but not of it,”
and we will be carried on the wave of the great Force forever.
Leap to Freedom – Healing Quantum Guilt by Devrah Laval, ISBN: 978-1-78099-567-0 (Paperback) £11.99 $19.95, EISBN: 978-1-78099-568-7 (eBook) £6.99 $9.99 Published by O Books August 2013
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