A hearty welcome to ColinChenery.com!
My intention here is to connect with a readership of like minded souls, in an exploration of the nature of our reality and life in a way that is useful and thought provoking, especially to you the reader through the themes of consciousness and health.
We are all fellow travellers in this amazing existence. In the hustle and bustle of life we can loose sight of the big picture and the true essence of what our real sense of purpose and meaning is in existing and living here and now. However, taking time to be still and fully present in ourselves on a regular basis, can be done in a great variety of ways and provides many benefits that will be part of the content in this site. In addition, these practices and benefits must also connect with our daily lives, our sense of self while in action, especially in our relationships and quality of connection with others.
To nourish greater awareness, self-realisation and personal experience of a spiritual dimension there is so much in ancient teachings that can be rediscovered when we redefine many of the ageless gems in a modern context. Principles and wisdom from holistic traditional and ancient teachings of mind, consciousness and health are beginning to be redefined and verified in new sciences like epigentics, quantum physics, neuropsychology as well as functional and integrative medicine.
An example on a huge and vast scale is the suggestion in new science theology that quantum level reality is, at its foundations, much more mysterious and different to the Newtonian laws that characterise the universe we perceive with our normal physical senses. Once we get to sub-atomic levels of existence of ourselves and the universe we live in, more mysteries than answers are changing the way leading minds view reality, time and space, energy and matter. Many science writers are asking deep questions about the existence of consciousness in reality as a fundamental factor like energy or matter.
Deepak Chopra in his 2017 book “You are the Universe” encapsulates much discussion in a proposed model of logic that asserts we are in a conscious universe that is experiencing itself through a purposeful evolutionary process that includes infinite forms of energy and matter. This is compared to the idea that we are in a random universe, which its advocates agree is an improbability, where a stable system of energy and matter arose by accident from the Big Bang, while also freakishly and randomly creating diverse life forms and self conscious beings. While various specialties of maths and physics can now explain many universal phenomena, many fundamental and observable aspects of our reality remain unexplained while the how or why it is here in the first place remains elusive to materialists.
On this site I will be exploring the themes of us each being purposeful focal points of consciousness in a living and conscious universe. We are not just biologically evolved automatons. We are each unique and inseparable parts of a universal manifestation and expression of a shared consciousness that can be referred to as cosmic mind. Living in physical bodies also connects us to the material reality around us as we share compounds and molecules, genetic information and micro-organisms with each other and nature around us in ways science is only beginning to understand. Understanding our existence on mind, body and more profound levels also gives us insight into who we are, why we are here, as well as points of view on purpose and destiny in life for each of us.
While some information can get abstract, it can be very practical and relevant in each moment if we combine an increased understanding with deep contemplation or meditation in still moments of relaxed mind and heart. We all have an ability to recognise what feels true to us beyond logic and tangibility. In addition, it is a yogic principle confirmed by experience that a sense of oneness and connectedness arises when mind and heart are in stillness, open and alert, accepting and relaxed.
Add to this conscious intent in our daily activities based on values, meaning and purpose and we can become increasingly aligned with our own nature and that of life around us. Present time consciousness and alignment brings incredible value in life experience, as well as new horizons of what is possible. We can truly be and create whatever we want when we gain an increasing sense of our true nature which is of the intelligent force of life and consciousness itself. Taking ownership of these new insights and personal horizons by applying them with conviction opens up a new sense of freedom, happiness and love.
I truly do not seek to convert and influence anyone to my way of thinking, but rather to put forward view points from deep contemplation and various sources of knowledge and ideas to inspire and be of service to others.
Our awakening is a living process that is both deeply personally and fulfilled when shared. Each of us has a unique take on reality, so sharing insight and universal truths is not about achieving a false uniformity or ideological agreement. Sharing insight, knowledge and ideals can bring us closer to a profound experience of unity underlying the wonderful diversity and expression of universal truths embodied as individuals, cultures and as humanity.
What are your passions, hopes, vision of what life is truly about, and your vision of what ultimate destiny is possible for each of us? What gets you up in the morning and is your underlying ‘why’ or purpose for engaging fully in life? True knowledge is not a static set of beliefs but an ever transformative experience of being engaged in a living and conscious universe or reality.
I hope you will find some gems of inspiration, good sources of information and thought provoking insights as this site develops. Please let me know what really interests you in gaining a deeper understanding of your own purpose and inner nature, health and consciousness, life and relationships.
In love and service,