Sometimes, I just have to write about what inspires me. I don’t really know where this post is going, but something inside me wants to be let out. So here we go. I am going to write about something I somehow need the world to hear. And I don’t know why.
But last week, I stumbled upon this video:
I have seen these types of videos before. They’re thought-provoking, mind-shifting, or just give you a new mindset on a certain topic. I love this type of videos. I don’t always believe what it said, and not all of them hit me the way this one did.
I initially clicked on it because to be honest, I liked the length of the video, as it is only four minutes and not a full documentary. The title also made me curious – why is death an illusion?
After watching it, I realised that I did not get a full or good answer on the question in the title. But I did gain something else. I was curious about the question asked by Jim Carrey, that opened up the whole universe for him: Who is it that is aware of me thinking?
I don’t have an answer to this question. I find it very hard to wrap my head around the possibility of it just being my brain (or conscious) as well, or if it really has to be something else. But then the video, in the voice of Alan Watts, says: the voice that says you are not it, is also it. [..] And when you find that out, you laugh yourself silly.
And that laugh, I recognised. I have laughed myself silly for realising the true anatomy of life and the universe (and my own play within it) before. And I guess that is the reason why this video, today, still stays with me.
About the ‘who’ that is aware of me thinking: it triggered an image of the seven chakra’s for me. It especially made me think of the seventh chakra – the one above your head. And I thought of Matias de Stefano explaining his memory of the seven laws of the universe. He explains that these laws are actually only one law that is split in seven dimensions in the material world, so we can see them. The seventh dimension/law is actually the core of the universe.
When we listen to Jim Carrey’s words ‘I was no longer a part of the universe, I was the universe’ in the video, this seventh chakra above our head and the seventh dimension that is the core of the universe, can make sense of this.
So when we talk about the ‘who’ that is aware of me thinking, we are not talking about a random someone, but about the true me. I show in the picture beneath what I think this does to our existential or spiritual anatomy.
Let me know what you think! Who do you think it is, that is aware of your thoughts?