Have you ever heard the phrase “Cosmic Consciousness”? Ever wonder what it means? Believe it or not, there’s actually a definition of it in Wikipedia – among many other places. We thought we’d take a look at this divine idea through our trusty FinerMinds specs …
Cosmic Conscious Defined
As much as anyone can define something as far out as the word cosmic, here’s the basics: Cosmic consciousness is a concept founded on the belief that the entire universe is connected. And that means you, me the birds, bees and even Betelgeuse.
Or should we say, the cosmic origins of the “Cosmic Consciousness” concept? The term itself was dubbed back in 1902 by a Canadian psychologist named Richard M. Bucke. In fact, it was the title of his book about things like a universal mind, and transpersonal perception. (talk about being ahead of your time).
Cosmically Conscious YOU
You’ve heard about them through history, and these days, some of them even write books, teach classes or go on Oprah. Yep, the living, breathing, cosmically conscious walk among us and we call them ‘Enlightened’. The good news? These chill folks with their finger on the pulse of immortality say anyone can experience this, even you, even me :)
Historically, there’s been plenty of efforts to name and explain the cosmic. Here are a few phrases, ideas and famous peeps you may have heard of
- “Universal Unity”
- “Conscious Connectivity”
- “Unity Consciousness”
- Buddhism’s concept called “Indra’s Net”
- Teilhard de Chardin’s “Noosphere”
- “Absolute Idealism” from the 18th century Philosopher Hegel
- Zen’s “Sartori”
- Hinduism’s “Nirvana”
- Psychoanalyst C.G. Jung’s “Collective Unconscious”
- Numerous ancient, pantheist beliefs, and …
- psychedelic-imbibers’ many reported experiences of “Oneness”
If you had to pick a ‘language’ of cosmic-speak, it would have to be quantum physics. The uber-brilliant scientists who study waves, particles and all that darn empty space inside every cell, seem to say the same thing that spiritualists, mystics and philosophers have been saying all along: Everything is energy and everything is connected. In other words – we’re all one.
Have you ever had an experience of Cosmic Consciousness? What was it like? Did it ‘stick’? Does that experience stay with you when you face challenges now? Leave a comment and let us know.