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The Spark of Consciousness

Updated on July 30, 2012

Mike's Common Sense

What is the essence of man? Is the ego the true essence of man? No. The ego is the essence of one’s personality; it is how each individual interfaces with other people and everything else in this world. However the ego is not the essence of an individual. The essence of an individual is that spark we call consciousness. It is the spark of consciousness that enlivens all animate beings, and is the reason for their existence.

What is this spark, where does it come from, and why do we all possess it? Consciousness cannot not be created or destroyed, because it has always existed. The spark that enlivens you, and every one you know comes from the one great consciousness that we call God. The reason we all possess a piece of this is because God wills it. The mystics have spoken of this as “the One in the many”.

To conceptualize this, try to imagine God as a mirror of infinite size that was broken into countless pieces. Each piece of that mirror is what we call a soul. Each soul is independent of, and has freedom of choice for its actions, but at the same time is still a part of God. Each soul has been sent into the physical worlds to gain experience, through living as an independent individual unaware of its divine connection.

There are a couple of reasons why God did this. First is that God wants each of Its creations to learn lessons and grow. The second reason is that God gets to share each experience that every soul has on its journey as it matures. Every experience you have ever had, whether it is happy or sad, good or evil, has been shared with God. God has shared countless experiences because of Its creation soul.

Physical bodies mean little to God, as they are but overcoats worn by soul as it learns and grows. God is only concerned with Its beloved creation soul, and its continued growth.

Each person should learn to identify them self as soul, a spark of consciousness, and not with their physical body, or their ego. Each person has been given that spark for all eternity, and it is the true essence of each person. The physical body is temporal, and will change from lifetime to lifetime, but your true self is eternal.

So is God.

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    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Qwark, OK

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      qwark 

      9 years ago

      Hello muley:

      I care not if you have written on the questions I ask. If you are too "lazy" (your word) to succinctly explain to me the meaning of terms you use, then pls dont ask me to chat with you about the sillyness of your alledged metaphysical experiences. I will be as "lazy" as you in responding..whew!Qwark

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      HI quark, what you ask would take much time and effort on my part. Not that I am lazy, but I have written hubs about all of your questions already. Please take the time to read them then make up your mind on what is truth, and what is not. Your truth is your choice, and yours alone. I am not trying to be evasive. yours mike

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      qwark 

      9 years ago

      Hello Muley:

      I read "The Spark of Consciousness," as you suggested.

      Before I can respond "intellectually" to you about this "Hub," you must clarify for me, these terms: 1. god, 2. soul, 3. good and evil, 4. divine connection, 5. lifetime to lifetime, 6. "...consciousness that enlivens all animate beings, and is the reason for their existence." etc., etc.

      Once you have done this and I gain an understanding of how and why you consider those thoughts and terms, I can "chat" with you about them and their potential in reference to "value."

      Thanks.

      Qwark

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi lain! So nice to meet you. I do not believe I could have stated the truth any better. Thank you.

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      lain 

      9 years ago from London

      This is consistent with my experience. The true nature of reality is that it's conscious in and of itself. Some call this consciousness God, others do not, but that's only a linguistic detail. We are all different manifestations of the same consciousness, whatever you want to call it, and we are all one. Everything is conscious, even the chair I'm sitting on, but living creatures, and especially humans, are points of more concentrated consciousness due to the physical complexity of our brains for the consciousness to coil around. This unusual concentration gives rise to the illusion of separateness, and the discrete egos.

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi G-Ma! I am so glad you liked this hub. I have written many others like this one. I encourage you to check them out, and tell others about them. Thank you for your kind words. Peace Mike

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Wow...you surprise me..this is very nice and well/simply makes so much sense..well done my friend...

      "Each person has been given that spark for all eternity, and it is the true essence of each person. The physical body is temporal, and will change from lifetime to lifetime, but your true self is eternal"

      That is one powerful statement...:O) Hugs

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