Qualities of the Unified Field of Consciousness
Here are some of the qualities of the “ocean”, the universal field of consciousness at the source of our thoughts that we directly experience when we transcend. These qualities are more and more enlivened in our daily life with regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
1. Life, self-awareness, intelligence and creativity
Logic tells us that no matter how many dead things you put together, they will not create life, but a living creature can however create material things with his creativity and intelligence.
According to current thinking, life is created by various material processes. According to this new position, life lies at the basis of all material processes. Logic tells us that no matter how many dead things you put together, they will not create life, but a living creature can however create material things with his creativity and intelligence, like a sculptor who creates a statue. The field at the base of the creation, which today is described as the Unified Field by physics, is a field of self-consciousness, infinite creativity and intelligence. These qualities are reflected through the human nervous system, so that we have the qualities of self-awareness, creativity and intelligence.
If we contact this source of life through the Transcendental Meditation technique, we become livelier. TM is the most successful method ever researched to improve health, intelligence, creativity and self-awareness because those qualities just grow spontaneously as we are going to experience the source directly. TM practitioners also become significantly younger the longer they practice the technique.
A robot can’t feel a connection with his environment. Man does, because we are effectively connected with each other at the source of our consciousness
At the level of the ocean, everything is connected to each other. This is the reality of fields. If one transmits a radio signal at a given point, then this radio signal can be received at each point around it, and even at all points at the same time, because each point is connected to all other points.
We experience that connection with each other when we talk about love. Love is a feeling of connectedness. Generally we experience this connectedness most strongly with people with whom we are effectively connected in daily life: family, friends, relations, but sometimes that sense of connectedness goes much further. Why do we sometimes send money to help people in a natural disaster on the other side of the world? A robot would never do this. We have absolutely no contact with these people, and yet we feel connected to them somehow.
If this quality of connectedness, grows we feel more solidarity and more love in our direct relationships, for others and in our relationship with Nature. This growing sense eventually leads to a sense of oneness with everything and everyone. As these qualities grow, it becomes harder and harder to still hurt fellow human beings (or nature ), because it feels like hurting yourself. It feels as dumb as using a hammer to hit you own fingers. A world of violence, corruption and pollution would simply be virtually impossible if everyone would regularly have this experience.
The great teachers throughout the centuries talked about unconditional love (and also demonstrated this themselves) . Transcendental Meditation fulfills this teaching in a very practical way. Unconditional love comes automatically with a growing sense of belonging and unity.
The experience of this field where everything is interconnected has an effect on the brain that can be measured accurately.
The experience of this level where everything is interconnected has an effect on the brain that can be accurately measured these days by Magnetic Resonance Imaging and electroencephalogram (EEG). The different parts of the brain will function more in unity, they become literally more connected with each other, which has a measurable effect on intelligence. This is why with TM, we can measure a growth in intelligence and creativity that is considered virtually impossible (see brains).
3 The pure good, happiness
On the everyday level of life, we speak of contradictions. Any quality is defined in relation to its opposite: hot-cold, love-hate, happiness-sadness. As long as the mind functions only at this level, it is carried away by external circumstances. If those circumstances are right, we feel good, if they are not right, we feel bad. At the level of the ocean, the unified field, one speaks of unity. There, all contradictions disappear and only one quality remains. Ancient Vedic texts described this as “pure good”, a purely positive quality. Plato also spoke of “the good”. The pure good is generally a quality used to describe the “divine”.
At this level, there is only the pure good, what we experience as growth, peace and internal happiness
It’s this pure positive quality that makes everything in life grow and evolve. Even though this growth passes through several cycles (rest and activity, life and death, etc ), the final result is always growth. Life and growth go together. This is why it is natural to always want more and better. The mind knows that stagnation and life don’t go together.
We experience this quality of pure positivity as bliss. The mind is always looking for happiness in whatever we do, because this is its true nature. But by always being focused outward, and by trying to find happiness in external circumstances, we cut ourselves off from an infinite reservoir of happiness within us. However, if we give the mind a chance to regularly experience its true nature, then this quality of bliss will grow in daily life as well, until we reach a state where we feel inner happiness, independent of the external circumstances, 24/7. This is a state of true inner freedom. This is the real potential of a life with a human nervous system.
A state where all opposites merge into unity is also a state of perfect inner peace. Conflicts come from opposites. When they disappear, so does every conflict.
You can’t fight the darkness, you can only turn on the light
If everyone would experience this state frequently there is no reason why there should be anything negative in our society. This may sound utopian, but ultimately negative is just a lack of positive, dark only a lack of light. The reason why it may sometimes seem quite dark is because we have forgotten how to turn on the light. We have forgotten how to enliven the positive, how we can go back to the source of all positive. Maharishi always said “you can not fight the darkness, you can only bring the light.”And as we light the light in ourselves, we also enlighten the environment around us, as shown by the research mentioned on this site.
Everyone has already experienced that sometimes there’s a level where we know a lot more than our superficial, conscious mind.
At the level of the ocean, the level where everything is interconnected, everything is also known. Whenever we get a gut feeling, or be amazed at the “magic ” gifts of some psychic who seems to know things that no one else knows, we get a glimpse of this reality. Everyone has already experienced this in their own way, but because we can not explain it with the current theory about the mind, it is generally dismissed as quackery.
People that begin to experience this reality regularly as they learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, notice changes that go far beyond just a better intuition. They find that they spontaneously get more and more of the right thoughts at the right time. It’s like a cosmic supercomputer knowing all the consequences of all possible thoughts in advance can calculate and then picks out the most positive in line with its purely evolutionary nature. A TM practitioner does not try to get the right ideas at the right time. They just come spontaneously. The result is more success in life, in all areas.
5. Infinite organizing power
If everything is created from this Unified Field, then this means that this field should have an infinite organizing power. The motion of every atom and every event in nature is organized in a very intelligent way, according to certain laws that we call natural laws. This field can create everything from itself and coordinate everything from that level of consciousness, the level of the mind.
Everyone influences the entire cosmos with every thought he has, but usually that influence is so weak that we do not notice the difference in everyday life.
There are thousands of self-help books that talk about the power of thought, and the importance of positive thinking. We create our own reality, so they say. There are even different high quality scientific studies that show that people can influence physical events with the power of their mind. The effect is there, and it is statistically very significant, but it is very small, not enough to really make a practical difference. Given that most of us only use a very small part of our real mental power, we hardly notice the power of our thoughts in daily life. A thought on the most superficial level of the mind is like trying to throw a rock into a lake from a very great distance. One can only have a very small rock and create tiny waves on the water. But if one would come closer to the lake, than one can throw a much larger stone, creating a much stronger effect. It has been noticed in several research studies that an influence from deeper levels of our (sub) consciousness can be much stronger.
People who learn the Transcendental Meditation technique find that their minds get more support from nature. They wish for something, and suddenly it seems so that all circumstances are cooperating to make that wish come true. In religious terms, one could say that it is just as if the ” will of God ” supports the desire. There is an advanced Transcendental Meditation technique, which has the specific purpose to strengthen the power of thought called the TM Sidhi Programme.
Maharishi often used the word invincibility to describe the real potential of human life. As all the qualities of the unified field, or ocean, become more and more present in a person, then less and less can bring this person out of balance. Inner happiness becomes invincible: no external event can influence it any more. Self-consciousness becomes invincible: we remain ourselves and nothing can overshadow us. Creativity becomes invincible: we can always find a perfect, creative solution to any problem. In addition, all circumstances will contribute to bring the solution to fulfillment.
People start the Transcendental Meditation technique for different reasons: for health reasons or because they want to feel better or to have self-confidence. All these things do improve, but they are really just side-benefits of what is really happening. If the qualities of the source of life become more enlivened in the mind, then all aspects of life improve, one becomes more and more invincible. When one talks about higher states of consciousness or enlightenment, this is what is meant, a state of invincibility.
We usually describe a “divine” reality with the words ” love, omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence. These are exactly the qualities one enlivens with TM step by step.
When we talk about a divine reality, then we usually describe it with words such as pure love on one hand and omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence on the other hand. These are indeed the qualities of this field on the basis of our individual consciousness. By going to the source of our thoughts, we start experiencing this field as our true inner nature. We can therefore start to say in a more scientific way that we come into contact with something higher, something divine. It is very difficult to explain the spectacular effects of Transcendental Meditation if one looks at the technique as a relaxation technique, but if we understand what it really is, a way to bring us back in touch with our true inner, divine nature, then it starts to sound more logical that we become smarter, younger, healthier, more confident, more loving and more successful. Then it sounds much more logical that an alcoholic or drug addict no longer needs his fix, or that there are 90% fewer cases of cardio-vascular disease. Then it can even begin to sound logical that something is beginning to fundamentally change in the environment.
For clarity, Transcendental Meditation is not a religion, because there is no question of worshiping a deity. Religions are linked to cultures, and each culture has its own way to worship the higher consciousness. But different cultures also have things in common, and these things are described by science. Gravity works equally for people from different religions. It works equally well whether you believe in it or not. Transcendental Meditation is at this level. It works equally well for people from different religions. It works equally well whether you believe in it or not. It is that aspect of every religion that has been lost over time. This is why thousands of TM practitioners of all religions around the world found that TM has brought them closer to their own religion.