A Treatise on Consciousness – A Treatise on Energetic Truth

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A Treatise on Consciousness – A Treatise on Energetic Truth

A Treatise on Consciousness explains in detail that our state of being, all our thoughts and actions, are determined and generated by what we align ourselves to, by the consciousness that we have subscribed to. It also answers the questions "what is consciousness", "where do my thoughts come from" and "what effect has consciousness had on and in my life?"

Is it possible that you cannot remember subscribing to any particular thought process, leave alone subscribing to a consciousness? You are not alone. Do we really know what consciousness is, and is it possible that we are all held by and in a consciousness even if we are not consciously (pun intended!) aware of it?

  • Have you perhaps noticed that somebody who is strongly aligned to a particular view of things will see and judge everything from that angle and frequently manage to bring the conversation back to that particular view, repeatedly weaving it into the conversation?
  • Have you yourself belonged to a group or aligned to a point of view that seemed to make perfect sense at the time but then has later made you shake your head in disbelief once you had turned your back on that association?
  • Isn’t that what frequently happens when we leave a habit behind, say heavy drinking, hanging out with the wrong people or something as serious as a violent relationship?

As long as we are immersed in and identified with it, it is what we do and know, even if it is uncomfortable, hurts or makes us suffer – it is all we know our world to be. But once we have stepped outside of the way we are thinking, we breathe a sigh of relief and wouldn’t dream of going back into it.

Could it be said that while we are held and associated with what we do or what we know, we are indeed held and maybe even bound by its way of being and thinking, its associated beliefs and particular view of ourselves and the world – in other words, by a certain consciousness?

If the answer is yes, then you can see how easy it is to align and subscribe to a certain flavour or way of being, to align to a way of life even without actually signing on the dotted line or handing over our credit card. We just renew our subscription by keeping doing what we are doing within a given parameter that provides different choices that are all contained in and part of the same flavour, the same overall consciousness.

Is that why it can be so hard to change behaviours and patterns we would rather not keep repeating any longer? Patterns and behaviours that we know are not good for us, maybe not good for our health or that are undermining us, traits that we don’t particularly like about ourselves, behaviours that make us cringe because we know that we are more and should or could rise above them: do we have to stop here and ask ourselves, ‘why are they all so hard to crack?’

What makes it so difficult to not do something that we had resolved, promised ourselves, somebody else or a whole team of support buddies, to not do anymore?

What happens when we decide to not eat certain foods anymore ... and then we do?

We do know that whatever we don’t want to eat anymore is not good for us, maybe even harms us in some way, but before we know what is happening the hand, fork or spoon goes to our mouth, the glass touches our lips and all resolve is gone. And once we have resorted to what we did not want to do anymore, the rest is history until we muster our resolve again. And of course, we do succeed at times, but even if we do, why is it so hard and arduous? And what makes us go back and repeat what we don’t want to do and repeat any longer?

How many times can we tell ourselves to not get stressed in a particular situation, to not react to a certain person and something they habitually say or do – and before we know it we have lost it and are back in the turmoil that follows the reaction and the uncomfortable or even guilty or despondent feelings that ensue, together with the disappointment about not making it – yet again!


Have you felt at times that your behaviours or so-called vices are quite ingrained, rock solid and seemingly stronger and older than you? And if so, what is happening there? What is behind it all?

A Treatise on Consciousness answers these and many more questions as it outlines the many subtle and not so subtle ways we are held and influenced by our past choices, associations and by what we have aligned ourselves to. It explains how this consciousness becomes a part of us, what it does to our body and thus to our mind and how it sets up a momentum that is very hard to break and thus, why it can seem so hard – but not impossible! – to stop doing what we do not want to do anymore and live as the person we want to and know we can be.

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