(Lecture inspired by the teachings of Joseph Murphy)
After much observation and meditation on the process of creation, it has become an objective truth and a principle to follow, that a creation that is outside the realm of consciousness cannot be in existence. This implies that, that which participates in the order of creation is the same which has in its prior form as an idea been in the consciousness of a being. Following this line of thought, I assert that the idea of consciousness is essential to the idea of creating the same way the idea of purity is essential to drinkable water. It is in this light that I present to you “the law of consciousness” which has been genuinely known to be a guarantee of a perfect creation.
The idea of consciousness is conceptually constituted by two distinctive but equally related ideas. These two ideas are in their adjectival forms, ‘conscious’ and ‘subconscious’. To practically operate, the law of consciousness is to accurately discern or know when you are conscious or subconscious of any object of creation. To understand the distinction between the act of being conscious and the act of being subconscious, we can employ our understanding of ‘males and females’ in both the biological order of reproduction and the natural order of creation. Just like in the order of reproduction, ‘the conscious act’ is like the man, the agent that generates the substance of new birth. This involves ‘the conscious act’ transferring its own content which will eventually be a new creation to ‘the subconscious act’ which can be likened to the woman. Conclusively, it is the ‘subconscious act’ that then gives birth to the new creation. Derived from this understanding, it should be importantly noted that ‘the subconscious’ has no genuine idea generated independently but is solely dependent on ‘the conscious’ to attract the idea it can newly create.
The channel by which ‘the subconscious’ derives its creative mechanism from the ‘idea-generating’ conscious act is via feelings and emotions which contrast rationality. That is to say ‘to fall within the context of the subconscious is to be felt and once it is felt, an expression necessarily follows. For this reason, we can boldly posit that a man must master his own feeling in order to give ‘the subconscious’ ideas that are fit for the desired creation of its own aspiration. A good feeling to the subconscious will certainly guarantee a happy life. And on the other hand, a negative feeling will ensure a disastrous result. Let your feeling present your expectation as though it is already your acquisition because when you feel you have acquired that which you expect, ‘the subconscious’ has the creative capacity to make that feeling your reality. There is a strict relationship between a man’s feeling and his physical reality and in this recognition; a man has a strict duty to order his own physical reality. In cases where there are two equally possessed feeling, the one that takes the primacy and priority is the one that is expressed in its present tense and actual sense rather than the one that is expressed as a possibility to be achieved in future times. The nature of ‘ the subconscious’ is very crucial and should be accorded utmost attention via a continual assessment of the mood and feeling that run within us whether it is positive or negative. The subconscious is highly reflective as it does not take the question of the good and bad feeling to adopt into moral consideration. Instead, the subconscious is like a mirror that reflects our physical perception the objects that are presented to it. It is not of its concern whether the object is beautiful or ugly, deformed or whole, negative or positive, and good or bad. The subconscious strictly adheres to the duty of reflecting what we present to it through our mood and feelings; it translates these feelings into our physical reality and our clear perception. Whatever idea the mind of mad construes, the subconscious necessarily reifies or materialize. The tie that binds the subconscious and the feeling is one of necessity, and it has a definite concrete result which has a strict resemblance with the feelings. By observation and meditation, we have arrived at a knowledge that the function of the subconscious is to create a replica of our feeling as a gift to our concrete existence. Therefore, a man who overwhelms himself with a constant feeling of depression, despair, and failure will, in reality, be found wallowing in a state of stagnancy, sickness, and catastrophe. Experience validates this conception of the creative potency of the subconscious.
The language by which man can communicate to the subconscious is not an imperative but a persuasive language. Having expatiated on “the subconscious” which is a part of the two divisions of consciousness, this essay shall briefly state the kind of relations that exists between the conscious and the subconscious. The relational context in which the conscious and the subconscious state can flourish in a man is not one of a master-slave relation. For in this kind of relation, the subject is always servile and weak to the will of the leader. But on the other hand, the kind of relations that best suits the conscious and the subconscious state is the New Testament husband-wife relation. This kind of relation is notable for construing a unified existence between the two individual conceptions. It is in this light that the writer of the book of Ephesians expressed, “for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh” [Ephesians 5:31 ]. With this understanding, it is posited that in the similitude of husband and wife, the subconscious and the subconscious are both interrelated and interdependent for the purpose of the creation or a birthing of a new thing. However, this analogy has its intellectual justice that ‘the conscious’ is the male and ‘the subconscious’ the female.
Conclusively, we understand that consciousness is the fountain of creation.