Words are only words but take on a given meaning according to a thought or feeling. Let’s consider the word beyond. It has, spiritually speaking, unlimited potential as a signpost to enlightenment. I often use this word to express a possible portal to conscious awareness.
The mind is wonderful for helping a human being in daily activities. It is very practical and has provided an opportunity for us to evolve to our present state. But there is a price that we have paid in reference to our dependency on the brain. This price has been a suppression of our awareness to true consciousness. Consciousness is also a result of local and universal evolution, although it has been mostly overshadowed by the mind.
This is why a practice of going beyond the mind can result in a more acute perception of space consciousness. This word and statement sounds very peculiar when we use it in reference to obtaining access to higher consciousness. I speak to many people about this and suggest practicing it during meditation. A beyond the mind experience can be reached during a period of meditation. This can also be practiced in the everlasting moment of life; regardless whether you have prepared yourself through meditation or not.
Beyond Now: What will you Find?
Now is the reference point to reach beyond the mind. Obviously now is the true entry point for everything. It can only be now. There is a considerable amount of writing and discussions about the now. It would actually seem that everyone is searching for the now. However it will never be found by searching for it with the mind. What is it actually and why is it so essential to become truly aware of consciousness and universal oneness? Again, as mentioned above, it can only be now.
Thereby is something else that we should consider in regard to the now. It, as with all content of our existence, should not dominate our state of being to a point that causing restrictions or manipulations in the flow of consciousness between our person, other objects and universally. The practice of going beyond the mind or the now should not be done by the mind through expectations or demands. This will not work, although on occasion is may seem that you have reached the portal to space consciousness by reaching beyond all that is mind generated.
Often this is a trick of the mind especially during the early stages of shifting from mind to consciousness as the predominate catalyst in our daily activities. This shift and the practice of going beyond both mind and the now will develop naturally and without the minds interventions. Your aware participation in life is a key element to this transformation process.
P.S. This article from Psychology Today asks the ultimate question: What is Consciousness?