Everyone has experienced what happens when there is muddy water. It distorts a clear perception of any body of water; whether flowing or passive. Muddy water is a result of interaction with the waters nature state of existence. The mud originates from excess “baggage” that has been added to the water. This “excess baggage” could be any number of things such as dirt, sand or decomposed wood. This is an excellent example in considering how object (life-form) existence can influence the flow of conscious life energy.
Imagine a clear mountain spring with a small stream flowing from it. The water is crystal clear. The stream meanders down the mountain side. It is in the nature of things for the pure water to pick up object content as it flows. This could be leaves, wood, sand etc. The newly added object content will be absorbed by the water. We could refer to this content as “details” of the water. The water will assimilate any object to reduce unnecessary manipulation or restriction of its flowing. The properties of any given object become that of the water and visa-versa.
Muddy Water Clears and so Does Consciousness
Most details (content) of any object have a tendency not to unite completely with the water (life). This is what we can say is the excessive content details of the flowing water. The natural flow of water (life) will usually discard unneeded details. Moreover, these content details will settle on the bottom of the stream. Some content details of the water, although discarded, are still a part of the source. The water will always be there. The content or details of the water will vary. Now let’s consider this phenomenon from a human existence / consciousness / life energy perspective.
Our existence can be seen from the standpoint of an observer. Water could be considered conscious flowing energy. We enjoy observing the stillness of a mountain spring. A person will feel unified and pure when first observing the water.
The key to this observation lies in realizing and knowing that you are the totality of this flowing energy source.
The details or content of life have been placed there by each person at the level of localized brain activity. We contribute more and more content into this flowing field of energy each moment. There is a percentage of this existence content that will resume a natural flowing movement with this universal consciousness frequency. Any and all content; after all, is essentially totality experiencing itself through an object. There is a portion of this human mind-made content that however does not assimilate with the meandering flow. This can result from species evolutionary processes and conditioning factors of human existence. This is the “excess baggage” of our mind. I am not referring to this baggage as good or bad; it is simply there.
Unconscious Reactions Cause Muddy Water
This excessive baggage settles down into the recesses of our mind such as unused content that settles to the bottom of a stream of water. Human content elements such as emotions and ego will remain lurking in the shadows of the mind. They wait for an opportunity to create muddy water in the flow of human mind activities; thus influencing localized consciousness. Furthermore, this muddy water usually results from unconscious reactions or responses to situations. A state of unawareness to the flow of universal energy in our daily activities will usually create the same affect of muddy water.
Our mind becomes obscured. It knows that it is consciously in the energy stream of life; but cannot connect with universal consciousness due to the opaque veil of human content. It is easy to clear a muddy mind. We can practice consciously unifying with universal consciousness. This will eventually minimize the output of unconscious localized mind energy that usually creates this muddy water.
Best wishes to everyone