— Joseph Jastrab, Sacred Manhood, Sacred Earth (via cosmic-rebirth)
sp00pynipples asked: Hello! I was wondering if epiphanies happen based on the brains physical capacity/ capability to interpret new/ original thoughts? Therefore, is it theoretically impossible for a child/ a person who's brain isn't fully developed yet to not have profound spiritual breakthroughs until their brain has matured? Namaste :D
If you want to see pure consciousness, look into the eyes of an infant. Unconditioned, radiant aliveness will gaze back at you, utterly pure.
You existed before the brain took form. Most children are naturally in touch with their formless nature, which is why they tend to exhaust adults so easily. It seems like puberty is the time most people are forced into a habit of body-identification.
Then we need to start using our minds to protect those identifications. Those are probably the teenage years. And then into adulthood we find ways to make peace with those identifications or we live in fear of them. But either way, we are in illusion.
Consciousness never went anywhere. We have heaped so many identifications and beliefs and judgments onto ourselves and the world that we forget the innate reality in which we were swimming as children.
I’m not suggesting we should go backwards and be as children, although that was a good metaphor used by Jesus. But rather, we need to remember ourselves without the context of name and form and everything composed thereof. The Being shining behind the infant’s eyes never went anywhere.
It has nothing to do with the brain. It is the light by which the brain is illuminated, it is you.
In a happy and healthy child, is there not tremendous energy? And love and laughter and effortless creativity? These are just the smallest of reflections of our infinite and eternal nature.
We do not uncover this by thinking or the brain’s ability to make connections and draw conclusions. Rather, it is made evident in proportion to the false identities we surrender, including identification with thought.