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Love and Science

One in Consciousness


Susan Helene Kramer

Purple cactus atop Meditation Mount, Ojai, California. Photo credit Susan Kramer.




1. Love and Science; One in Consciousness
2. Levels of Living
3. What is Consciousness?
4. To Be Divinely Human
5. The Unlimited Soul
6. Contacting; Experiencing Soul
7. Alignment
8.Deeply Interactive Human Love
9. Integrating Consciousness into Daily Living
10. Creator—Creation
11. Rhythms
12. Part of the One




Science is absolutely loving
revealing harmony, balance
Love is absolutely scientific
promoting harmony, balance
A life lived lovingly in concert with natural laws
integrates spiritual-scientific consciousness

1. Love and Science; One in Consciousness


Scientific law, harmony, pervades the universe. Predictable mechanisms, predictable responses, interwoven, interrelated as with the workings of a fine watch. From the perspective of overall consciousness, love and science are one. One plus one equals two, whether on an addition chart or in a relationship.

As we interact harmoniously, we align with the basic precept of nature: cooperation. Through harmonious cooperation we become increasingly aware and conscious of ourselves and the world; we find we can harmoniously function with anyone, anywhere, under all circumstances, just as mathematical scientific principles are present and function with interrelation everywhere.

Abundant energy comes into our body when by our positive attitudes we align with nature's laws. We become an asset to everyone as we manifest within the principles that keep our universe running rhythmically, harmoniously. When we are feeling enlivened by our state of harmony, we most easily manifest acceptance and unconditional love. Energy radiates from us, warming everyone, as predictably as the sun radiates and warms everything by its rays of energy. Radiating as the sun, we feel exquisitely good, as we are being sustained by our alignment within the harmonious mathematical workings of the universe. If alignment with the harmonious scientific laws of creation is so enlivening, can we imagine what direct alignment with the source of creation would lend our consciousness?

We can't imagine, but we can experience an ever-expanding consciousness by loving unconditionally. Basic consciousness is our state of awareness at any given moment.

Consciousness is scientific because we grow in awareness using the natural principle of cause and effect: Our loving actions are the cause, and the effect is our ever increasing awareness of being interconnected with the rest of creation.

In order to come to our full state of consciousness we go through a scientific process of evolution. An analogy can be seen by the various stages of a human life, from babyhood to the accumulated wisdom of old age. In general, the individual progression can be seen awakening, and gradually integrated into the whole of living over time.

2. Levels of Living

1. Instinct—preservation; reproduction;

2. Mind—analysis, planning, arranging the situation to suit personal desires;

3. Loving, giving, caring, sharing—considering the needs of others and acting for the best resolve of the situation;

4. Self -Realization—experiencing happiness as a quality of one's own being;

5. Universal Consciousness; Communion—vibrantly experiencing one's self within every atom of creation; by will power, using the infinite resources to create that which uplifts, energizes, and harmonizes.

With a fully developed consciousness
we flavor well how we act
upon our instincts, desires, and caring concerns
All aspects of mind working through brain cells
directing the functioning and movements of our body

We notice that when we are feeling best physically, it is easier to both think creatively, and use deductive reasoning. Our mind functions best when our brain cells are healthiest. And that is deductive reasoning, showing the interdependent functioning of brain and mind.

Intuitive and factual information as well as input from our sense organs is stored in brain cells. And conversely, our thoughts direct our brain cells, which in turn send out the messages to make our body function as we wish. Our brain plays the role of receiver, storer, and sender, all under the direction of will. We decide, to whatever lesser or greater degree we are aware of doing so, what instructions to give our brain to be carried out to the whole of our body for action. When conscious thought is not directing our brain activities, such as in deep sleep, the instinctual functioning of the brain takes over to keep the body alive.

All sources of information influence our thoughts. It is by our will power that we decide what to do to have the fullest experience of life. We move towards our full consciousness, reversing digressions, by following the outer guidelines set forth by ethical, moral, religious, and civil codes of behavior. These guidelines serve as our safety net while we develop our own strong conscience, and the consciousness that follows.

Compartments of mind
arranging through compartments of brain
for expression
Balance and harmony
preserved or regained
by willpower applied to living consciously


3. What is Consciousness?

Every experience in our life has but the soul (sole) purpose
of developing consciousness of ourselves
as an infinite body of bliss
The force of our Soul
to develop itself more fully in consciousness
ever driving our mental thoughts and actions
The energy of consciousness
supported by the scientific maxim
of cause and effect
Loving creating more loving

Pertaining to our soul, consciousness is awareness of and alignment with the highest good as we perceive it, in every new moment of our existence. As our level of consciousness rises, our desire to harmonize prevailing circumstances with the highest good becomes automatic. Consciousness aligned with the highest good is like waking up, with a sigh of relief, from a
dream where events were happening beyond our control. Awakening into consciousness allows us to enjoy our natural peace and contentment. As we become more fully awakened we harmonize with the greater picture, because we are adapting more ease fully to changing circumstances and relationships as they occur, without resistance.

The 'conscious person'
considers the whole situation
before making personal decisions
affecting others

To develop our own consciousness, and its result, a life of contentment, requires maintaining an ethical lifestyle combined with the choice to act for the highest good that we are aware of in each moment, even when we would prefer to do or have something different.

4. To Be Divinely Human

Being Human
is Being Humane

To be divinely human is to express each facet of our being with the highest regard for ourselves, others, and the whole world. The divine state does not preclude any aspect of our humanness. Instead, it defines, refines, or re-defines each part of our being so the purity of Truth can easily shine through each deed.

Every action we could ever think to do is a lesson for our growth into awareness of our everlasting Soul. Through our experiences in this world, we learn which kinds of actions open us to our underlying happiness. And we choose to do more and more of these types of actions as we go along because we would like to be happy all the time.

Characteristics of living as divine humans, with our soul blossoming are: Our actions are done for the highest good of ourselves, others, and the creation; and we harmonize with the natural laws of the universe.

By our example of living in harmony we serve as true human beings. We enjoy happiness, and our example shows others the pathway to their state of happiness. And in the harmony of our beautifully developing soul we imbibe and radiate the self-effulgent joy.

Acting and adapting for the highest good
while living ethically, morally
allows consciousness to develop
harmony to prevail
In consciousness there is nothing beyond us
that is not us
And all in this world should be experienced
with the attention we would give ourselves
The conscious experience
of ourselves beyond ourselves
develops and grows
through caring attitudes and actions in the world


5. The Unlimited Soul

Our soul truly is of unlimited dimension. But at physical conception our soul centers its seat of consciousness in a 'bodily' disguise. We dress our soul, (along with the mind it uses to assimilate and relate with), in the costume of a body for the purpose of gaining more consciousness of ourselves.

Our body and mind are composed of elements that derive from energy. And science explains this energy as one force taking many dress codes over eternity. We might even say that energy reveals itself lovingly because it manifests from harmonious interaction.

The body elements are composed of earth elements and at physical death go back to their elemental form. The elements composing the mind are of a finer nature in relation to the elements composing the physical, but they are still definable as energy. At physical death the mind survives and accompanies the individual soul until man no longer needs the mind's help in realizing his only permanent nature: his soul.

The soul is not composed of energy or elements. Its property is permanence. The property of the body-mind changes form, energy to matter back to energy. In the written word and on the intellectual plane the body-mind and soul can be explained. But the soul can only be realized by experiencing its nature, and this happens quite easily through the practice of meditation. In meditation the body becomes still. The still body helps by example to still the running of thoughts through the mind. The mind should be given one thought to concentrate on to still itself—an uplifting word or phrase is appropriate. By this continued practice the body-mind is made aware of its permanent self or soul or individualized spirit.

6. Contacting; Experiencing Soul

In meditation the soul observes a constant hum of energy at first observed in the head. By deduction we analyze and find it is not part of the mind because the mind can have thoughts going on while the hum is still present in the background.

The property of this cosmic hum is one of constancy, always present in us in our every atom, in every atom in nature and every atom of the mind. This cosmic energy vibrates continually, upholding all creation.

It is the ultimate revelation of love and science exploding in ultimate harmony as supreme energy. Enough energy to power every atom of existence.

Scientists can see that the movement within the atom is continuous. The fine form of the cosmic hum is what sustains this atomic movement. In scripture this intelligent creative aspect of God, this cosmic hum, is known as 'The Holy Spirit', third person in the Trinity, the force creating and sustaining the manifest universe. (This is but one example of how parallel scientific and religious understandings are.)

Who is listening to or observing this cosmic hum? The Soul. Our individual soul observes the actions of our mind and mind-controlled body always. But the soul is never touched negatively by our thoughts or actions. Our soul observes as if from a grand stand, watching the parade of events go by. We get so involved with the passing changing events that we identify with each new 'float' as it goes by and forget that we are just observers. In meditation we have the chance to sit back as observers once again and watch the parade go by.

Peace is experienced when we realize
that all of life's changes can not really affect
our state of consciousness negatively or permanently
We were Soul before we took on this body-mind

For eons, our soul carries along the package of an unseen mind—an unseen mind that reacts to input; processes data; stores and processes and stores ever more data—data that is acted upon in our subsequent mental thoughts and physical actions. This package of evolving mind aids our continual growth in consciousness of the very soul that is carrying it along. And when we grow so much in Self or Soul consciousness that we need not use the package of mind or body to gather experiences leading to our fullest bliss; we then abandon the limited baggage of both our mental aspect and physical body forever.

In Summary: Through meditation we have contact with our soul and come to feel our integral link with every other soul. And through meditation we become aware of our life's purpose—growth in awareness of our everlasting home in joy, peace and never ending perfectly fulfilling love. We each then stand at the center of the universe; aware that we, as Soul, are an infinite
body of bliss.

A body of bliss
that is what we are
We become
through experiences on earth
ever more aware of ourselves
Our Soul
our Self as bliss


7. Alignment

Each of us
a conscious soul
is master of our mind
We choose to dwell or not
on our passing thoughts
We choose when to use our mind
as a creative tool
to come up with solutions
Every action of our body
is response to a thought from mind
Conscious mind
Cellular mind
Our bodily systems function as a result
of the intelligence of our cellular mind
Mind precedes bodily function
on all levels
Mind can change its mind
to reshape any function in our body
at any time
As conscious souls
we have control over the use of our mind
which passes on to mind having control over
the actions of our physical body
All states of mind
our emotions, attitudes, determinations
effectively alter the composition of our body
moment to moment
Bliss, the state of mind
closest to our conscious soul
most effectively balances, heals
bodily ills
Bliss is the reward for making the choice
to bring our mind into alignment
with the highest good of the moment
Bliss is blissful because it is
the fullest expression of each moment
Our mind aligned
with our soul by bliss
best blesses our body
and everybody


8. Deeply Interactive Human Love

Inspiring are the reflections of intelligent harmony in nature; panoramic sunrises and sunsets; colorful scented blossoms; the overwhelming majesty of mountains ascending through the clouds; the peaceful wash of sea dissolving into the distant horizon—our rhythmic and cyclical nature.

Our nature seen in the beauty we label harmony; its rhythms and cycles called scientific. A scene uplifting one into consciousness of love—love for nature, flooding out to caring love for others.

But more than by observing and appreciating the beauty and intelligence of nature we can experience the innate vibrance through the relationship of deep human love.

As we gaze with love upon or think about our beloved, the natural beauty and harmony manifests as an energized vibrant spring from our core. A profuse lovingness warms our physical body; bringing to our mind a sense of wholeness, well-being, and awareness of our transcendental self.

In the depths of intimacy between loving souls we transcend our awareness of ourselves as just observers of nature's beauty, intelligence, and harmony. In the depths of loving human intimacy we come to experience our unseen roots of consciousness as stretching backward; therefore ever forward in time. We come to realize that our consciousness of love and connection is alive in us, whether or not we are in the physical presence of our beloved, and beloved relatives and friends. And in this parallel we know that our source of life—Love—is ever alive as a flood of intelligent vibrant energy welling up from deep within.

Deeply interactive human love
Direct experience of our immortal Source
Direct experience of our immortal source of Love


9. Integrating Consciousness into Daily Living

Integrating consciousness
into daily living
by following the prodding of conscience
Teamwork between our conscience
and subsequent actions
improving our experience of life
Whether viewed scientifically
or viewed lovingly
following our conscience
promotes greater consciousness

Our conscientious actions expand our consciousness of who we are, why we are on earth, and our role in the universal plan.

An analogy: The higher we climb up a mountain side, the more our view expands. First, we see other hillsides enclosing us; continuing the uphill climb we at last look way beyond other mountain tops, freed of barriers to our vision.

Standing on the mountain top
the feeling of expansiveness we experience
in our body and mind
in viewing such an unlimited panorama
is an example of how we feel
as we get closer to the peak
of our possible consciousness
We can really attain our peak of consciousness
by continually acting
in accord with our conscience, consistently
day by day

The air at the mountain top is clean and clear and the actions of a clear and clean mind are simple and pure, loving and expansive, no hills of ego or self-centeredness blocking our view point and actions.

Why stay down in the tangled undergrowth of self-centeredness when by walking upward, and looking outward from our self-centered interests, we can enjoy the panorama of unlimited consciousness?

Consciousness expanding
through an outwardly loving view


10. Creator—Creation

To create an enjoyable dinner, we first visualize how the meal will look and taste—we then buy, prepare, and eat the food.

On the universal scale we see the visions that have been brought into physical form—the sky of stellar objects, plants, animals, ourselves, everything.

All the aspects interrelating through exchanges of energy that complement and support each other. All parts harmoniously compounding one upon the other in their various roles, forming the whole.

The cooperative laws we describe as science perceived as harmony. And when uplifting our spirit described as loving harmony.

We are curious about the nature of the Universal Creator that has manifested the physical-mental dimension—harmonious, rhythmical, cyclical, growing, diversified objects, and the higher forms of intelligent existence.

In the foregoing example, we saw that our dinner began as a vision, followed by a thought process directing the physical action necessary to produce it. Following this logic, we see that our precisely planned and gracefully functioning physical universe came about from a well thought out and implemented vision. Both scientific and harmonious.

The Creator of the universe used methods we do not wholly understand, as our minds are part of what was created. But we can come to experience our existence as an essential interlocking part of the harmony of the large universal home by living in the way that allows us to function easily within the natural rhythms and cycles of everyday life. We do this by caring, sharing, and loving with all forms of creation touching our life.

The more consciously in tune we become with the basic principles of creation, which comes down to living our part harmoniously, the closer we come to experiencing our Creator.

Creation manifested
from Vision
Brought into form
by aligning
with our Intelligent Source
called Creator


11. Rhythms

We observe the harmonious patterns of the natural universe as flowing, mixing, moving. But as with the swirling of oil and water, all retain their individual characteristics.

Aligning our personal rhythms with harmony
by following our conscience
keeps our inner peace intact
Cooperative interpersonal rhythms
swirling into universal harmony
developing universal consciousness

The harmonious rhythms of music, pleasing to the ear, inspire us to dance, to move. And within every atom of every musical note, microscopic atoms dance around each other in continuous patterns, gracefully using space, place, and time as their dimensions of expression, just as we can in all of our daily interactions and activities.

Graceful rhythms
Harmonious movements
Expressions of sharing in time, place, space
Graceful rhythms
reaching beyond time, place, space
in Beingness
as Lovingness


12. Part of the One

By lovingly interacting with creation
we act as part of the One
the glue binding creation
in a spiritu-scientific harmony
Different perspectives, different words
explaining the same quality

Harmony is the product of lovingness. When we take time and energy to act lovingly, events fall easily into place—each loving act adding to our awareness of having an expansive nature.

We are as individually sculpted snowflakes
falling from the brilliant cloud of our Creator
As individuals, we lie alone
though our lives overlap
as with a blanket of snow
We are ever One in consciousness
while formed into myriad souls
We are manifestations within One Great Soul
an eternal heritage brought to our awareness
by our own expansive acts of love
We become aware of our connection
as part of the One and one with each other
when we raise our consciousness
by acting on the eternal qualities
Truth, Love, Faithfulness
Part of the One through caring acts of love
Love supported on energy
Science explaining energy
Understanding more consciously our integral part in the One



Stan Schaap and Susan Kramer

Susan Helene Kramer is an international author of more than 50 collections and thousands of articles on rhythmic dance, ballet, music, philosophy, yoga and practical spirituality for children, teens, adults, and those challenged, with some translations in Dutch, French, German, Greek, and Spanish, and with her husband, Stan Schaap- lives in The Netherlands.

Text and photo copyright 2000-2015 Susan Kramer
Santa Barbara, California USA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Published by Creations

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