Being and Becoming
The Two intentions in Consciousness
Master Charles Cannon
It could be said that becoming is the secondary intention in consciousness. All becoming is the outcome of being. All form... all manifestation... is the becoming of being. It must remain secondary to primary being or it is disconnected from its power, creative inspiration and bliss.
If secondary becoming is made primary, we are focused in imbalanced objectified experience. We look outside of ourselves for power, creativity and bliss. Life is then all about the next object that will somehow fulfill us because imbalanced objectified experience is never fulfilling. We remain asleep and bored, and require constant external stimulation to wake us up. Thus we aimlessly drift from relationship to relationship, job to job, fashion to fashion, and stimulant to stimulant... which includes all forms of substance abuse and entertainment. It could be said that we are lost in disempowered becoming. We have forgotten our very being.
On the other hand, if being is primary, secondary becoming is empowered, creative and blissful. In other words, becoming is only fulfilling if it is imbued with the power of being. If we are wakeful within the here and now moment, the power of our being flows into our becoming and transforms our experience. It’s about quality and not quantity of life. The momentary situation or happening is transformed if we are truthful within it. We can never be bored or asleep in the wakeful moment. There is no repetition in the here and now because consciousness is creating itself newly moment by moment. It is a joyous and fulfilling experience.