Open Minds – GAIAM TV – Your Seed of Creativity with Ivan Rados
Ivan Rados explains how we can live in a society, without following all of the unwritten rules of decorum yet fully express our innate divine love and awareness. Within the consciousness of every human being lie the seed of immense creativity. Rules of society and cultural obligations can stifle artistic ingenuity from blossoming. Rados believes that learning to articulate creativity can enable one’s consciousness to finally recognize itself in its divine capacity. This interview with Regina Meredith was originally webcast October 15, 2015.
Season 5, Episode 48
This was one of the most provocative and aware interviews to date. Ivan is truly an awakened being, who speaks "in the moment", from the heart, not the mind. In this show, he offers critical information for all of us in relation to health, consciousness, self-deception, unconscious behavior and the devastating effects of religions rather than being present and connected to Divine Source NOW. He states that we already ARE connected, and all that is required is that we just "be" authentic and allow the present moment to guide us effortlessly. This is a show not to be missed, by all who are on the awakening journey!
BOYT: Please explain how you define consciousness, this term is often used but also often misunderstood.
Ivan: Consciousness cannot be defined, it has never been defined and it will never be defined. To define something you have to create a distance, you need to stand out of it; you need a space between definer and defined. How can you define yourself? If you are outside of yourself, who is there to define it? Everything else can be defined, watched, observed, experimented, moved, dissected, but not the definer, because everything else is before consciousness. Who will define consciousness? Consciousness is you. It is mystery not to be known, but to be lived. You can know outside, but you can never know inside—because you are already there, melted in oneness with the essence of you.
This is the paradox: those who claim to know the consciousness are unconscious, and those who come to a point where they don’t know the consciousness are conscious. If you say, “I am conscious,” then the question arises, “Conscious about what?” Consciousness has no idea of “I” or “Me”; it has no personality, no ego, no idea of one’s separation from the wholeness. It is one with the existence. It is flowing into the wholeness, and the wholeness is flowing into the one. Consciousness is a process, a flow like breathing—when you breathe in, the whole enters in you, when you breathe out, you enter the whole.
When we think about consciousness we usually think about the mind. The mind is not consciousness. The mind is using consciousness for its own existence. So, the mind cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness IS the existence. Consciousness without thinking is awareness, or what I like calling it, The Infinite Consciousness. It is awareness that YOU ARE—whole, wholly, present, alive and infinite. It is not a thought; it is alertness without the thought. It is the essence of ALL THAT IS. What is IS at this moment of NOW. So, the moment of NOW is consciousness. Be in the moment and you are with it, you are IT.