By Remez Sasson
People often send me questions about various subjects covered in my website. Here is one of them, about the terms Consciousness, Life Force and the Universal Consciousness.
You are probably the only author I came across who cover both self-realization and law of attraction in the writings at the same time. When you talk about self-realization, mind and consciousness are used. Mind is a tool and consciousness is the real you. This view/model is the same as the ones adopted by Eckhart Tolle and Mouni Sadhu.
When you talk about law of attration, the terms Life Force and Universal Consciousness are mentioned. Most of LOA authors use this concept as well. Is Life Force the same as Consciousness in self-realzation model? Or this Life Force is some sort of Universal Mind, which is a bigger tool than individual mind?
Here are two of the reasons why I write on both self-realization and the law of attraction:
1. In this way, people who are interested in the law of attraction have the opportunity to go beyond materialism, into spirituality.
2. Most people, at least in the West, who are interested in self-realization, lead ordinary life like everybody else and have a job and family to support, so knowledge of the law of attraction can make life easier for them.
As to your questions about the Life Force and the Universal Consciousness, these terms are used to describe, as you said, something bigger than the individual mind. They are the manifestation of the Pure, One Consciousness in the mental, emotional and material worlds.
While Infinite Consciousness, as in self-realization, may be described as Emptiness – Perfection -One without a Second, Life Force and the Universal Consciousness are the manifestations of this Consciousness. They are the powers and energies that create and recreate the world and make things happen.
Actually, Consciousness, Life Force and the Universal Consciousness, are one, not three separate entities. Consciousness, when still and without thoughts is the Infinite Consciousness, and when active, it is the creative power of the Universe. Life Force and the Universal Consciousness being two of the various terms used by people to describe this active and creative aspect of Consciousness.