the entirety of the material universe is truly not material at all, but instead composed of manifest consciousness.
hallucination indicates that reality is subjective to the experiencer - many function in consensus reality, but others reside in a reality of their own construction: those under the influence of a psychoactive drug, those with mental phenomenon such as schizophrenia. if reality is relative, one could construe that one's own consciousness has profound affect on the world in which we live, and i would go so far as to say our consciousness actually exists as the fundamental building blocks of reality. living organisms receive information from a basic realm through our sensory organs (our eyes, mouth, and skin) which is relayed to our brain, and therein is constructed our view of reality. the trees in front of us, the bright red car that just flew by, the symphonic concerto on the radio, are all merely portraits of this fundamental world, expressing itself through consciousness, [i]within[/i] consciousness. everything we perceive is a mental picture.
if consciousness is expressed in all that we experience, then i, too, am consciousness, just as is my loved ones, my friends, and all i come into contact with. the true nature of the matter is that i, you, he, she, and they are all one - because we are built of the same ineffable mind-matter. our notion of individuality is created when we adopt a separatist world view, but it an illusion; everything is a different spoke of the same wheel, a finger on a cosmic fist.
what are the implications of this revelation? mystics throughout the ages have been correct in their positing of a consciously-created world, and modern science is flawed in its assumption of all matter being composed of atoms and electrons; that our consciousness, our sense of self, and our free will are all illusory epiphenomenon of our highly advanced mechanistic brain. programs, if you will, on a computer. i see now that this is incorrect. our complete oneness with one another must be realized and embraced, else petty, profit-driven wars will continue to dominate our culture. we will brutally murder our brothers, and in the process, ourselves, for the temporary, fleeting pleasures of carnality and all the sensory circuses that modern culture calls its own: sex, drugs, and rock & roll.
it is no wonder that such crushing unhappiness weighs down upon the world and corruption runs violently amok in our 'highly advanced civilization'. we are not an advanced people whatsoever, but merely fools who have convinced ourselves of our own godhood. we must be brought begrudgingly to admit that we are not actually the only species on this blue planet, although we are so enamored by our own illustrious image of power and dominance that oftentimes we lose sight of the world around us. shockingly, this comes as a surprise to people, and even today scholars and philosophers globally contemplate the matter, confused, perplexed over the state in which we have entangled ourselves.
our current science prohibits the image of god, positing that there is no use for such an entity in the approaching paradigm of technology and scientific knowledge, and there isn't - at least in the classical sense. modern religion is only a tarnished, broken image of the original message of the prophets, who, interestingly, spoke of a world much like the one i described earlier, a reality constructed by the mind. misguided followers misconstrued the conveyed message, and it was distorted until it became more palatable and understandable for the largely ignorant and complacent masses, only this time with an ironic twist: profit is involved. of course, how could what quickly became the world's greatest lie not generate profit? people today have been swindled to believe that if one does not follow a select set of rules, that person will be ablaze eternally in hellish damnation - painful infinity inevitable unless one conforms to doctrines that seem suspiciously like methods to maintain social control amongst a docile and obedient people by the select elite in charge; be it government, or the church.
one look at today's media will render the viewer unable to deny the materialistic, profit-driven world in which we reside. we are flooded daily with advertisements that speak out against our would-be contentment with dictations exemplifying physical beauty, neglecting absolutely emotional or mental health. one cannot buy yoga, one cannot buy meditation, one cannot buy emotional stasis, so such matters are ignored. we instead focus merely on the physical, because, in our culture, the physical is all that is real.