Beyond the Edge of Reason
by Tajuana Ozaneaux

Tajuana, although young in years, she speaks from the wisdom of her elders and her own personal experience. Tajuana is an amateur writer who is not afraid to step out of the box and the beliefs of her family to write what is in her heart.





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Rhapsody of the Conscious Continuum

I awakened from a deep sleep in the middle of the night to write down something that came to me. I say this not because I remember the event. I don t. However judging from the piece of paper I found next to my bed with handwriting that looks like mine (though it's a bit on the sloppy side) that's the only explanation I can think of. It read:

The (you) I perceive as me- is more than the me I see as me. The me that IS me--is more than the me I see as me. It's not the words, it's the perception and you now know that you are a part of all things that knowledge is what you should focus.

I sat looking at what I had supposedly written, reading it over and over again. This doesn't make sense I thought. I had not finished completing the thought before my eyes feel upon: It's not the words, it s the perception. I laughed as it was at that moment I realized that somehow there must have been something that was aware of what my reaction would be. The response allowed me to disconnect from the repetitive loop of thought that my mind was engaging in. I often refer to this action as: my mind jumping on the hamster wheel. In other words going around in circles on a trip to nowhere.

At times, I can get really hung up on semantics searching for the hidden meanings behind what I see or read. I've been working on that by learning to let go and thus stay in the moment. However, my mind must have seen the opportunity to engage in old patterns and went for it. Luckily, within the text was a built-in escape clause, which I opted to take silencing my mind and allowing me to fully digest what I had written.

I also found it interesting that the word you was placed in parenthesis and used in this manner rather than first person.

However, maybe this has something to do with thoughts I have been having. You see, lately, I've been beset with the idea that there is no I. I mean think about it for a moment. When you actively look for I you can t find it Though we seem to be experiencing, I does not endure as part of the experience.

I return to the thought that this message came to me from beyond my conscious state. Perhaps that's why I can't remember writing it. It's either that or I'm a sleep-writer.

I believe gross consciousness is a manifestation of an extremely subtle level of consciousness. It's part of who/what we are at the infinite level.

At this level, if the continuum of consciousness can carry memories, perhaps this was a message from my higher self to the personality known as Tajuana which could serve to point me in a direction that would be beneficial for my development as I walk my path on this earth plane.

If connecting to the continuum of consciousness gives us access to all the knowledge contained in the stream of the continuum, could this be what allows remote viewers to define or identify objects or situations from distant locations from which they are far removed?

Maybe everything in existence carries its own frequency, a unique signal that is part of the consciousness of the continuum.

Imagine on a larger scale the colours perceived in a rainbow, with each band carrying memories of our entire existence of the existence of all things. Co-mingling but remaining separate, while simultaneously being a part of all things and no-things.

The stream of consciousness is not to be perceived as a stream as we know it; but rather something that is no-thing--disbursed; interspersed non-connected, interconnected particles of matter/non-matter which are affected---yet unaffected, by our concepts of space/time and/or time/space.

It sounds confusing and perhaps may not makes sense. But it doesn't eliminate the possibility that this may indeed be true. Besides, this column is called "Beyond the Edge of Reason," so farfetched ideas have their place here.

Consider the sounds made by a symphony orchestra as the musicians warm up. There are various instruments of different shapes, sizes, and tonal qualities -- filling the air with polyphonic chords of syncopated dissonance. To those with an untrained ear, the sound may lend itself to something along the lines of an unpleasant noise of major or minor proportions.

However, those with a discerning ear for music will hear the beauty in the multi-textural, multi-tonal sounds created by that very same orchestra.

In this case, the difference between what one considers beauty and what one considers noise is perception.

The willingness to open ourselves and release preconceived notions creates opportunity. This allows us, if we so choose, to develop a discerning ear as we broaden our horizons from the experiencing of our experiences. This, in-turn, creates new experiences which create more opportunities. So goes life.

Sometimes this r-evolution jolts us beyond the horizons of pre-existing ideals and sometimes it may seem as though we haven t progressed at all.

No matter what our perceptions we are all orchestral players in the symphony of life. Our choices decide our level of participation and the parts we play, as we journey though this part of the continuum to develop our abilities of discernment.

The discernment that is taking place, takes place within the conscious stream of the infinite that is us.

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