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Morning contemplations:  The One Mind

A Study of the Nature of Reality and How We Shape It.
One of an ongoing series of Articles  
                       ~~Zacciah Blackburn, PhD

How does reality work?

In an infinite universe, there are infinite possibilities.
Thus, reality will support one’s expectations and beliefs, no matter what they are.
However, in this infinite universe, there are multiple wisdom schools which promote the reality of the One Mind, of Pure Consciousness, Purusha, that is revealed through the Atman, the realized self.

In this wisdom understanding, one realizes one is but one unique imprint of an unfolding dream, of the infinite mind of all creation, pervading a play of reality through us, a great, lucid dream.  From within that dreamscape, we can participate at as awake of a level of being as we wish to, or we can play along. 
From within that infinite mind, all possibilities are supported and created, when given the impetus of energy and consciousness, the brew which manifest thought and energy into creation.

Within that one mind, from within that one mind, infinite reality springs forth through the mind of every being in creation in every infinite form.

We are but one part of that infinite mind, that infinite being, that infinite Pure Consciousness.
While we are part of it, there is that part of us, through which, when we let go of the veils of all reality, of what the Buddhists call all constructs of reality, we become a living stream of that Pure Consciousness, and, we see, live, and act from the perspective of Pure Consciousness.  In that moment, we are that Being, all One Being, or we see all beings as infinite beings aroused from within the same Pure Mind.  We are reflections, or emanations of that One Mind, each going about our own unique lives, most of us thinking we are separate from that.  This belief of separation is what creates the illusion of suffering we focus our lives in.  Either way we choose to act, we remain, all aspects of that One Mind, that One Being, which is the infinite creator of all life.  

It is not so complex.  We are part of it.  Yet, there is a place where we are that, in its completeness.  When we let go of all pre-thought, all form.

This is the paradox, like the highest tantra of the Heart Sutra of Buddhist wisdom.  It states, in its infinite wisdom:  neither real nor unreal, both existing and non-existing, by nature self-luminous and self-liberating.

It is self-luminous, and self-liberating, the One Mind.
It is up to each of us to determine it, to allow it, to realize it, to understand we are a manifestation of that One Mind of Pure Consciousness.  Until we come into complete realization, being that One Mind, like the Buddha (“Awakened One,”) or Christ (“Anointed One,”) we are part of every mind, every being we witness on the planet.  We are connected.  More deeply than most of us can imagine.  More than the small mind, which believes itself separate, and part of a primarily physical universe, and little more, can possibly even conceive.

And somewhere within that mix, within the Heart of that consciousness of that ‘every other’ being we perceive around us, is the Infinite Mind from which we all spring.
When we TRULY realize this, viscerally understand this, we come into a place of illumination, that we are all one, or all of one source, to such an extent, that it thrusts open, wide, our heart of infinite compassion, wonder, and unconditional love for every being on the planet, whether they are large or small, and whether they get it or not.

The incredible complexity, simplicity, and magic of how this Creation unfolds is so magnificent, so beyond our smallness, we have to let it go in pure joy, gratitude, and wonder, for the Beauty of it all!

The reality is, from the wellspring of the Infinite Mind, if the others don’t get it, they are, in fact, only manifesting some part of our own small self which does not get it, which keeps them separate from us, and, thus, us separate from them; which does not recognize or accept them as yet another parcel, another spark of the One Infinite Mind of which we are a part, of which we are the Same, of which we are One Emanation, the Ocean of Pure Consciousness which inspires, and manifests, through all life.

It brings to mind the story of Quan Yin, who, came into complete realization of the Oneness of All Life upon the shores of the Great Ocean of life, where she lived.  It is said she was crossing back into that threshold of Oneness, of formless consciousness, when she heard the cries of suffering of those left behind upon the planet, and chose to step back into her individual (indivisible!) form, to be of service to the All, as a Heart of Compassion and Inspiration for those still suffering.  Yet, within the Buddhist path, it is said that every one we see suffering, is a reflection of our own suffering.  Every one we see not enlightened, is a reflection of our own non-enlightenment.  And, this is part of what is meant, when it is said, “There is nothing to be done.”  As long as we see it, we are creating it.  Once we see this ultimate truth, all are part of this ultimate reality.

Once we get it, we understand we are the One Mind, bathing in the brilliance of our own dream, our own cosmic play of wonder and beauty.
NOW, we have choice, and power to do something about it.

What do we choose?

This is a powerful question.
Please, think long and hard before responding.

What do we choose to create?  How do we choose to act in the world of compassion, of beauty, of harmony, of oneness with all life?  How do we choose to act differently when we see those who ‘do not see’, are but a reflection of our own smallness, waiting to blossom and flower in the infinite joy of the Universe? 

What do we choose?

I once had the “Mother of the Universe” guide me through multiple aspects and dimensions of infinity, till I seemingly had passed through it all.  She then had me stare back upon what we had just passed through.  And, the infinite universes appeared before me, like a giant crystalline spherical matrix, one wrapped within the other hand me the universe, all universes, one within the other, hovering in the space just before me.  She handed this to me, this matrix of the infinite spheres of all universes, wrapped one within the other.  The handed me this, and said,

“Here, how would you hold the universe?”


Now I pass this on to you.


How would you hold the universe?

What would you do with it?
How would you bathe it?
How would you care for it, love it, nurture it, or use it as a toy, for your own advantage?
But, here we are, advantage over what?
Just another parcel of your self.

With deep love, dear daughter, sister, brother, son, father, mother, husband, wife of the universe, here is my gift, and our destiny.

May we each choose wisely.

With great care, and many blessings, I send this on to you.

Many blessings,

Zacciah B   

See part 1 and other related articles in our Articles Section. 


For the benefit of those whom have not read too many of my articles,
the term ‘we’ is often interwoven into these articles, as they are written with, and often spoken directly from, direct intervention from the ‘high holy beings’ who guide and illumine this work.
Many blessings,
2014 Zacciah Blackburn, PhD 
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In LIONSGATE:  Awakening the Dragon, we shall enter pristine natural and ancient ceremonial sites every day, bathe in exquisite mountain lakes, and waterfalls, and, hike the high peaks of Vermont and New Hampshire, which form a perfect Star Tetrahedron.  Don’t be too concerned, we do not do so much climbing, and really, not that much hiking, see our itinerary and logistics for explanations of such things.)  We pamper ourselves in the evenings with great lodging and meals in prestigious retreats and inns, wherever possible.  And, we ‘seed’ the potential of ‘heaven on earth’ into a living prayer wheel created through our work, in collaboration with the elemental forces of nature, and the high holy beings guiding our work.  It is a journey of great personal discovery, empowerment, rejuvenation, and healing which we experience, followed by an act of incredible service to the planet, as called upon, by these elemental beings, drawing upon the dragon currents of living energies which carry the power of our work from all dimensional spaces we have worked in, for the entire week, into the womb of the Mother, through one of the ceremonial chambers, to gestate these seeds of potential, for the benefit of All.

(image credits:  Most images in this article are, c Zacciah;  Space photos, NASA; Magdalene, unknown artist, images of Seraphim and QuanYin unknown origin.)

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So much is occurring in our collective field at this time.  Come and find places of balance, restoration, renewal and vigor, and seeds worthy of planting.   


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There is an elemental grace which the Earth exudes. We have the power to step into it. We have the elemental right and responsibility to do so. It is inherent within us. The Elemental Grace and Wisdom of our Divine Origins.It is our Birth Right.

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Zacciah Blackburn, PhD
The Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies
Ascutney, VT  05030   USA
Phone: 802.674.9585
Fax:  802.674.9586

Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, is a gifted intuitive, teacher, and sound healer, trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures.  He teaches internationally, and practices in Vermont, USA, at the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies.  Zacciah shares authentic trainings in the nature of human consciousness, explorations into the Shamanic worlds of Earth Energies & awareness, and teachings on the nature of sound, and sacred sound practices, as a therapeutic healing modality.  His in depth understanding provides life transforming experiences into the authentic nature, being, and wellness of who we are as spiritual beings, and how to develop that nature.  He is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, & co-founder & Director of the World Sound Healing and All One Now Network of organizations working for global peace. He is, also, a founding board member of the Sound and Music Alliance.  Zacciah, also, offers musical instruments of sacred sound cultures, & sound healing tools, at
See, his primary website, for further information.
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2011 Zacciah Blackburn, The Center of Light, please review note below

More about Living Earth, Living Relations, the Taripay Pacha, the Q'ero, and the Inka Seed, HERE, and HERE.

Zacciah will add to these articles in near future times.

In the meantime, look at our Earth Energies, Earth Mysteries practices here, including sacred tours in Vermont, France, and Peru, in 2011.
See our many Articles on the Earth Mysteries, Sacred Sound, Human Consciousness, and These Times of Great Awakening and Transformation, here.
2011 Zacciah Blackburn, The Center of Light 
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Canyon gorge, Vermont                                                Horus' Gifts                   Gifts 
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Awakening Ra, Saluting the Sun
"Awaiting Ra',
Gifts of the Sun, Mexico

The Ancestors
The Ancestors Remind Us

The Gifts
Gifts of the Earth 
Gifts of The Realms of Pure Light and Sound

Amaru Muru, Peru
Gateway at Amaru Muru, Peru

The Doorway at Calendar II Stone Chamber in Vermont 
Gifts of the New Sun, Solstice stone chamber, VT
"Star Cathedral, temple of knowledge;
home to the Invisible Libraries"
See:  Gifts of the Earth

Prayers of Remembrance, Egypt

Earth Mysteries, the Ancient Dragon Beings

 Apu Ascutney, a once great 27,000' Volcano,
The "Grandfather" mountain of this region.

Mill Brook, Ascutney, VT
Mill Brook, on the Center's Property
"I will nourish you"

 Wall of Stone, Sacred Canyon, Vermont 
Sacred Stones, Ancient Gorge, VT
Sacred Geometries in Nature
Sacred Geometries in Nature
Geometries of Nature, 2
The Ancient Study of the Geometries of Life

Gateway, Tiahuanaco, Bolivia

the chakras
Gateways of Consciousness, the 7 Seals,
or Chakras
  stone gate keepers
Stone Guardian, Stone Chamber, VT

Gateway Stones
Stone Circle, an interdimensional Gateway, New England

Q'ero, Prayer Ceremony, Tipon, Peru
Q'ero, Despacho offering, Tipon, Peru

Sun and Earth, Stone and Sky
Stonehenge, UK
courtesy CymaticsSource

Sacred Geometries, the ancient mysteries

Sacred Geometries
Sacred Geometries, Earth and Sky

 Living Relations
Revelations, Mt Mansfield, VT; Earth and Sky

Return to Beauty
A Return to Beauty, VT

Qero, Peru, Tipon Temple
Qero Paqo, Tipon Temples, Peru
 revelations, stone chamber, vermont  
Gifts of Light, Stone Chamber, VT

City of Light,Vermont Practices
Cities of Light, from Mt Mansfield, VT

Approaching the Calendar II Stone Chamber, Vermont
Approaching Stone Chamber, VT
offerings made
Sacred Earth Ceremony
Right attitude:  
Prayers for the Earth

Diamond Light
Approaching the Mysteries, the Diamond Light

Guardians of the Mysteries

Eagle Nebula, NASA
Celestial Realities
Eagle Nebula, NASA

 Mt Mansfield sunset
Celestial Realizations, Mt Mansfield, VT
Solstice Sunrise, Calendar II Stone Chamber, Vermont
Winter Solstice Chamber, VT

Sounding in Boden Austria
Sounding the Mysteries, Austria

Spirit in the Fogue, Stone Chamber, Cornwall, England
Spirit manifest, the Fogue chamber,
Cornwall, England

Calendar II Stone Chamber, Vermont
pathway to a stone chamber, VT

Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru 


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Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, is a sound healer trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures. 
Zacciah is Director of Education for the International Sound Healing Network,  &
Co-Founder of
the World Sound Healing & All One Now Organizations.

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