The Miracle of Conscious Co-Creation
Rob Schmidt, Ph.D., Author and Director of Tayu Meditation Center
Original Date: Thursday, November 3, 7:30 pm

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"I am that I am; Thou art that I am." This profound, enigmatic prayer/mantram by Tayu Meditation Center founder Robert Daniel Ennis speaks to the quintessential paradox of the human condition. I am an individual and more than that too. For better or worse, in this material realm of existence I am more or less stuck with this body. Until I unreservedly, unambiguously and fearlessly inhabit this gift of material experience ("I am that I am")—a challenge that only a handful accept and respond to—I don't get to pass Go, I don't advance in the game. Yet simultaneously, when I look with clarity at my condition, I cannot locate a hard and fast boundary to my nature. I merge with, touch and am touched by everything ("Thou art that I am"). These co-emergent truths necessitate the co-creation of experience moment by moment—it's unavoidable. The common human failure is that without a consistent practice of self-examination, we almost never recognize as we do it that we're intensively co-creating a whole Universe around us. The mind bumps along, trailing in the wake of co-creation, insisting again and again, "Now I've got it"—"no, Now I've got it." Et cetera. But the monkey mind is far too slow to keep up with Presence. Co-creation is the mutual interaction of an enormous Universe with essential Beingness—a process of accepting responsibility for the contents of consciousness and experience. Spiritual awakening or realization is the path of stabilization of conscious responsibility for the miracle of Co-Creation. Spiritual liberation is the elusive state of conscious co-creation with God/Its Endless Endlessness. Join us for an exploration of the greatest challenge to which we may strive to aspire.

Robert A. Schmidt, Ph.D., has practiced to embody and teach Tayu meditation since 1977. He received apprentice and master-level training in the alchemical transformation of human consciousness from Tayu Meditation Center founder Robert Daniel Ennis. He has also been a practicing anthropological archaeologist at the University of California, where he co-edited the award-winning Archaeologies of Sexuality, the first anthology of archaeological research to focus upon sexual behavior in the past as an object of knowledge.

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