We See God in the Chances that Exist Around Us (Why I Study Consciousness)

Since the dawn of time, we humans have sought to find a greater purpose in our existence. Unlike most other animals out there, we find comfort in knowing that there could be something greater than us that needs us to fulfill a purpose, and we jump at the opportunity to be more than just a person living out a small life without reason. We long to create purpose for ourselves, to find the value in our own consciousness, in whatever way necessary, so we can feel needed and relevant. And the second we feel helpless, we turn to the ‘god /s’ to try and foretell what is to come.

In fact, humans have always celebrated one religion or another, creating festivals to ensure prosperity for the future. From civilization to civilization, every ancient and modern grouping of people has been ruled by one religion or another (with very few tribes surfacing without any identifiable cults or rites). Even today, we see God (or our version of a god) around us in basically everything out of our control. If something can be left to chance, it’s a good opportunity for us to believe that God or some greater force could intervene and show us a message. Humans have longed for this since the dawn of time. Ancient civilizations read messages in fires and in tea leaves. We use divination stones, tarot cards, and crystal balls even still today. Our want for purpose or to believe that there is guidance out there aiding us is extremely prominent, and it’s one of the major things that separates us from other life forms.

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Of course, it’s led me to wonder why. In fact, this desire to know what ancient civilizations believed and why has brought me into my studies of anthropology, folklore, occult, and mythology. I think that our natural desire to believe in magic and to create celebrations, rituals, and traditions that fit into our lives is really quite special. Our desire and curiosity to find out what exists beyond is not only important, but for me, it defines the idea that we are our own consciousness, a consciousness that is uniquely our own. While we can all agree that ‘consciousness’ can be defined as ‘the state of being aware’, it is such a subjective idea that still requires so much studying to understand. We all have our own consciousness, and each one is completely and fully different from one another. Despite all of us having an awareness, that does not mean that we perceive reality in the same way or process it in the same way. My existence will never be the same as yours, and who is to say if I even see things the same way that you do. And while we still have many studies to conduct to help us define and fill in the full map of human consciousness, I think our deep instinctual desire to connect with guides and a higher purpose and our want to rationalize and manifest truly serves as a basis to show us that we do have our own individual forms of consciousness, and it’s a wonderfully complex thing.

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This is why I attend programs at the Monroe Institute, write for their blog, and study metaphysical topics. This is why I study ancient rites and rituals, occult studies, and mythology, as a way to understand how people used to perceive the world and how that differs from the way we see the world today. What is the human consciousness? Has it always been the same since the dawn of time or has it grown and evolved? Is there a global consciousness? How is my consciousness and perception of reality different from yours? I’m only just beginning my studies to understand and begin to partially answer these questions, and I hope you’ll stick with me on my journey. I’ll continue to keep you posted, as I feel it may be a vibrant, wild, and exciting ride.

Malorie Mackey is an actress, published author, and adventurer. Malorie grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she loved sports, the outdoors, animals, and all forms of art. She took to acting at a young age, so it was no surprise when she decided to go to college for theatre. While in college, Malorie studied body movement with the DAH Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia, voice in Herefordshire, England with Frankie Armstrong, and the business of theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malorie moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles after receiving her BFA in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon arriving in LA, Malorie participated in the Miss California USA 2011 Pageant where she won the “Friend’s Choice” Award (by popular vote) and received a beautiful award for it.

While living on the West Coast, Malorie accumulated over 40 acting credits working on a variety of television shows, web series, and indie films, such as the sci-fi movie “Dracano,” the Biography Channel show “My Haunted House,” the tv pilot “Model Citizen” with Angie Everhart, and the award-winning indie film “Amelia 2.0.”

Throughout her experiences, Malorie found a love for travel and adventure, having journeyed to over a dozen countries experiencing unique locations. From the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre mountain range to the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, Malorie began adventuring and writing about her unique travels. These travel excerpts can be found on VIVA GLAM Magazine, in Malorie’s Adventure Blog, in Malorie’s adventure show: “Weird World Adventures” and in the works for her full-length travel book.

In 2022, Malorie was thrilled to become a member of the Explorer’s Club through her work on scientific travel. Her experiences volunteering on archaeological and anthropological expeditions as well as with animal conservation allowed her entry into the exclusive club. Since then, Malorie has focused more on scientific travel.

Malorie’s show “Weird World Adventures” releases on Amazon Prime Video in the Spring of 2024! Stay tuned as Malorie brings the strangest wonders of the world to you!

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