The journey and experience of awakening to divine consciousness as our larger and eternal truth is not an easy experience to describe. Even that sentance right there will evoke within most a doggish tilt of the head and a confused “Whaaaaa?”
Truly, awakening needs to be experienced to be realized. But, for anyone who is experiencing awakening and wants to share the experience with others, the best we can do, shy of guiding the meditative journey itself, is to use as descriptive of words and analogies as we can to give a sense of what is happening.
And in these descriptions, we are using limited words to point to some of the ethereal dynamics at play. It’s a bit like describing the taste of peanut butter to someone who has never eaten peanut butter. Or describing blue to a blind person.
But, it is helpful to get a sense of this new and unfamiliar territory being navigated and to learn how we might wield our awareness and presence so that we might notice what we may otherwise miss without someone pointing us to where and how to look. Tilt of head – “Whaaaaaaa?”
But for those of us in the journey, certain experiences reveal themselves with great clarity. Most often within the meditative experience. Like a math equation suddenly coming into focus for one who is familiar with the language of math.
So, perhaps this will make some sense if you’re beginning to experience what opens up and reveals itself as you point your awareness beyond the mind and peer into the eternal nature and vastness of BEing.
Here’s how it revealed itself to me this morning…..
As the personal identity collapses or thins, there is a unification of Soul and God within the human experience.
The story of self that we have created as our identity is a thick veneer that blinds us to our wholeness. It is like a layer of smog between heaven and earth that keeps the two from coming into divine union. When that layer is purified or collapsed, God can be in clear communication with the soul and the soul can once again know the love of God.
This unification is the natural wholeness that we are and that is calling to be realized.
This is the inherent yearning that moves within us and prods us to wake up beyond the dream of self that keeps us from knowing our true divinity.
This collapsing of the personal identity that allows the unification of Soul and God destroys the illusion of separation and brings into the human experience deep peace, unconditional love and a profound equanimity of presence.
The temporary and finite person is merely a vehicle of consciousness where the divine and eternal dance of God and Soul may be fully realized, lived and celebrated.
The confluence of God and Soul is the confluence of unconditional love (God) and divine purpose (Soul). It is the confluence unwavering stillness and divine passion. It is the confluence of infinite silence and pure desire.
Within, there is our aliveness, our vitality, our drive, our passion and our purpose. This is the pure soul realized.
Feeling outward into the expanded consciousness there is unwavering grace, pure silence and stillness, and the purity of unconditional love.
When the temporary story of self is collapsed, the infinite love converges with the eternal passion.
This is when life becomes most full, alive, rich and vast.