Originally posted by Skyfloating
Oneness and Individuality are only incompatible on the dualistic-plane of reality not in actuality, imo.
My sense is - and thats no offense to you - that the author of that Blog-article does not know certain states of spirit.
[edit on 16-10-2009 by Skyfloating]
Correct. He writes from a state of ignorance. A state of thinking and knowing instead of the root state of being or isness. Were he to experience
or remember this stateless state, the root of all states, the above OP wouldn't have transpired.
The problem occurs when egos (and only when identified with) try to conceptualize beingness. This is impossible. One cannot know the unknowable.
One simply is. The combination of Male and Female aspects of Enlightenment. Shiva and Shakti intertwined in reverent coitus forever ad
Think of the "individual" as the suction cup on an octopus' tentacle. It feels surfaces and tastes whatever it comes into contact with all on
it's own just like the other suction cups do which occasionally meet and touch other suction cups all the while exchanging and gathering information
without losing separateness. Yet each one of these cups is attached to the greater whole, that being the octopus. It gets all of the information
through it's separate suction cups. No two cups sensing the exact thing ever. It is a separate and intimate experience.
We too are like these cups. We gather and store and nurture information. No two people can ever have the exact same experiences and interpret them
the exact same way. It is intimate and personal. Too many parameters that create filters of observation based on creed, religion, culture and mental
capacity. All paths do not lead to the One. That is incorrect. All paths emanate from the One.
So when you leave this body, the gross physical, the corporeal behind, the veil of forgetfullness will be fully removed and one will see the constant
interconnectedness that has always been and never not been. Or one can simply do this with meditation and concentration exercises. It doesn't
really matter. It is inevitable. Here, there, now, later...It's all the same. Bottom line? Enjoy yourself. You are an information gathering
vessel and contact for the greater whole. You are a way for Consciousness to experience it's Self through you! The good, the bad, the indifferent.
It doesn't matter. Just the plethora of experience that is it's Self. God's eyes shine on all things with complete equanimity. No good. No bad.
No divisive world of opposites and duality. Just this... You are one of many windows for God's eyes!!
You will inevitably and eventually see that the Witness inside you is actually outside you and that the gross physical body is inside you with all of
the other physical elements or constructs fully inside YOU. You in actuality are all of it. The Unseen Witness as well as simultaneously being all
that is Witnessed. Big Mind and Big Heart. Shiva and Shakti. Eros and Agape.
Whether you are enjoying the experience of your life or not is superfluous. It's still an experience for the ultimate whole to cherish
unconditionally through you. Every experience good or bad, no matter how it is perceived is still Spirit. No more or no less. It is fully present
equally in all formats and contructs and it is present without them. The Witness seeing and reading these words right now is the exact same Witness
that typed them. Everything you are looking at is You looking at YOU!
Open your window and see your Original Face. The one you had before your parents were born....