reply to post by BlueMule
Yes, I agree completely.
It is what some cultures and schools of thought have described using different words, but is part of becoming an adult and self-empowered. Some call
it an "awakening", an interesting description occurs in french psychology calling it "eating the Father"... different religions have rituals and myths
to express this experience.
A wholeness is acheived, the separation of psyche brought together.
... and after you realize this? You are freed, no longer the aspects of what is in the circle, you are the paper on which the circle is drawn, as well
as the circle itself. Part of a whole, and whole upon itself.
If this happens to you before
you are old and alone in a retirement home, where you can cling only to that experience and ignore and reject
physicality and matter completely...
What do you do when your child comes up to this body and looks up at it and says, "Mommy/daddy, I am hungry..."
Do you say, "dear child, hunger is an illusion. Your body , your existence is an illusion. We do not exist, we are nothing, we are everything, there
is no yesterday, there is no tomorrow. You are both hungry and full, and neither at all."
Or do you just remain completely and totally out of this physical illusion and not move, not say anything, for there is no one else to speak to and no
"you" to speak... no good or bad, no here or there to move between (for this is the ultimate truth).
Or do you remain part of you aware and one with that force, and another part simultaneously just relishing and dealing with this experience, in the
The child you have, or other loved ones in this illusion do not disappear when you find that state.
Before enlightment, chop wood, carry water
After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
It is, however, a personal
experience. I cannot "show" it to you. I cannot prove I am of that force and awareness, and if I could, what would
that serve? -Consider this, especially.
edit on 26-4-2013 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)