The Whole "Awakening" Thing Falls Away
This may be one of those things no one can understand until they experience it, but I’ll try.
I used to focus on “awakening”. I wrote about it a lot. (Sometimes I called it “enlightenment”). The concept behind this word is attaining a state of awareness that the Truth is true and that illusion is not true. I call this state the Awareness of Truth (also, Holy Spirit or Christ Consciousness). But my experience has led me to see that attaining this state never happens. Oh, yes, the Awareness of Truth is real and can be a mind’s experience. But It is never attained.
This split-mind is always aware of Truth to some degree now. That the Truth is true has become a quiet knowing that suffuses its experience. This split-mind is also still aware of an ego (personal thought system) and its world but they are less and less significant to it. But would this split-mind say it has “awakened”? It would feel inaccurate to say so. What would have awakened? This split-mind is aware of the Awareness of Truth in it. Would it be awake if this split-mind was not just aware of the Awareness of Truth but was the Awareness of Truth? But then there wouldn’t be a split-mind. The split-mind can be aware of the Awareness of Truth. But it cannot be the Awareness of Truth because then there is no split.
A split-mind (also called “decision-maker” or “learner”) is split between the Awareness of Truth and the ego. When it releases the belief in an ego What is left is the Awareness of Truth. So at that point there is no split-mind. There is nothing that has attained something. There is nothing that has “awakened” or “become enlightened”. There is no decision-maker or learner because there is no decision to make and nothing to learn. The concept of awakening or becoming enlightened implies that something attains this. But Truth just is and It is All that is. There is nothing to attain It. This concept, this goal of “awakening”, has fallen away from this mind because it sees that the Awareness of Truth is always here and there is no need to “attain” It.
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