Indescribable Oneness


I have shared many times that direct Revelation of Truth is indescribable. Truth is so wholly unlike the relative experience of perception that I can no more describe It than I could describe a color to a blind person. There is nothing to which to compare It because it is All-That-is.
What I do say is that Truth is Wholeness beyond any experience of wholeness at the relative level because at the relative level wholeness is always experienced in relation to lack. It corrects lack. But Truth does not occur in relation to anything else. Also, Truth is beyond experience.
The highest level of awareness (consciousness; perception) that one can attain at the relative level of perception is the Awareness of Truth (Holy Spirit). The effect of this is an experience of Oneness. And, truly, this, too, cannot be adequately described, though many of us have tried!
At the level of perception, where all is relative, Oneness “bleeds through” into duality as an experience of “One with” what or whomever is appearing before you or in your mind. This is a startling experience for a mind that is used to feeling apart from a world it experiences as outside of it! A Course in Miracles uses the word “extension” for this experience and it is a very accurate word for the experience because your sense of being extends. You are no longer “contained” by a body. It is a joyous experience, of course, because it’s the truth!
The more you have the experience of extension the less startling it is. And, in time, you understand the “with” is not necessary to describe Oneness. With what would What is everywhere be? Oneness is simply the Content of the moment. And there is nothing more to say.
As a teacher, I seek to describe experiences as accurately as possible. But with Oneness, as with Revelation, I have to accept I cannot. I can get closer with Oneness than with Revelation, but the hammer still glances off that nail. I can’t quite land it; I simply cannot capture Oneness in words.
If you have not experienced Oneness you will recognize the experience when you do. And then you will say that so-and-so A doesn’t come close to describing It but so-and-so B does…but only close. Everyone seeks for the right words and/or metaphors, but can get only so close.

>>>> 
Do you want clarity, validation, and support as you grow your awareness of Truth? Speaking regularly with someone who has been there can bring peace to your awareness now. Email me at Liz@acimmentor.com to set up an appointment for mentoring. Learn more at www.acimmentor.com.

Comments

will said…
An important process and a goal of the Course is to stop identifying and listening to the voice in your head. Your ego. You can do this by being a listener and witness to the voice.

“As you listen to the thought (voice), you feel a conscious presence-your deeper self-behind or underneath the thought, as it were. When you listen to a thought you are aware not only of the thought but also of yourself as the witness of the thought. The thought then losses its power over you and quickly subsides, because you are no longer energizing the mind through identification with it. This is the beginning of the end of involuntary and compulsive thinking.”

OK. But as we go through our busy day this is a difficult process seemingly more suited to our periods of meditation.

So…
“Instead of “watching the thinker” you can also create a gap in the mind stream simply by directing the focus of your attention into the Now. Just become intensely conscious of the present moment. This is a deeply satisfying thing to do. In this way you draw consciousness away from the mind activity and create a gap of no–mind in which you are highly alert and aware but not thinking. This is the essence of meditation. In your everyday life you can practice by taking any routine activity that normally is only a means to an end and giving it your fullest attention, so that it becomes an end in itself. For example, every time you walk up and down the stairs in your house or place of work pay close attention every step, every movement, even your breathing. Be totally present.”

“The single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: Learn to disidentify from your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger.”

I have found you can be in a conversation and when becoming too animated you can pull yourself into the present without any interruption at all. I have found you can lie in bed just before sleep and bring yourself into the present just before sleep. When the mind is a runaway train, I simply look at my hand or leg and I am back in the present. You can find ways to make this work for you.

Quotes: The Power of Now; Eckhart Tolle
will said…
Quotes: Silence, The power of Quiet In A World Full of Noise; Thich Nhat Hanh

“Even if we go on a sensory fast, cutting off outside noises and input, we are still consuming a potent source of food: our own consciousness.
When we direct our attention to certain elements of our consciousness, we’re “consuming” them. As with our meals, what we consume from our consciousness may be wholesome and healthy or it may be toxic. For example, when we’re having a cruel or angry thought and we replay it over ad over again in our mind, we are consuming toxic consciousness. Even after you have walked away from the source of the toxin your mind may continue to replay, visit and re-consume those toxic elements for hours, days, or weeks afterward because they have watered the negative seeds in your consciousness.”

Break the talk patter with bringing yourself into the present. Watching your breathing is a good way to do this. Not because it is anything special, it is just there and easy to keep a focus on.

Popular posts from this blog

The Grand Tour of Fear

You Don't Have to Go It Alone

Understanding the Ego Backlash