dissolution into being

when this moment of perception is allowed to be exactly as it is,
when all resistance to this experience, right now, is surrendered,
there is a dissolution into Being.

in open listening, an object becomes fully expressed and resolves itself back into the Heart, where time and timelessness are indistinguishable…

any perception can be fully welcomed,
but it seems to often be the perception of the body
that is most available for this resolution.

the felt-sensation expands, intensifies, dissolves, and finally points back to the Silence from which it came. it’s a non-conceptual exploration and it happens in the genuine and total openness to the perceived element.

eventually,
without preconceived notions,
without conceptualizing,
without putting life into a mental framework,
and without assumptions about the way it should be,
there is only ‘naked’ perception,
resolved of duality.

is there even perception at all?

the doorway is always open to this allowing of consciousness;
and any perception is a vehicle to the Presence of its reality.
Presence-as-itself is, by nature, always here and now.

in reality, there is no change; any duality between consciousness and its elements is only implied and never directly experienced. however, in the deciphering of experience through a tool of limitation (e.g. a human mind), the Silence of Awareness seems to be divisible into multiplicity…and it is through this apparent expression of an object perceived (e.g. present moment sensation) that the doorway opens towards the resolution of appearances back into the unknowable.

mind and consciousness

mind as objective experience can be subdivided into various elements, like various minds, or the function of ‘thinking’ specifically – but for most intents and purposes, ‘mind’ is an umbrella term for a collection of perceived objects.

for instance, your thinking mind is the collection of objects known as ‘my thoughts’.
or, your human mind is the collection of objects known as ‘my perceptions’.
or, a global-human mind is the collection of objects that appear as ‘all humanity’s perceptions’.

the limitations of all these definitions is that they are objects perceived by consciousness. in other words, no matter how you slice your definition of mind-as-objects, the primary limitation of it will be that it is perceived.

i.e. You, consciousness, are not your mind.

mind is perceived; consciousness is that which perceives it
mind is made of consciousness; consciousness is not made of mind
mind is a collection of objects; consciousness is the reality of them

mind-at-large is the motion of consciousness – and consciousness is its perceiver.

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nothing that has ever arisen in mind (that could mean thoughts, sensations, mentations, perceptions – anything objective) has ever touched or stained or perturbed or affected consciousness itself in any way whatsoever.

but – and here’s the rub – although the word consciousness points to its referent, ‘I’ – the thought of consciousness, as well as the ‘I’ thought – are just that, thoughts. they are perceived. the mind is an objective perception, and that includes all its thoughts about consciousness. nevertheless, the consciousness-word is a good one, because it points directly home. it’s a true word, if any word could be representative of what we are, because it is one that expresses the fact that we are conscious – awake, present, and ‘here’, in the sense that consciousness is the ‘central core’ of anything that arises, it is the true reality of here-and-now.

we are consciousness, we are not the consciousness-thought.
the consciousness-thought/word is a helpful pointer and tool, but we perceive it.

freedom is to see ‘I am not my mind’ – through and through, beyond all its vicissitudes. this is not a demeaning negation of mind or of thinking, but on the contrary, a celebration of thought and objective experience’s true place as a reflection of our natural joy – a place which mentations assume when seen as secondary to the reality that perceives them.

nothing that disappears is lost

nothing that arises lasts;
but nothing that disappears is lost –
for there is only one substance in reality,
that of Awareness itself.

if there were more than one substance,
there would be more than one reality,
because the substance of the thing is the reality of the thing,
when you boil it down to its essence.

that there is only one reality cannot be proven through words
(though if there were more, would they not arise in a greater One?)
however, it is a suggestion to explore, to investigate, to muse over,
and to follow this deep intuition and enthusiasm,
that leads to openness, and to the possibility that –

everything and nothing,
formlessness and form,
Being and Existence,
are never opposed,
and always not-two.

our reality is unstained by separation:
there is no possibility of separate selves.
separation is simply a suggestion provided by a weary mind
collapsed under the weight of a simple conditioned belief.

in terms of That Which Has No Opposite,
we can but offer a word to the experience,
and a word is a pale object indeed
compared to what it stands for.

on equality and harmony

as expressions of consciousness, all of our perceptions are completely intimate with consciousness’ perceiving of them – the experience of each seemingly distinguishable mind-form is completely steeped in consciousness. there is never any lack or absence of consciousness, ever, in any moment – and for that reason non-dual understanding is what Atmananda called ‘perfect communism’. there’s no hierarchy, no achievement, no appropriation possible except through a mental fantasy, which must at some point resolve itself back into the understanding that reality knows no levels.

this understanding Presence is the destiny of all the projections of consciousness.

since there is no lack of consciousness possible, each individual expression – for instance, each human being – is equal in consciousness. for, in fact it is only God’s mind which created, out of its freedom, each of us, and which guides our paths in life at each moment. it is simply through an act of ignorant thinking that we can come to see others as ultimately ‘others’ at all, to say nothing of putting seeming-others into an artificial hierarchy, of having or possessing entitlements, personal attributes of personal value, or qualities that belong to anything but the source. the only entity which can have is God. all credit is due to the divine. there may be relative inequality of relative possession – but since there is no absolute inequality – there is never any inequality of actual value.

if only our world culture took note of our shared being – what a different course life on Earth might take…

free of limits

Pure infinite Being is all there is to experience.
That which seems to appear is in fact Reality-at-Essence
for its being, and its existence,
is inseparate from the one Consciousness that Is.

The cosmos is known solely by that which can know,
by the eternal Presence that we are.
It has been created by our emission,
sustained by our contemplation,

and, at any moment, can resolve itself back into its source,

Emptiness-Fullness-without-object.

There is no self which can be experienced in the way we experience phenomena;
there is no phenomenal self, there is no objective self.
While the body-mind-world are passing, knowable experiences,
no mind-object could be anything but a temporal phasing of Aware Presence.

Consciousness is Free from all objective limitations.

maya’s kaleidoscope

the dream of our self-made illusion
spreads out high and wide
over the mystic cover of night-thought,
to the farthest corners of the sublimated mind.

and yet upon touching the unmistakeable,
the sheath of maya is seen

as the mighty charade of a cosmic love-dance…

there is nothing but Reality with which Reality could pretend to veil itself;
– and so –
there is nothing but Reality with which Reality could attempt to find itself.

seek not your Self with your Self;
simply know your Self as all that is True.

and in the clear seeing
that you are what you seek,
the cataclysm of the spiritual search
begins to resolve itself
back to peaceful ash,
now ready to flit alongside the motion of the wind,
it’s only flightpath, the joy of the soul.

for even the deepest contraction has not the power to shift one iota in the ever-present sands of your depth. consciousness is your base, your core, your reality, your home.

underneath all concepts lies an undisturbed truth:
we share the very same Being.

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knowing and not-knowing

we can only Know what we are not; we can only Be what we are.

knowing and not-knowing are ultimately synonymous,
as the knowing of consciousness is the un-knowing of the mind.

the mind can never know its source, its maker or its destiny…
consciousness is beyond its scope.

no thought, concept, or formula can render the Truth within its grip;
and yet, all there ever is, is That.

what is unknown to the mind is known to God, as God.
what is known as the mind is known by God, in God.

there is nothing to know,
except what you are not.

the sense of what you are – the Being-sense – is all-encompassing, universal.

there’s no duality between what you are and what you are not,
as there is always only Being.