In our present state of Consciousness we identify with the forms and shapes, and thus we are separated from the Oneness. In that state, most of us have forgotten our original state of existence. Nowadays, the majority of people consider the Ego, that small, detached Self, as reality. That is the consequence of our identification with the world of forms and shapes.
Our original state of existence is a state in which Consciousness is not identified with forms and shapes. The awaking is the awakening of the Conscience to its own existence through the form and shape that we formerly identified with ourselves. This state of the Consciousness is Life itself, the state of Oneness, and empty space filled up completely with the vibrating energy of love that encompasses everything else.
We need to understand that the only way of knowing ourselves is through direct experience, our own experience. We are only able to receive direct experience if we are alert. So as to be alert, we need to focus our attention to the Here and Now.
The gateway to the deeper dimensions of Life is Alertness. The Alertness enables us to learn about ourselves without identifying with our thoughts and emotions. What we first experience in this new, alert state beyond our thoughts and emotions is the completeness of existence. In that state all fragmentation disappears from our life, we recognize the inner spaciousness of our existence, our inner happiness and tranqulity. We feel at home in our own skin, and we realize that our alert consciousness is free from all kinds of thoughts and emotions.
The Ego disappears, the stream of our thoughts stops, and only the present moment exists for us. Then, at that moment of alertness, we receive something from the immense, universal current of love coming to us through the gate that has opened up for us. Consciousness may wake up to its own existence, it may escape from the spell of identification with the forms and shapes.
The most beautiful flower of this state of existence is our sympathy with others.
(C) Frank M. Wanderer, 2013-2015
Thanks to frankmwanderer.com for this article.
About the author:
Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D is a professor of psychology, a consciousness researcher and writer. Frank is the author of the books “The Revolution of Consciousness: Deconditioning the Programmed Mind “, “The Biggest Obstacle to Enlightenment: How to Escape from the Prison of Mind Games?” and several books on consciousness. With a lifelong interest in the mystery of human existence, Frank’s work is to help others wake up from identification with our personal history and the illusory world of the forms and shapes, and to find our identity in what he calls “the Miracle”, the mystery of the Consciousness.