Mature cosmic awakening is typically characterized by freedom from all limitation, deep inner peace, and sustained happiness, all of which overshadow any drama that may remain in the life. Even deep sleep is not a barrier to happiness.
What I continue to be amazed by is that it just keeps ramping up. We get used to a high level of sustained bliss. It becomes normal. Then further opening and clearing occur and a new rapture occurs. A still deeper level of intense happiness emerges.
One that would fry the nervous system of the average bloke, as one teacher wryly observed. So we need to refine, clear and culture it so that is can be supported. Instead of culturing it to support illusions.
Most remarkably though, this is just the beginning. This is the ground on which fullness is built. As I’ve written here before, as the aspects of the person and attachment to the story and sense of separateness fall away, the crust on the heart crumbles and divine love begins to flow forth through us. This movement of love unites all aspects together into a wholeness beyond conception.
The key point here is that all that happiness is a byproduct of the flow of love. A subset, if you will. Divine Love is beyond any value of happiness and will itself overshadow happiness. When divine Love fills us up, it is beyond happiness. It is so much more.
What does one call what is beyond happiness, beyond ecstasy? Perhaps, as suggested on The Raptures, this is another tier of it, the Rapture of Love. It is divine.