In Unity we discover how deeply true it is that all we experience – ourselves and the world – arises in consciousness. And all of this flows from consciousness becoming self-aware or aware of itself. All expression is thus a response to Consciousness or the Self recognizing itself, of cosmic self-awareness.
But is this true? Does anything ever actually happen?
Usually, it takes some time for consciousness to fully recognize itself in all things and come to a place of wholeness where it has seen itself fully enough that it begins to notice more. Then it shifts from looking in on itself to looking beyond itself. Before that, this idea can seem preposterous.
And that is the very curious nature of the shift from being everything to being nothing, from Unity into Brahman. Only when we look beyond everything can we return to the total reality beyond itself. Beyond I am. Beyond Oneness. Beyond all sense of being or existence.
This is more paradoxical and primordial than Oneness and takes us beyond even Advaita. (non-duality)
Curiously, the whole purpose of the appearance of existence turns out to be so consciousness can discover what is beyond itself. So Brahman can be known. This reality is so unbelievable and so not understood. But there is no way for an individual mind to comprehend what even the cosmic mind does not understand.
And yet the unbelievable becomes the perpetual experience, the living reality. The Vedas call it the Great Awakening. There is nothing more pure, simple and innocent.
Just as no individual is ever enlightened, no individual becomes it. All aspects of the former apparent individual have evolved to become deeply recognized as cosmic. Even the physical body has by this time become recognized as the cosmic body.
Without pure consciousness aware of itself, intelligence has not become intelligent. Existence is not yet existing or aware it exists. It is beyond all the That’s of Unity (I am That, Thou art That, All this is That, That alone is).
In spite of past phases like God Realization, only now can God be understood.
At least, that is the new perspective.