Divinity – The Power and The Glory

Before awakening, we engage in self development. This is a person getting to know its strengths and limitations and moving towards self-actualization. Most people are oblivious to their own cosmic nature.

After awakening and throughout the development of the stages of Self Realization (Cosmic Consciousness) and Unity, the focus shifts to infinite and eternal consciousness. This is discovering our deeper nature and its dynamics. It is consciousness getting to know itself in essence, then in forms and phenomena.

And yet, just as the person obscured our deeper nature, the screen of consciousness acts as a covering (Chhandas) … Continue Reading…

ParaBrahman, Stage 2

I’ve talked previously about the ParaBrahman stage and how pure Divinity can only be known by itself. It is beyond the dynamics of consciousness so cannot be experienced in the old sense of it. But as we live it, it can very much be known.

In the first stage, we could say Divinity moves into the physiology to support this unfolding. This happens as a rising up through the body, somewhat akin to the rise of kundalini to support awakening. Only in this case it is more total. Like being filled up with flowing white light but more … Continue Reading…

More on Further Stages

Here and there, I’ve mentioned more to the picture than stages of development in consciousness. That enlightenment is not a goal but the platform for living and further growth.

When we understand the basics, we come to see the same pattern repeating itself in the layers of creation. For example, there is a one into three into 7 process of becoming. We have 7 primary chakras and there are 7 primary layers to creation, for example.

While it depends a little on how you count the colours in a rainbow, the principle holds.

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Threads of Divinity

It is highly paradoxical to describe anything in Brahman stage. How do you describe a nothing that is simultaneously everything? That nothing is created but it’s all lived?

From a Brahman perspective, the world is uncreated. Rather than a play of sensory data, Brahman can only be known by and as itself.

But the divine post-Brahman stage – that’s another step more so. Beyond consciousness, it takes the divine to know the divine. Even Brahman cannot know pure divinity. The divine is known without a knower as it is pure all-knowing. It is completely self-contained.

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Pure Divinity

When we first begin the spiritual journey, the key is the culturing of pure consciousness within, our true Self beneath the story and drama of a me.

I recommend an effortless meditation as this brings us most easily to that experience of pure consciousness, also known as samadhi, transcendence, turiya, restful alertness, and so forth.

As that experience is cultured within, we release the barriers to living who we are and culture the ground for spiritual awakening. At some point, a person or event serves as a catalyst for the shift and we become the consciousness we’ve always been.

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What is Parabrahman?

In a recent correspondence, a question came up about Parabrahman, something I briefly mentioned at the bottom of The Stages chart.

The term Brahman is used to mean several things. Some refer to the experience of presence or inner silence as Brahman. But actually, this is more Atman, pure consciousness or pure being, the cosmic Self aka self-aware consciousness. Brahman is beyond being and consciousness. Atman can be said to be Brahman but arises out of it (in a late Unity perspective). Thus, Brahman “is” prior to or “beyond” Atman. With the Brahman shift … Continue Reading…