Recently, I have written several articles on the establishment of Unity Consciousness. In each, I have touched on the process of integration and development.
In The Veda of Unity, I speak of the stages of Unity outlined in the Rig Veda. In After Unity, I spoke of the process of integration of Unity. But words rather fail here. If there is unity underlying diversity, it is not yet unity. If there is diversity within unity, the unity remains incomplete. Unity is just that – unity, oneness. There is no other, no diversity.
There are no levels. There are no stages as may be implied above. There is simply endlessly increasing degrees of brightness and clarity. One perceives everything at once, and all is one. The mind cannot remotely grasp this. The world remains the same. But how it is perceived changes completely. One sees it from being it, all of it.
For most of us, there is a gradual breaking down of all the old concepts and beliefs that hold us separate. A gradual integration of all parts into the whole. Only in that wholeness is Unity or Enlightenment complete.
There may be many openings along the way as well as many realizations. These are but steps home.