It is fascinating to see the depth to which we can go with allowing, with letting it be as it is.
When we first begin on the path, we are long used to doing to accomplish. Pushing forward toward our goals. Gradually, it becomes clear that the spiritual path is not so much about doing but rather about allowing. Of letting it be as it is.
This process gradually clears the way and the observer begins to emerge, the independent witness. At some point the allowing reaches a greater depth and we surrender to what is in the moment and awaken.
From the loss of ‘me’ with awakening, the knots on the heart are untied and the crust falls away. As love begins to flow, it surpasses the prior bliss and a much deeper value of surrender unfolds. The deeper mechanics of life appear before us, including how consciousness moves into form. God Realization dawns.
This process unites subject and object in Oneness and Unity is realized.
With each shift in consciousness, there is also a related shift in perspective or vantage. The witness of awakening detaches us from involvement in action. The depth of feeling opens the depths of reality. Finally, from the steps of Unity, we can shift from viewing inside creation blossoming out, to being the depth of totality collapsing in.
From totality, creation does not bloom forth. The Totality collapses into a point. The flow is the movement of collapse, of surrender. Reality is found to be a perpetual surrender of Self to Itself, a flow of devotion that collapses into the cosmic intelligence that creates the appearance of our world.
Beyond bliss is divine love. Beyond divine love is devotion. To be the master, you have to be the disciple.
This is quite profound on a number of levels. For example, it means true intention is a surrender, not a push. Thus the need to let go. As your existence is a point in totality, you are a surrender to yourSelf, you are an intention. Samyama is a surrender. Life is a devotion.