In the recent post The Power of Speech, I touched on the power of the voice and value of speaking from truth rather than stories.
After awakening, this dynamic becomes more conscious. It becomes clear that sometimes we’re speaking from our stories or beliefs. And sometimes from Self. We could say Self is speaking through us. Sometimes, we find ourselves saying things the person didn’t even know.
When the core identity falls away prior to unity, we see the last of the ego or personal “me” structure fall away. In time, we discover that the inner question about what is “me” and what is Self is rendered meaningless. The only “me” is the idea that there is a me to look for. The idea that a me is even there. (laughs)
But still, there is a practice to shift from the automated, long programmed mind responses into being an open vessel for the higher Self, then the divine, and later Cosmic being, to speak through this vehicle.
(the wording gets tricky here as the relationships all merge as unity develops. Self, divine and being are not different things, just different values of the experience of the one. And there is no separate vehicle, just one cosmic body expressing through an apparent diversity of forms)
Of course, a person remains, a vehicle through which this expression is occurring. So there will always be the unique perspective and voice, another way of appreciating the one.
I’ve spoken with a few people about this process, especially those beginning to teach. This is the shift between talking from a me and transmission. Between hearing a person and hearing yourSelf speak to yourSelf through another.
The process in part depends on the listeners ability to hear. Also perhaps, the resonance of the listener and speaker. But the most important role is the speaker’s ability to stand open and speak from who they are. Whether heard or not heard, the effect remains. Self is enlivened, right on the surface, right in the world.
After the waves of awakening began a few years ago, there will be an increasing number of people making this transition. It will be amazing to see it unfold.
We live in such astonishing times.