There’s another key way of differentiating between Unity and Brahman. In Cosmic Consciousness or Self Realization, we recognize ourselves as the Seer or Observer. In Unity, we recognize the same Seer in the objects of perception. Thus, seer and seen become one, leaving only seeing. This takes place within the “container” or self-aware or self-referral consciousness, a bubble of awareness curving back on itself. This Self-aware consciousness gives rise to subtle space and time and contains the impulse of all creation.
As I put it over on Unity into Brahman, “This next stage is known as Brahman Consciousness (BC) but is not a stage of development of consciousness or Self like prior stages as we’re transcending them.” In Brahman, we transcend Self or self-referral consciousness so even “seeing” ceases. There is only the quiet undulation of That within Itself.
Not to worry if this doesn’t make a lot of sense. Brahman is incomprehensible even for someone in Unity. This is because in Unity, we experience all within consciousness as ourselves. In Brahman we transcend that. It’s a little like explaining samadhi to someone who has never meditated. Or spirit, to someone who experiences that only the physical world is real.
During Unity and Brahman process, we can seem to contract into an apparent me again briefly here and there. But this is just old habits of mind and being. It isn’t really happening. We’re now functioning from the one Cosmic Body. The impulses of thoughts and emotions that may arise are not personal, are not coming from a me. It’s just the very old ego habit of taking credit. It is simply in the environment unless we dwell on it, making it real for ourselves.
Just allow, as always.
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