This post is a little more exploratory, looking for language.
In a recent Livestream talk, Lorne Hoff made a brief comment I found quite insightful. “The creator of the creator… she doesn’t want to be known.”
For context: in Self Realization and Unity we’re going through a process of Atman (consciousness) unfolding to itself. First this is “internal” then in the world, until all is recognized as mySelf. As consciousness arises as a way for That to know itself, our growth is driven by the nature of our being. Our existence as a conscious being is for this unfolding to take place. The drive to unfold is part of who we are. (that becomes quite clear at some point)
Once the whole of Atman is known – both global self-awareness and at every point within itself, then the opportunity arises for consciousness to look outside of itself, opening the doorway to Brahman.
Brahman is a whole different scenario. In Brahman, the knower of Brahman is Brahman. While we might say Brahman is conscious, it does not have the dynamics of self-aware consciousness like Atman. There is no creation and nothing has ever “happened” from a Brahman perspective so there is no unfolding.
This brings us back around to the opening quote. Because of the nature of Brahman, there is no drive, no desire to be known. Brahman is already totally known. However, a human who has come to Brahman still has to unfold that knowing in awareness.
The mechanism is simply a deeper surrender into what is here.
It’s also useful to note that the person doing the unfolding is not a “little me”. They would recognize themselves as cosmic, a direct expression of the divine or source. Other historical names related to cosmic are ‘the son of’ or ‘the first born’.
The world, the person, the universe – all different perspectives of one thing – what is here doing the unfolding.
She, the creator of the creator is the divine in Brahman. This isn’t a doing. More a progressive refinement. It is a surrender to surrender itself.
[Update – note that Lorne didn’t go into the statement – it was a passing remark. This post is my take on the recognition that I had from the statement. I’ll be writing another related post shortly.]