I’ve talked previously about the ParaBrahman stage and how pure Divinity can only be known by itself. It is beyond the dynamics of consciousness so cannot be experienced in the old sense of it. But as we live it, it can very much be known.
In the first stage, we could say Divinity moves into the physiology to support this unfolding. This happens as a rising up through the body, somewhat akin to the rise of kundalini to support awakening. Only in this case it is more total. Like being filled up with flowing white light but more subtle and potent.
As Divinity rises, it changes how we see everything as it changes who we are and how we see creation. As it first begins, it can crank alertness levels way up, disrupting our usual sleep routines. When it reaches the 2nd, we recognize the profoundly networked nature of Divinity. Our body is made of these Shakti’s or networked threads. Hand mudras turn out to be different ways of interconnecting them, each a different flavour of bliss.
In More on Further Stages, I outlined the rise through the 7 regions of the physiology associated with the primary chakras. Anything that impedes this process will be recognized and processed.
Also, somewhere in here the distinction between the local body, the cosmic body, and body-as-Divinity dissolves. There is just one thing here.
Once “our body” can embody this first stage to a sufficient degree, a new process begins. In Stage 2, a greater value of Divinity descends into the physiology.
The first step of stage 2 is somewhat akin to another awakening. It is a deeper step back out of consciousness. As usual, at first there will be no names for this nor much clarity on what has changed. It may be a challenge to be in the physical body for a few days as we’re so abstracted from it.
The observer that has been present throughout the stages in consciousness is replaced by Divinity. In Brahman stage, there was still a quality of it being conscious. Now that’s supplanted entirely.
In further steps, Divinity descends more into the physiology and we can better embody this process. I’m sure there will be more to say as the process continues and I speak with more living examples of this. Even having words seems to be challenging.
But it is notable the process is somewhat like the process in consciousness. A rise to the crown and awakening, followed by a greater descent through the higher stages. As above, so below.