One of the more curious paradoxes of living life as a human is that we experience ourselves as limited, separate beings.
It’s natural for separation to be part of our development. We have to recognize we’re separate from our mother to become a person, for example. And to recognize how we’re different from others to know what we have to offer.
But once we know the platform for our life, it’s important to explore who it is that is having these experiences and return to our more universal nature.
We’ll do this from a point value or specific perspective. We can’t embody infinity until we are established in the point. We can’t embody enlightenment until we’re established as a person.
Awareness, from a high Unity perspective, is aware of itself both globally and at every point. Infinity is both boundless and collapsed at every point. We are each one of those points of experience coming to know our perspective, then expanding back to our global nature.
This allows the whole to know itself in all the details, in all the perspectives, in all the points. Then we bring that back to wholeness.
However, in the cycles of time, consciousness becomes more or less awake to itself much like the seasons bring growth and slumber to nature. When the value of consciousness available is reduced, we become lost in the content of experiences.
We lose touch with wholeness, and then with our soul or point value. What remains is what we still know. As a child we discovered our body, our thoughts, and our feelings. If we don’t keep developing, we naturally conclude these are who we are. The point value experiences asmita, mineness.
Contributing to the illusion, the collapse of infinity into objects of experience makes them very dense. They seem stable, solid, and real. Yet science tells us it’s just wave probabilities.
We have forgotten who we are and how the world came to be.
And yet, if we stop and look at our experience, we can see we’re observing our body, our emotions, and our thoughts. They are the content of our experience rather than who we are. Who is having these experiences? Sometimes, we need to turn back from looking out and look in on what is experiencing.
Life also brings us tastes of a bigger perspective. This can trigger a search and perhaps spiritual practices. Millions have taken up such a quest. This has driven rising group consciousness. Some have begun to remember who they are, behind their experiences.
The Yoga Sutra calls this kaivalya, singularity. The point wakes up to its whole. And thus begins the unfolding of awareness to itself.