As enlightenment unfolds, we gain access to knowledge previously hidden and experience qualities of perfection and truth. The layers between pure consciousness and our surface experience come to light. In time, what has unfolded in experience we become, including all things, God, pure wisdom, and much more.
We reached these depths through progressive surrender of more and more residues of our former identity as an individual.
However, shadows of that can remain for some time. We’re still knowing all this through a human form. If you’re still in the body, karma is still in play and blind spots remain. There is always more to learn and open.
We may live absolute qualities, but it is through a relative form. We still need to sleep, brush our teeth, and communicate effectively.
Sometimes, people forget this and get a little too absorbed in their sense of completeness or perfection. Larger, more powerful aspects can overshadow our person-hood. We can get detached from surface life. Everything works out as it’s supposed to, so how can I make a mistake? Responsibility can become confused. Without a little humility, we can create obstacles to progress, claim special status, and create messes around us.
We can unite with various avatars, but we remain human. Becoming an avatar in consciousness doesn’t make us one in form. We can develop profound and comprehensive understanding of our nature but still express that through the laws of nature of a person. We can feel perfect integrity within while being out of integrity on the surface.
It’s really very simple. How are life and others responding to us? If we’re in harmony, the results will be too. If not, problems will arise, communication will be garbled, and messes will result.
To the experience here, we’re all in this together. No single human can know all of it at once. That’s not how we’re designed. It is through our combined knowing and being that the fullness of totality can unfold. No one is above another.
However high we climb, we still have a foot in our humanity, blind spots, and karma in play. No one has a monopoly on truth. We ignore that at our peril.
Addendum: A further explanation came to mind. If there is sufficient refinement, the level of ritam comes online. This references a verse in the Yoga Sutra, that consciousness which accepts only truth.
With enough purification, we find this value, more subtle than intuition, becomes very reliable. However, as I mentioned in the article, karma is still in play. Thoughts that arise can have various sources.
We still have to test what arises with reality so we’re not responding to false threads and creating messes.
Last Updated on October 2, 2021 by Davidya