The Cosmic Body is the body of all bodies. It is a deep idea-form in cosmic mind (on the level I call creation) that is the model for our form and contains all bodies in all of space and time in all universes.
This is well beyond the personal mind, so it can’t make much sense of this level of inclusiveness. And yet, for more and more people, this reality is unfolding.
In Chapter 11 of the Bhagavad Gita*, Prince Arjuna asks Krishna to show him his true form. Eventually, Krishna obliges, overwhelming Arjuna. It’s like experiencing everything all at once.
When this experience arises naturally, it can be expansive or intense, but doesn’t overshadow. It’s also an opening. When we open to such levels, they remain available thereafter, unlike experiences that come and go.
It would be difficult to list all the ways we might experience everything at once. I’ve talked about the various perspectives of time, an effect of the process of experience. Yet the cosmic is quite a bit more inclusive.
Experiences that come to mind include opening to the time-lines of all souls and thus being able to shuffle through their lives. Experiencing having a cosmic form moving concurrently with your local form, working on the collective. This may be experienced as united or distinct or both. But again, this is an opening that stays open and opens further, rather than an experience that comes and goes.
The devata body is a sub-set of the cosmic body where the intelligence that is giving rise to all forms in all universes, in all time is opening within the cosmic body. The Vedas mention both of these as a style of Mahavakya.
We may also experience the entire cosmic environment that includes all universes. This is not just all of this universe (I am the Universe) but cosmic, all of creation. Aspects of this can open as experienced prior but cosmic is inclusive of being that.
We may notice the cosmic form taking specific forms for that pattern of physical form, such as human, tiger, or rhino. Usually, we seem to experience the cosmic as primarily a human form at first, then become more inclusive.
This inclusiveness is a key feature of the cosmic – it doesn’t exclude any form of expression nor time. Where we become (recognize ourselves as) cosmic in the Self with Self Realization (CC), here we become (not just experience) the body as cosmic.
It is possible to have tastes of the cosmic that come and go or give us insights. But true comprehensiveness requires the Unity platform to become it and sufficient refinement to transcend our universe. Generally, this unfolds for people who have a long history of refinement, even prior to awakening. However, it should become more common as collective consciousness rises.
* the Bhagavad Gita or Song of God is a key section of the Mahabharata or story of Krishna’s life that unfolded a little over 5,000 years ago.