The What and How of Subtle Perception

I thought it would be useful to clarify the nature of subtle perception. First, what we experience is created in layers as part of the process of experience itself. The very act of experience gives us the world, arising from the subtle to solidity. By this I don’t mean we personally create the world. I mean our essential nature creates our form and our experiences together and simultaneously with all other beings experiencing. And this process happens instantly. Time is an effect of our relationship with the process of experience so is not a limitation. More subtle layers are more … Continue Reading…

Some Influences on Experiences of the Subtle

This came out of correspondence with a friend of mine, seeking understanding of newly flowering experiences after a move. Edited for context. Firstly, the environment. Some places are more “pure” or sattvic than others. This allows for greater clarity in supporting our experience. While not a barrier, things can unfold with greater clarity in a purer environment.  That purity can also vary in different layers of the environment. For example, an ancient holy site may now have difficult energy and be a mess but deeper be quite clear. Or vice versa, etc. Also related, the prominent laws of nature are … Continue Reading…

Lit from Within

An interesting article in a local monthly, Common Ground. About Jacques Lusseyran, a Parisian who lost his sight in a boyhood accident and went on to work in the French resistance, survive a concentration camp, and teach literature in the US. He learned to “see” light again, but not physical light. Rather from an “inner place” that was not localized. The radiance accompanied by joy indicates the koshas, the light of life also known as the celestial. The article doesn’t mention seeing the celestial itself, just the light of it coming through things. Even for the sighted, this can be … Continue Reading…