Wednesday, October 1, 2014
THE ADVENT OF SELF-AWARENESS
In order for awareness to be, there must be distinctions. And thus was the ground laid for the potential of duality For awareness required something to be aware of it. It is aware of itself, of course, but awareness isn't finished. Awareness, by its very nature insists on being shared. Awareness is the sharing. Thus distinction, a "something else" was inevitable
Described as the 2nd person of the trinity by some. The awareness is being aware of itself, after all.
Awareness became aware of its infinite aware self. That awareness gives rise to the mirror image of awareness, like two mirrors facing each other, (but imagine those mirrors reflecting life experience as they reiterate themselves infinitely.)
But wait. Awareness and self-awareness are thus able to share a mutual awareness, which in turn extends into eternity, like a rushing river, cascading through eons and light years.
This mutual awareness is mutuality itself forever multiplying on itself, thus giving birth to endless ways in which mutuality shows up.
Mutuality is the divine gift to creation--endless opportunities to experience mutuality--the sharing.
And what is mutuality, in our human experience? It starts with rapport, then reciprocity, while becoming filled in, so to speak, with understanding, appreciation, recognition, and conjoining.
The conjoining leads to birthing more possibilities of awareness becoming even more aware. The finite provides the possibility of infinite downsizing itself so it can experience the thrill of becoming more and more infinite--(How do you become more infinite?)
Now, bring that awareness down to you, this moment. Be aware that you are being aware. Let the two greet each other. Awareness meets awareness ("How do you do?" we might be tempted to imagine when awareness meets itself, but there is no doing in awareness, tough it is aware of doing. But when there is mutual recognition the joining takes place, and self (as in self-awareness) is born and lives. Each of us is, then, the point of focus that sharing singles out of its infinite self-hood for special recognition and it is that special recognition by self-awareness being aware of itself that is peeking into the finite as you (and me).
In other words, you as a self-aware identity exist because mutual awareness is continually beholding you as part of what it is aware of.
In some other words, you were conceived out of the inherent mutuality of awareness itself and so awareness became aware of you and you, thusly, become self-aware also. It is the two facets of awareness (self-being aware of itself, i.e. self-awareness) being aware of each other that produces you (and me) in this specific set of circumstances in the time/ space continuum.
You are then the particle (or wave--as needed) of delight in the recognition that is being shared by awareness tucked in on itself.
But how did awareness become so individuated that it showed up as you and me--our personalities--all so incredibly diverse, no matter our commitment to conformity.
How about this amazingly large sense of being ourselves, that we become "aware" of when we stop the doing and the thinking, This sense of your very unique and distinguished individuality, yet held in place and time by undifferentiated awareness.
But, can awareness ever end? Whose to say? Is it possible for awareness to be aware of itself ending? And if we are an integral part of awareness itself, as long as we choose awareness, we will never end. After all, awareness is also a choice is it not?
On second thought.....
But that's another story.