Wild wideawakeness isn’t a partial or incremental affair. (Perception is always partial, apperception is holistic.)
Awakening can be a bit like falling through the bottom of a long-drop into an ocean of crystal-clear brilliance.
At some point the long-drop and its contents are seen to be all you thought you were as a separate self – a person with characteristics, a history and a future.
And all of it – all of it – is seen as a wondrous manifestation of Awareness.
Awareness, fundamental and infinitely creative
is the ‘I’ that knows both the long-drop
and the oceanic clarity
[long-drop? This may be a term unique to the lands downunder, where it’s what we call an outdoor pit toilet.]
The apperception that existence is Life’s dream doesn’t occur simply because someone
drops the concept in your brain.
Their words might be pointers for contemplation, but that’s as far as they can reach.
is the completed assembly
of a jigsaw puzzle in local-mind
each piece of the puzzle represents a life question
which has been experientially resolved
the penultimate piece?
no separate entity here, there or anywhere!
and the ultimate piece?
only unknowable knowingness:
formless and timeless
what is Grace?
there is nothing but Grace:
if sitting happens Grace puts butt on the cushion
if writing happens Grace pushes the pen
if anything is apperceived Grace is the giver of the gift
if anyone awakens Grace is the alarm clock
if all this is seen to be true, Grace is the seer
more ‘IT’ musings this morning – such a rich little word!
apperception of IT
cancels the ‘I’
that you took yourself to be
with one small stroke
now that ‘I’ looks like a ‘T’
so, the I and the T come together: IT
and that’s exactly what we be!
this is the meaning of the cross of cruci-fiction:
no further personal fiction
only IT: now, just this, and right here
perception’s toolbox of technologies comes standard
it’s hard-wired into the operating system of human ‘be’-ings
but ‘personal’ applications of those technologies, with the ensuing explanations, meanings and beliefs about objects/events perceived, are wholly acquired
these acquisitions, imports from social consensus via parents, education, church and state, constitute the software called ‘self’
don’t ask me how, but unclouded apperception of this dynamic inserts a terminal virus into the hardware
melt-down is immanent and inescapable
the vast spacious freedom that was never absent for one moment
and you are in awe that such a simple shift
could change everything
yet alter nothing
the grip of the imaginary me-self
is a death-grip
the grip IS the self
when that death-grip relaxed –
relaxed for a millisecond,
just long enough
for a rip in the cocoon to open
there was immediate
of its cause:
the fundamental illusion
in the living of a life
is the unexamined belief
that there is an object
that ‘does’ it …
when there is only a life being lived by Life