you’re IT!

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Without sentience to create space and time, nothing can become or unfold,
and the only thing we can know for sure
– if we’ve looked very closely –
is that we are sentience,
aliveness,
consciousness.

The concept of evolving consciousness is a money-spinning myth.
However, the tools consciousness uses to manifest appearance –
perception, cognition – can evolve
according to Life’s grand designs.

Consciousness needs nothing, for IT is all;
experience is the game IT plays
for no reason whatsoever.

Remember those games we played as kids
where you’d be told: “You’re IT!”?

In the big game of Life
you never stop being IT.

~

‘true Self’ cannot be experienced

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one hears talk of the inexpressible peace of experiencing the ‘true Self’
but how could ‘true Self’ be the object of an experience?

there would have to be a some-thing ‘having’ that experience –
would that be the ‘untrue Self,’ or what?

I found that all experiences of this kind were ‘me’-self
experiencing a subtler, yet still conditioned version of itself

‘true-Self’ is no-thing and experiences no-thing;
It’s this bottom-line awareness,
eternally knowing, awake and alert

inexpressible peace
marks the Presence of the absence
of all versions of ‘me’-self

~

what’s the truth of the now-this-here?

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twinkling flickering stars dance
on the wall of my little sanctuary

it’s easy to understand that they
aren’t ‘real’ stars, for one can also
see the brass candle-holder with its
tiny star-shaped perforations, and
one knows there’s a tea light
burning inside …

it’s less easy to understand
that the stars,
the candle container,
the candle and its flame
are all projections of perception
occurring in exactly the same manner

let’s look

what is actually experienced in this little scenario?
what is experienced before the naming, the describing?
what’s the truth of the now-this-here?

just this:
the eye sees color and it sees shape
the rest is inference and story

but since “eye” and “color” and “shape” are also stories
we need go deeper,
to the source of color and shape recognition:
perception
and then to the source of perception itself:
changeless awareness

and then we need to find out whether
the observed can be split from the observer

can changeless awareness exist aside from
its awareing of … anything?

can anything exist without
changeless awareness awareing it?

~