Sunday, November 06, 2016

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More, PART SIX

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[You are being given access into the consciousness "in real time" in order to see exactly how the understanding unfolded, step-by-step, as every part of the vision - and The Understanding - eventually became clear. What is being quoted (in green) are the revelations that were emanating from the inner resource - that is, via the pure consciousness ... the inner guru - as the final blockages were falling away and allowing access to that which had always been known, within.] 

Next, it was asked: "So what is the deal with the raven ending and manifesting as a gull" and then "What is the significance of the gull crashing into an eagle and becoming . . . that?" 

It was already understood that the eagle sees far better than humans - that persons look at things every day and do not know that what appears to be seen is not what it appears to be at all while the eagle, by contrast, can see a rabbit from two miles away and knows exactly what it: a "carrier" of the consciousness that is required for the eagle to replenish its ever-coming-and-going quantities of conscious-energy in its body-cum-consciousness, a specialized energy supply which must be constantly replenished through eating (as with all "living things"). 

So the eagle is known for its keen eyesight - its ability to see clearly and to see things that many other creatures miss. It also often symbolizes immortality

Then came this: "Clear seeing now as well as immortal . . . everlasting. Hummm. So what might that mean to the non-dualist? Let's see. Might that symbolize [a] the conscious-energy (which - when unblocked - makes clear seeing / Pure Witnessing possible during the Am-ness) and also [b] the everlasting Awareness (which is not aware of ItSelf prior to consciousness and post-consciousness but can be aware of ItSelf now during the manifestation)? 

"So the eagle must symbolize sharp focus and clear vision and judging properly what it sees (as is the case with the Realized that see things the way they actually are) rather than seeing nothing as it is (as is the case with the non-Realized)." 

Immediately, another flash ... another aha moment: "So non-Realized persons would represent subject-object witnesses while the eagle must represent the 'Pure Witness,' so the True Self during the manifestation of unblocked consciousness is . . . the Pure Witness!" 

Then this came: "No. Wait. Not the 'Pure Witness' but 'Pure Witnessing.' There's nothing personal, so there's no witness or Witness. There's just subject-object witnessing or Pure Witnessing. As with the eagle, that Witnessing happens in a 'keen and clear manner with a sharper focus and more accurate perception that used among the masses.' 

"Therefore, the eagle must represent the Real Self / Pure Witnessing during the manifestation. But Pure Witnessing at some point will end as far as this manifestation is concerned (but where or when)? Wait . . . would that be at the borderline? When the unmanifesting nears that place from which it first began its movement into the realm of the manifested? Triple wow! I knew for some reason that the content of the vision had to be written down as soon as I awoke, but I had no notion about why . . . until now. 

"So the eagle, which often symbolizes immortality, is the essence of both the 'AM-ness' and the 'THAT-ness': prior to manifestation, it is That Awareness which is not aware of, just as is the case post-manifestation. Manifested, that energy evolves / devolves into the consciousness which is soon blocked; that blocked consciousness practices subject-object witnessing as a result of its propensity for conscious-of-ness, which then can - if Realization happens - become aware of Awareness and its Original Nature and the means by which abidance as THAT can happen now! Yes! This is all becoming so freakin' clear!" 

Next, this came: "So the birds are nothing more than versions of the composite unity that persons are, corrupted in the mental state as a result of programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, etc. The body is just an elemental plant food body this is circulating air and that is temporarily-housing the conscious-energy. All nothing more than 'stuff,' temporarily coming together, sure to come apart." 

 Then, "So with these three birds representing different 'bodies' or 'stages,' might they also provide some simpler understanding of the very confusing and convoluted notions about 'the gross, subtle, and causal bodies that Maharaj referenced? Hummm." 

 Now, a pause for you to consider. Are You understanding something about the message being revealed through the symbolism of the three birds which you might not have been aware of before? 

To be continued. 

Please enter into the silence of contemplation. 

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