Beyond Reality - The Limits of Knowing
Also linked to on iai.tv as the arrogance of knowing?
I felt a desire to essay something on 'reality'. Here it is:
At the root of any apparent conflict is a definition out of true.
the term reality is accorded to experience - then any and all
experience on any kind of any 'level' is a facet of all that reality can
be experienced as.
But in order to HAVE an experience, there has to be a definition of oneself in relation to 'something'.
native experience of anything conceivable or imaginable within
awareness, is not in any moment, way, shape or form, different or
separate FROM the awareness OF.
Un-separate or unified experience
is therefore pure or open or innocent experience prior to any action of
self-other differentiation, desire or identification that may arise as
mental overlay or lens of a personal sense of meanings upon the pure
creation that is the rested nature of Mind-Reflection.
crystalizing within the expereince of Otherness or separation - gives
rise to the sense of a world outside what is now being defined and
accepted and therefore experienced as over and against oneself.
every action is equal and opposite reaction in Consciousness, but the
assertion of attempt to coerce or control what is now defined as 'other'
self or otherness of world, reflects back - as every Idea in
consciousness reflects back.
The mind in reaction conditions
itself by its experience as a mapping and meaning structure or model of
reality that substitutes for the direct and spontaneous knowing of
unified experience, apparently usurping functions in consciousness to a
personal achievement, of discovery, and manipulation or control.
losing of conscious awarenes of integral being or embrace within
unified awareness is the shadow cost of the seeming capacity of
independent authorative will, that believes it operates privately upon
life as if from a point outside it. And becomes the basis for the fear
of losing its private sense of life or self and the guilt of living at
the cost of a greater wholeness of shared communication and reflection.
and guilt effectively lock the mind into concrete set patterns of
defence that operates in such a way as to displace and dissociate the
now split and intolerably conflicted consciousness of identity at war
The contraction of fear and the denial of
awareness and communication of guilt render a frozen consciousness in
which eveything is predicated upon the denial of consciousness excepting
the trickle of a personal sense of control amidst the crystalisation of
limitation in reaction, which is fear directed to look away from the
conflict within by projecting its conflict upon the outer of the body,
others, the world, and onto Life Itself or God as a sense of a
rejecting, disconnecting, abandoning or and unsupporting absence. Which
in turn 'justifies' angry and assertive or self-righteous defiance as
well as attempts to validate or atone or regain a sense of meaning that
such identity/experience of Life no longer shares.
of a separative idea or intent inherently shuts off communication and
support and limits or depletes even as it seems to rise to become a
power unto itself. The disntegration of a falsely identified self can
only give way to the true, but while framed in the paradign of
self-assertive power, will not be recognized, or accepted, but seem to
be the proof of power over life in death.
seemingly split mind or self to Consciousness Itself is a matter of
willingness to receive as a result of not identifying in reaction of
What may seem to be loss of self to a serving of
the whole is in fact a willingess to receive the will of the whole as it
resonates and is relevant to the reintegrating and innately joyful or
insired purpose that is within the communioned sense of shared
All abilities developed within the mind within its
adaption to a time-space continuity of unfolding now serve a different
foundation than that of a personal survival amidst fear and guilt
defined conditioning. Giving forth a whole or inspiring quality of being
within the forms of relations in the world draws forth a different
response. Despite all appearances to the contrary, the consciousness
itself is transformed via the re-exposure of denied fear and guilt that
in willingness, are released and replaced with more fluid and open
definitional structure of belief until the flow of creative spontanaity
is balanced as a flow of relational being within the experience of
consciousness within Consciousness. Some differentiation is part of
remaining in the physical focus, but the expansion of that focus as fear
is released and joy embrace reveals ever more of a true reflection of
the reality of who it is you as this unique expression, have in effect
chosen or accepted to be.
The reality of all that is, is infinite
in all and every sense and not just in material/energetic dimension.
Mind is without limit of ANY kind and so what can be known is ONLY of
That and yet as a unique relation of the part and parts in the whole and
the whole in the part/s.
Arriving at the understanding that we
cannot understand reality or totality opens the way to understanding
what we need to understand, when we need to understand it relative to
the movement of being as it resonates and is relevant to the themes that
effect a facet of specific focus, within an All At Once or timeless and
Infinitely expanding totality, for although there is nothing OUTSIDE
existence into which to expand, the fundamental nature of Creation is
open or free BECAUSE there is no limiting factor of otherness and is
therefore free to create along any line of thought by extending through
Idea within itself.
Everything is Consciousness. Belief can align
to share or extend it or imagine itself differentiated. The only
'difference' to true is false, to awareness is forgetting, to life is
death. A false binary operates the foundation of what we define as a
mind-matter split. However the true-awareness-life exists in and of
itself, but the false-forgetting-death depends on choosing NOT to know
by identifying in the belief one knows in place of actual yielding to
the condition of knowing.
Withholding life is not survival, apart
from others, but it can be a framework of a particular kind of
experience in which to clearly know what you are NOT. This then is a
portal to Remembering the reality of what you ARE - which is beyond all
definition as is the reality of everything and everyone. Yet true
alignment or relation to the Infinite identifies you perfectly as
integrally one with and part of all that is.
operates the either/or mentality of self segregating assertion, One may
determine what one feels and believes to be and thus embrace that
experience of reality by so doing, and share that into Consciousness by
living it - but one does not establish reality for anyone else excepting
within one's own virtual personae of them. Mutual agreements seem to
determine reality and find the evidences that serve as validation. But
below the believed experience of self certainties is an Infinitely more
alive nature and condition that forever shifts and changes the very
consciousness with which one sets up such structures.
Good News - although that which attempts to become comfortable within
its own determinations will not see it so. Life is ever anew and ever
renewing and this is also our experience of every moment of our
existence insofar as we do not take Life for granted or become too busy
managing fragmented complexity to notice and feel the wondrous.