Everything is valid only in context. Anyone vague about spiritual answers – hasn’t got a clue about the questions, has no idea what anything MEANS, or is trying to sell you something.. Answers to all, your questions are here, right in front of you, if you dare to look.
So.. THE CONTEXT.
Look at this often cited by spiritualists.. ‘All is Illusion’.
…feel the chair cushioning your ass.. the chair has a physical form, as I have a physical body. No one claims the chair isn’t really there.. Why then can it be called an illusion? Because…. PERCEPTION of it will vary from an organism to an organism.. dogs don’t seem to have colour vision, so will perceive the chair differently, while your sense of smell will make the dog think you are a retard. Look down at an ant in the grass, blissfully going on about its business.. It has no idea you are looking down at it, because its PERSPECTIVE (point of view) is limited. Which limits its perception too.
Objective reality is dictated by subjective perceptions – yours, mine, dog, worm, tree, fish… in case of humans it will also be – subjective MENTAL perceptions in the form of thoughts. The emphasis is on the word ‘Objective’ , NOT on the word ‘reality’. Physical reality exists. Objective physical reality – does not. Get it?
REALITY does exist. OBJECTIVE reality doesn’t exist.. People take this statement as a non existence of physical form all together.. Confusing, huh.. which must mean that there is some miraculous supernatural force in place. So they instantly begin to look up to the sky for the external. Can you see the trap immediately created by No Context and taking everything literally?
Now, look at the word ‘illusion’ in its HUMAN world context, as in human life on this earth. The fairytales that people unconsioucly believe about themselves, about who they are, who everybody else around them is.. ever looked at another and had this feeling they are doing so much ‘better’ than you.. ever made those comparisons while checking out others on Facebook? Thankfully, I don’t have an account, never did and never will. Go back into that and remember that feeling again.. as if you are an impostor in this life? Everyone is doing better than me, she is more clever, pretty, happy, he has a nice family blah blah… Guess what… people are looking at you and thinking the same.
Life is one massive FACEBOOK. What’s there not to call an illusion? It does NOT exist outside your cranium. All bullshit, coming from the fact that you haven’t got a clue who you are, behind the facade. There are thousands of ghosts populating your head – past relationships, failed jobs, relatives that weilded power over you, concepts of philosophy, history, art, science; they all shape us into someting alien to our own essence. YOUR OWN. Distinctly different from that of others. Your essence translated into human world may be logic, or artistically creative, or a human calculator, or a beautiful voice, or a heart for kids, or legs for running, or a jungle adventurer. The rest are – what you are NOT, the externals… An illusion.
Another favourite, ‘Life is a Dream’… what’s there to say.. if you live someone else’s (your imaginary ‘you’) life – you are dreaming. So… still think you are a mother, a writer, a friend, a husband, a wine lover, a buglar, a brother, a .. whatever? ANY OF THOSE can disappear any second. What’s LEFT?
When Realisation hits you, you UNDERSTAND the layers of every meaning, from those shallow ones you touched upon before from your limited perspective, to the sharp view of what is – infinitely greater, there is no end to it, it will keep rolling. There is NO LIMIT to Consciousness, YOUR Consciousness.
Don’t equate Spiritual Awakening with metaphysics or mystical experiences, though they will play a part.. Spiritual is about breaking yourself down to basics and getting to that real thing – the truth of your OWN essence. Call it Spirit if you like. Will hurt like hell, will destroy everything you hate AND everything you love. EVERYTHING YOU LOVE TOO!! Make no mistake about it, this one will be the hardest of all.