MY RECENT EXPERIENCE OF MY BELOVED KATIE’S DEATH MADE CRYSTAL CLEAR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE BODY: I CERTAINLY AM NOT THE BODY, BUT I AS CONSCIOUSNESS AM CLEARLY AWARE OF ALL ASPECTS OF MY OWN AWARENESS, BOTH OF BODY AND AWARENESS OF THE WORLD.
It is essential to closely observe the death of someone you love in order to correctly understand your own nature and your own life. Correctly observed, the experience allows you to grasp all at once the totality of your field of awareness, including awareness of everything within the body, including one’s sense of presence, internal energies, internal organs, your breathing, and at the same time, you can be aware of the totality of the manifest world arising simultaneously in the waking state. That is, the totality can be experienced as a totality, including the arising awareness that you are aware of consciousness as a single, continuous totality (Manifest Consciousness), but also aware that consciousness has not captured YOU. YOU, as witness, stand apart, a witness of oneness, the totality, yet apart from it.
Those spiritual paths that raise the body to a divine level, who worship it as a fount of truth and divinity, totally mis the point of the temporality of the body, and the temporality of consciousness too, which usually is snuffed out even before the body dies. From nothingness we come and to nothingness we go. To live life fully, grabbing all it has to offer in terms of pleasures, pains, excesses, bliss, and energies, misses entirely the lesson taught but not grasped: We come from nothingness and return to emptiness without a trace left.
We have to opportunity to discover one’s self as the root of awareness which sprouts into a seed of consciousness which begets the tree of consciousness.
It is not to ignore our bodies, but to be entirely aware of both awareness itself, and the totality of consciousness. Just being aware of our bodies and the divinity arising therein, blinds us to its limited nature, and how we need tp grasp the totality of our lives in one fell swoop to obtain the highest understanding, the ultimate understanding.