by Frank M. Wanderer
June 16, 2015
We would, naturally, come up with different answers, but that is not the point; the point is that we are able to answer. But as long as we are able to answer, we remain detached from the higher levels of Consciousness.
How is that possible?
A number of people have experienced those higher levels, and there are thousands of reports about that state of Consciousness. Still, if we penetrate deep into that experience, we find that no higher levels of Consciousness exist, only Consciousness itself.
That Consciousness has only two states that we are able to experience:
It means that we identify with a form
(e. g. our name) that originally did not belong to us (we are all
born without a name), but through identification this specific form
has become a part of our existence.
The Ego therefore rests upon our identification with things that are important for us ego.
If I am able to answer the question,
This state of Consciousness is always restrictive and exclusive.
Identification is always preceded by a process of selection:
We usually choose the forms and shapes that we find beautiful, good and valuable, since these are expected to make us beautiful, good and valuable people.
Selection always comes hand in hand with
anxiety and fear that we may loose what is important for us and,
together with those things, we may loose ourselves.
But now different things are becoming important for us, for instance the extended state of Consciousness or the experience of the astral projection. At that state of Consciousness, we identify with these experiences, these are the factors that are important for us, they provide the identity of our spiritual Ego.
Nothing has really changed, apart from the forms and shapes we identify with.
When we are in that state of Consciousness and we are asked what we find important in life, we are simply unable to answer the question, as everything that we formerly regarded as important vanished together with the Ego.
Still, we sense that we are alive, and
we did not disappear with the Ego.
We are free and independent of the forms and shapes and of the necessity of choosing from them.
All our suffering and problems have vanished, we are surrounded by peace and tranquility.
This is, however, one of the most
wonderful and certainly one of the most important experiences in our
life. It wakes us up, in fact shakes us out of the stupor of
Such moments may therefore appear more and more frequently in our life.
As we are bound to the forms and shapes to a lesser and lesser degree, the periods and intensity of these experiences increases. In the end it will remain the only reality for us.