[First posted 7/12/2010]
While watering the garden during yet another scorcher, Tim had a few words regarding the last post
, and about being Risen and the subject of "non-dualism."
"Hey, August — what's all this piffle about 'lenses being the Risen experience'? It makes it sound like we go around making spectacles of ourselves!"
"Very amusing, Tim. As you often do, you're suggesting in your own witty way that I should lighten up, aren't you? I agree, as I often do with you — all that existential stuff was making me depressed. After I finish watering, and we get back to the house, why don't you elaborate a bit more, and I'll type as you talk."
"Ok, Tim, I'm ready. Take it away."
"Many people still in your terrestrial geography seem so hell-bent (pun intended) on "achieving non-duality" which they then seem to think will bring them to a "state of oneness" and that this is either necessary to happen before, during, or after their transition towards becoming Risen. "Risen" is just another way of saying "awakened." "Oneness" is not something we become, since we already are an integral, inseparable part of everything in creation, and so already are "one." So if you feel you must strive, strive to awaken enough to become aware of your inseparable state. But you don't need to strive.
"Even in the Risen state of awareness, there is still what might be called duality, but without the ego's mind control. Just like in that little animation film you shared earlier, the sense of Oneness is being at rest. But if you want someone to play with, there must be duality. And guess what? Creator Source loves to rest, but it also loves to play.
"The terrestrial ego-mind is the one with the faulty vision and needing glasses! It can only see "this and/or that" — it sets up a dynamic that could be play, but instead is most often a battle of elimination — war games.
"The Risen mind can see "this and all that" — a multiplicity of existences, all simultaneously playing in the same place — not competing for it.
"Duality, and then multiplicity, is a gift, a ways and means to experience something beyond oneness . . . quite clever, isn't it? It allows for Primeval Joy to flow up and out, down and back again, the fountain of life. It moves, it enlivens, invigorates, refreshes, vibrates. This is vibration! "the river of inner sensations flowing within, the eternal dance of the countless vibrations within every atom of the body" as quoted in your previous post."