by robert cinque
If you can read and understand this sentence, then you are enlightened. The proof? There is nothing under or before Awareness. Awareness exists prior to “under” and “before”.
You can’t be a little bit pregnant and you can’t be a little bit aware. You are either pregnant or not, aware or not.
What you are aware OF can vary widely. If you are a pickpocket, you see only pockets. If you are a hammer you see only nails.
If you are Awareness you are the Screen on which hammers and nails appear.
Even if you are only aware of nails you are still Aware. I capitalize Awareness because it is what I call God, the Condition of all conditions.
For untold millennia, we have missed this most basic fact: Awareness is Primary. Awareness precedes the content of Awareness.
Consciousness precedes objects. Therefore, Consciousness is primary. Objects are secondary.
“Objects do not have existence. Existence has objects” Rupert Spira
Therefore, Consciousness Itself deserves to be the subject of our scientific investigations, not just objects and the laws governing them.
Objects are like mushrooms that sprout from the much larger condition, the enormous mycelial organism.
Objects are like fruit on the Tree of Awareness.
The importance of this hierarchy cannot be overstated. Without it, we are doomed to Scientific Materialism and Religious Superstition and all the other dreadful swamp creatures of the Separate Self, that infamous ego/object/focus of attention.
When Attention traces Itself back to Awareness, perception and “me” and “you” fade into the background and Awareness shines forth as the Light of Life and Love. That’s right. Awareness is Light and Light is Love. That’s why Awareness equals enlightenment, because Love is the primal Condition. If you are Aware, you are Love.
If that’s not enlightenment, it’s close enough for me.
It IS enlightenment. The reason we miss it is because it is so all pervading, so ordinary. A fish doesn’t notice the ocean either.
When this became clear to me, I still couldn’t accept it. How could I be enlightened? Me? With all my many faults and shortcomings? The junkie on the street is enlightened?
Yes. He just doesn’t know it. Like me, he is fascinated and hypnotized by the shiny trinkets and tacky jewelry of the Separate Self.
The Narrative of the Separate Self is a lot like the medical treatments that are worse than the disease itself. In March of 2019 a story was manufactured about a killer virus that was sweeping the world and killing millions of people. Then came vaccines and masks and lockdowns and social distancing and heart attacks and economic ruin.
Was it the killer virus that caused all the suffering and deaths, or was it the vaccines and lockdowns?
The Black Magicians and Sorcerers who cook up this vile brew and dish it out on the Evening Ooze will tell you that it’s the killer virus. They caused the problem with their false assumption of a killer virus and they have a great alibi. “It wasn’t the vaccines and lockdowns that caused the problem, it was Covid-19. Honest. Trust the science.”
This is what happens when the objects of Awareness dominate and obscure Awareness Itself.
Awareness is not threatened by a virus or anything else. Only the Separate Self is threatened. This is why the Gloomanatti want you divided, stapled, spindled, folded, forgotten and filed away in the basement.
Our so-called faults and shortcomings are artifacts of a false assumption: separation from Love. We are not separate from Love and we are not inside a mind and body, it’s the other way around.
What we call you and me is an object of Existence. It is a feature, a distillation, a condensation, a modulation, a state of Awareness.
It is no more separate from God than a wave is separate from the ocean.
If the wave is not separate from the ocean, then objects and bodies and minds are not separate from the God of Awareness.
All waves are oceanic and all individuals are Divine.
Only God Exists. Only Awareness Exists and all objects and individuals are made from It.
This is the Consciousness Only model of Existence and will soon replace that emaciated prisoner of mind known as Scientific Materialism.
Light and Love is our Nature. It is our essence, our Sacred Property. Every individual must reclaim their Property and cultivate Life there, in the Garden of Delight. We are not orphans born in sin and we are not refugees in our own Land. We are the noble fruits of the Tree of life.
Our Mother is dying and we are killing her with our arrogance and neglect. However, She is Pregnant with our Longing and will soon give Birth to Her Daughter and Mankind will no longer have a Mother, but a Friend and Lover.
Are you ready? Have you prepared a Place in your Heart for Her? We killed Her Mother and now we have to Care for Her Child.
This is the Ordeal of Enlightenment. It’s not all fun and games. How do you support a Child when you’re homeless yourself? When you have to live on the streets and beg for food?
to be continued…