Awake to Self
Awakening to self By Franklyn Birbal
Awakening can be said to be the great undoing, the path of awakening means in fact the dissolution of the ego. The (I) ego is the chief barrier to the full experience of reality, it is the you that you think you are.
It is a total given experience and is also completely normal as there is nothing wrong with the ego experience. What is, is here now, living this. Is it this? The mystery is both transpersonal and personal, it is intimately involved and wholly unconcerned, the universe is your being, you are that.
Self gives rise to all, you’re your true unfathomable origin, yet its knows itself in each and every moment. There is the apparent mystery that nobody is aware of because most are playing the game of being a somebody.
When you awaken it is awakeness that sees this. The experience of being a person, with a history is a totally given experience, you are asleep to your true nature. It’s is awakeness that chooses to go to sleep within the experience of I and individuality, the experience of separation. So it is awakeness that chooses to wake up, and this is what most spiritual seekers are experiencing, the movement of awakening is already awake in them, they are seeking something that they think they have lost.
Or the feeling is that something is missing and that is the experience or the realization of their true nature. Such a movement can not happen for me until the seeker is ready, the spiritual seeker is ripe enough for awakening to take place, for some rare souls awakening is immediate and they fall straight into a deeper realization, a full awakening.
For the most of us, it is a little more gradual and that form awakening is becoming less of a rare occurrence. Should you be graced with awakening it starts with the loss of the (I) veil, the initial awakening which happens through the heart, which all awakening appear to do. In it’s core the ego is extinguished. This can bring a tremendous amount of upheaval as the core of any event has no one there, this is the experience of this stage of awakening. When one is ripe it becomes possible over time to move this veil. Revealing a glimpse of one's essential nature through the core. Space emerges, emptiness emerges, and that person is in essence awake, despite of all the left over conditioning. That awakening can deepen still further into a much more embodied experience of emptiness, moving beyond the veil of the personal to the beginning of liberation. In Liberation the sense of the personal is gone.
The great no one, knows and sees and experiences that there is now no person there, everything becomes empty and everything that happens is simply arising in this emptiness. And despite of the reality that few have reached beyond the beginning of liberation, liberation has not yet reached fullness. As the great nothing deepens the emptiness realizes itself and becomes full completely shifting its experience of reality again. Now everything is seen as self, you are all that is, every where you look it’s is the real self looking back at you.
You have returned home to the reality of who you are and is now presents in the life; its is the aliveness living itself, tasting of its self in all things, it is empty and full, self realization.
Franklyn Birbal MIPTI Awakened Teacher and Healer
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