Awake to itself as form and ground

 

Two ways of using the phrase awake to itself…..

These are very simple when recognized, and very difficult to talk about.

First, anything happening in experience is already awake to itself as form. Something happens, and it is awake to itself as form where it is.

(Only a trick of the mind makes it appear otherwise. There is a mental image of an observer, usually located in the head area. Another image or story that makes it appear that awareness only belongs to this image of an observer. And yet another image or story of this observer being aware of what is happening in experience. 

Since the observer gestalt is identified with, it is not recognized as form, as content of experience as any other content of experience. The doer and observer gestalts become the eyeball that cannot see itself. And form is not recognized as awareness since awareness is interpreted as belonging only to the observer.)

The other meaning of awake to itself is that what we are can be awake to itself as ground. Identification is released out of the doer and observer gestalts since all is recognized as already awake to itself where it is, since doing and observing is recognized as happening on their own without any doer or observer, and the doer and observer gestalts are recognized as content of experience as any other content of experience. 

When form is not recognized as already awake to itself, what we are is not awake to itself either. Awareness is interpreted to belong to the observer image, and the observer image is not recognized as simply another content of experience. 

And when what we are is awake to itself, form is recognized as already awake to itself. 

There are some practical pointers here:

Aan invitation to explore whatever is happening in the sense fields. How does it appear in each field? What is it made up of in immediate experience? Is it different from awareness itself? Is it awareness itself, temporarily taking a particular form? 

And an invitation to explore the sense of doer and observer. How do each appear in the sense fields? What happens when they are identified with? What happens when they are noticed as content of experience? 

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Initial outline…

  • awake to itself, in two ways
    • all already awake to itself as form 
      • only a trick of the mind that creates the appearance of an observer, someone awake to objects
      • the observer is not recognized as form (identified with) and form is not recognized as awakeness (filtered)
    • what we are awake to itself as ground 

First, anything happening in experience is awake to itself as form, where it is. It is only a trick of the mind that gives the appearance of an observer here awake to something out there.

>> All form is awake to itself where it is without any observer to be found anywhere.
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Something appears in experience and is awake to itself where it is. The mental field creates the appearance of an observer located in the head area, and this is taken as who/what we are. The mental field then  creates the appearance of this observer being awake to something happening out there.

Awakeness is distributed equally throughout the field of experience. A mental field overlay makes it appear that awakeness only belongs to the observer gestalt, awake to form other places in the field of experience. The observer is not recognized as form (as content of experience as all other content of experience), and form is not recognized as awakeness.

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