Some states of consciousness highlight an aspect of reality. For instance, a state may turn the volume of bliss, love, oneness or selflessness up so it’s unmissable. States can also highlight and turn the volume up on aspects of delusion, such as suffering, or even how suffering is created.
Combined with curiosity, this turned up volume of an aspect of reality can give insights.
And the invitation is to take these insights as a question and starting point for inquiry in any state, and through changing states.
Here are some examples:
There is a state of bliss. An insight that consciousness is bliss, it’s inherent in reality. And an invitation to find this in any state of consciousness, including those that at first look anything but blissful.
There is a state of love. An insight that consciousness is love too. And an invitation to find love through other states, including those that do not appear particularly love-filled from a conventional view.
There is a state of oneness. An insight that reality is one, always. And an invitation to notice this oneness, perhaps especially when mind makes reality not appear one.
There is a state of selflessness. An insight that there is no I here. And again an invitation to notice this through changing states and experiences.
There is a state where the dynamics of identification, delusion and suffering is particularly clear. There is an insight into these dynamics. And an invitation to recognize this as it happens through the changing states and experiences.
These states of consciousness are a gift in that they highlight aspects of reality. They offer insight. And this insight is then an invitation for inquiry through the changing states and content of experience. It’s a starting point for inquiry, and this inquiry may lead to further insights.
– states, experiences – give insight, take into any state, notice aspects of reality through states (selflessness, all spirit etc.)
– examples of states: bliss, love, oneness, selflessness, dynamics of identification