Healing and awakening: more ordinary, and more ourselves

 

Over time, with both healing and awakening, we tend to become more ordinary and more ourselves. 

In what ways do we become more ordinary

As we heal as human beings, we tend to feel more ordinary and we have less of a need to appear special. We recognize the fuller range of human qualities in ourselves and others, and we are more OK with it. 

As there is an awakening, what we are recognizes itself as all there is (we can call this consciousness). It recognizes itself over there as itself, and although it’s amazing and extraordinary it also becomes ordinary after a while.  

At the same time, we tend to become more ourselves

As we heal, we are more familiar with the different parts of ourselves and more comfortable with them. We are freer to be who we are in a relaxed way. (And with an eye on what’s appropriate in the situation, what’s kind and wise.) This means that although we may feel ordinary in our own experience, we may or may not be seen as ordinary by others. 

As we awaken, we know ourselves as what we are, as what the content of our experience happens within and as (aka consciousness). As what we are, we notice we are inevitably ourselves. 

So we feel more ordinary and have less need to appear special. We are more at home in our own skin so we can be more ourselves. We recognize all as ordinary (and amazing) expressions of the divine, and we recognize that as what we are we are always ourselves.

And in the middle of the ordinariness and being more ourselves, there are, of course, actual differences in a conventional sense. 

So, in real life, we are aware of both what’s shared and what’s different about ourselves. We recognize all in us as universally human. We recognize all – everyone and the world – as the divine. We recognize our unique human strengths and weaknesses. We recognize that consciousness hasn’t woken up to itself in all human beings. And yet, the differences happens within and as the universal. And, to the extent we are clear, no value judgment about it is taken as real, inherent, or final. It’s all part of the play of life or the divine. 

There is a lot more to be said about this. 

For instance, early on in the healing or awakening processes, we may feel more special for a while. We use what’s discovered to feed our need to be special, OK, and good enough. And if the healing and clarification continues, that tends to fall away. We tend to find the relief in being ordinary and ourselves as we are, and even the amazing beauty of it. 

Although there is a sameness in all of it, the differences are innumerable. We are different in development in many areas of life. We have different levels of healing and maturing in different areas of life. Most of us are free from one set of thoughts and still get caught in some other thoughts (involuntarily identified with). Each species experience the world in a quite different way from other species. And so on. 

Why do we feel more ordinary as we heal more? As said above “We recognize the fuller range of human qualities in ourselves and others, and we are more OK with it”. We see ourselves in others, and others in ourselves. The whole world becomes a mirror for us in this sense. We see a characteristic out there in the world, and recognize it here, and the other way around. And we are more OK with it. We are able to relate to it in ourselves and others more intentionally, and perhaps with more clarity, kindness, and even wisdom. (We are OK with whatever is here, in us and others, being here as it is. And that doesn’t mean we always act on what’s in us, or allow others to get away with acting on whatever.) 

Why did I write “amazing and extraordinary“? When what we are recognizes itself as all there is, there seems to be an ongoing and always new sense of amazement. Everything is ordinary in the sense that everything is consciousness (or Spirit). And everything is also experienced as amazing and astonishing. It’s amazing that something, anything, is at all. It’s amazing it’s Spirit. It’s amazing it’s in the form it is. 

And as I often write, the most accurate way I have found to talk about what we are is to say that we are that which experience happens within and as. It can be called consciousness, or even Spirit or the divine, and that can be useful but it also can make it sound more solid or substantial than it is, and it can make use feel we get it even if we just get the words and don’t notice it in the moment.

When what we are notices itself, no interpretation is needed. Although curious minds will interpret. We can interpret it in a psychological way, assuming that we – as consciousness – operate within a physical human being in a physical world and that the experience of all as consciousness is a projection. Or we can interpret it as they tend to do in spiritual traditions, and assume that everything – the physical world and so on – is consciousness and something we can rightfully call the divine, Spirit, God, or Brahman.

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Notes….

  • Healing and awakening: more ordinary, and more ourselves
    • ordinary
    • what’s special
    • ourselves
    • ….

Notes…..

  • Healing and awakening: more ordinary, and more ourselves
    • more clarity, see all is the divine, oneness
    • more healed, less emotional need to be different, better etc. 
    • at the same time, more free to be oneself 
    • (although earlier in the process, may feel more special, it feeds into the need of being special) 
    • ….

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Over time, with both healing and awakening, we tend to become more ordinary and more ourselves. 

In what ways do we become more ordinary? 

As we heal as human beings, we tend to feel more ordinary and we have less of a need to appear special. We recognize the fuller range of human qualities in ourselves and others, and we are more OK with it. 

As there is an awakening, what we are recognizes itself as all there is (we can call this consciousness). It recognizes itself over there as itself, and although it’s amazing and extraordinary it also becomes ordinary after a while.  

At the same time, we tend to become more ourselves. 

As we heal, we are more familiar with the different parts of ourselves and more comfortable with them. We are freer to be who we are in a relaxed way. (And with an eye on what’s appropriate in the situation, what’s kind and wise.) This means that although we may feel ordinary in our own experience, we may or may not be seen as ordinary by others. 

As we awaken, we know ourselves as what we are, as what the content of our experience happens within and as (aka consciousness). As what we are, we notice we are inevitably ourselves. 

So we feel more ordinary and have less need to appear special. We are more at home in our own skin so we can be more ourselves. We recognize all as ordinary (and amazing) expressions of the divine, and we recognize that as what we are we are always ourselves.

There is a lot more to be said about this. 

For instance, early on in the healing or awakening processes, we may feel more special for a while. We use what’s discovered to feed our need to be special, OK, and good enough. And if the healing and clarification continues, that tends to fall away. We tend to find the relief in being ordinary and ourselves as we are, and even the amazing beauty of it. 

More accurately, we are aware of both what’s shared and what’s different about ourselves. We recognize all in us as universally human. We recognize all – everyone and the world – as the divine. We recognize our unique human strengths and weaknesses. We recognize that consciousness hasn’t woken up to itself in all human beings. And yet, the differences happens within and as the universal. And, to the extent we are clear, no value judgment about it is taken as real, inherent, or final. It’s all part of the play of life or the divine. 



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As we heal as human beings, we tend to know from ourselves what we see in others (and the world) and the other way around. It’s out there and it’s here, and that’s OK. We are more relaxed about it.

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As we heal as human beings, several things happen that tends to make us more ordinary. We feel less of a need to be special or better or worse than others, and we are less afraid of the same. We tend to recognize the full range of our human qualities in ourselves and others and be more OK with them. We are more familiar and comfortable with the fullness of our humanity. We certainly feel more ordinary, and we may also appear more ordinary to others.

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I realize this is written in a more abstract form, so how do I experience it? I am still very much in the middle of the process of healing and clarification, and I assume it’s that way for just about everyone. It’s an ongoing process. So from here…. 

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As we awaken, Spirit recognizes itself as all there is – including all these beings where Spirit locally sometimes takes itself to be separate. All is Spirit and Spirit recognizing itself as all there is eventually becomes ordinary. 

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As we heal as human beings, several things happen that tends to make us more ordinary. We feel less of a need to be special or better or worse than others, and we are less afraid of the same. We tend to recognize the full range of our human qualities in ourselves and others and be more OK with them. We are more familiar and comfortable with the fullness of our humanity. We certainly feel more ordinary, and we may also appear more ordinary to others. 

As we awaken, Spirit (consciousness) recognizes itself as all there is – including all these beings where Spirit locally sometimes takes itself to be separate. All is Spirit, and although this may seem special at first it eventually becomes ordinary. Spirit recognized itself as Spirit over there, which is fresh, new, and amazing, and also ordinary. 

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As we awaken, we know ourselves as what we are, as what the content of our experience happens within and as. As what we may call consciousness (aka Spirit, the divine). As what we are, we notice we are inevitably ourselves. 

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As what we are recognizes itself, it recognizes itself as all there is. It’s all itself here and over there. It’s all 

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As what we are recognizes itself, it recognizes itself as all there is. It’s all the divine. It’s all ordinarily (and extraordinarily) the divine. 

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Over time, with both healing and awakening, we tend to become more ordinary and more ourselves. 

As we heal as human beings, a few things tend to happen. One is that we recognize in ourselves what we see in others and the world, and the other way around. The other is that we are more at peace with it. The sense of separation and wrongness are both diminished and replaced with recognition, empathy, and understanding. 

This helps us relate to what’s here in us and out there in the world more intentionally, with less reactivity, and with more discernment, kindness, and perhaps even wisdom. 

Over time, with both healing and awakening, we tend to become more ordinary and more ourselves. 


Notes…..

  • Healing and awakening: more ordinary, and more ourselves
    • more clarity, see all is the divine, oneness
    • more healed, less emotional need to be different, better etc. 
    • at the same time, more free to be oneself 

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