During the initial awakening in my teens, it was very clear that all is an expression of life. Whatever it is, it’s an expression of life. (I remember even using those words to express it.)
Listening to Adyashanti from his online course last year, I heard him suggest that as an exploration. How is it to see everything as an expression of life?
That’s a good reminder or pointer for me too.
It does seem, as so many say, that during the initial opening or awakening, all is freely given. Then, it fades, and it’s a matter of doing the work to find it here too.
If I clearly saw that all is an expression of life, can I find that now too?
If it was clear that all is consciousness (or awareness, or Spirit, or God), can I find that here and now?
If it was clear that there is no separate “I” here, can I find that here and now?
If it was clear that what’s happening is the absolutely best that can happen, can I find that now?
Can I find it here too, in my current experience, even if the content of my experience now is different from back then? Can I find it, independent of the particulars of my current experience?
This is a step in the direction of “spiritual maturity”, and one step beyond the given ease of the honeymoon.