It seems that when void awakens to itself, allowing identifications to fall away, some things are obvious. First, that all content of awareness is this awake void itself. Then, that any identifications, any beliefs in thoughts, any absorption into the content of thoughts, clouds over this recognition of being awake void and form (and conversely, that void awakening to itself does away with those identifications).
And inherent in both of those, that there is no inherent center anywhere, no inherent I with an Other. It is just this awake void and any forms as the awake void itself… a field with no center, with no I and Other, and still, somehow, temporarily and functionally connected with this human self, who is able to work with any story appropriate to the situation… without taking it as anything more than a tool of temporary and purely practical function, without believing in it, taking it as more than a relative, limited and pragmatic truth, without being absorbed into its content.
This seems to be the basics of a Ground awakening, and from here, the possibilities of elaboration and differentiation in how it is reflected in stories is endless…
And this elaboration can be explored both before and after Ground awakening through different processes of inquiry, such as The Work and the Big Mind process… both of which allows for a much more finely tuned and differentiated expression of the basics insights. After the awakening, this differentiation can be done with great clarity and precision, to the (limited) benefit of others. And before, in a more approximate way, allowing mistaken identities (which they all are) to more easily fall away.
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You write, “After the awakening, this differentiation can be done with great clarity and precision, to the (limited) benefit of others. And before, in a more approximate way, allowing mistaken identities (which they all are) to more easily fall away.”
Perhaps, I see things from the deluded side, looking in, we could say [though that is a problematical way of expressing it, I would concede] having had mystical expenses that melt away and return me to my troubled life, already in progress, as opposed to what you describe.
I value the mystical experiences I’ve had, and would welcome additional “visits,’ as I frame it. But I am not wholly unhappy to have my “life in progress” as my usual experience. My “ground” in the backwords world from yours that I live in.
Since ordinaryness is where I usual am, I am at least there with everyone else, having a close appreciation of others’ challenges while being vaguely aware there is something more real and other. That is, I still live on the farm after having seen Paree.
Are you already, or are you wanting to, live in Paree, full time? Have you left the farm? Isn’t there a loss of contact and empathy that you risk?