When there is awakeness, why does it appear that others – and all of existence – are awake too?

Why when you’re awake, everyone’s awake too?

I saw this question in the title of a video on YouTube, and I assume the real question is: why does it sometimes appear that way?

Why, when my nature recognizes itself, may it appear as if others and all of existence are awake too?

I haven’t watched the video, but I can imagine some answers.

THE WORLD HAPPENS WITHIN AND AS AWAKE CONSCIOUSNESS

The main one is that, to me, the world is experienced through and as the consciousness I am.

So when this consciousness is awake to itself, it appears that others and the world are awake too. To me, they happen within and as awake consciousness.

That doesn’t mean those consciousnesses are awake to themselves, or that the universe is awake to itself. But a naive (?) mental field may interpret it like that.

OTHERS ARE LIKELY AWAKE SPACE TO THEMSELVES

There is another answer.

When the oneness I am notices itself, it’s natural to assume that others too are consciousness to themselves. Their nature may be the same as mine. Their nature may be awake space that their world, the world as it appears to them, happens within and as.

In that sense, they are awake although not awake to their nature. It’s possible to say that those consciousnesses are awake, although they may not consciously recognize their nature. They may take themselves to fundamentally be an object in the world.

APPEARANCES

These are a couple of ways it may appear that others are awake too, although it is just an appearance.

I assume the interpretation of “they and reality is awake too” happens mostly for a little while after the initial awakening shift, and the mental field then catches up and gets a more nuanced view.

NOTES

(1) In a little more detail: When the consciousness I am notices itself, it’s also clear that everything – the whole world and all beings – to me happens within and as the consciousness I am. It can’t be any other way. It’s all like a dream. To me, the world – waking life, night dreams, and any content of experience – happens within and as the consciousness I am. There is a difference between how it appears to me (all is consciousness) and the nature of reality itself (which I can guess about but cannot know for certain).


INITIAL DRAFT

WHY WHEN YOU’RE AWAKE, EVERYONE’S AWAKE TOO?

I saw this question as the title of a YouTube video. I assume the question is why it may appear that way.

From my own experience, I can find a couple of different answers.

When the consciousness I am notices itself, it’s also clear that everything – the whole world and all beings – to me happens within and as the consciousness I am. It can’t be any other way.

It’s all like a dream. To me, waking life and night dreams and any content of experience happens within and as the consciousness I am.

Here, it’s good to differentiate between how it appears to me (all is consciousness) and the nature of reality itself.

I also see that it’s possible for someone’s mental field to interpret this as “reality IS consciousness” and even “all beings and the universe awakened with me”. It appears that way, so a naive mental field may take it that way.

There is another answer. When the oneness I am notices itself, it’s natural to assume that others too are consciousness to themselves. Their nature may be the same as mine. It doesn’t mean that they are awake to their nature, but it means that they have the same potential and it’s not even necessarily far away. Just a little noticing, and it’s there.

These are a couple of ways it may appear to be the way the question is phrased. It may appear that others are awake too, although that is just an appearance.

The main one is that the world is experienced through and as consciousness awake to itself, so it appears that others and the world are awake too.

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