It’s also to assist you, or anyone else, who has the same experience to go through it. And it’s to help me go through it as well – and keep my sanity!
Writing up my experience on an ongoing basis provides me with the motivation and means to go deeper and deeper, in a consistent, forward pattern. And it;s a natural outgrowth of being on the awareness path.
The fundamental tool I use in this is telling the truth. To you. To myself. Not in everything. I don’t share my personal life. I share my inner life.
Why place the accent on telling the truth? Jesus said why: “The truth shall make you free.”
Speaking absolutely, I’m led to believe that we’re here to learn the truth of ourselves because, when we do, God meets God in a moment of our enlightenment. Knowing the truth – Self-knowledge – plays the ultimate role in all our lives. (1)
“Enlightenment is the purpose of life” was the way the matter occurred to me after watching a tableau of the life journey of an individual soul from God to God in a vision in 1987. (2)
Knowing the absolute truth of who we are is why we’re here.
Not only will the absolute truth set us free absolutely, but the relative truth will set us free relatively.
What does that mean?
The relative truth of an upset will cause the upset to lift. My favorite example is a woman from Newfoundland whom I was counselling in my Sociology days. She boldly advanced in relationship and then as boldly ran away. Approach, avoidance, approach, avoidance.
When she described to me how cold the waters were off Newfoundland and how one could only stay in them for a very short time and then you had to run out, I asked her if that’s how she was in relationship.
She had an Aha! moment that took the problem away. Gone. Dissolved.
The truth had set her free.
I used truth to guide me in my counselling work during my Sociology years. “Did sharing that produce a greater sense of relief? No? Then let’s try again.”
I’d be watching for me and my client to be getting lighter and lighter as the sharing session progressed. If not, again, we weren’t getting at the truth.
Hiding anything brings the experience of tensing up. There are secrets I’m hiding that I actually know I have to keep. Some of them are mind-blowing. I pay a price in surrendering a part of my consciousness; a kind of mental safety-deposit box rented out to someone else.
A part of my consciousness becomes pinned down, committed not to leak or reveal those secrets. Whenever we get near one of them, I tense up.
Tensing up invokes a muscular holding pattern – stored in cellular memory, I imagine – which dampens our awareness. In colloquial language, my hiding is a drag on my consciousness, which I don’t want or need.
The fact that the truth sets one free is the underpinning of the work one does on the awareness path and probably in ascending. The riskier the truth, the more the resulting sense of freedom. The deeper the truth, the deeper the freedom.
In Fifth Dimensionality, we’ll have no secrets at all and total freedom.
(1) The yoga path of jnana or wisdom is based on knowing the truth at deeper and deeper levels, until knowing the One Truth sets us free from individuation. In Jesus’s language, we might say that the Son (Atman) has bent the knee to the Father (Brahman), giving him the kingdom all in all (i.e, surrendering his/her individuation).
(2) See “The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Ch. 13 – Epilogue” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/08/13/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment-ch-13-epilogue/