> > PB:
> > -“At our most fundamental level, I
> > the individual essence/atman retains its
> > uniqueness”.
> > On several occasions I had the experience that,
> > when I am in this place that I call
> > essence” or the place where “I am” and
> > someone else is in that same place of his/her
> > then there seems to be a coincidence of being.
> > Essentially it then feels like being in the
> > place (which it is of course only from
> > directions) and that can bring about the
> > sharing of knowledge and/or experiences.
> PB - In my reading of this, I would say that my
> popping in earlier today, just at the time you
> were posting, is an example of what you say here.
> It's quite validating, imo, as the timing speaks
> so eloquently to the subject matter.
> Nicely put; see also my answer to your former post.
> > this is often labeled as “rare” or
> > “uncommon” it seems to me that this is a
> > normal function on another level of awareness.
> PB Well said. Over the years I've noticed that
> when I get into this "zone", I often immediately
> presume that I am aligned with a different kind of
> cause and effect. It's a wonderful kind of
> certainty, and more often than not the "universe"
> speaks back to me. The message can come from any
> angle, as I bet you would agree.
> Yes, you won your bet!
> > Two (or more) “uniquenesses” melting
> > into one Uniqueness?
> PB - one could say that this description fits
> today's earlier coincidence.
> Yes and in a very elegant way!
> And neither do I. If I were a betting man, I
> would say that you're intuition is most
> likely my Calling.
Yes, that occurred to me too and yet there seems to be a slight difference.
It's rather subtle and I find it hard to put it into the right words.
If I would use the word "Calling" then I would mean: "Me" Calling me.
In your case do you mean: God Calling you? And if so, is this God then outside you; inside you or a part of you (v.v.)? I consider my intuition as one of my human functions on a more inner or higher level. But not (yet?) on a divine level. That state of consciousness (God, Divinity, the Absolute)seems still farther away (higher, more inner). Only if you can truely say: "I am God" then things fall into place. It was my impression, that you make a separation between yourself and the place that the "Calling" is coming from. Maybe this is my mistake?
> Prior to this time I might
> likely have thought that God only speaks to us
> through churches, or similarly holy institutions,
> or only to monks and nuns, and the like.
This reminds me of an Icelandic artist named Sigurdur Gudmundson who was interviewed on Dutch t.v. (somewhere in the 19sixties, having an exhibition in Amsterdam)and because of his work was asked for his vision on God.
His answer being: " My agreement with God is such, that we meet everywhere except in church".
I immediately recognized this as my own vision at that time; that's why it's so easy to remember now and still feel that way after 51 (fifty one) years!
> As far as a common template goes, I wonder if you
> can relate to my feelings in the aftermath of the
Yes I can!
> I definitely got validation, and then
> some, but not in the form I had envisioned going
> into the experience.
> Over the years I've found this to be true, almost
> always if not always.
> > At a very fundamental level I once learned,
> > a series of ayahuasca rituals laying beside a
> > friend who was at that moment already dying
> > cancer: “this is mine and that is yours”.
> > though the example is particular the lesson is
> > very useful in all kinds of “real-life”
> > situations.
> Sorry about your friend, but then again maybe
> that's not the right work relative to this
> experience? It sounds like a transcendent
> sharing? One day, perhaps, I will try ayahuasca.
> Too many fascinating testimonials to ignore. But I
> would want to go on a proper retreat. I'm sure you
> would know of good shamans, eh?
It was a very special situation; it's too long and complicated to get into that here and now. And I'm gonna make some shortcuts now, because slowly slowly this post is getting unreadable I fear!
> What's astonishing, is how the "world" reorganizes
> itself once the decision to follow the "intuitive"
> path is made - would you agree, Naveen?
Yes, it's almost fluently going from one state into another
> It was quite devastating, for someone who had
> presumed that the magic would go on forever. For
> months the "real" world seemed so stale by
> comparison, that I wondered if I would have been
> better off never having gone through this
Yes, I remember and my attitude then developed into: This was a present, a glance to raise my appetite, now it´s time for Work to really assimilate that present.
> For months...Years, ages, outside time finally!