CHEWACLA STATE PARK, AUBURN, AL –One day I hope to write a follow up to Fading Toward Enlightenment and I plan to use this blog as reference for my notes. In line with that, here’s a little bit of what it’s like–so far–to be me.
For months after waking up, there was the feeling of three distinct states of enlightened consciousness: the Passion, the Stillness, and the Oneness. Though I would often “fall out” of these states into “Wayne Wirs” thinking, I would always–naturally–return to one of them.
Gradually–particularly over the last few months–those three states have kind of softened into a Oneness and a Wayneness.
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The Oneness is the center, is the opening, is the Source that everyone who has ever tried to talk about nonduality has had a problem describing. This is always felt as the background of my consciousness–as the me that is always there. It is my center–my being.
In describing the feeling of Oneness though, everything–trees, clouds, sounds, the sky… everything–feels like it “happens” inside of me. It doesn’t even feel like I have an outside.
The Wayneness is a coalescing–a very soft locus of self–a slight “hardening” that interacts with the world. It’s more of a process than a thing. It hardens with problem solving, worrying, and trying. It softens with doing, being, and watching.
The Wayneness is never thought of as me. It is more of a movement within me–like an ocean current in a vast Sea.
Where the Oneness IS the world, the Wayneness LOVES the world.
I hope this makes sense.
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