August 23, 2015 2:57 PM
Feeling the need for a change in venue, I broke camp and headed north. I’m considering heading west to (eventually) the coast and from there heading down the coastal highway as winter comes on, but who knows? Freedom is a wonderful thing.
Above is an image of my new map of consciousness which I’ve put together for the book. These are phases that I’ve gone through over the years in my spiritual quest.
The small text under each phase/level represents what each phase’s primary motivation is—what that level finds (what I found) to be important.
I, the Eternal is the (symbolic) column of Light formed as TaoGodHer “pokes through” the barrier between the unmanifest and the manifest. It’s both a level and the whole individual and is motivated by harmony both within and without (inner and outer peace). All the lower levels are important to me now (and the harmony between them).
I, the Ascetic is what I went through during the recent Mystic’s Journal phase. Surrendering my will and sense of self to TaoGodHer was the key motivator there.
I, the Mystic was what I was going through during the awakening/realization of TaoGodHer and just as importantly, the duplex personality. Communion with TaoGodHer (as in an intimate relationship) was my primary focus.
I, the Witness was that first year or so after my Frog Master awakening. There the key quality and motivation was to remain detached from my thoughts—to remain a witness to them. This is reflected in the “How to Awaken” series of post.
I, the Soul was an instrumental period of my life. By living as a Soul, it encouraged me to take the risks of not only nomadic living, but the “Enlightenment or Bust” attitude. The primary motivation then was how my actions would affect my future lives (ie: I gave up on the goal of enlightenment to focus instead on progressing as far as I could for my next life).
I, the Ego was pre-awakening Wayne. The whole me-story (my past, my roles, my thoughts, …). I use the word “winning” to describe the primary motivation simply because I only wanted to use one word, but this might be more accurately described as “getting my way.” Many psychologists break out this phase into 5-10 levels, but I’m more concerned with the Soul-plus levels, so I just clumped them all into “I, the Ego.”
I, the Mortal is just there (for the book) to help the readers distinguish between egoic desires and instinctual ones. Survival is big here, as is comfort, pain avoidance, reproduction, health, etc.
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