John here from Redmond, WA just outside of Seattle!
Active dreamer for 20 years now. Loved Andrew’s books Dream Yoga and Dreams of Light. Have had lucid dreams, spiders and snakes dreams, saints and sages dreams and a profound experience of seeing that it ALL is held or enclosed by infinite clear light. Mostly I bumbled into all of this - no serious path other than sincere heart centered meditation and a profound Kundalini period that was enthralling beyond words. The dreaming during that period was like dreams on steroids. Went through a period where lots of white light descended into my body and that was enthralling and blissful but seemed to put me through my first series of “Dark Nights”. (Again, I was like the Fool in all of this and had to learn for myself what was happening).
My question is simple - what is “Reality”? LOL!!! Hahaha!
Can one be fully “awake” at the level of Mind but be asleep in other ways? Is the causal/witness really the only final “Reality”? I ask because I’ve had a lot of unusual “dreams” and met a lot of unusual people. Some say the witness/causal is just one body and that there are many “bodies” - the Truth body, Unconditional Love body, Crystal body, Causal body and many others. Can one awaken at the level of the mind and still be asleep at say the level of Love and feeling?
And…is it true that saints and sages and angels are not “real” and just an illusion? Or it is just our thoughts about such beings that are not “real”?
A friend of mine - renowned sound healer Tom Kenyon was a sincere practicer of Tibetan Yoga then had a profound 20 year period of his life working with the Hathors. (A race of beings from an ascended civilization). He highly resisted them, wrote them off as mere archetypes and/or just the product of an over active psyche. But they persisted in trying to demonstrate to him that they were REAL and indeed they taught him so much about the nature of Reality. Question then is why do so many who have realized “Reality” rarely speak of saints, sages and angels? Because they don’t “see” them or perhaps they discount them?
I know a woman who practiced TM for 20 plus years and spent hours a day in transcendent peace. (She was Maharishi’s right hand “man”). She did not have encounters with saints and sages until she left the TM movement. Then the entire world of what she called “revelation” opened up to her. Decades of transcendent peace and THEN the world of ascended masters opens up to her? Not the other way around?
Machelle Small Wright meditated seriously for 2 years and then found she could communicate with the entire world of Nature. That behind the forms of plants and animals were actual beings who could communicate with us. She has spent the entirety of her adult life teaching how Nature actually works.
Please excuse the rambling nature of my question(s). LOL! Perhaps what I am asking, is the Clear Light Mind simply the witness? Is it Shiva? Can the ego be absorbed into the Clear Light Mind and still not have any understanding of how life/Nature/the Body actually works? Ramana Maharshi seemed completely absorbed in the Infinite - yet seemed to be clueless (and seemed to care less) about the body. (Some have proposed that Ramana Maharshi was following a body-negating path). Can one be absorbed into the Infinite and be clueless about Life on Earth? Can one be informed about Life/Nature/Body and be clueless about one’s Infinite Nature? Can one be at one with Life and at One with one’s True Nature? Both? (Some part of me really wants some sort of Ultimate Wholeness - LOL!).
Amma started to follow the path of Shiva (the witness) but changed her mind and decided to follow the path of the Divine Mother. To her they were different.
My first experience with Clear Light Mind happened unexpectedly while meditating. While meditating, I saw myself blast off from Earth, as if in a rocket ship. As I passed thru the blue haze/atmosphere that surrounds earth, a voice said to me this is the level of “archetypes”. Then I went shooting past planets and moons and stars and comets and infinite black space. Then, as if the universe were all enclosed, I passed through a veil and entered what looked like infinite clear light with no source. Just infinite. While floating in this infinite clear light, a Goddess appears, says her name is Satya (means Truth) and then shows me a tightly closed red rose bud and implores me to “OPEN! OPEN! OPEN!”
That was a decade ago. Seems like “I” have not done a very good job of opening. LOL! Perhaps if I did I would not be here with a bundle of questions. LOL!