Day 15 of “A 30 Day Journey into Stillness”
As human beings, we are capable of multiple levels of consciousness and awareness. The following experience highlights the difference between a non-local Awareness and a local awareness:
In the moment of Silence before beginning our Skype–MAP (Mutual Awakening Practice) with one of my San Francisco cohort, I slightly opened my eyes. I could see 2 images on the screen … and for a couple of seconds I experienced not-knowing which one I belonged to.
For a few seconds, this experience of non-local or free-floating Awareness seemed completely normal. I was relaxed and at ease. Shortly afterwards however, … I could feel familiar tendrils of fear pulling at my heart. My breathing became shallower and shorter as “I” — the identified body-mind of this lifetime — became aware that it was no longer “in control.” I quickly experienced falling from the “grace” of non-local Awareness to habitual local awareness. The view and the experience is as different as day is from night.