Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Stripping to the Bare Essentials
In order to be mySelf I needed to go through the "stripping process." The stripping process involves letting go of false beliefs arising from ancestral, cultural, religious and social indoctrination that keep one in bondage, which is in total opposition to my essence whose nature is Innocence and Freedom.
The actual "stripping" process can either take time or can happen in an instant. However it occurs, it is that moment when I realised that my essence or real Self is empty and void of all concepts, dogmas and doctrines. I have also experienced the Self as the effulgent Light shining in all and knowing that Light is the only Intelligence, Life and Source. There is only one Self and Self is Ultimate Reality.
The first time I experienced myself as Self was after I was hit by a car. I was ten years old at the time. Although my experience of Self was only a fleeting experience, it made me realise that I am everywhere and in all things. The next time I experienced myself as the Light was during meditation. After merging with the Light I was reluctant to return to my human form. There did come a point though after I'd had many experiences of merging with Self when I was "asked" whether I wanted to continue life as this human form or leave. I felt at that time, I wasn't ready as there was a lot I wanted to experience. Speaking of which, I have read many accounts of people who have had near death experiences (NDEs) and have merged with the Light and have been asked whether they wanted to return to the human state or not. It just shows, you don't have to "die" to die. I have to say I have had urges to "leave" but I'm still here. :-)
Back to the stripping process. The first step is realisation of Self. If you choose to continue living in this reality, the next step is reprogramming i.e. living with the awareness that all is Self whether they appear to be humans, animals, plants, pebbles, or whatever. Put another way, the Universe becomes Self-aware and acts accordingly in what could be considered "magical." Living in a Self-aware universe is rather like walking towards a building and the doors, which have sensors, automatically open as soon as they sense someone's presence.
I believe the "stripping process" is not something that can be done on someone's behalf no matter how much you love them. Everyone has to experience the awakening to their Essence for themselves or they can choose not to.
Stripping to the bare essentials is a lot of fun and highly recommended, if you're up for it.
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