FIRST STAGE: Experiencing True Reality
That happens when the mind stops interfering with reality. It stops talking to you. This is the time you can see the fish in the pond. You are not thinking about yesterday’s dinner party nor are you considering what to buy with tomorrow’s paycheck. You are just in the moment, without judgment. You are experiencing, observing, sensing and appreciating. You are now fully present.
When you realize that you are not alone…. When then ‘us vs. them’ concept loses its relevance…. When you feel a deep connectedness and sympathy not just for that adorable baby, but for to the lady in front of the line in Starbucks who either has lost her wallet or simply can’t find it and she has holding up the line, at least for already 10 minutes…. that sums up what ‘connectedness’ means.
You are compassionate with planet, plants and all fellow human beings.
THIRD STAGE: Experiencing Oneness
Aha. When you get it. When you realize that you yourself are no different than any other part of the cosmos ‘out there’. When you are the fish and the lady in front of that line. You are one. This sense of oneness sparks the Divine. It is Divine.
(PS if you read this far, I might as well take the opportunity to join ‘We Are One World Healing’ (see links on top banner), our monthly meditation group whereby many of us send distant Reiki to all and where the rest of us visualizes and purposefully experiences oneness.)