Can the eyes see themselves…?  Yet seeing (awareness) “sees” (knows) that it sees, sees its own seeing…  This seeing is not of the eyes…

Metaphor, one must be “moved” by words such as these, allow them to carry us past (and prior) to words, past and prior to thought, emotion, memory, imagination…   To here and now, source and destination, where all true seeing (hearing, sensing, feeling) arises and subsides…  So that we may begin to realize that all we see, hear, feel, sense, all experience and apprehension, is our own true self…

What we call waking up is simply an ever dawning discovery and realization of this, and this discovery can only be found through and in relationship…

Awakening only becomes possible as we become human… And we become human when and as we begin to really see that we are sentience aware that it is sentient…   Yet, paradoxically, all of creation awakens in every moment (and movement) of a human awakening…

The living body is animal but life is eternal, expressing in these manifest dimensions we call the world through form, body… Life is prior to and beyond all form… Life becomes human in this awareness that it is life, life in relationship with itself, infinitely greater than body…

Life itself is awakening, unfolding, a movement of silence rather than an object, phenomenal… Yet life is inclusive of everything, loving of body, form, each of us and all sentience, all life forms participant in the body of Christ, this ever unfolding extension or creation of God we sometimes call the universe, without any other…

Child of God, forever transcending body, yet also form, forever becoming ever more beautiful and engaging expressions of form…  In other words God is also body, also form, always extending…

Yet also always beginning, always a beginner…  Every moment, every movement, fresh and new…

A sort of felt sense that has nothing to do with emotion or sensation, though they can be metaphors for what cannot ever be known separate from itself…  The whole of our world and the whole of manifest existence is essentially and most fundamentally an infinite, unendingly intricate, ever extending in every dimension, metaphor… A conversation without any other…

All this more words attempting to point to what cannot be said…  Knowing knows, and knows that it knows… Without any agency at all, knowing (awareness) knows, and is aware that it knows…

Prior to all words, ideas, sense or sensation, is knowing, without object or other…  Still just words, knowing simply is, and knows that it is…  It is what writes these words, it is what hears these words, and it is what understands (groks) these words…

A knowing that is all of us, all of life, and all of the universe…  And, paradoxically, this knowing or awareness that is all of us, all of life and all of the universe is simultaneously knowing it is also uniquely each of us, each aspect of life, and each aspect of the universe…

What some call waking up is this ever deepening and infinitely unfolding realization of being, through, in and as each of us, yet simultaneously knowing itself as all of us, all of life, all sentience and all of existence…

All of us and all aspects of existence unique yet simultaneously the same…  The identity of separation (ego-mind-body) cannot understand or grasp any of this (or any seeming paradox)… We can only become what we always and already are…

Being knows itself, without any need of another, and without any need to grasp…  No collection of thoughts in the beliefs of separation can “do” it… All effort to do merely further reinforces the identity of and belief in separation…

In further words, being is knowing, prior to and beyond all grasping or understanding, yet totally inclusive (knowing, loving, accepting) of all that grasping and understanding seeks and denies…  This is why surrender is such a central part of all deep teachings…

God, or what some call God does not make any of this complicated or hard, we do… And that this is so is neither good nor bad…  It simply is, part of the nature of this (non)journey…

What all beloveds, in their heart of hearts, yearn for most of all is the most simple and obvious thing of all… It is always “hiding” in plain sight, always now, always here, and always and already what we are…

Our attachment to beliefs in identities of separation, to all these illusions we collectively call the world, ourselves, others, things, is all that obscures what is most simple and most obvious…

Yet it is not about “getting rid” of anything or “going beyond” anything… Instead, we are called to “see” and “hear” through all of it, in other words through the world, ourselves, others, and things …

Seeing through in this way is both the embodying and embodiment of creation, an eternal turning toward what cannot be turned away from…

No more spiritual bypassing…

Such a “turning,” slowly and sometimes instantaneously (the sudden and gradual schools of Zen), becomes an ever unfolding dance of transformation of what we have “made” in the beliefs of separation, into this Love that holds and accepts all, even beliefs in separation…

In the light of love darkness never was… Zen’s gateless gate… One might say it is the ever unfolding joining of Creation with itself, what was never apart…

Another paradox…  Our seeing and hearing through all these appearances or projections of separation also begins to “transform” our shared world into greater and greater means of seeing and hearing through it, without object or subject, in more and more incredible, joyful, loving and beautiful ways…

More and more it becomes the means of God to see and hear Herself… Transform in this sense is really just the dissolving away of obscurations, long held and accumulated clouds of belief, in a sense…

Seeing is the light that dissolves the clouds…

In this knowing we are speaking of here, there is no coming, no going, no loss, no gain, no birth, no death, no destruction… And creation becomes what it always has been, without an opposite…

And so amazing, through this knowing or seeingshared with each other, the whole play of coming, going, loss, gain, birth, death, creation, destruction, is transformed into what it has never ceased to be, infinite, incredible, magnificence, creation without opposite, life beyond all these words, grandeur without the slightest impingement of grandiosity…  Simply what is…

Death and darkness were always illusions… Creation, light, love, truth, beauty, life has always been all there is…

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