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Far be it from me to tell you how the Mind of the Universe works but let me attempt to share the reason for Cosmic spiritual awakening by way of human experience.
Imagine you are lonely. Imagine that you had nothing to do, and you had all eternity in which to do it. You are bored and there is nothing and no one to relate too. Even so, who you are is Infinite Unconditional Love.
What would you do?
To KNOW yourself as Love, you would have to create something other than Love. You as the NO-THING-NESS, the void, the before the beginning would have to create something. You as the eternal One would have to become at least two.
The One would become two but would still be the One. The foundational reality of Oneness would not change. So began Creation. This happened around fourteen and a half billion years ago, according to modern science.
So from the dawn of Creation throughout time you as Infinite Love create forms. These are the forms through which you awaken as the One Life and One Love that allows you to KNOW who you are as Eternal Life and Love.
Even though you create forms that look separate, you are still the only Mind in the Created Universe. You are the Source that dances all that exists. You create the illusion of separation. In Hindu philosophy, they call this illusion Maya.
Yet within the experience of being human, there is the feeling of being separate. Most everyone feels this separation to be real. This feeling of being separate is needed. Without the feeling of separation, you cannot KNOW what it is to be Love. Separation is the feeling other than Love.
When I write about Love, this is Love as Being who you are and not something you engage in with another.
This feeling of separation from Love is what the term “original sin” really means. It’s not a punishment. It’s a necessary part of Cosmic unfolding.
While the feeling of personal separation from Cosmic Love feels very real, all mystics recognize this as an illusion. This recognition happens when one awakens. This does not mean that the feeling of being separate goes away. It only goes away when you are living in the awakened state.
There is a paradox to be KNOWN.
While the feeling of personal separateness goes away, it does not go away. You are both someone (personal and separate) and no one (Universal) at the same time. This is what the Master Jesus meant when he said, “I and the Father are one.”
When you are in the awakened state, you KNOW and live this paradox. This is not a state that can be known via the intellect or the personal overthinking mind. It is beyond anything you can ever think about.
Integrating the experience of spiritual awakening is the long and challenging journey into what the writer Marianne Williamson refers to as The Return to Love – Reflections on A Course in Miracles.