yet Aware of Wonder and Pure Source Cleansing and Renewal
that Happens during sunrise/Ocean Jacuzzi again this day...
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for another "only Smiled" story
No vague hallucination.
She smiled sweetly, slowly nodded Her head downward,
then slowly back up, then turned back to center,
shimmering for awhile longer.
Slowly, the luminosity faded, and I found myself once again in a 3D room… the mind stopped, intoxicated in Wonder;
the whole of my Being bathed in Bliss.
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August 9 · Edited
One evening, back in '82, my friend Ken and I sat in the living room of some friends', waiting for them to get ready so we could all head out to a movie.
Above the fireplace mantle was a large poster of Lakshmi. And as Ken and I sat quietly, I gazed at the beautiful image. In short order, and without any intention on my part, I felt the onset of “meditation”. By that I mean that my acute sense of locatablility as an object-perceiver-experiencer-person began to dissolve, spontaneously, and the Bliss that had taken up residence in my Heart after nirvikalpa welled up and flooded the Experience of Being; wave upon wave. It all just… happened, unexpectedly.
WIth eyes open, the distinct edges of the objects in my field of vision began to dissolve in an unimaginably beautiful, translucent light; a “sparkling radiance” of sometimes golden, sometimes white illumination. Within this Translucent Dissolution, only Lakshmi remained clear and defined; strikingly so. A twinkling clarity that I would later come to call 6D, as it outshone 3D perception in ways that words simply cannot express. Her jewelry and sari were inexpressibly Radiant and Luminous, and She suddenly stood against a background in which the formerly flat images appeared as dimensional objects in space, and I found myself peering into a very real, and impossibly beautiful world.
After some time, Her jewelry and sari transformed into the most dazzling, brilliantly radiant golden armor, lit from within as if molten; and in that change… she was suddenly Vishnu, crowned with a golden helmet, visible in pristine 6D detail. Then, after some time, Vishnu transformed back into Lakshmi, shimmering in golden jewelry and colors so vibrant, as I'd never seen before. Then… back to Vishnu. Then… back to Lakshmi. Over and over.
I was aware that none of this was "normal", but being so Dissolute and transfixed, could not have shaken myself into "normalcy", even if the desire had arisen.
At one point the image remained as Lakshmi, and to my amazement... She turned her head to face me. Pristine clarity. No vague hallucination. She smiled sweetly, slowly nodded Her head downward, then slowly back up, then turned back to center, shimmering for awhile longer. Slowly, the luminosity faded, and I found myself once again in a 3D room… the mind stopped, intoxicated in Wonder; the whole of my Being bathed in Bliss.
I naturally assumed that all of this had been my own subjective “spiritual” experience.
But as I sat there, Dissolute and awash, unable to speak, Ken turned to me, and asked,
“Did you see that?”
“Did I see what?” I said.
He paused briefly, then continued,
“As we were sitting here, I was looking at the poster of Lakshmi,
and she lit up, turned her head, smiled, and nodded at us.”
What to make of it all?
After all these years, I haven't a clue.
What does this have to do with nonduality?
With “true” nonduality… Everything...
In the world.