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Essence And Manifestation
Essence is the totality of who you are - the one - just as it is right here right now. Immutable; changeless; timeless; spaceless; depthless; completely independent of all arisings; block of rocklike solidity; infinite darkness; indescribable - none of these descriptions come anywhere near to what it is like - they fall abysmally short of the mark, and your interpretations of these descriptions does not even come close to these "pointers".
There is no possibility whatsoever of being told of how exquisitely rich this one is, that who you are is. You are going to have to experience this for yourself. You are going to have to travel the "journey of self discovery" yourself.
You can be this essence because who you are is this essence.
It is the "motion of seeing" that is flowing through your very eyes right now.
This "motion of aliveness" is the "central point" of itself - essence - writing itself out into its play of manifestation through the mindbody that you find yourself driving around through, day in and day out.
Of course, this one is all things everywhere. Without it - who you are - there would not be any manifestation. It is the fullness of nothingness that gives life to all.
There is no "gradual" about this essence. It is and it is right here right now.
It is complete - changeless. It is not a growing thing. It is not unfolding. It is finished - it did not begin and nor will it end. It is - isness ising.
There is no "one" in the driver's seat. You cannot compete for that position because it does not exist.
Duality does not exist in this essence.
Everything is this one. All creatures, great and small, are this one. All humans are this one. Not only it is who you are, it is also who everyone is.
Manifestation is the ground of duality. It is where polar opposites play themselves out, where variance has such "scope," variation.
Manifestation was born and it will die. Accordingly, all things within manifestation - all minds, all bodies, all sensations, all emotions, all "heavens and hells", all visions, all feelings, all "toys", all arisings, all subtleties, all grossness, all creations, all worlds, all celestial beings, all human beings, all "shmee" beings, - will die. They were born, they live for a time and they die.
Your mindbody - this vehicle that you drive around through - is a part of manifestation. It is an arising that was born and will die. It is not who you are
Until you come to realize who you already are you are going to believe yourself to be who you think you are which is just a part of manifestation - not who you are.
Who you are is the essence that is flowing through and sustaining this manifest existence - this is who you are.
You are not your mind even though you cannot conceive of how you could not be your mind. You may well believe that you are not your mind because of concepts that you have come across about how you are not your mind. But these concepts have not relieved you of the bondage, entrapment, estrangement and imprisonment of this mind that you take to be your "guiding light" in life. This mind is part of manifestation. Who you are is not.
Concepts are of this mind - manifestation - and cannot deliver you of who you are, which is beyond not only of this mind but beyond all manifestation - beyond beyondness.
Manifestation is the playground of love.
Love coming to know itself from within its own dance.
About the Author: Elysha, a Heart Master who awoke as the heart on the 8th May 1992 in Wellington, New Zealand, currently spends most of His time at The Elysium Ashram in Patea in the North Island of New Zealand. http://www.elysha.org http://www.tran7.com/Elysha/elyshavids.html