What is the basis of this reality? How does it work?
When I’ve “zoomed out” my perspective to see from a broader point of view, it looks like this reality of made of layers. From least dense / most dispersed to most dense and organized. As consciousness, we can view our life through any of these layers of reality.
We can rise, or float to a perspective that feels lighter. We see the details of our life less refined and vivid, but they also feel better somehow. It’s like when you’re imagining a scenario. In your imagination space, things move around easily. They’re fuzzier, easier to play with, easier to feel good about.
Then, when you move out of your imagination space and look into “real” reality, things feel harder to move and more defined. In both these cases, only the lens through which you’re viewing your life is shifting.
All states of reality, from most dispersed to most dense, are Real. They’re all existing at once. It’s your perspective that shifts to experience your life from different view points.
If let’s say, your thinking about having an awkward interaction with somebody and you shudder and think “ick, I definitely don’t want to experience that in real life!”
You did in fact experience that interaction, but from a less dense perspective. It made an impact on you emotionally, but one that could be brushed off more easily.
If we take ‘You’ in that experience and shift your perspective to the more dense layer of reality, ‘You’ would have experienced that awkward interaction in a more physical space. The interaction would have been more defined and solid, containing ‘real’ people and elements of space and time. This too would have caused an emotional reaction, one that might be harder to shake!
So at all times, reality is being experienced as a multitude of layers of density. Depending on where you’re viewing from, the experience seems more light and fuzzy or dense and defined. This of course, is happening on a spectrum or range from light to dense.
I’ve outlined the above to preface this idea of Praising the Mundane. As we reach for and imagine something beautiful in our lives, we float up to the layer where it exists. We experience it first with our lighter perspectives, feeling its ease and beauty.
This is why when we’re in a displeasing situation and we escape into our minds, we imagine the potential of something Better. And in that imagination space, it’s not only better, but it bears that heavenly glow of the lighter layers of reality.
Things always seem better when we imagine them than when they become ‘real’. Another way of saying that is, when we rise to lighter layers of perspective we praise and enjoy what we experience. Then, as we move into denser layers of perspective, some sense of joy or praise dissapates.
It calls forward the question, Is this an inevitable result of the more dense layers of perspective, or is it a practiced response? Furthermore, can we adjust our response to elevate our view of the denser states?
I believe part of what feels so good and heavenly about the lighter layers of perspective is their lack of specificity. There is less detail to have an opinion about. The energy moves about easier, the details you are experiencing can be shifted and adapted more easily.
As we descend into denser reality layers, energy formations move slower. Details are more refined and defined, and so they seem to take longer to change. The ‘magic’ of those lighter layers seems to disappear.
What is that magic? It’s flow, fluidity. Quite literally being in a lighter state of reality. In my mind, if I’m dating Bob and then prefer to date Bill…it’s an easy switch. In the denser perspectives, I would have to go through an Unfolding or Process to switch from Bob to Bill. There would be more to take into account, more to process, more to ‘deal with’.
But the benefits of the denser states are many. We become more differentiated than ever before. The separation between things is so defined. As consciousness, we can truly become an ‘I’ having a full experience. We can become part of the very picture-show we are projecting.
Herein comes the idea of suffering. Suffering is identifying so much with ‘You’ as a You, that you cannot distinguish between your projection and the observer of the projection.
It’s like actors who become fully immersed in their roles. It’s exciting, visceral, dramatic. A rich experience of immersion. But at some point or another, they have to remember who they really are. The bounds of the character their playing will inevitably become to restrictive.
So how do we experience the deliciousness of full immersion without losing that warm glow of light that exists in the less dense layers?
The answer is in Remembering. Associating. Remembering what that experience felt like in your imagination and knowing that This is what it looks like in the denser realms.
It can’t look like it did in your imagination. Because this is what it looks like when it’s made ‘real’. This is the denser expression of that beautiful fantasy. And so we praise it for what we know it is. We praise its more ethereal form and we praise its more dense form, because it’s all the same. All one strand of Thought or Idea, expressing in a variety of densities.
One day, towards the very end of a beautiful relationship I was in, I looked at my partner and thought of how boring he had become. I looked at him and rolled my eyes. He was so blah. After a few moments of looking at him, I began to remember what he looked like when I first met him. I closed my eyes and remembered.
He was all lit up. I remember feeling like someone had turned on a light inside my chest. He was the most beautiful man I’d ever seen. I remember running across the features of his face with my eyes. I felt so thankful then, like I wanted to shout and yell how happy I was.
I opened my eyes and looked at him again. He wasn’t blah or boring at all! He was beautiful again. All lit up. It was like I was seeing him for the first time, again. It wasn’t him that changed at all, it was me all along. The eyes through which I gazed at him had changed. And then, I loved him again.
Love connects the layers of perspective. Love is remembering. Remembering the light that bore that physical manifestation you’re observing. Seeing that light even as you take in the imperfections of physical form.
It is seeing with multiple perspectives at once. With the eye of the divine and the eye of human form. The divine is consciousness that exists in the lightest layers, closest to our base or original formlessness. The human is consciousness that is furthest from formlessness, our more dense perspective.
Can we see with two minds at once? I believe we can. Through remembering. Through love, admiration, and praise.
Two parts of us always exist. The observer that shifts perspective, experiencing different layers of reality, and the personality self that becomes one with the experience being observed.
We can gaze at the view from the top of the mountain and see the outlines of the clouds and trees and all the vivid colors, and at once feel the levity and beauty of what we’re beholding. In the same way, try looking at those mundane details of your life. See them for what they are, not mundane at all. In every detail is Heaven manifest into more pronounced form.
In praising the mundane by remembering its heavenly expressions, we naturally become happier and more in love. There isn’t a sense of disappointment, because we know the truth behind every expression.
So when something becomes boring or difficult, say to yourself, “Help me see its lighter forms. Help me see the light of the divine in this form.” And then relax your gaze and let yourself be carried to truth. Let that Truth express freely, and let the physical world before you become remade.