|Stages of Dissolution
To die is to retire from this life and to
return to the Source. It is a birth into the Ultimate. In this process the layers
of personality are peeled off, from the periphery to the center, one by one. It is similar
to what happens in meditation. Those who meditate (the right way!), know that to die
and being reborn" is an entirely natural process. While consciously watching, layer
after layer is dropped off, to such an extent, that finally only pure awareness is left.
Dissolving into the Ultimate appears to be identical to Homecoming, the Unity with THAT
which you really are. The layers that are subsequently disappearing are:
1. The first layer: thinking
In the first stage of dying thoughts are
slowing down with or without an initial intensifying. Very often the film of life
- always in reverse direction - appears in front of you. With great clarity and intensity
all memories - from the present to the beginning - reveal themselves for the last time. It
is a sign that consciousness has retired itself from the front lobe of the brain, which is
a matter of a few seconds only. After that few thoughts are left. They are powerless, like
shadows with great space between them.
2. The second layer: emotions
In the general drawback the brain's
emotional and unconscious centers come next. Here also a flare-up may manifest
itself (but not necessarily!). You may become (very) anxious, fearful or agitated by the
feeling of dying. Strong images either ecstatic - celestial music, angels - or horrifying
- rats, and devils - may appear in your mind. Energies from the collective unconsciousness
may come up. It is the stage in which you may try to resist the inevitable. Of course,
trying to stay in tune with the natural process - relaxing, trusting and surrendering - is
the answer here.
3. The third layer: the body
In this stage the body will be dropped off,
which means that it has disappeared as a separate entity". You dont feel
it anymore. The flare-up symptoms could be e.g. deep cold, stiffness or dying of the
flesh". At the same time your awareness has retired itself to the beyond, being
totally free in itself, unhindered by any obstruction". It is similar to the
situation in which somebody is laying in coma. Although totally aware - more aware than
ever before - the control over the body and its functions has been lost. These patients
hear everything you say (through direct awareness), but are unable to communicate. What we
thus dont realize, is that these people are enjoying the first stage of paradise.
4. The fourth layer: identity
Included in the state of total freedom is
the loss of sense of identity. All identification with what you thought you were
- your old identity - has disappeared. There is nothing left of who you were, your
abilities, functions, relationships or worldly situation. You have become pure awareness,
your true Self instead.
At this stage you have left your
bodymind your earthly part - behind
5. The fifth layer: Satori
Very soon the limitations of awareness will
evaporate too. This New Awareness proves to be a timeless and limitless
dimension, a space of great clarity, empty of everything that was there before. It is the
Realization of Unity in which all contradictions have melted into Oneness. It is both cool
and ecstatic, empty and full, serene, peaceful and at the same time" utterly
alive. It is the dimension in which there is only Being.
6. The sixth layer: Transparency
Finally, Satori becomes so transparent,
that it doesnt have any Substance of Its Own" anymore. It is the
Dimension of the Void. No any transcendental quality nor emotion, neither ecstasy, nor joy
is left here. Only an utter serene Nothingness, an Ocean of Eternal Calm is left.
Consciousness has become so subtle, all life has gone out of it". It is the
State of Absolute Peace.
At this stage your spirit has
dissolved into Buddhahood
7. The seventh layer: Full Enlightenment
The transcendental flare-up"
(...) of Being is Enlightenment. It is the triumph of the Divine in its utmost
glory. Being imbued in Eternal Light, THAT which you are, is indescribable".
The entire universe has become One with It. Everything - the bed, the candles, the
curtains, the room, the people, the sky, the clouds - has become part of it, OF YOU. You
are Paradise, including everything else as infinite precious shadows. You have become the
All-embracing One Itself.
At this stage Enlightenment
disappears and becomes reborn in The Great Mother
8. The eighth layer: The Great
Now there is only one step left: that into
the Abyss, the Great Unknown, the Dark Cosmic Womb, a step we will never come to know.
Because Enlightenment disappears and is being reborn in the SELFSAME Eternal Moment. If
someting returns in the SAME Moment, it is as if it had never disappeared. I call this
Ultimate Non-Dimension The Great Mother - called Vacuum by physics.
Stages of Renewal
To be reborn is to emanate from the Womb
and incarnate into a new bodymind. It is a birth into the world. In this process the
layers of personality are rebuilt, from the center to the periphery, one by one. It is
similar to what happens after meditation. Those who meditate (the right way!), know that
to die and being reborn" is an entirely natural process. While consciously
watching, layer after layer is returning, to such an extent, that finally the entire
personality is "reborn". . Birth from the Ultimate appears to be identical to
the process of growth, maturity, decay and death again. The layers that are subsequently
1. The first layer: Full Enlightenment
Mysteriously born out of the
Cosmic Womb..... Enlightenment is your "initial birhtright". Before
birth, every (human) Being is Being imbued in Eternal Light. THAT which you are is
indescribable". The entire universe is (still) One with It. Everything - the
sky, the clouds, the mountains, the oceans, the rivers, the land, people, the animals and
the vegetation the - is part of it, OF YOU. You are Paradise, including
everything else as infinite precious shadows. In this stage the All-embracing One Itself.
At this stage you are an Unborn Buddha
2. The second layer:
"diluted", while "form" - you - becomes visible.Still, the
two are still part of the Divine Void. There is a perfect balance between the two. No any
transcendental quality nor emotion, neither ecstasy, nor joy is present here. You are in
your purst State: an utter serene Nothingness, an Ocean of Eternal Calm. Consciousness is
so subtle, all life is entirely invisble". It is the State of Absolute Peace.
3. The third layer: Satori
Very soon Consciousness is
"moving" toward further manifestation. This Awareness is still timeless
and limitless, a space of great clarity,. At the same time it is organizing energies,
waves and particles around it. While being both cool and ecstatic, empty and full, serene
and peaceful, the first step toward a human Being is manifesting itself. It is the
dimension in which Being and manifestation are still one.
4. The fourth layer: identity
Included in the state of
total freedom is the restoration of identity. This new entity is NOT identical
with your previous personality, though. The latter desintegrated into the Void, and was
broken down to small pieces. On the atomic level the substance remained, but the faculties
of the old mind are all gone. Since identity had been destroyed, memories etc. don't
belong to the previous you, anymore. How can you remember "your" past life?
Well, though the only faculty, that remains always the same: the Divine Spark within
you... What is sees is one of its innumerable contents, all recognized as being
"you". Your actual new you - the ego - is perceived from the first year of your
life onwards, though.
5. The fifth layer: the body
In this stage the body will
be added to your identity, which means that it forms a separate
entity" now. Bodily sensations (reflexes) are making themselves known. You feel
alive, a very primordial phenomenon, indeed. Although being part of the Divine, from where
you came, you still don't realize this. Control over the body and its functions are
instead your primary concern. Babies hear everything you say (through direct awareness),
but are unable to communicate about it. Paradise is still there.
At this stage you have regained your
body, your earthly part
6. The sixth layer: emotions
In the rebirth process the
brain's emotional and unconscious centers come next. You may become (very)
anxious, fearful or agitated by the feeling of this new aspect. Strong energies, all
related to need and survival may overpower you. Trying to resist the inevitable is
useless. Of course, just letting the natural process go, is the only option here.
7. The seventh layer: thinking
In this seventh stage of
incarnation thoughts are slowly emerging. Although you are disposing of an
enormous potentiality, the learning process is by imitation. Associative thinking is
developing with an enormous speed. In fact, what is already there only has to become
activated. In this primordial state connections with the Whole - the Dimension in Which
you are embedded - are easily established. Therefore, the Wisdom of a child and that of an
Enlightened Mind is the same
And this "ad infinitum"
Everything in the Selfsame Eternal Moment
* In dying everybody without any exception will become
* It is the true meaning of "God is love"
* Have no fear: To die is a most natural process in which everything goes by itself
* By unconditional surrender you will facilitate the initial stages
* From the third layer on, nothing can be done anymore:
the Unlimited has taken over
* Everything without exception dies and is reborn
in The Great Mother
There is quite some confusion
about being "reborn". E.g. in the US Christians talk about
"being born again". It suggests a total renewal of their entire Being. In
Reality this isn't the case. What happens is the following. People suffer because of
meaninglessness, a VERY authentic feeling. They subsequently blame their worldly life for
it. The latter often being a real mess, indeed. Then "they hear about Jesus" and
"his promise to redeem them". This promise of "a new life" becomes
irresistable, so, they give their life "into the hands of Jesus". From that
moment on they feel "being born again". With respect, because for many it indeed
means being saved. However, this shift doesn't go very deep. It
is all about changing identification, only. Before your ego identified
itself with material life, after it identifies with "Jesus". Actually, you make
a shift from one set of values to the other. The underlying "you" remains the
same, though: an ego that deep within is still VERY much afraid. Ask "who are you
without Jesus" and the answer will be "nothing". The old fears still appear
to be there. That's why these people cling to their savior with all might. It is the cause
of fanatism and fundamentalism
In this case people also suffer because of meaninglessness,
the same VERY authentic feeling. They subsequently may also blame their worldly life for
it. The latter often being a real mess, indeed. Then "they hear about
meditation" and "the promise to become liberated". This promise of "a
new life" becomes irresistable, so, they go into some kind of practice, realizing
that just changing identification is too superficial. Rather than "buying in to a new
identification" ("a new coat") they long for dropping them all. They know
you have to tackle the problem in its core: the faculty that is responsible for all
identifications: the ego. They feel that you cannot solve a problem by the level from
which it originated (A.Einstein), so their aim is to go beyond. Their longing is to become
their True Authentic Self. The solution is to firstly become the inner observer. From
there an inner distance between your New Self and the ego (thoughts, emotions and desires)
is created. Result: "I am not my ego". This is
authentic spiritual rebirth. Having removed the ego putting it to where it
belongs: from the center to the periphery. Rather than being the boss, it appears to be a
bundle of functions in the service of the Whole. The New Self may subsequently expand.
Eventually becoming the Eternal Light in which the ego completely disappears.
The culmination of it all is going beyond the Eternal Light.
Which always happen suddenly and unforseen. It is the situation in which
not only your ego "dies", but your entire Being is completely eradicated by
Absolute Nothingness (Blackness). Immediately followed by being the Eternal Light. This
Light - which you Are - is All-Inclusive. The whole world appears to be its content: the
grass, the flowers, the trees, the people and the clouds. After that you may become
confronted with the Great Horror ("Underwold"), a transcendental experience
reflecting Cosmic Destruction, as well. Absolute Nothingness, the Eternal Light and the
Great Horror together constitute Threefold or Cosmic
Realization. It is the Ultimate Rebirth, the Highest Possible Attainment.
When being involved in a talk about "rebirth" you better ask
"which rebirth" is meant.....