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Individuality versus Unity-Consciousness
“I choose to embrace the full diversity within myself—that which spans the full spectrum of experiences from unity-consciousness to individuality.”
within us is an interplay between our experience of individuality—which is focused through our physicality—and the unity-consciousness we experience outside of physical form. The non-physical state of unity is often portrayed as a divine, harmonious utopia and is presented through the unquestioned idea that we should naturally / logically want to leave what we are here (human) in order to be what we are there (spirit). However, the paradox is that to perceive unity-consciousness as superior to individuality, you must be within the polarization of individuality—rather than the inclusive perception of unity-consciousness.
What we as individuals perceive as the quality of unity is not experienced without the relative position / vantage point of our individuality. This means that without the separation of individuality, there is no quality of not being unified against which we can experience the quality of being unified.
To come to know you possess the ability to experience both unity-consciousness and individuality is a part of the process of awakening to the wider nature of consciousness. This ability represents the end of feeling perceptually contained by the experience of individuality. Instead, the experiences of unity-consciousness and individuality become like an internal perceptual staircase that you travel up and down depending on whether you seek a unified or individuated perspective on that which you are perceiving. This staircase of perceptual vantage points creates a fluid experience of self that can bridge the contrasting experiences of separation and unity which are always both present within the human experience.
To release any fears or doubts that becoming embodied was not your choice, recognize that unity-consciousness and individuality are of equal value. To do this, open yourself to the perspective that they are not separate, but two ends of a single pool of consciousness—with both expanding through their relative experience of each other.
feel the unity that exists across our human individuality and know it as a part of you. To become human is not only to become physical—it is a state of consciousness bridging the non-physical and the physical. We are each unified consciousness transforming itself through the creation of our diverse experience of being human.