Exploring Awareness and Unity: A Journey Beyond Self
Have you ever felt like you’re just a point in space, with thoughts and tasks buzzing around you like bees? That’s where many of us start our journey, identified with our bodies, minds, or even deeper aspects of ourselves. But there’s more to us than meets the eye.
Bentinho guides us through this journey. Imagine peeling an onion. At each layer, you find another version of yourself — subtler, less tangible. We often cling to these layers, thinking they define us. But as we breathe deeply and let go, we begin to sense a purer form of consciousness.
This consciousness is hard to describe. It’s beyond time, space, and form. It’s like a vast, blue sky — clear, pristine, and boundless. As we shed our layers, this awareness becomes more evident, more direct. It’s a process Ben calls “purification” or “subtification,” where we become more subtle, more attuned to the essence of our being.
But here’s where it gets interesting. As we delve deeper, we hit a point of Oneness. It’s like reaching the bottom of a lake. You’re no longer just a drop; you’re the entire body of water. This Oneness isn’t about experiencing everything in the universe. It’s a direct, intuitive feeling of being — pure, undisturbed awareness.
Yet, even in this state of Oneness, there’s a distinction. We’re observing this pure awareness, which means we’re still separate from it. This is where the final leap occurs — letting go of even this purest form of consciousness. What remains is indescribable: not nothing, not everything, but beyond all concepts.
Ben’s teachings echo the essence of spiritual wisdom across cultures. For instance, the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 13:12, “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” This verse resonates with the idea of moving beyond limited perception to a fuller understanding of our true nature.
“True freedom lies in the journey from awareness to unity, where we realize our inseparable connection with the essence of all existence.”