Happiness appears as desire when it is veiled; desire is revealed as happiness when it is fulfilled.

The Resonance of Presence

When you refer to the totality, is this totality private or is it shared?

Hello Rupert, 

You have said that each perception is private, that we only share consciousness. When you refer to the totality, is this totality private or is it shared?

Another question refers to the transmission of presence. In the presence of a self realized teacher, is there a transmission at an energetic level that allows for a release of stuck energies in the student?

With love,

Claudia

 

Dear Claudia, 

Claudia: You have said that each perception is private, that we only share Consciousness. When you refer to the totality, is this totality private or is it shared? 

Rupert: A perception is private and limited. It is known by impersonal, unlimited Consciousness. 

It is not that ‘we’ share Consciousness. Who is the ‘we?’ There are no entities that own or share Consciousness. 

There is Consciousness in which all perceptions appear. ‘Your’ thoughts, ‘my’ thoughts and ‘everybody’s’ thoughts are like brushstrokes in the painting that is, for Consciousness, one painting.

The brush strokes do not know the painting or ‘share’ it. In fact, they are only ‘separate brush strokes’ from the point of view of one of the brush strokes. From the ‘point of view’ of Consciousness there is the totality, one seamless painting, from moment to moment. 

The totality is neither private nor shared. The totality is Awareness. It knows itself alone. All apparent objects of the mind, body and world are permeated by it. 

Claudia: Another question refers to the transmission of Presence. In the presence of a self realized teacher, is there a transmission at an energetic level that allows for a release of stuck energies in the student? 

Rupert: It is not really a transmission. It is more like a resonance. It is like playing an A on a piano and the A string of a violin sitting on a nearby shelf begins to sound. 

It is this resonance of Presence (which seems to be ‘within us’ or ‘within the teacher’) that dissolves all ‘stuck energies’ in due course. 

With love, 

Rupert