Meditation, introspection, out of body/phasing experiences, lucid dreaming,
remote viewing and other modes of spiritual exploration enables one to
be more awake.
The word Buddha means I am awake
The last words of Jesus before his arrest in the garden were also Stay Awake (Matthew 26:38)
To be awake is to be fully conscious and fully aware
When one is more awake, one's sense of identity and perception of reality
becomes more elusive, and morphs from experience to experience until
the realisation is reached:
that self is the "I am" self awareness and creative intellligence with no fixed definition.
Identity is temporal, and only relative to the reality frame and personality construct being experienced.
Who I am?
What is reality?
What is the meaning of life?
One's perception of reality and the universe becomes more of an abstraction;
ideas upon ideas, their relationships to each other and their contextual meaning.
Value systems, morality, belief systems and corresponding emotional responses also is questionable.
Are there any absolutes?
Or is everything a matter of perspective?
The analogy of Source/God as being one consciousness server, partitioned into many operating systems, running many
virtual multi-player simulation games becomes more credible:
Source is the player, role-playing all the characters.
Each character is preset (personality construct), cultural programming sets the themes and most players are on auto-pilot -
repeating the thought patterns of cultural/belief programming.
Each player experiences their own perspective, subjective reality, perceptual illusion,
seemingly real by the engagement of your virtual senses.
When a player becomes aware that reality is not what it seems to be
and starts to question the nature of self and reality, the character becomes
more self aware and breaks away from the programming constraints/rule sets.
The player and the character start to merge, and more information becomes available.
The more self aware player through the characters in the game will shift the reality
and diminish governMENTAL control structures.
Subsequently more players will be released from the hypnosis of dogmatic belief systems.
Reality, characters are organised by idea relationships
similar to main directory, sub directories and filing systems.
Access different characters and virtual simulation games by intent,
or design/imagine your own.
You are the programmer, both the dreamer and the dream are caught up
in the drama, story-telling of the moment Toward a Unified Metaphysical Understanding: Computational Metaphysics and Vedic Metaphysicshttp://www.newciv.org/nl/newslog.php/_v550/__show_article/_a000550-000047.htmA Dream Within A Dream
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
By Edgar Allan Poe