Most methods of healing- whether complimentary or traditional, tend to be linear constructs. They exist in an environment where there is a “healee” and a “healer,” a separate entity that does the healing.
Stress relief is only possible when one transcends his/her mind. This is achieved through duality. This nonlinear reality exists where there is recognition of the oneness of all things. A strength so powerful it taps into the infinite power of creation itself.
In spirituality, this power is referred to as non duality, which refers to “one undivided without a second” or “not two.”
With nondualism, the mature state of consciousness, in which the dichotomy of I-others, likes-dislikes, black-white, good-bad, pain-pleasure, allies-enemies, victory-defeat, etc., are “transcended.”
How To Access This Other Reality
To self-realize oneself starts with defining what “a self-realized being is.” At its simplest, it is a state of consciousness where one is aware of his/her core. Hence, there is no separation of consciousness itself and all things. This advanced state is characterized by a sense of bliss and unconditional love.
Similarly, it’s embodied by about 4/10 of 1 percent of the global population. Nondualism is a gateway to other higher states- those of saints, sage, and the fully enlightened ones.
For the remaining 6/10, the advancement of this state is erratic, typically characterized by cycles of blissful mergence into nonlinear reality and falling back to everyday reality. Individuals who find themselves in such a loop tend to have no tradition of seeking spirituality.
Importance Of Nonduality And Healing
“I” and “You” frameworks form the basis of all experiences, attachments, injuries, and separations. All these occur throughout childhood and transitioning into adulthood.
As a child, injuries could in some instances, occur during their first day at school, while in an adult, the death of a spouse, loss of a job, disappointments, etc. could all lead to injuries.
Unbeknown to many, these injuries play a huge role in future relationships and could even prevent you from intimacy- out of fear of being hurt. In truth, there is no cure for separation injuries. What you can instead focus on is healing yourself.
It requires courage to face up to the hurting you feel within to heal. Crying and wailing are common in this type of healing.
How To Get Started Practicing Nondualism
Like with any other lesson in life, the first necessity is aligning yourself with someone who has the experience. You will require a practitioner who is qualified and experienced. They will safely guide you and assist you as you embark on this journey of self-discovery.
It’s best to keep in mind that advanced meditation creates a movement of consciousness. This involves the awakening of not only your energy, but a rebirth of your consciousness beyond the conscious state of body, mind, and soul. This will take you way beyond the forms of dream, deep sleep, and wakefulness.
It’s common for those who took the leap of faith and embarked on this journey of advanced meditation to find yourself feeling like you are at crossroads. With the path ahead of you filled with distractions and uncertainties. In fact, you may feel as though a mist of indecisiveness hangs over you.
Right at that stage is when you need a true Guru by your side. A teacher who has journeyed the same path that’s ahead of you countless times. One that has managed to do so, and successfully returned to help others avoid potential pitfalls and dangers that await.
In fact, these advanced meditation dangers are extensively talked about in Patanjali’s “Yoga Sutras.” Here, they are described as “terrible temptations” arising from physic powers.
Hence, working hand-in-hand with your Guru will enable you to discuss outcomes and experiences during your meditation in great lengths. Ultimately, by observing this fundamental procedure, you will be in a position to work through the varying levels of the mind.
Armed with the knowledge necessary to discern what is real from the unreal.
Most religions are based on truth with bits of glamour. Only truly enlightened teachers manage to leave legacies of good teachings- which tend to overlap. Most people tend to get swayed by the current information and take it as truth, only to have it superseded by the next one.
One man’s problems hold no relevance to another man. As a student of non-duality, the challenge is to be willing to discard all that you hold as true, including what you have learned most recently.
Step out of your ordinary reality, fully surrender yourself to a particular outcome, a higher consciousness, a greater healing power.