“The different levels of the spectrum are something like the various waves of the ocean— each wave is certainly different from all the others. Some waves, near the shore, are strong and powerful; while others, farther out, are weaker less powerful. But each wave is still different than all the others, and if you were surfing you could select a particular wave, catch it, ride it, and work with it according to your ability. You couldn’t do any of this if the waves weren’t different. Each level of the spectrum is like a particular wave, and thus we can ‘catch’ any of them with the right technique and enough practice.
Unity consciousness, however, is not so much a particular wave as it is the water itself. And there is no boundary, no difference, no separation between water and any of the waves. That is, the water is equally present in all of the waves, in the sense that no wave is wetter than another.
So if you were looking for ‘wetness’ itself— the condition of all waves— nothing whatsoever will be gained by jumping from one wave to another. In fact, there is much to lose, for so long as you are wave-jumping in search of wetness, you obviously will never discover that wetness exists in its purity on whatever wave you’re riding now. Seeking unity consciousness is like jumping from one wave of experience to another in search of water. And that is why ‘there is neither path nor achievement…’
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