You and God as One
Consider these awe-inspiring reports of unitive consciousness, the immediate embodied realization that everything is interconnected, and infused with God:
I called the Almighty by my name, and he is I and I am he. ~ By the thirteenth-century Jewish Kabbalist Abraham Abulafia
(Moshe Idel, The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia, Albany: SUNY Press, 1988, p. 127)
Soul and mind instantly lost their physical bondage, and streamed out like a fluid piercing light from my every pore. The flesh was as though dead, yet in my intense awareness I knew that never before had I been fully alive. My sense of identity was no longer narrowly confined to a body… People on distant streets seemed to be moving gently over my own remote periphery. The roots of plants and trees appeared through a dim transparency of the soil; I discerned the inward flow of their sap…
All objects within my panoramic gaze trembled and vibrated like quick motion pictures. My body,…the furniture and floor, the trees and sunshine, occasionally became violently agitated, until all melted into a luminescent sea; even as sugar crystals, thrown into a glass of water, dissolve after being shaken. The unifying light alternated with materializations of form….
An oceanic joy broke upon calm endless shores of my soul. The Spirit of God, I realized, is exhaustless Bliss; His body is countless tissues of light. A swelling glory within me began to envelop towns, continents, the earth, solar and stellar systems…
I cognized the center of the empyrean as a point of intuitive perception in my heart. Irradiating splendor issued from my nucleus to every part of the universal structure. Blissful amrita, the nectar of immortality, pulsed through me with a quicksilverlike fluidity. The creative voice of God I heard resounding as Aum, the vibration of the Cosmic Motor.
~ Paramahansa Yogananda
(Paramahansa Yogananda, The Autobiography of a Yogi, Self-Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles, 1946 p.166-168)
Describe What it Might Feel Like if You Were “One with God”
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