A really important concept to grasp for describing experiences in a way that is connecting and empowering
A lot of good spiritual practice is about dereifying how you relate to experience and seeing the true nature of things.
It’s also important to look at the practices themselves, as well as your conscious and subconscious beliefs to see where they come from.
Most spiritual descriptions and texts were written before people had an understanding of things like psychology, physics and human biology. They were also created in a society that needed to control people’s behaviour – to strongly encourage them to be very obedient to create enough safety.
We live in a different world now – it’s important that our understanding of our experiences are showing us the true nature of things, including the darker or more challenging aspects. If you only focus on opening to certain aspects of experience that is all you will see and you create shadows that continue to play out subconsciously.
It’s also really important that we use clear and specific language when describing experience. This empowers practitioners to be able to engage with their experience more deeply and more clearly, rather than things being hidden behind smoke and mirrors that hold up power structures and subtle reification.
With all this in mind, here is some clarification around what it means for spiritual experiences to be grounded in the truth of the present moment, including seeing through the emptiness of spiritual concepts. All in very grounded language.
With this I hope to help people to be able to relate to these things in a more empowered, honest and direct way.