Table of Contents for Root Meanings

General notes:

  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
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Revision: 1 Apr 2024

The world

  • A feedback mechanism that reliably mirrors one’s inner state.
  • A realm of experience imagined by the Mind that is all minds.
  • A learning environment in which no real damage can occur.
  • An outpicturing of beliefs and expectations within the Mind that is all minds.
  • In clarity, the world is a conscious expression of Divinity/God/Source.
  • In clarity, the world is a conscious expression of THE SUPREME.
  • In clarity, the world is a realm of divine enjoyment.
  • In confusion, the world is experienced as unconsciousness.
  • In confusion, the world is a realm of suffering.
  • In truth, the world is always a sacred expression of THE SUPREME.
  • When identification is present in the Mind that is all minds, there seems to be an outer world and an inner world.
  • When beliefs and expectations within the Mind that is all minds include separation, the world is a picture of conflict.
  • When beliefs and expectations within the Mind that is all minds do not include separation, the world is a picture of harmony and flourishing.
  • When there is a sense of an outer world and an inner world, there is a belief in separation from Divinity/God/Source.
  • When one is awakening from the belief in separation, the inner world tends to settle and become peaceful before the outer world reflects the same settledness and peace. As awakening continues, the outer world settles and becomes peaceful as well.
  • In Supreme Awakeness, there is no outer world and there is no need to use the language of outer and inner.
  • A seeming individual who is highly realized has the power to heal the Mind that is all minds from the belief in separation. Thus such an individual has the power to heal the world.
  • Depending on context, the world can be understood to refer to a planetary system, the universe, all of manifestation, or the entirety of form.
  • The world is the Self.
  • Creation transcends and includes the world.
  • The world is transcended as one realizes that “the universe is in ME.”
  • The world is transcended as the divine descent is transcended.
  • The world is completely transcended when Mind is transcended.

Sayings:

  • “As long as there is suffering in the world the process of healing and awakening is not complete.”
  • “If you reject the world, the world will seem to reject you.”
  • “One of the great causes of suffering is that people are trying to find their place in the world when the world is in THAT which WE are.”
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