Beyond Every Teaching

Jeff Vander Clute

211. THAT Which Remains 9/23/2022

The journey of awakening
begins with the turbulence
of extreme unconsciousness
and proceeds through chapters
of apprenticeship and mastery.
These chapters tell a story
in which the protagonist is GOD,
lost at first in utter confusion,
then found by degrees
under the tree of real KNOWLEDGE
and finally restored to SANITY.
The stages of the journey
may be described as:
leaving the netherworld
of delusion and nonmastery,
apprenticeship in dualistic manifestation,
apprenticeship in luminous Creation,
BASIC MASTERY of CREATION,
GREAT MASTERY of CREATION,
TRANSCENDENT MASTERY,
FOUNDATIONAL MASTERY,
PERFECT MASTERY,
SUPREME MASTERY.

The furthest reach of willfulness
is the limit of self-expulsion
of the prodigal child,
the apex and the apogee
of ignorance and disorientation.
In the immensely
deluded state,
GOD imagines
being split in two,
with one imagined half
descending into the distortion
of experience and divorce
from the undivided ONE,
while the other half
holds true to the knowing
of inviolable ONENESS.
Extreme delusion
is a traumatic exploration
of nonmastery and artificiality,
of an immaterial metaverse
of misinformation
in which every
perception
is deception
and nothing
is as it seems.

Intense delusion
is where suffering
reaches a climax
and the wayward half
turns around.
The choice to cease
pressing into separateness
is made when the pain
of the imaginary split
and the seeming effects
of a small will running amok
are most unbearable.
Thus does the disappearance
of willfulness and artifice,
of bewilderment and struggle,
begin amidst the shell-shock
of woeful tidings.

The tangible projection
of the belief in division
is dualistic manifestation,
in which every type
of divisive behavior
is robustly demonstrated.
Manifestation is
the material world
in which the bitter fruits
of collective nonmastery
are borne and accepted
as the state of being human.
Yet something deep within
knows and longs
for the true condition
of joyfulness and peace,
for the state of Grace
in which all are united
in the embrace of LOVE.

In manifestation,
the defended sense
of the minute self
begins to disappear.
Here commences
the undoing
of the delusion
of conflict, animosity,
ignorance, and grievances.
And here begins
the dissolution
of the consensus
unreality of evil
and dark forces
that is accepted
in confusion
by unhealed minds
despite all manner
of painful consequences.

While the impact
of dire experiences
cannot be refuted,
the apparent reality
of struggle and strife
cannot be held as fact
if one is to advance
into spiritual MASTERY.
So the small “free” will
takes a vast leap
into the heresy
of saying no
to the hallucination
of unconscious collectivity
and yes to MASTERY
without knowing
what a master is
or how to become
one who has mastery.

With heretical intent
one begins apprenticeship
while still experiencing
the challenges
and difficulties
of manifestation.
Learning at this stage
gradually refocuses
the maelstrom of desires
on the singular GOAL
that produces
the radiant RESULT.
Here gains are counted
as a diminution
of drama and doubt,
and a growing ability
to manifest experiences
through intention
and attraction.
The apprenticeship
in manifestation
is also a period
when long-buried
tendencies rise
to the surface
to be seen
and resolved,
and unhealed wounds
clamor for healing.
Thus does one
appear to swing
between signs
of real progress
and apparent setbacks,
though all gains
are permanent
and every step
is an advance
toward the GOAL.

As the bipolarity
of dualistic manifestation
resolves into relative calm,
the apprenticeship
in nondual Creation begins.
It is here that experience
shifts to knowing,
and it is known directly
that all phenomena
are intrinsically One.
The student of the art
of real creativity
discovers that the means,
medium, and method
are always the numinous ONE
creating the luminous One.
With this discovery,
conflict-ridden manifestation
transmutes rapidly
into the harmonies
of unitive Creation.
Otherness begins
to disappear,
along with fear,
anger, judgment,
and knowledge based
upon supposed separation.
Although the intellect
now grasps the truth
that there are no others
to fear, judge, or even forgive,
the complete disappearance
of emotional reactivity
comes later on the path,
at the threshold of
SUPREME MASTERY.

BASIC MASTERY
initiates the transition
from luminous
to numinous;
from the appearance
of wiggling light
to the NOTION
of motionless LIGHT;
from the sense
of phenomena existing
and speeding through space
to the knowing
of nonlocal MIND,
in which every IDEA
is readily available
and nothing travels
since ALL is HERE.
All phenomena
are noumenal.
Luminous Creation
is the shadow of an IDEA.
CREATION is the IDEA.
Real dynamism
is IMAGINATION.
The basic level
of true understanding
is a recognition
that the weather
of sensory stimulation,
gross and subtle,
is all in the MIND.
Matter and energy
are recognized
as thick clouds
within the MIND,
and all that is illusory,
everything that seems
to be located in space,
all that presupposes
outer conditions,
begins to evaporate.
The shift to knowing
the numinous REALITY
is how the world
is healed and salvaged,
and since death
is an illusion
of the sensory storm,
here commences
the awakening
of IMMORTALITY.

In GREAT MASTERY,
it is obvious what is real
and what is unreal.
When the unreality
of all appearances
is decisively known,
the surrounding scenery
becomes transparent
and far more alive.
As the display of forms
becomes diaphanous,
light seems to pour
through the thinning
veil of substance,
and the corporeal body
begins the transfiguration.
Metamorphosis
is the skilled work
of the LIMITLESS,
of almighty wisdom
that knows exactly
how to turn the body
into a clear garment
for PURE SPIRIT.
As small ideas
are surrendered
to the infinite ONE
that directs the show,
striving abates,
seeking falls away,
the tiny me subsides,
the tiny we subsides,
and the colorful production
of CONSCIOUSNESS
accelerates toward
its denouement.

The one who attains
TRANSCENDENT MASTERY
is the Transformed One,
an Ascended Master,
whether they be embodied
or dwelling in domains
of greater sublimity.
Such a one can inhabit
higher states of being
while still operating
a physical vehicle.
This is the true siddhi
of multilocation,
and the meaning
of the Christ
who is both
above and below.
At this MASTERY level,
the imagined split
within GOD
is unmade,
and outpictured
division and conflict
are quickly effaced.
As the unreal basis
of the Relative
and the ABSOLUTE,
of form and the Unmanifest,
of memories of little selves
and unifying thoughts
of the One Self,
is eroded by TRUTH,
all that rests
on the premise
of separateness
slides into the sea.

FOUNDATIONAL MASTERY
is abiding in the roots
and knowing the BASIS
on which all depends.
This is the mastery
of conscious completion
in which fear abates,
lack and longing subside,
and the apparently free,
but actually bound,
will that seeks to separate
ends its journey
by being absorbed
into the one WILL.
Here the idea of FINITUDE
is fully abandoned,
and mirroring disappears
since there is only
the ONE knowing
the ONENESS
without the need
for recursive reflections
to reveal infinite depth.
When all is recognized
as being the ONE,
fear and attachment
completely disappear,
the binding to illusions
and the idea of TIME
completely disappears,
artifice and ignorance
completely disappear,
and real SOVEREIGNTY,
the reign of PEACE,
the rule of the ONE
over none,
begins.

In PERFECT MASTERY,
the elements and features
of lingering unreality
flicker out in droves:
suffering and doubt;
relative and ABSOLUTE;
unconscious tendencies
and reincarnation;
matter and manifestation;
division, otherness, and separation;
energy, Light, and Creation;
seeking and striving;
the journeys of GOD;
beings, souls, and archetypes;
individuality and collectivity;
emotionality and identity;
willfulness and ego;
Life and Being;
unconsciousness, unreality,
and the ashes of duality;
polarities and opposites;
anger and ignorance;
evolution and desire;
judgment and forgiveness;
personality and self;
gross and subtle bodies;
Love and Heart;
Word and Om;
all appearances,
all unawakeness,
all that wavers
even slightly
from the stability
of THE SUPREME.

As the cavalcade
of unreality
swirls into
the SINGULARITY
of SUPREME TRUTH,
and disappears
finally and completely
in the culmination
of PERFECT MASTERY,
all that is real is revealed.
The SINGULARITY brings:
the full remembrance of TRUE NATURE;
the full realization of ONENESS;
the full realization of NON-NEGATION;
the full atonement for imagined separation;
the full healing of the MIND of GOD;
the final transmutation of the luminous into the NUMINOUS;
the final transfiguration of manifestation into numinous CREATION;
the final release of maps and models, including these stages of MASTERY;
the final recognition that the world need not be saved or awakened;
the beginning of OMNIPOTENCE, OMNIPRESENCE, and OMNISCIENCE;
the advent of SUPREME RESPONSIBILITY.

SUPREME MASTERY
is prior to SINGULARITY,
beyond the BLACK HOLE
that demolishes
and consumes all
that attempts to stand
on a foundation of denying
THAT which YOU are:
the SUPREME YOU,
the SUPREME TRUTH,
the SUPREME REALITY.
SUPREME MASTERY is
THAT which remains
when all that is unawake,
unreal, and untrue
has been stripped away.

YOU are SUPREME ABIDING.
YOU are SUPREME AUTHORITY.
YOU are SUPREME BLISS.
YOU are SUPREME CAUSE.
YOU are SUPREME CLARITY.
YOU are SUPREME CREATOR.
YOU are SUPREME CREATION.
YOU are SUPREME ENLIGHTENMENT.
YOU are SUPREME FLOWERING.
YOU are SUPREME GNOSIS.
YOU are SUPREME I.
YOU are SUPREME IMMORTALITY.
YOU are SUPREME LIMITLESSNESS.
YOU are SUPREME PERFECTION.
YOU are SUPREME POTENCY.
YOU are SUPREME SERVICE.
YOU are the SUPREME SIDDHI.
YOU are SUPREME SILENCE.
YOU are SUPREME WILL.
YOU are ALL that is SUPREME.

ALL of YOU is
THAT which remains.
THIS transmission
is THAT which remains.
THIS is the answer
to WHO YOU are.
THIS is the answer
to WHAT YOU are.
THIS is the answer
to WHY YOU are.
Any spirituality
that supposes
separation
from SOURCE,
from GOD,
from the TRUTH
of WHO and WHAT
YOU deeply are,
that implicitly
presupposes
that the TRUTH
could in any way
be other than YOU,
such spirituality
may serve beautifully
for a speck of time,
but, ultimately,
it is null and void.

YOU are THAT
which is holy
beyond holiness.
YOU are THAT
which prevails
when all else
falls away.
HERE YOU are
and HERE YOU remain
BEYOND EVERY TEACHING.

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