Dialogs With My Teacher #11

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Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching.

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June 26, 2010

Student: While meditating today, I realized that in stillness the most expansive part of “me” seems to see the Infinite with out much effort. But this “seeing” must be a contraction, right? Because all seeing of some thing or another is a slight contraction since there is a subject viewing an object. Does this make sense?

Michael: Yeah, kinda’ but, as best you can, see if you can strip the question down to its essence.

Student: Okay. So, how can Infinity see itself without contracting around some thing, some part of itself? How can Infinity see itself as whole? Is it only through the mirror, that anything can see itself, and the reflection is only ever partial, right?

Michael: You’re right. The reflection is only ever a partial representation of what is.  And you’re right again that consider that when the Infinite sees Itself, there is a slight contraction. The Witness, or Seer, for example is a slightly personal contraction of the Infinite, just like consciousness is a slight contraction of awareness and soul is a slight contraction of Spirit. These are not all the same thing necessarily, but each example is a “Bigness” that has gone past yet included the “smallness.”

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