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Saturday September 18, 2004:The Light of Perfection

Be sure you've read September 15: Intro to Mystic Experiences before continuing.... Excerpt from THE LAST HIGH PRIESTESS: SURVIVING MULTIDIMENSIONAL REALITIES

            ......Can you imagine standing before a being of brilliant light, a being so incredibly pure as to be the embodiment of perfect truth, of perfection itself?  Imagine a beauty so powerful that you would want nothing, nothing but to stay forever in its presence, beside it, at its feet, anywhere you could gaze upon its radiance and purity.

            It hurt. It hurt to be anywhere near a being this pure. Every flaw and shortcoming within me, every deception or rationalization, every white lie--all these stood out as if the good parts of my life had been dissolved by the being's presence and only the dregs of my soul remained.

            The being never judged these flaws. The pain was mine. I couldn't bear to pull myself away from perfection. At the same time, it hurt to bring my own flaws into the presence of purity that I loved so passionately. I desperately wished to erase any flaws that might pollute its surroundings. I wished to undo my inconsistencies so as not to distract from its purity.......

 After the Fact:

          I floated high for a week after this experience, but I still have issues with it now.

1) I don't know where this being belongs, meaning I can't place it in some type of spiritual hierarchy.  The awareness was radically different from that of the deities or various types of spiritual teachers. This was the only form where I have been passionately attracted and terrified at the same time. It reminded me of a saying that had never made sense before: 'You should love and fear thy God.' Loving God had always been easy for me, but (until this experience) I'd never met a form of the divine that I was afraid of -- including Kali, who did some pretty outrageous things to me.

2)  How did I recognize something as being the ultimate end-point (perfection itself) when I'd never seen perfection in the everyday world?  I'm not even sure I could 'think' of something perfect because it seems to require measurement against the known.

            How do we currently recognize 'perfect?'  If I say I had a perfect vacation, the definition is pretty watered down.  I probably just mean I had a great time, didn't run into any problems, and had the opportunity to do everything I wanted.

              If someone asked me my idea of a perfect 'something,' I would invent a composite, taking little items that I really like a lot and putting them all together, while being sure to remove any undesirable elements. Yet, if someone actually built my perfect house or I signed on with the perfect boss or set off for the perfect vacation, I guarantee you I'd be more realistic than to believe anything in the everyday world could be absolute perfection, devoid of the possibility of flaw (now and forever), or, that after living with my model of perfection, I could not think up improvements.

              If I think abstractly of a mathematical formula (math being supposedly the purest concept), then by the standards of established science we accept -- we acknowledge from that very moment-- the formula only remains true until proven untrue, until something arises which will not fit the formula. Science never really accepts any truth as 100%, confident it will endure unchanged into eternity. How can I remain so confident that this being of light was total purity and perfection?

             This experience raises yet one more issue: is there an actual standard for perfection within the higher worlds?  Does the fact that I could so clearly see my internal flaws and shortcomings mean that there is a spiritual criterion which is held up to our actions? Is standing before this being of light the way we must eventually account for our failings?  Religions may not have a problem with the notion of one's soul recognizing an absolute and universal good, but my scientific side still struggles to find an explanation for how the human brain processes the very idea.

Posted on Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 08:33AM by Registered CommenterThe Skeptical Mystic | Comments2 Comments

Reader Comments (2)

That is a very powerful experience.

Have you read 'Testimony of Light' by Helen Greaves, published by Neville Spearman 1969 ISBN 0 85435 1647 ?

It is a delightful and easy book to read and describes another reality.

I spent quite some time looking into this quest and decided now is not the time. It is like Marconi trying to design the Internet. In his day, it was for a later time.

September 18, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterMike Brown
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For some technical reason it seems to have been eliminated.
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but my scientific side still struggles to find an explanation for how the human brain processes the very idea
but my scientific side still struggles to find an explanation for how the human brain processes the very idea
September 18, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterMike Brown

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