We have all heard variations on the adage, “That which can be given can be taken from us.” When it comes to matters of spirituality, we apply this truism as a motivator to find every important thing within ourselves, believing that what is found within cannot be taken. But there’s a catch: even those spiritual tools and bits of knowledge found and formed within are attachments. They are things—things sought and things found. They are a means to keep Spirit mechanical and divorced from us, a set of principles and/or magics that we learn and practice and discard when it feels like time to move on.
Those of us seeking the end-all-be-all transformational enlightenment experience were likely taught that once transformed, there’s no turning back. The cake cannot revert back to its ingredients, so to speak. Partly, this is true. There is no fully turning back. You cannot unknow what you are, but you can repress it and fall back asleep with one eye open. You can have a full-blown experience of the real, come back to “normal,” and live life, pretending to be fully transformed. Form a dogma around it; live that lie. And if you treat that which is you as that which is yours, you will sleep your way into a delusional nightmare.
The transformational moment happens when you’re not looking for it—not because you stop looking, but because you aren’t there—for it is only in complete stillness, complete clarity, that Truth, moves. Dissolving the seeker is the brain’s singular free will decision; it must be so obviously the only right move as to be choiceless. Why else do you give up authority, except by necessity? You can continue to make futile moves, but checkmate means the game is over.
So it holds for the brain that projects you.