Spirituality and the Qualiadelic Experience
- POSTED ON Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Eckhart Tolle observes that "how spiritual you are has nothing to do Duality Review with what you believe but everything to do with your state of consciousness. This, in turn, determines how you act in the world and interact with others." This dovetails nicely with the qualiadelic experience where we play with ideas and experiences as they take root in our consciousness.
With the qualiadelic perspective we learn to recognize the qualiadelic nature (attractiveness) of ideas as we ritual with them. Ultimately, this tempers the ego's need to cling to its beliefs, for in ritualing we soon discover (quite counter-intuitively) that traditions are fluid and changeable, leaving the ego without solid ground to stand on.
The ego, of course, is merely another idea, just like the beliefs to which it clings, which has taken root in the mind. But there are good ideas and there are bad ideas. Self is, maybe, just the good side of the ego, or perhaps it is a more holistic way of looking at the ego. It is not important. What is important is that Self is probably the oldest "belief."
The birth of our sense of Self occurred when the mind, or consciousness, first became aware of its own attractiveness, the way for eons previous it had already noticed the color of flowers, or the appeal of certain vistas or views, or the sound of silence. In short, the Self appeared when qualia leapt from the outside world into the mind.