“Whatever plane our consciousness may be acting in, both we and the things belonging to that plane are, for the time being, our only realities. As we rise in the scale of development we perceive that during the stages through which we have passed we mistook shadows for realities, and the upward progress of the Ego is a series of progressive awakenings, each advance bringing with it the idea that now, at last, we have reached “reality”; but only when we shall have reached the absolute Consciousness, and blended our own with it, shall we be free from the delusions produced by Maya [illusion].” – Helena Blavatsky
Synch today with this reading above as I was researching the OM symbol (representing the Third Eye) earlier today and fixated on Maya state. Interestingly enough –
“Unconscious state: The top curl of the ‘3’ shape denotes deep dreamless sleep and absence of desire.
Waking state: The large curve at the base of the ‘3’ represents conscious experience through the five senses.
Dreaming state: The middle curve between the unconscious and waking states denotes where dreams are experienced.
Maya state: The semi circle at the top represents the illusion through which we must transcend to obtain higher states of consciousness.
Absolute state: the dot at the top is the highest realm of consciousness and the ultimate state of spiritual bliss.
The Om is also a mantra, a slow vibrational sound, often used in yoga. Since the Om is the sound of creation, by chanting it we align ourselves in greater resonance with the universe.”