"Terra Incognita" by D.H. Lawrence
There are vast realms of consciousness still undreamed of
vast ranges of experience, like the humming of unseen harps,
we know nothing of, within us.
Oh when man has escaped from the barbed-wire entanglement
of his own ideas and his own mechanical devices
there is a marvelous rich world of contact and sheer fluid beauty
and fearless face-to-face awareness of now-naked life
and me, and you, and other men and women
and grapes, and ghouls, and ghosts and green moonlight
and ruddy-orange limbs stirring the limbo
of the unknown air, and eyes so soft
softer than the space between the stars.
And all things, and nothing, and being and not-being
when at last we escape the barbed-wire enclosure
of Know-Thyself, knowing we can never know,
we can but touch, and wonder, and ponder, and make our effort
and dangle in a last fastidious fine delight
as the fuchsia does, dangling her reckless drop
of purple after so much putting forth
and slow mounting marvel of a little tree.
For me, this poem beautifully points to the expanded realm of consciousness that is made available to us as we enter into collective, or mutual awakening. Doing this simple, eyes open meditation practice with another person reliably takes us beyond the “barbed-wired entanglement” or separation, that we currently live in, into a shared reality that is truly “…a marvelous rich world of contact and sheer fluid beauty,” one where we know we are intimately connected.
The Mutual Awakening Practice is a powerful 21st century practice that has been curated during 12 years of intensive practice and experimentation amongst a dedicated group of practitioners from around the world. This practice is a portal that allows us to slip under the “barbed-wire enclosure” of our separate, subjective world into a shared-reality. It draws us into an inter-subjective realm where we experience awakening mutually. Until now, the menu of options for personal enlightenment or personal salvation has included only solo practices such as meditation, centering prayer, and yoga - practices we can do in groups, yet we practice within our own experience. With Mutual Awakening, we literally come together and ignite the spark of divinity within one another such that we are taken into an awakened space that naturally rewires and awakens us.