In this dimension (dynamic presence)… we perceive how experience happens, which turns out to be the same as the generation of manifestation. More precisely, we do not perceive a difference between the perceiver, the perceived, and the act of perception. All of these are generated together as the specifics of the unfolding unified field of presence. We recognize ourselves as the generating dynamic presence, but also as the generated forms and experiences. In the same act true nature generates forms and perceives them. It is the creator, the created, and process of creation. Creation is simply generation, continuous unfolding of forms and experiences. One way this appears to us in the inner journey is the recognition that there is no such thing as individual action. When we realize that there is ultimately no separate and autonomous soul we see that there is no such thing as independent action, personal choice, or volition.
Inner Journey Home, p. 360
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More exactly, creation or the flow of Being is basically replacement: one unified appearance is replaced by another unified appearance. The word creation might make you think that something new and different is being created, but from the perspective of self-revelation, Being is simply revealing itself through the innumerable manifestations of objects, beings, and events that we experience. So by seeing this flow as self-revelation, we see that there is no distinction between what is created and what is creating. Here, then, the continuity of Being is its self-revelation, through which we are able perceive it. As long as there is perception of Being, it is always perceived through the forms it manifests. When you perceive Being without any form, there is no perception. This is the divine coma, the cessation of experience. The forms through which we perceive it are the manifestations of Being itself, so it is not as though Being is manifesting us. Being is manifesting itself, and we are part of that Being.
Facets of Unity, p. 263
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Perceiving the flow is simply a particular way of looking at reality. Sometimes you might feel as if you are applying your will, with great consequence. When you investigate further, you realize that the application of the will, the decision to apply the will, is not initiated by you. What initiates will is the source. The result of applying the will is identical with the application of the will. The flow of the pattern is lawful, as nature is lawful. When the temperature and pressure coincide in a particular way, clouds form. Then there is rain or snow or fog. Unfoldment too happens according to the laws of the truth. Because we don't see these laws, we adhere to the smaller perspective of cause and effect, of time and space. So we understand reality in terms of the limited laws of time and space. But truth has its own laws. Creation exists as lawful pattern.
Diamond Heart Book V, p. 310
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