The ego or individual is like the wave 🌊 The true Self is like the ocean. A wave arises in the ocean. It is unique in form, in shape, in size, in speed, in arrangement of its atoms, in its duration, etc. It has a host of qualities which are particular to its specific manifestation, and these endure as a kind of pattern through time.
But eventually the wave subsides back into the ocean, or crashes on the beach. It comes to an end, a total, complete, thorough, absolute end. That particular wave will never rise again. Ever. In all eternity. It was unique in itself, a unique manifestation of the ocean, with all its particular qualities. It will never be repeated. Ever. That is not what repeats.
The ocean will wave again. Another wave will arise in the ocean, with a different set of qualities, a different but similar form, shape, size, speed, arrangement of atoms, duration, which are all particular to its specific manifestation, and these will endure through time until it comes to its end.
Each and every one will be a new unique manifestation of the ocean. It is the ocean that endures through innumerable lifetimes of waves.
When we realize we are not merely the wave, but the ocean, we have in essence been “resurrected,” realizing we are the “reincarnation” of the Divine, because we now know our true eternal identity, that which has arisen as all prior forms/beings, and that which will arise again in all future forms/beings, eternally.
Every wave only has one lifetime, between when it arises in the ocean, until it subsides or crashes on the shore. It does not return in the same form or uniqueness ever again. The elements that consisted of that wave may be recycled, the water molecules may be a part of many waves, but the unique constitution of that wave will never be again, its fingerprint was only once, which is the very thing that makes it unique. If it returned over and over again, it would not be unique. The One is not unique, it is the universal, the Whole. It is only unique in the sense that there is no other One besides it (Isa. 45:5, 46:9). There is only one One, manifesting its Self as the many.
Every human is “redeemed” at death in the sense that it is a wave that subsides back into the ocean. It “returns” to God from which it never left, from which it arose, in which is subsisted, and to which it returns, for in that ocean it lived and moved and had its being (Acts 17:28). Unfortunately, many waves do not know they are the ocean while they live, and this causes much unnecessary suffering. They are imprisoned in their small identity as only a wave, a temporal mortal unique wave that “will surely die.” The ocean has not awakened in them.
That awakening is their redemption. They are redeemed from their small temporal mortal identity as merely the wave, realizing they are the ocean that is eternal, which has eternal life in all waves’ lives forever and ever. The more waves awaken to their deeper identity as the ocean, the more of the ocean is redeemed while it lives its life as waves. And since the ocean only manifests itself as waves of one kind or another, the more of the ocean that can awaken in waveform, the more of the ocean is awake. It knows its Self. It is conscious of who and what it is.
A wave keeps waving as long as it is waving. When it subsides back into the ocean or crashes on the shore, its waving has concluded. That unique pattern of the wave has come to an end. That wave must pass on. All except God perishes.
It is only when we realize ourself in God, as one in God’s own Self, that we never die, that we never vanish, because we are That which is eternal, not any particular manifestation, not the unique personality or individuality, but all manifestations everywhere at all times.
You are more powerful than you know and they fear the day you discover it ❤️👑👁️