Learn about and experience five spiritual state-stages of spiritual development through a guided meditation. The first three states are likened to the waking (in which we are aware of physical objects), dreaming (in which we are identified with non-physical objects in our mind), and dreamless sleep (in which we fall into a state of timeless emptiness). Every human being, regardless of age, education, or cultural background, experiences these during the course of a normal day.
Two advanced state-stages that are called the witness (in which a conscious awareness of timeless emptiness arises) and non-duality (in which awareness and that which we are aware of unite) become available through grace or advanced practices.
Differentiate between the subject (or self/witness) and objects, and learn to understand the difference between healthy differentiation, disidentification and integration versus fusion, dissociation, repression, and splitting off.