Who is more real, you or I?

    You, of course. I am only a manifestation of You. I live and move and have my being in You.

    Why do you feel reality more profoundly in your self than you feel my reality?

    Because I have allowed myself to become possessed by my feeling of self, as if it is my primary reality. Conceptually, I can say that You are the Only Reality, but my feeling is predominantly the reality of my self.

    You can learn to feel my reality as primary and the reality of your self as secondary.

    How can I learn to feel your reality as primary?

    What can you feel of my reality at present; through what means do you feel it?

    I feel your reality through:

    • my love for and communion with my beloved life companion;

    • through the joy of transcendent art such as Beethoven's ninth
      symphony or Emily Dickenson's poem "Dying;"

    • through the exaltation of experiencing the beauty of Nature;

    • through the feeling of accomplishment in gaining understanding
      of myself and my world;

    • through the comfort of a quiet evening at home reading a
      well-written, challenging, transformative book;

    • through the bliss of dialectically viewing with my wife an
      illuminating movie such as the 1941 version of
      Pride and Prejudice;

    • through the sometime sense of all persons, all places, all times
      being here, now.

    I want to realize oneness with You.

    Why?

    I want to return to an awareness of the state of unity that I believe I had with You before I entered existence and have in my essence eternally.

    Why?

    I believe that by realizing unity with You I will be able to develop myself to my full potential and thereby be of service to others.

    Do you believe you could use realization of unity with
    Me in whatever way I deem beneficial and appropriate?

    Yes.

    What conception of unity with Me do you now have?

    I surmise that the reality is that of my soul commingling with You in a mode of being beyond time and space, mind and body.


          The format of this contemplative dialogue can be used as a theurgical dialectical interchange, with the participant in the theurgy responding to the questions and statements:

    Who is more real, you or I?

    Why do you feel reality more profoundly in your self
    than you feel my reality?

    You can learn to feel my reality as primary and the
    reality of your self as secondary.

    What can you feel of my reality at present; through
    what means do you feel it?

    Do you believe you could use realization of unity with
    Me in whatever way I deem beneficial and appropriate?

    What conception of unity with Me do you now have?



          By using this theurgical dialectical format, you can learn to enter into your own interchange with spiritual beings.