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essence

â–¸ noun: the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
â–¸ noun: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
â–¸ noun: the most important part of something, usually the part that gives it its general character
â–¸ noun: a liquid that contains the strong taste or smell of the plant that it is taken from
â–¸ noun: any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted
â–¸ noun: a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor

"It is not possible for you to transmit or take on anything other than that which is reflective of the essence of who you are and the essence of who you are is what I have described as being a flow of love. All things that seem to come to you or emanate from you which are not comprised of this essence, are those things which you have made up and chosen to experience apart from your experience of being the Christ. (underline added)

"The analogy I would offer you is this: if the essence of your Being were expressed by a cool lake, a stream of pure water, then all you would be able to express would be that which constituted the basis of what you were. That could be fog, or mist, or drops of water, or swirling water, or calm water, but in its essence it would all be an expression of that which comprised the basis of what you are. It would not be possibe for you to express yourself as being a twig of wood. If, however, you experienced yourself as being this pool of water and you chose to believe that you could express yourself as a twig of wood, then it would be your perception that wood was what you were expressing. You cannot alter that which makes up your Being. And you cannot, in truth, express other than that which constitutes the essence of your Being." A Dialogue on Awakening page 127-128

"Most humans see only the outer forms, unaware of the inner essence, just as they are unaware of their own essence and identify only with their own physical and psychological form. Once there is a certain degree of Presence, of still and alert attention in your perceptions, however, you can sense the divine life essence, the one indwelling consciousness or spirit in every creature, every life form, recognize it as one with your own essence and so love it as yourself." Eckhart Tolle

See Also

Idea
Spirit

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