Originally Posted by VinceG
Nothing gets invalidated. It simply remains at the lower level. Separation doesn't go anywhere once you realize Oneness. It stays right there, at the same level it always has. The world doesn't change when you become enlightened. The only thing that changes is you. If you think the world changes, then you were the one trying to change it, and if you're trying to change the world by becoming enlightened, then you're not really enlightened and just trying to exercise volition.
Volition stays exactly put. It was only ever an idea before you became enlightened, it remains an idea after you become enlightened. Volition is true at one level, false at another, true again at the level which is all-inclusive. Volition doesn't change, you change.
Let me ask you this. There is an entire 150 points between the Void, 850, and the top of the scale, 1000. What do you suppose changes as you traverse those contexts, those worlds of philosophies and content?
I think Oneness is not the monolithic uber-reality you seem to think it is.
Oneness doesn't require that appearances stop appearing. The fact that you don't realize the truth of oneness doesn't make separation and volition true. Context won't make sense until you realize the truth of the larger contexts and see that this truth doesn't become untrue by virtue of the way you talk about it or look at it in different contexts.
There's a delicious irony in the fact that Hawkins got you to believe in God when he doesn't believe in God himself, because you don't understand what he's saying about context.