Thank you for sharing your view Diane, it makes perfect sense to me 🙂
“Life desiring to try on all the hats”- I couldn’t have put it better. I too sense the playfulness behind the emergence of any experience, behind all stories and structures created in consciousness. All we need to do is go there, to the meeting place of the on and the off as you call them, and observe the outpouring of constantly new forms of awareness.
As for consciousness itself, the source and background of all this emerging and subsiding… as it isn’t a concept, I agree with you that we can’t conceptualize it. We can try to refer to our experience of it as best we can and I think we can recognize it in each other’s descriptions. We can dialogue about it and find ways to express it, which helps bring this deep awareness to humanity’s new thought structures and systems. We are awareness, being itself and sometimes- conversing with itself about itself 🙂