Dear @aurorac and everyone,
I just opened the Bhagavad Gita to the following passage (Bhagavad Gita 5:21):
He is not bound by things without, and within he finds inner gladness. His soul is one in Brahman and he attains everlasting joy.
I take this as confirmation of our discussion, as Aurora has written, “Knowing consciousness itself as the true Self, we can then delight in the creations of consciousness…” This is how I connect my spiritual reading with what’s happening in my circumstances for the affirmation/confirmation of higher awareness than what the physical worlds would have us believe about ourselves. This would be, to me, the thread of consciousness behind experience, so far as I can see so far, as it is synchronous.
Hope you don’t mind me sharing a little bit of my spiritual practice, which I do daily as part of my meditation. For your enjoyment!