FALLING BELOW AND RISING ABOVE THOUGHT
When you are very tired, you may become more peaceful, more relaxed, than in your usual state. This is because thinking is subsiding, and so you can’t remember your mind-made problematic self anymore. You are moving toward sleep. When you drink alcohol or take certain drugs (provided they don’t trigger your pain-body), you may also feel more relaxed, more carefree, and perhaps more alive for a while. You may start singing and dancing, which since ancient times are expressions of the joy of life. Because you are less burdened by your mind, you can glimpse the joy of Being. Perhaps this is the reason alcohol is also called “spirit.” But there is a high price to pay: unconsciousness. Instead of rising above thought, you have fallen below it. A few more drinks, and you will have regressed to the vegetable realm.
Space consciousness has little to do with being “spaced out.” Both states are beyond thought. This they have in common. The fundamental difference, however, is that in the former, you rise above thought; in the latter, you fall below it. One is the next step in the evolution of human consciousness, the other a regression to a stage we left behind eons ago.
Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth
Space is awareness.
The totality of existence can be described as "all is vibration".
At one end of this spectrum is the infinite extension of space where the wavelength is infinite and the frequency of vibration is zero.
At the other end of the spectrum is the singularity of space where the wavelength is zero and the frequency of vibration is infinite.
All of the different vibrations overlap and are connected with all the others. All is One.
Every night during sleep we may dream but then we also enter deep sleep, where awareness returns to the infinite expanse of space, then it collapses again into finite awareness after deep sleep.
As the mind spiritually awakens its frequency of vibration is increased. Perfect stillness is zero vibration on one end of the spectrum and infinite vibration on the other end; Alpha and Omega are different and the same.
The ego does not actually exist except as a useful thought concept to aid in spiritual teachings, meditations and awakening.
There is the pull towards unconsciousness and the pull towards awakening.
Falling below thought: The perfect stillness and unconsciousness of the infinite expanse only knows itself as the infinite awareness with no objects.
Rising above thought: The perfect stillness of the awakened state that knows itself as both an individual and the totality.
Rupert Spira talks about deep sleep.