What are Pleroma states?
They are blissful states of mind, which come up as a consequence of deep processing. They can also appear during meditation, mystical experiences etc.
Peace, Love, God, Myself and Pure Consciousness are some examples.
This would be the typical flow of process that ends in Pleroma:
1) Initial problem -- a problem you want to resolve (like anger at your mother, for example);
2) Several other negative elements, each (usually) deeper and more 'fundamental' than the previous one;
3) A first positive state;
4) Several other positive states, each (usually) higher and closer to your True Core than the previous one;
5) The highest positive state (Pleroma -- Deep Peace, for example).
So let's say you've ended a process in the state of Deep Peace, just like in the example above.
If you try to feel your initial problem now (anger in the example), it seems trivial. Or silly. Or far away. Or like something you made up... you get the picture.
It feels like you've resolved this problem for ever. In fact, it feels like you've resolved all your problems for ever.
And like Pleroma is here to stay.
Only it's not.
A Pleroma state usually doesn't last longer than 2-3 days. And then it's back to your normal, frustrating reality.
Then you process again. And reach Pleroma again. You enjoy it for a while, thinking that this time, surely, it must last for ever.
But alas, in a few hours or days you're back on earth, firmly grounded in your problems.
And so on it goes, up and down, again and again.
You might feel like you're making no progress. Like no matter how hard you try, you are always back at the start.
If you are frustrated by this, you're not alone. Many practitioners, especially at the beginning of their spiritual journey, try in vain to force Pleroma to stay.
But Pleroma acts like a fickle lover. One that comes and goes, and does not want to commit to a serious relationship.
So how on earth do you make it your permanent state?
Come back next week and I'll tell you.
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