Most people you will encounter think of themselves as being an individual person with thoughts and feelings in a body that is moving about in the world. More than likely, so do you.
Clearly, this is happening, as you are aware of it. But Tantra teaches us that there is a "larger picture" that most of us have been unaware of. The irony is that there are many "clues" in our experience that point to something different, yet we often don't stop to consider what they imply.
At the core of your experience is the spark of Awareness or Consciousness that allows you to experience the world around you. That allows you to perceive the sounds, tastes, sensations, sights and smells of the world.
This same Awareness allows you to experience the Dream world while you sleep. It also provides the possibility of experiencing beyond this body and mind, such as psychic phenomenon, out of body experiences and other realms of Consciousness.
We often tend to focus on the waking experience of life as being "reality", but your own experiences of dreaming and altered states of Consciousness reveal something profoundly important about your own Nature. Experience is not dependent upon the body. When you dream, for instance, an entire world arises within consciousness that is often completely disconnected from the "life" that you live in the world. While dreaming, it can often feel just as real as the waking state, but when you awaken you see it for what it is: a dream.
Tantra Yoga says that these "clues" are profound and invites you to consider that at the very core of your Being is not the body and mind you have become identified with, but rather the Consciousness or Awareness that allows you to experience both the body, as well as beyond it.
It declares that the True Nature of your Self (and every other being as well) is in fact Pure Consciousness. And that this Pure Consciousness is the Ultimate Reality and the Underlying reason that the universe and life are able to exist to begin with. The Pure Consciousness is said to be Identical to God or the Absolute.
In essence, your True Self is Identical to God. You are God, and the Divine Consciousness dwells within you as your Self. This is not an "egotistical" notion of "being God", nor is it really a "religious" notion. It is stated as simple fact.
In the "current state", we identify with the body and the ups and downs we experience in the world. But, if we choose, we can awaken to our True Nature as Pure Consciousness and experience our Natural State which is filled with Bliss, Love and Peace.
What is often "mysteriously" referred to as "Spiritual Awakening" or "Enlightenment" is simply the direct, uninterupted experience of your Natural State as pure Consciousness. It is the Realization that only Consciousness truly exists and that You are That Consciousness.
The Common Challenge to Spiritual Awakening is that it is nearly impossible for someone to just suddenly let go of their current perspective on life and experience the True State. There needs to be a "Bridge" or a way to transition between life as you know it now and the final Spiritual Awakening that allows you to address your current life's needs while comfortably exploring the new Experience of Self.
is that "Bridge". It invites you to explore a different perspective of your current experience so that you can safetely and quickly navigate the Path back to deeper experience of your True Self.