Let's take a look at what I like to formulate
as the "who watches the watchers" problem:
There is self, consiousness of self, consciousness of consciousness
of self, consciousness of consciousness of consciousness of
This is the 'up' direction, the 'outwardness' of awareness.
The consciousness expands beyond that of the prime self.
If you proceed to infinity, sooner or later the consciousness
is thrown out of whack.
To me the two aspects of the logical conclusion are:
Consciousness (as a whole) doesn't exist.
Consciousness is the only thing that truly is.
I usually refer to the first aspect is the process/state as
The thing I refer to as the Abyss is going the other way around:
There is self, consciousness of subpart of self (and only of
consciousness of subpart of subpart of self (and only of that
consciousness of subpart of subpart of subpart of self (and
only of that
This is the 'down' direction, the 'implosion' of awareness.
The consciousness fractures below that of the prime self.
The logical conclusion of this process is:
Consciousness is (infinitely) fractalized.
Both processes result in a destruction/change of 'self'.
At one point we arrive at the same <nothing/everything/whatever>,
be it black holes or white wholes. When Connection is, All is!
Nevertheless, the Abyss process gained us another valuable
aspect, another valuable tool besides the Void aspect. It gives
additional meanings to 'wholeness', 'oneness', 'movement', 'self'
Both processes are more or less obviously two sides of the same
coin, yet we most often take the first way (the Void) because
we are feeling 'down' by default (the 'down' movement happens
by our consesus reality, it drags us 'down'), until a certain
point. Almost always, from a perception of a 'normal' self,
we aspire to go 'up'. The 'down' movement happens by inertia
of forces 'outside' of self, so we don't really consider that
approach by default.
In my experience, to be able to Flow 'downward' as well as
'upward', an additional batch of fears have to be shattered
- the consiousness has to be fluid within and without its (not/)existence.
A 'self', a (not/)identity to be constructed at this (whatever)
requires quite a different set of (not/)axioms.