Water Glass Metaphor
The Water Glass Metaphor is a metaphor introduced by Michael Sharp (GA). It is used to describe the processes of re-Connection (a.k.a enlightenment/awakening) as viewed from the perspective of the Physical Unit. The visualization shows water(i.e. Consciousness) filling the glass (i.e. the physical body).
The Water Glass Metaphor is an ideal representation of the process of spiritual awakening/connection, and a perfect way to explain to children and adults the goal of human Development which is the expansion/Descent of Consciousness into the body.
At conception a drop of Consciousness is poured into the physical container. The container is gradually filled throughout a pregnancy until sufficient Consciousness can be contained in the body to allow for birth. At birth, the water glass is filled to about one fifth full but gradually, as the child matures into adulthood the glass is filled. How high the glass is filled depends in large measure on a successful development process.
Toxic/violent environments (i.e. Toxic Socialization diminish the capacity of the physical unit to contain/connect with Consciousness.
The highest levels of Consciousness can only be attained when social, political, economic, and psychological conditions support that attainment. Currently, conditions on this earth DO NOT support high levels of Consciousness in the body.
Sharp, Michael (GA). The Great Awakening: Concepts and Techniques for Successful Spiritual Practice.
Sharp, Michael. The Book of Light: The Nature of God, the Structure of Consciousness, and the Universe Within You. Lightning Path Press.'