In Robert Heinlein’s science fiction novel, Stranger in a Strange Land, the term he used and coined for perfect understanding is “groking.” In James Cameron’s movie, Avatar, the term he uses is, ‘I see you.’
In the Enlightenment Intensive community it’s the state where you are in absolute ‘knowing’ of yourself and another. It is union. It’s the state where there is no separation between you and another. Where you and another are in union, oneness and in complete communication and love. Perfect duplication.
Here’s a few words that Lynn wrote following just such an experience.
“I began seeing my own face, somehow, sitting across from me. It was not exactly a physical representation of my own face, but some kind of energetic experience. It was unmistakable. This experience deepened until I saw the face of God across from me. Again, it was an energetic kind of thing. It was mainly the light in the woman’s eyes that showed me God. I was so surprised by this experience! I had always expected to experience oneness via the Truth of who we are, which is that Divine energy that comprises everything that exists. But here I was seeing it through the muck, the drama, and struggle of who we all are! It seemed like another one of God’s cosmic jokes on me! It’s never what I expect!
"The experience of oneness kept building throughout this four-day retreat. I’d be having a thought in a dyad and my partner would express the exact thought, or my eye would itch. I’d be trying to refrain from rubbing my eye, but then my partner would rub their eye. Once at the dining table, some soup dribbled down my chin. The guy sitting next to me wiped his chin at that moment. It seemed like we were all so very much on the same page, receiving the same experiences at the same time! All the various questions that participants were contemplating seemed to lead to the same Truth.”