I have a question. Is the observer an aspect of the soul or a state of the mind? It feels to me that I can either be in one of three states of being - and I seem to go between all three...(1) totally identified with the body/mind (when I am caught in patterns of behavior etc - though there is an awareness that I am in reaction so perhaps not completely identified), (2) observing the thoughts/feelings/experiences of the body/mind or (3)in a place where the observer is sort of fused into the experience of the feeling/sensations. In this place of infusion, the seeing from the mind all the feelings, thoughts, outer reflections is replaced by more of a sensing as a field.
In the observer there is a feeling of two - the observer and the observed. In the experience of dropping into being through the experience there is less of a sense of two but there must still be a separation since I am aware of the experience.
There is so much emphasis in spiritual circles on being the observer and this certainly is important, but I am feeling a pull to keep dropping through that into the experience, the sensation, the feeling and touch the sense of presence through it. Now that I am writing this out - it souds like what you describe as well - that the observer eventually dissolves. Any clarification would be helpful! =) thanks! Jen