1) Is there a 'me', at all, anywhere, in any way, shape or form? Was there ever?
No and no.
The illusion of separate self is the perception of seeing from within the boundary of the body. It is not seen as a whole seeing but a separate seeing. The illusion starts when the I thought takes on the identity of the Seeing. The Seeing sees only the moment as it unfolds and the I thought immediately follows and creates a story of the moment that just passed and takes on ownership of that story.2) Explain in detail what the illusion of separate self is, when it starts and how it works.
At first it was like "whoa, what is this seeing?" The seeing is real. Everything is real. Feelings of being at ease. All is what it is.3) How does it feel to see this?
All the names given to human beings are labels. The pronouns (I, you, she, he, etc) is used for the purpose of language to communicate. The events are happening in the moment. And if you really really really follow the I, it always comes after the facts and then creates a story. The I does not exist in the moment. Life really does flow freely. There really is no you running your life. There is this expression that you have to think out of the box and in this case it is literally true, you have to see outside of the way you have always been seeing.4) How would you describe it to somebody who has never heard about this illusion.
After you wrote to me that there is "no you running your life".....I put it to test. And I watched and watched and watched. Each time I followed. Life really was running on its own. I still kept following. I was still seeing that from inside the body. And then suddenly the seeing shifted outside of the body. There it was, Anita plus all. The seeing was within and without. Whole seeing.5) What was the last bit that pushed you over, made you look?