Layer 8 is perhaps one of the more difficult layers to experience consciously. Why? Because human beings do not by nature, ever sit still in their aloneness.
Yes, we do this sometimes, for instance, when we sit "vapasana" meditation which is the style I practice.
Even so, sitting meditation seeking our aloneness is not our normal way of being. It is simply something which only very determined and dedicated people do and know to be a pathway to better lives.
So where does this natural urge to avoid sitting still in aloneness come from?
A more truthful questions would be, where does our natural urge to avoid this experience come from?
The answer? The sequence of three states we all experience in the moment of our birth.
Which of the three moments is the moment of "aloneness?"
The second moment.
And what does this moment look like?
well, if you've ever been lucky enough to actually witness a birth as a witness as other than a baby or a birthing mother, then in all likelihood, you noticed a moment in which the baby was shocked to be outside the mother. And for those whom have never seen this moment, the baby is perfectly still, not yet breathing and not yet crying.
I call this moment, the "still point." In it, a baby is perfectly still and absolutely alone. It doesn't cry because it has yet to realize there is "another" to whom it can cry for help.
This moment is when the baby first enters Layer 8 for the first time. And this moment is the Layer in which the great spiritual leaders and teachers go to, to explore the deeper sides of life.
This is the 8th layer of personality. This is the layer of "aloneness."