This brave new world expressing vitality. Those souls knowing their wakeful steps, carry on in natural rhythm. The resonance is palpable between beings, met only with blank stares by faceless ghosts. Spirit soars, dancing higher, invulnerable to the truth of the highest. Those sacrificial bodies know only surrender to the flows, conscious or unconscious. The animating force untouched by its mother. Nothing to be forgiven, only true acceptance knows the totality of all this. Equanimous nights followed by days of amnesia. Everything changes. Nothing changes. We are still the mirrors of each other in essence. Nothing more, nothing less.
If the ultimate freedom is to recognize the simple truth in nature, then where is the invitation for this?
We are always welcome to consider the possibility of deepening our awareness beyond the “apparent” reality. In true reality, this is how all our most intimate connections are discovered. Hence, “All are my relations”.
Although it is not a requirement for anyone, One may choose at any time to wake up the sense of a separate individual upon which this rediscovery of One’s true self can be made.
In traditional indigenous cultures around the world (all our ancestors), there would come a time in a person’s life that this realization would be ushered in through a ceremonious passage out of the immature state and into the state of clear seeing. Jon young shares a volume of story telling on these cultural indigenous attributes of connection called “Seeing through Native Eyes”.
In our journey towards wholeness and interconnectedness with nature, we offer the possibility of a rite of passage into the state of clear seeing through an organic process of coming together in nature, practicing a set of experiential core routines, with a lead-in to a supported severance from that community into the solo state of clear recognition, or the realization of One’s natural state.
Which way do I always go? It is the reactive tendency that moves our attention towards thought, towards speech, towards action, ultimately towards separation from a present moment awareness to life as it unfolds.
How does one come to know life in this way and function continually from an unlimited perspective?
The need for analysis is not useful here. It is in the falling back, in the staying as the unlimited perspective, as the knowing rather than the known, where the true perspective can be realized.
It is the unknown, exactly what is not seen when looking from a limited perspective. But nothing is ever missing because the unlimited reality has always been here, is always true and all encompassing of what is. It is what I am. It is what You are.
The known is observable within the framework of the unknowable, which is truth, which is existence, which is wholeness, which is unchanging, which is here, now, everywhere, as your eternal presence, that which notices the dynamic flow of life unfolding… as the great mystery.
So is there anything to do about this ever changing reality?…. , Perhaps not as a doer, but as the changeless participant of the changing. From the perspective of the whole, is change itself an embodiment of the happenings of the unmanifest becoming the manifest.
How change arises, and the perceived need for its arousal comes to the fore as a creative force opening into life. A flower, a tree, a newborn opening its eyes for the first time. Change comes, not as a grasping for differences, but as the fulfillment of desire.
The fulfillment is in the felt sense of deepening into the unknown, but in fact is more accurately termed as a falling away, a shedding of the layers that illusify a longing for the known, that of separation, which is the limited perspective acting as if it is the limitless knower. From the true perspective of fullness, limitation is an observable experience, occurring inside the limitless.
Don’t be misled by the mind, even for one thought. There is nothing to believe in, nothing to go towards. Make no mistake, every thing is part of a grand illusion. There is only self. Pure radiant divine light shining through you, your essential nature seeing from within, throughout every universal point in conscious awareness. Turn towards this awareness, not towards the attention of the small me, the idea of yourself. Awareness is the purity of yourself, aware of all things, aware of all gravitation of your attention towards an external projection. What you see as separate from your Self is merely a mis-belief caused by an identification of the mind with a separate reality. There is no separate reality, except what is believed into being as a false existence. This is all passing phenomenon, no matter how hard you believe it to be real. Watch and find out. Truly look from awareness itself, you will not find anything there except changing illusory thoughts and sensations. Even the perception of these words can be clouded by mind projections. Look through this, allow those passing experiences to be seen, fully felt as they are. This is how you will come to know your Self as that which is aware. That which is before every thing. Your essential nature.
This is an opportunity to see through the layers of collective habits and conditioning. Our awareness is experiencing an abrupt shift through this period of “crisis”. Whatever felt normal before is now being challenged. That is, wherever consciousness was unconsciously hooked into the collective mind before, there is now this divine offering to notice how that experience within perception is also shifting. Wherever there is a sense of panic, anxiety, fear, aggression, frustration, confusion, etc. it offers a stark contrast to what was often perceived as the norm and how those emotions were in-check and being regulated. Normal sensations of the mass collective is no longer there. This is the secret window into waking up parts of the Self from deep sleep. Where consciousness was unconsciously identifying with the apparent world “out there”. For anyone breaking free from conditioning, or seeking liberation, this is the opportunity. Whatever is sensed, noticed, felt, seen, is not what you are. Reality is not “out there” somewhere. Reality has never changed. It is the changeless essence that notices the changing. The formless self awareness that perceives the form. With this great shift, comes the opportunity to see where we identify with reality as objective, when in fact it is object-less. It is so simple.
There is no hope, no cure, no saviour to any situation. The truth be known, will set you free. The truth is here now, within you. Use this mass shift in consciousness to offer its reflection on your essential nature. Whatever comes up in you is asking for the attention of your awareness. Not the attention of your thoughts to try to make sense of it through justification or fear or another unique story. That will lead to more separation, more suffering. It is a time of unity, bringing everything home into the totality of existence. It is your true nature that is the wholeness of life itself. Feel it now, it is the You that is aware of whatever is arising. Awareness has no limits, no boundaries, no location. Your essential nature is everywhere.
Darkness and light dance the cosmic dance. Let them mingle in your conscious attention and bring everything back to the breath. Breathe in the light and breathe out the dark. Breathe in the dark and breathe out the light. It doesn’t matter. The simple truth will never change and will always be here, now. It is what you already are, whether your contracted lens is ready to surrender or not. Sometimes the truth of reality seems too bright to behold, so we put on dark glasses to shade our sight. The trouble comes when we forget to take off the glasses when darkness comes. Then we cannot see at all. We cannot discern truth from falsehood. We need to take off the glasses of conditioned response and look with uninhibited innocence at the is-ness of what is being offered by life. The opportunity is in receiving everything with grace, without resistance, without reaction or story, or judgement. Just soft, innocent, openness. Then, this opportunity will reveal the ignorance of where the mind was hooked into the collective field of the mass consciousness, and all that can melt into your Beingness. You are the life force and the container of all life, all love, all at the same time.
It is a time for freedom and liberation, to reveal unbridled Self-expression throughout every form. This could never be achieved with so much isolation, so much separation, so much conformation, confusion, suffering, etc. This is the paradox. In the apparent isolation, there is the opportunity for unity and liberation. Separateness is an illusion. There is no other, only the appearance of others. Go within, even for a moment, and see the paradox of life. Whatever is going on “out there”, is actually within you because you are the boundless, limitless, timeless essential nature of all life that comes before all things.
Be blessed by the grace of your divine nature. Trust in all love that is the origin of all comings and goings, arisings and passings, all phenomenal experiences, in the seeming everywhere. The great awakening is coming from within you, rising up to come and get you and claim you for its own Oneness.
What is written here is an invitation to rest the attention of awareness in that of the timeless, boundless nature. That which is before the phenomenon of the world. The resting place of the silent stillness is your Self, expressing as its Self. This invitation is to rest in Being and to enjoy life as the very essence of your existence.