Do you have moments when there is a pervasive peaceful stillness? When you are beyond what is definable or ineffable as Martin Buber explained. Yet, there is inner knowing that exists. Simply put...this is what you are. This is God. This is source.
Without the illusion that we are separate from God, Source or divinity, we are open to the direct experiencing of what we are. Many painful ideas and stories that we identify with simply drop within this spacious and expansive awareness.
This dropping of our suffering is ultimate freedom. We no longer feel the need to struggle with separated states of mind. Experiences come and go, ebb and flow and yet there is an sweet, intimate participation in the whole dance.
This experience is not ultimately better than that. It is all seen, felt and welcomed as reality.
Pause for a moment and observe your mind. Notice how it has fairly non stop judgement around what it likes and doesn't like and even hates.
Be amused at how stories take on such compelling twists and turns at times and how they almost grab you right out of your seat. The mind demanding you respond to the dramas accordingly. We pride ourselves in knowing what is accorded each situation. Judge, jury, hangman all in one efficiently sized box atop each of our bodies.
The What If Game...
What if this box atop our bodies gets too stifling, too limiting in its perspectives.
What if we consciously choose to play a different game...
like children often do, (before they are too heavily conditioned to what is right and wrong.) Mostly we would do this because we are bored with the same story replaying with the same results.
What if we pretend we can see the innocence or what is real in ourselves and in each other.
What if we see wondrous, magical child like qualities in each other. No matter how much the other has suffered and hidden his heart, we can still see them, really see them.
What if we can acknowledge the beauty in each person, to smile, say a kind word, even play with each other...joke, kid, hug, dance, share our cookies, like children do.
a world that is not based on who is most right, but a world of people and animals that can truly see each other. In the movie Avatar, she says "I SEE YOU" and she does really see his soul, his divine beingness. They also see this in their animals and trees.
In this game we are recognizing each others inherent divine wholeness, rather than playing out the old 'no win' separation game...I am more right (righteous) than you. Once we realize what we are, we see wholeness, the 'wholliness' that includes everyone, everything and every experience.
During this game, when you return to judgement, you return to suffering.
I invite you to playfully live this game and move beyond these painful forms of separation and perpetual struggle at the mind level. Live in the kingdom of the heart and soul, where we are all inherently innocent. Here, we can never do what is not God's will, for we are God's will, each and every moment.
Stop looking to an outer force to create the peaceful freedom that will only come through allowing the divine to look fully and completely through your eyes. Resistance to this is the source of all suffering and the manifestation of every ailment on this planet.
When we come home to what we are, suffering ceases. You may still fall down and skin your knee, as children do. Yet, you will
be so delighted by this new wondrous way of being, that you will run back to friends that will greet you with open arms, with eyes that can see you and words that will love you awake again. Children certainly have allot of this down, watch them.
Someone wrote to me yesterday, "You are one of those sunshine people, that I have seen a few times in my life."
Let's all be one of these sunshine people and see life through the light that we are.