A good question came in….I think its a common question for folks…
Life doesn’t mean anything about the ME because there is no ME. But there is Awareness, it all comes from Awareness. So does it all refer to Awareness then? Awareness dreaming a dream?
I don’t say awareness is dreaming, its not the right words for how I experience it. Awareness, consciousness, life, God..whatever you want to call it, comes into form, as bodies, and psyche’s, and personalities, and thoughts, and cities, and nature…all of it.
And it is very in love with it…life is all about it, all about the forms, that is what awareness, god, consciousness, life is doing. Its all about the form as much as its all about the source. But when pain drives the whole manifestation, its very uncomfortable, and its easy to think there is somewhere else where there is no pain…So we create this search to get away to this “enlightened” place, a place of eternal bliss and freedom.
From my point of view, down deep in the rabbit hole, you are already in this place. But there is a deep, ancient conditioning of insanity, projecting a hell out of all this heaven. So the work, from my point of view, is unwinding the habits and conditions of insanity. And every small step you take in this direction has an immediate feedback. With each step you begin to feel so much better….you get direct feedback about what freedom feels like. Direct confirmation, instead of this strange quest to find some place where your mind stops…this confusing, nebulous search…that is marked by occasional deep insights….and tons of desperation.
Essentially the path as I see it, is a path of healing. Its about inquiry to see the habits of insanity at work in your particular body/mind. Its about healing old trauma and wounds that keep the insanity in place in your system. Its about moving in your authentic voice and action instead of conditioning of insanity…or conditioning that impels you to move away from your own authentic voice.
And that is freedom. And you can feel it, directly. That’s how you become aligned with the peace and freedom and fulfillment that you already are.
I spent some time recently with some very lovely, aware folks. These are friends that have a huge capacity for stillness. And we got into…
“I and the Father are one.” –Jesus, John 10:30 “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” –Buddha I had a…