Sunday, June 5, 2016

Awakening From The Illusion Of Separateness

“You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself..” ~Eckhart Tolle

We see the problems the human family is struggling with, and really want to help. Yet- if the great mystics, sages and spiritual masters are right– rather than trying to change or improve the world, the most important thing is for each of us to first realize deeply who we are… that we are the world.

Knowing this, having faith and trust in our most fundamental identity, grounds us in the unified field of love and consciousness that pervades the Universe. We are no longer the social roles we have pretended to be, we are now focal points of the Universe, playing these roles… aware of the deeper “truth.”

Such an “awakening” profoundly changes our “point of view,” transforming our speech, actions and intentions. It’s like being a wave that understands how it is an expression of the ocean, or a cell in a body and realizing all the neighboring cells are a part of our larger being, greater identity…

Call us Children of Nature, the Universe, Earth, God, Tao, Spirit, Buddha, Nature, Christ Consciousness, etc… it doesn’t matter.

Much more important than any words spoken is to live with our hearts open, to empty ourselves of false beliefs, to be mindfully anchored in the present moment, to no longer be caught up in our false personas… to be awake.

To realize that every man, woman, child, bird, insect, flower, cloud, river and tree that we look upon is another reflection of our Original Face, a unique creative expression of this entire Universe.
Millions of us have had glimpses of this, we’ve been alternating between states of sleep and wakefulness for years, decades, perhaps lifetimes. We agree with the idea of our fundamental connectedness and unity.

But to really trust this as TRUTH without doubt is what transforms us in the most profound way, what opens our hearts to deep peace, joy, love, wisdom, trust and gratitude.

Social and cultural illusions are then shaken off, dissolving and unraveling. By living the wisdom and compassion we cherish, being the change we wish to see in the world, the Dreamer slowly awakens, as each of us.

We are like butterflies flapping our wings, heralding the coming spring. And though cold winds may continue to blow, the long winter of delusion is nearing an end.

Yes, there is still much suffering happening in our world. The news on television may sound scary, but at the deepest level there is nothing to worry about or fear. Our challenge (and gift to others) is to BE role models of the calmness, love, stability, compassion, joy and sincerity that our human family is seeking.

Like conscious lotus flowers unfolding their petals in this sector of the sacred cosmic pond, this is all happening… quite naturally.

With poems, murals, art work, outdoor celebrations, innovative projects, community dances, blog posts, memes, videos, talk circles, drum circles, synchronized meditations, organic gardens, group hugs, music (and other healing acts of kindness) we are helping our fellow dreamers to awaken.

“See simplicity in the complicated, Seek greatness in small things. In the Universe, the difficult things are done as if they were easy.” ~Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching
Namaste to all,

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