Just a few words that ring true right now in this moment on this day..
Everyone is at different stages in their development. In fact everyone has this awareness, this jewel inside them, but for most of people’s lives (including my own) it is lost amid the din of existence, denied around them etc. Those in whom it is already awakened often start off in a state of great exhilaration but also confusion. One has had a great insight but doesn’t understand it yet. One can get over excited and over enthusiastic, or one can be filled with confusion and despair, as one feels alienated and alone among people who don’t yet understand.
Energy ebbs and flows. The more you flow with it the easier it will become to negotiate these different moods and senses. Loyola talks about spiritual connection being like rivers. Sometimes they go underground & you can’t sense them but there are still there. – J.
Every so often, the Universe, Great Spirit, the Divine… reminds us that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. “I am not my body, I am not my mind, I am not my thoughts – nor am I the emotions generated by my thoughts…”
I think we all need this reminder – on a regular basis. We forget so easily, the truth of who we really are. We become enmeshed, moment to moment, in the experience of being human – in the endless dramas, the constant stream of thoughts and their accompanying emotions. We feel our emotions (energy in motion) pricking through collections of molecules and muscles in our bodies: the nervous flutterings of the solar plexus, the contraction of the heart, the quietly furrowed brow and tight lips, the shallow breath, the held breath, the hunched shoulders.
Our thoughts and emotions consume us, draining our life force, our vitality, carrying us away and cutting us off from the people we are with, and the beauty or ordinariness of the places we are in. Lost in the jungle of our minds, we forget that we are pure consciousness, infinite and eternal, temporarily occupying this physical body. We forget that our heritage is timelessness; that this moment is where we live, and all we will take from this world is the wisdom imprinted on our souls and the love we have shared. “That is all.” -E