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Photo: Joshua Earle/Unsplash Dharma is like karma…it’s unavoidable.

The moment you’re born, you’re given an identity—a sex and a gender, a race, a name, a nationality, a religion. You’re even given a surname and status based on the family you’re born into.

In the birthing process preceding this moment, you may have been exposed to brutality via well-meaning doctors and nurses, toxic pain-numbing drugs, harsh unnatural lighting, even pulled out by cold metal forceps, your umbilical cord severed the moment you entered human life, and so on. Our society places most value on a quantitative medical approach that highlights shock-first avoidance of imminent dangers, and dealing with the consequences later. Environmental and qualitative factors have been neglected in the medical establishment to make way for clinical “efficiency.”

Without your consent, you’re given pharmaceutical vaccines that may or may not affect you within the first months or years of your life. In some cases, depending on culture and the personal beliefs of your family, you are circumcised, a surgical intervention for life. Most families create a scenario for you that includes the type of style and design of your life, from room colours, to crib design, to scents, toys, even down to your clothes.

You may be given a brother or sister, a father or mother, or all of the above. There are factors at play based on where you rank within the family, for instance whether you are first-born or the youngest, and on and on.

So many identities are imposed upon you without your agreement.

All these identities are false at worst, or incomplete at best—due to the body being a vehicle for the soul. Empty your mind of all these false identities that reflect circumstance and karma, shape your destiny and every aspect of your beliefs. Imagine for a moment being formless, having no identities applied to you. Consider your true essence that is beyond identity or ego. Whatever the identities given to you, you are actually a soul housed in a human body. That’s the most important aspect—not the sex bit or the religion bit, or any other bit for that matter.

The more we have been sucked into conventions of the false identity and the ego-created self, the more we feel “lost.” Our disconnection in itself is an illusion fashioned by the mechanisation of our spirits. It is not an actual loss, but an imagined one. We are the ones who have created this separation between us and our nature, us and the maternal Goddess, our Creator. What we are is beyond all notions of separation or non-separation. As Adyashanti said,

“The Truth of what you are is beyond all duality and all notions of non-duality. Yet it includes both. Like an ocean that is waves and stillness and yet un-definable as either one of them.”

How has this loss of power and understanding occurred and how can we get back our soul connection? How can we feel and operate from unconditional love for ourselves and others and re-introduce the sense of brotherly and sisterly love that was experienced by our ancestors living and surviving in communities?

How we understand ourselves is essential in philosophically facing this question.

When the Buddha described the concept of dukkha in his first teaching, he was talking about the nature of life being unsatisfying based on his experience of wealth and status that didn’t fulfill his heart. It was his destiny to see beyond the opulence of his kingdom—to see and feel the suffering of his brethren, and take that personally, take it on himself to enlighten their path. The Pali word “dukkha” has many meanings, including that everything is “temporary” or “imperfect.” It is our dharma to perfect the world, and not sit by and surrender to ill-will, distortion or suffering.

Our culture has bred consumers that are half-asleep and numbed out by drugs, alcohol, television and systemisation. The more you’re sleeping, the more you will follow each other like sheep, without questioning. Our society takes away the love, meaning, soulful connection and joy of being, and replaces it with the myth of consumerism. We are so hungry for soul love, for divine love, for feeling “whole and complete,” that we will keep buying things, and endlessly consuming to fill these insatiable needs. The void can never be filled with consumable things, status, money or drugs. It can only be filled by love, peace, connection and presence.

Our very divinity or connection to spirit is the harbinger of joy, because as spiritual beings, we are infinitely connected and never alone. The keeper of happiness is not the banks, economy or monetary system. It’s not in working harder.

Awaken, dear friends.

We are all collectively creating this dream of life. We are creating our happiness, our wellness, our world as it is. As co-creators, we thus have the individual responsibility to create a peaceful and harmonious world. If we each imagine our world as safe and filled with the joy of all life, it will be so. And so it is.

If our world is not as we wish, it is our duty and responsibility to change it in living action, not just as wishful thoughts. It is actions that make a significant difference living in this, a material world. Kindness in action will shift our entire reality—not only in how we behave toward fellow human beings, but also how we treat the animal and plant kingdoms.

Many are so afraid, even terrified to be themselves. They would rather choose not to be visible than to be seen, than to be who they are. One of my most important missions is to empower people to be themselves. If we are naked, then we reveal our true selves. Our soul essence arises from this space of authenticity, non-pretense. Revealing all, all is revealed to be. What this means is that in revealing all, we allow all parts of ourselves and others to be okay.

It is not our differences that define us. We are far more similar than we realise—feeling, breathing, dreaming creatures. We are all the same—as the poet Rumi wrote,

“Longing to find our way back.
Back to the One,
The Only One.”

We don’t need to suffer—we are not here to suffer.

The spiritual teacher, pragmatist Byron Katie writes in Loving What Is, “The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want.”

Pure acceptance of what presents itself removes the power of the suffering mind. When we accept what is happening, and accept whatever experience presents itself, whatever conditions we encounter are just so, conditions that will always be changing in the current of existence. All conditions are changing, all of life is transient. All of life is a teacher of impermanence. Streaming awareness is a dance that can transform in an instant to be something completely different.

Hate can metamorphose into love when awareness shifts.

The suffering “victim” asks, “Why me—why is this happening to me? It shouldn’t be happening this way. This is unfair. Why, why, why…?”

There, often in our nature, we feel an unfairness when we face challenging circumstances, particularly if we are not used to being resilient or not used to life being hard. If one is the recipient of a difficulty, particularly those that are unforeseen like an accident, or the sudden loss of a loved one or one’s own imminent death, it’s almost a natural response to resist, to ask “Why me?” and to question God. Our society does not teach us how to encounter grief and loss, how to process suffering, how to accept change.

We tend to create a lot of drama from the why me perspective. This trait is common to all of us, as it’s one of the fundamental archetypes. Important to note if you observe it in yourself, is that you are the creator of this conceptual framework and you are its victim. Seeing oneself as a victim prevents one from taking responsibility. It creates dependence and a lazy mind that surrenders—instead of taking action.

I do believe there is an implicit order and every story is a slightly different tune played with the same instruments or theme. We will all have to face the demon of unfairness at some point in our lives. Out of suffering, have emerged the likes of Helen Keller, Martin Luther-King, Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela and so on. The famous psycho-analyst and holocaust survivor, author of the classic self-development bible Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl, believed that everyone has a specific purpose in life:

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life… Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.”

If we view life from this perspective, it helps us to see and accept experience for what it is. It helps us to realise that each person has a unique karma, a unique journey—we each have a specific and important part to play. All that is happening is part of the Divine plan, a wondrous energy of love beyond our understanding. When the heart is opened, all else disappears and we become one with love, one with one’s purpose.

The moment your mind is connected to your heart, and you become clear and present in the experience and embodiment of love, you will know your purpose, because it will cease to live just in your thoughts—it will be felt, known, experienced and lived.

Will you take ownership of your own happiness and start being a person of purpose and integrity—orientating yourself to come from a heart space?

What is your purpose? will you write your dreams in the sky and make them a reality by taking action today—or wait for an eternity for a flash from the heavens?

 

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Billions of individual stories have brought us here.
There must surely be a pattern, a common thread that ties all of humanity together.

If we could unlock an implicate order or system for living, it would show us a method to understand our lives better. Was Kierkegaard mistaken when he posited, “Life must be lived forwards but can only be understood backwards?”

A pattern language exists in all human systems. In all human history there is something we are learning about ourselves, beginning with a quest. Within every story ever told is the oldest story known to humankind and embedded in our collective memory—the story of a hero.

In the maturation process from child to adult and beyond, we all encounter and have to face a variety of personal challenges where we are tested, often severely so. What builds character and defines our destiny, is the ability to conquer our personal fears and doubts and face head-on our challenges. If we can overcome these challenges (nullify the giant or demon in the process), then we will be liberated from these dark forces, and advance with the lessons learnt and our power restored.

The purpose of life is within life itself—to live, to be inside the process.

Our suffering often points to that which is not working for us. For growth to occur, we must learn lessons and learn to accept what we cannot change whilst taking proactive action on the things we can change. It is not some mystery hidden away in an ancient script.

Until our self-realisations are living and breathing in actions, we are not finished.

As souls, we are here to learn. This is our school and training ground. Each ideology is like another school. Specific dynamics (like being born male or female, rich or poor, country of origin, religion and race) carry different opportunities for learning.

As we learn lessons from our life experiences, so our capacity for compassion and wisdom grows.

All recorded history and our oral traditions before that reflect our journey to survive, develop and achieve mastery of our environment. Swiss psychoanalyst, Carl G. Jung wrote about the “archetypes”—characters that recur in dreams of all people and in the myths of all cultures. Jung believed that archetypes were part of a deeper source of knowledge and mythology forming part of the “collective unconscious” of our intrinsic human mind.

The inner realm is the collective mind of all humanity—it binds us all together in a shared experience. Each person experiences a range of personalities that play out in the unfolding drama of life. This is the story of the soul.

In the European divination cards called the Tarot, the 22 Major Arcana (greater secrets) cards depict the hero’s journey. American scholar, Joseph Campbell in his classic, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” one of the most influential books of the last century, set out to map the human condition and define a pattern of development by the hero. Campbell describes the story of the “hero,” common to myth, ritual, drama and storytelling, reflecting our individual and collective psychological development.

The archetypal hero goes out on an adventure of discovery for his own personal growth and redemption, as well as representing something from his tribe or particular group. All of humankind is embodied in the hero’s journey—the story of our collective and individual origins.

Each time we evolve—especially during significant life phrases—we come back to repeat the story and re-experience its lessons.

Will Cather wrote:

There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.”

Campbell believed that all stories were essentially one and the same story told in unlimited variations and following the terms of the hero myth or “mono-myth” he laid out. The universal myth is universal, common to all cultures, to all people.

Campbell uncovered a pattern that lies within every story ever told.

Each person’s personal developmental process follows the hero’s journey, and in this way, we are all heroes of our own lives. Self-mastery requires that we journey to sometimes uncomfortable places, find and clear the debris (slay the dragon) come back renewed and inspired for our next journey. Each time we depart our homes (our comfort zone), we enter a field of unlimited possibility for growth and redemption.

In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, self-actualisation is placed on the highest rung after the achievement of all basic needs. What is common to human development and the evolving human spirit, is to face challenges or obstacles along our path—and then to overcome them.

This make us all heroes. It reminds us why we are here and what we are here to do.

In mystical terms, a person undergoes catharsis to come out of the dark night of the soul, the negative forces inhibiting him from self-expression and individual expansion. The gateway to personal growth (movement) is to overcome personal barriers (limitations) to achieve goals. To overcome the force-field of inertia is key.

Achieving freedom is a path of liberation—one must first face and conquer one’s inner demons before one can truly “find oneself.”

When we face all our shadows, with every victory, a new cycle begins.

The universal power of the hero myth is revealed to us in our collective dreams. We recognise these heroes facing dark antagonists because the story is part of our intellectual model and cultural psychology. We see ourselves reflected back at us in these myths and legends. Even if the hero plays out an impossible and unrealistic scenario, we still resonate with our hero and see ourselves in his plight.

Emotionally, we still powerfully connect to our hero’s battle because it links us together—it forms part of our collective memory as human beings.

It also answers key existential questions of our origins:

Who am I and where do I come from?
What happens to the dead?
Am I alone?
What is good and evil?

What is my purpose?
What happened in the past before I was born, and how did it make the present – how will the present affect the future?
Is there hope?

We are all unique story-tellers of our own lives who weave a tapestry of possibility via our imagination and connection to the collective unconscious. Each story-teller adjusts the myth to suit his own aspirations.

Hence, the hero has a “thousand faces.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomyth

Stages of the The Hero’s Journey (Adapted):

1. Meeting the mundane, ordinary world.
2. Suffering descent, humiliation, separation or loss.
3. New hope: the call for adventure or change.
3. Fear of the unknown.
4. Meeting with the mentor.
5. First initiation: leaving the ordinary world and crossing the first threshold. (Now committed to journey)
6. Discovering the keys to success—facing tests, meeting enemies and finding allies.
7. The hero prepares for the final battle.
8. Confronting death or greatest fear.
9. Public victory—finding the treasure.
9. The road back home.
10. Private victory and integration—healing the wounded masculine and feminine and resolution of conflicting polarities.
11. Returning home victorious with the elixir.

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https://flic.kr/p/brqBruWhat is the “mind?” Is it a holographic portal into consciousness, reflecting life itself, or perhaps the God particle common to all human beings?

The mind projects the universe onto the screen of awareness that is consciousness. The mind is a filter of this consciousness, allowing us access to our soul knowledge and higher knowledge of the realms beyond. The sequencing mechanism is the brain and central nervous system. The brain is a physical component of the body whereas the mind has no exact physical location. The mind encompasses far more, the mental aspect that includes the body, self-awareness and subjectivity. When physical stimuli enter the body, they are converted into electrical or chemical signals and sent to the brain, where neurons in turn release signals which may produce mental signals like thoughts or perceptions. Essentially a physical component is converted into a mental signal that creates a subjective response, thought or feeling.

The wisdom and feeling centre is the heart. The gut is the physical and primal gateway into life (our physical life-source from foetus to birth via the umbilical cord – into infancy and beyond).

Our breathing is part of our mind consciousness. The breath is our constant exchange with our immediate environment, the atmosphere around us. Most people make an average of 750 million breaths in a lifetime. Each time is an opportunity for effortless relaxation, for awareness of life’s constant ebb and flow, ongoing changing nature. Impermanence is the signature of the breath. A breath is the gateway into all wisdom.

The mind has a vision and ability to bring to life that which one is as a creative consciousness. The mind will not always support people to envision and manifest what it is they want. It has the mission to reflect and mirror the creation of what is.

There is no co-incidence in reading (or writing) these words. No-thing is accidental or beyond the infinite mind. Knowing the Creator is also knowing the self. The self is not separate from the Higher self or soul being. The body is a vessel for our spiritual essence, and always we are an alchemy at work of mind, body and soul. Once conscious of this, already we are expanded. Through knowledge comes expanded understanding of our innate make-up, abilities and potentiality.

Our soul is not from the body, the body is merely a temporary vessel for the soul. Do we respect this vessel, guide it, treat it with love, honour and respect? For some, they wonder ‘what am I supposed to be doing?’ The answer is in our name, ‘human beings.’ We are not human doings. Our soul is already whole and complete, enough as it is. We will not carry our bodies with us into the beyond, it is only the soul that remains to continue our journey with the light.

The question of ‘purpose’ is a good one. Innately we are of purpose, of value, integrity and worth just by our “being” – our very nature is part of the Divine and sacred essence. When we seek this purpose outside of our soul’s plan for us, it can lead to feelings of disconnection, confusion and loss. Really our soul is right there, with us all the time. There is nothing to seek – it is all with us already. We are love and we are never separated from God.

Such insight means we can relax, breathe, take it easy. It means the burden vanishes, disappears and we no longer need to carry it with us or revisit it ever again. We are all learning to soften our labels and judgements and expand the love vibration. All human beings currently incarnated have strong lessons of judgement to work out, as we expand our consciousness. When we realise that we are all unique expressions of the Divine blueprint, and no two beings are created the same, it unlocks an important understanding of expansiveness and a vast multifarious natural world.

The feeling of separation and lack is common to people, and leads them on a search. This feeling is an illusion. All feelings are valid, as all illusions are valid too. We do not need to seek to suppress feelings or illusions – just choose different experiences and expressions for ourselves. There are many different levels of soul knowledge. We are able to access this knowledge through our crown chakra if we allow for an opening for this to come through. We are the ones that develop this channel so the wisdom from the infinite realm can penetrate. It is much like a stream that is there just waiting to be tapped into.

We are also all linked to the collective mind or what Jung called, the ‘collective unconscious.’ I’ve seen this described too as the ‘collective consciousness’ of humanity. In our ascension to higher levels of awareness, also known as humanity’s awakening, we are starting to consciously evolve and be aware of all the darkness that has held us hostage for so long – the pitfalls of ego consciousness – selfishness, fear, alienation, separation, greed, control, lust, abuse of power and an endless desire for material possessions.

For too long the original loving blueprint has decayed and the powers of selfishness have over-run the planet. A person always has the opportunity and invitation to move beyond this plague of materialism and enter into a pure state of awareness where the authentic soul essence is revealed.

Many of us currently incarnated have been very busy liberating and clearing our karma from previous lifetimes. The law of karma is in essence a spiritual law of consequence, that says that everything you do to others will be done to you. Every event that occurs will create a response directly relative to its cause. It may take some time to experience the results from our previous actions.

“Who you are” is reflected in what you have brought forth into fulfilment as a being of light.

In each person, there is God consciousness, which is love. This love unites us all. God is pure love, and purity is without doubt. The prism of density with which we understand the world is encumbered by the Earth dimension. This places a limitation on our ability to connect to God, yet it does not make it impossible.

We are not separate from each other, nor is the world completely illusory. God is revealed within the illusion, as well as being part of the illusion. Once we make the leap into feeling, we can feel that we all are alike, we all are from one Source, we are all part of God. There is a corollary to this insight – that God created us as we created God. The universe is also within. In Mahanirvana tantra, there is a saying – “In truth, every body is the universe.”

This connection to eternity holds great potential and potent possibility. Imagine if the universe thought it was impotent, weak or small? Imagine if the universe thought it didn’t have total power and complete autonomy.

We are divine beings with the power to change all, always love the self and always love the world. The world is how we project it to be, so please love each projection as it appears in the mind.

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rumiHow do we overcome doubt to find our connection to the “living breath” and to life itself? What is the source of this doubt, and the context of the disconnection from (and connection to) God?

The darkness on this planet is a very deep one that goes right into our very psyches, the core of our being. The material world here is mired in low density vibration that can feel like mud to many of us, especially when we become more conscious of our situation. There is light at the end of the tunnel however, as awareness casts light and understanding of this ‘separation’ state, and in the awareness, the immanent tension is resolved.

Many may feel a sense of being abandoned by God, in this spiritual void, in this highly physical atmosphere.

There is something of an awareness rising that something is missing – the void is filled by drugs, by entertainment, smoking, alcohol, sex (etc.) – one of being removed from awareness of God and the cosmic.

Shamans and seers have a direct experience of other realms. As intermediaries between the seen (visible) world and the spirit world, they explore the other world, the unseen world. Delving into the other side, a seers are able to raise self-awareness to heal the root causes of diseases and afflictions. In truth, we all have the ability to be seers and shamans.

The mind is a powerful tool if focused, as are the emotions. When we are in tune and seeing clearly, we are that which we seek, we become that which we are. This is not the same is getting what we want.

How do we separate ourselves from the clutter and intense energetic charges around us, to find this clarity, and consciously create the life we seek?

People’s judgements tend to saturate society – one has to go far away and remove oneself entirely to find stillness and allow wisdom to bud.

Judgement is the result or symptom of one’s state of self-development. Unless one finds deep peace and ultimately samadhi, one is always searching outside of oneself for pleasure and relief from pain. The judgements come as people are insecure and do not know themselves. The more unhappy they are within and the more they are judging themselves, the more they will judge others. The more one looks externally to satisfy our internal cravings, the more hungry and unsatisfied one will become. A spiritual calling cannot be satisfied within physicality.

It is essential to be able to keep a distance from external distractions, and find inner stillness, allow one’s own balance in silence. This is the way to peace. Then one is able to navigate through this world with skill like the captain of a ship. An African proverb says, “Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.” Sometimes the waters will not be still, and it is there, that we learn most.

Even at our worst moments, we are still learning, and it is in these moments when we stop and access consciousness, access our guides and Higher Self, that we may taste transcendence.

In terms of our “beliefs,” we are filters. In this dimension, and there are many, we are filtering systems for advanced vibrational forces beyond our imagination. Everything is sourced in consciousness.

Engaging with and understanding the natural cycles that surround us, feeds our ability. Nature always works in patterns. A wise person understands the pattern language of time.

Our internal filter is our “feeling” mechanism, the language of our hearts. Otherwise, we could easily believe anything and everything. It’s vitally important to be mindful and observant of “what feels right.” Carlos Castaneda wrote – “Before you embark on any path, ask the question: Does this path have a heart?”

It is our connection to our Higher Self that will bring the Highest wisdom and answers, not our addictions to materialism.

True illumination comes via love. Living a spiritual life is having compassion for other beings, as well as having compassion for the self. Any one religious or mystical path may enlighten yet if, even for a moment, it removes us from love, then there is separation, there is doubt, there is confusion. If it removes us from life, the present moment, and the living breath of nature, then it is also preaching separation. God is always present in all life, and without the understanding that all life is sacred, we have got ourselves into our current consumerist society that doesn’t care about consequences, or about how things are made, or even where they come from, or the suffering caused.

Our soul is something transcendent, yet it is with us too, present in a physical incarnation. Rumi had a wonderful way of expressing the purity and simple essence of the soul. Rumi writes – “Forget the nonsense of there and here, race, nation, religion, starting point and destination. You are Soul, and you are Love.”

Conceit creates an abyss of folly that dances with the belief that one is the centre of the universe. In this darkness, one can descend into madness and suffering. It is love that can open the heart to perceive the truth. With love, all things are possible.

Love is not a religion, yet how would it be if love was our way of worshipping the Divine. Love is our way into wholeness and out of separation. What if falling in love was our practice? What if our religion was love?

 

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