Posts tagged ‘duality’
As we move forward into the coming months and beyond we are being challenged by the deconstruction of edifices of the declining world civilization to re-think what it means to be a human. We have outgrown our inherited definition and understanding of ourselves. The veils of illusion disappear as the scales of doubt and ignorance fall from our eyes. This age’s long epoch of duality has fulfilled its purpose for learning and soul advancement. It is now a time for us to remember much more precisely what we are.
We are beings of Light. There are no exceptions among us to this fact. We can only be beings of Light and nothing less. This Light is the Light of Pure Consciousness. We are aspects or fractals of this Light of Pure Consciousness that have taken on physical vehicles that we know as bodies and that we have identified as our selves. This time for such limited identification has passed. This way of knowing ourselves has served its purpose.
As Light of Pure Consciousness we participate directly and eternally in Source. Source ‘is us, is in us as us’. Source is both principle and person. But even as we make these attributions about Source we are merely making approximations. Source is beyond reach of any description. Yet our true nature is such that we are never satisfied in our seeking and searching and experimenting and longing unless and until we are safely involved with and invested in commitment to consciously and purposefully claiming our affinity with Source and our nature as Source.
We cannot know Source through the exercise of discrimination made by our minds. Source is indeed all that exists. There is nothing outside Source. When we set on the path of engaging in a discriminating process to discover whether or not there can be such a thing as Source we trick ourselves into illusion. We have separated ourselves in this discriminating process from Source but only in our minds. This illusion is logical, the work of the mind. It is not ontological, the stuff of reality. Even though we trick ourselves into thinking that we can decide whether or not Source exists, we are sustained even in this illusion by Source who/which ‘is us and is in us as us’.
And even though this trick of the mind allows us to think that we can out think and outsmart Source, Source is all that exists. This is the confusion we have known as duality. Duality includes the illusion that mind is the capacity or has the capacity to know Source or to know about Source.
The only way that we as humans can access Source directly and immediately is through our hearts. A beneficial construct for this type of direct access to Source, through our hearts, is the notion of ‘beholding’. In our hearts we can directly and immediately know or behold Source. This experience is beyond words and concepts. Many describe this experience as ‘feeling’ or ‘intuition’. It is immediate. There is no denying it.
One can of course choose to deny or distrust this direct experience, but that is just the mind and intelligence standing outside the direct experience.
Even the slightest effort to engage this direct knowing of Source through our hearts reaps ample rewards. The trajectory of our life shifts almost immediately. That which was can be no longer since one taste and touch of the Light of Pure Consciousness sets us on the path of desiring this pure and rarefied experience as a constant in our life. The allure of the external world loses its attraction. It is no longer satisfying or compelling. Only the sweet Light of the Beloved on High can satisfy the longing of the soul.
Once we set foot on this path of seeking the Eternal Beloved and setting aside all that interferes with our direct experience of the Beloved we can be said to be Home once again. This means that we have found our way back from the long exile each of us has had in the darkness of separation from the direct experience of Eternal Joy.
The access points to this direct experience are infinite in number. Any path that leads to the discovery of the longing in one’s heart that cannot be assuaged save by turning within to discover again this Beloved is known as the true path. The key that leads to the inevitable discovery of the Beloved, however, is desire. Desire is the movement of the heart to reunite in conscious union with the Beloved.
This desire must become stronger than any competing desire for anything of the world or for anything save the Beloved. This desire shifts the notion of Source from a concept or vague knowing to an insatiable longing for the Beloved. In truth Source and the Beloved are One and the Same. This though can only be known with clarity and conviction by the human heart set on union with the Beloved. This insatiable desire delivers freedom, a freedom that is joyful beyond description, a freedom that has no end.