Just imagine you are a soul, a spiritual being without a body, and you are learning and growing. Paradoxically, even though you are deeply aware of your Oneness with God and all creation, you continue to have your Unique identity as the expression of God. You also notice all these beings around you as being unique expressions of God as well. It is with a sense of wonder that you continue your learning in this realm of Spirit.
Then you realize it is time to take form again, to enter into a different stage of learning that requires you to have the physical body. Even though there are many planets and galaxies that you could inhabit, your trip now is to Planet Earth, and perhaps you have been there times before. As you prepare for your journey outward, you allow yourself to become aware of the lessons you need to learn in this particular lifetime. This is your souls agenda and your soul, your spiritual nature, will work on creating circumstances that will allow these lessons to be learned.
Of course, your question might be now “Why do we have to do this anyway?”
There is no answer to this question that will completely satisfy the intellect. The only explanations will be in the form for poetry for metaphor, so try not to get bogged down in figuring it all out. The process of life and creation is about becoming more and more aware all the love that you are, and knowing that your truth rests in the realm of nonverbal, mystery.
Try these on for size:
“If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshipped.”
If the human brain were so simple
That we could understand it,
We would be so simple
That we couldn’t. Emerson M. Pugh
We Are All God Playing Hide And Seek
Awaken From Hide And Seek
“So then, here’s the drama. My metaphysics, let me be perfectly frank with you, is that there is the central Self, you can call it God, you can call it anything you like, and it’s All of Us. It’s playing all the parts of All Beings whatsoever everywhere and anywhere.
And it’s playing the game of hide and seek with itself. It gets lost, it gets involved in the farthest-out adventures, but in the end it always wakes up and comes back to itself. And when you’re ready to wake up, you’re going to wake up, and if you’re not ready you’re going to stay pretending that you’re just a ‘poor little me.” Alan Watts
“Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different. We may go through life without suspecting their existence; but apply the requisite stimulus, and at a touch they are there in all their completeness… No account of the universe in its totality can be final which leaves these other forms of consciousness quite disregarded. How to regard them is the question…At any rate, they forbid our premature closing of accounts with reality.” William James
See, we have to “hang loose” with all of this. If we do not, if we get sticky or clingy, we are again going to become lost in this little personal identity we think we are. When we say, “Let go, let God,” we can be speaking in the words of duality, that ‘I am here and God is out there someplace’, or we can be affirming a deeper truth that we are letting go of our attachment to and our identity with our limited personality self, and claiming our Divine Truth of Oneness with all beings.
We all know the truth of our Being, that we are One with unconditional love, that we are Divine children of God, but not only do we forget that quite often, we also don’t quite believe it. That’s why the mind is always hunting around for “proof” or a better understanding.
One of the keys here is, if we allow ourselves to become quiet enough, to become still enough, we can lovingly “sink into” that knowing, allow it to become more real to us.
If you were just to take a moment now and close your eyes, and say these words (or your own version of them), “I am a Divine Child of God, unconditionally loved,” and just let you heart open to that, breathe it into you. Just that, you will be in your knowing.
(“You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.”)
What happens next, to most of us, is that we open our eyes, and we seem to lose it. “That was nice,” we say, “but here I am back to where I was.”
Now this is not about judgment or blame, but what is happening here is that as soon as we open our eyes, we break the connection with our knowing and our identification with our Divine selves because we immediately identify with the world of our physical senses, our memory and the various roles we are playing. WE DO NOT DO THIS ON PURPOSE, but here we are.
You will notifice however, the more often we do little exercises like these, the more we seek out the stillness in prayer and meditation, the more deeper becomes our knowing. We remember who we are more often, and therefore remember who others are as well. We do not become so upset with our forgetfulness; we just continually come back to our truth.
I love you all, and I am so grateful for your presence, and especially grateful for you. prayers, love and support during this time.
Have a peaceful week.