It seems the art of deception and distraction is still at work in our world. I’m curious as to where folks feel we need to focus our attention? As a coach, I often raise questions of opportunity. That does not mean I am those questions or comments. I am free enough to ask and accept whatever flow they generate, even if it puts me in a particular ‘light’ that may be perceived as judgmental.
I had a wonderful mentor many years ago who, after passing, continued his engagement with me. Khigh Dhiegh was an actor who happened to have a doctorate in theology and was a rector for a Taoist sanctuary in Tempe, AZ. In and interview on my television show we discussed the nature of being a world citizen, one of his passions.
Our choices, he stated, are not necessarily about what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ They are more about what is ‘desirable’ or ‘undesirable.’ To determine that, we must experience or explore the plethora of possibilities across a myriad of manifestations. These include taking an objective view of ‘what is’ in the world and the people, places and things that vie for our attention. It includes those considerations for the desire of control in personal, professional, political and religious realms to name a few.
Yes it is our duty, as conscientious beings, to expose that which is congruous in the development of a healthy planetary relationship and world view. It is our response ability to engage truth – that which exposes and enlightens even ourselves as we are reflections of the ONE that IS at the core of ALL. The ‘ego’ is then nurtured into a new relationship of ‘wego’ as the collective ascension is necessary to become the change we wish to see in the world. This change is universal in nature, yet there are obviously some distractions placed before us.
This nature of ours is beyond any label, including ‘spiritual.’ It is just who we ARE. That little part of us that likes the playground drama is trance-ended when we become stewards of the sandbox. The phases of transformation that you mention so eloquently are recognizable as points on the line, often tangential, that draw us to a greater understanding of ourselves and, therefore, others.
We often have to lose ourselves to find ourselves as we experience the mobiability of our transit through and to self-realization… celestial consciousness condensed into form. The Beast… is within us all and recognized as, misinterpreted by many, the number of man… 666… the carbon atom. The intelligence, or knowledge and wisdom, it took to create this atom is far beyond the extrapolated calculations that resulted in a variable of 32 decimal places. Yet math/science (understanding) led us to the recognition.
Indeed there are people who practice protective arts of their own perceived dominions through various organizations, both overt and covert. The journey we are on entails the exposure of obfuscation. The universe within us and around us has no secrets… no demand of our allegiance… yet it demands our allegiance if we intend to be the change and example harmony among people and planet in our lifetimes. This is our edict for now… love your neighbor as yourself. It is a challenge in every moment, every thought and action. We often engage the circuitous defensive nature of the little self in our quest to be bigger. When one shows up as an example of an attempt to epitomize a ‘belief system’ they are often stiff-armed in an attempt to remain comfortable in personal deception or ignorance.
No more important words can be offered: “Let us put our collective house in order before we dream.” It eliminates the nightmares. “That way when we awake in the morning to the new dawn we can start anew, fresh and unencumbered by unfinished chores.” Understanding that the ‘dream’ is of a new world order we engage in our sleep allows us to observe that everything, including the structures created by our predecessors, has purpose toward the natural evolution of a cosmic planetary society readying for the ultimate contact with our creators, or at least representatives closer to the heart.