Personal Development

From within so without

From within this internal sphere we call consciousness there is a parallel to our external nature. These two realms of existence coincided with each other and in many writings by philosophers and poets and all who explored this notion, it is as a mirror at play. By the nature of our internal life, our external life mirrors back what we experience on the inside, therefore the two are one and the same. It’s easy to see the scope of it all, when looking out in into the night sky and noticing the magnitude of stars, planets, and the infinitude that lies within.

This points towards the notion of this great mirror that is from within and so without. By cultivating the inner worlds, we find that our outer world expands by taking note of the diversification, beauty, light, and shadows. It is all encompassing. As individuals and as a people, the world mirrors back how far we explore the inner life. The more we experience the inner life of feeling and emotions such as love, and its opposite, we are more inclined to cope with the external and and it reflects back what we discovered by exploring within nature of our lives.

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At the core…

Like the Earth, at its core there lies a molten hot lava that is its own generated heat from itself, fully generating and self-sustaining. From which our being, which is the depth of consciousness, how wonderfully there is an aligning to all of our life, the majesty of our world around us. Whether we call it God, the Divine, Presence, or Love, it’s truly amazing when you think of how similar we are to our surroundings. The core of our being, like the core of the Earth and the core of the Sun, we are self-generating and burn brightly shining forth this immense power.

The other day I was discussing with my love how when we go within, there is no limit to the depth we can traverse. The ancients have discovered this. This is also analogous to the the world we live in, space, time, existence and the many lives, diversity of sentient beings and all of the diversity of life we are surrounded by. It’s hard to not go into a state of wonder when pondering the immensity of it all.

At the center, and the core is that which is falling away, sustaining, and re-emerging. It’s a constant flux that is the very foundation of all life, bringing anew many shapes and forms, thoughts, ideas, and emotions all within the framework of life and existence itself.

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Continuous Journey

Until everything revolves around the notion of me or I as myself being on this planet called Earth ceases to be as I ever so walk the path of beauty, love, and light, this path is continuous and is sure as suffering as it continues to change. But I think it’s being with that, sitting with that, which makes all the difference in the world. And so this moment presents itself as many moments all raveled up in time as a great treasure, springing forth the many creations of and from the Divine to find that it’s only a whisper in eternity.

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Sound

These sounds permeate this sphere of experience. They circumvent time by which they are alive. The backdrop of this existence points to each and every thought, dissected and furrowed. Like a siren going off, piercing the air as it lands in the sound of a barking dog. All these sounds find there way in the soul, beating hearts arranged so that they navigate through a symphony of love. By and by they rise only to be let go as they dissolve in the background, the ground of all being.

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Act Accordingly 

I saw her through the corner of my eye dart across the yard leaving behind a flicker of light fast enough that not even a blink would catch her movement. Something was up. My view to where she was in relation to where I was, was only a window that catpured a portion of the vast space she had to lurk in. I remained calm and sat in my favorite seat. Before I knew it, in the space between I last saw her my mind was enveloped in a novel.

I always feel a twinge in the air when my rational mind notices a glitch in the present moment awareness, alerting me to a what-if scenario in my mind. I remind myself that it’s okay continuing my exploration to not engage in such matters. Besides, she always comes back after her time out frolicking. 

Joyfully I see her come around the back of the house as something nudged me to see what it was all about. Immediately when I stepped out she came running with this mouse looking body in her mouth. Of what seemed to be a mouse was a gopher! What made this interesting is that it was her first gopher. When normally she catches lizards, devours, eats them and leaves their tail behind twitching as evidence of her fine meal.  

She catpured it with great reflexes aluding to how quickly she seized the opportunity. It taught me about not getting so preoccupied about whether the time is right or not. Taking advantage of the moment that presents itself, naturally, expecting it as something that is ment to be yours. 

Of course I removed the gopher from her mouth. Unfortunately the gopher didn’t make it. So, I honor that sentient life that reminded me of such a valuable lesson -opportunities are natural occurances. By accepting and receiving them, I am participating in the natural order of things. In this Infinite unity of all life there is a storehouse of abundance. I acknowledge it and act accordingly. 

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New Year – New Beginning  

I lie in wait with the feeling of something grand and wonderful about to happen. This all comes with the feeling of deep insight, love, and the truth of my being. What’s most surprising about this is that I’m reluctant to reveal an inner angst I’m having about this, but why? I ask. All of which I know that the only logical outcome from this is depth as I unravel the mystery that calls from ‘deep unto deep’. This is a depth of Soul that is like a bottomless well. That’s the logical result of this great experience of this new beginning, this new year experience – a time of deep reflection and change. Change, no matter how it plays out is change for the good. 

This experience calls forth that which has never been known, the unadulterated aspects of the greater part of my existence. This great innocent revelation is the culmination of billions of years, waiting to be revealed, coming forth from the mystery, the mystery of life itself. So I relax and let this new beginning flow through, blanketing the open field of this world – birthing it into existence. This depth calls forth. “I’ve always been here. What’s new is now you see me. What is has always been.” 

The angst is desire for this new beginning as it is partnering with the ancient, the timeless, the unbounded freedom of Soul.  In that there is always a freshness, a newness everyday upon awakening to its “Hello, I’ve been here all along, I’m what’s new, the ever expanding goodness of Soul – let’s begin anew.” 

 

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Unmistakable

With this last prompt to what has been a magical experience in Quest 2016, we are asked by Srinivas Rio how being unmistakable in 2016 can affect the quality of my life and work.

What will you do in 2016 to assure you and your best work are unmistakable?

I love the idea of no mistakes. In fact it’s so profound to me; it brought me back to my study of Byron Katie when she thought for a moment that Namaste meant “No Mistake”. So she would walk around on vacation in Asia bowing and saying, “no-mistake, no-mistake” to the villagers.

When I think of being unmistakable, I think of invulnerability. This is living cracked wide open, raw, and naked to life. I think of taking risks, being open to wonder, and to dare to live out my dreams. What a profound way to live. It seems like a tall order, but I think I can do it!

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