Acceptance is the key to life’s challenges, the “ups and downs’ of life… Having the sky fall is simply a tool for soul growth and cosmic evolution to take place.
Oh no the sky is falling! It was only a matter of time people began to realize the depth to which we are self destructing as a civilization. For many of us the sky fell a long time ago and it was the beginning of our journey seeking for something Real. At some point the cosmic rug was bound to get pulled out from everyone else and the fall-out to be fatal. Because we are at the end of a cosmic cycle we are witnessing extreme duality on every level of life and society. There is no real security in this world and the security we try to hold onto is illusionary. We must be willing to look behind the curtain, like in the movie The Wizard Of OZ, to see The Great Oz is an illusion and can’t save us and get us home to where we want to be. The True comfort and security we seek can only be found inside our own self.
From my perspective, this life is a dream… kind of like a movie. It is a fantasy held together by smoke and mirrors. Most of the players are are not aware of the dream and believe the characters and the stage sets are real. In this country, many are filled with endless ego desires. They indulge themselves on every level possible. They desperately try to fill up their empty lives with all kinds of stuff, so they can’t see the dream. This keeps them from asking the essential questions of who am I and what is this life about? When our lives are filled to the brim with accumulating and consuming and bulling each other, who has time to look deeper and to question what is real?
Sleepwalkers sometimes walk into walls and fall down stairs. This may wake them up, but it will not keep them from sleepwalking again. It is the same for all of us. Only awakening one moment is not enough to keep us awake for the rest of our lives. We need to walk into walls, the sky needs to fall and the rug needs to be pulled out from under us, over and over again, until our egos become small enough for us to even minutely see the Dream. The more aware and awake we are the more we become grounded in True understanding of what is Real. Having True understanding that Consciousness is all there is is like having “The Ruby Slippers” to protect us from the The Wicked Witch of ups and downs.
The evolutionary journey out of the One and back to the One is Consciousness Awakening to itself. Having the sky fall is simply a tool for soul growth and cosmic evolution to happen. Suffering is never very pretty and can seem very tragic. My heart goes out to all who are going thru such things. I have had my share of suffering from cosmic rugs being pulled out from under me in a myriad of ways and as a result, I have awakened to clearly see the Dream. When I began to accept physical reality to be a Dream, I began to let go of my attachments to it. Life got easier as I accepted the ups and downs as part of the destined journey of my soul and just part of script of the movie… the dream.
There is a famous old Taoist story I really like called “We’ll See”. It is a good example of seeing the dream.
There is an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.
“We’ll see,” the farmer replied.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses.
“How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.
“We’ll see,” replied the old man.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.
“We’ll see,” answered the farmer.
The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.
“We’ll see,” said the farmer!
And the story continues on and on…
Yes our world is about change and it can either be a scary story where we get lost in what is happening or it can be a joyful journey because we know what is Real. So “Get Real”… slow down, keep it simple, let go and let flow! Live the ‘now’… from moment to moment and there will be no room for mind/ego to attach itself. Real change comes from within. Have patience!
Peace be with you,
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