Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Time to Let Go...

Reflections on reality..... is truth really all it is cracked up to be?

Sweet Surrender
How often has it been stated, particularly in new age circles, how important it is to be ‘true to oneself,’ to live an authentic life according to the river of truth that flows through you at any one moment in time, and to standby that truth no matter what the cost to those in receipt of it?

But what if that truth isn’t quite what it appears to be? What if, instead of being a wholesome reflection of reality, it is a very well-disguised non-truth, or even a lie?

Let’s have a closer look at some ‘truths’ around relationships, particularly those between a parent and child, and find out some more.

Relationships, especially marriage are made up of arguments and reconciliations – scoring as many points as you can from each other along the way.
  • Children should be seen and not heard. It is important this understanding be carried through into adult life as the parent always knows what is best for the child regardless of age.
  • Entering into a meaningful relationship or marriage means all other relationships/friendships and interests must be set aside.
  • The relationship/marriage is the most important nothing else matters, including one’s own children.
  • Children are born to be controlled and moulded according to parental will or beliefs. If they do not conform they are not approved of.
  • Criticism is the best way to help a child mature into a responsible adult.
  • Love is something that should be kept to oneself not outwardly demonstrated.
  • Feelings are not important. Hugs are reserved for the ‘good.’
  • A parent’s responsibility is to always see the worst outcome for the child and then they won’t be disappointed if it all goes wrong.
  • Joy is to be curtailed whenever possible as it will only lead to disappointment when the bubble bursts.

NONE of these statements are true..... they are merely BELIEFS

Nevertheless they have shaped my reality for a huge chunk of my life. They have nested quietly in the dark recesses of my sub-conscious mind, shaping my reality, generating behavioural responses and sabotaging relationships without my even knowing what was going on.

For most people beliefs held within their deepest psyche will never see the light of day. They live their lives blinded by a ‘truth’ driven by an instinct to survive at all costs. Years of soul searching, stripping back layer upon layer of protective sheaths, has enabled my core beliefs to stand naked in the clear light of day. They are now known and can be seen clearly for what they are.

Time to let go........

It is obvious to see truth in the above instance as being a non-truth, but what of the following?

“When I turn within to explore the space from which my heart takes form. I find there is no form, there is no heart. There is simply vast empty space, a void that holds the entirety of my existence, all existence.
It is a giant, joyful wave that carries me from one moment to the next embracing all in its path. All my wants, desires, needs, feelings, thoughts dissolve into this vast ocean of consummate wholeness.

And there is smiling inside. I am not even sure whether it is I who is smiling. It seems to arise quite spontaneously for no apparent reason.
Others have noticed and observe ‘you look like the cat that got the cream’. Well, I am the cat who got the cream but there is no cream. Nothing external gives rise to this incredible joy that bubbles silently within...
...And in a moment of profound, silent awareness a question is born, a thought-form cast from within the great void upon the mirror of my mind: ‘Why am I here?’

It hangs suspended, like a water droplet, apparently frozen in time, seeking substance until time itself releases it once more unto the void. For a while it rests within the great ocean of infinite possibilities until the next wave throws it once more onto the surface of my mind, ‘Why am I here?’
Lazy tendrils of enquiry seek dark recess in my concrete mind for an answer, even finding some resolution. Once again I let go, the droplet having no more substance is again released. All is still…

Inside Out
…another thought, larger and more substantial than before, arises. It holds within it a story, a story of creation.
“Great Spirit, whilst resting in absolute totality of being, as pure awareness, gave birth to a thought: ‘how would it be if I did not know myself?’
In that moment, with the issue of this simple thought, the world of duality, the world as we know it, was born…”
Now I had two thought bubbles to ponder upon. They hung together in suspended animation as if the pause button had been pressed on my mind. Two tiny droplets held within an even greater bubble of awareness.
Before long I realised one held resolution for the other. In unison they merged to become far more than the sum of their two parts. They were yin and yang, divine mother and divine father, enjoining in sacred union that the blessed child of infinite understanding be born to illuminate the far reaches of my mind and the immeasurable depths of my heart…

…I am here to experience duality and the deeper my experience, the more I sink into this realm of separation, the closer I am to the original question posed by Great Spirit. I am in immanent proximity to that first moment of creation.
Experience and question unite and consciously I participate in duality, allowing myself to sink deeper and deeper into form without being identified with it. A wondrous alchemical transformation takes place. In the clear light of my illuminate mind, in the infinite bounds of my heart, I AM Great Spirit experiencing duality through me. This is why I am here. It really is that simple.” Extracted from the book ‘Visions of Reality: Art of Synthesis’ by Barbara Rose

Another belief?

Time to let go........

 “Through space and time have I travelled to see past and future merge into this present moment, where absolute clarity of mind is the all-embracing wisdom of my heart. The notion of ‘other’ being simply thought to transform.
I see how many parts compose the labyrinth that is my small self, how separate and isolate they are in their multiplicity, and how, within a single moment of awareness, they may dissolve into one great river of joyous simplicity; the Self.
Cultivating awareness of this ‘Self’ enables Soul purpose to be made visible and when I surrender, when I step aside, all barriers dissolve and in the stillness of each moment it flows, as a steady stream, to enrich the content of my days with reverent appreciation.

As Above, So Below
As threads of light weave their way through the tapestry that is my life, an image slowly begins to take form…
Shimmering in vibrant, radiant, diamond clear light, against the background of my days… it is the totality of all my experiences: meetings and partings, sorrow and joy, happiness and despair, fear and love... All I have ever known in countless existences since beginning of time…
...It carries the heartbeat of the universe, one glorious note to echo the entirety of existence. The vibration of absolute perfection… AUM....”


Another belief?  What do you think?