In the article linked below, I'm exploring ways to share facets of our true nature, such as honesty, openness, compassion, with those who may be more politically rather than spiritually inclined.
I find it amazing - and hopeful - to see that when people become more honest, open and compassionate in any area of life (such as the area of politics or parenting which are addressed in the article) so much more frees up - and can become possible to discover - within them.
Click the link below to read the article.
If we put green tinted glasses on everything we look at seems green.
And then we’re amazed when others see things blue.
How can they not agree with me that everything is green?
Don’t they see what I’m seeing?
We not only don't see the green tinted glasses we are wearing
we don't see the blue tinted glasses others are wearing.
Awakening is not about seeing through glasses with a particular tint –
it’s about seeing without any tinting at all.
Before ideology or any concept
it's our natural way of seeing - born of Love.
So .. how can we tell the difference
between the seeing that is tinted and the seeing that isn't?
One way is to notice if all-inclusive Love is present.
If anyone or anything feels outside of Love -
no matter what kind of tinted glasses they are wearing -
then that is a sure sign that we also are wearing tinted glasses.
"Become as the young child
and enter the Kingdom of God'"
Our natural state is revealed
not by adding
Joy is so much deeper than the appearance of things.
Things sometimes look messy.
And sound and smell messy.
And may even feel messy -
when we're open
we can sense Joy
underneath and in
all that seems so messy.
When we're not resisting anything ...
when we're open to everything
joy, love, clarity
It’s so easy to love when others do what we think they should
but if love is really unconditional then it has no borders.
What's easy doesn't mean it's true.
Waking up to our true nature is a call to the knowing of this love.
If we’re selective with love - if anyone at all is excluded –
then that's an invitation - an opportunity - to look deeper.
Our thoughts tell us love has limits -
certain people at certain times seem outside of our love.
Thoughts know nothing about love - how can they?
They're only thoughts ...
but our Heart knows.
Thankfully, we can always choose what to trust.
Whenever I see acts of violence such as what recently happened to George Floyd,
I feel such sadness not only for the one on the receiving end
but for those perpetrating the violence.
My heart goes out to them both - to George Floyd and to the police officer
who kept his knee on George’s neck while ignoring his ‘I can’t breathe’ pleas.
How utterly shut off from his true sense of Self that officer must be.
It's such a hellish experience to live feeling cut off
from our natural true sense of peace and love.
Yesterday I watched this video from the spiritual teacher Mooji
about not only the death of George Floyd
but the real possibility we have to go beyond our egoic sense of self.
There is no other way for us to live together in peace and love
until we ourself know the peace and love that is unconditional.
If anything - or anyone at all - confuses us out of this peace and love
then that is an invitation for us to look more deeply.
World peace is the ripple - We are the Source...
this is how important our awakening is.
Awakening is activism at the deepest level.
This week two people emailed me about insights they are having about resistance
and in a nutshell here is what they are now discovering:
Resistance is not something that’s just happening – it’s something I’m doing – or not doing.
Judgment of anything or anyone is resistance.
I’m beginning to see I have a choice to either judge - resist whatever’s happening or not.
When I do resist what’s happening it doesn’t feel good.
I feel tight - closed off to love and peace.
And when I’m not resisting there’s an open feeling … it feels so good.
Deep thanks to all you fellow explorers.
Peace and Love
If what you want is peace -
why not be open to being peaceful now with whatever is in your experience?
Thoughts, feelings, images -
allow them all
and see for yourself
if peace is not only the end but the means.
It is all very simple. Instead of seeing things imagined, learn to see them as they are. When you can see everything as it is, you will also see yourself as you are. It is like cleansing a mirror. The same mirror that shows you the world as it is, will also show you your own face."