“When you offer salutations to someone, understand that you are saluting your own self. That ‘someone’ is none other than your own reflection. See others just as you see your own reflection in the mirror. When you are surrounded by many mirrors, you see a number of reflections. Reflections are many but the person is one. Reactions, reflections, and resounds are many but the reality is one. Names and forms may be different, but all beings are part and parcel of the same Divine Principle. Divinity is the underlying principle in the apparent multiplicity of this world. When I am speaking here, My voice is heard through each and every loudspeaker in this hall. In the same manner there exists the principle of unity in our hearts which we have to recognise.” Sathya Sai Baba
When we source distinct energies like boundless love and unstable fear we make the choice between internal/external, permanent/temporary, sublime/sensory, Beingness/ego-mind, unity/separateness and so forth. It may appear like we are throwing switches between 2 realities. The external phenomena or outcomes in the ‘hard’ default world are always dependent on the subtleness of the sublime.
The choice is either more sublime or more superficial, depending on what we source when we source it. If we source the energy before it gets diversified in the outer world, we have a more integrated outcome due to it’s more full association with the Source.
If we source the downstream fully cognized energy more typical of ‘the world’ as we know it, it’s temporariness and superficiality, becomes quickly apparent.
When we react to past transgressions to our ego and/or corrupt ourselves with trepidations of the future, we access the unrealities of unstable phenomena. It can be no other way when we ‘believe’ these false dictates. This belief is a choice that is then made causing a whisking away of ‘the connection’, for a lesser vehicle. And how many times a day do we do this trick to Ourselves?
If we have fear of losing something we think we need or have even gone past this, into believing we can never get it back, we chose the external and unreal. We chose fear and keep choosing it, moment-by-moment. This choice can be reversed if we can only ‘let’ go of this ‘outside’ idea that we are not the ones who are ultimately making all the decisions for our own welfare, all the time.
The belief here is pure BS and we bought it hook, line, and sinker. Question is can we ‘see’ it? Once we see it, we can ‘let’ it go and go Inside.
Going ‘Inside’ is who we really are always. Getting back means letting that external jam and thinking go. Thinking really becomes a problem because of the ego/mind tricks that keep us imprisoned.
“Thinking” about reversing our energies from outside to inside from reacting to acting, from doing to Being is not enough nor could ever be enough. “Thinking” alone is limiting. Seeing the “thinking” and seeing the Being energy, is the ticket out. That is, go in to get out. Not to try to think it and continue to react to it from the outside. There is no connection to what Is. Fear and the belief that we may lose what we think we have, predominates in an unsettling way. Constant connection with awareness is the price of the ticket out.
So it is often not enough to go from ‘shame’, for example. Go into ‘shame’ and explore the reasons we give ourselves for beating ourselves up with our permission. Going into the issue exposes the real reasons for the self-abuse.
Just as important, the component of awareness/witnessing of this transaction is enourmously helpful to us. Following through, we will see the reason(s) for the self-flagellation. When we witness our self-flagellation it can be unpleasant and painful. More so, if we witness with an additional reaction. But yet, the reaction will come. When that occurs, we witness the reaction to the ‘negative’ information, allowing no reinvestment into the source of suffering. No reinvestment occurs when we witness the root source of our discomfort and have a reaction to that discomfort, and then witness the secondary reaction of uncovering all that.
We basically, are abiding in the witness at each stage of stress or success. When we default to ‘seeing’ versus ‘reacting’, we choose ‘reacting’ as less important than ‘acting’ or ’seeing’. Seeing and acting are almost synonymous. When we continually default to ‘seeing’ we become that ‘seeing’ and stop being the reacting. The reaction is happening and is being seen. The reaction does not have the fuel to overpower us because we have become (through practice), ‘seeing’ or awareness.
This practice is the honing of awareness. Choosing to ‘see’ despite the reaction, is always the right and skillful choice. We gain immediate perspective and are not so wrought by an otherwise difficult situation. Believing it is a choice is not where it is. It Is a choice. Belief would just get in the way.
When we increase awareness, we increase our Being. Increasing our Beingness results in a superb connection to The Energy, that is, the same energy that fueled the “Big Bang”.
Sourcing the fullness of Love, seeing the fear fearlessly and seeing the reaction when we see the fear, is channeling the right stuff. The Permanent abides and the impermanent passes before our eyes. This is the hook up sista’. Feed the soul every Moment. Practice the awareness that is natural and effortless. See it. Be it. Always.