Articles - Enlightenment
There are two perspectives
to life, two points of view where we can learn from, develop opinions
of, and gain experience through. They are the outside and inside
perspective of our mind (our thoughts and feelings).
* Is when you are living 100% totally on
the outside of your body. Everything you think about and do, is
related to you, your family, your friends, your career - total absorption.
* It does not mean that you are 100% on the
go every waking moment of your life, no it does not - because you
would be in a psychiatric unit if that were the case. No, I'm talking
about a deeper absorption - you know the type - where you live just
for you - totally absorbed in the game of your life - living the
ups and downs as if you totally believe that your life depended
on it - that there was no other alternative - unaware of the inside
perspective - totally blind (literally) of its existence.
* You fear death and therefore never think
* You never think about what happens after
death - you just assume that you and your loved ones go to Heaven
- unless they were really bad, then they will go to Hell.
* You don't know where Heaven and Hell are
- up there beyond the stars, or down there below the earth. If we
were to navigate a ship to these places, how would we get there
with those co-ordinates?
* If an outsider ever contemplated the inside
perspective, they would consider it to be 'rubbish' - how can that
garbage put bread on the table, or pay a fair days wage?
On the inside, you are ... the opposite -
living 100% totally on the inside of your body - not to be confused
with a timid introvert who is too scared to open up and live their
life. No! From the perspective where you are sitting in the energy
field that runs up your spine and out your fontanelle - behind your
eyes - at the very back of your head - unaffected by the ups and
downs associated with your life ... knowing, understanding, seeing!
From this perspective you are linked to the
Source of Creation! From this perspective you can see the colours
of your chakra merging into a bright light of energy! From this
perspective you are sitting in the 'Golden Middle Way' - neither
one nor the other - you just are - as the needle that balances on
thread [now whose parable was that? Ahh that's right - Jesus!] -
This is the place we are all heading toward
- all at different levels of understanding our inner truth (which
is to realize that we just are!).
"What?", I might hear you say!
"What indeed", she sighs!
Well that's a bit boring! Who wants to be
nothing? Not wanting or trying or feeling and thinking, not living
or dying, just are!
Ha! Boring is not even a drop in the ocean
of thought and emotion, and I can assure you it is every emotion
(including boredom), all bundled into one big energy ball - and
there we are, sitting in the middle of it all!
Wo indeed! How many of us are strong enough
and concentrated enough to walk in that energy field and not be
affected by it?
So, what does all this mean?
Hmmm, let's have a think ... from the moment
of our birth, we are pawns to our thoughts and emotions, and depending
upon the type of life we were born into, will determine the types
of emotions that will be most dominant in our life. Each culture
or race have their own emotional character, as does each level of
society. We are each born at a particular time on a particular day
in a particular year, which lends more insight to our character
traits, and, we are born of parents who have added some of their
traits to our character as well.
Learning these character traits will enable
us to realize our positive and negative traits and therefore, understand
who we are as a person. Once we understand ourselves, we become
happy to spend time alone until there comes a time when there is
no distinction between any of it - we just are!
Not only must we understand and control all
these emotions, but we must also understand and control the intake
of emotions that we encounter each day from other people and situations
that have entered into our life. The worst types are those who appear
friendly and helpful on the outside, but are harbouring some sort
of negative trait on the inside that we are unaware of. These types
of people or places are dangerous because that energy rubs off onto
us, causing our moods and character to change accordingly.
Although we are individual souls who think
and feel, strive and believe, give and receive, there is a place
within ourselves where we can go to gather strength and energy to
survive another day. We go to this place when we sleep or meditate.
Babies exist within this place before they are born into the outside
world and when we die, we go back to this place. Our bodies die
and return to the earth, but our conscious and thinking selves,
return to this place. When we are enlightened, we are sitting in
this place whilst living our lives at the same time.
Learning about the self (or self-realization), will help us to find
this place, and consciously stay where we all just are!
Peace and Light