Perhaps most new age folk don’t really want freedom, love, peace. Perhaps most people who claim that they do are just playing a game. It’s a game of pretending to be committed to ascension or enlightenment. And who can blame them it’s a fascinating game, with so many options and alternatives and variations. You are guaranteed to never get bored because there are so many levels and paths and landscapes to explore and discover. I need to start this practise, or to go on this retreat, or read this book, or start this diet or see this therapist or healer or do this meditation, or visit this sacred site. It’s perfect for the ego because there is always another activity or paradox or perspective from which to hide from your true Self, to hide from the Truth. It’s the ultimate virtual reality game co created with your personal egoic design team. And there is nothing wrong with that.
Anyway we all know the answer to the riddle is Now, being in the present…but achieving this consistently seems to be tricky!
So it seems to me that it’s handy to remember that there is a difference between the map that we create to make sense of the world and our lives and The Reality. What is Reality? It seems to me that the closest I can get to understanding Reality is probably what masters and religions, at their core, all speak of and agree on and point to in their different ways. Added to these ancient timeless teachings maybe we throw in a little bit of 21st century context and magic to update Reality.
Perhaps we would do well to loosen our grip on our beliefs and our knowing that ‘THIS is how it is.’ ‘I have got it figured out’. And yet are we free? Are we at peace the majority of the time? To what extent have we experienced the multi dimensional layers and facets of being a divine being that are who and what we (apparently) really are?
And yes it may seem that I too have my version of reality, of truth. It’s based on 22 years of experiential inquiry but admittedly it may be another ego trip too, but it keeps me entertained!
Ask your self these two questions:
What are my blind spots?
Where am I deluding myself?
I think they are beautiful questions!! We can’t answer them with our egoic minds because our egoic mind is heavily invested in hiding these truths from us. In my experience feedback from Life is a great teacher and truth detector and sometimes the assistance of a Seer helps too. We don’t have to do all this journey alone. I don’t think that was the original plan. But we have to get vulnerable and real to expose the fact that we are lost and need help. Yes there is a place for therapists and healers but we need to discern whether they will give us Truth or whether they are there to add validity and content to the game we are playing of pretending to want liberation. The acid test for me is always in the story of their life. Do they walk their talk? Have they been to the dark places and returned to the light? Are they Being the change they speak of? Actions speak louder than words!
So that’s what came through for me to share today. Something a bit different I guess but I think it’s helpful to challenge our beliefs and perspectives sometimes even if it can be uncomfortable. And feeling uncomfortable just may the clue that we are onto something!
Most who read these words will probably filter it through the egoic mind anyway and it will be distorted and twisted and the intention of these words may not even get through!
So why did I write it in the first place? More dopamine?! Shit!! I need to get off this computer and get outside! 😉