By Debbie Lynn
When we quit trying to make life spiritual, it becomes spiritual.
Fairies and unicorns, ashes to ashes, we always want a shamanistic spark to enhance our routine so we wait. We wait and wait and lay the responsibility on the mythical, when the truth is: All creatures great and small are here to gently remind us our own super-power that lies within. Yes, it is in us—the onus is ours.
It’s a huge freedom really, as we finally understand that all the gods—whether it be God, entities, aliens, or gurus—that we long to know are in us. It is like a breath of air.
One day we see that we are (in fact) a manifestation of every one of those beings. It is perfection at its finest which is as possible as it is impossible. And when we give up trying to force extraordinary situations into a life we deem boring and ordinary, we come-to-meet an amazing new life. We find a lucid world steeped in an ethereal illusion—something to admire, to ponder, but to never try and hold.
Not to say that there isn’t anything solid about our world, because there is (when we stub our toe on a piece of furniture… it hurts), but knowing that the pain will eventually subside and the toe will heal gives us a small window into a future experience that is kind of cool and “Spiritual.”
The same goes for prevention (or foretelling a situation). If perhaps we live more mindfully (in the moment and with a deeper awareness) we will be less inclined to run into that piece of furniture to begin with and forego the pain.
But this is a hard concept to grasp.
It is also a bit disheartening, a bit tragic, and a bit unreal because it puts the responsibility right back in our lap; but that is point. We have to do the work. We have to read, study, explore and question it all because awareness doesn’t just fall out of the sky and christen our ego. Knowledge comes from experimenting with experience, going to our edge and pushing that edge hard.
Some gain this wisdom sooner; they are more fortunate than others, hang with the “right” people, or they are in the right place at the right time. But for the rest of us, the learning process is a nightmare followed up with some intense examinations of self. After the test (or many tests) we may get a small glimpse of what mystical peace looks and feels like, and yep, that glimpse is “Spiritual.”
And when we find peace and we slow our harried self down, we are able to see things in a clearer and more logical manner (which is what all the great teachers do). Then the beauty of our surroundings is exposed on a whole different level and there is NOWHERE to go really except into this amazing relationship of energy (light and sound).
This energy is what we are and all we have in any given moment, so to know this, feel this, and live this, takes us on a completely different kind of involvement far and away from the norm, even though it is just another day.
Remember, there isn’t a deity watching, judging or waiting for us. It’s just us, trudging along, living life. So when we untie the spell, loosen the grip and relax into acceptance, I promise…everything changes inside us.
And when we finally stop trying to make it anything other than it is, in the end, it all becomes “Spiritual.”
Editor: Dana Gornall
Debbie realized at a very young age that the outer reality was a far cry from her inner truth and meeting her inner wisdom head on always turned into a challenge. The wonderment, curiosity and hypocrisy of life led to exploration and a cumulative documentation (art and journaling) of what she lovingly calls “the purge”. It is her way of ridding any negative energy from the daily grind. She says, “In essence, it is a way to start fresh and cleanse the soul.” Debbie has had numerous articles published in Elephant Journal, The Edge Magazine, Sail Magazine and Cruising Outpost Now a featured writer for The Tattooed Buddha. Her daily posts can be found on Facebook-360 degrees of Inspiration (full circle)Facebook .
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