Once we understand that the “All That Is” is permanent, never changing and unalterably attached to another circle called the world of phenomena, which is an ever changing, impermanent, and fleeting space. Then we can begin to understand the ‘whys’ of the world. This dichotomy is better known and experienced as a world of opposites, and it is at times a challenging world to navigate.
It is beautiful and it is ugly. It contains people you love with all your heart and soul, yet it also teaches you hate and fear. You experience differing degrees of great joy and great sorrow. You see peace, prosperity, and good will, as well as war, death, and disease. And the entry way home to that perfect energetic WORD/Source Energy, is through the proverbial eye of the needle. Which, apparently a camel has a better chance of passing through than a human.
This is perhaps my favorite poem of all.
Let’s take in these words:
Beyond this world and life, we know there is Someone watching over us.
What a sigh of relief that is.
To know him is not in our power.
He is beyond our comprehension.
But once in a glimpse I saw That we are his shadow
For in the image of God He made man. Genesis 9:6
And our shadow is the world
Did WE then create the world in our shadow image?
We are his shadow, and our shadow is the world
· The “All That Is” is watching over us and yet we cannot know Him through our limited human mind.
· Very few human beings achieve perfect resonance with the “All That Is”, those that do are the saints, the teachers, the Masters that are here to guide us home.
· So that we can travel through what the Bible refers to as “the eye of the needle.”
But we do get glimpses of perfect love through watching acts of great kindness and compassion, empathizing with another’s suffering, or experiencing our own “ah-ha” moments. Unfortunately, they are only glimpses because we are looking at shadows.
We are the shadow of God and our actions from the shadow-self create this imperfect world that separates us from the Kingdom of God and from each other.
Dis-ease is the shadow of perfect health. A dysfunctional relationship is the shadow of perfect love. Trying to achieve peace through war is the shadow of peace. Shadows are distorted reflections of reality. They can never express the perfection of the very truth that they are attempting to reflect.
As stated previously, when that perfect truth is suppressed or distorted through lower-level consciousness, it creates suffering, pain, and dis-ease.
Yet, Kabir states:
“The Soul is a Particle of God.”
And all Mystics state, in one way or another, that we are but a drop of the same ocean, but what is this ocean and how is it manifest in a world of physical phenomenon
Science has also shown that molecules vibrate at specific frequencies for different species, different diseases, different personality traits etc. Some personality traits vibrate closer to their originating essence of the Word, think of personalities such as Mother Theresa. Other personalities vibrate lower a more contracted state of the original essence, think of Adolph Hitler.
Mother Theresa was, I believe, striving (and mostly succeeding) to be in constant connection with her Source vibration; therefore, she didn’t need therapy or intervention to help her understand her crippling, near death illness as a child, or why so many people suffered. She accepted these things as the will of God and moved on to create great acts of kindness to help alleviate the suffering she saw. She very simply lived her life in service to Jesus, the Christ, but it is important to note that even she struggled at times with her faith.
Nonetheless, even in times of great struggle she chose to express, as much as humanly possible, that perfect vibration of the Word, or what she referred to as “love in action.”
“I always remind the sisters and brothers that our day is made up of 24 hours with Jesus.”
Jesus was Mother Theresa’s access to oneness and love. She saw the poor as Jesus in human form, or as Kabir described a particle of God, and lived in service to Him. Your access may be Mohammed, Buddha, Krishna, Kabir, Moses or a current living saint. These God realized souls are here to remind us that we are a particle of God, they live in conscious connection twenty-four-hours per day to Source energy, they demonstrate how to truly live lives filled with peace love and compassion.
Hitler, on the other hand, was so disconnected from his Source that he perhaps never knew that therapy or an intervention could help him handle his disconnection from his own genetic past and the people and pressures around him. We can’t know what Hitler felt, but perhaps, he was so afraid of the ‘other’ that he felt he’d only be safe if he could control the ‘other’—to the point of creating mass genocide. In his case the Other was the Jewish part of himself.
This is the dance of darkness and light, in our world of phenomenon and shadows. A world of opposites. Buying into these opposites as absolute truths keeps us in judgment. All judgement causes resistance and energetic contraction. Consequently, all resistance changes our vibrational resonance.
Rest assured, there is no pure good or pure evil. The best of souls has darkness and the evilest of souls have some light. There is a constant and continuous balance within us that is occurring consciously or unconsciously. Perhaps this is best demonstrated by the yin/yang principle.
The yin/yang symbol demonstrates the world of opposites, black, white, male, female good, evil, happy and sad. But the truth is within all goodness, there is the potential for darkness, and within all darkness, there is the potential for light. Most things are not simply good or bad—they just are.
As humans we tend to deny or resist our darkness or light depending on what side of the principle we live. With any aspect of our jobs, our relationships, or ourselves that creates discomfort, we tend to project outside of ourselves and onto another so we can continue to deny its internal existence. Bad people fear and want to destroy good, while good people feel it is their duty to fear and destroy evil. The reality may be that these aspects of others that we wish to destroy are really those aspects that silently live within us—the parts of ourselves that we fear most.
For our purposes here, we will define, yes, this is where the human mind by defining rules enters into agreements with others, the black area as the low-resonance, “bad-people” area, and the white space as the high resonance “good” people. Isn’t that simplistic? We are now talking about the aspect of the human predicament called “managing the chaos.” The quickest way to manage chaos is to create structure. The quickest way to create structure is to label, make agreements, and bring forward rules. Without structure, any system is difficult to define—so for the purpose of our discussion here, this will be our agreed-upon structure, white good, black wounded.
Remember: to bring structure does not mean to bring truth. Structure simply provides a container in which a system can function so that it makes sense for the majority—like deciding that in America we drive on the right side of the road but in England they drive on the left. No right or wrong, good, or bad, just agreements. If we did not have such agreements, painful chaos would ensue.
Let’s explore some agreements from various cultures of the world. Most societies agree that murder is wrong, and we function from that agreement. However, some societies tolerate brutal violence, like the stoning or disfiguring of women, with little consequence. What is acceptable in some cultures is not necessarily acceptable in other cultures.
Some groups consider the killing of animals for pleasure or food as barbaric and unjustified, they choose to live by a standard hat believes that killing animals for any reason is unconscionable. Remember, ‘badness’ within a culture is based on the culture’s definition and will vary greatly throughout cultures. What is important to bear in mind is whatever structure we choose is what becomes real and true to us, and we must be responsible for that choice. Who we are, is who we say we are, (read that slowly) and this will be demonstrated through our thoughts, words, and, most importantly, our deeds.
You can put anything in the yin/yang chart. Analyze your marriage: it isn’t all good or all bad; it has a bit of both and if you are fortunate and consciously working at it, there can be much love and just a small amount of those challenging moments.
Your arch nemesis has some good and perhaps you, in relation to them, has some bad. There are no absolutes, which is one of the bases for human frustration. We believe that things should be a certain way and when a bit of the ‘other’ way pops in, we perceive it as wrong, we resist it, and either aggressively or passively, we fight against it.
These are examples of behaviors that resonate opposite to Perfect Source Energy:
· Religious extremists who deny others’ rights to worship as they wish. (Remember: “God fulfills Himself in many ways, lest one good custom should corrupt the world.”)
· Warmongers who create conflict just to feel an adrenaline rush, seek financial gain, or pontificate about religious, racial, or societal dogma, this includes gangs.
· Entitlement junkies and corporate pirates who spin a profit or benefit at any cost to others’ health, future, retirement, etc.
· Rapists and all boundary broachers.
· Murderers, serial killers, and thieves.
We create agreements that the above people resonate with very dark, low-level belief systems and mind patterns. They may do things that most of us could never perceive, let alone do. We cannot understand their thought processes or how they justify such atrocities and self-centeredness. All that matters to them is their desire in the moment. These people would be classified as pathological personality types, perhaps sociopaths, and we would all sleep better if they were far away from us. They resonate with the frequencies of fear, hatred, anger, jealousy, rage, blame, revenge, and unworthiness. Unless they choose to know themselves as different from this, which takes a level of self-examination not normally sought or available to someone at that frequency, they will not change.
Some low-resonant people have had profound spiritual awakenings—unfortunately, these are few and far between. Yet even in seeming total darkness, there is light. Perhaps this low-resonance person has loved someone or cared for an animal or truly believes what they are doing is the righteous thing based on their group of belonging and a society that says it is ok, or worse yet required.
On the high-resonance side, we find people who exude love, joy, empowerment, freedom, appreciation, passion, optimism, hopefulness, possibility, and contentedness. Of course, there are times when their darkness shows up; however, their general nature is that of heart-centered goodwill.
How we show up in life will be a direct reflection of our resonance and that resonance will be based on our belief system, experience, and environment in that moment.
Our environment can be external or internal. Women experiencing hormonal swings can say and do things that they regret later, people in chronic pain or under great stress can as well. Our internal biochemistry has an enormous influence over our external expression in the world. This is why, I wrote the Fit, Fun and Fabulous at Any Age Program. Getting your physical health in order is vital and will give you a huge head start for participating at this level of emotional/mental healing.
You see, there is constant and continuous balance in our physical universe and in our physical bodies, as demonstrated by the yin/yang principle. This is a world of impermanence, change, fleeting moments, and relationships, so our experience is in continuous and constant flow. Resistance disrupts flow and distorts energy leading to a loss of ease in our external relationships and ultimately dis-ease internally as our body struggles to maintain homeostasis. Your ability to let go of resistance will always come from leaning into it, not fighting it. To be deeply interested in the ‘why’ of your resistance is key.
In the next blog, I will encourage you to lean into your life, be consciously aware of what is, right here, right now, and just let flow!