There’s a sage in my house, thy must beware.
If she catches hold of you with that stare,
t’will fall into a void beyond compare.
But come to think of it, you’re already there.
“What’s a sage you ask?” That’s only fair.
Just the dweller that lives in every lair.
Come to show the world the Goddessware.
You are free to try it on, if you dare.
Wander into One, which is not that rare.
Since home is now and you are heir.
It is an old cliche, usually expressed with the intent to ‘cheer’ someone up. A friend or family member is going through a hard time and these words are spoken from separation. This sense of separation, of being away from the light, is only a thought. In reality, you are the light at the end of the tunnel. Where else could the light come from, but you?!
Your being lights up this tunnel. Only the mind decides if it is a narrow and confining prison or an all-encompassing heaven on earth. And the mind is irrelevant; no matter what comment it makes about reality, it does not change it at all. Only appearances come and go, but you, in fact, never come and go. You are always here.
Human beings are forever searching for ‘the next thing’. No community affiliation tries to cover that up more than religious/spiritual groups. Whether it is the “I found Jesus” of the religious ones, to the ‘There is nothing to get’ of the non-dual spiritualists. The spiritualized ego is one of the most recalcitrant residues ever to attempt manifestation. Many of these so-called spiritual seekers or religious practitioners have core stories, professional-grade protective defenses that enable them to escape into pseudo transcendance or hide the true motivation enabling their actions.
In fact, this is the kind of blog entry that may draw outright vehemence and venom—even from the ‘religo-spiritual crowd’.
‘How dare they call me insincere, fake or deluded’, to paraphrase a common thought train. This shield of justification or misdirection allows us to avoid the truth of our insights (whether they come from our own seeing or that of another), even when we clearly identify the thief. Unless we are sincere, truly earnest, our actions will continue to be based on the pre-conditioned mind instead of the ever-alive, vibrant truth of the moment.
We must be dedicated to the task of seeing the false inside ourselves and then dismissing it. If we are willing to do that, we have a chance. This is the only way to end the search, otherwise we continue to operate out of this place of separation, as an isolated person living a life. The alternative—the truth actually—is that life is inside of us. As we live more from our hearts, from a still mind that is willing to stay as the open space, peace is realized through our direct experience.