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en passant…

When newcomers learn the rules of chess, often one final ‘rule’ eludes them: ‘en passant’, a French word which means ‘in passing’. This move happens when two pawns pass each other, in one particular situation, one of the pawns is allowed to capture the other as it passes adjacent. In the game of chess, many of these so called beginners often do not believe it when you tell them about the rule (and how it works). Many feel you are attempting to pull one over on them. They plead that, “there is no such thing as ‘en passant'”. They hold on to their positions with firm indignity.

Life, in our so called bodies of form, often mirrors chess. We learn right away that everyone ‘passes’ and yet we try so hard to forget it and deny the inevitability that the human form will end. Well that ceasing to be we call ‘passing’, ‘death’ or whatever is simply a transitional state of consciousness–no different that going to sleep at night.

Later, as we tune in, a realization comes (which science has validated) that nothing actually happens to life, to who we are, and that only our idea dies. Intuitively we’ve always known that no one passes because no one really existed, that life is just a dream of the mind. And yet there are those who are afraid of passing because of mistaken identity.  When that mistaken identity appears to spring into existence, once again it can seem that someone has passed away.

So actually en passant is to see the illusion of two, dissolve into one.  Of course in reality there is only the Eternal One.

–two pieces become one-when in fact they have always been one. 

Fearlessness at the end of life…

The title of this post is a misnomer, since life cannot end. Only our idea of life ends. And this idea never really existed since no idea has existence, has reality. Ideas are mental constructs disguised as appearance; they are mental visions superimposed as fact. There is nothing factual about ideas.

So what is there to fear at the so-called ‘death’? Nothing. No thing can touch life, that spacious presence that you are. As you let go more and more of the appearances, the thoughts, the ideas, the beliefs, the habits of mind, you see that they hold no permanent value or true substance. Who you really are no longer appears to be impeded; you recognize and effortlessly realize what is always, already present. Lasting peace comes forth, this covering or overlay was only appearing to obscure it.

The letting go of the seeking-dismissing-hiding game was only a dream; now the sparkling radiance of the natural state is self-evident. You laugh and cry at the same time as the joyous expression unleashes itself, unrestrained. Deep gratitude follows and quietude, a stillness so deep words become obsolete. Words may still be spoken but they will no longer be filtered through any conditional processes.

In reality, there is nothing left to say and no one to say it too.

Freedom, freedom, freedom!

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