We are physical beings. The greatest expression of this physical reality is considered by most to be loving sexual union between two consenting adults. But there is more and this more is something that cannot be written down, cannot be defined, it can only be sensed. For as soon as you begin to define it, you distract from the very essence you wish to define. If I do continue to write, it’s not because I have anything new to say. It is only because what I’m writing about already exists and somehow through the writing, because it comes naturally and effortlessly to me, I am already the essence of that which I am attempting to describe and I wish to look at myself from all sorts of different angles, in this case with words. It’s a game. An experiment. Childplay. Creativity…….
So for the fun of it, I shall describe what this ‘more’ looks like through my uniquely tinted spectacles. It can be summed up in Teilhard de Chardin’s wonderfully succinct quote ‘Union Differentiates’. As physical beings we act as if we are not complete, there is something missing which we must find…….we are living in a crazy world that must be healed, made sane. A commonly acceptable approach to this dilemma is to look beyond ourselves and seek communion with others. Thus our goal and focus in finding our way to ‘salvation’, a ‘better life’, ‘happiness’ or however you wish to describe it, is union. Yet, union implies separation, suggests we are disconnected. We have become separated, disconnected from Heaven. We must regain heaven. It is to be worked for through good deeds, being kind, respectful to your neighbour, finding union with others, sexually or otherwise. So we establish, based on this belief in separation, endless codes of behavior, rules and regulations, statutes and laws, practices and rituals, which seek to guide us to this ‘union’. Yet in their complexities and openness to constant revision and limitless interpretation, we find only more dissatisfaction. Without one taking responsibility for what is happening in each moment, within, in ones emotions, in ones body and in ones thought, all the rules and regulations of our world, are worthless. They are distractions. Happiness, contentment, peace, bliss, these all exist now. They depend on nothing. They ask for nothing, no qualifications, no good deeds. They are found in no one else, but you. They are within. Jesus said: ‘Heaven is within you’.
So take a deep breath, relax, smile and know that you are that which you are seeking. We are physical beings but there is more; and the only thing that’s perventing us from experiencing it, is ourselves. How much Bliss can you take today? I will be writing more on this and similar topics very soon, so stay tuned. Thanks for reading. If you have any comments or questions I would be delighted to receive them.
Gratitude : Thanks to Freya Lawton for introducing me to ‘union differentiates’, and to Eric Dowsett and the Worldwide Clearing Community for the continuing inspiration