In the process of awakening, most of us experience those moments where something you watch or read resonates with you so deeply that you are moved to tears … your heart swells beyond previous belief … your consciousness opens to a gateway of pure Love flowing through, like a dam being opened … the energy moving through you and throughout your being is palpable … you close your eyes and FEEL Divine Light, Love, Peace, and Unity – knowing, intuitively, from that Divine Spark deep within you, that there is absolutely no doubt or question of its validity, and nothing anyone could ascertain would sway you from the fullness of that experience in a brief, yet eternal, moment of ‘now’.
I post this essay by my dearest friend, soul-brother, and now co-collaborator in service to the Light, “Stunned at Sunset” (aka “SaS”), with the greatest of love for all of you. As you read, I trust you will understand why.
Many of you are aware of SaS from Jean Haines’ blog. This essay originally appeared on Jean’s blog, and I was moved, at a soul level, as I read it, and then exchanged comments – and the energy of pure love – with SaS for the first time. The clearly visible process of that experience, ‘naked for all the world to see’, so to speak, and with no hesitation from either of us, was recorded not only in our hearts and the hearts of other readers – all exchanging the same energy (although some on varying levels, I’m sure) – but was also recorded in the comments as well. I will include the exchange between myself and Stunned at Sunset following his brilliant, beautiful, deeply-moving essay.
As I hold an incredible amount of love for Jean, as many of you do as well, I am also going to include her poignant, beautiful preface to the original essay posting. Our sister Jean is a brilliant writer in her own right, and as a fellow soul on this journey, I would be remiss if I omitted her segue, and I have no doubt you will enjoy it as well.
For me, this essay is both what has become a constant reminder of a soul-moving ‘eternal now moment’ in my own life as an aspect of my own awakening, as well as being, objectively, one of the best pieces I’ve ever had the pleasure and honor of reading. Enjoy, and I wish you much, MUCH love!
In Peace & Light:
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Jean writes …
SaS as always tries to get us to focus on what is really important! If we take the time to follow his thinking, he leads us on a path of understanding. Are we actually separate from each other, or not? If we are an aspect of God, do we need one another’s help? Are we on our own, or not?
My experience is that as we begin to understand Duality, and SaS wisely opens our eyes to greater understanding, we begin to realize that we are an aspect of a God who has created us in order to experience Itself. We each have particular gifts that God hopes we will choose to use in service to others, and each incarnation is about these particular gifts and our learning lessons and growing spiritually through their use. Our gifts, however, do not make us complete, and as we approach the end of our lives in Duality, I hope we will choose to celebrate our differences and to encourage everyone to participate in helping us understand the larger picture of our life here.
By the same reasoning, when we have a problem that we cannot solve, I believe we are being invited to welcome and use the gifts that others offer us so that we may solve our own individual problems. In this way, I believe we begin to develop Unity consciousness. Some find it easy to give, but not to receive. Yet, perhaps it is necessary to look at such exchanges a little differently. if we cannot receive ‘our own good’ from those who care for us, these friends are being denied the opportunity to give.
Why are we invited to ask our Guides and Angels for help? Why are we often directed to places and people where we get the help we need? Yes, we may exist alone as a spirit in a body, but surely we are being invited to transcend that aloneness! When every single person is welcome by all to put their hand on the proverbial elephant to enlarge our picture of that elephant, then I believe that will be the true beginning of our species living in Unity consciousness.
Having shared these thoughts, I invite you to read SaS’ heartfelt essay:
On The Promise You Thought You Understood
I have often suffered reformation imposed upon me by “the other” for my perspective of this reality in which we all share some element of bewilderment from time-to-time. I’m told of its more theatrical elements and of their purgative power—that it is, in fact, a drama the purpose of which is to instruct and to make more aware that which we do not presently comprehend. I have my faults, dearest brothers and sisters. Of the many that I have, one chief among them is this manifest difficulty in accepting the imposition of a paradigm that makes no sense to me whenever I compare its tenets to the flow of events that mark our collective experience and define the character of the life we live within sight and knowledge of one another.
In terms of fashioning some “ideal,” we have the classic dilemma always present within the “either/or” assessment many of us tend to make of what might beinappropriately classified as a negative point of view. Through the ages, humanity conditions itself (through habitual exercise) to complain; that is, the foundation of our effort is in asking “God” for help or perhaps expecting otherworldly intervention. Our more enlightened fellows assert that we are “God” in this sense of the sentient expression of self and therefore a divine being who does not require assistance and who can change the face of the Cosmos at will. In the context of “The ONE,” this is true. However, often this “co-creator” account is then immediately moderated to some degree by an assertion—based on a “belief system”—that we live within an illusion; a play of sorts. Who can argue the “Truth” of anything when we make statements in terms of the canons of a human belief system or of the shabby doctrines of someone’s ideology? We are speaking metaphysically and not scientifically.
Consider this: Traveling along a ravine, you are witness to an avalanche of soil beneath your brother’s feet instantaneously subverting his balance to the degree that he is compelled to cling to the exposed root of a small tree nearby. Would you give him a hand and pull him to safety? Or, would you lecture him on his “divinity”—that he could move his own mountains and, if he would but think clearly, he could save himself?
[for]… every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Gaius Sallustius (86-34 B.C.)
It’s not much fun being alone in the world, is it?
Let’s look at it from that point of view for a moment. With respect to the Universal Mind (the pure essence of the Creator/God, the Source, the All-Mind), we are “archetypical.” That is, we are a “model” of sorts that can possess an individuality governed by Free Willwhile, at the same time, engage a sense of community that can operate in harmony with those manifested entities for which our awareness gives shape and content. Together, we reference this archetypical mind (through our awareness) as a “group” mind—somethinglike the Universal Mind but peculiar in its relationship with our planetary logos (in our case, our Great Mother and this solar system and Galaxy). Therefore, unlike the Universal Mind of the Creator (the All-Mind), it is characterized by material characteristics, effects, and features. It knows of the Earth, the solar system, and the Galaxy, as details or, as the Law of One states, refinements to its being-ness.
It is difficult for us to frame our perceptions from the world behind “God’s” eyes because, in our present state of mind, we are currently outside looking in. Our lives are richly defined characterizations of who we “should be” and not of who we really are. Secured in a coma of continual forgetfulness, we take our cues from directors and other “actors” who, like us, participate in the production mutually created in collective ignorance. To “awaken,” you must first realize that you are an actor in a play within a play—that you’ve been trapped, by your own volition, inside a dream, inside a restless sleep, inside an illusion…yes, an enigma. From this point of view, nothing is real and therefore nothing is immutable.
Within the core of the plot, empowerment is lost to you; it is not a characteristic of the human condition for either those with positive polarity or those with negative polarity. Such potential does not actually exist at that space and time. It is an illusion of many layers and we cannot possibly “understand” our dilemma until we realize that it is just a play as many say. We “awaken” when we realize (as opposed to “understand”) that we have a choice. That realization is part of the power of that Universal Mind that had been patiently burrowing down towards our distress for the eons of our absence. Our realization is not a formula; we cannot readily determine our actual state of mind through syllogistic or symbolic logic and we cannot bind our passage to one place in space and time through the mathematics of any equation. We are continually moving. We progress from a past into a future through a present condition that is always changing with each step; with each thought, we conceive an apparent calamity. This is because we distinguish our individual existence through subtleties that render us different from one another to some degree. It is not science neither is it philosophy—it is this “choice” we make that leads us out of chaos by whatever means we find available (think of the choices others have made within the context of our communal awareness and then think of your own). The choice requires Free Will; however, it comes from a force within to which we admit a tenuous connection through that indefinable “state of mind.” Some we can call enlightened choices; others we can view as dark, brooding, malevolent mischief. That is why some awaken and engage enlightenment and others do not.
Once out of the chaos, we have broken free of the insulating shell that had made our experience so impenetrable from the world without and we go on to “create” (from the world within). From that point, we “understand” that we are both within “The One” and outside of any operational perspective we may choose. We still see and sense ourselves as individuals and yearn for inclusion into the collective. Awakening doesn’t heal us of duality, it merely shows us what it is and defines for us the effect that it has had on our experience or will have on the consequences of any decision that we make. In this regard, it has nothing to do with the examples we’ve suggested as “conspiracies” or the intervention of dark forces—otherworldly beings of malevolent character—or even other humans disposed to acts that disappoint our expectations for common, enlightened objectivity. They are what they are and are irrelevant to the journey that we begin. That is the sense of duality that is the cause of our confusion. We work to avoid this confusion and with each step up and out of the Abyss, our actions then become empowered by Free Will—the tool that had lain dormant for so long before we “realized” that we were holding it in our hand. Such is the nature of the “forgetfulness” described by so many of us as “The Veil.”
Each step up and away from the Abyss (that central theme, core, production) gives us momentum through the “power” of choice. The path becomes bifurcated at each juncture and, after a time, we secure our ascent by having made that path behind so complex, it would be impossible to return to our original state. This is the effect of “lessons learned” along the way as we navigate our paths toward Enlightenment. Often, we pause to construct yet another hell for ourselves that then draws us into that restless slumber yet again until we repeat the process of awakening. It is unfortunate that we suffer to repeat the errors of our past but, then again, we are creatures of habit.
When we are “asleep,” we are static and nothing changes. “Change” only comes when we are awake and can navigate the universe through choice—through Free Will. This is what is happening now, here, among all of these people. We’ve awakened. We’ve awakened, not because we “understand” the revelation behind some conspiracy that is just a subplot in the play within a play. Rather, we’ve awakened because we realize that we can change our point of view—the conspiracy be damned—we can just leave to find something of greater interest to our awareness and experience; something other than a web of deceit and discontent of our own making.
Momentum is required to take the very first step—you have to start “moving;” acceleration comes as we reckon, with ever expanding clarity, the knowledge we receive. The choice prepares us to “receive” the knowledge required to fold space and bend time. That knowledge comes from the Creator—from what many call “The Source.” The All-Mind is training us to think as it does otherwise, we cannot create and expand its Universe as sovereign integrals of the One Creator/God. The All-Mind wants us close; it beckons to us but, in this circumstance, we both draw ourselves into the world within while navigating the world without. Everything that we do continues to fabricate the next illusion on this journey into time and space. We cannot stop in our labors or our journey until we have achieved Unity and can only achieve that if we are of a mind to ascend to it. Thinking makes it so and in each step along the way we have to “understand” that what we see—what we are aware of as our immediate reality, is what it is and it is not another thing. We construct that “Truth” for ourselves and the All-Mind knows what we want as we express that ideal from our hearts. Our labor is in its creation. We are finally united and forever free once we “realize” that we can construct the paradigm that makes it so.
Now then, you see all these people—our fellows on this journey—some in service to self, others in service to “the other” acting out their fantasies. Some feel fit to scourge the Earth—the logos that protects and preserves our very being. Others lust to control us while others prefer to wipe our faces from their sight and erase our presence so carefully and meticulously chronicled within the context of the “Tree of Life.” We conspire to create prospects that never seem to manifest themselves as articles of our reality. So, a leader, in whom we’ve all placed immeasurable trust, falls prey to his own avarice and descends into the darker depths of malicious want, murdering, defiling, and corrupting everything that could possibly be said to be “good” about the world we live within. Tormented souls clamor to reveal hideous plots and degenerate covens of iniquitous and malevolent creatures so long a willing part of their depravity that they no longer engender anything that any of us might consider an aspect of our common humanity. We share this reality as that “group mind” common to the Logos, Earth. How disappointing it can be at times, I understand. It then becomes very difficult for any of us to comprehend the “meaning” of our presence—the reason for its being and, all the while, we hear our fellows drone on and on about our divine nature.
Those fellows that castigate us for a failure to recognize our “Godhead” have neglected to recognize the power of it. In other words, we have infinite choices—ignorance and boneheaded deliberation being among the many facets of this powerful disposition. If our little family wants to gather at the Light of their Creator like little children and ask for things, then the All-Mind will entreat them of this delight because we are ONE. If others prefer the rigors of strict rationalization proffering the management of their contextthrough philosophical inquiry, logic, and examination, the Creator honors that state as well. All are welcome. No one is scrutinized by what they feel may comfort them. We can only express “harmony” through fulfillment and fulfillment is a state of mind.
Given this “state of mind,” we are not bound by custom. We can cry out to “the other” for assistance as sovereign integrals of the One Creator/God (being “family” and all) or, in hearing such a cry for help, we can elect to participate in “the other’s” aegis as infinitely powerful, eternal, and immortal creator beings! After all, if we are “ONE,” what is the difference? “Giving” is the same thing as “receiving.” Wouldn’t you agree?
Dust as we are, the immortal spirit grows
Like harmony in music; there is a dark
Inscrutable workmanship that reconciles
Discordant elements, makes them cling together
In one society.
The Prelude (l. 340)
William Wadsworth (1770-1850 A.D.)
Hey! It’s not that I’m the only one who thinks this way!
The “error” (for lack of a better word) that others embrace is that, by adhering to a rigid definition of what we “should become,” they fall into the trap of continuing their participation in a play within a play; they become a “victim” once again—their own victim. They choose to believe in the “theme,” the meme—an idea or element of social behavior passed on through generations of evolving culture or a theological or ideological proclamation enforced through habitual practice or imitation (i.e., monkey-see-monkey-do). Knowing of our handicap, we conceive of language as a medium that would promote “understanding” between us and then refuse to use it! We are setting the conditions of enlightenment and denying that we have the freedom to choose that which will fulfill our expectations. You are not required to reconcile your awareness with any particular philosophical, theological, or ideological perspective. You are not “required.” You aredivine! As you move up and out of the Abyss, you engage, through movement, momentum, and action the greater being that is yourself (some might call it our “Higher Self”). To be in harmony with The ONE, your state of mind must exist without conditionsand that, my darlings, is the Love of God and is the reason why it is recognized as “unconditional Love”—Agape′.
So, now let me tell you of a dream that I have had so much so that it has become a constant train of thought within my mind. As time moves inexorably on grinding my past into oblivion and coaxing my consciousness into each new accommodation, I’ve formed an ideal. I’ll share it with you and then hope that all of you can sense the direction of my thoughts and determine the true nature of their foundation.
If I had told you I loved you, would it make that much of a difference in the way that you might think of me? Would my sister just look at me from her beautiful eyes delving into my consciousness? Would my brother understand my thoughts as those of his own set from a different outlook on life? No. We’re not there just yet. Outside, the order of things still compress our emotions into a subtle, distant fear of the unknown. We carry our thoughts as the carrion of decades of conditioning. We know we are damaged goods but can’t bring ourselves to appreciate the certainty of it all. How sad. Yet, in every moment of our evolving awareness of it, there is hope!
I love my sister; I love my brother. I’ve have told them again and again; bloodlines don’t make “family.” Love makes family. Both understood my meaning the first time—when we were just strangers to each other separated by countless miles; a distance that seemed as though it could have been a galaxy away. Now, we wait, patiently—longsuffering an aspect of our current modality—as a portal forms before our eyes, its sanguine luminosity hypnotizing us into a trance of calm. We have labored to prepare ourselves for the end of what we know and what we know really isn’t worth the saving! Our hearts quietly rejoice in the death of the old order and the birth of something different; something new; something utterly alien to our Third Density, three-dimensional prescriptive thinking. These troublesome facets of our consciousness fade at the periphery of our awareness. We are being drawn into Mother’s new thought—her alteration of the experience of living; Sheis taking us on this journey of undisclosed dimension and indeterminate duration.
Dearest sister, beloved brother; remember my thoughts of a new world in which our most cherished dreams were made manifest as a condition of our existence. In our determination, we hold The ONE accountable for we can only “participate.” We can only fathom such a place in time and space if we are thus disposed to do so from the foundationsof our awareness; we have to keep moving and the All-Mind carries us along. We pause to reconcile our past ever so briefly and then embark on a journey into wonder and fascination! Receive my thoughts; take my hand. You are all so precious to me and there is nothing to fear here at the gateway to tranquility.
In my dream my sister clasped my hand, my brother laid hold of my arm—a look of wild adventure on their faces. And, in the warmth of unconditional trust and love—my sister on the one side, my brother on the other—we stepped through into the void. Darkness enveloped us, though the experience was momentary, and we were “gathered up”—the void displaced by the light of another kingdom. What was there brought tears of joy to our eyes—our family; our beloved brothers and sisters—those who love us waiting with smiles of complacent fulfillment. The All-Mind had sent them on ahead of our passing; our reward for a lifetime of patience. In that hour we learned that the One Creator/God chose the lines of relations. The ONE makes families. Love binds them to each other. The scent of freshly mown hay filled our nostrils. The soothing sounds of songbirds in our ears, we followed those we loved into the Garden of Eden. And, there, at the marrow of our mindfulness lay the connecting tissue of a comprehensive ocean of humanity. Life was beautiful once again! Mother’s True Nature was made manifest to our experience and our company cherished amongst the many articles of this new and ever-present reality.
I have seen the future my darlings. You fret and worry for nothing. Our time here is at an end and we must be patient with the passage of time as our Galactic Logos is as a clock in this Cosmos of circumstance. My sister loves me and I love her. She knows this. My brother loves me and I love him. He knows this. All are perceived as the elements of my awareness from the center of my heart—that small space that can create and will endure—the Secret Place. Listen to the rhythm of life. I am telling you all the truth. We will not die. We will endure and change the world we all choose to live within; it will know happiness, tranquility, equity, and abundance but, above all, it will know unconditional love and the utter infinite nature of the All-Mind.
I have come through oceans of time to be with all of you. In the moments that we’ve shared, we’ve expressed such great expectations! Put aside the things that are better left to oblivion. We will endure, I promise you; nothing can subvert these dreams of harmony. Nothing can disrupt our journey into tranquility. Nothing can denigrate the love we share when we are prepared to receive it. I love you all. Look for the love in humankind and so you shall find it. Think of the companions you will have! Think of the great passion that will become the character of your consciousness! Think of the wondrous moments that will dominate your very existence. Think of all the beautiful things that you might conceive as a testament to the sovereignty of your wholesome goodness, human compassion, and unconditional love. Cling to these thoughts, my darlings, and we will take this step through space and time together. Nothing can stop us. Nothing can abrogate the declaration of our will—that we are ONE; that we are family! I speak of inevitability so powerful in its formation that nothing we understand to be our progress can prevent its culmination. Look within.
Go to that secret and small space inside your hearts! Think of peace and harmony. Cherish the love shared and consummate your dreams of infinite joy! The “Change” is upon us and with this “Change,” the inevitability of transformation. You will not be the beings you have been nor will you become the living essence of that which you assumed you would become by present circumstance. Mother loves you; Father loves you. The All-Mind cannot imagine a day in which your awareness was not present within its consciousness. Step beyond the present Moira and into the dominion of the infinitely powerful, eternal, and immortal creator being. Those subtle probabilities that you fathom as your own are but a droplet of human comprehension in a sea of infinite possibility. Why not claim your own world for the taking? Change the way you think, my darlings. The portal approaches and with it an end to everything we thought we knew of ignorance.
Love and Light
I openly, lovingly share the following exchange of comments between myself and Stunned at Sunset/SaS …
Dearest SaS :
This is one of the most beautiful, enriching, empowering, soul-stirring pieces I’ve ever read.And that IS ‘saying a lot’!
As a ‘writer’, I’m told that my words gently move their readers to much greater depths; many to life-changing awakening, new paths, and so on … some to the point of asking, ‘Who ARE you behind this chosen facade for this lifetime?’
YOUR words, however, are beyond that question, begging not an answer, but a calm knowing and realization of the answer itself. You are ‘I AM’, while simultaneously reflecting ‘I AM’ from deep within many of us. No one could be more eloquent without being Awake, channeling the Divine as words, carrying a vibration with such power to move so many. No one who is even semi-awake (for lack of a better term) could see, sense, feel, and breathe in this vibration without being aware of it.
In short, THANK YOU, and to you, dearest Jean, thank YOU for posting this, for your incredibly beautiful prelude, and for who you are, to all of us here who love you so deeply.
With your blessing, I will be sharing this, as I do many articles from this site. However, this will be shared with a much different, much deeper, more love-filled energy than most posts I share. It inherently carries that energy with it, and can be no other way in my opinion.
Thank you again! MUCH love!!! ❤
In Peace, Light, & Love –