Bubbling bliss formed the corridors of creation, through which their conscious carriage passed without a sound, a moment’s notice, a flash or flicker; on its way to cloak and dagger, reconnoitered recondite, on its way to harbors safely underground.
Accepting Ugly Stuff
When matters beyond the reaches of our earthly control, ushered in by the trembling grasp of psychotic power mongers or insanely stubborn egotists, threaten the very purpose for which we live; we must retreat, regroup, and redress their promulgations through acceptance, higher love, and non-attachment. But what does this really mean? How does this translate into living life? Does this suggest that we allow the primitive hard ball tactics of lower vibrational beings to limit the fulfillment of our purpose? Absolutely not. As is the case with a priori knowledge, which is valid independently of “observation,” and since observation can be tinted by the biases, opinions, and ego issues of the observer, sometimes generating the illusion of that which is being sought after; we must hold firmly to the truth, the highest, broadest form of truth, we must hold firmly to the truth of what we know. And we must live this truth, to the best of our ability, through the many things we think and say and do. We must be careful not to be drawn down into the egoic, reactive, issue driven ocean of illusion well disguised within the shadows there below us. If we suddenly find ourselves, much to our bewilderment, desperately struggling for our sensibilities within a raging sea of someone’s ugly stuff; then we simply need to realize that it is their stuff, not ours, and rise above it to a higher, clearer place (through meditation, yoga, journaling, or speaking with a safe and trusted friend). After returning to this vantage point, we will see and know just what we need to do. Until then, we will be vulnerable to the raging, thrashing, stormy seas of someone’s ugly stuff. Although we could never really drown in it, because it is, in truth, illusion; we could experience it as a flood of suffocation (e.g. stress, anxiety, depression).
We must hold on to the truth, live it, quickly ascend out of any egoic processes, return to higher consciousness, and then determine the highest way to live our purpose (without the teeniest consideration of ever giving up). Think of those who have taken a stand against various forms of slavery, religious persecution, and inequality. Imagine what the world would be like if they had stopped their higher pursuits because of the threats, aggression, and cruelty; the political, religious, and corporate pressures; the traditions, norms, and practices perpetrated upon them by class action narcissists at risk of losing something coveted by their egos (including their ability to control people and information). There is still much work to be done, but consider for a moment what our world would be like without the courage, strength, and persistence of such selfless visionaries. We must become, or continue being one of them. We can do this by transmuting illusion into truth, shadow into light, hatred into love. We can do this. Like the underground communities established to help free slaves in America, those targeted in Nazi Germany, and the women and children currently being abducted and sold into sex slavery throughout the world; we may need to build a tunnel, to create clandestine corridors, to connect through secret sanctuaries now.
The Secret Sanctuary
Now let’s consider this concept in relation to a down-to-earth, practical application; based on the commitments and responsibilities embedded in the sharing of a higher kind of love, a faith-based love that, through its continuation, could have a profound impact on the life of another, and through the various ripple effects, the myriad of others they encounter. This could be a friend, child, sibling, partner, etc. I know some of you will quickly relate to this. It can be a pivotal point in the lives of those involved, as well as the spiritual development of those faced with such dilemmas. So, for example, if we are ordered, for whatever reason, to end all contact with a beloved friend, one with whom we share the highest kind of love, that which poets, philosophers, and spiritualists refer to as agape; someone who feels so much like a part of us that the challenge is finding something we do not have in common rather than something we do; Someone with whom we have shared only truth, dignity, and respect; someone who believes in the unconditionality of our love and commitment; who knows nothing of why we vanished from their world; and if we cannot tell them because of threats to our livelihood or freedom; then what do we do? We improvise. We write blog posts. We go underground. We allow our oneness to generate intuitive pathways that only the two of us share. We let our higher love carry us to higher places. We remember the truth of who we are, who they are, and what is real. We learn to live in spirit more than flesh. We speak to each other through thunder and rain; sing to each other through songbirds and waves; visit each other through memories and music; travel together through intuitive pathways of the soul. We create unique languages and electronic signals to inform them of our continued presence in their lives. We never give up. Even if we have no way of knowing whether or not they received or understood our messages, we continue sending them. If they betray us, doubt us, or seem uninterested; we persist. It is not about the confirmation or satisfaction we may receive if hearing back from them, it is about us faithfully fulfilling the reaches of our love and commitment — no matter what. We will be there for them. Our love is unconditional. Whether or not they are able to believe this, we will be there, no matter what, in case they need us. If such a love was ever really there, then no matter how it seems, no matter what people may say, it remains. It is worth fighting for, and is unquestionably real. Like our passion for peace and equality, let us hold on to our higher, deeper love, no matter if our hands and feet are tied.
How do you decide what to do when faced with such dilemmas of principle? What factors or priorities are your guides? What methods do you use to communicate to those you love without directly or overtly making contact? How do you know that your position is truly based on higher love, and not just selfish desire, fantasy, or ego issues?
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