Will they hear me when I’m old? Does age bring wisdom or simply unfettered confidence in expression?
Is that a crazy question? Well, maybe, but consider it…
Insights from A Course In Miracles…Can you escape the world you created? What is the reality in which you truly exist?
For what lies beyond is the next chapter and the continuing saga of the little self that believes it suffers and believes it can die.
If you believe your death will release you, then you have believed in the lie of the world of illusion that tells you that you are a body.
Be glad and sing instead. Ask to see with me the truth of your being and the timelessness of true love.
Ha! A year ago today I started this Blog. Has it really been that long?! This year has been such a year of transformation, and it just keeps extending in that way for me.
I haven’t posted anything for quite sometime, which is incredible considering my overactive mind and imagination. Alas, I have been scattered in many directions, precisely as we all are, and I am just on this journey we call ‘life’.
The last year has deepened my love of Art, and the connection somehow brings me closer to my Higher Spiritual Self in so many ways it would be impossible to express in such a short post as this. (and I promise it is short) In any case, my deep desire for a closer experience with the Powerful Universal Presence, that some call God, has brought me to some life-changing decisions which I know will bring me great joy and of which I have already found.
Paradoxically, life is the same. I eat, drink, work, dress, play–whatever, and so do all those around me. Caught in an endless circle of rituals and repetitions. Sometimes whirled out of balance by a shocking experience that breaks that routine.
I’m not much for routine, which I find boring…however, I do embrace some form of lose structure that allows me some flexibility and direction at the same time. I have to say perhaps I’m somewhat better at it now at this stage of my Crone life. I have to smile at that expression of myself, but here I am. There. Here. So I smile at myself and realize that in the last year I’m just learning more about how to simply ‘be’, and the rest is unknown…
I see the Light in you my friend, and I thank you for sharing this journey with me.
A Visual Practice for Self-Knowing
I thought I would talk about ‘the mirror’ for a moment. I invite you to follow along using these images as an exercise in self-awareness. You will gain insights to your true self and reveal that which is hidden through this simple visual practice.
See yourself standing before the mirror and you think you see a reflection of yourself, right? I do. Now, see your best friend standing before you as the mirror. What do you see? You probably think you see someone who gets you. Someone who sees you like no one else does. A very special person. When you look in this mirror you may easily see parts of yourself which you ‘love’ and so this image is very pleasing and you want more.
Now, replace the mirror image of your best friend with someone who you have much conflict. Notice how quickly your happy feeling changes. You may start to feel anger, resentment, fear, or at the least, uncomfortable. But remember (just in this pretense) that you are still looking at the mirror. What do you see? You probably think you see someone very different from yourself. You feel separate from them. Following along here (just for ‘fun’)– I invite you to simply consider that both friend and enemy images you see in the mirror are actually both reflections of one truth. And that would be, you.
By now you are probably beginning to feel slightly agitated and uncomfortable. And why wouldn’t you? You just went from feeling really good about your reflection, to thinking this person is totally ‘not’ a reflection of who I am. Examine it though. Look deeper. Is there a hidden message here for you? A part of yourself you are unwilling to see? This exercise is a good way to examine what we really think about ourselves. Our own reflection looks upon us. The Mirror says, “Know me.”