Smoke and Mirrors
Dear Blessed One,
How lost we can feel at times in life’s drama. It’s common to become so completely identified with the present scene that we forget Who we are. That’s part of the dance too. The lostness or identification with the drama helps to build confidence in Being, while bringing us closer and closer to the truth of who we are.
Often it doesn’t feel that way and it can seem that the opposite is actually happening. It can be confounding! See if you can rest with that.
This getting lost, coming home, getting lost is like exercising at the gym; we become stronger as we continue, the workouts get easier (and faster), our bodies less painful, and eventually we can even look forward to the workout.
Years ago, science discovered that the body is already responding about a half a second before the brain registers it and seems to ‘make the decision’. It’s all smoke and mirrors! We truly never know how Life is going to respond to Itself.
We’re already in motion and we are guided from a much deeper place than the brain. That may create a reaction of ‘what’s the point?’, or one may think it would elicit nihilism. Conversely, when we can see that we’re not the doer here, and that this form is just following the impulse of life, there is deep relaxation that happens at the very core of self.
Because judgment and resistance to ‘what is’ relaxes, there’s now room for joy, and peace to show up, even in the midst of pain. Causeless joy, causeless love, this is our most natural state. It can arise when we allow life to be as it is.
Tears of sadness and a heart bursting with love? Oh yes, it’s possible.
Much Love and Blessings to You,
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters to what lies within us.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson