As we all globally witness and participate in the unfolding of world events, those events seem to overwhelm us and we feel helpless to effect change. There appears to be forces beyond our control that have the control. This feeling challenges our sense of our eternal nature. It makes us openly or quietly question the existence of a God, it denies us our sense of eternity, and the purpose of living.
To be clear here, this is not about religion. Religion, whether we are Christian, Muslim, Jew, or Buddhist, or any other of a number of beliefs is NOT what I am talking about here. I believe one’s choice of HOW they reflect on their relationship with the Creator and the Creation is more dictated in this reality by where they were born, how they were raised, etc., ie: their Religious Bent.
No, what I am saying is that in the true reality of things, how we contemplate the Creator, the Creation, and our role in the scheme of things is quite personal and the relationship with the Creator and Creation is the most intimate of all the things we “think” about.
Ascension is the goal. It is to rise above our circumstances, our habits, our behaviors in order to have a more true experience and understanding of reality. I have come to the place where I believe this ascension process has only two rules.
The First Rule is the quickest path to ascension and a full appreciation of the Creator and the Creation is Love, unconditional love for everyone and everything in the universe. This tenant is the one lesson that appears in the teachings of what we know and appreciate as the Masters of every religion. Given our experiences with wars, race, politics, being in a state of unconditional love seems both difficult and unattainable for most of us. I know I am a long way away from achieving that goal.
So, it seems the second rule applies to most of us, the rule of Karma. Because we have been granted full free will by our Creator, we are free to do good things or we can do anything we like for very selfish reasons, including murder, lack of empathy for others, and total disregard for the affect of our actions on others. However, at some point this Karmic debt must be balanced in order for ascension to proceed.
It seems to me that some of us, while we understand this rule, we still choose build debt on one side of the ledger, that is, do whatever we like in total disregard for this karmic debt, even though we know at some point in eternity there will be a reckoning and balancing of that debt. Each religion has its version of Hell or “nothingness”. It also seems to me that some may spend many lifetimes on the dark side and in doing so soon forget how much “debt” we are building. There are many of those beings present among us during this experience right now, no doubt.
So in our most private of moments, we need to ask ourselves who we are right now and if we are satisfied with who we think we are and where we, as individuals , are going. Those of us who feel we are not one of the “dark ones”, and yet we are victims of them, feel as though we have been either abandoned by our creator, or worse, there is no creator in the first place. It is a truly easy conclusion to reach, and no one can deny our logic if we reach such a conclusion.
Well, really is that true? Two giant pieces of logic kind of slap us in the face. 1). Given the order and mere existence of the universe simply does not support the logic of random non-intelligent creation. 2). Why be conscious in the first place if there is no purpose to it? Again, I want to re-emphasize that I do not consider this a contemplation of religion or how a given religion presents the concept of the Creator and our proscribed way to act in relationship to the Creator’s desires. Given the size of the universe and the real possibility of the diversity of life within it, that just seems too parochial. There is a personal more intimate reflection of who we are within each of us. It is this internal dialogue that I am addressing in this rant. Pontification is best left to prophets, priests, and holy men.
Somehow, we have to remember we are not humans having a spiritual experience, but instead we are spiritual beings having a human experience. In this state of reflection, surely we understand that we are all of one family, with one origin and one destiny. When I contemplate this possible reality, two questions arise in my mind. 1). How can any of us allow our family to suffer so? 2). Why do we tolerate dark ones having dominion over us, denying us the happiness we seek and know we could create?
I remember a teaching of Buddha. Buddha was asked by a man seeking his wisdom “how do I find the happiness I want?” Buddha replied saying, “First remove the “I” because that is ego, and secondly remove the “want” because that is desire. What do you have left?”