"As a child I thought if I could touch the sky I could touch the face of God. As a man I learned that all I had to do was touch my own heart"
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The Choice

 

The choice is ours whether we wish to focus on the unravelling of the old order or the rebirth of the new.  The challenge we face is that the de-structuring of existing conditions is accelerating, and we are being bombarded with images associated with this de-structuring on a daily basis. The mind seizes upon these images and, because it works in codependence with our conditioned fears; we may feel a surge of helplessness. Our fear-based ego would love for us to believe that the great unravelling is all that is.

 

But it is not.  In reality the unravelling is a symptom of all that is-a terrifying symptom for those who are caught up in it- but a symptom of a much greater process.  This much greater process is nothing less than the flowering of the consciousness that we call “Heaven” on earth.

 

The challenge is compounded by the fact that the only evidence we may experience of this great unfolding is a profound feeling within the spaces between our thoughts.  We humans (particularly we males) have been taught to totally disregard such intuitions.  We have been conditioned to believe that they have nothing to do with the “real world”.  We were never taught how to trust or to create from the energy which is at the core of what we, and what all things, are.  Indeed, if at one time in our lives we experienced the beauty and the majesty of this force, we were quickly told to “get back to reality”.

 

All of our fears may come pouring into us when we see the images of horror on our television sets and computer screeens; fertile ground for the fear-based ego to weave its spell.  ”All is lost”, “What good is your vaunted inner growth now”, “Why do you continue to hide your head in the sand like a fool?”

 

In the face of all this is a deep knowing; a knowing which at times seems to defy the very logic of survival.  Yet this knowing not only coexists with our fears; it grows palpably stronger with each moment.  I suggest that trusting this knowing is is not only a supreme act of faith, but an act of the deepest realism.  This does not mean that we escape from the world.  It means we truly engage in the world, grounded in the abiding sense that we are part of the great unfolding tapestry of love.