I have no wish to sound preachy or boast that I would know anything; just sharing ideas, just probing into my own darkness, fear and arrogance:
A little humor is god, to relax the mental and emotional tightness we live as “me”.
Sometimes our me-investment is very subtle, even hiding behind noble intentions (Golden cage).
“Me” loves to assume strength in so called facts and details… look what “me” knows.
Higher reasoning relaxes “me” by expanding into fun-damental principles, that can be applied to every situation.
Was it Einstein who says:
I only want to know God’s thoughts, the rest are details.
God, not as “another” but as the cause of the phenomena of life; the vast open space of “I don’t know”, Intelligence and Love itself.
Tangent, after spending some time with slowly re-reading the above sentences several times…
I find the bible fascinating when read as a psychological drama;
as if it is only written for “me” to wake up from the dream of separation; to return to Source/Father/Being myself; to see through the veil of thinking and sensing that renders time and space – “this world”.
Reading the Bible as if person, place and thing don’t refer to specific clock-time events, but point “me” to see practical principles of Life/myself.
“Me” might feel offended reading this, because it replaces the familiar sand (so called facts of life) on which we build the house we call “me”, with the rock of “I am”.
There is lots of symbology; not to accumulate dead knowledge, but to playfully – child-like – examine, explore, celebrate; maybe even to lovingly (or willfully) chew/incubate on only one passage or word:
“God is love.”
“I am with you always.”
“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
Whatever resonates… not to believe, hope, wish, wait, assume, suffer… but to be open and fresh, for the experience of this here and now, unburdened by the personal “me”.
“Truth is simple, but the seeker is complex…”
“Who do you say I am?”
…flesh (dead concepts) or Spirit (living Presence)?
So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.’”
Eli, Samuel, LORD… there is only one Source.
Too much thinking about context and meaning can easily lead us astray from experiencing the significance of what is gifted.
LORD is “not another” but “I am” aware of Awareness/Father/Consciousness as me, here and now (all words as concessions)
The instructions are all over the place, but “me” rushes over the words and misses the obvious.
There ‘needs’ to be some playfulness, some love, some humor in order to humbly admit that we overlook the elephant in the room; it requires humility to see how “me” – even with its noble intentions – seems to veil the light of Awareness.
The Bible feels depressing and dark to me, until I am seeing that this darkness and confusion is “me” misunderstood.
“Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.”
“I” refers to Consciousness, not a personal body-mind.
Hopefully this is not too heavy (-;
I have no wish to sound preachy or boast that I would know anything; just sharing ideas, just probing into my own darkness, fear and arrogance.
“The only truth in the manifestation is the impersonal sense I am; the rest are concepts.”