Remember to stay grounded in the real world, even as your mind takes you off into fantasy. Groundedness is practical, as it keeps you focused on what needs to be done, where to put your energy, and how to live your life. Groundedness will keep you safe and sound, alert and aware, so that every day is a day you can declare a success. Even while you stay grounded though, remember that you are also a spiritual being with unique energy skills that you can use to heal yourself and to heal the world. In this manner there is a uniqueness to being human that many are not aware of, the power of the human spirit to enact healing within and without. So, even while you stay practical and grounded, explore other possibilities, especially your ability to heal and be healed.
Don Juan Matus explained to Carlos Castaneda that, yes, our world is a world of separate objects. However, beneath that world of separateness, we are all in a state of one interconnected energy. In that state of oneness, love is the energy of cohesion, that which holds together and welcomes all of its neighbors.
Don Juan also explained that we live in a predatory universe. Indeed, all life feeds upon life, and yet, at a soul level, energetic life is never lost, it merely changes form.
Survival, in our separate human form state, requires an instant ability to judge safety and danger. That which we judge to be dangerous we come to hate. Hate is the emotion that allows us to dehumanize and destroy that which we judge to be different and threatening to our survival.
Oneness and separateness are a pair of opposites that constitute a core challenge to life in human form. It all begins with the symbiotic oneness of mother and embryonic fetus, in pregnancy, that ends in the separation of the one into two distinct beings at birth. The challenge to become a fully realized separate being, who can open to the oneness of love, is the art of human life.
We are drawn to relationship in a quest to reunite with our lost oneness. Union is driven by the natural attraction of opposites for each other. This is love in energetic motion. When these opposites unite there is frequently a honeymoon phase, where opposites relish the relief and ecstasy of restored oneness.
However, as relationships progress, one’s separate, differentiated self reemerges and finds itself in opposition with its soulmate. This reemergence frequently leads to competition and opposition of viewpoints in the relationship. The couple is then challenged to make room for their differences in the wholeness of their relationship. Far too often, bearing the tension of these unreconciled opposites results in the solution to hate one’s partner and end the relationship.
The solution of hate, devaluation, and demonization of the other is the frequent outcome of attempting to bear the extraordinary tension of differences necessary to reach a reconciling of opposites. This is evident in the wars that plague our world. The underlying energetic imperative to embrace all parts and peoples of the world in the oneness that we truly are is the evolutionary and karmic challenge of our time.
Beneath the opposites of love and hate is the oneness and separation phases of human and cosmic evolution. The separatist, hateful stage of human interaction must ultimately acquiesce to the greater harmony and love of energetic reality, which, like day turning into night, will naturally reassert itself.
As we live through this stage of human evolution, which emphasizes separateness and hate in human relations, may we bear its tension and find the path that will lead us to our underlying wholeness, with renewed balance. This is the path where love and hate meet in a union that makes room for all.
Stay connected to your intent to discover meaning and purpose in life, for that is what makes life interesting, the desire to know, to understand, to question reality. Without a desire for knowledge each day becomes like the next, but a seeker’s day is full of wonder and every experience is full of wonder too. At the same time, pay attention to the physical reality of life, for to ignore the physical needs and desires is to miss out on the grand experiment of life on earth and the purpose and meaning of physical life, as well as spiritual life. Being human is as wondrous as being a spirit. Maintain balance between the two, even as you seek something greater beyond that duality, for everything is meaningful.
Cycles of change are so apparent in nature, as the seasons change, as day turns to night, as the moon and sun rise and set, as autumn turns to winter. Change eventually comes, bringing first much needed respite then much needed new growth and new life. The human being also goes through natural cycles of change while in human form, most dramatically seen in the the small babe changing to an adult over the span of two decades. Change makes way for what is to naturally come. Concentrate on that, prepare for what is to naturally come so that there is no shock when the next big change arrives, when the next natural step in life appears. Be ready.
Without regret begin anew, with new plans, new ideas, and new guidance implemented from lessons learned. There is no time to stand still in tears of regret but only time to look forward to what is to come. Do so with an open mind, an open heart, and open arms. Life awaits those who greet it with open arms in similar manner. It is your keen awareness to the adventure of life that tickles life itself, making it eager to show you the way forward. Each day is a new opportunity to move onward with awareness, looking always for the right alignment, the right balance, and the right path with heart.