Stand your ground. Abide in heart centered goodness no matter what approaches you or tries to move you from your path of heart. Do not get drawn into dispute but hold your ground in heart centered loving kindness, though your opponent may know nothing of heart centeredness nor the workings of a loving compassionate heart. Remain steady and firm in your approach to the vicissitudes in life, to all that challenges you now, for these are the times of testing and advancement. Stand firm in heart centered oneness, for the good of all.
Maintain sacred inner space for loving kindness to grow, for fear to abate, for worry to die out, for that which causes distress and concern to find solace and peace. In inner solitude find the way to touch the Great Mystery, the Oneness that you are, for though you may perceive yourself as a bundle of bones and flesh you are so much more than that, and really so much less as well. You are All That Is and you are Nothing At All as well, so much and so little, part of it all and yet one tiny speck of light and love, so small and yet so capable. Do not forget the power of this smallness and this greatness that you are, for it is what you ultimately seek, unity within the loving aspect of self, the great and the small within. Strive for it now while chaos reigns and experience its bliss while in human form, for the good of the self and good of all. It is all you need now, to be loving within and loving without. Strive for that.
The central question of our time is the future of our world. We are at an obvious transition point, as we grapple with a virus that has fundamentally challenged every aspect of the way we live. Though there be a wide range of opinion on how to proceed, the challenge to every individual’s core sense of security is undeniable.
When I was a young boy, I badly bungled my attempts to memorize my catechism, nearly costing me entree into sacramental rites. However, one thing I never got wrong: God is everywhere and everything. There is nothing that exists that is not God.
From this perspective, everything that exists, from virus to world leaders, are part of that same Oneness often referred to as God. If we accept the notion that we are all part of the divine, we should consider checking our projective tendency to vilify and demonize any part of our collective Oneness.
On the other hand, the current state of our world is such that there are such divisive and opposing viewpoints that, for either side, there is great difficulty seeing the divinity in the other. Perhaps a perspective that views the world as needing to dance through an extreme cosmic upheaval, and remain standing at the end, can free us from our hatred and depression.
Indeed, if my catechism was correct, we are, as a world, suffering one of the infinite permutations of possibility that exists in the infinite journey we are all on. From the place of equanimity, let us not wish it away or dismiss it but instead, live it fully.
The Hindu holy book, known as The Bhagavad Gita, addresses the dilemma the world currently grapples with. In this epic, a war between royals in the same family is being fought. Arjuna, fighter for one side is counseled by, Krishna, a Hindu equivalent to Christ, who tells him he must fight to fulfill his warrior duty to uphold the cosmic law of selfless action.
Selfless action means acting without attachment to gain or outcome, simply doing what one feels is right. From that perspective all players have the duty to live out their individual truths. The outcome of such a play is in no way guaranteed, other than it reflects the full meeting of these felt truths.
Truths that are actually veiled distortions inevitably peel away, as they cannot be sustained by the greater truth, which must, of necessity, emerge as the true victor. In this process, the divine is refined and purified. On a pragmatic level, balance is restored to the world, as it finds secure footing.
That which peels away in this molting process must be thoroughly valued as warriors critical to evolution. We don’t always get to play the hero, but without the antagonist there is no story. For evolution to proceed that which once held the truth must surrender to tomorrow’s new reality.
Thus, Love the ‘Other’ as Thyself. Like Arjuna, play your part, no attachment to the outcome other than that it be the greater truth, for now. Appreciate all that lifts us beyond inertia, as collectively we refine our shared Divinity.
Keep your heart attuned to the sound of the greater heartbeat of oneness, to the higher consciousness of love energy that seeks union, that seeks to align its energy with yours. For there is a greater love that surrounds you, that encourages you to be as loving as possible, that wants you to know that you are not alone in your quest for peaceful loving kindness. Stay heart centered and loving, trusting in the love energy that surrounds you, and that wishes only good for all human beings. Its time of fulfillment is coming.
Be as one rather than divided. Be as one within the self as well as within nature. As you breathe, imagine yourself as the air entering you and as you exhale imagine yourself entering the world around you in peaceful loving spirit breath. In spirit you exist as energy and that energy can be anywhere and do anything at any time. Allow your spirit energy its freedom in every breath you take, breathing loving kindness within and without. Be as one in your spirit breath and be at peace knowing that you are a part of it all, mixing in the Great Universe with all other spirit beings of like mindedness, creating a new Greater Universe of peace and loving kindness for all in every breath you take. Just breathe.