Life Rules for Our New Era
Our common seeking, our oneness, our responsibility, and our true nature as humans have begun to seek us. We are needed like never before to be present in our lives.
We all experience events that change us forever and in ways often not completely comprehensible to us. What we have known intellectually and at other deep levels for a long time is we are interactive beings. We are not separate but connected as one. In that unseen connection lays our true identity (etheric, pranic, spiritual essence) that is uniquely us, how we think, act, interact, identify and create. In that way we are unique in our place in the universal field of being. When we don't understand that position, then we misconstrue our own true nature, purpose and path. We perceive that we are suffering when really we are just ignorant of our own true nature.
What is required in this dilemma is a colossal and complete letting go of many limiting and negative thoughts and beliefs. This can feel overwhelming and impossible and cannot be done with the mind, because it is the mind that is conditioned in these ways. It must be implemented first with our discerning intellect/higher self/soul and surrendered to the truth of who we are. Guru Parthasarathy's quote from Vedanta Treatise-The Eternities states this beautifully:
"Love is being in harmony with one and all. Love means realizing your identity [in] with the world. Your oneness with all beings..."
Here are the subtle shifts of common thoughts and beliefs that you can incorporate to build the foundation that will free you to be completely you and to be fully present in your most important place in the universal field -- your life.
- Think not: "Follow your heart," but allow your heart to lead you.
- Think not: "Forgive and forget," but practice learning and understanding through states of gratitude, compassion, and humility, resulting in learned sustainable inner peace and trust.
- Think not: "This is good or bad," but does this feel correct or incorrect and act accordingly.
- Think not: "I don't know my life purpose," but how can I use my strengths to help others?
- Practice: Resist nothing, accept all, and perfect your understanding and resolution of the duality and paradox of your uniqueness and connectedness as your true identity.
- Seek only solutions. Learn not to seek contentment but to seek from a state of contentment
Consider this wisdom from the Hopi Elders Message that now has even deeper and timely meaning:
...we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle
of the river, [of change] keep our eyes open and our heads above the water...see who is there with you and celebrate...Gather yourselves. Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in [joyous] celebration.