It might be a great relief to know that no matter what you've been through, the Light that runs through you at the deepest levels, remains pure. You were born that way. The only reason you exist is because Creation itself was ignited, and continues to manifest in every cell, membrane, sinew, tissue and nerve cell of your being. At our 'common denominator' we human beings are the spark of Life in the midst of continuous Creation. Everything we consciously learn and experience is layered on top of this essential Being. Eventually, we get so caught up with our personalities, jobs, 'obligations', and struggles, we forget that a deeper movement is happening inside of us that is inextricably fused with Creation itself......or whatever you want to call it: God, The Universe, Life, Great Spirit, Allah, Jehovah, The Infinite. Life is awake in us every second of our lives — in the mundane as well as the transcendent moments.
Some prominent religions have taught us that we are born with 'original sin', and that we're lucky if we can gain enough favor with the Divine to be forgiven and allowed into 'Heaven'. Ancient Wisdom tells us that we are manifestations of the Sacred, and that nothing can change that fact. No matter how many lies we tell, or how many heinous crimes we commit, we are, at our essence made of Spirit. If we have followed misguided paths of our own creation, we can always return to that which remains, that which we are made of. Who you think you are cannot be sustained as it is a creation of your thoughts and conditioning. Living from our personality can be exhausting. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to create a persona and maintain it. This can be an unconscious choice based on our conditioning. Life, however, eventually makes itself known, 'pushing' us, in a way, to discover more of who we are. We may begin to feel uneasy, claustrophobic, unsettled or increasingly unhappy in our seemingly chosen existence. Often, we are being asked to let go of who we 'know' ourselves to be, and open to a wider horizon of Self.
Our Western culture has deified the mind, knowledge, intelligence and science. We have come to believe who we think we are and in general, base our self esteem on our accomplishments, the amount of studies we have done, and by our scientific expertise. We have given these far more importance than the very Source which animates us. As in-control as we think we are, our Life, in a very tangible sense, belongs to Creation. If we can come into alignment with this simple fact, our whole experience of living will change. Instead trying to understand and control our existence, we can begin to discover what moves through us. We can even begin to let go of our limited definitions of Spirit.
Listening with an open attention, we are continually widening the horizon of possibility. We are constantly being surprised by Life as it pours to us and through us. At the same time, we are more likely to feel where we stop ourselves from being all we can be. We get to see and feel the edges of the Infinite in our perception. This pivotal moment, coming face to face with our own limitations, is the moment of expansion. Here is the chance to go beyond what we know and into the unknown. Suddenly we are back at 'the beginning', with new vistas about to unfold. In this paradigm, Life is the opposite of boring. It is Alive with Presence, Possibility and Surprise.
You are a living Horizon. Come to the edge of your Self and see what lies beyond...and beyond.....and beyond!