Bridging the Worlds or Being in the World but not of it.
Looking back over my own experiences and journey to this point, as I came to a larger awareness spiritually and to the presence of systems and intentions in the material world that were perhaps not in the best interests of human beings, I came to explore the saying ‘being in the world but not of it’.
I explored many materials, resources and practiced ways of being that were recommended to nurture this ability to BE, and to find within that the peaceful and unconditionally loving ‘presence of God’. When I speak of God I am not referring to the many religious examples of what God is but to the organic and inherent presence that dwells within us all and is supported by the benevolence of our Universe despite any perceived appearance of outer circumstances.
It takes a lot of courage to let go of what we believe to be real and to embark upon a new path akin to a rebirth. When undergoing this process we may meet with disapproval and a lack of understanding for our apparent ‘poor choices’, for seemingly having lost our sense of responsibility that is leading us to (in the eyes of many) irresponsible behaviours. And yet, there is a drive from within that even though we can understand the concerns and deeply question ourselves too, there is this internal impetus that we cannot suppress and return into its box.
The journey I likened to a game of snakes and ladders, one moment I was bobbing along quite happily toward a desired end-point or destination, and the next I was thrown backwards down the snake to an earlier point of progress.
In Wikipedia the game is described as:
“The game is a simple race contest based on sheer luck, and is popular with young children. The historic version had root in morality lessons, where a player’s progression up the board represented a life journey complicated by virtues (ladders) and vices (snakes).”
Wiki Snakes and Ladders
The virtues and vices correspond to the journey we undergo through the polarities of our experiences in this material world with its structures, archetypes, patterns and commonly held beliefs; written and unwritten rules.
As my journey continued that which I needed to see and know revealed itself to me, some quite shocking and alarming, yet equally supportive in seeing and knowing that that which I had sensed as inorganic was exactly that. Then I could observe the distortions that command humans to behave and interact in certain approved ways without engaging in those behaviours or being attached to outcomes and specific ways of experiencing.
With this came the beginning of the experience of bridging the worlds between the spiritual and the material. The appreciation of all aspects of my being, and I could not leave any parts out of my experience or deny their existence. Once the truth of who we really are is known to us and we learn to navigate with new eyes then transformational and incredible synchronicities are experienced that guide us along our heart path revealing ever increasing levels of self-realisation and the authenticity of our true being that surpasses mental understanding but is felt as one’s own inner and unshakeable truth.
With loving kindness,