Have you ever had an experience that seemingly turned your entire life upside down? One that seemed to change the way you viewed the world itself?
It may seem like an exaggeration, but that was what last weekend was for me.
I am still in awe of the enormity of it all.
Such revelations! Personally and with regard to my worldview (spiritual and mundane).
That’s what’s taking the most amount of time for me to process, and as I understand it from others who have experienced the same 3-day seminar, one will continue to do so for many, many days (if not years) to come.
After all, growing a “saint”, a “buddha” is something that takes time.
The buddha seed within that each of our bodies houses must be nurtured and with care if it is ever to bear fruit. (I wish I could take credit for that little bit of wisdom, but it was one that was gifted to me by the “Holy Brother” via the Holy Medium that served our seminar last weekend.)
To reach our full potential as souls, we must first unlearn much of what we have learned over the course of our lifetime. About ourSelves, life here on Earth. Especially in this day and age.
There is SO much that contradicts our spirit, our conscience, but that we’ve come to accept and go along with simply because “that’s the way it’s always been done”.
Perhaps, that is the case, but it does not make it ‘right’.
There are many of us who desire to “save the world”. If one simply looks out at that which surrounds us, we know in our heart-of-hearts that “something needs to be done” because we simply cannot go on in the direction humanity is heading without imploding at some point or another in the not-too-distant-future.
And there are many people who think they know how to “fix” things.
“Tweak this. Turn that.” But everything that is being suggested is outside ourselves.
If we focus within, we’re labeled as “selfish”.
The Universe. The world isone big mirror.
Can a woman make her lipstick look fabulous by applying it to the mirror in front of her every morning?
By the same token, can we make things right in the world by fixing that which is being reflected back at us? By fixing others?
If there is something in the world we do not like, rather than struggling against or resisting it, perhaps we need to stop and take a look at what within our self, within our behavior could possibly be calling out to us to be “fixed” or healed.
Maybe if we stopped blaming one another for what is wrong in this world, and, instead, took the time to look within, to cultivate our Self, to nurture our own buddha seed…
I wonder how magnificent – filled with peace, love, and compassion – this world would be?