Sunday, January 29, 2012



I came to realize clearly that mind is no other than mountains and rivers and the great wide earth, the sun and the moon and the stars”{Dogen}

Our greatest illusion, our greatest piece of incorrect information, the biggest lie we tell ourselves is that we are separate from each other, from God and all things. We grow up thinking that it is us against the world, that we are the whole,and yet we feel incomplete. We feel that God is some nameless, faceless entity that exists apart from us and our lives. That it is a power that controls and manipulates us, grants favor if we are “good” and curses if we are “bad”. A force that tells us that “this is the ONLY way/religion and if others don't think/believe this they are to be force fed or shunned until they do believe.” I ask you, what Creator would do that? Why would God (or whatever you wish to call the Creative force) make up something to pit us against each other?

The truth is that we create all of these differences ourselves. We are the ones who judge and label things good and bad. It is humanity that allows ego and emotion to rule our lives then look around for someone or something to blame.

Having said all of this, I tell you not to make you feel guilty or angry, I tell you this to help you become aware, to realize why we are “here”. We are here to wake up. To understand that we are all a part of Source. We are FIRST Spirit, then a person. It is Spirit that animates all of us and everything around us. Without it we do not exist. As Ram Dass said, “We're here to awaken from the illusion of separateness” We are here to learn our connection to Spirit, Source, God AND each other. If/when the world learns this, embraces the unconditional love that lives in all of us, can see the light of source in each other then, there will be peace.

Bright Blessings, Chessie
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