I am going to invite that we all take a moment to take a breath & close our eyes.
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And I really think that it’s impactful that we’re having this conversation today on the eclipse. You know traditionally throughout time, eclipses were a moment of seeing the world differently. Literally, the light is different, and we perceive much of our experience through our eyes, through our perception of light, and how light bounces off things. That is Vision
Vision is our optic nerve in these globs of jelly in our head that bring in light waves and translate it Into the brain where they are reconstituted using language, and belief systems, and concepts to form an image. It’s literally like a computer with zeros and ones making digital art. It’s not actually very far from that.
And so we have so become accustomed to this optic nerve, and this exchange with light waves to believe that what we see is a reality. An objective reality that exists outside of ourselves consistently, whether our eyes are open or closed, because the light waves bouncing off of it causes us to have a “green tree” and we believe now “tree”. It is a very interesting dynamic.
I’d like you to imagine, if you’ve ever played peekaboo with a little, little, little kid, that when you close your eyes, when they close their eyes and they’re hiding, they really believe they disappear. Their ability to hold the reality around them of the room dissipates when they close their eyes and cover their eyes – they are now hiding. They have become invisible. Which is an interesting perception. It’s only as we get older do we realize object permanence, which is that once we close our eyes, the objects around us remain. I would like us to just imagine for the moment please. What if the little kids have it right? What if there is no object permanence, and we have just created object permanence in order to find safety. In order to feel less crazy?I’m not saying one or the other is true. I’m just saying play with the perception for just a moment. What if, when we close our eyes, everything disappears? Just breathe into that for just a moment.
What if it only reappears because as we experience, we believe, we have the practice, and we have the social structure supporting us that it is there. So that when we open our eyes, we experience it again. What if that were true? How could that little new wrinkle, little new unfolding of our consciousness help us to perceive, perhaps a little differently?
Maybe our belief systems, maybe those ideas of justice, or right, or wrong, or an eye for an eye, or vengefulness – maybe that can be shifted if when we close our eyes, everything actually resets and goes to the Void? And we become pure consciousness again who is having a pure consciousness experience without being tethered to gravity, or time for space, or a dimension, or an era, or a year, or a country or language? What if we can become that vast, untethered ocean swirling over the surface of the sand and not tethered? What would that change on a human scale? On a planetary scale that would be staggering, I cannot even imagine the consequences of that, but on the individual level. Imagine that, just for yourself.
Because we do have to live with object permanence, because we have to drive and not run over people. We do have to live with relationships because that is the paradigm that we are all co-creating so we have to be there. Whether it exists outside of this paradigm or not for the moment, is a moot point. We do have to operate within the paradigm that we are in. We do have to operate within the paradigm that there are people who believe “an eye for an eye”. There are people who believe in deep injustice and will wreak deep injustice as a result. There are mass murderers, and killers, and people in fear, people who cheat, people who lie, people who steal. There are those experiences from whatever fractured consciousness that they hold, as true in their worldview. That exists. And it would be illogical for your human experience to ignore. However, it is also illogical for your human experience to hold that as the only truth. As if you are swimming in a sea of murderers, which is as we know untrue.
And yet the perception can be manipulated through those social media wormholes, those shared memes that act upon our consciousness to create the perception of an object permanence of fear,
So breathe into that for a moment. Because if you can untether yourself from that object permanence of “this is how things are”, “this is what people are like”, “this is what those people are like”, this is what these people are like”,”this is what men are like”, “this is what women are like”, “this is what people from this place are like”, “this is what people from that place are like”…. if we can dissolve that – because that’s just an object permanence idea that we have perpetuated. It is no more true than any other. Then we can start to look at the complexity of each individual like a diamond. Like a faceted jewel, with many faces, and still contains the light within, even if it’s been bastardized in its expression due to trauma and fracturing that may have occurred not just once, not just 1000 times, but perhaps for a thousand years.
These deep fault lines act like cracks in the bottom of the ocean floor and allow steam-vent gasses and magma to pour up. That allows fissures where things can get trapped, and those fissures can actually get broadened, deepened, widened by putting more into it. Which is why we, the individual, must find our own cracks, our own fissures, our own traumas. So that we do not inadvertently add to the field of trauma around us, add to the ignorance, add to the belief that that trauma, therefore must be real because we feel it so intimately.
I ask you to take a moment, like popping into a hot air balloon to rise up above it, and witness that there may be a Grand Canyon before you, but that is not the only part of the landscape available.
So I invite you to breathe in, and go up even higher. Go up so high that you’re now in the ionosphere and you can see the curve the Earth, and that blue layer of our precious, precious atmosphere around the Earth, Our precious, precious atmosphere that we treat as casually as a child’s toy, because we do not understand.
And we fight with the drama on the human level. We fight to keep our toxins in place. We fight to keep our poison in place. We fight to keep our traumas in place, as if we know ourselves based upon our deepest limitations.
I invite you to shift the lens, and look at the fragile-ness of this experience, this human experiment on this planet. Which if evidence is to be believed, is not the only human experience that has happened on this planet, on this dimension. There have likely been many civilizations, many forms of human experience, and many forms of non-human experience. The kingdom of the dinosaurs was no joke. Where there are hundreds of millions of years of lifeforms on this planet that have nothing to do with humankind. It can give one pause. It can help us to redirect some of this massive Egoic energy to witness that we are a visitor here. We are a moment of consciousness here. And if we destroy ourselves, and we tear down every tree, and we toxify every drop of water, then we are the ones who will disappear, and we will take everything along with us. And then eventually Gaia will reform, and reshape, and new landmasses will occur, and new direction will occur, and something else will grow. Whether that is Panspermia, things being seeded here by other planets, or whether that is a natural outcropping of this planet’s own wisdom. Nonetheless, that will occur.
The oil that we burn in our cars are the remnants of a kingdom of dinosaurs. We do not understand who we are. We do not understand where we have come from. And all of our human stories are a fairytale fiction that we have used to comfort ourselves against the inky Void, They are no more true than Jack and the Beanstalk.
And yet we cling to them. We identify with them, and we kill others about it, because the alternative feels incomprehensible.
So I invite you to breathe in and contemplate how you have languaged yourself, perhaps into a corner, perhaps into a palace, perhaps into a shifting landscape. But make no mistake you have languaged yourself into that circumstance. You are where you are because of a myriad of choices that have brought you here. That is just true. Zero blame, zero judgment, simply a reflection.
If you walk to the left, you will eventually go more and more left. That is what will happen. This is the ability to respond, our responsibility to acknowledge. This is the Awareness that is aware that it is aware, and not hiding in ignorance in the dark, chain-smoking joints, mainlining YouTube. This is a different experience. That when we can no longer look at the craziness, we have to look within. Because if the answers were to be found in the maelstrom of wackadoo, we would’ve found it by now. And it cannot be. None of the answers are there. All of the answers are within you. You are a doorway to the Infinite. You are an aspect of the Infinite Void co-creating in this particular dimension, at this particular moment. But that does not absolve you from the responsibility of your co-creation. You will experience that which you co-create. We all will. And that’s OK. That’s the game.
Play with any shape you want, play with any color you want, we’re all going to pass out of this dimension anyway. Play with limitation, play with fear, play with judgment, play with rage, play was denial, play with starvation, play with them all, but know that they are an experience. They are not who you are. Even if you pretend, “I am that”, It is not who you are. It is a game.
So as you breathe in, and you allow yourself to look at these building blocks scattered on the floor, like little wooden alphabet blocks from when we were kids. Notice that you can put them in any collection that you want, any shape that you want, any congregation that you want. Then continue to choose.
Choose your best judgment, use the judgment that feels yummy for you and build from that. Rather than worrying whether it conforms to other peoples’ shapes, other peoples’ experience, other peoples’ dimensions, allow yourself to experience and explore. You are safe to do that in this timeline
There are some people on this timeline it is not safe to do that. If you are listening to this recording, you are safe to do that. For some people, it is still not safe to pop their head out of their home – to be the gender, or the shape, or the color, or the size that they are. For some people, that is still their lived experience. But for you, it is likely not. So allow yourself to explore your experience, The one you were born into, the one you are here to shape, and resolve, and explore. The one you are here to co-create with others, in the ways that serves the purpose of your spirit, serves the purpose of the universe, coalescing all of this energy into a dynamic force field called your Body. The massive amounts of energy that went into the creation of your body is incalculable, and most of us are ignorant.
I invite you to look at your body as a freaking miracle because it is. It is a miracle. As is this Earth, as is this moment. You are at the cusp of this dawn, And as this eclipse, as this new light is coming, as a reflection, as an edge around the old, coming around the shadow, moving with the shadow, helping us to see differently. What has been eclipsed for you? And what can be revealed on the other side?
Inhale deeply, and as you hold that breath in consciousness and allow it out gently, just feel for a moment what it feels like to be empty. Empty. Zero thought, zero try, zero push, zero force, zero effort, empty. No-thingness. Start from there, and then only put into the thingness that which is delicious, that which is nourishing, that which serves the sparkling heart of your diamond. And beware the occlusions and the eclipses. Beware the shade of others, the darkness that is not yours. Beware.
Inhale deeply, and if you like, touch this miraculous being, this vehicle, this body. Thank it for its incredible service, thank it for its incredible mysteries, let yourself be in awe, and in honor, and in gratitude. So that you can work with this orbit, of this field, of this universe called You. It is named. It is located in time and space, with a thing called an address, with a GPS point called your Social Security number or whatever. And let it be hilarious, so that as you come back, you can bring this joy, you can be this clarity, you can bring this wisdom with you.
Thank you to our Teams, mentors, masters, loved ones & angelic beings of the highest light. Thank you to all of these teachers of pain and of limitation, of fear, of jealousy, of judgment, rage & revenge.Thank you for teaching us. Thank you for healing us, Thank you for reminding us what the alternative could be. Thank you for allowing us to find more Light.
It is finished in beauty, it is finished in beauty, it is finished in beauty. What an honor it is to share this space with you.
Sat nam. 🌟🙌🏽