Chop Wood, Carry Water

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water
After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.

This Zen saying says a lot. I originally interpreted it as life goes on. Just because you attain enlightenment doesn’t mean that you don’t have to tend to your daily life.

It’s an interesting concept, enlightenment or an ascended consciousness as it is being called these days. The Buddhists seem to have always known that you don’t have to physically die to attain it…we are all slowly catching up.

While it certainly is on some people’s path to physically die, the concept that it doesn’t have to be that way is intriguing. After all, who benefits if all the enlightened consciousnesses immediately leave the planet? Not the rest of us that’s for sure. We need as many enlightened beings here walking this beautiful Earth as we can get. It creates the energy potential for the rest of us to follow suit, in our own individual way.

So, we don’t have to die?! How is that, how does that work?

Our bodies are consciousness and as such are immortal. It is the mind within the construct that tells the body that it grows old and dies. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. The mind which registers and processes the information from the construct. So what if the mind was told otherwise? What if we told the mind that our bodies are luminescent energy integral to Spirit, that each cell within in contains the holographic imprint of the entire omniverse, that not only our Spirit is immortal but the vessel created from Spirit as well. Hmm.

We are fully contained functional craft traveling through space. We are a universe unto ourselves choosing to have experience within another beings universe. Nothing we experience is flawed, but a carefully orchestrated event created by our Higher Selves. Our mind is not flawed. This 3d construct is not flawed. It is the perfect creation, playground for Beings who need to learn the lessons of power and powerlessness. Of polarity. Of what it truly means to be a Creator.

Polarity does not go away, only the degree of separation that we experience it in. Yes, there is polarity in Love, in Light and in Unity. We are after all androgenous light beings who can choose to live together as one or to live separately, even in the higher dimensions. Male/female = polarity. Two sides/halves to a whole. The universe is holographic, this has been proven by physics if that makes anyone feel better, what that means simply is that everything repeats. So, how can we have polarity here and not anywhere else? We can’t. It is merely the degree of separation from our Higher Selves that changes. It changes our awareness, our perception, our remembrance. When we are more fully connected, it is easier to see and grasp these concepts, it is not as painful to live with polarity when you understand it. It is also not so painful when we are able to remember that we created the experience and that we can change it.

We don’t need to die to get this. More and more beings here on this planet today are waking up to their power as Creators.

The answers, as always, lie within. Within these beautiful energy vessels we call bodies. Look no further than yourSelf.

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water
After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.

Life goes on.


About Maria Falce

Maria is a spiritual writer and a self-love warrior with a deep and diverse background in both the culinary and healing arts. She is most passionate about guiding people to connect with their inner voice, a midwife to the joyful birth of inherent authentic creativity that lives within us all.
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