So many of us live our lives tethered to the past. We define ourselves by our experiences, they become who we are. On a broader subconscious level this still applies; to all of our other lives, realities and forms. They all, if not brought forward into the light of consciousness, dictate what we experience as our present.
But when we live from this place, [the past], we live lives devoid of potential. We cannot create from the past we can only re-create. So it is as if the future never comes.
We spin our wheels, deepen the rut. Even when we feel we are living in the moment when we decry war, starvation, violence… are we not calling out for an end to our own suffering? If we truly are in the NOW we would have a non-attached compassion where we could recognize the suffering of another while simultaneously honoring their choice. When we see them as a victim we are identifying with our own victim-hood and seeking to end their experience of suffering so that ours will end as well. Witnessing the suffering of another activates our latent memory, rekindling our own repressed anguish.
What an amazing gift to receive! They are suffering so that we may heal.
Ending their misery will only create more. Until the cycle is healed within ourselves, it will repeat. That is because we can only re-create the past when that is where we dwell. To fully engage in life, we must step into the NOW. This entails healing the wounds of the past, releasing with love and gratitude our karmic bonds and stepping fully into personal responsibility and sovereignty.
From this place we witness a starving child and feel gratitude and compassion and love. Does this mean we do not offer food? Not necessarily. It is how we offer our service that matters. Do we stop to ask if our services are desired? Or do we just assume that they are wanted? To assume is to disempower and disrespect that Being’s path. We know not their intentions, their true needs, unless we ask.
“How may I serve you, Blessed One?”
Their answer may surprise you, it may not. It is from this place of honoring the light, the path and the intention of each individual Being that we enter the NOW. By letting go of our need to fix, to appropriate another’s process, we are able to step fully into our own life.
Do you wish to end suffering?
Look deeply into your own.
Look deeply into your own.
Do you wish to end war?
Stop resisting yourself.
Do you wish to end starvation?
Feed your spirit.
Do you wish to end rape and violence?
Love yourself fiercely.
Do you wish to end political and financial domination?
Allow your own abundance and sovereignty to reign within you.
Look deeply into yourself when you find yourself angry at another being or situation or sad at another’s plight.
Heal the one who suffers within you and you shall heal the world.