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Seeing Through the Eyes of God – Online Satsang

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Welcome to an online Satsang.  I’m extraordinarily excited about the topic for this evening which is “Seeing Through The Eyes of God.”

In Satsang form, I would really like to just take our time and maybe sit here quietly for a minute or two and allow ourselves to settle in, then we can see what happens. I haven’t prepped at all for this session, even though I told myself I was going to; but usually, that’s how it goes. I just show up and see what happens.

Let’s just settle in here for a second and acknowledge that this is where we are. This is what we’ve shown up for. To allow ourselves to celebrate this moment to be present and receive whatever this moment wants to provide.

The Concept of God

The concept of God is something that I find both fascinating and hilarious. FASCINATING because of what stirs inside of me when I contemplate something that might be referred to as God. HILARIOUS because of the impossibility of defining God with words and also hilarious because of the argument over what God is or is not? Implying that, it can be captured or defined by human language.

In approaching an inquiry about the nature of God, I find it monumentally important to establish an understanding that words, symbols, images are so far removed from the reality of what is. I don’t say that lightly when I say, so far removed. In the same way that your name is “so far removed” from the reality of what you are.

In a real way, it says absolutely nothing about the totality of what you are, let alone a significant fragment of what you are. The benefit of having a name is so that we might communicate with one another which is also to say that we might play with one another.

Labels, words, symbols, and images have an appropriate place as it relates to communicating. However, it does absolutely nothing to see the truth of something.

Those words can point your name in the way that if you’re in a crowd of people and someone yells out your name, that’s a way of POINTING. In such a way you could spend your entire life writing a book about you and you would still be incredibly distant from articulating what you are.

This is the hilarity around the concept of God. Let alone if somebody asks me, “Do you believe in God?” How do I know what they see as God? It’s like asking me, do I believe in the God that you think is God? First of all, I can’t see that. It’s adorably silly. This is the playful nature of the inquiry.

I will use words, paint pictures, and point to something that I find to be incredibly profound. The nature of God and man’s attempt to point toward this, something called God. Throughout all of human history, there’s been this display of deities. What I notice among them all is, it points to or illustrates that which is in control.

The God of thunder is in charge of the thunder. Its domain is thunder. There’s been Gods of the ocean, Gods of the sun, and Gods for everything. Let’s just recognize this for a moment, that all of these gods that have been spoken about is man’s way of pointing to which is beyond itself. Pointing to which is beyond its humanness and that which is in charge.

Throughout time, in an attempt to illustrate that which is in supreme control. Man does what he does best and tell stories. This is fascinating and I’ve pointed to this a lot recently that it is the “play of miss.”

Throughout history, there have been countless myths told. The point of a myth is to illustrate a wisdom that is beyond the mind’s ability to articulate directly. A fanciful story is told, in order to communicate a message that looks to expose something profound.

God & Wisdom

In all of these different stories that have been told, what I find fascinating is their commonality in the wisdom that they point to. Not just these myths, but also religiously speaking and spiritually speaking. Isn’t that fascinating that in all of the tales of wisdom, in some way or another, the message remains the same? It has this similar endpoint.

Let’s look at that endpoint for a moment. What would be the point of wisdom? We can see that what we might call the prize of wisdom is some sort of expression of “harmony.” It’s to move in where we are, in present and in a place of addressing, “what is true?”

Do you notice this about the quality of harmony? That, when you feel at harmony within your being then there’s a presence that emerges. In contrast, there is the experience of conflict where things are not harmonious. In such a space, it’s like we’re doing everything we can to get away from the present moment.

There’s a painful conflict that tends to fuel which is the opposite of harmony.

What is the opposite of harmony? – Chaos.

We can see this reflected directly in our own lives, that if we’re not in a space of harmony, if we’re in a space of chaos and conflict in a very sincere way, we’re moving in a violent way. I guess it could also be said, that if we’re not moving in a space of wisdom in accordance with what’s true then there will be these displays of violent tendencies. We might call them ‘agitations’ and ‘anxiousness.’ Some way of seeing the present moment as an obstacle that’s in the way.

The invitation and the pointer to draw near to God is towards harmony and presence. In a fun way, is like an invitation to see that God is in control.

Throughout time, the story ultimately points to understanding that God is supremely in control and totally aware of everything, another way of saying is that God can see all. You can see the beautiful invitation in this that invites one to surrender themselves to God because God can see what you cannot see. This is to explore the nature of God from the perspective of a single deity or from the perspective that there is one God.

It speaks to the stories of faith, trust, or even hope and in more grounded interpretation. I say that because, biblically speaking, a lot of times the word hope is used, and maybe a more accurate translation would be trust. Not necessarily to hope in God, but to trust in God.

Before we dive more deeply into seeing what God sees, we can look at the contrast and look at what man sees.

What I point out is that man’s vision and man’s way of seeing is incredibly limited. Just recognize that for a moment, that as you either look at your own life, whether you look at the world or looking at what you can see. Then, see how much you don’t see. Not just how much you don’t see but also the unseen. By the human mind or human eyes, look at how much you can’t see.

In one way, I get a visual as I explore this and my own scene becomes very small then that which is unseen becomes very big. We can also acknowledge that this play of what is seen and not seen is also the play of what is known and what is not known. The challenge for the human being is an anxious state of always trying to know.

If you explore the chaotic mind on what it’s doing. It’s trying to know something that it doesn’t know. Then often it tricks itself into thinking it knows and then finds out it didn’t actually know. This is a wonderful invitation to look in the direction of God.

Spiritually speaking, that’s been the pointer, that says rather than you anxiously trying to know why don’t you connect with that in which you already know?

In that knowing, you will find the comfort that you long for, as a way of illustrating just a beautiful invitation to look through God’s eyes. I guess such a statement could be dramatically misunderstood because I’m not insinuating that one look through God’s eyes and know everything that God supposedly knows as it relates to intellectual information. More so, it’s an invitation to see the harmony that God sees.

Man’s Narrow Perspective

Man’s way of seeing, yours and mine as human beings, is extraordinarily narrow. In contrast, to illustrate God’s perspective is extraordinarily vast. There’s a funny thing in this, the more narrow your perspective, the more problematic the experience. And the more vast your perspective, the more your perspective sees, then the more harmonious your experience.

To illustrate this, we could simply look at the pointer that I would refer to as zooming out.

One of the things I like to look at is if you were to look at anything going on in the world that appears to be chaotic. If you zoom out as if maybe you were in outer space and you look at the planet and you say, “My goodness, that’s beautiful.”

As you zoom out more and more, you start to see, how harmonious everything is. Naturally, the illustration that I will use always, is that to zoom in on the forest. It looks like absolute chaos, it looks like a mess and you zoom out and you see the whole thing and you say, my goodness, that’s beautiful.

So do you see what happens here? It’s to zoom out and to see the whole forest in a way that’s like seeing what God sees. It’s to see the whole thing. What happens when you see the whole thing? You say, my God, that’s beautiful and in the same way, when you look at yourself.

Did you notice that when you feel chaotic and conflicted inside about you, there’s a pretty narrow perspective about yourself? But then if you were to zoom out and see the whole thing beyond the minds little judgments, is the adorable way in which God sees man.

It also speaks to the play of a parent and a child that when a child might be conflicted inside of themselves, the parent sees more of the child than the child sees of the child. The child has a very narrow perspective on their current dilemma. So in many ways, the parent sees the child is just adorable in their frustration and most particularly concerned about the trial.

What I recognize in my own experience, that as it relates to those moments of being at peace, those moments of profound presence is a wellness in all things. Do you notice this about your own experiences of peace and wellness? It’s like everything is perfectly placed. Everything’s right where it’s supposed to be. Do you notice that?

That particular state of wellness isn’t because everything’s looking a certain way but it’s because of a way of seeing and almost like there’s an inner knowing that regardless of what it looks like, it doesn’t matter. In the same way that regardless of how unorganized the forest might appear to look, there is a wellness that knows everything is perfectly placed. It can’t not be perfectly placed.

This speaks and points to what I would refer to as the wellness in God which is a knowing that everything is exactly where it’s supposed to be. Surely, man will have his argument with that. 

Harmony & Wholeness

I’d like us to see how harmony resembles wholeness. It’s almost as if that which is harmonious is what appears to be things moving in unison as if they were one thing. They’re moving in harmony with each other.

In this, we could see it as a display of wholeness. Everything goes together. This wholeness is mirrored in the concept of understanding. Do you see as well the concept of understanding also has this sort of spiritual connotation to it?

What comes next in the spiritual sense of understanding? – Compassion.

Another spiritual pointer is that if you’re sitting with someone who’s going through a difficult time, the more you have a sense of understanding for what they’re going through and understanding of their pain. You’ll find some display of compassion. This understanding is to see more of the full picture and recognizing that what is showing is perfectly placed.

If someone’s having a hard time, compassion understands that their pain is appropriate and it’s understandable. You see all of these spiritual qualities, which we might also call spiritual words, they’re all pointing toward the same thing, which playfully we could say is seen through the eyes of God. Which is also saying, seeing what’s actually true.

Seeing more of the bigger picture is seeing more of what’s true.

What happens when you see more of what’s true? You connect with these spiritual qualities and what are these spiritual qualities if they’re not simply illustrating what we crave as human beings? These are love, peace, kindness, joy, harmony, and contentment.

Everything that we soulfully crave is a by-product of seeing more wholeness, seeing more of what God sees. Which is also a deeper understanding of what’s actually true.

To let go of the limitation within being human which is the limitation of what you might call the human sensors and connect to something within us or beyond us and connecting with that and allowing your perspective and your understanding to expand.

This is very simple in nature. We could say the mechanics of genuine spirituality is very simple. Drawing nearer to the truth of life.

And in that, you will connect with everything you crave.  We can examine the traditional human experience that seems to be problematic. As a way of pointing, we will use the word “worry.”

Do you notice how this sensation of worry almost thinks that God is not God? Just recognize that the sense of worry is almost like a belief that says, “It’s up to your limited human capabilities to make sure everything goes how it’s supposed to go.”

In that worry, you’re trusting in the limited human capacity as it tries to know something that it can’t actually know. It’s trying to see something with its sensor that its senses were not designed to sense.

If you investigate what you’re worried about in your whole life, in some way or another the root of that worry was a worry that you wouldn’t make it to this moment right now, that you wouldn’t be here, present, whole and complete. You might not see your wholeness, you might not see the big picture, but it’s there.

You might not have everything you think you want but yet the truth of what you are in this moment is incredibly whole and complete.

In recognizing that, you can see that, you didn’t need to worry. That all is incredibly well. Things might not have gone how you wanted them to go but that was based on a limited way of seeing.

What We Crave is God / Truth

Recognize this for a moment, why do you want the experience to go your way? Here’s the conclusion, so you can be at peace. This is incredibly simple but profound.

This points to the confusion of being human. We think, what we crave is determined by what goes on in the world or what goes on in our life, on what we get or what we don’t get? But that’s not true. This points to what’s been pointed to, which in some way or another says, give up everything and go to God. Because it’s in God that you will connect with what you actually crave.

It’s hilarious because if you had told me this, fifteen or twenty years ago, I would have been like, “You’re crazy and it doesn’t make any sense at all.” But now, after spending some years on the planet, it makes perfect sense.

I didn’t like it if I look back and see that I didn’t see what was actually happening and didn’t see the truth. I had a very narrow perspective like the perspective of other people who are responsible for how I feel. That other people can make me feel a certain way, other people can reject me, other people can like me or not like me and other people can love me or not.

You see all of these ways of seeing, their very narrow and they’re not in alignment with the truth of what’s actually going on. Their perspective of, “I want somebody else to love me.” This is a very narrow perspective of a deeper sincerity that says, “I want to experience love, Real Love.”

In the human assumption that thinks love is on the outside, it runs around trying to find love. And what happens? You exhaust yourself and it’s a disaster. Then in the collapse, when you give that up or when you become more open, which again is an opening of perspective, then you start to see something more true. As you connect with something more true, what happens? You start to experience more harmony.

Why? Because you’re not running around trying to get something that’s impossible.

I say this as a pointer, so don’t take it seriously. Those who are not with God, this sounds like insanity, it doesn’t make any sense at all. That is perfectly fine. Like in the same way, if somebody asks me, Tiger, what do you want in this life? I say, I only want to become closer and closer to God, and to them, I’m a crazy person but for the one who has been there, they understand that.

You see, that’s why there’s this beautiful invitation to allow yourself to be seen as a crazy person. Understanding that no one’s going to understand you, even when it seems like people understand you. And that’s temporary.

There’s this beautiful thing that happens as you draw nearer to the truth of life or to God. You let go of the things of the world and I mean all things in the world. Whether it’s money, whether it’s relationships, whether it’s status and whether it’s getting this or getting that.

These things in the world become ‘irrelevant’ because it is seen that the only thing that I crave is wellness, peace, harmony, and love. The only thing I crave is these spiritual qualities that only come by way of seeing the truth. It becomes painful when I forget that and I start thinking that I want something in the world.

Luckily, there’s this thing called “pain” that reminds me by touching a hot stove says, “Don’t do that and thank God for pain.” You see, it’s not a demand. However, in the playful way of communicating, I could communicate it in a way that it is a demand.

It’s a demand because it’s what’s true. So if you want what you crave then the only way you can connect with that is to draw nearer to what is true and to let go of what is not.

This is pointed to in stories that refer to God as being a jealous God. There have been so many fantastic illustrations of this where one might say that if you turn your back on God, then God will destroy your life or something like that.

But these are all just ways of illustrating how much the truth wants to consume you. It wants you for itself. Because simultaneously, the truth knows what you really want is the truth. Isn’t that beautiful? It makes perfect sense that if God is all there is, then, of course, God is a jealous God.

Being Separate From God

This points to an aspect of inquiry that I feel is important to touch upon. The subject itself is so vast. It’s to touch upon the illustration of being separate from God. You know, there’s a fantastic religious illustration of this that I feel has been innocently misinterpreted. Granted, this is my interpretation of the spiritual text.

It’s the illustration of Adam and Eve in the garden. The beginning of this experiment called Man. Again, these are stories that attempt to illustrate something.

It’s so adorable that we would take them literally but the story of Adam and Eve in the garden essentially says, “God created man and woman and man and woman are in this Garden of Eden.” Then essentially, God says there’s one rule here which I ask you to honor. In a way, it’s a demand, but it’s for your own good kind of demand. But you’re still free, right?  

I’m going to tell you this one rule, for your own benefit. That rule is there are two trees in this garden, one is the “Tree of Life” and God says, eat from this tree. Then there’s another tree called the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil” and God says, don’t eat from that tree.

As the story goes, they’re tempted, to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The temptation essentially is, don’t you want to know what God knows?

Now I find this so incredibly interesting. I mean, that’s quite the name to give a tree, “The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.” That’s pretty descriptive, which essentially is a way of saying, don’t judge, don’t try and know what is good and evil. Which is also saying, don’t separate things.

We can see it as a way of saying, “don’t judge things as good or evil as if you know.”

What happens if you judge something as good? – You cling to it.

If you judge something as evil, what do you do? – You push it away and you withhold love.

Essentially, God says, let me take care of those details. However, they’re tempted and this is the original sin of man, as it’s illustrated. What happens when Eve bites the apple? She immediately covers herself up in shame, which is also saying she immediately starts to judge herself.

To summarize the point of this, as soon as you think you know, what is good or evil, you question if you are good or evil. In that, you immediately fear that you are evil. Naturally, this is where all judgments come from towards other people, the only reason we judge other people is because we judge ourselves. As it’s illustrated, we’re trying to be God rather than letting “God be God.”

Again, it’s almost like God says, you can’t see what I see, so don’t even try.

What is judgment other than that? – It’s thinking you know and based on what you think you see.

You notice that immediately, as judgment enters the picture, you can say goodbye to all of those spiritual qualities. It’s no more compassion and no more harmony. In that, you have separated yourself from God. Which it’s been said you have disobeyed God and to clarify that, Sin, as it’s referred to.

It’s not about anything you do or don’t do. It’s about how you see. You see yourself as separate from God which is trying to be God. Naturally, what happens in that arena? Life becomes conflicted and very violent. So the invitation to see through God’s eyes is this invitation that invites you to open up. Open up to the reality of this impossibility, to our humanness.

This is why, of course, it’s been said that God sees only love. In the same way that if you were with another human being and you saw the totality of their human experience, you would have nothing but love for them. There would be a profound depth of understanding and compassion. This is God’s love because God sees all. It’s like the play or the concept of Death.

Does God love death? – Yes, because God knows what it really is.

Which in a way, knows that death isn’t real. It’s not really what you think it is. God knows there’s nothing to fear about it. You’ll notice this about everything that you fear is simply something you don’t understand.

Also, it speaks to why there’s no fear in God because God sees all. When you encounter something that you fear give it to God rather than judging it. That’s an option if judgment begins to arise. Which again, it can only arise because of the fear and that’s what’s happening.

What makes this whole experience of being human problematic? Is that, “I’m afraid of not getting what I want.” That’s the trepidation. There is fear there, so there is a misunderstanding. That misunderstanding isn’t what I want. The problematic experience is the fear that I won’t get what I want in the world. That’s what creates all the trepidation about letting go of one’s life or giving one’s life to God.

I might not get what I want because I don’t know if I can do that. You see the confusion there, it’s an innocent misunderstanding. As you go through your human experience and see through the illusion of the world’s prizes, when you see how crazy the world is, then it’s a natural transition of letting the world go and resting in the heart of God.

If there’s one thing you cannot lose in this life, it’s GOD. Which is also to say the truth of life. When I find myself to be perceivably distant from God, which is to be chaotic inside, then it’s directly tied to what I’m chasing in the world, to what I think I want. And that’s fine. Welcome to being a human being.

Here’s the kicker, God has infinite compassion for the human insanity that wants something in the world. In a playful way, it’s like God says, I understand it looks like that. It looks like other people love you. There’s something called “worldly success,” and it will make you happy.

God says it’s not that and then you argue with it and you go chase it and you find out on your own. That’s the classic biblical story of the prodigal son. Who goes off and runs and finally comes back and has to find out for himself.

That’s what we’re all doing as human beings, we have to find out for ourselves. That’s part of the play.

Beyond the Mind’s Understanding

Understand that, that is the innocent play of being human. To see through the eyes of God is simply to see what’s really true. It’s important to acknowledge that what is actually true is so beyond the mind’s intellectual understanding of what is true.  

The mind’s intellectual understanding is similar to ‘guilty’ and ‘innocent’ or ‘true’ and ‘false.’ Which is based on a perception of separation, that things are separate, that there’s something to blame. It’s like the mind says it’s true that the person over there hurt my feelings.

Do you see that profound limitation? In the minds attempt to see what’s true? This is all the noise in the world and all of the noise in the adorable human beings. Is their effort to find out what’s true is that an effort to find someone to blame?

The world will say, if you want me to accept you, you have to play along. If you want to fit into our club, you have to play this game too. If you’re with a group of people and everyone found someone to blame and you say, “I love that person and you can’t play with this anymore.” I understand and I have compassion for that.

Most human beings in the most innocent and adorable way, they’re trying to fit in, to the world. We can simply ask ourselves, how’s that going? As a way of pointing, I will say the only place you truly fit is in the “Heart of God.”

The transformation that allows for such an opening in one’s life is the same transformation that we’ve all participated in “varying degrees.”

It’s a transformation of acknowledging the truth of things beyond a mental understanding but part of that truth of things is the IMPOSSIBILITY of trying to get something from the world. It’s like heartfully acknowledging the failure of being a human being.

For me, this is illustrated in those moments when I have to literally dropped to my knees and surrender everything because the pain is too much.

Letting Go of the World

We can see this illustrated in the play of trying to be accepted by others or the world. If you want to be accepted by somebody else, you have to reject yourself, you have to want somebody else to accept you and say, I need to be who you want me to be so I can get your acceptance and now, I can no longer be what I am.

So in order to be accepted by the world or by another person, I will reject myself and you do that long enough and you will start starving in your soul. Craving for something Real and Authentic and True. Which again, is the soulful longing to be near to the truth of life? This is the spiritual dance.

In many ways, it’s so incredibly obvious. We are so incredibly susceptible to the illusion, and that’s fine.

To see that it’s fine is to illustrate the bigger picture. Recognize this, to see that it’s fine is an expression of “understanding.” It’s OK that you get lost, like in the way that here you are now with me and you’ve had this whole lifetime of getting lost. But here you are, you’re OK and you made it.

The only issue in that is that you judge yourself and the judgment is an expression of a fearful misunderstanding.

This is God’s perspective in watching human beings be crazy. “You guys are adorable, thinking that you’re killing other people and thinking that people die. You’re so cute.” 

This is what I playfully see as the day of judgment. We’ve all maybe heard this illustration, where after you die you have to stand with God and take account of your life. What I imagine in that scenario is that you stand with God and he just laughs with you about the whole thing and says, “Innocent and Understandable.”

Ultimately, to see that there was no judgment, it’s just LOVE. In the same way that you wake up from a dream and maybe it’s terrifying, you wake up and you see that it wasn’t real.

That’s the same as the human experience that we’re having.  In a very real way, our dreaming is a separation from God. We are imagining ourselves as separate from God. It’s brilliant and All is well.

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Transcript Highlights for: Seeing Through the Eyes of God

The Concept of God

In approaching an inquiry about the nature of God, I find it monumentally important to establish an understanding that words, symbols, images are so far removed from the reality of what is. I don’t say that lightly when I say, so far removed. In the same way that your name is “so far removed” from the reality of what you are.

In a real way, it says absolutely nothing about the totality of what you are, let alone a significant fragment of what you are. The benefit of having a name is so that we might communicate with one another which is also to say that we might play with one another.

Labels, words, symbols and images have an appropriate place as it relates to communicating. However, it does absolutely nothing to see the truth of something.

— This is the hilarity around the concept of God. Let alone if somebody asks me, “Do you believe in God?” How do I know what they see as God? It’s like asking me, do I believe in the God that you think is God? First of all, I can’t see that. It’s adorably silly. This is the playful nature of the inquiry.

God & Wisdom

In all of these different stories that have been told, what I find fascinating is their commonality in the wisdom that they point to. Not just these myths, but also religiously speaking and spiritually speaking. Isn’t that fascinating that in all of the tales of wisdom, in some way or another, the message remains the same? It has like this similar endpoint.

Let’s look at that endpoint for a moment. What would be the point of wisdom? We can see that what we might call the prize of wisdom is some sort of expression of “harmony.” It’s to move in where we are, in present and in a place of addressing, “what is true?”

Do you notice this about the quality of harmony? That, when you feel at harmony within your being then there’s a presence that emerges. In contrast, there is the experience of conflict where things are not harmonious. In such a space, it’s like we’re doing everything we can to get away from the present moment.

There’s a painful conflict that tends to fuel which is the opposite of harmony.

What is the opposite of harmony? – Chaos.

Man’s Narrow Perspective

Man’s way of seeing, yours and mine as human beings, is extraordinarily narrow. In contrast, to illustrate God’s perspective is extraordinarily vast. There’s a funny thing in this, the more narrow your perspective, the more problematic the experience. And the more vast your perspective, the more your perspective sees, then the more harmonious your experience.

To illustrate this, we could simply look at the pointer that I would refer to as zooming out.

One of the things I like to look at is if you were to look at anything going on in the world that appears to be chaotic. If you zoom out as if maybe you were in outer space and you look at the planet and you say, “My goodness, that’s beautiful.”

Harmony & Wholeness

I’d like us to see how harmony resembles wholeness. It’s almost as if that which is harmonious is what appears to be things moving in unison as if they were one thing. They’re moving in harmony with each other.

In this, we could see it as a display of wholeness. Everything goes together. This wholeness is mirrored in the concept of understanding. Do you see as well the concept of understanding also has this sort of spiritual connotation to it?

What comes next in the spiritual sense of understanding? – Compassion.

What We Crave is God / Truth

Recognize this for a moment, why do you want the experience to go your way? Here’s the conclusion, so you can be at peace. This is incredibly simple but profound.

This points to the confusion of being human. We think, what we crave is determined by what goes on in the world or what goes on in our life, on what we get or what we don’t get? But that’s not true. This points to what’s been pointed to, which in some way or another says, give up everything and go to God. Because it’s in God that you will connect with what you actually crave.

It’s hilarious because if you had told me this, fifteen or twenty years ago, I would have been like, “You’re crazy and it doesn’t make any sense at all.” But now, after spending some years on the planet, it makes perfect sense.

Being Separate From God

This points to an aspect of inquiry that I feel is important to touch upon. The subject itself is so vast. It’s to touch upon the illustration of being separate from God. You know, there’s a fantastic religious illustration of this that I feel has been innocently misinterpreted. Granted, this is my interpretation of the spiritual text.

(…sharing more insight in the pointer/story/myth of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden)

To summarize the point of this, as soon as you think you know, what is good or evil, you question if you are good or evil. In that, you immediately fear that you are evil. Naturally, this is where all judgments come from towards other people, the only reason we judge other people is because we judge ourselves. As it’s illustrated, we’re trying to be God rather than letting “God be God.”

Beyond the Mind’s Understanding

Understand that, that is the innocent play of being human. To see through the eyes of God is simply to see what’s really true. It’s important to acknowledge that what is actually true is so beyond the mind’s intellectual understanding of what is true.

The mind’s intellectual understanding is similar to ‘guilty’ and ‘innocent’ or ‘true’ and ‘false.’ Which is based on a perception of separation, that things are separate, that there’s something to blame. It’s like the mind says it’s true that the person over there hurt my feelings.

Letting Go of the World

We can see this illustrated in the play of trying to be accepted by others or the world. If you want to be accepted by somebody else, you have to reject yourself, you have to want somebody else to accept you and say, I need to be who you want me to be so I can get your acceptance and now, I can no longer be what I am.

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This wheel of blamed sadness and blamed happiness is what fuels the chaos of human life; both individually and collectively. It is so far removed from the truth of one’s harmonious nature. The issue isn’t so much about blaming for sadness or blaming for happiness, it’s actually the same thing. The issue is blame itself; the ideas that my experience is not my own creation, and I am somehow a prisoner of an external world.
I was crushed and I cried for a good few hours. What helped me to feel better… was telling stories in my mind about how she wasn’t a good person. I had to justify my pain somehow, I had to find a reason why I hurt so badly.
My best pointing is, again, radical self-honesty about the real issue. Like everyone else, I have past experiences that could be considered to be traumatizing, and at times, those moments are remembered and feelings of powerlessness can arise.
It’s odd, that the secret to peace is knowing I don’t know. There’s a comedy in watching how every internal agitation is in response to believing I know something I don’t really know. Most notably, about what something means.
Healing is not figuring out who is to blame, healing is in seeing that no one is to blame and that we all are simply doing the best we can, given the level of confusion we were born into. This healing is forgiveness; a forgiveness that sees the pain of one is the pain of all.
Everything about you is like a piece of art, open to interpretation. The genuine artist doesn’t create art to be seen or understood, the genuine artist creates art because there’s no other option.
To understand the dream of identification resolves much if not all, of the confusion around suffering and conflict; personal and collective. Although, to truly understand it, is somewhat of a death sentence for any personal sense of identity.
The nature of a balanced and harmonious polarity is an understanding that both sides are of equal value; and… the only thing that can create an unbalanced polarity is through overvaluing one side. It’s recognizing that each side is also the other side, equally. Which invites complete forgiveness of the side you see as less than worthy to be what it is.
It can be quite the rude awakening within one’s self to see the violence that comes with defending your ego. To the point where… what you accuse others as doing to you is something you are actually doing to them.

What we start to realize, in some form or another, is that we really don’t know. We then play mind games with ourselves and begin to cautiously ‘think’ we know, but then we see that our thinking is only avoiding the obvious. We are, quite possibly, absolutely clueless. This is mental chaos.

While traveling down what I might call a spiritual path, I’ve seen the same challenges arise as when traveling down every other path; most notably, having to face myself. I’ve had to face a truth that kept showing up time and time again. The conclusion I’ve come to, is that Life itself is the ultimately spiritual path; which includes every path traveled, business and money included.

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