Monday, September 22, 2008

How Have We Arrived Here?

As a followup to my last post, it is helpful to see how we have arrived at this point in the dream. Collectively, as the one Son of God, we have turned our face from Him, from our own true nature. As the pain of Longing has intensified, we have tried to fill this pain by numerous means. One of my previous posts mentioned how addicted we are to sugar, and this addiction is a feeble and failing attempt to replace the sweetness of His Love. In addition to sugar, we have tried to fill that infinite hole of Longing with drugs and alcohol, Internet addiction, workaholism, etc. And one addiction that most of us share is the addiction to materialism. As we acquire more and more, we become increasingly frustrated and despondent as money and material goods do not fill that hole, so we try to acquire more money in a futile effort. Pity the super rich person who has everything that could be acquired and still feels that hole, for they realize that the search for more had no meaning. For them this is either a time of awakening or suicidal despair. Money has nothing to do with the Longing, which is filled only through your relationship and Love with God. You can be reach or poor and find your true joy in Him. So here we are in this illusion, which is now crumbling. We are here because everyone wanted more, more money, more houses, more goods. Because they were so disconnected from themselves and God, they made decisions out of fear. They took risks and did things that were part of the herd mentality, because everyone else was doing these things. When you do not know your Oneness, you move with the herd, just like a bunch of gazelles running wild out of fear as they are chased by lions. They thought that they were safe as part of the herd, but this is just another illusion. Your safety comes from your recognition of your relationship with God. Now the house of cards is falling, because it never had any support. Nothing based on fear has support --- it is an illusion, it is not real. But if you continue to believe in this house of cards as real, the fear is just beginning for you. It is no accident that you are here in this dream at this appointed time. This is the time of your awakening, the time that you have chosen. What do you choose to do at this holy time?

1 Comments:

  • At 10:24 PM , Anonymous Paul Maurice Martin said...

    The dimensions of materialism today are astounding. Back in the sixties, the materialism of my parents' WWII generation was something that the then younger generation found fault with. Ironic when you look at what the baby boomers have done on that front.

     

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