13 Steps to Synchronicity… Y = #13

 Know YourSelf in the now… 

 

We are all in the process of awakening, even deep sleep is considered to be a partial expression of awareness with potential.  To be clear; there are many strategies that elevate the quality of our life experience, that allow us to live life in more “successful” ways.  We can go as far to say that spirituality and psychology are in most cases, strategies to live life with the intention of more peace, harmony and happiness.

 

There are endless strategies that fall under endless umbrellas: personal, work, political, social, environmental, religious and yes, spiritual strategies i.e. “the law of attraction”.

 

The spoken says that adopting, learning, practicing and following these strategies will help us to live life with more fulfillment, joy and meaning; ideas and practices we should not minimize or dismiss.  The unspoken suggests that while these strategies may work to various degrees of success, they inherently have nothing to do with Who We Are.

 

Who We Are has nothing to do with our past or our understanding of the past.  Who We Are has nothing to do with the denial of the past or its “healing”.  Who We Are has nothing to do with the church we go to, the meditation practice we use or how many years we’ve been practicing it. 

 

To dig a little deeper; Who We Are has nothing to do with whether we are a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist or a Jew.  Who We Are has nothing to do with being a man or women, Saint or sinner, teacher or student.  Being clear, confused, authentic, generous, and evil or living your life with meaning and purpose also, has nothing to do with Who You Are.

 

It does not matter if you love yourself or hate yourself, because it has no effect or baring on your true Self ~ Who You Are.  You can be very successful or poor, the most joyous person in the world or the most unhappy person in the world and it will still make no difference to Who You Are.  All these things are expressions, experiences and understandings that happen or do not happen to the body/mind or “I”.

 

 

The “I” that believes that it exists in time and space, that it is separate from all the other body/minds or “I’s” that also exist.  It believes that it has a will and that it can make things happen, it lives in a world where the “I” must be the victor or vanquished. 

 

All these things are expressions, experiences, preferences or understandings of the “I”, body/mind.  They are organizations that the “I” belongs to, experiences that happen to the “I”, beliefs, ideas, values, discriminations, choices, judgments, concepts and strategies that the “I” has bought into and believes.  They are life styles, choices and practices of the “I”, body/mind.

 

The Self is independent of your experienced past or imagined future; it thrives in the “present moment now”, where past and future do not exist.  The Self needs no concepts or strategies to be or not be; it needs no healing and can never be lost.

 

To be more clear;

 

You already are what you want to be. 

The “one” Self lives in the now.

You are that “single” Self, beyond all ideas that were, are and to come.

The Self comes from nowhere and goes nowhere.

The Self is timeless, therefore you are timeless.

The Self is not born, therefore you are not born.

If you are timeless and unborn, you cannot die.

 

First, you imagine…

 

Then you create a path or process, a story of how you will return to the perfection that was never lost, the perfection of Who You Are…

 

The Self is the concept of synchronicity and it is not the concept of synchronicity.

The Self is Who You Are.

 

“You need not remember in order to be…” 

You cannot become what you already are…”

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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2 Responses

  1. The article is very encouraging, as we`re always trying
    to become or undoing etc. ignoring the very essence of being, just being, not this or that !. I`m doing my level
    best to live with mindfullness of being, but sometime fail
    miserably, even knowingly, knowing I`m not this or that,
    I suffer, my imagined I, suffer, Pls share with this imagined
    ego the way to drop the identification so that the physical
    pain is not so paralysing !!

  2. For Raymonde…

    We all appear to be in a process of “awakening”; a perceived becoming of Who We already Are. Trouble begins when the “I” mind of us or others, wants to organize this “happening”, wants to formulate, accelerate, control, or franchise this “process” to ourselves or to others.

    Our desks might need organizing, our receipts for taxes might need organizing, the rooms in our houses might definitely do well with some sort of an organizing, our inherent authentic Self however needs no organizing in order to Be.

    The Self exists regardless of the details of perception and experience that occur or do not occur in the world of the “I”, body/mind. It appears as though we all have a unique opportunity and story regarding the awakening of the single Self that dwells within the all. It seems like there are times where we choose to awaken, and there are times when we are “forced” to awaken; to become more aware of the details of our life.

    It’s not that these details are any more important or significant than any other detail that may or may not occur. It appears as though these moments are more about becoming aware of the fact that we can BE aware of the details; to come alive in the “observer” of those details. If and when this shift of perception occurs, a glimpse or recognition develops that there is a silent, detached, unconditional observer within us, something that was once subjective and unconscious wakes up to become objective and conscious.

    A Seer once said:

    “You are where your attention takes you.
    In fact you are your attention.
    If your attention is fragmented, you are fragmented.
    When you attention is in the past, you are in the past.
    When your attention is in the present moment you are in the “presence of God and God is present in you…”

    The “process” of awakening the observer, of being Who We Are however “slow”, is happening. When we re-orientate our attention and awareness into the observer, we often experience an acceleration to this process. As the observer awakens in us, it can often feel more overwhelming than before, as we notice details once unrecognized, our thoughts become louder, our feelings seem to be more intense, everything appears to be more intense…

    The “sting” of awareness, can often feel like a double edged sword, one edge is the choice to be aware of the intensity or sensitivity, because we desire to break the illusion of the “I”, to be more of Who We Are, the other is the temptation to slip back into the perceived pleasure of “denial” around our thoughts, feelings, emotions, perceptions, associations, memories of experience.

    Who We Are is always there, it’s just so obvious the interface goes unnoticed. The re-orientation of our attention to bring the background observer to the foreground of our life requires a certain practiced vigilance. Only the “I” could ever imagine that we are “failing” or even “succeeding” in this process. The “I” becomes the emotion, where the observer witnesses it arise and subside. The “I” identifies with the limited thoughts, feelings, beliefs, memories and associations; the observer standing detached, can see them all as something that happens or does not happen, with the illusion of a beginning, middle and an end.

    As we awaken the observer, we spend time vacillating back and forth in our “attempts” to “lock in” or “anchor” our awareness to the observer, the doorway to our true Selves and a new way of Being. Over time, we naturally and spontaneously begin to drop the obsessive identifications of the “I” mind.

    It is clear that there can be no going back though, we have spent too much of our life mesmerized by the foreground of a life that denies the core, innocence and divinity of our true Self. We are at a turning point, and once the observer/Self is awakened even denial while sometimes pleasurable, is hard to ignore.

    While it may feel familiar and comfortable to live a life within the known of our past, there is a part of us is hungry for the inspiration and transformation that occurs as we step into the uncertainty of the unknown. There is a part of us that knows the innocence of our true Self and what it is to Be; to express the nature of Who We Are in action.

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