NEVER FORGET THAT
As already mentioned, but it needs to be repeated,
YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU ALWAYS THOUGHT
THAT YOU WERE,
the body and mind that you identified yourself with.
Before you have done a certain amount of work on inner work you we are not yet one but consist of various “personalities”, countless little “I” in conflict with each other.
Until you have integrated them into ONE you will remain
like a dry leaf in a stormy wind.
However, notwithstanding the appearances,
YOU ARE A RAY OF THE DIVINE AND HAVE NEVER
REALLY BEEN SEPARATED FROM HIM
Realizing this – not merely understanding and believing it – is enough to transfigure your whole life.
You are not really:
European, American, Indian, Arab, Chinese, etc;
A mother, a father, a son, a daughter, a brother, a sister, etc.
A farmer, a clerk, a mason, a businessman, a manual worker, etc
A conformist, a rebel, an optimist, a philanthropic, a cynic, etc;
A Buddhist, a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, an agnostic, an atheist, etc.
All such things are merely “veils” covering up your REAL nature:
You are a ray of the Divine’s Light, the Divine’s Lila momentarily
identified with the roles that you have been playing
upon the stage of the world.
Letting go of all such identifications and roles is the solution to any possible real problems, and only then you will begin to live your REAL life.
YOU ARE NOT GOING TOWARDS DEATH
through aging if not though an accident or an illness – death is something that happens to your body, not to YOU –
you are still inwardly asleep, at least to a considerable extent,
not yet quite born to yourself,
but you are going towards ETERNAL Life, the crown
Realizing this – not merely understanding and believing it – is the major step to dissolve the deeply rooted illusion that death is something real.
Death is something that happens to our body, NOT TO US.
The real death is ALREADY here,
and consists in our inner slumber, in every fear, every form of negativity, every moment without intensity, wonder at the mystery of all things, in our lack of universal love. In this sense,
we are not living being going towards death
through the aging of the body
but as if inwardly dead or deeply asleep beings going towards
our real birth, to conscious Immortality.
WHAT YOU REALLY WANT
is never really material things like a house, a new car, the love of another human being, sex, new experiences, some pleasures and not even only happiness, high visions and states of ecstasy.
What you REALLY want, consciously or unconsciously,
is to heal the apparent Separation from the Divine and be again
one with your Source, with Him
This only and nothing else at all will ever permanently fulfill you.
All our difficulties always come only to make us progress. Most complain about their difficulties and blame misfortune, some “enemy”, a painful childhood, a stressful job or family situation, bad karma etc,
All such things are merely exercises, precisely graduated
according to the potential of each.
Therefore the proper reaction to everything is not judging it “good” or “bad”,
“right” or “wrong”
but finding out what you must learn from it.
What must you learn from such things?
Notwithstanding the appearances, whatever comes to us is always the best that could possibly happen – not to satisfy our desires and expectations but.
to make us grow inwardly, remember who we really are
and become one with the Divine.
Therefore, whatever your difficulties may be, they are never the misfortunes or tragedies that they may seem:
you also have been given precisely the very best external conditions
that you needed for your inner growth.
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN LIFE
The true reason that sometimes we are happy or unhappy, satisfied or dissatisfied, in a state of inner peace or conflict is never really because of the behavior of other people or external events as it may seem,
it is mainly caused by your own mental
and emotional attitudes
– All the same, what truly matters are never the external circumstances,
never what we do in itself, for it will be soon erased
by all devouring Time,
but our intent in doing it and a positive attitude to life, to everyone and to our wonderful destiny, the Future of Light.
ALMOST ALL OUR PROBLEMS AND SUFFERING
are caused by our stubborn trying to do everything by ourselves with the dim and deceiving candle of our uncertain and limited human mind with all its ignorant drives and conditionings
instead of following the Divine’s guidance within us.
You have brought about whatever comes to you through your conscious or unconscious desires and fears, expectations and projections, though the false image of yourself, of what you are and what you think that you ought to be; in a word, through your human mind.
therefore by re-examining and changing all this you can
utterly transform your whole life.
Indeed it is not always easy, but trying instead to change the behavior of other people and the external circumstances seldom works, or not for very long, does not bring about the desired results.
WE CAN BE INFINITELY HAPPPY, JOYFUL, LOVING
COMPLETELY FULFILLED RIGHT NOW
whatever the external circumstances may be.
We must live with the utmost intensity as if we knew that we would die on the morrow at dawn.
RIGHT HERE AND NOW WE CAN BE INFINITELY SERENE,
in an intense state of Peace, Love and Vision.
We do not necessarily need to wait until we have found our Guru, studied more spiritual texts, done more meditations, etc.
All we really have to do
Is to break through the Veil of illusions preventing us from realizing
that this state of Peace and Love is our natural state,
has always secretly been.
There is no “how”, or far too many.
DO IT RIGHT NOW.
ALMOST EVERYONE AROUND US IS NOT YET THERE
IN ANY REAL SENSE.
Indeed the Higher Self abides deep within everyone, but on the surface of their being there are usually only the programs inserted in the computer of their brain by their culture, family, education, friend, newspapers books, TV etc:
apart from those who have already reached at least a certain level
of personal evolution, all others are like puppets pulled
by the hidden forces of their lives.
Therefore never inwardly react to whatever others may do
but remain always in a state of deep peace within from where you can
begin to help and if possible to Awaken those
who are ready for it.
Notwithstanding the appearances,
everyone we ever meet, no matter how deeply inwardly still asleep,
IS THE DIVINE under the mask
of their body and mind.
Remember this when you meet anyone, and see how your relationship with them and how they respond to you will change, because then:
all contact with even the most “ordinary” persons becomes a high wonder
and mystery, because then you are aware of interacting
with the Divine through them.
THE DIVINE’S LIGHT AND GRACE
ARE ALWAYS WITH US,
just covered up by all the divagations of our mind, for we are never alone, never without Him, even when we are unable to feel Him.
The Divine loves us:
We all have a very personal, unique relationship with Him, and always
He showers us with countless gifts, although
so few are aware of it.
The Divine is always in all and all things, whoever we meet is the Beloved under a mask.
This is the key to completely transform our lives and reach
always higher levels of pure love, bliss and vision
that ever dared to dream.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND HAVE NEVER
Even if you were still living, like almost all, as if with a blindfold through which almost only the illusions of the apparent world can be seen,
you are not alone and – in the measure that you are receptive to it –
guided by the Presence within you.
Why do you not always listen to it?
EVERY INSTANT OF OUR LIFE THE DIVINE OFFERS US THE GIFT
offers us infinitely more that all that we ever
desired, wanted, felt that you needed.
Why do you so seldom open yourself to these gifts?
The reason is that to a considerable extent you are still identified with the smallness of your surface being, with all its conditionings and limitations, and your ego knows only too well that the Divine’s Peace, Joy, Love would dissolve them, see them as their own death and resists them.
Opening ourselves to them
means our Inner Rebirth and much greater wonders and ecstasies
that you could ever even begin to imagine.
Find the courage, the determination
to die to all your suffering, anguish, discontent, die to almost all
that you have ever been, to be reborn
in the Divine.
At the human level, there can be no higher achievement.
THE DIVINE, THE GREAT LIBERATION, PEACE AND LOVE
ARE NOT SOMETHING FAR AWAY
that can be reached only through hard austerities, sacrifices, efforts, meditations, etc; they are ALREADY in you, have always secretly been,
they are your real nature, who you really ALREADY are
under the thin dark veil of the mind.
Why seek them outside, where it is so difficult and confusing to find them, where so many illusions are deceiving us,
instead than in their very abode.
your own depths?
THERE IS NOTHING AT ALL TO FEAR
because all that comes to us, even the most “terrible” things we can imagine are always a test and a great opportunity to progress,
they are all but “exercises” bringing us to our final Realization into
an infinity of Love, Peace, Vision and Bliss, which are always
potentially in us right HERE and NOW.
Simone Weil has the last word with a very interesting point:
in relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold.
From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift, but from the one of the burglar it is a theft: he should go and give it back.
It is the same with our existence: we have stolen a little of God’s being
to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we
have stolen it. We must return it.
Are you ready to return it?