“Who are you?” asks Alice’s Caterpillar puffing on his hookah.
Who indeed, I asked myself, I once dreamt I was an Elk watching the world from the highest hill, overlooking all, with stamina to outlast time. Then I awoke as me, merely human. Am I that magnificent elk or this man? What does an elk dream of?
Our ignorance keeps us believing we are absolute. Separate individuals all independently forging a life with so many other individuals. Am I my job, my family or a conglomerate of all those personas to be put on and taken off as needed.
At times I feel like a pillar in the middle of a hurricane, with humanity’s madness swirling around me. Its then that I’m quietly reminded by Spirit ~ “Be the Pillar”
To be the pillar requires a shift, a change in focus. I have always enjoyed taking another look at my life, a life review of sorts. Trying to examine it from a greater perspective. Looking for the wonder, the miracle unfolding. It may not be easy, but it sometimes reveals the clues to finding my direction or future path.
We are all question marks and until we begin to peal away the layers to find an identity that is a self we may wander aimlessly. In our self realized search if we go far enough we will find a non-self that includes All and embraces love. Now we can cast off the shackles of ignorance. Releasing the lower aspects of ourselves like jealousy, hatred and envy.
When we eventually discover our True Being will we be able to say “I See You” like in the movie Avatar. I see you for the light that you truly are, an incarnation, embodiment, or manifestation of a person and we now genuinely know each other as interconnected beings, part of a greater whole.
Oh-No.. two movie references in one post am I going to the dogs.. or.. am I possibly the Dog? Hmmm.
I am reminded of a quote from one of the most celebrated mystics of all time Rumi
“You are not just a drop in the ocean, you are the mighty ocean in the drop.”
No matter what our life experiences are or how we feel about ourselves we are all divine with amazing gifts and abilities to share with the universe. We share the responsibilities of sculpting our souls into loving light. In the Light we are all the Elk, attentive sentries outlasting time.
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