I hope you enjoyed my little parable regarding ‘Will’ in my previous two posts.
I’m sure that as many interpretations came to my readers’ minds as the number of readers themselves. Truth comes at the right time and in an appropriate guise when our hearts are thirsty for further Light. All revelation is deeply personal as it swirls around the caverns of our Son starved psyches.
However, let me just share a little something that been doing the rounds of my own unconscious since I last posted.
Many of us believe our wills to be a unique gift given to us by a separated and distinct divinity or in common parlance by a god. Such has been the traditional take on will in the Western religious mindset of the past two millenia.
This model of the will tends to suggest that it is something that constantly requires alignment with Divine purpose; otherwise it will easily slip off and do its own thing i.e. selfishness. The result of such a mindset is big psychic pressure, an intense vigilance that destroys rest and a sense of genuine self-esteem.
So here’s what I’ve been pondering:
Rather than having a will are we not in fact the Divine Will itself?
Our encounter with Spirit hasn’t dragged us back to the Divine Will but rather enlightened us to the fact that we never possessed a separate will in the first place. The sense of individual will is, I suggest, an ego illusion, projected onto our consciousness screen in order to maintain the myth of separation, the very fuel of all religious thought and practice.
Within faith communities separation and rebellion are the necessary prerequisite to conversion and return to Divine Union.
‘Once I was lost but now I’m found!’
However, suppose the story of return and redemption are only etchings on the surface of an even deeper reality i.e. we never really left Divine Will in the first place for we can’t leave ourselves.
Our dream-like state of separation, rebellion and redemption are, instead, virtual tutorials serving the greater purpose of our deepening Awareness of Divine Love and our place within it.
Such a shift in our thinking, especially if we’ve been programmed by a traditional religious model, can have an enormous and life changing effect on our daily life.
We, including all that we seem to experience, are in fact the Divine Will. We always have been, presently are, and always will be within our space-time world. Much of our internal suffering comes through resistance to the reality presented before us, to the storms seemingly coming our way. Awakening to the realisation of our virtual world we afford to ‘go with the flow’ thus paradoxically enabling a change in the reality facing us. In other words, the more we resist the programme, the more we suffer, or appear to suffer.
All power and resources fill the storehouses of Divine Will. As part of that Will may you drink today of your birthright, sharing your Light with those still convinced of their struggle defined separation.