There are some lessons I to need to learn over and over again. Maybe it is just my endless fascination with the unfolding of the Tao that has me rerun the ‘same old, same old’ just to marvel at the process. A major lesson is the one that demonstrates that when we move, when we take a step forward in our lives everything moves with us. Most of us get caught up thinking about all the people or things around us that have to move before we can, how when so and so does this or that then we can move. We get things all back to front.
It is so easy to forget the importance and effects of our thoughts and actions. We live at the centre of a big soup called the Universe and it seems like our commitment to life, our commitment to moving forward, our commitment to living our purpose is connected to much more than we think. It is also our willingness to give up our fears and get into deeper and deeper relationship with all that is, and in this place of willingness more and more of the hidden world around us shows itself. So this first lesson is one that seems to say: while I am in a massive and epic dance it is also true to say, “It all starts and ends with me!”
So what does that make me? I’m not sure about the exact answer to this but what I do realise is that whatever happens I can affect the outcome. I am a bit of a news hound; I know many people don’t like to listen or watch the news and that is understandable when the headlines about what is happening in Syria, or in our environment seem never ending. If we are willing to give up our dissociation then the feelings of powerlessness and outrage consume us and we easily fall back into feeling at the effect of others behaviour and not being able to make a difference.
And yet we can make a difference. Lesson number two: “We are never in a difficult place or a situation where there is not a way out.” There is always something we can do even if that is just burning through the feelings until there is one less powerless person on the planet; not only that but everyone will be just that fraction less powerless.
We are all on a journey to regain our true nature and while it is often difficult to see the essence of that it is also helpful sometimes to recognise what it is not. We are not powerless, we are not at the mercy of others and we are not helpless; in fact we are the help, we are the merciful and we are the powerful. We are in a gigantic classroom moving and learning as quickly as we can. Let’s enjoy the ride together.