Today as the machinations of Brexit swirl around us we seem to be set on a path of self-destruction. This is nothing new for humans but these acts of folly seem to cement our belief that separating is somehow a solution to anything. The most common phrase I hear to describe Brexit is that old English term, “it is a dog’s dinner”, closely followed by the statement that soon someone is going to have to eat it! Brexit seems an all consuming event, a soap opera on acid, and yet at some point we do get the feeling that there must be more to life than this.
We seem to have a very short-term view of the world, and for many of us not only of this world but also of our lives. We kind of show up here, look around and do what we need to get what we want with varying degrees of success, then shuffle off grumpily and grudgingly to someplace else. We experience this world as a stream of random events that we turn to science to explain and for the most part it does little to reassure us. Every answer brings even more questions, as our underlying belief is not based on an understanding of what is really going on.
Life is not a random thing based on petty squabbles about survival of the fittest, or even merely physical events. We cannot leave our consciousness out of the equation. We may want to separate the observer from the observed and yet this is not possible: the nature of this universe is not one of duality but of oneness.
Sue is reading a book that really helps to explain the bigger picture. While many mystics speak of the truth of a greater reality, many of us turn away and continue living like vandals in a palace with little awareness of who we are and the confluence of energies that have made this existence possible. Here is a quote from the book that sums up these thoughts:
“Why are the laws of physics exactly balanced for animal life to exist? For example, if the Big Bang had been one-part-in-a-million more powerful, it would have rushed out too fast for the galaxies and life to develop. If the strong nuclear force were decreased 2 percent, atomic nuclei wouldn’t hold together, and plain-vanilla hydrogen would be the only kind of atom in the universe. If the gravitational force were decreased by a hair, stars (including the Sun) would not ignite. These are just three of just more than two hundred physical parameters within the solar system and universe so exact that it strains credulity to propose that they are random. These fundamental constants of the universe – constants that are not predicted by any theory – all seem to be carefully chosen, often with great precision, to allow for the existence of life and consciousness.” From Biocentrism, by Robert Lanza MD with Bob Berman
To consider this is or even part of this takes me to a place of awe; to gaze at any and every thing in our world and recognise what has been in play for us to experience life in this moment is beyond our understanding. And yet we are part of it, we are a product of it and it lives within us. If we could allow this energy to touch us, have its way with us, to dance and embrace us then would we not come home? Would we not be filled with wellbeing and be in a state of wonder, to be in relationship with all that is?
When I dwell on and in this I feel many of the hooks of this world falling away and the joy of living, of life starts to reawaken. Take just a few minutes today, away from the news reports and the squabbling over Brexit and raise up your gaze, allow the doors of perception to inch open, and recognise we live in a magical, mystical universe and not anywhere else and give thanks for that. We could even ask ourselves, how could we reflect that connected universe in the relationships we experience today?