My dear friends...
Last week in this space we began a discussion of the difference between being a ”seeker” of The Holy Experience and being an “explorer” of it. Continuing on that topic...
Being an explorer of the full experience and knowing of life’s ultimate reality can often separate us from our family, friends, and peers, who wonder why we have not accepted the answers that they have found or accepted, and why we are not experiencing what they are experiencing.
They may even make us “wrong” for being in a place of mind and spirit other than the place where they reside, and rather than honoring us for the bravery of our exploration, they may warn us against it, or even ridicule us for undertaking it.
Siddhartha Gautama was an explorer. The son of a wealthy man who had been appointed the governor of a region in India, he left his father’s palace and separated himself from his own wife and child, forsaking all of his comfort and comforting familial relationships in order to explore and grok in fullness the True Nature of Life.
Jesus of Nazareth was an explorer. He left his mother and his father and separated himself from his family and his society of origin in order that he might explore and know fully the True Nature of His Divine Being.
The list of such human beings contains many names, some as widely known as those above and some not known at all, yet none any less committed to their exploration, and none any less sanctified.
Your name could go on this list, as could mine. That can be our choice. Yet this you must know: it is not a choice that is made only once. Exploration of one’s Divine Nature is not like having one’s tonsils out. It is a moment-to-moment, day-to-day, week-to-week, month-to-month, year-to-year, life-long process.
It is even more than that. It is a lifetime-to-lifetime process.
It is the process of becoming that which one is exploring, and, in the very moment of becoming It, extending the exploration further.
Here is a great and wondrous truth: The exploration of Divinity never ends—because Divinity Itself is endless. It is eternal and limitless and it expands the moment Its awareness of Itself is complete.
In this sense, Full Awareness is never possible, only the Illusion of it. And we will discuss this thing called “full awareness” here next week.
Hugs and love,
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