The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to see through the layers of collective habits and conditioning. Our awareness is experiencing an abrupt shift through this period of “crisis”. Whatever felt normal before is now being challenged. That is, wherever consciousness was unconsciously hooked into the collective mind before, there is now this divine offering to notice how that experience within perception is also shifting. Wherever there is a sense of panic, anxiety, fear, aggression, frustration, confusion, etc. it offers a stark contrast to what was often perceived as the norm and how those emotions were in-check and being regulated. Normal sensations of the mass collective is no longer there. This is the secret window into waking up parts of the Self from deep sleep. Where consciousness was unconsciously identifying with the apparent world “out there”. For anyone breaking free from conditioning, or seeking liberation, this is the opportunity. Whatever is sensed, noticed, felt, seen, is not what you are. Reality is not “out there” somewhere. Reality has never changed. It is the changeless essence that notices the changing. The formless self awareness that perceives the form. With this great shift, comes the opportunity to see where we identify with reality as objective, when in fact it is object-less. It is so simple.

There is no hope, no cure, no saviour to any situation. The truth be known, will set you free. The truth is here now, within you. Use this mass shift in consciousness to offer its reflection on your essential nature. Whatever comes up in you is asking for the attention of your awareness. Not the attention of your thoughts to try to make sense of it through justification or fear or another unique story. That will lead to more separation, more suffering. It is a time of unity, bringing everything home into the totality of existence. It is your true nature that is the wholeness of life itself. Feel it now, it is the You that is aware of whatever is arising. Awareness has no limits, no boundaries, no location. Your essential nature is everywhere.

Darkness and light dance the cosmic dance. Let them mingle in your conscious attention and bring everything back to the breath. Breathe in the light and breathe out the dark. Breathe in the dark and breathe out the light. It doesn’t matter. The simple truth will never change and will always be here, now. It is what you already are, whether your contracted lens is ready to surrender or not. Sometimes the truth of reality seems too bright to behold, so we put on dark glasses to shade our sight. The trouble comes when we forget to take off the glasses when darkness comes. Then we cannot see at all. We cannot discern truth from falsehood. We need to take off the glasses of conditioned response and look with uninhibited innocence at the is-ness of what is being offered by life. The opportunity is in receiving everything with grace, without resistance, without reaction or story, or judgement. Just soft, innocent, openness. Then, this opportunity will reveal the ignorance of where the mind was hooked into the collective field of the mass consciousness, and all that can melt into your Beingness. You are the life force and the container of all life, all love, all at the same time.

It is a time for freedom and liberation, to reveal unbridled Self-expression throughout every form. This could never be achieved with so much isolation, so much separation, so much conformation, confusion, suffering, etc. This is the paradox. In the apparent isolation, there is the opportunity for unity and liberation. Separateness is an illusion. There is no other, only the appearance of others. Go within, even for a moment, and see the paradox of life. Whatever is going on “out there”, is actually within you because you are the boundless, limitless, timeless essential nature of all life that comes before all things.

Be blessed by the grace of your divine nature. Trust in all love that is the origin of all comings and goings, arisings and passings, all phenomenal experiences, in the seeming everywhere. The great awakening is coming from within you, rising up to come and get you and claim you for its own Oneness.

DJR