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Reality whispers to us every moment of our lives. The noise of the mind, however, drowns it out until something inside stirs and we turn in a quest to know the truth, to find our way out of the unsolvable dilemma of human existence. The desire to know can never be defeated. Poised on the shores of the unknown we feel the waves of being as they first arrive in our knowing and we ask. What is it they have to tell us? One wave at a time, crest and trough, crest and trough. The reading at the end is from Initiation Human and Solar (1922) by Alice Bailey.

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How many years of tentative living does it take before we become comfortable navigating the world our parents have brought us into? Does it ever get fully mastered? Perhaps. Ask the Zen masters and the other voices of the infinite. Many of us lead very good lives; too many of us suffer immensely for reasons we never fully understand. Never mind the politics and the religious wars that have beat us down as a race. On it goes. At some point in our looking at the outer world as well as at our inner landscape, we experience the urge to turn our search for something special into an exploration of the divine depths, the absolute spirit. Off we go with no truth to cling to. When we respond to such a desire, huge awakening takes place. How to manage knowledge of the void? What to do when we get a sense of how it all works and get a grasp of the tools for moving forward into the unknown?

 

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In the deepest part of your personal psyche, you exist only as a knower of God. That knowing generates an intimacy than can never be overshadowed by things in the world. It’s like a small room on the outer edge where there is room for only you and the infinite, the divine, the absolute, God. Outside that door is the unknown. You feel it and know. That relationship transforms you and your individual life but it also opens the heart to such profound love that all personal drama ceases to have meaning. Here you are on your own as an individual as the finer veils in your knowing of God fall.

 

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The deeper we move into the unbounded reality of the awakening heart, something moves us to reach out into the beyond, to step gently out of the world of pain and struggle into an acceptance that the love that arises in the world and into you and me has an absolute source, and when we realize this source, we learn to bow down . . . again and again. In this episode we take that journey inward by removing the veils that darken the world we experience and the lives we live. Innocent love is real; it exists as the deepest mystery of life. We need merely look up from our stories and step out into the unknown.

Michael Garfield’s Music

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Can you imagine your human viewpoint shifting into the viewpoint of a crow? In your world, the world of a tightly fixed human point of view, probably not. Yet this was a lesson given to Carlos Castaneda by his magical being mentor Don Juan. I use this story to stimulate awakenings and realizations by listeners in shifting their limited human personal point of view to the point of view of the infinite, the absolute, the undefined knowing, the original condition and then generating conscious experiences that will move the cosmic intent forward into the unknown. Listen and embrace the opportunity to shed the karmic prison of one lifetime after another in favor of the grand awakening and the eternal inquiry into the mysteries of existence.

 

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Now that I know that God is real, that I am real, and that the world is a cover for the work of the absolute spirit, I can extend my knowing outside the story of my living. My struggle becomes its work; my pain becomes transcendent joy muffled by the density of the outer veils. Accepting it is difficult when everybody else walks around oblivious to the infinite spirit. Let it come, I say. I want more, show me the way to open more doors. Touch my heart with the grace of your perfection.

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As we step off the outer veils of consciousness and the binding influence of our personal thinking, we feel the currents of the divine energy emerging out of the deep mystery to claim our movements. These currents are the intent of the divine itself. Navigating these currents is not something we do with our individual wills. Where to go? What to do? Who am I as I approach the creation fount of all that exists, the source of all of that out there and the source of me right here?