Friday, July 26, 2013

Within the realm of the beloved



There is a moment as we transition out of the dream state and into waking reality that offers a special opportunity to explore the nature of awareness. If we are attuned and present to this moment, we may even glimpse the ways that particles of love are starting to take shape as the creativity that keeps the stars from falling out of the sky. The interesting thing about this opportunity is that it is presented all throughout the day – born, dancing, and dying in each passing moment. In this reality out of time, our habitual, familiar sense of self has not yet crystallized: we do not know if we are awakened or not, enlightened or not, a spiritual person or not – these dreams have not yet formed. The story of me has yet to be told.

Here, it is only us and the beloved; it is her realm, her womb, her environment, and remains outside the rules of conventional life. Inside this mandala there is no ground or support for egoic process; it is not dictated by our hopes, dreams, and fantasies. Becoming familiar with this very lucid area of consciousness allows us to get a behind-the-scenes look of how it is the beloved uses particles of love to create the relative world.