Years ago now I was a participant in a week long retreat facilitated by friends where breath, sound therapy and body work were combined to take each individual, and the group as a whole, into very deep states of stillness in the mind and the body. What transpired there was not merely an experience, but a way of perceiving, and an awareness, that to this day I will never forget.
What I felt near the end of the week was the most astounding awareness. One that was embodied, not simply known in the mind as a concept. It is difficult to describe in words a knowing that all of us carry inside but constantly forget. Yet what I will say is that there was no doubt at all that we are simply and absolutely love. That is the energy that creates us as we are and continues to be the source of our life.
I have been lucky enough to still hold this awareness and way of perceiving within me even though my mind attempts to pull me out constantly. It is a life long practice to keep going back to the power and awareness of the creative energy and being of love that drives everything around and within us. We keep forgetting…
Dr. Brian Green, a famous string theory physicist was here in my town of Austin, Texas a couple of weeks ago. As he talked everyone’s mind was stretched beyond the confines of the everyday reality that we live in on a day to day basis. it struck me that even the incredible creation of and within multiple universes is merely a larger reflection of what is happening – let’s say between two humans.
Through merging, breaking apart, collisions, deterioration and even death there is always a creative force that is underlying all life. The creation fueled by the energy of love. A force so strong that when accessed can shift individuals, communities, nations, planets, and even universes.
Ghandi’s statement above has been voiced by many of the leaders and indigenous peoples of our times. We actually all know this as an absolute truth. Isn’t it time to bring back the collaboration, cooperation and acknowledgement that all life is created from the creative energy of love….and that without it everything falls apart. Let’s start now….
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