January 21, 2023
If you want to awaken all of humanity,
then awaken all of yourself.
If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world,
then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give
is that of your own self-transformation.
Perhaps the greatest gift. But not the only gift. For although it may begin here, awakening humanity, eliminating suffering in the world, and other aspirations of peace, compassion, and justice means that it doesn’t end here. Yes, being awakened is important. However equally essential is living our lives from that place of, dare I say it, being woke. We may meditate to master self-transformation. And then what? Unless you choose to spend your life living in a meditation cave, and I assume if you are reading this blog that you are not, you are also about doing.
Spending my life meditating in a cave would be a challenge just this side of impossible. The challenge I dance with is manifesting my sacred beingness in the world, ensuring that my sacred intention matches my actions, my doing.
I know that this could never be possible if I weren’t anchored in relationship and alliance with the sacred. For in this alliance I am co-creating with the sacred source of all life and all life. In this alliance, I am mostly able to remember that I’m not in charge. Such is the way of co-creating with Source, the sacred, the divine, the all is one. Some name this energy God. Yet the nomenclature doesn’t really matter for it’s essentially all the same energy, the same divine harmony. This is when and how my self-transformation can support transformation in the world.
Each of us has our own unique gifts and our own unique way of manifesting that magic in the world. When we embrace those gifts and anchor ourselves in sacred alliance, anything is possible.
Yes, we should do what we believe. Working out what we supernally experience but also because doing well is good. I agree about a life of exclusive meditation. I don’t think the hermit’s cell is calling though I appreciate the insights (someone else’s) that might come from that.