There's something about the field (in the photo below) near Calgary. (Can you find my pup Pika in the photo?)
On one level, it is a "nothing special" sort of place. Yet, it is here that a glimpse of what I can only describe as Stillness - even as winds gusted - that woke me momentarily from the slumber of perceived separation. No matter our ideas about reality, spontaneous moments like these bust the biggest myth of all, and we never look at the world quite the same again.
This great myth spanning humanity, regardless of location or language,
tells us we are separate from all else.
Understand "self" as separate from "other", is the seed behind feeling inferior, superior, alone, anxious or that we don't belong.
The human potential to dismiss, diminish or harm others or our planet, feeds on this illusion of separation.
In the immediate sense, our bodies are separate, our personalities are unique, individuality is real. You can feel that, yes?
This sense of distinction (hello ego!) is a natural function with a purpose; to divide and experience the world as we do. It's not something we have to transcend or obliterate.
Ultimately, nothing is separate or outside of Interconnectivity, Essence or what we might call the Dynamic Stillness of Pure Consciousness. We are it.
Interconnection is a central core of many world views. First Nations, Inuit and Metis refer to this as “All my relations”.
From yoga, Sri Swami Satchidananda: “We are interdependent, cells of one universal body.”
Albert Einstein, “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and his feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
Physicist Nick Herbert, author of Quantum Reality; When we don't look at it, the world exists in some strange state that is indescribable. Then when we look at it, it becomes absolutely ordinary, as though someone was trying to pull something over our eyes. The world is an illusion.
These statements pique curiosity, but it is only through direct experience that we come to know them as our Truth.
Everything I offer; from a private session to reduce pain, group yoga classes, intimate retreats, or one-on-one co-meditation, is intended to bring forward wisdom from pure consciousness (that you already are), inclining your life to more ease. Here, the illusion of separateness can move to the background. A clarity exuding love and a deep sense of well-being, no matter the situation around us, moves to the foreground of your life.
I'm willing to bet you glimpse Reality often. If you don't know that yet, it is likely that they come and go unrecognized.
Here's the thing, to bust through the Great Myth of separation and recognize Wholeness:
- You don't have to subscribe to any system of beliefs.
-You don't have to be anyone other than who you are right now
-You can't "do" it, you are it
I'd love to support your recognition of this Essence. If you'd like that too, Join me online or in person, or pop me an email.