Grinding Down

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I haven’t picked up A Course of Love for a while, but picked it up again the other day and flipped to a “random” section.  I ended up opening to a page that was late in the Treatise on the Personal Self, which is a section of the Course describing the way in which the personal self becomes a living representation of the True Self—the latter being the identity we all share in unity.  Through the dialogue and exchanges I’ve enjoyed here with you, as well as with those in other areas of my life, this notion that we share an identity but differ in our representations of it has slowly taken root as genuine experience.  It is truly delightful, a warm resonance that resounds across the planes of our differentiation.

But I’m also still a locomotive tumbling across the sky on a daily basis.  So what gives?

Since comparison of my life and experiences against an ideal version thereof, or against the experiences of others, has diminished nearly entirely in its ability to provide navigational assistance, all I really know is that my life is my life.  I can only feel it.  I can’t really describe what it means.  I simply feel its tugs and pulls, its mandates and pressures, its joys and profundities.  While I know there are assignments of meaning and value I have made that somehow give rise to the constellation of forces that collectively induce the tidal rhythms of my experience, generally speaking the specifics of how my stance as a being resolves into the geometry of my path remain unknown to me.

In moments of comfort with this confusion– this mystery– this sensation of flapping in a gale force breeze feels as though it is a vantage point closer to the heart of what’s happening than any other I’ve held.  Not perhaps, as an accurate representation of the heart of what is, rather as a threshold experience of emerging from the grip of the illusory.  I am most comfortable right now when I’m not trying to make sense of what it is.  Simultaneously, the demand for wood-chopping and water-carrying are at an all-time high.  The village needs six cords a day cut and stacked, hot baths in the morning, and water for cooking.  Who can deny the validity of these needs?  In the professional arena of my life, I’m in the midst of a challenge of a larger scale than I’ve shouldered before, and it asks a lot.  There are many moving parts, none of which are in any one person’s control, and penalties for failure to deliver.  There are people who could be disappointed, people who could be marginalized, and people who may need to be confronted.

I see the situation as simply being the outcome of human thought patterns.  It’s the great set-up, this bit of circumstance.  It’s our deepest opinion of what is, enacted in microcosm.  The thoughts we’ve carried collectively and traded back and forth for so long regarding scarcity and consequence, authority and power, and fitness and survival resolve into these taut webs of inter-relationship.  What better place to practice surrender?  This surrender, though, isn’t a self-serving absolution of responsibility.  It isn’t a walking away from the village.  I think it’s more a holy restatement of what is happening.  The trick, I’m seeing, is that this isn’t a moment to say, “Ah, well, none of this matters, anyway.  It’s all a dream.  I will go over there and create a more peaceful one.”  It’s the opportunity to stand at the center of the maelstrom, and allow all of its elements to be renamed, with Love guiding my view.

A couple of passages in A Course of Love jumped out at me.

“Miracles are not the end, but merely the means, of living by the truth.  Miracles are not meant to be called upon to create specific outcomes in specific circumstances.  They are meant to be lived by as the truth is meant to be lived by.  Not because you desire an outcome, but because it is who you are and because you realize you can no longer be, live or think as other than who you are in truth.  This is how thorough your learning must be.  It is a learning that must not change to fit the circumstances of illusion but be unchanging to fit the circumstances of the truth. [emphasis added]”

“You must no longer see illusion for it is no longer there!  This is how you must live with it.  You must live with it as you once lived with the truth.  You must find it unobservable! [emphasis added]”

I see in the passages above the request that we live with the courage to deny the perception of threat or loss, regardless of circumstance.  That we embody this so fully we do not even see them arising!  In part, I think this requires that we do not place boundaries on our giving or our receiving– that we let the imminent needs of our lives touch us, not as signs of portents of difficulty, but as the poor and the hungry within our own hearts who need to be fed.

I think what our lives ask of us is complete commitment to what is.  It can be a deeply discomforting request, because we want to hold certain parts of our lives in reserve.  We want to keep them safe for ourselves.  Our special times.  Our special places.  Our special practices.  But if we divide our lives into the domain of the unholy and the holy, we will forever be broken under the strain.  Out there in the maelstrom are the needs we haven’t met, the parts of ourselves we haven’t welcomed back and embraced.  Maybe flapping in the winds, I remain available to them.

I have undoubtedly tried to be too much for too many at times, and likewise very often have been too little in others.  I have argued with circumstance.  I have been ground down against the possibility of failure, confrontation and rejection.  There is more grinding to be done.  But I am beginning to sense that what remains will be gleaming and restful, even in its continuing movement.  I think I am in the moment of my eventual undoing, and it is good.

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  1. Reading this and after our many communications I am left pondering what a joy it would be to be in a position to have an actual in-person sit-down conversation with you to share thoughts and experiences. In lieu of that, however, our communication is still enriching. Peace! ~Dennis

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  2. In a more completely treated way, this piece aligns with my rules for being irrelevant ( the title, of course, being the sarcasm[How To Be Irrelevant].) and, the irony also being that we seem to have been thinking along the same lines the day we wrote. do you think so?

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    • I think so, Ruth, though I am thinking we’re seeing the same light from different ends of the spectrum. Your post has a feeling of days wide open with possibility to explore and create. And I was writing more from the vantage point of days that seem to be filled with necessary activity. But as I say, these are but ends of a spectrum, for in the end it is all about how we work with what we have been given. There is tremendous space for creativity in interaction and message even in the busiest of days… And a key is to simply do what we are called to do, without expectation of “revelance”, to tie this back to your title… Just live. 🙂

      Peace
      Michael

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      • Yes! The recognition of time spent outside of the “necessary”….ideally, to use creative time to produce that which can be bartered to fill the temporal needs. A society such as this one would, of its nature, dismantle the corporate mentality, because “acquisition” would become the irrelevant!

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        • Hi Ruth,

          I was thinking of embedding the creative within the necessary, so they are not distinct activities. I like the idea of giving our gifts and having our needs met through relationship and bartering, but I think this is perhaps what’s already happening underneath the layers of difficulty we pile on to the simplicity of what is. I enjoy what I do, and it provides a service to others. In exchange, my family and I are taken care of, and it also happens– largely because of what I’ll call the ‘rules of man’– to consume a good deal of energy and time right now. But I’m a little ambivalent about that. I lack at the moment any solid ground from which to say whether or not it should be any other way. I think many of these things we wish to do away with, such as the corporate mentality, are ultimately the product of our own thinking. They could quite easily express other values were we to embody them fully… I think… 🙂

          Peace
          Michael

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  3. Thanks for sharing this. And thanks for beautiful ACOL quotes.
    Yes, sometimes we can only surrender to what is and make the best of it. Let us know about if there are any miracles that will help resolve diffficult circumstances in any of these situations. That would be encouraging chicken soup for the seeker’s soul.

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    • Okay, I will Karin! I am quite sure they are all around, though sometimes lost amidst the fire drills. We’re accustomed to thinking of miracles in terms of outcomes, and so we identify the miracles as being those unexpected moments when things go our way. When things don’t go as hoped, then it is something else. But of course, days, weeks or months later, we may learn that what seemed an obstacle was actually a nudge in a better direction. So it is confounding sometimes to assess what is happening in real time. For me the miracles are the moments when the interests of diverse persons or parties align, when animosities are relinquished, clearing a path through difficulty.

      Peace
      Michael

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      • Thanks for your detailed answer. What are miracles ? Great question. Food for thought. Yes, sometimes even outcomes which do not match our taste are miraculous if something better is in store for us instead (- makes me wonder whether I should relabel some situations which suck;-) )

        Definitely, when fighting parties agree, that is a miracle.

        But I also thought of the following:
        Meeting people by chance you wanted to meet without having had to schedule a meeting with them. Meeting them in the most unlikely places.

        When tasks all of a sudden fall away even though they seemed very necessary before.

        Situations that resolve without you having to struggle.

        Nudges that you feel , urging you to do something. And then it turns out to be just the right time to do it. Even though you didn’t know it consciously before.

        I once read the first book by Satyam Nadeen and he wrote something like that he just watched all the difficulties fall away. All the situations were somehow taken care of. He didn’t need to do anything.
        I thought, wow, that sounds good ! I could definitely use some of that magic as a part-time working mom. And, yes, I find that this happens. As I recline in inner peace, cease to try to control anyone, cease to struggle, cease to uphold any self-image, things tend to fall more in place.

        I’d love to read your stories about how you are guided through rough times and about miracles and I wish you happy surfing of the big waves.

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        • Hi Karin,

          Thank you for the engaging exchange of ideas…

          Hariod has recently offered a similar take on the idea that by not attending to particular “problems”, they can have a tendency to take care of themselves, and I think what you are saying is very much in line with the quotes I picked out to include in this post.

          There is a funny thing I observe sometimes in spiritual seekers, and it is the interpretation of the idea that we “don’t need to do anything”. It is even a lesson in A Course in Miracles: “I need do nothing.” For me the freedom was always in the word “need”, because it felt as though there is nothing we absolutely must do in order to be free– in order to be who we truly are in other words. We can be who we truly are whether we do or do not do anything whatsoever. And I think this is so. But for me the emphasis is on the freedom of doing, in escaping the need of it, because I think the freedom of doing still involves doing…

          There is joy, for instance, in the doing of those things we love. And so often there is the opposite of joy– what we’ll call difficulty, or struggle– when we are called upon to do something we don’t necessarily love. Yet so often I find my resistance is based upon the idea that if only I could be doing something else– like the thing I love– I would be using my time better. In other words, I would be creating myself as the being I desire to be. But you see the irony here…? Some doing is better than other doing…? In A Course in Miracles terms, with this sort of approach in place, am I still trying to “make a self”? Is time spent washing dishes really less conducive to my being who I truly am than time spent writing poetry, or sweeping the floors, or filing my taxes, or going to a museum?

          I don’t think so. I don’t think any of us are called to lives of drudgery, but the birds do not begrudge the time they spend foraging for seeds, and perhaps our own insistence on attempting to build better selves through our preferential expressions results in this “need to do” particular things, and avoid others, which is perhaps this “struggle”. I think there are things that must be done. Major cities would be a mess in just days if the streets were not cleaned, the snow not removed, the rain not drained to the river… Someone must do these things. But the doing of them need not be a problem, or a detraction from the rest of what life is. And I think this is what I was trying to come around to: there can undoubtedly be an experience of things coming together, and difficulties dissolving, but it likely will not be as a result of sitting around doing nothing… It seems to me it comes through doing what needs to be done, trusting all is taken care of, and letting the chips fall precisely into place…! Taking the edge of fear and uncertainty out of the equation, so we can respond purely to what is truly needed… 🙂

          Much Love
          Michael

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          • Hi Michael ,

            thanks for your in-depth answer.
            You wrote, “there can undoubtedly be an experience of things coming together, and difficulties dissolving, but it likely will not be as a result of sitting around doing nothing… It seems to me it comes through doing what needs to be done, trusting all is taken care of, and letting the chips fall precisely into place…! Taking the edge of fear and uncertainty out of the equation, so we can respond purely to what is truly needed… :)”
            I agree with you here. That sums it up, precisely and beautifully.

            I agree that some things just need to be done. These tasks probably won’t disappear no matter how hard I try.
            (I don’t know how that ACIM phrase of ‘I need do nothing’ is to be understood. )
            Tax declaration, getting up at 6am, and preparing dinner for my family are examples for things I don’t like. But I do them anyway. With inner peace.

            You wrote, “Is time spent washing dishes really less conducive to my being who I truly am than time spent writing poetry, or sweeping the floors, or filing my taxes, or going to a museum?”
            I agree. No task changes the reality of you, which is consciousness.

            But there is another category of tasks:
            Those of tasks for me (at work) which have been created by my attachment to a certain self-image. The need to define myself as someone who has characteristics xyz has drawn tasks into my experience which let me experience myself as someone who is very xyz. It is as if the universe bows and says, “ You think you are only happy if you prove yourself to be xyz? Let’s see what I can do for you. Here you are.” And out of nowhere a certain type of task would appear.

            After seeing this connection,
            I felt like a fire fighter
            who deliberately lights a fire
            in order to be able to quench it afterwards
            in order to show off how brave he is.

            That insight pulled the rug out from under me.

            I always thought that I was improving, helping, fixing a world ‘out-there’. But now I realized that the issues of the world ‘out-there’ had been created for my entertainment, because I wanted to be that very xyz persona. That was a sobering insight.

            As a consequence of that insight, I have given up a self-image of someone who is very xyz, and consequently the corrresponding tasks diminshed significantly. That discovery was a huge lever on the whole issue of work-life balance for me.
            The price to pay was a huge chunk of my self-image. (But that is what the awakening process is about – losing the attachment to the former self-image).
            The prize to win was a less stressful life.

            But you know about this already, as you wrote in the post, “While I know there are assignments of meaning and value I have made that somehow give rise to the constellation of forces that collectively induce the tidal rhythms of my experience…”
            And since you know about this already, I don’t know why I feel compelled to write this again in detail.
            Maybe, because it was a real game-changing insight for me. I mean, I knew that thoughts are creative. But that they are SO creative , ALL the time, that surprised me.

            I enjoy the discussion with you a lot.

            Love,
            Karin

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            • Hi Karin,

              Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was (and is) really helpful to me. There are things we know, and then there are things we know. I think this point about relinquishing ideas of ourselves is a good one, and something has clicked in writing this piece and working through the responses. I don’t like to make any bold claims, but by and large already this week has felt smoother than the last already.

              I don’t know if you find this, but sometimes we know things intellectually for a while, and then eventually they start to be real in our experience and we don’t need to know them anymore. They’re just part of what is happening, of who we are. I feel perhaps some movement or shift in that direction with this particular issue.

              I’m also thinking it is so important to note that these ‘discoveries’ we make should be joyous, no? What I mean is that if we’re trying to be experts, every time we bump into something we didn’t know, it means we were less than before. This can lead to chagrin. We can miss the joy of our own unfolding. One of my favorite parts of Course of Love is the shift from a learning mentality, to which this expert syndrome would be part and parcel (you understand that expression?), to a continuous process of discovery. We don’t learn how to think properly, we discover what has always been true within us, and this process of discovery continues forever. It is revealed, often through dialogue with one another. This seems like a tiny sample here…

              So, anyway, this process has the feel of an inner surprise party. Thank you for your support and companionship!

              Much Love
              Michael

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            • Thanks for taking the time for another long response.
              I agree, intellectual understanding should be complemented by experiential understanding.
              Also, yes, the discoveries should be joyous.

              You wrote: “One of my favorite parts of Course of Love is the shift from a learning mentality, to which this expert syndrome would be part and parcel (you understand that expression?), to a continuous process of discovery.”
              I understand the expression, and yes, it is indeed a continuous process of discovery.

              I like your metaphor of the ‘ inner surprise party’.

              Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

              Love,
              Karin

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  4. Thanks Michael. I value your insights, ideas and wisdom. I’m getting hints of similar insights; that my real work is to keep loving whatever arises, sometimes flapping, sometimes resisting, but more and more relaxing into the moment and remembering to accept and love it all.

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  5. Try number 2 at a response:) I could cry, I could scream, were we made for this? Your words remind of that the passing beauty of each moment, so rich and flooding with love that at times I think I unconsciously numb and dumb out for fear I may burst – the hiding away is not for the pain but fore fear of the unbelievable love? The prodigal son perhaps is not fearing punishment and condemnation, for he has done that himself, but fears the tsunami of welcome. This now moment: My daughter just walked through to take a shower in my bathroom, while I in the region of no thoughts of anything other than what is. I see her move, hear her jokes, recognize a radiance in her face. For each of us the same, but different, there is only now on a rainy saturday afternoon, – and that physically overwhelms, almost hurts!

    And “No boundaries on our giving and receiving” makes me want to put down stakes for my tent and camp out in your blog for a while (lifetimes?). What does that phrase really imply – complete transformation! Trying to finish this reply, pushing words through a funnel that is too narrow at the bottom – – – – – – ———- Thank you, Michael.

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    • Thank you, Marga. Your own words have me thinking about this fresh take on our hesitance to return. For fear of the unbelievable love. For me in one way or another the fear of returning always boils down to the thought something will be lost– that we’ll be asked to hand over our badge of individuality, and in doing so, lose something that seems only to exist within what we have found as individual beings– perhaps even like the moment with your daughter whisking through your room (life) for a millisecond that means more than you have words to describe. We can’t afford to give up such moments. We won’t give up such moments. But how could we lose moments that mean everything? Why would they be taken from us? I don’t think they are. I just think it seems they might when we’re on the near side of the return.

      No boundaries on giving and receiving… yeah, I have some time to spend with that one. It does imply a complete transformation. You can sense that even in the words. I realize how much I’m holding onto something, when I compare experience to what the heart knows is available as this effortless inward-outward rhythmic exchange with all that is…

      Thank you for reading into the heart of this piece, M.

      Have a great Sunday!
      Michael

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  6. ❤ ❤ ❤
    I think I have no words . . . . . .
    It is exactly like this for me even though we have none of the demands in our life that you have in yours. It is still a constant practice of fully embracing *what IS* and myself the way I am. Only a couple of days ago I lost my temper, again, at a group of people just because of bad service. So . . . . . . . . . . it takes a while, but eventually, after feeling the grinding down, the pain of it all for them, for me, I get to welcome anger. Again. To give it enough space for it to fall away.
    Our frequent mantra is 'This is it'. Everything we ever wanted or needed is here, right now. Whatever it is we're looking for – this is it.
    With love
    Alison
    I guess I had quite a few words 🙂

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    • I love this, Alison, because it points to the fact that it’s not really the circumstances that matter. Ours are very different, and yet the work is there, right in front of us. The moments to forgive. The feelings to allow. The bitterness to sooth. This is it… Indeed! This is the front line of healing within us– the frontiers of our own lives. They sneak up on us wherever we go!

      Much Love
      Michael

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  7. Hi Michael,
    I came back to reread this so its essence would seep into my being. I have had similar experiences to yours, especially in how you describe the individuality and commonality ( unity) in personal interactions with “others” like the WP family.

    What better place to practice surrender? This surrender, though, isn’t a self-serving absolution of responsibility. It isn’t a walking away from the village. I think it’s more a holy restatement of what is happening. The trick, I’m seeing, is that this isn’t a moment to say, “Ah, well, none of this matters, anyway. It’s all a dream. I will go over there and create a more peaceful one.” It’s the opportunity to stand at the center of the maelstrom, and allow all of its elements to be renamed, with Love guiding my view.

    How do you envision this restatement? What does it look like or how could it operate? I was a longtime ACIM student, but have not read ACIL. so this is new to me.

    I am also going through a reconfiguration of sorts. The grinding analogy works as does the Refiner’s fire. I feel like what might be left after the fire: after the repurification is complete.

    love, Linda

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    • Hi Linda,

      I just read your note about your health challenges this week. Know that I am sending love and well wishes your way.

      As to your question, I would love to say what this looks like in the sense that it would be wonderful to say here is the sequence to reshaping our perceptions. I cannot say as I have ever found a silver bullet, however. I think all I have ever really found is that it is necessary to turn and face the difficulties when they come, not attacking them, not drawing back from them. Almost holding them. If I really think about my personal sense of discomfort and struggle, and how it arises, there is inevitably a sensation– a doubt or a fear– that I might just find I don’t have enough to address the moment with what is needed. That I won’t quite be able to rise to the occasion. And so when that feeling dominates, sometimes I don’t. But with time and patience, we see that perhaps we’re already equipped for every moment, and in that confidence, the experience changes altogether. I just have a little inkling of it. But that is what I mean by renaming– it is like having the experience in its purest form, without my own interpretations, assessments, misgivings and all that stuff laid on top. Take those away, and we’ve renamed it. And naming is kind of the act of setting up the false interpretation to begin with, like setting up the distance between here and there, we and they, myself and that other stuff out there…

      I don’t know if that makes any sense. Have a restful, restorative, love-filled evening.

      Michael

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  8. Ah! Grinding down…yes! There are so many things I want to say…I’ve read this four times…the last time out loud to someone. She said, “Wow, he thinks a lot!” 🙂

    The first thing is, please, please, please…include me in the meeting with Dennis 😉 If it sounds like I am pleading, that is because I AM!! The “old” me would never have thought that I had a place included in that union. But the truth that lives inside me realizes that to be included would light my soul and ignite an understanding that would catapult us all into another dimension!!!

    “Complete commitment to what is,” yes. This is key to living in this moment that is before us. As a self proclaimed over user of the interrogative “why,” I have been on a recent journey to resist the question…to relinquish (perceived) control over life circumstances. I will not say it is easy. But it is rewarding 😉

    I have so much more to say but fear I will eat up your space. But I send good energy for the professional project…this seems a really good time for you to be “grinding down.” Sit in peace, Michael ♡♡

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    • Oh, Lorrie, that’s hilarious. Yes, I do think a lot. It was a source of profound difficulty at one time, but I’m getting better at letting the thoughts think me… 🙂

      The thing about this meeting is… I think it’s already happening. Right now. I think our hearts meet easily across the distance, and we bless and transform one another in the process…

      Yes, “why” is an excellent question to lose. I often am defeated by the question of “how”, but that particular need to know is gently fading as well. We’re indoctrinated in the who, what, when, where and why and there’s something very freeing about setting that batch of field inspectors loose on a slow barge down a long river… 🙂

      Speak and share away, Lorrie. I’m only using like 0.01% of my server space, since all I do is type, so please… 🙂

      Peace
      Michael

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      • 🙂 Thanks Michael. I read your words to this particular friend because she is an enigma to me. I can’t quite decide if she is so much further on the journey of self-actualization….or so far from it! To coin a phrase, “She just IS.” Your words were so incredibly moving to me I wanted to see what they would evoke in her. The answer is, she is still an enigma!! LOL And here I am throwing tests at someone because I need a “W” question answered!! Best to set them off on that slow barge you mentioned…best to let her be self-actualized or not…and best to take your passionate words into my heart and allow the emotions that arise exist between us!!

        And for the record…I LOVE that you think so much!! I understand that…but what you said, “I’m getting better at letting the thoughts think me,” is brilliant…and I will ponder on that today!
        Much love ❤

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        • Hi Lorrie,

          I think “She just IS” is probably the place to be on this one. It can be incredibly hard to share what is in our hearts sometimes! How could that be so!? I don’t know, but it is so sometimes. That’s why it is so delightful when we find another of a similar wavelength, with whom our heart inklings set up a resonance. Thank you for appreciating the deep thoughts… Wishing you very happy ponderings… 🙂

          Love
          Michael

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  9. My heart is full , Michael …..full of this sacred mystery you tell of , ” to be in the moment of your eventual undoing ” ….I , like the others here , are loudly yet quietly hungry for truth , and you cause me to dare to honestly search , not only that , but to find …..and to stay on that path …I remain so grateful ….love xxxmeg

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  10. Very profound Michael. To not run away from the assigned but to stand in the midst of all that is and embrace each push, each pull, each smile, each tear … the heart knows the wisdom in that. The mind often steps in though to add to this, its analysis, the search for some sort of a lesson, when in reality all that there is, is to enjoy/embrace the experience. The ‘comfort in confusion’ has been embraced by the heart, the mind dances its dance of confusion and does its job by trying to make sense of what this game is all about. To trust and go with the flow without trying to make sense of it smells of freedom! Thanks for another beautiful read. Closing here with love.

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    • Hi PR,

      Thank you for this note. I can sense in your words the firsthand experience of having witnessed the mind cast its overlay of shadow and compulsion on the simplicity of what is… Your sharing here strengthens my own realization. It is so hard sometimes to recognize when this overlay is happening. Our experiences are so profoundly real! We lose sight of the fact that we are interpreting a vast beauty through a too-often over-simplifed mechanism. (the self)

      Thank you for sharing this perspective on the mind’s self-entangling assertions…

      Love echoed–
      Michael

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  11. Dear Michael
    This was the first time I really dove into your posts. Reading all before this and recognizing the intellect that can scream out for answers to our existence, I connect and chuckle at the same time. As a self proclaimed Earth Angel ( as I believe we all are), I keep coming back to Eckhart Tolle and proclaim that all is created in our world from illusion and that the light and nothingness within between thoughts, actions and chaos is all and everything. We could call ourselves the divine matrix, living in the illusion of separation, yet recognizing in our awakening that we are truly, timeless, ageless, eternal beings, connected in our hearts where our light shines.

    Specific to this article you wrote is that having “no attachment” to any of my creations without labels of “good and bad” on it allows for all to unfold without resistance and I find that love and peace within prevail. As we rotate on Earths axis and keep our light grounded, how can we say it is nothing but a miracle that we came here to experience this!! Much love Robyn

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    • Thank you, Robyn! I think it is indeed a miracle that we are able to witness the unfolding of beauty in and through all that we touch here in this world. If I understand you correctly, I would agree that it is the timeless, eternal nature of our being we can come to witness blooming in its diverse representations all around us. Giving witness to what lies behind this world, yet shines through it from its very heart, is a practice I find healing and restorative.

      Much Love to you as well-
      Michael

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      • Michael WOW! Yes on your interpretation and your reflection!! I feel honored to know you in this moment and grateful that you responded with such contemplation. connecting in each moment in its perfection, is truly a miracle. Much love Robyn

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          • Dear Michael, this last year seems light years in “time” in the inner experience of love and light as we are all “one” connected forever in this 5D experience. Glad to experience this “source” beyond the “body” Glad to know you have been posting! Heart to Heart Robyn 🙂

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            • Thanks, Robyn! It has been an “amplified” year in many ways, to be sure. And yet just right… Glad to share it with you…

              Michael

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