You once mentioned an inner connection being like a thread leading to that place in us where real transformation can begin.
Right, first thing is remembering to pick it up and then feeling the right tension. If we pull too hard it could break and if too slack we could easily get tangled up in it.
Tangled up? Then what?
Then we unravel and start over. Same thing if we try to force things. The key is constant awareness. But the real creative effort is to retrace, to find our way back to that place, that starting point in us. Creative because each time we begin from a different part of our mental/emotional geography. Creative because it's not a matter of rote formulas. The thread is always there but constantly moving, following us on our peripatetic treks.
Sounds like a lot of ground needs to get covered.
But in a potentially very useful way. Wherever we go a new region of mind is exposed, through that thread of connection, to the radiance of the Beloved within, to a new life-giving wholeness.
In our last talk you mentioned retracing one's steps to a place of inner connection.....can you elaborate about this?
A connection that's always available, be it based upon a recognition, a glimpse or an inkling of Truth, of the divine, beyond ego-mind's boundaries.
So if that connection or place is constant then the retracing to it is the variable.
Very much so. We're constantly moving here and there throughout our minds' landscapes, always on the go with hardly a pause. Without an integrated heart-mind we're easily lost in a maze of our own construction.
But then someone must have thrown away the blueprint.
We completely overlooked the blueprint, but also lost our grip on the key to that one constant, a heart longing to awaken, to respond to the urge to awaken, to heed the call of the Beloved within.
Previously you mentioned the language of a waking heart. So how to learn it if it's so foreign to our conditioned mind?
Simply to accept the divine activity that eats away at who and what we think we are. In a sense it's like giving consent to one's death sentence. One then lives in service to that divine current by inviting its intensification, its manifestation, its infestation.
An infestation sounds both irreverent and menacing.
This active force has no concern with reverence; ego-mind is overcome from every angle, corroded and eroded in every nook and cranny.
Opening up to something like this sounds demanding, beyond the reach of most.
Not beyond it if we know where to reach. Its a matter of retracing our steps out of blind alleys to more solid footing. Its a matter of picking up and holding on to the thread of connection that follows us through the mazes of our lives. Again, it boils down to listening to and understanding heart's inner language.
You've talked about reconnecting with that place in us where we have most recognized Truth.
Yes, where the pull of awakening can give us a glimpse that plants a seed....a seed that can last and grow at least a lifetime.
What kind of glimpse?
A recognition of Truth, Real Self, God, the Divine Beloved. A glimpse that acts as an anchor, a point of reference, a place where our inner compass or guidance is always at work. We can recognize this point, this place, because the more it is approached the closer to home we feel.
You mean inner guidance in the form of messages, visions, even mandates?
Not at all. All of that easily gets translated into ego-mind's language, particularly when such messages etc. include giving guidance, recommendations or orders to others. The real deal refers to the heart's language, waking to a longing to be done with one's false self, not to enhance or promote it in the eyes of others; in short, a longing to more and more absorb and be absorbed by that which alone is real.