Tuesday, January 01, 2008

This I Believe -- A New Year Message

What is resolution, but a promise
to stay within certain boundaries?
Too often we break out of these confines,
not just for lack of commitment,
but for the need to expand
in other areas now recognized.
I don't choose to limit myself.
Instead, I have
a New Years


This I Believe

Since the age of reason I have wondered and asked the same questions as you. After my study so far in life's journal of search and action -- the works and lives of many masters and amateurs, including myself -- I have a new view of my own beliefs and choices, and the words, writings and paths of all.

The outer teachings of all religions and holy works have a deeper value not even recognized by the critical, the objective or scientific, and the standard of the masses. There is an inner truth available to us all, ever-changing, individual and sacred. Yet it is hidden till one's yearning is identified by the seeker. Truth is our genesis and it is our destiny.

It is said by some to be reclaimed by denial of the senses of flesh or the marvels and antics of intellect. Others say it is through the indulgence of the physical, or developing of full mental potential. Yet both viewpoints are lacking. Indulgence and denial, austerity and excess, as well as excelling in potential of body and mind -- these are all distractions on the way and inner call to truth. Yet each has its place while we inhabit our bodies, our planet. Alignment with truth is an experience of intimate revelation and so unlike that of any other's journey. That journey is one to the core or our being, yet beyond the limits of science, philosophy and religion .

Placing our fulfillment or salvation in the hands of an outer master, or the capacity of body or mind does not address who we really are. We are not our body, we are not our mind. And we are not the subjects of anyone who realizes, or claims to recognize the truth of this concept. We pick up our bodies at birth, and develop bodies and minds while on this earth, then shed them with our last breath. That breath of life is Soul, which is eternal, was before and always after. This is I. This I believe.

When we recognize who we are and why we are here on this planet, then our bodies and our minds become our primary instruments in relating and operating in the physical universe, if used according to the laws that govern them.

But there are other laws. Some, corrupt and profane. Others, sacred and secret. It is our search and reckoning, our negotiating and mastery of the obstacles and instruments by which we parry the deceptive and embrace our inheritance of wisdom, of freedom, of love.

Freedom and love are attributes beyond emotion and feelings of bliss. Emotion rides the waves of extremes in action and thought, power and grace, excess and denial. Love and freedom are the higher aspects of realizing who we are and that we are all individual expressions of the universal truth. They are the planks of the craft that sails above the storm, the laws and limits of matter, energy, time and space. It is recognizing there are no limits to life as Soul. There is only position in the environment of awareness. We are free to move or maintain our stations, free to act and accept all consequences. And we are free to claim the gifts of divine creation, through imagination, expression and initiation.

This I believe. And Truth exists whether it is believed in or not. It is living and breathing and changing as every imaginative expression is initiated. Creation is on-going. This I believe.

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