Had an interesting insight this evening I thought worth sharing.
In the past, I’ve talked about the Story, the shadow story of illusion that ego uses to explain the world. But it also keeps us trapped in illusion.
I’ve also spoken about the way Maya evolves. Maya is a Sanskrit term often thought to mean illusion but it actually comes in 3 forms. When inertia is dominant, Maya is the concealer of reality. When the energy is active and intense, it is the illusion. But when the energy flows clearly, the dream becomes the field of knowledge, the play of God, a ladder home. Same reality, different ways of being experienced. As our Story is but a local Maya, it works the same way.
This evening I heard a presentation by Karen Rae Wilson. It was a blend of songs, spoken stories and performances. In it, she spoke of the dreamtime and of our storyline. Hearing of the story being told in such a light made the above connection.
The story we hold about the world, our beliefs about it, remain through our journey. We cannot function in the world without a relationship with it. And that relationship is structured by what our heart and mind have taken from our experiences, both in our present incarnation and from the history we’ve brought forward. What we have remembered becomes our story.
What is your story? Look around you. Listen to your thoughts. Your life IS your story. Hidden in your story is your purpose. You’ve been telling it since you were born.
In the awakening process, much of the shadow story falls away. But the story does not end. How we carry that story and what it brings to our journey are qualified by the energy we bring to it. Are we lost in the pain of the past? Living in dreams of the future? Complaining about what is? Speaking only to what is wrong? Or are we telling the story of light? Flowing the inner presence openly through us.
As I touched on back in A Time for Vigilance, it becomes increasingly important to be conscious or mindful of how we’re telling our story. As things get increasingly clear, intention becomes more manifest. We get what we want, so it’s time to pay attention to what we’re asking for.
Another way we can say this – we all bring a song with us into this life. What key are we playing it in? Are we making it a song of joy or of heartache? The song remains the same but as the singer changes, we may seem to step into a new performance. A new stage. But what has really changed is our perception of what continues. And that can change everything.
Sing your heart out. Thats why you’re here.