In some traditions, one child is sent for religious study, perhaps to be a pandit or priest. Sometimes, this is the oldest son, sometimes the one with the best chart – it depends on the tradition.
While this may have devolved into obligation or keeping the dogma going, its roots are in supporting the family. We’re in this together and having a family member focused on spiritual development enriches both family and community.
If you understand we’re not separate individuals, it soon becomes clear we have spiritual, energetic and even physical connections with a number of people we’re sharing the journey with. Family, partners, friends, and associates galore. Not to mention the connections of our long past.
All humans are slight variations in the same code – DNA, energy pattern, laws of nature, cosmic body. We are one, appearing as many.
Happily, inner being is vastly more potent than the scattered dramas of life. As we progress internally, we move not only ourselves but all associated. We lift the whole basket as we rise. It has been said that full enlightenment lifts not only the immediate connections but 7 generations forwards and back. I’ve seen it go further.
We know from our experience that when big blocks are released, it can overshadow the experience until resolved. We soon learn how to process such things quickly and smoothly. With so many people waking up that same process is appearing in the larger world. But those most deeply in the shadow see their world falling apart instead.
Moving shadows can seem creepy until you realize they’re caused by growing light.
We live in quite remarkable times. But don’t look to the churning on the surface to understand what is unfolding. It’s easy to get caught up in the mess but if you instead turn to yourself and continue building the light, the storms will subside and the paradise already here will show itself.