Our Natural Laws are those that are emphasized and expressing here in our life. Like our DNA, we’re all built of the same laws but each of us have a small percent that vary in emphasis, leading to differences in physiology, ability, personality, and life events.
Making our gifts, strengths, and weakness more conscious makes our life easier, even if we are not always happy with what we find. Tools like Jyotish can help us see dynamics that are less conscious.
Liberation frees us from identification and attachment to these dynamics but does not end their influence. We still have a body-mind as a vehicle for living in the world. It maintains its own emphasis and momentum.
Some of that will wind down over time through purification and a lived life. But some is the nature of what is here.
I’ve mentioned being surprised by what has fallen away and what has stayed as the baggage has been cleared. Some life interests may be driven by identity roles rather than laws. And some “bad habits” can turn out to be our laws. Purification liberates the laws to flow more freely so we come to better reflect them. We let go of resistance to life and allow nature to unfold as it will.
However, we don’t want to idolize natural law. There are laws that, while necessary to express, we may want to direct a little. For example, we all need a little inertia to maintain a physical form. But if we allow inertia to take the upper hand, we’ll find this reduces clarity.
We’ll discover specific tendencies that may continue well after awakening. Things we’d consider undesirable and yet they still express. Some of them are surprisingly subtle but potent.
They can show up in lifestyle, work, relationships, food, the works.
I’m not referring to acting out traumas or unresolved needs. I mean natural tendencies that don’t encourage health or harmony. They require being conscious and using deeper discrimination.
As we drop the resistance and “keeping a lid on it,” we may gain much more energy. That too must be productively directed or it can cause problems. Fire is wonderful for transformation but it can also burn.
Liberation is not an abdication of responsibility. We’re still in this world. Life becomes easier, but that’s not an excuse to get sloppy. As we become more conscious, the power of our attention increases. This means we have to be alert to what we feed with our attention.
We’re like a gardener tending the garden. Spring has sprung but we may need to weed a little. And that takes knowing what’s a weed and what’s a blessing. 🙂