Our beliefs, karma, stress, cultural memes, learning, and more add to the scaffolding of our life. They also serve as filters for our experience.
An identified ego lays claim to what we do and experience to feel in control. These over-lays become entangled in our self-sense. There are literal threads connecting us energetically to our inner baggage and outer possessions.
As we’re here to be observers of unfolding Divinity, anything that is an impediment to that bogs us down and gets in the way. Yet who are we to judge what is an impediment? Many a challenge is exactly what we need to support the unfolding.
It soon becomes clear why unfolding spiritually becomes helpful. By going beyond our entanglements, we experience freedom and peace and begin to let go of those binding threads. Clarity roasts the seeds of karma, further lightening our load.
Some filters are useful for functioning in the world. We need not perceive every car or thought going by. Some structures include valuable learning, like how to ride a bike or do calculus. But we all carry some noise that serves only suffering. It was never our job to take on the world. Just to experience it unfolding.
Blaming ourselves for perceived shortcomings misses the point. Just recognize why we’re here and learn new skills for putting this stuff down and letting go of our entanglements.
Then we can come back to why we’re here and enjoy life’s rich and remarkable unfolding.