Part of our purpose is to experience the details of an aspect of that instant. This is done by playing it out incrementally as a sequence of experiences. Thus we experience time and experience unfolding and can digest the details of this perspective of wholeness.
I can’t say it’s the Divine that needs this unfolding. For the Divine, all about this possibility was known in that instant of musing. But we could say that the disciple of the Divine, consciousness or Shiva, reflects this thought and expands it out into space and time and experiences as a form of devotion and a way to know Divinity.
As an act of devotion, a similar orientation ourselves moves us into the flow of this reality.
To sustain this massive reflection of a thought of Divinity, the dynamics of consciousness must be maintained in balance.
As experiences unfold, they create movement in balance. If there is any resistance to that unfolding, it creates ripples that have to be balanced. Thus we see the play of karma.
From a perspective of unfolding, if the charge is not balanced immediately, it must be stored until it is. This leaves a charged energetic node. People have called these the seeds of karma. We have energetic ties to those nodes that carry forward through vast expanses of time.
The nodes are a way of keeping balance with what is unresolved. Otherwise, energy would just float around, speeding up entropy. It would also collect in certain places, increasing imbalance.
The charge has an effect and distorts what is nearby or associated. They also have a rigidity that interferes with a smooth flow. The net result is suffering in a field of devotion.
We can resolve the action and restore balance several ways:
– by acting it out: events show up in life to counterbalance with consequences
– by experiencing the node energetically and releasing/ balancing that
– by remembering old events and completing them within
We may recognize aspects of these at play. A memory of a deceased relative that triggers an emotional reaction resolving a charge, perhaps even one that’s been carried down through the family. A sensation that expresses as some energetic or emotional intensity, then fades. Or simply the events of an unfolding life.
The key is shifting from reacting to resolving. Winding down our past allows us to be much more in the present and out of stories and dramas. Life moves forward rather than going in circles. Life becomes smooth flow rather than an epic drama.
This takes time and patience but gradually improves quality of life.