I am the essence of Tao,
Expressing itself in form,
I am Pure Consciousness,
I have a body, mind, and emotions,
I am none of those.
It is beyond name and form,
It is felt as ever present,
I am ceaseless just like the vastness of the sea,
I am that which is beyond name and form,
I am the Rising Dragon from the deep waters,
The Phoenix re-birthing itself from the ashes,
The Heron caretaker of the departed souls,
The roaring Lion in the wilderness,
The morning Star at the break of dawn,
I am that which is beyond name and form.
From Odyssey of a Healer
by Dr. Mmatheo Motsisi
All of us are each a wonderful mix of information in influences, traditions, feelings and stories lying in us below the surface. Sometimes mind will access stories and pictures and feelings that come from a familiar but unknown place in our current sense of time and space.
How many of us have had a sense of deja vu or something catching our interests out of the blue? All of us, if we pay attention can enjoy the flavors that being human offer each of us. Our guest last week on our radio show, Dr. Mmatheo Motsisi, represents a wonderful and appreciated mix of wisdoms and traditions from a space that i don't share physically. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, Earth and i live in Portland Oregon USA Earth. We are different races, in different countries, using different languages and embodying different experiences in being a woman in this time of history.
None of that matters. We appreciate each other for realizing that no matter our background of differences we are One. This is often the same with our other guests. Individuals being and recognizing the wonder of being bigger than our forms and bodies would indicate. Most all of us share experiences of strife and turmoil, passion and love, to reach the awareness that we are wonder in human form.
One reason her interview with us stands out for me is because I know how physically far away she is from us. We used Skype with Dr. Motsisi in Johannesburg, and us here in Tacoma and Portland on the west coast of the United States. Yet, it was like we were in the same room sitting next to each other. For between the three of us there was no space or time. Only connection, only One with the wonderful flavor of individuality that we each are. Probably the clearest connection i have ever had over Skype.
Our human experience is ruled by our physical senses and they are only that, our physical senses. But that ruling comes from the local sense of being. We embody much more. Our language embraces our unseen and metaphysical senses. We use terms like Spirit, Consciousness, Life, God, Universe, Wonder, All, Soul, Divine. The labels may indicate levels of distinctions and subtleties or maybe it is all the same thing ultimately as Potential and Energy at play. Sometimes our distinctions serve us and they can also hinder us.
We all hold awareness of being Consciousness or God or Sacred. To say otherwise is silly. And, for some it is a deeply buried awareness. We can be trained to be afraid of thoughts of the power these words represent and how that expresses.
For some it is present in daily life all the time and not limited to just Sundays and now and then during the week. The only veil between being discarnated energies and our incarnated states is in how we organize our thinking, seeing and feeling. Think a difference and you will see a difference and feel a difference.
We start as Consciousness and our form is our expression of Life, Spirit and Soul merging in an integrated dance we call Self, the human interface of Consciousness. Something our labels of compartmentalization that body, mind, and spirit foster are causing us to forget. We can lose our sense of the whole in our want to explain and understand what we are. They are only a way to notice dynamic forces at play interacting concurrently as Life. The heart stops and incarnated life stops. Birth and death define the length of an incarnated state of Life.
Create some time and space to access Heart Centered Awareness, the Field of Unified Consciousness. In that state beyond our physical and emotional senses of Self into the core essence of All, the infinite Sea of Potential. Stripped of the personality, the emotions, the feelings allow yourself to notice your knowing. Your knowing, not your knowledge. Not your judgments, not your stories.
Your life is a gesture of being. We each swim in a constant bath of potential dynamics that we can avail ourselves of. Extend, expand your gesture. Go beyond what you think you know into what you know. Appreciate the difference and allow yourself to be.
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment