Experiencing The Divine
by Matthew Scott Donnelly
Thinking without awareness is the main dilemma of human existence.
– Eckhart Tolle
When I have a discussion with others about spirituality, I find that they have coined people spiritual and not spiritual so it got me contemplating what it means to be spiritual and if there is a such thing.
First and foremost, everyone is spiritual from the standpoint that every single human being has a soul.
Secondly there some who are on a spiritual journey and there are some who are not. With this being said what does it even mean to be on a spiritual journey. Well aside from the limitation of these words a basic fundamental view can be that someone is trying to awaken.
The experience of this is going to crumble away everything that you ‘thought’ you were.
Consider everything that your mind has created.
Your thoughts have been created from the world of now and created through the history of time. History has created a conditioning ripple effect on how we view the world today.
The true essence of creativity comes in the form of silence; the soul is only activated in silence when there is no mind. When there is a mind the mind is coming out of the world, the soul is giving birth to a new world.
Your thoughts are NOT who you are.
Well technically you were given your name, but your name was given to you be the ‘THOUGHTS’ of your parents. Your name is not who you are, it’s just who you are called in your life. It is necessary to make your way around in this logical world but far from who you are.
Your thoughts and beliefs are the direct reason of how you view yourself and how your personality has been created. And because your thoughts are NOT who you are then your personality is also not who you are as well.
4. The Material
You Find Joy InThe materials you find joy in are great, they make our lives more fun more enjoyable but again, any material that has been created from thought and is outside of us is NOT who were really are.
Your emotions are your bodies reaction to your thoughts, and because you are not your thoughts you are also not your emotions.
Anything that comes and goes is not who you are. The soul is constant.
When the mind has created all of your problems, challenges, stress and anxiety all of this called the pain body has been developed from the collective world pain body. Because it is in the way we are thinking that has created this.
The problem is the NOT, I repeat it is NOT the pain that the mind causes, the challenge is the lack of awareness that the mind is what is causing the pain and suffering.
Once you are aware of what is causing the pain and suffering then it will eventually be let go of.
And as Eckhart Tolle says “Once an illusion is recognized as an illusion is then becomes disillusionment.”
The thought that you are not your thinking.
Even when conceptualize that you are not your thinking, you are still not engaging with the divine of what you really are.
It’s one thing to understand that you are not your thinking it’s entirely different experience in the DIRECT experience. And the only way that the direct experience of the divine can penetrate is through silence.
6. The Freedom from Time
Time is a concept. Past can only be witnessed from the mind and future can only be witnessed from the mind. The present moment is the only thing that can ever be directly experienced. Time as in past and future is the biggest part of the mind that has caused the most anxiety among humanity as a whole.
You are one with the eternal present moment.
7. The Freedom from Desire
Desire is a concept of time because in its nature it does not have what it wants in this present moment so it can only look to the future. And because the future is a mind made concept it will ultimately create pain & suffering.
Which is why you may often hear how important gratitude is because gratitude is what allows you to be in this moment. When you are content with exactly what you have in this moment, then you do not have to look to the future.
8. Freedom From Words
At the end of the day, words are created from the mind. So the best the words of this article can do is point to the truth. Awakening as said above is a direct experience of the individual. And the direct experience of the individual cannot be put into words.
9. Freedom from Attachments
The only way that you can be free from the slavery of the mind is to let go of your attachment to it. You are still going to use the mind to make your way around the world, you are going to use it for logic and practical reasons.
What you are really freeing yourself from when you detach from the mind is the illusions that it creates. You are using the mind as a tool not as your master.
And when you detach from the mind and it’s illusions you have awakened on the spiritual journey. by Matthew Scott Donnelly
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