“Step out of the dream of who you think you are. Step out of the dream of everything you have ever known…You can do it. Nothing is holding you back. There are no requirements and no prerequisites to awaken. There is nothing to be done, nothing to think, nowhere to go.” Adyashanti
I’ve picked up and put down this blog three times now. Just when I think I’m clear on the direction, something shifts within the message or motivation or intention that just doesn’t seem to fit, that doesn’t quite feel true anymore. So instead of continuing to write what no longer feels true, I put it down to reflect and wait until it becomes clear that it’s time to begin again. This time…well, all I know is right now, in this moment, it feels like the right moment to pick it back up. It may feel different tomorrow. All I know is I’m open to wherever the Flow of life guides me.
I set down the blog last November after just picking it back up in September because of insights from the teachings of spiritual teacher, Adyashanti. If you’ve never heard of him, please check out his teachings at adyashanti.org. I’ve had his book The End of Your World for years now. But last October, I was led to pick it off my bookshelf and finally begin reading. This led to his other books Falling Into Grace, The Way of Liberation, and now Emptiness Dancing and True Meditation. His teaching is simple, clear, bold and feels deeply true.
After studying his teachings, to say “A Soul is Born to Earth…” which was the spark behind this whole blog didn’t quite feel true anymore. It now feels true to simply say, “Soul is born to Earth…” For we are all of the same soul, spirit, essence, whatever you want to label it. We are all manifestations of One universal being. Awakening to this, not just intellectually but experiencing this oneness is the purpose for us all. So talking about seeking individual purpose and meaning feels quite futile now.
What has remained constant within the change of message is the motivation to create and express through writing. Something keeps tugging me in that direction. So unless it starts to not feel like the direction life is flowing right now, I’ll continue to write. And if you want to continue to read or not, that’s not of any concern to me. You do what feels like the right direction for you right now. Nothing is personal. Let’s just let go into the Flow that is One true life.