One Big Whole

“Just as an apple tree produces apples, because apples are part of the apple tree, earth produces human beings. No earth, no human beings.” Adyashanti in The Most Important Thing

SoulBEarth Adyashanti Truth awaken awakening tree apples earth Imagine the apples of an apple tree destroying the tree on which they hang. No tree, no apples. Sounds ridiculous, right? That’s exactly what humans are doing. Destroy the Earth, and eventually, destroy humanity. We are the Earth, just as apples are the apple tree, and the Earth too. When will we wake up and see clearly that everything is not just connected but One Big Whole.

It doesn’t have to look big. Just do what you can to protect the Earth. You’re really only helping yourself.

The Removal Project

“But enlightenment is a demolition project. It simply shows you that everything you ever believed was true isn’t. Everything you take yourself to be, whatever your self-image is – good, bad, or indifferent – you’re not that. Whoever you think others are – good, bad, or indifferent – is not true. Whatever you think about God is wrong. You cannot have a true thought about God, so all of your thoughts about God tell you precisely and exactly what the divine is not. Whatever you think the world is tells you exactly and precisely what the world is not. Whatever you think about enlightenment is also precisely and exactly what it’s not. Do you get the flavor of it? It’s a removal project. What does it remove? Everything.” Adyashanti in Emptiness Dancing

SoulBEarth Adyashanti Truth awaken awakening stillness Christmas tree lightI haven’t been writing much lately because it’s felt like time for more silence. And because, like you, I don’t really know what’s going on. So, I’m just letting the mystery be. If all thoughts are wrong, what is true? Enough words. Only stillness knows.

What The Winter Can Reveal If You Allow It

“During the wintertime there’s often a very heightened sense of the sacred. The whole environment is pulling one’s consciousness beyond the appearance of things into what is prior to manifestation, to that light of being which is presence itself.” Adyashanti

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The outer reflects the inner. The inner reflects the outer. They’re actually the same, not separate at all. The rhythm of seasons, the cycles of trees, have so much to show us, if we’re paying attention. We’ve been given everything we need in nature, not only to survive, but to wake up out of the dream.

The winter is an especially potent time for seeing what was once unseen. The slower, quieter, stillness of nature can be reflected in our own lives, if we let it. The ever increasing pace of modern life tells us to reject slowing down, or god forbid, stop all together. It’s seen as weak, lazy, and to be avoided at all costs. But tell me again, why are we more anxious, depressed and over medicated than ever before? Huh, maybe slowing down is really the only option we have left to find the relief we so desperately seek, and to restore the sanity of humanity, if there ever was any. Winter is giving us the perfect invitation to find out.

You can resist the changing of the season and suffer, or accept it, embrace it and let it speak to your true self. Like the trees, which once obscured the view behind them but now transparently reveal a whole new picture through the spaces, allow yourself to become still. Watch the leaves of your illusions, beliefs, concepts, plans and ideas fall to the ground. The space that is left, the true you, will reveal all you need to know.