Mine’s a tale that can’t be told, My freedom I hold dear, How years ago in days of old, When magic filled the air. – Led Zeppelin
The magic that Robert Plant sings about in Ramble On still exists and we don’t have to look too hard for it. We don’t need magic wands, crystal balls, or wizardry to enter into and exist within a magical reality. As creator beings we can choose to be immersed in it since magic is the energy that effervesces around us all the time.
We are all at a strange time in our lifetime; a time that is challenging those of us to do whatever it takes to ensure that we stay our path; whatever that path may be. While those who believe they have the power over everyone to attempt to put us all into a melting pot of sameness and compliance, it is our expansive, multi-faceted diversity that will allow us to simultaneously protect the freedoms that we each strive to attain, maintain, and sustain.
There is no truth, there is only perception! When we recognize that the drama and stories of the world are an illusion, we are able to make a choice, the choice being to participate in the illusion or to walk away from it. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds – Bob Marley. Choosing to free your mind of the chaos of repetitive, historical patterns appeals to the warrior seer who is committed to being impeccable with his energy.
I’m aware that many people are aligned with Get up stand up, stand up for your rights – another Bob Marley song that I have always appreciated to the core. Hence, I often find myself sitting on the fence. My inner warrior of freedom wants to rise up and rebel. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started a blog to this end over the past year and the equal amount of times I’ve chosen silence instead.
Together, each in our own beautiful way, we can work our magic to raise the vibration of the entire planet. I have nothing but the utmost respect for those who follow their path that leads them to protest and stand up for their rights. In so doing, everyone benefits and balance will eventually be restored.
John Lennon said I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round, I really love to watch them roll, No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go. The choice that some are making is to get off the merry-go-round to focus our energy on what it means to be in the world and not of it. This may be easy for some, impossible for others, and I admit it has been challenging for me. I’m not saying that it is the best choice or the right choice or the wisest choice, I’m simply saying it is a choice.
Many of us who are aligned with the warrior’s path of knowledge through the teachings of Don Juan have come to recognize that Intent is the driving force behind all things. It is when we align with Intent that all things become possible and this is, in and of itself, magic. We recognize that though we are in this world, we are not of it. We know at a visceral level that we are more than the stories that define us. We sense our energetic vibration as it relates to the resonant frequency of the whole. We live our lives in a state of wonder and awe at the absolute immensity of it all. And we see that we are capable of monumental change as a collective. Tada!
To transcend duality, one must release the pitfalls of absolutes. This is where wave-particle theory comes in. When colliding opposites (particles) are in resistance to each other, they merely bounce off of one another and as such, change is not effected. The particles bouncing back and forth and against each other, maintain their original form in duality (good/bad, us/them, etc.). This keeps the duality active and the particles are energetically associated. Like a pinball machine, the balls get shot out, bounces around, and eventually winds up exactly where it began.
When waves roll out, they create ripples that spread out, distributing energy over a vast area of space. This energy provides immense strength to the regions that it affects, making those areas stronger. The energy of a wave can come crashing down to deliver a sharp impact (aka stopping the world) or it can be like a drop in the ocean, creating a ripple effect that gradually spreads out over the vast sea of awareness. With Intent, the wave can transmit the energy of liberation and higher consciousness. Over time, the energy of the wave dissipates leaving no trace. This is impeccability.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. – Bruce Lee
To maintain perspective about what it means to be alive on this beautiful planet, I am reminded of the importance of the Middle Way on the Buddhist path, and how to circumvent becoming trapped or anchored in the paradox of opposites and instead, exist in the presence of eternity. As we navigate the world from the perspective of being in the world and not of it, we neither remove ourselves from the world nor become lost within it. The multiple levels of discomfort that the entire world has been experiencing for over two years seem like some insidious twisted agenda of immense proportion that affects us all. I have come to realize that this global challenge is a necessity in order for each of us to step into the realm in which we can be most productive based upon our strengths, talents, and experience, and I have nothing but gratitude for all of the parts which comprise the whole.
Sometimes I ask to sneak a closer look, Skip to the final chapter of the book, And then maybe steer us clear from some of the pain it took, To get us where we are this far. But the question drowns in its futility, And even I have got to laugh at me, No one gets to miss the storm of what will be, Just holding on for the ride. The wood is tired and the wood is old, We’ll make it fine if the weather holds, But if the weather holds we’ll have missed the point, That’s where I need to go. – The Wood Song by Indigo Girls