And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit; and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. ~ Black Elk
I have spoken before about unplugging from the man-made matrix; removing ourselves from the stories that hold us prisoner to fear, hate, ego, and dis-ease. The man-made matrix is essentially the dominant paradigm comprised of a system of beliefs that has been in place for thousands of years and perpetuates the separation of the human species from the earth, from all other beings, and from each other. This matrix exists, essentially, in all aspects of life. It infects our food supply, our oceans and rivers, our rain forests, our wildlife, our air. Our hearts, minds, and spirits are suffering as a result of everything this man-made matrix touches. It resembles a plague; a disease that vigorously attempts to infect everyone in its path. And since it is everywhere, we are all in its persistent path of destruction as it continually attempts to feed off of the life force of everything, ourselves included. The man-made matrix is the direct cause of all human suffering.
When a person aligns with intent – the universal life force energy that constantly flows through and around everything at all times – they may come to find themselves floating in complete surrender and looking into or feeling into the unknown. Once they get their bearings, something magical begins to occur. The veil lifts so to speak, and the conditioning that may have prevented them from seeing, feeling, sensing, knowing, and intuiting things as they really are is gone. They begin to understand and come to know what it means to experience the oneness with the Universe.
This heartfelt joy of ultimate oneness ushers in such a deep sense of gratitude. Appreciation and gratefulness permeate the heart and soul of one’s being, while simultaneously bursting forth, from you, an immense emanation of gratitude back into the universe. The sacred hoop of eternal oneness has been restored, the connecting link that unites you once again to the profundity of an infinite and eternal universe, never to be separated again.
You forget too easily, don Juan said. The path of knowledge is a forced one. In order to learn we must be spurred. In the path of knowledge we are always fighting something, avoiding something, prepared for something; and that something is always inexplicable, greater, more powerful than us. ~ A Separate Reality
There is no better way to hone awareness than a walk in the desert under the light of the full moon. I did this for years while living in the Sonoran desert but, I’ve also done it in the mountains, the forest, the ocean and just about any area outdoors as far away from light pollution and noise as I could get. Walking outdoors at any time of day, with intent, was my honing ground, my ultimate teacher, and the allies that reside in those places definitely did spur me on. And depending on where you are will determine which allies appear.