What ties me down is not the ‘thing’ itself but the ‘need’ within the self that surfaces for that. It is not about what I have or what I enjoy, but the ‘need’ for that in order to keep me emotional, mentally and physically comfortable and safe. It is an indication that there is some degree of dependency.
It may not be easy to identify, but when I am able to renounce this ‘need’ which lies behind ‘things’, and when I am able to let go of that ‘need’, then I set myself free spiritually.
This, to me, is true renunciation.
The relationship with the Supreme is often likened to a magnet. His power is such that it can draw and connect souls to Him easily. Just as a needle is drawn and connected to the magnet without effort.
However for this to happen the soul must be clean and free from rust. If rust has developed on the soul then no matter how powerful the magnet it will not be able to pull the soul. The connection will not happen.
The rust that develops on the soul, over time, begins when it starts to identify itself with the body. When body consciousness develops, the soul, starts to use the vices such as greed, attachment and anger for it’s ‘survival’ in the world. These vices are the the rust that slowly covers the soul completely until it forgets it was ever a soul at all.
Soul is an energy which is eternal and imperishable and therefore there is no need for ‘survival’ and no need for the vices.
As, I the soul, wake up to this reality and allow it to manifest practically into my life, the rust will begin to lift and I become available and attracted to the Supreme Magnet again.
Deep within the soul there is a yearning…a yearning to reach.
Where to I do not know and yet there is a knowing that it is a place beyond here and now.
If I allow an internal shift of identity to take place – from the consciousness of being a body to that of being a soul – to understand and experience my own existence as a soul and not a body, and to stabilise in that, it opens up unlimited possibilities.
In that awareness I find myself in a place beyond time. It is an experience of my own eternity and truth. In that awareness I am easily able to come into the presence of the Supreme Soul, the Supreme Spirit.
In the presence of His energy and in His company I, the soul, am filled and fulfilled. The internal satisfaction that surfaces is that I have reached …. reached the destinations for the soul.
Within silence I become present and mindful. In that moment there is complete clarity and awareness.
Silence of words is important but the experience of silence within my thoughts and feelings is profound.
I wish to reach, and then remain, in this state where silence works like an engine for everything else to follow. And for this it is necessary to give priority to silencing my own inner world – that is my mind and my intellect.
As it stands my mind is constantly generating thoughts consciously and subconsciously. My intellect is using its understanding and learnt cleverness to decide, discern and judge what I should do, how and when.
When I renounce the need to hold and process information in my mind I will allow silence to take priority. Then I will cultivate a vibration of internal silence as a priority in my life.
The power of this silence will enable answers to emerge without the influence of my own thoughts and feeling – Imagine that!
Do I have the courage to hold onto my inner silence no matter what?
I sit quietly with myself. I allow my thoughts to slowly focus and become present in the moment, now.
I feel deep appreciation and connectedness with myself. My whole world is here, inside of me.
The place is inside.
The questions are inside.
The answers are inside.
The results are felt inside.
And in fact, I am actually also inside.
I realise the importance of keeping my inside clean, clear and pure. The need for myself to be careful not to develop a negative attitude towards the self or to be too critical of the self.
A great deal of love, patience and understanding is required. Then all that is on the inside will begin to shine outside and touch all aspects of my life.
I stand still in this present moment of silence. The world also stops and becomes silently still – united with me in this deep and meaningful experience.
I become so still inside – in my thoughts and in my feelings.
This moment feels like the first and also the last moment within my own eternity.
It is the most authentic, unadulterated, original experience – and my soul dances in silences, within that stillness, as it touches its natural state of being.