The Koan of Enlightenment: Journey of Creation – Day 36

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Guiding Thought

When my mind and will are free, they recognize only Truth. My mind and will are free in the Knowledge of union with Perfect Love. When I am in the state of One Mind and Will of Perfect Love, I create freedom and truth for myself and All.

Reflection

I see a paradox again in today’s Guiding Thought.

Yesterday, I said this, “The final step is to Oneness, where there is not the experience of Joy, Peace, Bliss, and Love–there is only the Beingness of Joy, Peace, Bliss, and Love.”

Once you get there, there is no more getting there. Any practice or experience (meditation, yoga, contemplation, etc.) that you used to assist you on the way is no longer relevant.

Further, there is no longer any reason to create anything: you exist in the Oneness of All Creation.

Yet, this Guiding Thought says, “When I am in the state of One Mind and Will of Perfect Love, I create freedom and truth for myself and All”.

This speaks to both the state of being there (When I am in the state of One Mind and Will of Perfect Love), and the state of becoming (I create freedom and truth for myself and All).

Maybe what I do while I am becoming is get as close to the state of One Mind and Will of Perfect Love that I can possibly get, until I take the leap into the being.

Uh oh. I see a similar problem with the first half of the Guiding Thought now, too. These sentences are speaking to the state of being, as though it’s even possible to Know yourself being, while becoming.

When my mind and will are free, they recognize only Truth. If I am in such a state, where I recognize only Truth, then I am not here, I’ve already taken the leap to Know Truth.

…and the same goes for being in the Knowledge of union with Perfect Love.

Right now, I’m reminding myself of how much I love the paradox of enlightenment (yes, just hear the sarcasm dripping…). This, from an earlier article entitled appropriately, It Can Feel a Little Insane:

For me, the paradoxes, the apparent conflicts egg me on. There is resolution. There is Oneness. These things fit together, somehow, in a way I do not yet see, do not yet experience. So I work with both “sides” allowing them to draw me closer to the Truth, to Knowing the Oneness inherent in All (even in paradoxes). (From Journey of Abundance)

 

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