From Becoming to Being and Being Back While still Becoming. -Healing (1.4.14)

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Guiding Thought

To heal and be healed is to be aware, to understand, and to Know Wholeness.  Thus, seek Wholeness, Unity, Oneness within your own mind and heart, and in all your actions and affairs. Focus on uniting the fragments within yourself, so that you see only Oneness, which is the Truth of your Self. As you Know yourself as the Oneness you are, this Truth reflects in the world around you, confirming what you Know through your experience and life activity.

Reflection

There are three distinct parts to this Guiding Thought. 1) What “healing is” 2) Uniting fragments 3) the Truth reflected in the world.

Number one affirms the journey, the “becoming”, by using the words “to heal” and “healing–indicating that we are in this process. And it also affirms the destination (“being”), by intimating that the answers already exist in your own mind and heart.

And I might add… being (which can only exist here and now), as the destination, means you’ve already arrived. You know this: You already are what you seek. Seeking becomes the being seeking Itself while being.

Wait, what?

Let that stew a minute or two.

This brings us to number two, and why we do not realize that we already are what we seek. And that is because we do not see ourselves as Unified and Whole (healed); instead we distinguish “parts” of ourselves and separate those parts into “this” and “that” or “not this” or “not that”. It’s like looking at one puzzle piece one moment, identifying as that piece (“oh, I am RED; that’s what I AM” or “I am  BLUE, that is my identity; how could I have thought I was red?”), without understanding that there are all one picture, with various colors–all the time.

How, then, does one go about uniting the fragments?

Here are some ideas to answer this:

  1. Some people simply “wake up”. I think Eckhart Tolle is a good example of this: When Eckhart Tolle was 29, he says, he underwent a cataclysmic and terrifying spiritual experience that erased his former identity. One evening, he was a near-suicidal graduate student, living in a Belsize Park bedsit; by the following morning, he’d been flooded with a sense of “uninterrupted deep peace and bliss” that has never left him since. That morning, he writes, “I walked around the city in utter amazement at the miracle of life on earth, as if I had just been born.”
  2. Some people are born into it, for example Anandamayi Ma: “My consciousness has never associated itself with this temporary body. Before I came on this earth ‘I was the same’. As a little girl ‘I was the same’. Ever afterward, though the dance of creation change around me, in the hall of eternity ‘I shall be the same’.”
  3. Some people work at it. Lao Tzu comes to mind; he taught that living and practicing certain teachings can open you to higher wisdom and greater happiness, as they realign you to the source and enable you to access all the powers that source energy has to offer. (Emphasis mine, “realign” is another way of saying “unite”.) His teachings can be found in the Tao Te Ching.

In my humble opinion, working at it is the most practical approach (Journey, anyone!?). There are lots of ways, and lots of people to learn from, spiritual leaders and guides abound (check credentials, look for quality, follow your heart and higher Self).

Finally, there is number three: receiving affirmation of your Truth, and of unifying your fragments through your experiences in the world. This is a very rewarding place to be. From personal experience, I can confirm that life gets lighter, more joyous, with more confidence in being in the right place at the right time–not worrying so much about what will or should be.

Peace. Peace. Peace. May we all Know Peace in Unity.

3 thoughts on “From Becoming to Being and Being Back While still Becoming. -Healing (1.4.14)

  1. You and I seem to have a lot of exposure/access to many of the same traditions, expressions…, enlightened peoples etc. The ones you’ve listed here, but generally speaking, the one’s you’ve listed over time. I enjoy being able to support you by showing up here as often as I can in your journey (specifically this one), while I do my own processes. I look at this as our increasing the presence-power with constructive, collective intention.

    I do believe that one does not have to work at it to achieve it, but that the practice (what one would call ‘the work’ is the expression of the joy of living, without a particular goal. It might be that for the first time in my life, I released/realized (left my typo) that “enlightenment” was not what I was seeking at all. I think of the Buddhist concept of equanimity which might be the best way I can describe _ if there is any seeking left within me _ what I am unfolding and calling into consciousness. I respect your process, Sus. Saying this now as I may venture here and there, and not be with each journey as present as I have been with this one. Your work with these journeys and the guiding thoughts is a lot like ACIM and ACOL, as you are probably already aware. I’m in 40 days of dialogue with ACOL now – not feeling or being confined to the 40 solar days.

    [From my blog – for context ] I look at astrology as the unfolding of consciousness, and maybe it’s work in the sense of “the great work” the mystical concept of meditation on this ever-changing mandala – as the charts are cast. I see it as often a projection of consciousness and less so an interpretation, but a meditation – that moves and can be viewed from different perspectives. It is in the exchange of perspectives that “new” information arises. I will likely continue to explore different traditions in my life as I have already been continually drawn – realizing that when the moment comes, I’ll leave the boat behind, once I’ve crossed whatever shores necessary (and maybe I already have.). I do not perceive enlightenment to be about one who has achievement more than any others, but accessible to all at all moments, and maybe one day sustainably enlightened as a realized experience.

    In ACOL, in the Return to Unity and the End of Thought as You Know it –

    “To believe that you are already accomplished and not live from this belief is insane…”

    I’ve been attracted to word, “becoming” since I was very young. ACOL has a chapter, second to last, in the Treatises, where it moves with the title, “Image to Presence.” As with your journey here today (yesterday), I had recently read.

    “This time of becoming is the time between your awareness of and access to Christ-consciousness or unity, and your sustainability of Christ-consciousness or unity, in form. In your time of directly experiencing the movement, being, and expression of unity, you are being who you are. At other times, you are becoming who you are.” (p. 482)

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    • Agreed; I’ve noticed 🙂 I have SO appreciated that you just “get this”–obviously. You know what the Journeys are about, without explanation–and I can see your process, in your writings and art. 🙂

      I love this, you always have great words 🙂 >>I do believe that one does not have to work at it to achieve it, but that the practice (what one would call ‘the work’ is the expression of the joy of living, without a particular goal. It might be that for the first time in my life, I released/realized (left my typo) that “enlightenment” was not what I was seeking at all. I think of the Buddhist concept of equanimity which might be the best way I can describe _ if there is any seeking left within me _ what I am unfolding and calling into consciousness.<<

      what I am unfolding and calling into consciousness!!! YES.

      ACIM was a big part of how the Journeys started. One of my early goals was to do a sort of cross-reference study of different concepts in the Course through the Journeys (without explicitly saying so). I've done it a little over time, and will get back to it, I'm sure…

      You've been a learning-tool and resource for me re: astrology–thank you for that. I feel like I've been learning to sense the connection between the astrological energy and it's connection with what's going on within myself/my life. It's absolutely fascinating to feel, even if I don't understand.

      Love the ACOL quote. thank you.

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