Last Sunday I hosted The Circle of the LifeForce again.
It was a beautiful morning, and one participant commented on something that I had said earlier about how we most often suffer – not so much because of what is going on in our lives – but rather because of the stories we tell about it.
I had mentioned how the human mind has a unique trait that enables it to create its own suffering with its stories.
I had explained how it is possible to go beyond the stories and access a space infinitely greater than the ordinary plane of life that most people call reality.
In that infinite space, suffering ceases to exist.
It does so because the stories die. It does so because we find out that we are one with The Divine Force, which is endless and greater than anything we have ever experienced before.
When we drown in that realization the stories fall silent – at least for a while.
For most people it takes several times of letting themselves drown in this infinite space before they are rid of the stories and can call themselves free.
But in the moment it actually does happen they are “freed from” and “free to”.
We are, for instance, “freed from” the stories of our limitations and “free to” live authentic lives, according to our heart’s longing. It is a gift we can all receive if we realize thepossibility that we are.
The red shoes
Let us assume that a woman, who wore red shoes, once deserted you. She was the love of your life, and she stood you off. You never fully recovered from the loss.
Your best friend, on the other hand, has a mother who always wears red shoes. She is a very loving and caring woman, and she and your friend have a wonderful relationship.
You and your friend are helping a common female friend picking shoes. She joyfully exits the changing room, wearing red shoes.
Now, imagine your own reaction, remembering the loss of the love of your life, compared to your friend’s, remembering his loving mom.
The shoes themselves are just red shoes. No more, no less.
But the stories, which we carry around, determine our emotions in the different situations of life.
Here, a reaction to red shoes, that you most likely do not like, but your friend with the loving mom finds perfectly fine.
Even though the example is simplified, it shows how we react in most situations in life. We react not to the situation itself, but to the story we tell about it. In that way the stories determine our emotional reactions and ultimately our lives.
United with The Divine Force you realize that the stories are nothing but movements of the mind on the surface of an infinite ocean.
You find out that reality is so much greater than the stories, and – most importantly – you let the stories go.
When we repeatedly devote ourselves into The Divine Force, and when we let ourselves be flooded by The Consciousness, that in its essence is all there is, we are liberated.
A human being liberated from the mind is transcended.
Because it can no longer tell itself that it is not …
Wishing all beings at all planes truth, forgiveness, liberation and transcendence.