I know this world is peace,
Like a grove of bamboo in the spring time,
The wind gently whistling through its reeds.
Beyond the apparent struggle, strife, and negativity of this world, is Heaven. And, the reason for that is because we are, ultimately, Heaven.
It is easy to get bleak, down, and angry about what’s going on around us – the fact that we have become placated wage slaves, the fact that the higher ups can and will peer in on us without our knowledge, the fact that our sons and daughters are being slaughtered over in the Fertile Crescent in order to serve wicked, capital interests. It’s heavy stuff.
But it occurred to me that all the negative feelings I had about those things are mine. They are not because of what’s happening, but because of how I chose to react.
From this realization blossomed another: no matter what is happening “out there,” there is always Heaven “in here,” a boundless peace that lives in the core of my being that, when activated, shines brilliantly in all directions, illuminating all it touches. Heaven is a condition of the within, not the without.
But most of us have forgotten this. The world has become a rotten fruit because somewhere along the way we forgot the sacred knowledge of our Heavenly origins. So, it is our job now to remember that the power of God lives within us, that the providence to create beauty is ours. We must forgive the world for becoming all tangled up in knots of negativity, and choose even amongst the shit to see the beauty. Thereby we – you and I – will remake it.
So when you’re spouse is arguing with you, or even when you lose your job because some greedy f*cker gambled your salary away, or when you find out that the higher ups are trying and erode your civil liberties to serve their control agendas, remember that this world is fundamentally Heaven, because you are. Remember that at the core of your being this world is like a grove of bamboo in the spring time, the wind gently whistling through its reeds.
Does this mean we don’t act? Of course not! We do and we should! But, we do so remembering who we are, where we come from, and what is possible.
You are the Light of the world. Bring it forth.