"A being whose awareness is totally free, who does not cling to anything, is liberated."
To be aware is to be here, now. To be in the present moment. To recognize that we are the space in between. The space in between the thoughts. The space in between the breath. The space in between the movement. Within that space is who we are, who we all are.
A soul who is aware of this, to know that we are all connected, is a being that is totally free. There is absolutely nothing that surpasses this awareness, not time... not space.
The good, the bad... experience it all. Understand that it is all temporary. Everything changes and will continue to. There is no need to cling to anything. It is all a cycle, all meant to play out exactly the way it is now... the way that it will continue to. We are all a part of a plan that is far greater than us. Accept all that comes as the greatest plan for your soul's growth.
We are always being guided. Each conversation, each place we visit, each encounter, each person. They are all meant to be there for a specific purpose.
As humans, our brains and basic nature create challenges with staying in this mindful state. The key is to keep allowing this state of mind to drift into your consciousness. If this awareness leaves you be gentle with yourself and just allow it to be, with no judgement. Let go of attachment. The awareness will drift back to you and the more you continue to place your state of mind there, the greater this state of awareness will be found in your day to day life.
Take an inventory of your mind... are you dependent on anything? Can you recognize the healthy patterns in your life? The not so healthy patterns? To be in a clear state of awareness, is to let go of anything that you believe defines you. This could be a job, monetary income, the country you live in...the story you have told about yourself thus far. Let it all go.
Let go and allow yourself to be guided to your highest path. Accept each instance in your life, for what it is. The difficulty, the challenge, the failure. Accept it all.
As I reflect and write this post, I know that my connection with fellow light workers is not by happenstance. This very blog post was inspired to be written because I received this teaching of Ram Dass. On a Monday morning, I opened my inbox to find a note from a fellow friend/mentor/light worker. I smiled as I read it because of the clear synchronicity, defined as a meaningful coincidence... but really, the universe showing/telling you that it has your back! :)
Three years ago, I would not have known about Ram Dass or his teachings. I also would have been blissfully unaware of the deeper connection and message behind it all, which is the gentle guidance encouraging me to continue on this path. To continue to learn, read and educate myself through the teachings of other enlightened souls. I am to relax deeper into my path of self-connection, self-care and understanding. To continue to learn about my judgments and fears and allow them to release, fall away.
I will continue to do this... so I can be the most helpful to myself and ultimately, for those around me.
So let's tap into your personal occurrences of synchronicity. Have you been thinking of starting a new job? Going back to school? Begin dating again? Starting a family? Whatever you feel you are being guided to do, sit with it a little longer. If you have seen/felt/heard signs of validation in one way or another (this could be from receiving an email about a friend wanting to go back to school too, a new dating site that your co-worker told you about, a "random" phone call from a childhood friend wanting to travel the world, a piece of art or photography or the written word that holds a hidden message that only you can see... the messages and forms of synchronicity are limitless. Trust your gut and continue on that path. Those are the signs that are being directed to you, to show you that you are being guided to follow the exact path that is meant for you! How cool?!
Blessings for a fantastic week. Continue to self- explore. Ask yourself about your fears, your judgments, your occurrences of synchronicity, the good, the bad, the in-between. Can you recognize the patterns in your life? Can you sense the lessons that are being used for your greatest good? The answers are here... let's discover them!
I honor the light within you,
Alexa Katherine O'Rourke