“For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.” (1 Corinthians 13: 9-10)
“”The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23: 1)
“”Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it.” (Jesse Owens, 1913-1980, Gold Medal Olympic Track Athlete)
I am on my way home when I suddenly realise my jeans are a bit loose around my hips. Have I lost several pounds in one day? How is this possible? Maybe I should eat more. But this doesn’t make any sense since I know that it is impossible for food to make me lose or gain weight. But the evidence is clearly visible – my trousers are hanging lower than usual. After a while I find myself absent-mindedly fiddling with my belt buckle and I run my fingers over the belt holes. Aha, the buckle is not on the last hole as per usual, but on the penultimate hole. Mystery solved. Amazing how simple the solution usually is!
That state of mind, of experiencing what my senses believe is real, is the typical state of ego consciousness. In this mentality you’re so self-centred you even forget other people exist. I would imagine that, from time to time, the existential ego reflects: “What is a Neighbour?”
We are constantly being reminded to stay in the present. The paradox is the ego is good at staying in the present, so much so that it cannot see clearly what is there but what it thinks is there. The ego only sees reality in parts. It is only when I was in communion with my real Self, in a state of “absent-mind,” that I realised it was my belt that was loose, not I who had lost weight. To be in “absent-mind” is to be in one’s right mind which is Perfect and always sees the big picture. It is in this state of “absent-mind” when one is truly in the present.
In the same way, it is this ego-state that makes us believe in lack. Look around you at nature. You see trees losing their leaves, withering plants and others in full bloom. You are only seeing part of the big picture. Those who can see auras get a different perspective. I perceive the whole of creation as filaments of light. The fullness of everything is here right now but you would think that wasn’t the case if you perceive the world through the ego consciousness, which reaches a conclusion based on what is perceived through the senses. To get a true picture of reality is not achieved through the senses. I have come to the conclusion that it is only through the Silence that you can know what is whole, complete and infinite. It is from the state of Silence that forms emerge. Try telling this to the ego and you will be laughed out of town.
Within the Silence is infinity. How can there be any lack in infinity? What is infinity? I only know that infinity cannot be measured. It doesn’t matter how much you remove from infinity, it remains the same. You cannot affect infinity by subtraction, multiplication or division, it remains forever full. Yet infinity cannot be perceived by the senses. Why? Because the nature of infinity is that it is invisible i.e. not perceived or fathomed by the senses. In the same way, there is infinite love within us, which means we are capable of forever being loving, yet love cannot be perceived with the senses. You have infinite joy, peace, freedom etc and all these are realities that are not perceived by the senses. Since I know what love feels like, then I also know what infinity feels like, though I cannot speak its name. To have infinite Good, it is a knowing that you have which cannot be proven by the senses.
Right now, I could do with some chocolate. My senses tell me I am in lack as I have no chocolate in my bag or anywhere around me. I know there is chocolate all around me. Am I deluding myself? No, I am speaking the truth. All around me, interpenetrating all, is infinite Good which contains the energetic patterns of chocolates. These patterns exist as infinite light filaments criss-crossing what looks like empty space and within everyone into infinity. Yet if I listen to my senses, I will believe I am in lack. And what happens is if you think you are in lack, these light filaments will rearrange themselves to create experiences of lack. Clever light filaments! 😉
Let’s take another example. Right now I’m in London. If I follow the ego I wouldn’t even know other people exist in other parts of the country or in other parts of the world. Trust in your senses only and your choice is as limited as your current preoccupations.
I know that the ego will go mad at the idea of empty space being filled with Good when there is no physical evidence. This is the paradox of Reality: deny the existence of Good and you deny your Good. I guess faith has a lot to do with accepting infinity as real, doesn’t it?
No matter what the ego would have one believe, I know that there is no lack in infinity. All there is around us is infinite Good.
I am Infinity,