We live in a time when some seek to convince us that there is only so much of “it” out there. Power. Resources. Power. Money. Power. Fame. Whatever “it” is at the moment.
We fight among ourselves, seeking out an “other” who can be blamed, from whom we can take more of “it” so we feel better about ourselves.
Fear is whipped up to keep this cycle going, and they will do all they can to keep the veil of ignorance in place.
All for this “it” they want to convince us exists in an illusion of scarcity and separation.
Wars over oil when the sun shines bright and water flows. Plastics that choke us even while we crave faster, instant gratification. Walls to separate and hatred to stoke while we dare print “In God we trust” on the currency we truly worship.
As best as I can figure it, the spiritual journey, the core of our practice, is to move toward a deeper/heightened space of consciousness, awareness, where we realize that “it” is not limited–rather “It” is all that exists. The true “It” In whom we live and move and have our being. The “it” we were convinced mattered crumbles. Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. Good riddance.
The movement from “it” to “It” is what will save us all–and save us together. Only with the eye of the heart will we see each other for who we truly are: interconnected, mutual, living beings within the Living Being. E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One because, Out of One there is Many. This is what we mean when we say we seek to “grow into the full stature of Christ.”
It will take spiritual courage to take this step: courage, heart-fulness enlivened by the Spirit who seeks wholeness for all.
Enough of the silly, childish, tantrums. Tear the veil of ignorance in two. Come, Holy Spirit.