The world as it exists today can be a scary place. Not only are there individuals who might hurt us, but there are institutions of authority over which we have very little power . . . and they have guns. All around and within us, there is the push and pull of love and hate, gain and loss. In the face of all of this, you may feel small and hopeless. So what should you do?
While the effects of a bigger, external authority based on fear, such as police brutality or governmental invasion of privacy, are real threats on some levels, when you look at the most essential level of reality
, the real Truth, these threats are simply illusions
. You can think of them as the matrix of power and control.
Underneath that matrix exists the reality of oneness. In this reality, control and authority don't exist. There is simply an interconnection of energy. The essence of every living being, even of every object, affects each other, flowing in one rhythm of life
. At that level, harm, suffering, and death are meaningless. Nothing can harm your essence, for it is the stuff, the LifeParticles
, that the universe is made from and cannot be created or destroyed. It morphs from one form to another, ever-changing and ever-lasting.
All of the LifeParticles, which compose all that is, originally came from one source, an illuminating seed of life. This clear and bright source cannot be experienced with our five senses, and yet it can be sensed. It is the bright light many people experience in deep meditation.
So when you listen to the news and read about the terrible dangers that exist in the world, take a step back and take a deep breath. Look inside yourself
, down into your heart, and further down into your core
, and feel the vitality and power that always lives inside you. That's who you really are; no one can take that away.
Everything else is just something that goes bump in the night.