Beyond Teaching & Learning there is... Finding words for what is already naturally occurring in the Embodied Enlightenment Experience
Last night I went to bed quite late. I sat outside on my back porch. The snow was furiously melting after some days of accumulation. It pooled under the dormant grape vines which grow up the back fence and dripped from the wood-planked canopy above. The moon, at half mast, sailed across the sky, and I viewed it through the gaps in the wood planks above me.
I was having a friendly conversation with P. Yogananda. He was all smiles and serenely calm, which also matched my mood despite an intense pain in my neck and back, which was simply moving through and not setting up camp.
I had taken a break from reading Siddartha by Herman Hesse. The book is such an accurate tale for those of us who have left schools, organizations, and systems to discover for ourselves the enlightenment experience, for those of us who have put knowing SELF above all else.
As I was reading this book, I noted it was not to be a seeker of knowledge - all of that lies within me as we all know now. Yet, I was fascinated by the words he chose for the experience.
Any seeking I have left is simply to form words, sentences, paragraphs, and texts of all kinds to capture the embodied enlightenment experience in the point in time and space -- To create brushstrokes that capture the images and sensations that fill up the Universe of Me.
Through finding words or perhaps other forms of art and music, we can bring our human along in this experience. For without the human acceptance and belonging, we are not embodied masters in physical form. The human experience of enlightenment is something we chose so many moons ago for this designated lifetime. Words and painting are glorious means for me to capture what is going on. It gives me peace and the human purpose as the days pass.
Yogananda, too, enjoyed writing and stepping into that space of alignment it requires of the many facets and I AM presence.
Then I began, while sitting on the porch stoop, watching the moon to think about 'hindsight.'
In human terms, hindsight is understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed.
In enlightenment, hindsight is the wisdom distilled from experiences and expressions of the soul right here on physical Earth, with a physical body.
"In hindsight there is no pain," I said to Yoganada. "There is only beauty."
The words filled me with a warm golden light. I forgot about my neck pain.
"Indeed, all the pain and suffering was all an illusion, " he replied with words.
Then he showed me like a movie screen, the time when scandals plagued his Self-Realization Fellowship creation. He showed me images of him crying and pleading to the Divine Mother to help him, to take him off this planet, to allow him to return to the Himalayas, and allow him to leave America behind for good.
"Even that pain was an illusion," he said, after the movie reel finished in my third eye space.
"--In hindsight," he added with a laugh.
Truly, what I hope to create here is a space for me and us to see the glory of the embodied enlightenment experience from the beauty of the hindsight perspective RIGHT NOW.
It is what I meant by seeing through the Eyes of the Divine - a previous post.
Through the eyes of the Divine there is no linear time, there is no pain and suffering because we only see the beauty, glory, and grandness of the wisdom distilled from this truly amazing and awe-worthy lifetime.