Now … and all the nows is life itself. It is The Life.
When we contract with fear or are suddenly consumed by feelings of lack we have lost touch with The Life and our personal fear becomes our lord and master.
Fear is a legacy emotion. When we experience it we see and feel fear’s many leaves, but we are blind to its roots. The roots of fear run deep in the dark soil of our primal selves; the self that became blazingly real when we first felt the hammer strike of our invalidation. It was that hammer that made the self that it itself believes to be you!
That invalidation event may have just been left alone in the terrifying darkness of our bedroom when we were very, very young. Or it could have happened when we were told how disappointing we were to our beloved parents, even though they told us a million times how much they loved us. The seeds of existential confusion were thus sowed.
No matter how it happened, we know one thing, that it did happen. That fear, that lack, that contraction we all experience is the powerful echo of that most ancient of invalidations. The “mother” of invalidations! The living fear is its thorns and sharp leaves, but ignorant of its deep roots we must always be captive to its self-ideation. This is the false-self, the lie, the illusion, the master, the tyrant.
But here and now and everywhere waits The Life. It is the one thing that will never abandon us.
Why won’t it ever abandon us?
It can’t abandon us, because it is our actual self. We are The Life. The story that fear tells itself is the self-sustaining fiction. Yes, that too unfolds within The Life, but it is such a very small part, a crying child’s part, the cry that continues to echo in our illusory heads.
Calm the child by caressing the roots of that which is most feared. Ahhhhhh …. there … there. I hear you. Reach out and feel that deep root. It’s there waiting for the light, the light whose origin can only be The Life.
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