This is an amazing song by DJ Tiesto - Just Be. I love this song because it alludes to the very essence of being, of self-acceptance in its totality, free from self-judgments, self-hatred, and self-loathing. One merely accepts the true essence within. One might argue over the semantics of this, as false self must, in order to maintain the facade of one's identity. But what is identity? Identity is what one identifies with, and for each human being that is born into this insane world of cultural identity, one loses authentic self in order to identify with some aspect outside themselves. Ponder on this deeply if you seek to know the truth beneath the identity. The words to the song are below and they really do touch on this element of avoiding authentic self and allowing one's self to just be free:
can travel the world
I received an email today about Independence Day that triggered some realizations. We look at Independence Day as an external event, but consider that each of us needs to declare our own independence on an ongoing basis to be true to our authentic selves; to honor the diversity within our own selves. There is this struggle to free one's authentic self from the muck of false self, much like a snake sheds its skin. Each of us needs to transform on an ongoing basis to shed the various skins of culture, fear, shame, guilt, limitations, delusions, walls, emotional baggage, attitudes, beliefs, and such that limit authentic expression of one's innate spirit.
Religion would have us believe that if we show up and take communion, be part of the group, sing songs, pray, and listen to the sermon, and act accordingly that we would be allowed entrance into heaven at the end of our human life for all of eternity. The problem with that is it is based on some future trip. There is only now to be enlightened, to be awake, which is to be fully aware of one's authentic self. I see this sort of ego trip as a trap that creates a false delusion that pacifies one into "thinking" all they need do is stay within the guidelines of whatever religious denomination they are caught up in. The word denomination ought to be changed to domination, because that is what occurs. A domination of one's ability to know themselves by going within themselves, rather than listening to the intellectual concepts of another so called expert. This is pure non-sense.
On the surface it seems like a great thing; but is it? Does it truly motivate one to seek to know themselves outside of mimicking others and being obedient to another's authority? Does religion teach their masses how to navigate the body, mind, soul, and spirit? Do they teach the benefits of dream work, body work, breath work, meditation, and how to use the process of art to express that which has no words. They surely don't discuss consciousness, feelings, emotions, intuition, and other attributes that represent the spiritual dimensions of humanness. The living Church is the body and there is where the work and discovery needs to take place in order to know thyself.
We are all within the body of the divine, as this world is nothing more than one aspect of the mind of God/Goddess. What you are witness to in the world are the many aspects of the divine working/playing its way through to embody the living matter of all things; as all things are merely the living essence of the divine. Separation is the con game that denotes insanity. Once one realizes that everyone is a divine spark of the divine caught up in the lie of separation, then one has insight into what needs to be done to begin the process of awakening, for this wisdom is within each and everyone of us.
The challenge is to learn discernment of the darkness that has weaved a barrier within the psyche preventing one from this divine perception. The deception that exists on the inner planes is so slippery that one has no realization of being imprisoned by it. The true shedding of fear in all its guises is within the mindscape. This territory is as vast as the dimensions of the physical universe.