How do you feel about this?
(Besides that it's a long post!)
From SACRED DIRECTIVE by Teal Swan:
"Life, we use this word all the time. But what does it mean? What is life made of? The answer is relationships. Your life is only ever as happy as your relationships. This includes your relationship with yourself. And relationships are the heart of our expansion in this life. Expansion is the purpose for this life. Expansion is all about contrast. Wanted and unwanted. Light and dark. So, we find that relationships are the source of our greatest joy and the source of our greatest pain...."
Relationship is 'the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.'
For the free flow of energy, vital to life and well-being, both personal and universal connectivity are essential.
My response to the excerpt from Teal Swan is not to analyze or to argue about details -- such as whether life is made of relationships, or something else.
Rather, it is to allow myself to explore associations which come up while reading, using terms I relate to.
For example, in my writing below, 'True Self' feels exactly right to me, but others may relate to terms like Source, etc. Please feel free to insert your own terms!
My 'umbrella statement' ☔️ which applies to everything I write is: 'All statements, including this one, are from a partial and incomplete perspective.'
So whenever I read anyone's statement, any sentence with 'is', as in 'it *is* this way', I remember the umbrella. My writing ✍️ is never intended to say 'this is the way it is.' I write to explore, expand, and experience.
The original meaning of individuality, I am told, was 'in divine duality'. Taking off from the launch pad of Teal's article, I feel that expanding my relationship with the True Self begins with my identification 'in divine duality' (as an individual experience of the One Being.).
Teal wrote: 'This includes your relationship with yourself. And relationships are the heart of our expansion in this life. Expansion is the purpose for this life. Expansion is all about contrast.'
Where I am going with this may be better understood in the context of the whole post, including comments. Teal writes from a more personal perspective, whereas I from a more universal one. So, the first relationship I see, is between my individuality and my True Self, the One Being. Stay with me, please.
Apparent contrasts enable the One Being (a.k.a. True Self, cosmos of consciousness) to experience something other than itself (such as me, in my 'in divine duality'). This is an intuitive view from the macro to the micro, from the universal to the personal.
Expansion of my awareness allows a greater free flow of energy, which is Love for Love Itself, the very nature of the True Self. This is an intuitive view from the personal to the universal, or it could be said, from the specific to the non-specific, from individuality to True Self.
From 'Tantra of the Beloved', by Virochana Khalsa: 'Love is the natural, unrestricted, free flow of energy.' - Living Oneness
Feeling 'what is now' gives me an access point to the True Self. The surrender of the non-existent 'I' dissolves apparent boundaries, and being moved by the One Being expands into intimate relationship with the True Self, the free flow of energy, and Love for Love Itself.
Still, 'I' play the game of apparent separation, in a truly unique lifetime, and give the True Self an experience of individuality in this realm of contrasts. Individuality is needed for experiencing relationships, or inter-connectivity, the free flow of energy, between individuals as well.
I Am the One Being,
Boundless and Aware,
Present and Complete,
In Divine Duality.
I Am the Continuum,
AllThatIs and IsNot,
Feeling 'What Is' Now,
Moved by the One.
In short terms it is all about the expansion of all that is, without end. You can look at it as an individual or as the totality of of allthatis. It doesn't matter in the end, because it is all the same, but just from infinite different expressions.
Mary Cantu Hill
IAM that Iam. I like your explanation of divine duality of individuality, our true self. Relationship with others viewed as sparks from the same divine source of eternal love elevated.
This writing is beautiful and explains my view. Yesterday I discovered a teacher on you tube, Micheal Mirdad. I cannot get enough of him. He speaks of the Holy Spirit as the Divine Mother. And I have experienced this VERY REAL feminine presence in my life since August. I've been a seeker since 1994.....but only in August did I start truly experiencing this presence as a oneness in me, animating me, loving me, living me.
Syl Sabastian wrote, "What insight, belief, perspective, conception or similar actually makes a real and practical difference in your life?"
A recent insight came in an interaction with a commenter on my post. In the course of conversation, I saw in the word 'individuality' -- indivisible duality.
He responded that he understands the original meaning to be 'in divine duality.'
My whole awareness expanded to realize that I give the One Being (the cosmos of consciousness), an experience of individuality just by being me.
Soon afterwards, another insight came that the apparent 'I' is non-existent -- with the realization that it is a border between the outer Flow of Life and the inner Probability Void. There is no 'I', there is no border. It follows that there also no border between the apparent 'I' and the True Self (the One Being). 'I' am giving the One Being an experience of 'in divine duality'.
This insight is not the end of the road, but a signpost on the way, and it makes a real and practical difference in my life.
I came to your post by looking for your comment on mine. Didn't find, and would still like to read what you wrote....
You confidently describe the effects of 3D experiences, rather than the meaning of Life reflecting within these experiences <3
Your response is appreciated. To me, the only meaning of life is the one I create.
The primary *purpose* of my lifetime, according to this exploration, is to give the One Being an experience of individuality. That is from the 'larger view.'
From the view of this individuality, the purpose is to expand awareness which is a journey without destination. When the apparent 'I' is moved by the I Am, the True Self, at least a signpost on the journey of expansion has been reached.
When my emphasis is not on me, my, mine, but on Oneness consciousness, the AllThatIs, I am not here for my own purpose, but first to provide an experience of individuality for the One Being -- yet there is only apparent separation between us.
Having this attitude trains my mind to humility and service while supporting healthy self worth and confidence. I know the apparent border separating me from the One Being only feels real, but is not.
By knowing there is no real division between the One Being and my individuality, when I surrender my will, I am not giving my power away.
The apparent 'I' could be called a localized fractal of non localized consciousness, a hologram or something else. But labels separate, so the fewer labels, the less separation. The individuality is simply an anchor point for the One Being to experience diversification.
When 'I' can accept that I Am the One Being, in divine duality, my spiritual identification is clear and direct. What need is there for an ego, soul, or higher self? Those are just terms of certain belief systems, and can get in the way of direct experience.
Now my mind is aware that whatever I do or don't do, provides an experience of individuality for the AllThatIs, and the purpose for 'being me' is fulfilled. With no pressure to meet some false standard of society or a limited belief system, my mind is free to simply expand its awareness.
Please help me understand your view.
While i have great respect for Teal, i would offer that Relationships are an effect of 3D, rather than a core meaning of life.
Not sure where to start Gary...i 'died' on the operating table during a heart bi pass operation and took a massive download that forever altered my perspective and i was tutored by ascended masters for a few years. i wrote in poetry until asked to come onto the net to apply the Knowing in ways that benefited others ❤
Truth has 7 aspects and every aspect has 7 aspects, so truth has many levels... each with Relative validity ❤
3D is a Life Mirror of our sponsoring Thought, which is mostly unconsciously programmed after we incarnate ❤
The programming necessary for our experience in the game of Evolvement, is to Create a Separated awareness, that can then evolve back to our innate Oneness ❤
Thus 3D is a dimension as an illusion of Separation, where al-oneness can be experienced within the All-Oneness..the missing letter is L for Love. Evolvement spelled backwards means a re-turn to Love meant... in perception for all 'reality' is by perception.
3D allows the Reactor.... an unconscious Creator, to Evolve back to Conscious Creator... this is a Divine dichotomy 🙂
In this dichotomy, the perception of the Reactor is granted a Relative Truth, that is not invalidated by Divine Truth and is not to be mixed to invalidate 3D 🙂
Relationships with others reflect aspects of our inner Relationship with self... so Relationships are the effect of the degree we grant or deny love to self... an effect, rather than Cause, because we are Love, expressing in infinite aspects of possibility ❤
There is no time, so no beginnings and no ends... just eternal cycles...
There is a Relativity between 3D and 5D...last time the cycle went from 5D back to 3D..the fall of Atlantis and Lemuria
Now Ascension Shifts 3D back to 5D, where perception also shifts from Separation back to Oneness..the 'ending' of an eternal cycle in which we have infinite aspects of self in experience of ALL that is possible
Through the perceptions of Humanity, a God of Love can experience All that is and ALL that is not ... Love
In this way the Source is forever in expanding awareness of Itself