“If you are light and God is light, where is there a discontinuity between you and God?”
Robert Wolfe, Abiding In Nondual Awareness
In the deeply still inner sanctum of the Vedanta Temple is an opportunity to come to rest away from the chaos of collective doings. Always an insightful moment to carry away after having been immersed in ‘listening’ and Truth. Ramakrishna, Essence of the Vedanta Society continues to teach long after his leaving in 1886.
He arrives at no appointed moment. On this occasion, a hand reaches out across the empty space between altar and the place where Anna sits cross-legged on the floor. Then seated, shrouded in light he lays a hand on the head of the little one resting at his knee. The light burns brilliant. The little one is a shadowed form.
“You are not the little one. Do not look to me for that which you seek. You are that. You are this light.”
The dark form, freed from divisive thought, disappears into the light.
“Walk into the light.” Light, lighter. We are continually discarding the old, moving and becoming lighter. It is an organic process. And as Adyashanti says, “the instinct of spirit is endless. In and of it self the instinct is continuous. Spirit is unfolding endlessly.” As ‘That’, we are unfolding endlessly.
It is an organic process, awakening, that eventually is absolute clarity. Clear that there is nothing between ‘me’ and Reality, the light, God, Essence—one uninterrupted Being. Being, present in this moment and not disagreeing with what is.
Acceptance = peace = Truth. And no effort required. Efforting is a construct of the mind and ultimately gets us no where. When we accept what arises in this moment we are free. What causes argument in this moment? The belief that something SHOULD be different. This causes confusion as the mind disagrees with the perpetual unfolding (over which we have absolutely no control). Confusion does not allow for moving with the natural flow and rhythm of life.
All arguments with what is suppose that the mind is master. The mind, our thoughts are generated from a collective pool, all based on the past. What Truth in this moment when we see things from a place of judgment rather than what is?
And yet we blindly trust our thoughts; have little faith in the deeper feeling that ALL IS WELL and IS. And what a relief! To know that no amount of concern, involvement or worry will bring about certain results created by ‘me’. Rest!
When the human being steps into this light, all is seen clearly. We move easily, gracefully, lovingly. There is not a moment of disquiet. Only a purr, a hum in the stillness that suggests, coming to rest. We seek nothing and travel with mastery–liberated from ego perpetrator of confusion.
New Moon February 23 at 4 degrees Pisces
(‘Practice’ trusting, limitless and boundless Being) We recently have plunged into the deep waters of realization and look only, listen, feel into rather than think through. This is the feeling of peace, harmony, balance. Bathing in ‘It’ we are free of disagreeable thoughts and limiting parameters. We are suspended in the continuous flow of Being. Here we are for an unknown period of time as time now lacks meaning. This allows us to sink deeper, further into the boundless, ubiquitous Reality.
When finally we surface there is one desire—to maintain the tranquility of a life of feeling, observance, acceptance. ALL prefaced by ‘no effort required’. Just breathe. Inhale and exhale. The land of phenomena suddenly lacks luster. The magnificence of Being is literally without comparison.
As a young client expressed recently, ‘the moon and all other things of which we at times are so enamored are simply accessories.’
It serves us little to be so in awe of things that have only relative value, as they all will at some point cease to exist. No wonder happiness eludes us. We strive for the impermanent, knowing on that deep level that our quest for material happiness is an illusion. In the mean time we are the unfolding, we are the light, we are ‘that’ that is everywhere and everything and cannot not include ‘me’.
“If the Absolute is truly omnipresent, as the enlightened sages maintain, there is no way in which you can possibly be apart from that which is always everywhere.
We do not come to “encounter” the Absolute, as if “I” and “It” are suddenly to become co-joined. We can only recognize that the Absolute presence which we seek is utterly inescapable.”
Robert Wolfe, Abiding in Nondual Awareness
The Technical Aspects of this New Moon
All planets are within less than 120 degrees. Focus, focus! At the helm is Uranus (3 degrees Taurus), the Wayshower, visionary and the momentum to simply forge ahead—evolve. This is trine to Mars at the stern with the raw energy (4 degrees Capricorn) to make sure things get done efficiently and effectively and pushing everything on. Know what you want and achievement is assured! Long term goals? Yes!
The aspect pattern in this New Moon chart is a ‘small talent trine’ that is, Uranus trine (120 degrees) Mars and each sextiling (60 degree separation) the Sun/Moon conjunction. In a grand trine (3 planets all at 120 degrees of separation) energy moves with such ease that one can be indulgent or disinclined to greet challenges. A sextile however, adds a degree of rising to the occasion that is met with courage and zest! Small talent trines are often present in the charts of highly successful people from all areas of life. Thus it is a good time to reach deep within and shine light on those dreams, begin your project and stand by it in the months to come.
The vitality of the bundled planetary configuration remains for five days until the Moon escapes at 4 degrees Taurus and ventures out on its own around the zodiac. Cosying up to Uranus before going solo gives the emotional body a shot of independence and a view of the big picture. Less attachment simplifies the journey and makes the Moon’s job at next Full Moon (in Virgo March 9 10:48 a.m. PT) easier as it will stand alone in opposition to the rest of the planets co-habiting in an even tighter bundle—a really interesting dynamic! And Virgo? Always up to the task. Not difficult for them to guide the ship with success and humility!
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