so let the sunshine in


Learning the Art of Detachment September 10, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — MM @ 12:19 am

(too relevant. posting this here for future reference)

“Be in it but not of it”… so the great spiritual masters of our past have repeated to us throughout
history. In a world such as the one we live in today, where polarization has reached its zenith, these
words hold a valuable lesson for all of us, but only few understand or have the spiritual capacity to
take action.

As noted in earlier editorials, we are spiritual beings having human experiences, not human beings
have spiritual experiences. This makes us unique in that the world is only a school where we learn
valuable lessons about the limitations we place on ourselves while living in the physical and material world. Yet we tend to get so caught up in the physical and material that we forget who we are
and why we’re here.We are here to observe, take note, and learn to understand the lesson of compassion. This is certainly not any easy task in a world that divides everything into black and white,
pitting one side against the other, without paying credence to the possibilities that exist in between.
So in the polarized world of George Dubya Bush, “you’re either with us or against us”; that is,
you’re either right or wrong.Yet, when we look at the rest of the world, their observations about the
events unfolding are far different than ours. Does that make us right and them wrong, or viceversa? In truth, we cannot measure right or wrong because it is all relative and depends on our
point of perspective. Additionally, in the overall scheme of things there is only one creator whom
we are all part of, and the key to reunification is learning to detach ourselves from the drama and
outcome, and understand that polarization is a lesson in humility and total consciousness. Detachment means rising above the status quo, without passing judgment, and watching the drama unfold
without becoming physically or emotionally involved.

Yet you ask, how is this possible when there is so much evil in the world right now and it is effecting me? The answer to the first question is yet another question: who is to say what is good and
what is evil? Evil and good are subjective observations depending on whose side you’re on, what
your life experience has been, and the cultural and religious dogma that you’ve been fed. It is this
subjectivity that is being played out now on the world stage, particularly in Israel and Palestine.And yet we are all effected by this drama. All of us are being sucked into it, in one way or
another. We are physically, mentally, emotionally, financially and otherwise, experiencing real-life
repercussions as our governments, religions, cultures, and even our own personal belief systems
pressure us to take sides and draw the line in the sand. But this is all part of the old paradigm that
will no longer work if we are to move into a higher consciousness and reunite with the one spirit
for peace and prosperity. We may not be able to control what happens on the outside, but we can
certainly control what happens on the inside.

Detachment doesn’t mean burying your head in the sand so that you need not watch the action as it
unfolds; it means, being there, observing from an objective space, and remembering who you are–
a spiritual being watching the drama of polarization reach its climax and fail so that a new paradigm of victory can be birthed by those of us who refuse to buy into a perpetual game of winners
and losers.Detachment addresses the need of the spiritually inclined to remove oneself from the
chaos while observing and learning valuable lessons about this temporary physical existence. Life
on Earth takes its form as very primitive energy that maintains its existence, and gains its sustenance, through polarization and brutal competition. This physical, emotional, and mental manifestation is uniquely human. But remember, we are spiritual beings having a human experience and
not the other way around. So we can remove ourselves from the drama when we’ve learned all we
need to know about polarization and separation. When we finally realize who we really are, and
how we are all equally part of the same creative manifestation, we will finally learn the fine art of
detachment and the truth behind our cosmic ancestry and oneness.


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