To recognize there is nobody out there. And neither is my body.
Whatever seems to be causing the distress is not really there.
The distress is all, already inside me. The discomfort I am aware of
was projected out onto images, scenes, people, my body......making it
look like these are causing the discomfort. It is all the other way
around. The original pain in the system is the author, the projector
of the dream.
So we come back to the disturbance, we withdraw all attention from the
external and our job is to bear the disturbance.
This is a mighty recognition and can cut through an enormous amount of
torment and mind spinning.
So here we are with disturbance. All that's asked of us is to receive
it. To receive what is already here, what is already in the process of
self-liberating. A layer of energy has surfaced from the unconscious
and its very presence shows its willingness to be dissolved.
Love rushes to meet Her long lost children. This may not be our
experience yet, but can we greet them. Can we say 'hello'. Can we be
glad that what is driving our dream of suffering is arising and
returning to peace.
All things 'prodigal' come Home. All things eventually weary of
hardness and unkindness. All things deep inside secretly long for
love. Sons of ego come to flicker in the shadows a while but
eternally, truly, always Sons of God.
" For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found."