It's so important to realize how we value our relationship with Truth. What is it about our relationship that keeps us inspired and open to Grace? And just as importantly- what blocks it?
For me, it is Love that keeps me inspired. It's always been Love. And the deep desire to serve. So, in essence this is my Truth. It's what keeps me on my path. It's what has kept me opening to Grace and deep seeing.
And in any given moment, something might show up that gets in the way of this Truth. Is it some story of something happening at work? Or is it some fear about the future? These are what I call distortions....because they are distorting this moment. Like an overlay, or a block.
We know what it feels like when a distortion wants to take hold. When it comes in- as thought, belief or fear, and sabotages our Truth. It can even weigh us down, and take away our inspiration. This is because when a distortion comes in, and the consciousness that we are merges with that distortion- we are seeing through a viewpoint that is distorted- we are not seeing through the unlimited view. So, it is vital that we recognize that is what we are seeing through.
Now, the tendency for the distorted view is to fight with the distortion. To judge it. To want it to go away. The distorted view is the egocentric view. It is seeing the distortion as something problematic. Maybe it is evaluating it, or defining it as something. Distortions can be a million different things to the distorted view.
So we go on, and we fight the distortions because we don't want them. We fight them because there is some judgement about them. Or we may avoid them entirely. Until we run out of juice to do that. Maybe Life happens. And one day instead we open. We come back to our Truth. We come back to our Love.
What if we were to open up to what we love- in this moment- so that even the distortions can be seen as a way back to our Love. All it takes is a simple recognition that there is a distortion being offered to us. Because it is essential that we do not judge the distortions. They are arising within our awareness- to be used as a means to come back to our Truth.
The Beloved is offering distortions/thoughts/beliefs/ideas/opinions to us so that we can differentiate them from our Love. It's kind of like Dodgeball. Remember that game? The thoughts and distortions are coming at us- at the place we view from.- which is simply the egoic view. The ego is always getting the bad rap, because of it's tendency to merge with the distortions being offered to it. Yet within that egoic view is also the power to differentiate between distortions and emptiness. This is where the term comes from, "The way to Nirvana is through Samsara."
The distortions are a manifested part of our Self. They are not separate- but they are manifested- they are not essential. Yet they are part of our journey in learning to differentiate between Truth and Distortion. To use this tool, that is from ego- to differentiate- is an extremely powerful way to embody the Truth. It is standing in the fire- yielding the sword of discrimination- with Love. Not to fight the distortions, but to say yes to the opportunity. For the distortions are all coming from Love- from the Beloved's Love for the soul. To set the soul free.