"As separate individuals, we live in separate cultures haunted by the vague memory of an intimacy that we all share. Let us, all together, chase the very horizon of existence, the edge of understanding, the point at which new sensations, emotions, thoughts and ideas begin to emerge… and let us bring this intimacy alive." ~Alex Mero
Can you explain what the essence of man is, and what limits him from reflecting all that it represents?
Every human being is above all, a soul, a pure expression of the universe. Once incarnated on earth, he is imbued with a zest for life that represents both his divine essence and that of his individuality, particular to that incarnation. During the course of his life, he uses his unique qualities to expand and to create, for that is his true nature. He is, however, faced with multiple influences, such as his karma, genetic heritage, conditioned environment, and many more factors. When he identifies himself with these influences, he limits himself by fleeing from his fears, by satisfying other superficial desires, which prevents him from fully expressing what he truly is. It’s by learning to perceive each of our limitations as an opportunity for better self-discovery that we develop our true creative potential, and that we draw closer to the divine essence we represent.
Is love natural? If so, why does it seem there is so much lack of love in the world?
Love is most definitely natural, but our hearts are influenced, and therefore ‘contaminated’ by negative emotions, keeping them closed, and obscuring the truth of love. These negative emotions come about by false needs that are consistently unmet, unrealistic expectations of life that lead to frustrations, and ideals indoctrinated into us by our social environment, ideals which basically go along the line of competition rather than sharing with one another. True love is absent in false needs and meaningless expectations, and most definitely, in conflicting relationships with one another. Love is unconditional and develops naturally and effortlessly in the total surrender of our true being, in accepting and valuing all that is, just as it is…
Isn’t the recourse of beliefs, to keep the sentiment of a spiritual essence alive, not simply one of the most primitive needs of man in order to face the hardships of today, the future and the afterlife?
Without a doubt, and it is also the driving force for change, personal transformation, transcendence to surpass oneself, in order to relate with the divine, and to simply give the world more love, respect, understanding and tolerance.
In our sleep and in other circumstances, when we feel ourselves leaving our body and going somewhere else, who/what is doing the travelling?
We all have the awareness that despite being in a body and identifying ourselves with it, we are something else in reality. It’s an “awareness” that is capable of separating from the body, and observing, without need of the physical organs or senses. This “awareness” has the ability of going beyond the body, which is limited to a three dimensional low vibrational field, and accessing other dimensions which resonate higher vibrations and are therefore non-physical. In other words, there is an “energy” part of us that is higher vibrational then the physical part of us, and even the mind part, and can access higher vibrational fields or dimensions, or travel within the physical realm but as that “separate” energy.
Defining the Infinite is not an easy task seeing that very nature of thought is to separate all that we perceive in a linear time frame. And yet, we know that Existence lies beyond our concept of time, beyond all theories, and even beyond the mind. An understanding of the Infinite cannot be obtained but by an intuitive manner, through a process in which we perceive no past or future –where we ”sense” only timelessness- a process which permits us to see that Existence is nothing else than what has never been before.
Wanting to know more about our person and the situations from the past that have contributed to making us what we are now, is not an unhealthy curiosity in itself. However, it is important to keep in mind that the information we obtain from such sessions, permits us to know more about our person, the ego-based content, and not our true selves. Psychoanalysis is but a first step. If we want to know who we truly are, we have to undergo a further step, and that is to leave behind this ego content once we recognize it for what it is…
You talk often about the evolution of humanity, but I feel like we are living an era of regression, an era of a great loss of important values.
What is lost at the level of the physical is gained at the level of true Essence. The Essential never disappears; what bears true value subsists forever. Each direct experience with the transitory nature of the physical, gives us a new opportunity to appreciate what possesses real value and helps us to discern the Essential from the temporary or illusionary – that which is perpetually changing and non-lasting. It helps us recognize and appreciate the timeless –that which was, is and will ever be.