This is all fine and dandy but let us get back to that thing called 'beyond'. Beyond our own immediate concerns, our own immediate thoughts, ideas and concepts, there lies that which we find existence. Upon this canvas we dance and sing our heritage. In this self-glorifying victory dance we can either take a moment to ask ourselves what the heck we are doing, or we can forget all that and just be the party animal that we really are.
We all have a choice to either go with God or to go with your own self. The Great Maker, in it's unending patience can wait forever for you to grow up but that doesn't mean that your free will allows you to be a party animal for all eternity. As any parent knows, nurturing a child is never a self rewarding undertaking. It's about doing what is right for that single special incarnated spiritual being.
But what is 'right'? Does 'right' mean that our free will makes everything that we do 'right'? If there is a 'right', is there a 'wrong' and if there is what does that mean - what are it's consequences?
It's strange to look at life and death as nothing but the merry-go-round of experience, of learning. Why would a spiritual being, embraced by the Great Maker need to 'learn' - to 'learn' what? The difference in 'learning' is the difference in degree of just how far away we have walked from the Great Maker. The further away, the greater the experience. Since experience is the teacher of Men what lies beyond the sandbox? Have there been others who have already travelled this course and are now in a different place or position from where they were similarily to ourselves?
Taking that first step beyond the playground is a momentous occasion in anyone's book, to anyone's standard. When a spiritual being wakes up there is not a power in existence which can touch it because this is what is meant to be. The Great Maker is aware of every leaf that falls, every being that sleeps, every thought that is broadcast, every movement that is made. All is known. Where there are no secrets, there you will find Him. Where there are lies, deception and brutality, there you will find Him - not in Man's actions of free will but in presence, just waiting to be grasped as the life-line to perfection.
For some, growing up is hard to do, but that their route to happiness, their choice of taking the road through trial and tribulation in order to reach the goal of maturity, of full responsibility. For others, growing up comes quite easy and naturally. In degrees one has the full range of choice in the expression of free will. From zero to totality, the Great Maker is far or near but the truth of the matter is that whatever choice one may think they have it all happens in the embrace of Love.
Through rose-colored glasses the Universe appears in a endless variety of sizes and shapes, of form and content. But that does not make it so.
What do you think?
Through the use and abuse of our thinking mechanism many can come up with an endless variety of seemingly logical and well thought out ideas and concepts. Is the Great Maker logical? Is the Great Maker also hampered by this thing we call the mind? Strange as it seems and despite the effort involved using thought to solve the problems of thought will just spin the wheels faster. Perhaps the solution is to disengage the computer, to turn off the tv. Can one find the Great Maker through the propagation of corporate entertainment or even through the antics of dancing puppets who sing and dance to a hidden tune before the public's eye? Can one find and touch the joy of eternal peace and harmony through exterior human devices and means?
Looking around the playground we sometimes covet another's sandbox. In this demonstration of selfish desire how further must we stride down the deep dark path of forget-fullness. To not know who you are opens the door for you to be molded into that which others require you to be. Let's face it, there are more than enough sheep running around already, why contribute! There are more than enough so-called 'shepherds' leading the sheep off cliffs of despair already, why contribute or even join in?
To know is to know what the right thing to do is. To not know is to be dazed and confused, ready for the seeds of destruction to be sown. To know is the demonstration of just how close one is to the Great Maker. To not know shows just how far the rabbit hole goes.
Playing in the sands of time, children tend to loose track of all sense.
But it looks like some are about ready to leave all that behind. Perhaps this could better be described as not being relegated to the book of memories but just being dropped all together. When one becomes unattached to things there freedom is established, there the Great Maker resides. One cannot be in the presence of the Almighty while at the same time holding onto to near and dear possessions - whatever shape or form those possessions take. Naked we are born, unencumbered we must become.
It's not a matter of making nothing matter, its more a matter of coming to terms with who or what one really is. We are not the clothes on our backs nor the movie star we see on the screen. We are what we are beyond all mere appearances, beyond all personality traits or characteristics, beyond even the thoughts we have of what we really are. We are what we are, neither the children of Men nor the wave of the future.
To stand as an island surrounded by nothing but the Great Maker who lives both within and without, to be unmoved by Man and yet fully active in totality called Him is to never have to find the meaning of life because there is nothing but.
There is nothing but the Great Maker of all and as His domain we can but aspire to acknowledge such. Not for the purpose of selfish gain and pleasure but to fully understand a reality of not our own making, of that which lies beyond the power of thought which we use but to conquerer.
But one cannot do all that whilst busy using the remote to see what's on tv, to see what's new in this universe called 'me'.