|Posted by Tammy Ranay on July 4, 2012 at 2:45 AM|
You do not need an invitation to shift your allegiance from the activities of your mind to the eternal presence of your being. The truth of who you are is yours already. The truth of who you are can not be thought because it is the source of all thoughts. The truth of who you are can not be named or defined. Words like soul, light, God, truth, self, consciousness, universal intelligence or divinity, while these words lead to thoughts that are capable of evoking the bliss of the truth, they are grossly inadequate as a description of the immensity of who you truly are.
However you identify yourself... as a mother, father, child, sister, brother an older person, a younger person, a healthy person, a person struggling, a person suffering or an enlightened person... always behind all of that is the truth of yourself, it is not far into you, it is so close that you can not believe that it is you. The truth of who you are is untouched by any concept of who you are regardless of enlightened, ignorant or feeling of worthlessness or grand, the truth of who you are is free of it all, you are already free and all that blocks your realization of that freedom is your own attachment to some thought of who you are, this thought doesn't keep you from being the truth of who you are, you already are that, it separates you from the realization of who you are. I invite you to let your attention guide you to who you are 'really'.
Are you some image that appears in your mind, are you some sensation that appears in your body, are you some emotion that passes through your mind & body, are you something that someone else has said you are, or are you the rebellion of something that someone has said that you are??? These are some of the many avenues of mis-identification, all of these definitions come and go, the truth of who you are does not come and go, it is present before birth, through out a lifetime and after death. To discover the truth of who you are is not only possible, it is your birth right, any thoughts that this discovery of existence is not for you or that now is not the time, that you are not worthy, your not ready or that you know who you already are, then I say please take that thought and see what validity it really has and take time for the most important question you can ever ask yourself, (who am I)?
Unless this question is truly answered for what the question is the source of and not just conventionally answered, you will still be hungry to know because no matter how you have been defined by others, well meaning or not and no matter how you have defined yourself, no definition can bring lasting certitude.
The moment of recognizing that no answer has ever satisfied this question is crucial and often referred to as the moment of spiritual rightness, the moment of spiritual maturity, at this point you can consciously investigate who you really are, in it's power and it's simplicity, the question, (who am I), throws the mind back to the root of personal identification, the basic assumption that I am somebody, rather then automatically taking that assumption as truth, you can investigate deeper, it is not difficult to see that this initial thought I am somebody leads to all kinds of strategies to be a better somebody, to be a more protected somebody, a somebody with more pleasure, more comfort or more attainment but when this very basic thought is questioned the mind encounters the ( I ) that which is soon to be separate from what it has been seeking, this most basic question (who am I) is the one that is most overlooked.
We spend most of our days telling ourselves or others that we are someone important, or someone unimportant, someone big, someone small, someone young, someone old, a teacher, a cashier, a doctor, a friend, never truly questioning the most basic assumption, (who are you really) and how do you know that is who you are... is that true... really?
When you turn your attention to the question who am I, perhaps you will see an entity that has your face and your body (but who is aware of that entity)::: (are you the object) or (the awareness of that object)?
The object comes and goes, the identification as a child, mother, father, friend, the lover the abandoned one, the victorious one or the defeated one, these identifications all come and go, the awareness of these identifications is the only thing that is always there, never coming or going, always present.
The mis-identification of yourself as some object in awareness leads to extreme pleasure or extreme pain and endless cylces. When you are willing to stop the mis-identification and discover directly and completely that (you are the awareness itself) and not these impermanent definitions, the search for yourself is found, when the question (who) is followed innocently & purely, all the way back to it's source, there is a huge astounding realization that there is no entity there at all, there is only the indefinable, boundless recognition of yourself as inseparable from anything else, you are free, you are one, you are whole, you are endless, there is no boundary to you.
Any idea about yourself appears in you and will disappear back into you. You are awareness and awareness is the consciousness connection. Let all self definitions go, now in this moment just let them go and see what remains and feel the relief of laying down the burden of defining yourself, experience the joy that is there and rest in the peace of your true nature, all before any thought of I arises, you are your true self, the awareness, the collective consciousness connection, that is the universal truth that is available to you and is you. Be in joy.
Lots of love to you, ♥ Tammy Ranay
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