Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Free-Floating Desire

Ineffable is the union of man and God in every act of the soul. The simplest person, who in his integrity worships God, becomes God; yet for ever and ever the influx of this better and universal self is new and unsearchable. It inspires awe and astonishment. How dear, how soothing to man, arises the idea of God, peopling the lonely place, effacing the scars of our mistakes and disappointments! When we have broken our god of tradition and ceased from our god of rhetoric, then may god fire the heart with his presence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1841 essay, The Over-soul addresses the mystery of God in a way that most of us can’t accept because we are tied to the beliefs that restrict our awareness. The God we worship is the God of controlling fables and misinformation. In dreams, we sense the actual creative action, but since God is not an object and doesn't just display one form, we don’t know how to process the behavior of this source of all energy. There are multitudinous levels of consciousness that move freely in the value climate of our psychological reality especially in dreams.

In dreams, we move from region to region in a vast oasis of energy. The oasis is filled with diverse as well as esoteric energy. Dreams move us through one oasis after another in the action of our consciousness. As part of that action, we cross the boundaries of limits and push the throttle of our mind to the sub-floor of all existences, and intermingle with the source of our soul. Our soul expands from what we contribute to it in the vastness of the dream reality. That expansion gives the soul a free-floating desire to continue to expand in the presence of all its counterparts of which we are one.

The expansion is the voice of what we could call God expanding along with the soul. There are no physical emotions, influences or associations attached to that expansion. The only ingredient is the influx of energy freshly brewed from our fire of value fulfillment and desire. That fire is the fueled by the presence of being, and the absence of religious rhetoric and traditional brain-washing.

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