The Fellowship of Awakening June 29, 2016
Teachers of God,
I trust my brothers, who are one with me.
Trusting your brothers is essential to establishing and holding up your faith in your ability to transcend doubt and lack of sure conviction in yourself. When you attack a brother, you proclaim that he is limited by what you have perceived in him. You do not look beyond his errors. Rather, they are magnified, becoming blocks to your awareness of the Self that lies beyond your own mistakes, and past his seeming sins as well as yours.
We've moved into Chapter 16 where we battle with illusions. There are minor skirmishes here and we further bond with our band of Mighty Companions. We have begun to climb the mountain and our trials have begun. How we see the world and how we react to it and our brothers is crucial here. We need to be skilled now at seeing what is true and what is not true. Or at least acting upon what we know is true even if we don't have the experience yet. We are strengthening our relationship with our teacher, growing strong for the big confrontation ahead.
First Image: Broken Mirror: Stock Image
Second Image: Whispering: Unknown Graphic Artist
Explanation of Images: We grow up learning who our parents and caregivers think we are. Then we learn how compartmentalize ourselves to fit in and survive among our peers. Then we learn to further categorize and and separate and differentiate one thing/experience from another. In this way we lose what’s in common to us all. We lose what’s in common to all living beings. What we recognize in others and the world is our (w)holiness and sense of purpose and divine inspiration. We learn to remember, to recognize, that holiness again by listening to the voice within us; we listen to the Holy Spirit: Wahe Guru. This whispering of the truth becomes our guide and what seems risky is now exciting and sure. We have broken the world into pieces and fragments, as we’ve been taught, but today we listen to the Voice that likes Us and see (w)holiness, cooperation and joy all around. We are inspired for the journey ahead.