Why Explore Nature in a Bigger Way?

We can go outside to recreate but miss the connection altogether. The purpose of the human life is to merge with the One-ness, that is the invisible root of interconnectedness. When nature is approached with humility and openness, its pure state is received. True Nature does not throw up any resistance, any imperfections, any illusions. It is an expression of the raw state of the universe, which is always true.

There are so many benefits to abiding in nature in this simple way. Here is a simple list that I have come up with. What resonates with you?

  • Energetic aliveness.
  • Mental clarity.
  • Enhanced intuitive abilities.
  • Humility and a true sense of vulnerability.
  • Reverence and gratitude, and a sense of oneness with ‘other’ life forms.
  • Improved social responsiveness and compassion for others’ suffering and joyful experiences.
  • Deeper sense of purpose in the simplicity of life.
  • Greater access to spontaneous, natural healing.
  • Unity with the gifts of others, teachings from humility.
  • Natural re-alignment with your original instructions.
  • Inspiration of life force and Motivation to carry out unique passions and creativity.
  • Movement to care and empathy for all beings and the earth.
  • Increased physical strength, flexibility and circulation of blood and oxygen through the entire body and brain.

So what’s stopping you from exploring nature in a bigger way? I recommend making a list of all the reasons stopping you from expanding your edges in nature, and then throw it into the fire. Your true nature is to expand into the fullness of awareness, so just trust in this. Whatever you are noticing, is in fact your edge. So notice it fully and you will dissolve those boundaries to find yourself free to be yourself in Nature, as Nature. There you may find yourself dancing outside in a very Big way.

How Change Happens

I want to take this moment to reflect on what it means to live out a true potential, or calling. So to speak from this experience (I am having), there has been for many years a yearning for developing a good offering, utilizing my unique gifts. There is a readiness factor that has taken time to develop. You could say I’ve been carrying anxiety along the way, and chomping at the bit.

But there has grown this understanding that change happens in context. So I had to ask myself, what needed to happen in order for my true offering to come into existence? There has been a long road of practical application in my life, but that is due to the fact that what is longed for here, is not the usual cookie cutter approach. There is a true uniqueness to the consciousness that is wanting to be expressed here, through the larger presence that isn’t even personal.

The building of infrastructure must take place in order to support what is intending to manifest. A house cannot stand without a foundation. So the key operative here is patience, forbearance, and perseverance. Get up every day and face what life presents.

Wilderness Rites of Passage

I would like to invite you to support the complete recognition of your Being. Each one of us carries a unique view into this tapestry of wholeness. Our aim will be to nurture the freedom found in the realization of this simple truth.

This work is a calling that was answered long, long ago. The truth about our connection with nature was discovered in the natural world, and subsequently there has been a leading of groups and individuals into that inner wilderness ever since.

So I welcome you to consider the possibility of deepening your relationship with your Self in nature. To allow life to reveal it’s natural beauty sometimes requires a gentle nudge into the unknown. It is the kind of discovery that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Which way do I always go?

“Which way do I always go, without realizing it is a chosen path within an unlimited perspective”

It is that reactive directive that moves us towards thought, towards speech, towards action, ultimately towards separation from a present state of awareness to life as it is in the moment.

A fundamental question such as this beckons for an anecdotal perspective. How does one come to know life as seen from an unlimited perspective?

The need for analysis is not useful here. It is in the falling back, in the staying as the unlimited perspective, as the knowing rather than the known, where the true perspective can be realized.

It is the unknown, exactly what is not seen when looking from a limited perspective. But nothing is ever missing because the unlimited reality has always been here, is always true and all encompassing of what is. It is what I am. It is what You are.

The known is observable within the framework of the unknowable, which is truth, which is existence, which is wholeness, which is unchanging, which is here, now, everywhere, as your eternal presence, that which notices the dynamic flow of life unfolding… as the great mystery.

So is there anything to do about this ever changing reality?…. , Perhaps not as a doer, but as the changeless participant of the changing. From the perspective of the whole, is change itself an embodiment of the happenings of the unmanifest becoming the manifest.

How change arises, and the perceived need for its arousal comes to the fore as a creative force opening into life. A flower, a tree, a newborn opening its eyes for the first time. Change comes, not as a grasping for differences, but as the fulfillment of desire.

The fulfillment is in the felt sense of deepening into the unknown, but in fact is more accurately termed as a falling away, a shedding of the layers that illusify a longing for the known, that of separation, which is the limited perspective acting as if it is the limitless knower. From the true perspective of fullness, limitation is an observable experience, occurring inside the limitless.

BS/dj

Don’t be the fool, find out what you are not.

Don’t be misled by the mind, even for one thought. There is nothing to believe in, nothing to go towards. Make no mistake, every thing is part of a grand illusion. There is only self. Pure radiant divine light shining through you, your essential nature seeing from within, throughout every universal point in conscious awareness. Turn towards this awareness, not towards the attention of the small me, the idea of yourself. Awareness is the purity of yourself, aware of all things, aware of all gravitation of your attention towards an external projection. What you see as separate from your Self is merely a mis-belief caused by an identification of the mind with a separate reality. There is no separate reality, except what is believed into being as a false existence. This is all passing phenomenon, no matter how hard you believe it to be real. Watch and find out. Truly look from awareness itself, you will not find anything there except changing illusory thoughts and sensations. Even the perception of these words can be clouded by mind projections. Look through this, allow those passing experiences to be seen, fully felt as they are. This is how you will come to know your Self as that which is aware. That which is before every thing. Your essential nature.

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to see through the layers of collective habits and conditioning. Our awareness is experiencing an abrupt shift through this period of “crisis”. Whatever felt normal before is now being challenged. That is, wherever consciousness was unconsciously hooked into the collective mind before, there is now this divine offering to notice how that experience within perception is also shifting. Wherever there is a sense of panic, anxiety, fear, aggression, frustration, confusion, etc. it offers a stark contrast to what was often perceived as the norm and how those emotions were in-check and being regulated. Normal sensations of the mass collective is no longer there. This is the secret window into waking up parts of the Self from deep sleep. Where consciousness was unconsciously identifying with the apparent world “out there”. For anyone breaking free from conditioning, or seeking liberation, this is the opportunity. Whatever is sensed, noticed, felt, seen, is not what you are. Reality is not “out there” somewhere. Reality has never changed. It is the changeless essence that notices the changing. The formless self awareness that perceives the form. With this great shift, comes the opportunity to see where we identify with reality as objective, when in fact it is object-less. It is so simple.

There is no hope, no cure, no saviour to any situation. The truth be known, will set you free. The truth is here now, within you. Use this mass shift in consciousness to offer its reflection on your essential nature. Whatever comes up in you is asking for the attention of your awareness. Not the attention of your thoughts to try to make sense of it through justification or fear or another unique story. That will lead to more separation, more suffering. It is a time of unity, bringing everything home into the totality of existence. It is your true nature that is the wholeness of life itself. Feel it now, it is the You that is aware of whatever is arising. Awareness has no limits, no boundaries, no location. Your essential nature is everywhere.

Darkness and light dance the cosmic dance. Let them mingle in your conscious attention and bring everything back to the breath. Breathe in the light and breathe out the dark. Breathe in the dark and breathe out the light. It doesn’t matter. The simple truth will never change and will always be here, now. It is what you already are, whether your contracted lens is ready to surrender or not. Sometimes the truth of reality seems too bright to behold, so we put on dark glasses to shade our sight. The trouble comes when we forget to take off the glasses when darkness comes. Then we cannot see at all. We cannot discern truth from falsehood. We need to take off the glasses of conditioned response and look with uninhibited innocence at the is-ness of what is being offered by life. The opportunity is in receiving everything with grace, without resistance, without reaction or story, or judgement. Just soft, innocent, openness. Then, this opportunity will reveal the ignorance of where the mind was hooked into the collective field of the mass consciousness, and all that can melt into your Beingness. You are the life force and the container of all life, all love, all at the same time.

It is a time for freedom and liberation, to reveal unbridled Self-expression throughout every form. This could never be achieved with so much isolation, so much separation, so much conformation, confusion, suffering, etc. This is the paradox. In the apparent isolation, there is the opportunity for unity and liberation. Separateness is an illusion. There is no other, only the appearance of others. Go within, even for a moment, and see the paradox of life. Whatever is going on “out there”, is actually within you because you are the boundless, limitless, timeless essential nature of all life that comes before all things.

Be blessed by the grace of your divine nature. Trust in all love that is the origin of all comings and goings, arisings and passings, all phenomenal experiences, in the seeming everywhere. The great awakening is coming from within you, rising up to come and get you and claim you for its own Oneness.

DJR

Grace

Nothing to try here,

Or to strain, or stress, or tense.

Fret, frown or repent.

Just the empty, silky sensation of divine grace flowing effortlessly without restriction coming from any sense of individuality, separateness or personhood. All activities of the mind seen as a play, held in the attention only for the moment they arise and then pass away in their own perfection. As all holding is seen in the boundless, containerless, unlocatable, timeless and spacious awareness of your one primordial Being.

What comes before DNA?

Looking to the beyond for answers only reveals more questions.

You don’t know what you don’t know. Flip that upside down and ask how knowing about something differs from deeply knowing something? What is knowing? To know is to be one with. According to an old friend, Clare Blanchflower, The mind gets in the way by conceptualizing and projecting its concepts outwards onto the play of the world.

Deep nature connection core routines get us out of our heads and into our senses. Jon Young, a disciple of Tom Brown Jr. states, the problem with modern day society is that we become entrenched in a two dimensional reality of symbolism and meaning, rather than a multi-sensory experience. Society is not the same as culture. It offers a world of oversimplification, breaking everything down into understandable fragments that can be ordered by the mind. What is missing in society without culture is the value of mystery. We become too easily subjected to a modern day pestilence of control and power over our surroundings rather than harmony with it.

When we drop the importance of mind understanding and we redirect our attention to the greater mystery by valuing its continued unfolding, then we begin to discover a greater intelligence that consumes us whole into the greater awareness.

There is nothing the mind can do to speed up this process, or even to make this ultimate discovery. It comes with a readiness to loosen the grip of the mind’s understanding which allows cracks to form in the mind made structure that is projected outward as an overlay onto what is real and true. Once these cracks begin to form, the true light of seeing begins to seep into the body of perception, purifying the perceiving mechanism by burning what only existed as a fabrication of the mind and leaving it uninhibited.

When we truly come to re-cognize what is real, what is true, the unique code of expression begins to pour out from the very essential nature of existence itself. It is god’s creation expressing in and through each and every one of us. The DNA is the link between heaven and earth, god and its creation, longing to be expressed fully in harmony with existence everywhere.

Let nature be your guide. Loosen the grip of the mind. Feel what it feels like to be with existence itself. Step away from the common patterning behaviours of your life often. Get familiar with the core routines for connecting with nature. Quiet your mind, listen with an open heart. Ask the hard questions that lead to greater humility. Reveal your arrogance and allow god to straighten it out for you. Be true to what is real and don’t accept mind made answers that leave you with a false sense of knowing. It is only ignorance wearing the costume of truth. Find out for yourself what is unchanging. That is the source of your being, your intelligence, your freedom.

Becoming Nature Smart

Ever notice how good you feel when you stop what you are doing and go sit outside? For a moment… it dawns on you that nature is awesome. Then some thought comes into mind, maybe that nature is awesome, or something else, and then that feeling quickly fades as you head off in some direction to do something.

What was that palpable experience when all thoughts were absent and there was a noticeable “ahhh” of relaxation into the vastness? A felt sense of peace washed over you. A unifying moment of connection with the world of nature all around you. Bliss.

What if instead, those thoughts were seen as clouds passing? Just coming and going without getting stuck. One by one each ‘thought-cloud’ would be noticed and then not-noticed, noticed and then not-noticed. Eventually all the clouds would pass with only the clear sky remaining, revealing the sun and the moon and the stars and everything in between.

How did the moment of realization disappear as quickly as it came into focus? Where did it go? Did it cease to exist?

These questions and more are answered by nature, not in words but in-between the words and everything else. If we imagine a substance that is in everything and yet is no thing, we may begin to see what is true. Only that which can cannot be seen, cannot be described by words or science or art, cannot be touched, smelled, held or felt. It is like a felt sense, but comes before even the senses and the thoughts. It connects everything, invisibly, profoundly primordially.

This is the truth we will discover in Nature.

To be nature smart is to keep turning towards that which is invisible, that which defines the existence of everything. Being truly fresh and innocent and present with each moment is to know beyond knowing.