Wednesday, April 11, 2012

At The Fulcrum

We see things, not as they are, but as we are. Projection makes perception. When we bring a lamp into a darkened room, where does the darkness go? Just as the center of a hurricane is calm, so our true nature - our reality as spirit, is calm and blissful regardless of appearances. We’ve all experienced these truths and the more we choose them, instead of the ego turbulence swirling in and around us, the more we will experience them.

The seeming duality of the appearances swirling in and around us - of light and dark, good and evil, Democrat and Republican, operates like a pendulum, swinging from one extreme to the other. But like our true nature as spirit, the fulcrum at the top that holds the pendulum’s pivot point is not affected by the swings. As Newton’s Second Law of Thermodynamics says, for every action there is an equal an opposite reaction. The more we focus on the extremes and try to correct the swings, the greater the highs and lows. However at the fulcrum, from the transcendent position above, the pendulum’s swings between opposites are perceived as part of the whole.

When we are able to perceive ourselves at the fulcrum, as spiritual beings having an earthly experience, the highs and lows do not feel as extreme. We understand that we see things, not as they are, but as we are, that projection makes perception. At the fulcrum, as spiritual beings having an earthly experience, we are at cause, at the source of all movement, both highs and lows. From there we can perceive how our projections, our own thoughts and feelings, are the source of the opposites and the swings between them, creating our experience of the world. From there we can get off the merry-go-round of Newton’s Second Law, reacting, then getting an equal and opposite reaction, then reacting again, round and round in an endless, useless spiral.

At the fulcrum, as spiritual beings, we stop the projections, have no need of them. Instead of falling into the pit of fear and despair, we rise above the situation; no more projections, no more equal and opposite reactions. At the fulcrum, we are centered in peace, and even joy, and receive the guidance of our innate spiritual wisdom, knowing how to feel and what to do in order to make our own contributions to a world that works for everyone and every thing.

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