“At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit.
And that center is everywhere.
It is within each of us.”
– Black Elk
Where we are trending in society is evident. We are preoccupied with self-centered beliefs, desires, interpretations, perceptions and realities, as we are in their defense. Most of us enable our daily deprivation by acquiescing our personal power to a legion of social stimuli. Our instincts, thoughts and behaviors are indicative of our constant, collective conditioning. Society is an omnipresent undercurrent, diminishing and distorting our common sense, equilibrium, rationale and humanity. The disparity between our soul and heart in relation to our mind and body is beyond measure. This rift exists between the threshold of our reality and universality, condemning us to a life sentence of obsolescence and oblivion.
Shades of Grey:
We are captive to the matrix of our mind. Though we do not acknowledge or observe it, we deny and defend ourselves from this truth. Our neurological pathways are a maze of information, knowledge and thought, imposing logic on our being as a virus spreads infection. The smoke and mirrors of mentality obscure our perception and understanding. Instinct and intellect are vulnerable to deception and distortion in a social reality designed for the mind. However, the more we invest our personal power in thoughts and actions, the less likely we enlighten our emotional and intuitive awareness and expression to relate with our soul and the universe.
True north is charted a few degrees from its given direction. This variance is symbolic of the personal destiny we may choose on our unique path. It is our way of becoming who we are meant to be. Unfortunately, most concede this opportunity, dismissing it as fantasy, pastime or even egotistical. The choice to experience and express our truth is ever present and universal. It can be said faith is frivolous. Like the mind, it has its place at certain moments. Yet, not as a habitual practice of dependence to sacrifice our personal power upon the altar of theology. Our experience is more profound than our interpretation or perception. Extraordinary events will never be understood with ordinary vision.
University of Reality:
All of us enroll and engage in the authoritarian institutions of society. They are inevitable. Social reality encompasses, influences and permeates us in more ways than we can imagine. As universal beings existing in a three-dimensional paradigm, adopting a two-dimensional experience, we submit ourselves to societal slavery. We are offered many forms of social oppression to which we eagerly adopt and apply. All under the guise of personal “freedom” and “individuality,” imposing artificial belonging within a devious, hierarchical system to coerce all life. Once we allow ourselves to be indoctrinated and integrated into enslavement, we feign our freedom in vain, giving the false impression we are awakened.
“Conscious breath is our choice to be in the center of our experience.”
East of Eden:
Where we direct our attention is where we focus our energy. Being conscious to this universal truth is essential in observing and shifting our experience. We are conditioned to be spectators in life. Our dependence on external opinion is the primary form of conceding our personal power. Deep down, many of us deny, diminish and resist our exceptionality. We do not acknowledge, apply or understand it. If our personal power is akin to a flashlight at night, many of us would rather stumble around in the darkness to avoid being accountable for who we are as universal beings. When we deviate from our original vision, even by an inch, we end up arriving at our destination lightyears from our destiny.
Eye in the Storm:
Society will always be a cacophony of amusement, chaos, distraction, ego, manipulation, politics and violence. These are the prominent traits of humanity. Social storms rage around and within us. We allow our inner experience to be defined and impacted by external circumstances. Who we are is often established by the people and circumstances influencing us through our energetic reactions to them. Chaos within begets chaos without. It is our calling as multidimensional beings to transform our personal anarchy, enabled by our carnal instincts, thoughts and feelings. We behold and occupy the center of our experience when we transcend the psychosis of self.
The Source of the Soul:
There is a center in each of us, yet it is not exclusive to the body, mind or heart. We are multidimensional beings of energy, expanding and evolving in a sacred dance with the universe. When we establish equilibrium between our body, mind, heart and intuition, we synergize with our soul. We become one with all, empowered by our vision, focus, intention, purpose, expression and the manifestations we embody. Our balance is ever fluctuating, compromised by the constant, violent contest of social reality. We are authors of our universal potentiality, able to observe, adapt, shift and transform any energy, environment and experience. Being this empowers our soul with the source.
There are infinite centers in the universe, yet only one for which we are destined. Being in the center of our experience is our true calling. Yet, our connection and relation with it is always leaving us. No matter how intent we are in sustaining our equilibrium to empower our universal relativity, we will always be losing it until we depart this earth. Realizing the fulfillment of our experience amidst the chaos of social reality is our essential purpose. When we are focused, grounded, centered, balanced and aligned with the universe, we become its expression. Being in the center of our experience empowers us to transform social greed into universal need.
“Our center is the compass of our soul.”