"Take no thought, saying what shall we eat? Or what
shall we drink? Or wherewhithal shall we be clothed?.But seek ye
first the kingdom of God, and everything shall be added unto you."
I think it is important to point out that Christ did not say "once
you will find the kingdom you will get everything." Rather, he made
the point that all you have to do is "seek ye first the kingdom
of God," to have God be your first priority, and you will get everything.
Understanding the meaning of this statement is the key to dreaming
up abundance in our life, which is our natural birthright.
If the Israelites, after getting the manna from heaven, kept it
for the next day, it went rotten. "Seeking first the kingdom of
God," radically implies fully being embodied in and trusting in
the present moment. The present moment is seen to be the very expression,
or manifestation of the Divine itself. All of the mystics, both
east and west, are in agreement when they say that the doorway to
the kingdom of God is the present moment.
To the extent that we are mistakenly identified with a skin-encapsulated,
separative ego, we are living in a world of you vs. me, whose basis
is fear. In this state we are actively resisting and contracting
against the present moment, which is to be turning away from our
true nature, or what I would like to call the Goddessence. The moment
by moment expression of this state is efforting, straining and striving,
as we continually strategize and try to manipulate the universe
so as to fill our imagined sense of lack. We don't realize that
the universe we live in does not exist objectively "out there,"
separate from us, but is dreamlike in the sense that it reflects
back to us our own inner state of scarcity. Our very activity of
trying to fill our imagined sense of lack actually perpetuates the
very lack it seeks to avoid.
Paradoxically, "seeking first the kingdom," involves a radical
recognition that we have already found the kingdom in the fullness
of the present moment. This radical recognition is the same process
as when we wake up and become lucid in a dream, realizing that the
dreamscape is not separate from us, but is actually a display of
our own energy. .
When we wake up in a dream, we snap out of the hypnotic enchantment
of imagining ourselves to be a limited, and fixed identity. We have
a radical shift and expansion of identity, discovering our identity
with the Goddessence itself, which is none other than the dreamer
of the dream. This is the point where we actually "get in phase
with ourself," tapping into the zero point energy of creation. This
is the eternal moment where we realize, like quantum physics has
discovered, that not only does the universe not exist objectively
"out there," but that the very act of observing the universe actually
helps to evoke, or create it. To quote physicist John Wheeler, "Useful
as it is under everyday circumstances to say that the world exists
"out there," independent of us, that view can no longer be upheld.
There is a strange sense in which this is a "participatory universe."
This realization involves a great responsibility, as our new found
identity is totally incongruent with being a victim on any level.
We begin to realize that "reality" is a plastic and malleable medium.
We begin to own our true God-given role as master, multi-dimensional
creative artists whose canvas is life itself.
This is the place where we start to co-operate and co-create with
the universe, which is now recognized to be none other than our
own true nature, the Goddessence itself. This is the eternal moment
where "not my will be done, but Thy will be done," as everything
is recognized to be a blessing. We have
gotten out of our own way and become conduits for the incarnating
holy spirit, which is our true inner voice and genius. We live in
a state of continual appreciation and gratitude, which only deepens
the universe's outpouring of it's abundance, as we realize that
we are not beggars, but children and inheritors of the infinite
abundance of the incarnating Goddessence. We realize that once we
honor the inner voice of the Goddessence, the seemingly outer universe
magically shape-shifts and responds to this calling, as the Goddessence
is not two, or as Tibetan Buddhists say, everything is "one taste."
We realize that who we are, the Goddessence itself, is an infinitely
multi-channelled energy that knows no difference between inner and
outer and can express itself synchronistically, transcending all
boundries whatsoever. Everything is recognized to be the Divine,
and we have woken up in the dream and entered the kingdom of God,
which has always, already been the case.
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