We are born into this world with no religion, no nationality – we are just who we are. Without exception, the eyes of every newborn child reflect the innocence that we all know in the depth of our being. This innocence, this purity, is who we are, in other words, we arrive in the purity of our divinity – our inner essence. But what happens to our inner essence after as we grow up? How does it become distorted?
The influences of all we absorb become an overlay that masks the purity we naturally are and know and, over time, our perceived reality becomes our truth like a crust encasing our original essence and disconnecting us from our true selves.
When we live with the perceptions of our believed reality we are constantly looking outside of ourselves and to others to confirm what we ‘think’ is us. However, the amazingness and natural beauty of our essence never leaves us but it can become lost and buried under the weight of all we have taken on.
Our inner essence, the purity that resides within each and every human being, remains within us regardless of what happens to us in life and what we choose to do or believe.
Our inner essence is timeless. It transcends this plane of physical life and when we connect to it, we become aware that we are so much more than merely flesh and blood. It is through the re-connection to our essence that we know that our origin is Divinity itself.
But in our current times, the immutable truth of our essence and our Divine origin is not known – or perhaps we could say more accurately, it is not remembered by all. So the question is – Why?
Why is it that we take on a myriad of beliefs and ideals that steer us away from our own deep knowing so that we forget our true origins?
Why do we conveniently choose a path of a reduced existence, one where the physicality of life is our sole focus and heritage?
With these beliefs incarcerating our perception of life, everything we do is to maintain these mental pictures and constructs of what life is and has become but could it be that they are pictures that we ourselves have painted and embellished?
If we take the time to feel deeply within, we may find a persistent unease within us, something that is unsettled, a small voice that says ‘There has to be something more to life than this,’ because deep down we do know that this false reality, this picture, is just that – a lie, very far away from the truth we know and feel, and yet continue to live.
We cling on to a reduced and distorted version of the purpose of life and focus merely on the physical, rather than realising that we have other choices. These distorted views we have of life also extend to our ideas and beliefs about death.
We may fear that death is the end of life and that we fall into an abyss of nothingness, losing our identity, and everyone and everything we have ever known. And yet, is it death itself that we seek to avoid or rather the unwavering honesty and truth that death offers us?
Could it be that there is no end-point in death, apart from the fact that it arrests the false version of life that we ourselves have created? Death is the inevitable leveler that none can avoid.
When we come to know that death is the completion of a cycle of life and that there is a beginning to the next cycle of life, there is nothing to fear.
Death may not be the end we have previously presumed it to be. Could it be that our essence lives on in every cycle as we return to our Divine origin?
D&D Writing Team, Australia & UK
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