Everything is not what it seems. It is more
than it seems. What we see, smell, feel, touch, taste, and hear
is but the tip of the iceberg. It is all representative of a
much deeper reality; symbolic
of a greater awareness. Being so, it contains within it unfathomed
wisdom and Consciousness.
To unlock the secrets of the symbolic nature of life, we must
honor the sacredness
of all of it. Physical form points the way to deeper meaning.
To fully comprehend this meaning, it is necessary to honor this
form. The form mirrors our Consciousness. What we project onto
it is reflected back to us. Many of us get so caught up in the
allure and glamour of the form, that we miss its main purpose.
Form reminds us of who and what we are
Now we can use this reality
of form to find ourselves (our true identity) or we can lose
ourselves in it. Thus, a paradox presents itself. The paradox
is that we must fully move into form
to ascertain its deeper meaning, which in turn frees us from
limiting ourselves to form alone. We are Consciousness experiencing
the limitations of form. In other words, we experience freedom
from the limitations of reality by fully entering in to it. That
is why the renunciation of life rarely works when seeking God.
To fully embrace the sacred nature of our lives is to become
One with the Consciousness that creates and maintains it. This
physical reality is like a finger pointing at the moon. We become
so enthralled with the finger that we miss the moon. The moon
is God. By honoring the sacred nature of life, we experience
transcendence while simultaneously experiencing the fullness
of physicality. The best of both worlds. Everything
is sacred because it points us to the Truth
of our Oneness as/with God.