The Roots of Our Being

GurujiMa  | 

We are not made just to survive. We are made to reach for the stars within ourselves, to have dreams, to seek truth, to express beauty, to feel the intensity of joy and love that come from our living human expression. We are not made just to survive.

As a tree is planted in the fertile soil of the earth, growing roots that are perfectly in balance with that part of itself that is above ground, so must we be planted in the vibrant energy of our deeper nature or Divine being, so that all that is within form and above ground may be fully supported.

We do not think of ourselves as needing nourishment from another part of ourselves, only because we have learned so well to survive above ground with little in the way of perceived nourishment and support. As a result, we live a life of worry, of dis-ease, of fear, and of a constant sense of concern about the future. This is the life that we take for granted to be the ‘human’ life, and yet it is only because we have adapted to conditions of minimal support that we take this for granted.

A tree without a root system shall ultimately fail to be a tree. It cannot support itself with an essential part of itself missing or severely out of balance. A human being without the full flow of Divine energy that is part of each individual in their deepest core may survive, but will lack some of the most essential means of expression of their true purpose for having taken birth or for pursuing the goals that their deepest heart would otherwise pursue.

We must, as a society, grow roots into our deeper self, into our soul-self. We must consider it to be as essential as breathing is to the body. For just as physical breathing supports all the organ systems of the body so that it can continue to thrive and to repair itself when the need arises, so, too, does spiritual breathing through the root system of the soul provide essential spiritual nourishment that allows life to represent the wishes of the true self, the self that is our deepest heart and our actual human potential.

Just as physical breathing supports all the organ systems of the body so that it can continue to thrive, so, too, does spiritual breathing through the root system of the soul provide essential spiritual nourishment for our true self.

We are not made just to survive. We are made to reach for the stars within ourselves, to have dreams, to seek truth, to express beauty, to feel the intensity of joy and love that come from our living human expression. We are not made just to survive.

Growing roots that are sturdy and that provide for the life of our upper branches and leaves is a matter of intention and of discipline. It is the single pursuit that is worthy of human beings at this time in our collective history. For it is now possible to embrace our soul-nature and to imagine what it would be like to live as a soul upon the earth. However, we must want it. We must want it as much as a thirsty plant or tree wants water, or as much as one who has been closed off for a long time in a dark and shadowy room desires light.

Our intention to pursue the roots of our own being is ultimately the pathway to accomplishment, along with letting go of the false idea that we can do everything ourselves within the physical plane of our existence. We have in many respects mastered the physical plane of our existence, and many of us live in great luxury as compared to standards of the past. However, we do not yet understand that the true wealth of life does not lie in physical mastery nor in material wealth, but in the spiritual wealth that lies within us that is seeking expression.

Yearning for the roots of our own being shall inevitably bring the way of discovering these to us. Letting go of the illusion that we can be in control of life rather than serving life is the means by which we shall reach our goal. Each soul that is present upon the earth is here to make this transition and to help others in making it: to shift from the outer self-awareness to the inner; to seek surrender instead of control; and to grow roots into the fertile soil of our own Divine being, rather than thinking that we can do without it.

This is a task for the mighty, and we are each mighty because we are each empowered by the same Divine force that has created all that is. It is this force that shall ultimately show the way to a new standard of what ‘being human’ means. It is the force which brought Creation into being that lives within each of us that is and shall continue to be the engine governing the inevitable progression of life.

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