It’s been a while since I’ve written to you, in the meantime I went out and got a job as a carpenter/everything guy renovating properties around Santa Fe, and shifting into the physically exhausting realm while maintaining my coaching practice, playing music and doing all the things I feel are part of my “mission” has left little time to write. However, I still practice what I preach, and when I came back to this draft of the continuation of the Power of Command, I found it exactly what I was going to write anyway……..
So, here it is…
To do this, and be utterly comfortable, doing THIS.
No matter what THIS is, no matter what this IS, be it drover or wagoner, or farmer or scientist, when the Presence is in you, it does not matter what THIS is.
THIS is all a form in space. THIS is all at our command, and THIS is our playground, where we write the rules, or rather, have written the rules and then forgotten.
Why put down the pen? Is it the world-weariness of the jaded and exhausted poet? Or the silent acquiessence of those lost on the Wheel? Or do you surrender to the other artists? The ones who retain their desiring, to the point of lifting a finger? Or a mountain.
Why not care enough to apply for the position? And what is the position? To step into the breach and steer, to create in every second the unfolding reality, to drive as if you were the thing itself, complete as a juggernaut, absorbing and spewing energy and intent.
To BE in place, as we are, to BE in this moment. Now. And Now. And Now.
Relaxing into the Future.
Relaxing from the past.
Is one real and the other not?
Settling into the place you are is the primary launching point of eternity.
To be so savagely in place as to be utterly unrestrained, and utterly humble. To let go and hold on, at the same time. To surrender and take control, with no control, with Abandon.
Which is more real? That which takes place in front of your eyes? Or behind?
If the invisible realm is real, as we all secretly wish it is, then it is here and here and here and here.
So what difference does it make where YOU are? Or should we say, where your body is?
We all came to this realm, this psycho-physical realm, to DO something. That’s why we made this place, so we could learn to manipulate energy and form. But we get lost in the impulse to act, and we act and act as if mere acting were the game.
Even now, can you take a moment to watch impulse itself?
You can, you know. Just take a moment to hold your breath, and watch the place that the impulse to breathe originates. The impulse to act, to do, to move, to adjust the world comes from a similar place. Just as you may watch the breath try to breathe you, you can watch the impulse to DO try to move you.
But, you don’t have to move, do you? You can become the master of your being by just observing to the point of understanding, by learning to not act whenever the impulse comes.
We learn to adjust the world to our needs, and our needs are almost all imagined. Underneath the need, the imagined need, is the feeling that this world is not safe, so we should do something to make it so, and we stack our reasons to justify a mere and unobserved urge.
My advice: Don’t just do, no matter how strong the urge. Much like the idea that feelings HAPPEN to us, we are often victims of our own urge to move. And when that urge gets blocked or frustrated, what happens then?
In the next piece, I will discuss how reasons get stacked, and what to do about it. And I promise it won’t be too long from now. Thanks!