Immortality is not the desire to live forever, fulfilled. It is deeper than that, transcending any desire. Simply put, the ability to live an unlimited life is a profound symptom of purification. Purification means no contamination or disease; perfect mental and physical health.
This immortality is also not a static situation. It is the reversal and end of aging. The sense that life goes on and slowly wears us down is completely absent. There is no sense of deterioration. Instead the day awakens us anew and refreshed, with always a surplus of energy. Clarity and creativity come alive in the rising sun, even on cloudy and rainy days. Just as enlightenment brings joy instead of struggle, so does purity bring life instead of death.
Part of the solution is more lightly holding the boundaries that insist on our material reality. Not by dwelling in the clouds, but by participating full force, so that the realization dawns that we are able to integrate any experience into ourselves, and continue to thrive. Widening the circle until nothing escapes our ability. At this point, we recognize our lives on earth as part of a much larger play. As this larger play comes into focus, so do our opportunities with respect to cosmic life.
We begin to see possibilities where before there were none. Sometimes it is the release from duality, a personal, familial, social, or political polarization that was seemingly unyielding now finds a solution. In ever small and large ways, life begins to take shape in a way that we are fulfilled for all time.
“Doubt is the enemy of immortality” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
This ongoing fulfillment begins to stir a boldness within us, a courage to at least consider ‘the impossible’. We cannot help but be seduced by the results of our new experience. Our desires may grow even a little audacious, along with the recognition that our capabilities are greater too.
A transformation is occurring, a shifting of gears from earthly life, to cosmic life. Just like any significant transition, this one takes a little while. Values must be tested, and tuned to Divine values. The analogy would be something like first being able to ride a bicycle in good repair down a straight road in the sunshine, reaching the goal easily. Then trying the same thing at night, in the rain and hail, with two flat tires on a twisting road, with obstacles at every crest.
A successful ride deepens our cosmic nature. This ensures that we can take advantage of all of the gifts and responsibility conferred, and that our present instrument always sustains itself in perfect condition for the work ahead.
This is how immortality comes to be, by building a cosmic vessel, fit to sail the cosmic oceans.
Land, Ho! 🙂