Fear is our response to an influence or influences in which we have neither trust, control, or confidence.
This fear shows up in our collective artistic expression and social entertainment as a series of tests, both for ourselves individually, and for the planet as a whole. So many of our TV shows and movies are focused on besting a variety of aggressors; an Old West bandit in a black hat, King Kong, Godzilla, alien invaders, Sauron, zombies, criminals of all types, the list goes on.
Then there are the spiritual and religious remedies offered as solutions to our fears and anxieties; church services, and meditation practices.
All of this to counter a profound isolation and imbalance that we sense with regards to our connection to Cosmic life.
Living on planet Earth we encounter a central paradox to our existence, in that we inhabit individual vehicles that can be operated as mostly solo endeavors, with the stipulation that the fullest use of our personal abilities can be found by transcending any individuality, any attachment to any object, retaining the responsibility for our own evolution while finding our place in the Cosmos.
So in spite of our obvious bodies, distinct from any others, we also share a vital connection to everything Cosmically, in a Cosmic context, Totality, that is crucial to recognize and integrate so that we may live a successful life, free from suffering. Suffering is distinct from pain, in that it includes a component of hopelessness.
The march of Cosmic evolution is unstoppable, and we are an integral part of it, whether we know it, like it, or not. We have no choice. So we can either move forward seamlessly with Cosmic evolution, or we can resist it due to our lack of comprehension.
This resistance either willfully or ignorantly causes a bumpier ride going forward. If individual karmas are not managed responsibly, then the collective karma will create the conditions for all to move forward anyway, with little individual consideration given.
What appear as calamities in our world are nothing more than Cosmic life acting decisively to destroy inertia and imbalance so that we all can move forward. The degree to which such evolution is jarring, unpleasant, or even destructive to us is equivalent to our degree of isolation from Cosmic life.
Just as we must establish such relationships with our inner and outer Cosmic nature, so must all other beings so develop such a relationship with us. If not, the fears arising from ‘otherness’ are always latent in our awareness.
The most obvious and horrendous manifestation of our fears is world war. Such an occurrence is an abject admission of failure in our mission as humans. However, even if we have transcended such a possibility of world war, Cosmic Law has many such opportunities for imposing our evolution on ourselves.
For example, a pandemic may occur. This severely disrupts the flow of daily life across the planet, allowing for fresh, more appropriate ways of living to emerge, more in tune with Cosmic life. There is no reason such attunement must be harmful or disruptive, only that the changes must occur. We are a very small part in such a Cosmic Dharma, so it behooves us to know as much about ourselves as possible, that we may align with it.
Once we do, by engaging ourselves inside and out, we learn how to live life in step with Cosmic Law, so that any opportunity for growth comes about gracefully and inevitably, ensuring maximum engagement and positive results. A broader view, established through observation and reflection, resolves chaos and confusion into the confidence, trust and foundation of Cosmic life.
Just as the Cosmos ever seeks to know us, when we truly offer ourselves to a full, complete life, we are rewarded with all the Cosmos has to offer; Divinity and Her Grace.
“The world is as you are, live unbounded awareness” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi