Unlike the depictions in comic books and movies, mastery of time and space doesn’t require a cape, or even a dhoti. 🙂 Even as we transcend our individual universal natures, our Selves, Totality remains itself and Brahman or full enlightenment, lives on the event horizon of Totality.
Once we identify with Totality, Cosmic life, and live it, any awareness, any manifestation, any Cosmic law, becomes familiar, understandable, coherent, and useful. Relative life in the context of our personality, our soul journey continues though. Just like any living thing, there is no need to constantly exhibit or investigate our fully developed senses. A hawk doesn’t idly look with laser focus at the ground unless it wants to eat, for example. Natural life.
However a certain minimum is required should we be at ease with Totality, the three worlds, and the Divine Venn diagram of the Earth in the center of it all. Simply the ability to make it useful in practical life is Totality’s only requirement. To no longer treat the accompanying worlds of Heaven and Hell as blurry images glimpsed at arm’s length, through a small keyhole, into a dimly-lit room.
This takes some dedication, some purification, an investment in ourselves, to transcend into a larger, more fulfilling Reality, where life retains its familiarity and yet contains so much more. So just as we do when learning in school, we trade time, focus and space to learn who we are, and are not.
One counter-intuitive aspect to mastery of time and space is that success rests on surrender. Any aspect of bloated ego, narcissism, will bring everything crashing down. To paraphrase, a fool and his enlightenment are soon parted. Any gift used for self-aggrandizement does exactly as intended, and no more. We become locked in place.
So the trade-off is a simple one that takes some time – Give up everything, and regain Cosmic life. Live Brahman, full enlightenment. Once Brahman is lived, desires continue, and as life becomes Cosmic, our desires become Cosmic.
Rather than leave us in this endless state of suffering, Mother Divine through the agency of the Saints finds a way to bring us to Cosmic fulfillment, especially our global desires for all.
~ Jai Guru Dev ~