“…Such a delight to hear from you, always. Your truth is always so open, like a field of flowers being discovered, each after the last, on and on in wonder and safety, no constricted awareness. And no fear of any challenges.
This is what makes the difference, especially with challenges to ourselves, our idea of ourselves. If we have courage and strength and the ability to face anything within ourselves, then we will be cosmically successful, and once we deeply integrate it, our furthest dreams will wondrously blossom like flowers in our lives.
This is the big ‘secret’. Made obvious by every teacher – ‘Know Thyself’, and yet I find spiritual adherents confounded by this, scared away by the heights they have reached thus far and afraid to surrender it all to God, again and again, that they may continue.
You have no such boundary and can go as far as you like. I suggest Sri Brahmananda Saraswati as the measuring post – ha ha. Seriously, we will never reach His heights, but by reminding ourselves of this, and at the same time trying to catch up in such an atmosphere of spiritual safety, allows our progress to be far faster than anyone limited by a sense of self (ego domination).
There is no need to chase God, though we sometimes (often?) pray to Him, or Guru Dev (almost the same exercise…). Instead we culture a sattvic presence and He shows up, asking what we want! 🙂 This is the way to live – always making progress, asking for nothing and gaining everything.
And yes, not to be done as recluses. Even today I feel as you do, like I had wings in the clouds before coming here this time, and peering down to earth, I fell in love with it, all the color and variety, and couldn’t possibly see it as difficult, having forgotten the challenges of past lives. So I incarnated again, and wow!
I continue to impose my heavenly values here – lol – but also have come to love the exquisite appearance and sensory delights of this world and the people and the language and cultures. Perhaps this is how my blog title, ‘Winged Victory’, makes sense. The angels win this time!
All Blessings to you…”