Belief Vs. Experience
Belief is what makes us join things, churches, clubs, etc. We want to believe, we want to belong, we want someone to tell us what we REALLY need to do to be saved, to be happy, to be prosperous, etc. It is an innate longing built into our DNA that compels us to join up; to believe. The downfall of beliefs is that they change with time. They change as times changes us. They are only good until the next seemingly better one comes along.
There’s Science which has made an art form out of proving beliefs either valid or invalid, only later to have some of the valid ones find their way to the invalid pile and some of the invalid become valid. Science has given us much that is wonderful and useful. It was born out of the need to know; to make sure our beliefs had some solid foundation not just an intuition, a hearsay or probability.
What if you used your own life as a science experiment? What if you said, “I want to release all of my beliefs.” This means you have to be willing to dig deep for all the unknown and known beliefs. First, knowing them and bringing them into the light, saying, “I want to know, I want to be the experiment that has the experience,“ then seeing what still fits. It is the cleaning out of the subconscious closet. What stays? What goes? What lies in between? This is why we do retreats. This is why we do programs. This is why we know we need in-depth support. Because by looking at all these beliefs by yourself, the tendency is to keep it all. It all has some good right? Yes, just not for you.
The more you move over into wanting more than your belief to sustain you, the more your desire for the knowingness that only comes from experience grows. What are you willing to do to get experiences that feed you the knowingness that you are not separate nor alone? You work so hard already right? We don’t want to have to do one more hard thing in our lives. I understand. I also know that I won’t tell you it’s easy peasy. Just mix this majic mix; pour and serve. Liberation in a cup.
What takes work is not the connection. What requires the work is to change the way we look at everything. To change the way we perceive, the way we react, and most of all to surrender to the Divine Will. I salute Thee, I accept All. We don’t feel that way, and until you do, it is work baby. It is work. Surrendering is an over-and-over process until it sustains you by the ecstasy of mantle. Till then, we practice. We surrender. We grab it back. We surrender, take it back, and surrender again. If we ask for it back, we surrender again, so we just ask to not have it given back.
Keep playing in the glorious field of surrender and be willing to pay the amazing price to gain the true knowingness, for that is the only experience we came here for.
Hang out with the people who play more in this field than you do. Hang out with the lovers. Hang out with the chanters. Hang out with those who have a bright light in their eyes and radiating from their hearts. It is contagious. Wahe Guru love to you.
Love, love, love is all there is and we are in love.