Monday, February 20, 2006

Dissolving Personalities

It is written in the scriptures that when Jesus told his disciples he would no longer be with them, they were very upset. Why? Because they were used to having him around. Humans being humans like to grab on for dear life to personalities. What the disciples didn't realise at the time was that by going away Jesus would be giving them his real impersonal self - his Christ Self - which everyone can have access to, not just his disciples.

"It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." (John 16: 7)
I find that I can give more to people on an abstract rather than a personal level. For instance, I used to think it was fun being able to pick up on people's thoughts telepathically, but the problem with that is you get all their stuff as your own; the personality's belief etc. If the personality is always talking about pain, you end up feeling it. Well, that's not my idea of fun or life for that matter. I now switch off from people's thoughts. The moment I sense someone thinking of me and wanting to draw me in, I dissolve the connection by going into silence. In silence there is only the formless presence that we all are; and what the person thinking of me ends up receiving is connection to the Self not to my personality.

The reverse is also true. It's better for me to see people as the impersonal Self than thinking of them in human terms which is very limiting. This way, I am seeing them as they really are.

While I enjoy being with friends and loved ones, when I am not in their physical presence, I like to remember them as a feeling of joy.

No more mind games.

All is Light; All is Love.