Often, we, as a collective humanity, believe that we must do big things in order to change the world and forget that the simple little steps that are possible to take, and that we may be taking already, are exactly what are valuable to do. Two often overlooked steps are provided below to remind us that any form of action that comes from the space of kindness is what the world really needs from all of us, in this moment.
“Within each of us is a light, awake, encoded in the fibers of our existence. Divine ecstasy is the totality of this marvelous creation experienced in the hearts of humanity”
- Tony Samara -
Most people reach a point in their lives where they accept the feeling of being alive but not quite to the extent that they wish this aliveness to be. Divine ecstasy is the ecstasy one feels that is beyond the joy and happiness that comes from the mundane aspects of life and this status quo feeling.
Divine ecstasy is found naturally within each one of us and it is the wonderful bridge that connects us to all humanity and gives us the feeling of being one with all of creation that we are experiencing in our lives right now.
Unfortunately, the ego which searches for the mundane happiness through the senses and the satisfaction of the material aspects of our existence is like a thin patch of cloud that prevents the true light of our hearts from being seen.
It is often so cloudy for most of us with all the activities of daily life that our inner selves forget that there is a light beyond this patch of cloud.
What does it take for this cloud to disperse so that we can again see the beautiful light of the sun that is shining naturally around all humanity?
The ego is like a divider dividing what can be experienced into two aspects. It creates the impression that we are separate aspects of creation – that you are one, I am another and so forth. When the ego vanishes, that is, when the ego again connects to the aspect of ourselves that is deeper than the mundane, the aspect of ourselves that is beyond the senses and detached from materialism, then we will realize our own inner consciousness that connects us to the evolution of human consciousness.
Where does this evolution lead us? Very simply, it leads to selfless love.
When we go beyond judging others and ourselves through the aspect that judges (the ego) then we don’t condemn ourselves to the superficial but rather give birth to our depth which is embodied through the aspect of love that we are all born with.
One great step that we can take (in a practical sense so that the ego and our true self can dwell as intimate friends in the same body) is to detach ourselves from the mundane aspects that grab our attention in daily life and rather than feed the ego with food that doesn’t nourish it, we can perform kind acts that help us to see what love means in action.
This love in action can be measured in many ways. It is not simply being nice, or saying nice things, to people but rather going deeply into the energy that divides us from the sense of love. This energy can also be measured in many ways.
In our modern world it is surely measured to a great extent in the form of monetary wealth. There is nothing wrong with monetary wealth when we see it as a form of energy for us to share and in this understanding the more wealth the better (being the new paradigm for the era that we are entering, rather than a poverty mentality of there not being enough or having to struggle in an impoverished world) as we then realise that the abundance, i.e. the wealth, exists.
Many of us forget that money is a form of energy that is, in today’s world, often expressed in a selfish way. Whatever we have in a monetary sense we like to hold onto in the hope that it will fulfill happiness by fulfilling mundane and material aspects that the ego believes will nourish ourselves with happiness and love. This belief system needs to change as an expression of what we all deeply want: love.
The best way for love to increase is by giving rather than holding on. In this light we know that to receive we need to give. As we learn this in action and through practical means, by truly giving, then we open ourselves to receive unlimited abundance as we release our limited programmes and belief systems of impoverishment and allow the new experience of giving to become part of our enlightened belief system.
The simple action of contributing unconditionally 10% of your savings and 10% of your monthly earnings to a humanitarian, ecological or spiritual cause of your choice in the knowledge that this action of love will again awaken the true self into realising itself in the oneness of life, will make a big difference.
When we as individuals realise this then surely we change the world.
Tony Samara, world-renowned spiritual teacher & author of 16 books, has been sharing deep spiritual work & energy transmission for the evolution of consciousness for over 25 years. Combining meditation, detoxing the body, a plant-based diet & a simple lifestyle, he is best known for how his work touches more deeply than words. www.TonySamara.com