The life scenarios pass by oh so quickly, run through the filter of our absence or our presence. We are either there, really there, or we are vaguely absent as the breaths, the heartbeats, the rhythms of life pass us by. Is there something going on in the background, the underground, the basement of our lives? Something making meaning of our messes? Something that is meaning itself?
Is there some process, some illuminating movement, like background music playing to crescendo our magnificent meanings? Are we actually a part of the Universal Intelligence managing the consciousness of all that is One with all?
If we are, what is that process? It is the foundation of Beingness. It is the force behind our breath. It is the soul energy present in each moment, accomplishing its task even as we make a mess of things.
Is it possible to live a life fully unaware of this process? Certainly. But does that mean it only exists for those who are aware of it? Or could it be that each incarnation, regardless of the consciousness of the experience, is, nevertheless, a part of a bigger schematic, a larger, much more meaningful story?
If everything we do, say, think, feel, try, fail, is actually sourced in a deeper region of the living experience then we can, indeed, trust that process to carry us to the soul's destination. We can trust that regardless of our experience there is something the soul is gaining from each experience.
We tend to be measurers, us humans. We measure things. Perpetually. We measure. No other species on earth measures--only humans. And we are constantly measuring our worth, based on man-made concepts about good and bad. Therefore, we think that only so-called good thoughts, words, actions, feelings can be a sourced in a greater Intelligence. The bad ones, well, they come from us, or worse, from some evil entity known to some as Satan.
But what if ALL things work for the good? What if there is nothing, nothing that can separate us from the Oneness we are--One with the deeper process, the soulful source of Beingness? Isn't it possible that there is nothing that cannot be used by the Source of all to illuminate our souls?
If that is so, then perhaps we need to stop measuring. Stop measuring and start trusting the process. Start trusting that the Divine Source, the Ultimate Intelligence can be trusted to get us to where we are going--ever toward the Oneness we are.
Andrea Mathews is the author of four books, the latest of which is “Letting Go of Good: Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self.” She is the host of the very popular Authentic Living Show and a therapist with over 30 years’ experience.