“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena,
it will make more progress in one decade
than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
– Nikola Tesla
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe,
think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
– Nikola Tesla
Inherent Value by Su Maya
The other day I was asking a friend if they knew how truly valuable they were. They said , “No, not really.” I mean if you knew how great your true self was you would really cherish it. It is worth more than millions of dollars.
What is the true self, and where do you find it?
The true self is deep inside of you. It is the stuff the mystic masters talked about in their dissertations to followers. It is hard to measure by worldly standards. You cannot place a yard stick against it and see how long it is, because it extends into Infinity.
You cannot put it in a container like a jug made of clay, or a barrel, or a lake. Your real self is not containable. Only while you reside in a physical body do you say, “This is me, I am here.” It is only attached to matter, not really controlled by it. When your body dies, your real self can expand again. This goes for humans as well as animals.
Likewise, if you place value on the things you have collected, the money in the bank, the cars, trucks, property and houses that hold them, you might miss the point. These items do have value, but when you leave this body, you will leave it all behind. The next generation will use them, or they will end up in a thrift store, but they will not be viewed the way you see them.
In some sense, it is a matter of perspective. For instance, an antique passed down from your Grandmother may have sentimental value, plus it may have collectible or auction value which fluxuate with the market. It will not be seen the same way as each observer will take in what they will through their filters of experience. One person will pass it by thinking “oh, another dusty set of table and chairs”. Another will bid for it beyond market value because it matches the decor in their dining room. No two people will see it the same.
Our filters are a blueprint of our values. As we were growing up, experiences were imprinted on the psyche and we developed a blueprint for life. It is very hard to change these, except by conscious application of new ideas and practice. It is much easier to modify them by small increments, adding or subtracting bits and pieces.
Sometimes more powerful events shape our lives and therefore the values we hold dear, like when a tornado or flood destroys homes and businesses. In the aftermath you hear survivors saying “At least we still have each other.”
This brings me to the next level, which relates to religious or spiritual values. If you were brought up with a backround that stresses the good in an ethical life, and the rewards in the afterlife, you may have a multi-dimensional viewpoint. It would guide you to avoid temptations that would cut your intrinsic value, for example, mercenary killing, cheating or stealing for money, drugs, arms or slave trades. These lines of business would cause you to have deep emotional and psychological conflicts, sensing that you were in deed selling your soul.
You are more valuable than that. Your true self is greater than can be measured. No job in this world is worth giving that up. A poor person may be more valuable because they forfieted some terrible compromise. Someone who has a lot of guilt or shame over past actions can redeem themselves and make amends. They may take on a burden uncharacteristic to their previous lifestyle. It may not be visible now; not to your employer, not to your family, or anyone who resists the choice to stay loyal to God and His decrees.
Keep the faith, and remember these choices are only temporary. If you get confused by eloquent arguments, go back and read the 10 Commandments, the simplest outline for doing what is right.
What will last forever is your Soul, your inheritance and connection to the Almighty who knows all, inside and out.
Simple Awareness is like this: you are sitting in your car and looking out the windows at the world, and the glass is covered with dirt and bird poo, but you say to yourself, “That’s how it is, the world looks like a mottled mess of dark matter. My body is this car and the dashboard is the brain with all the things I can do with it. We can drive around, listen to music, see the lights, feel the sensations of hot and cold on my skin. I can get stuff and carry it around. If I have someone with me, this is our world, what else do you need?”
What if you cleaned off the glass, on every side, and looked out? You would see a lot more. You would be aware of a wider range of landscapes and skies, of roads that lead to unknown places, other animals and people that you could get to know better, and how they are all connected. So much more is available. The tiny holes of light that appeared through the mud, would be open to perception and knowledge. You would be amazed at how much was out there, that you were missing.
Our bodies are just the vehicles for higher learning. In the Kabbalah the word is Merkabah, meaning a chariot, a carrier of movement through time and space. The Soul is the real carrier which transcends both. When we do the work of clearing out the debri that has accumulated over the years, our true selves become vehicles for ascending new heights of awareness.
When we die, the body goes but you can take awareness with you. It is a valuable commodity in the afterlife. The work you do here to make spiritual awareness a growing asset for the future will pay off, even if you can not see it right now.
“As large as the Universe outside, even so large is the Universe within the lotus of the heart. Within it are Heaven and earth, the sun, the moon, the lightening, and all the stars. What is in the macrocosm is in this microcosm” – Chandogya Upanishad
HOPI ELDERS PROPHECY
To my fellow swimmers: there is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift, that there are those who will be afraid, who will try to hold on to the shore, they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.
Know that the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, and keep our heads above water. See who is there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves, for the moment we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves. Banish the word struggle from your attitude and vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. For we are the ones we have been waiting for.