Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“They are saying in the Flock that if you are not the Son of the Great Gull Himself”, Fletcher told Jonathan one morning after Advanced Speed Practice, “then you are a thousand years ahead of your time.”
Jonathan sighed. The price of being misunderstood he thought. They call you devil or they call you god. “What do you think, Fletch? Are we ahead of our time?”
A long silence, “Well, this kind of flying has always been here to be learned by anyone who wanted to discover it; that’s got nothing to do with time. We’re ahead of the fashion, maybe. Ahead of the way that most gulls fly.”“That’s something,” Jonathan said, rolling to glide inverted for a while. “That’s not half as bad as being ahead of our time”.
Richard Bach
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Enigma of Light and Dark

Received February 25, 2010

The darkness has been an ever-present aspect of your current and previous realities. The dark cannot exist without the light. Darkness is the absence of light, the absence of energy, the absence of vibration, the absence of resonance.

You cannot see in the dark. Material objects are hidden. Therefore, you fear the dark. You fear the possibility that dark entities, evil entities, dark spirits, evil spirits exist in the dark. And your fears are self fulfilling. You create these dark forms from your own mind and they become part of your own reality, but they do not objectively exist. They are subjective. They are actually aspects of yourself. Your own inner darkness projected outwards into the world around you.

And this is the way that it is. Or at least the way it has been. But, indeed, ‘the times they are a changing’. You are reaching a point in your evolution where the darkness can no longer keep you enslaved within its stultifying shroud. It is impossible for the darkness to maintain itself much longer. Ultimately, it can never overcome the light. It lacks the energy to do so. The light will always prevail.

But, in itself, the fact of the spectrum of darkness to light in your lives has been necessary. Darkness cannot exist without the light. Think of a rainbow. Even though the ‘red’ end of the visible spectrum has a lower rate of vibration than the ‘violet’  end of the spectrum, you cannot say that the electromagnetic waves that represent ‘red’ are any better or worse than those that represent ‘violet’ when you interpret these vibrations in your brains and bring them into your own individual reality. ‘Red’ is no more good or evil than ‘violet’. They are both necessary aspects of the universal reality.

And so it is with light and dark. You can escape the hold of the darker ends of the spectrum when you remove yourself from your preconceived judgements about external reality. Of course, you can and should empathize with and grieve for those who are afflicted by darkness, but you can remove yourself to a place where the darkness no longer perceives you as a target worthy of attack. However, your temptation is to fight the darkness -  actively, head on. But this is just what the darkness wants - you have lowered your energy levels, reduced your vibration to its levels. And so, your aggressive response, accompanied by  negative thought processes and emotions, creates negative energy, which is converted into dense matter - pure blocks of darkness, which, in turn, create blockages within you. And so you enter a downward spiral. You are sucked into a vortex of darkness.

But, the paradox is that in order to ‘fight’ the darkness, fighting is the last thing you should do. You simply need to remove yourself from it. You simply need to find a place outside of the dark-light spectrum where you are grounded and centered in an objective reality that is, in actual fact, outside of time and space - the ‘no time’, ‘the now’ where the real you exists eternally. You then become ‘unreachable’ by the darkness. You become elusive, enigmatic and the darkness no longer has any hold over you. Consequently, even though you have removed yourself from the dark-light spectrum, the light floods in upon you and fills your heart with joy, with love and you then climb the spiral. You are sucked up on a vortex of enlightenment. You are within the light, above the light, and below the light. You become the light! You are then capable of reaching ever higher planes of consciousness. You gain ever increasing abilities to see reality for what it really is, unlimited by your old ways of sensing the universe.

You see that the dark-light duality that existed in your life has now gone. Its time is up. It is done. It is over. Dark-light duality has been transcended. A new reality dawns. A soul that reaches this level of understanding exists permanently in the light, listening always to the ever-present wisdom of the heart. And this wisdom exists outside of time and space, because it is absolute. It is perfect. It is a gift from the great Creator. Therefore, the enlightened you gains the ability to transmute time and space, to alter time and space by feeling, by compassion, by belief. You remember the ability to create your own future from the myriad of possible futures that exist for you. And, in the process, you also transmute the futures of each individual on the planet and throughout the universe. The collective consciousness is raised because everything, everyone is connected. We are all one. The light shines brighter and the darkness skulks away into one of the few remaining hidden corners for shelter. Ultimately, the darkness can no longer obtain any sustenance and so it withers and dies.

Although you should not mourn the passing of the darkness, you should appreciate it and give thanks for the fact that it existed. For only through its existence could you know yourself better during the course of your many lifetimes; to obtain levels of understanding and consciousness that previously never existed in this universe. So that All That Is, The All That Has Been and The All That Ever Will Be, Creator, God also exists at this higher level, above and beyond its nature at the beginning of its great journey of discovery.

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