by Matt Kahn
If we take a moment to look around, we realize how life as we know it is changing in such rapid and extraordinary ways. The structures of the government, financial institutions, and even the physical landscapes of other countries are changing in dramatic fashion. Each seemingly external change reflects the inner change occurring within the unfolding odyssey of human evolution. In this evolution, we are now facing what is necessary to be faced within ourselves, as we participate in the expansion of consciousness, like a turbulent rollercoaster of transformation in the amusement park of form.
It is no surprise that if everything within and around us appears to be changing at such a dramatic rate, so would the spiritual path appear to change just as dramatically. What was spiritually relevant, even one or two years ago, now somehow seems like ancient history. We are now experiencing a time in history where nearly every belief, idea, preferred coping mechanism, or even our most-treasured spiritual tools, now appear out of date. This is happening only as a means of opening us up to a deeper sense of simplification in our lives. Through these words, you are invited into the spacious landscape of eternal freedom – to know the truth in your own direct experiences of life, versus searching for the many empty meanings only ideas have assumed to be true.
With changes in our physical, emotional, or perhaps energetic aspects of body, we perceive such changes, whether exciting or terrifying, through the surging of nervous energy expressed by the human nervous system. This nervous energy is often defined by thought, and labeled as something called an emotion. Whenever emotions arise, they are categorized as being either good or bad, and either fought or embraced depending on the given viewpoint we have about a given feeling. It is important to know that no single expression of nervous energy feels any particular way. Rather, whenever an emotion arises, we are actually experiencing our own psychological history of assumptions made about such feelings.
As we are called to wake up, we may begin to openly feel these temporary expressions of nervous energy, not to maintain the tragic tale of victim consciousness, but as a means of exploring what the truth of these emotions happens to be. The truth of any emotion cannot be defined in mind, or contained in thought, but must be realized by surrendering to the curiosity of what it feels like to simply feel such feelings.
When a feeling arises, you may ask yourself, “What does it feel like to feel this way?” Notice the difference between that experience of pure openness, and our usual experience, which often asks, “What is it like to only experience what I think about this feeling?”
Be like a child whose courage stems from the innocence and curiosity of wanting to know what it is like to feel however you are feeling, without any preconceived ideas of what is good, bad, or otherwise. Every feeling is valid to explore, whenever it is here. And, if it is here – it is here to be fully experienced. It is here to be experienced, so you may experience the truth of it, which has nothing to do with the many ideas ever imagined about any such feelings.
Verbal or written pointers such as “be present” or “accept what happens” are very helpful, but they’ve now been so overstated in our spiritual circles, they have actually lost their usefulness and potency.
In most instances, there are many of us replacing incessant mental noise with incessant spiritual noise, reminding ourselves to try and practice what only thoughts believe will earn a better reality or a more fulfilling living experience.
These words you are reading are here inviting you beyond that paradigm of conceptual confusion, knowing the true fulfillment of life you are searching for is only discovered when there is nothing for you to spiritually maintain, so that you may fully allow whatever comes and goes, to come and go of its own accord.
When something comes, you are free to explore with your feelings – what is it like to experience this? When something goes, you are equally free to explore with your feelings – what is it like to experience that?
Fulfillment is not found in any goal you attain, any dream you actualize, or any purpose a clever mind has imagined and continues to chase. Fulfillment is how deeply and vividly you are experiencing whatever you appear to experience, and how freely, you allow what comes and goes, to freely come and go.
May we surrender all known ideas of ourselves and the world we see, knowing we only perceive lack in a world we fail to explore. Perhaps the only thing that is ever lacking in our lives is the lack of adventure and exploration that we came to this planet to freely experience in the first place. Inevitably, we fail to explore whatever we have organized into the trance of conceptual thinking. We maintain these illusory thought structures by believing that any of our thoughts and ideas have something to do with truth.
Truth be told, you are that which is aware. Everything arises within the vast formless awareness that you are, and you are here exploring a lifetime of infinite possibilities in a world of many appearances. Therefore, you are that which gives life to thought, to ideas, to opinions; not what any thought, idea, or opinion ever dares to speak about. Nearly every thought, idea, and opinion assumes to be speaking about the truth. In reality, thoughts, ideas, and opinions only refer to other thoughts, ideas and opinions.
You are that which gives life to the body that experiences all temporary ideas in awareness. You are that which gives life to the incredible world this body of awareness explores and experiences. You are that which experiences a journey of a lifetime, seeking to understand all that is here, while discovering the ever present truth of one’s self, that rests in the many reflections of that you see.
May we meet as this truth by daring to be ourselves – however imperfect, incomplete, whole, unique, or seemingly ordinary that we may believe we somehow appear to be.
May we no longer require the spiritual path to be a space where problems are temporarily extinguished, and then quickly exchanged for other dilemmas. May this path be a renewed space of sacred honesty, where we may notice whenever the heart is not exploding with joy, cascading with grace, and overflowing with the purity of love, the celebration of awareness that is here in your honor is being overlooked.
Whenever you notice you are innocently unaware of the eternal love that you are, seek those who are pure of heart to assist you in dissolving any sense of obstacle, any trace of terror, any degree of difficulty within your world of perception – so the breaking free of all self-imposed barriers may be as effortless as waking up from a vivid dream you forgot was being imagined.
If you are wishing to experience the truth of fulfillment, right here, right now, and you are willing to even discard your greatest insight in order to lighten the load, and experience the profound reality of infinite possibility no thought can anticipate, or actually describe, then I am here to be with you, as you gracefully wake up from the dream of limitation, and dance in the freedom of eternal love.
May you honor these gifts that are here being offered with the utmost sincerity, and receive them into the fullness of your being through the radiant innocence of your divine heart space.
May there be no reasons or restrictions that prevent our meeting, as the gates of the heart open to the melody of freedom – singing itself into the innocence of every experience. When listening closely to freedom’s song, you may hear these gentle words:
There is no one to forgive. There is no one to forget. Love be thy name.
Matt Kahn is the author of the book, “Effortless Freedom – A Timeless Dialogue of Life’s Deepest Teachings.”
Matt Kahn is a spiritual teacher, mystic, and intuitive healer. His spontaneous awakening arose out of an out-of-body experience at the age of 8, and his direct experiences with ascended masters and archangels throughout his life.
Many spiritual seekers have experienced amazing, unexplainable healings, and have awakened to their true nature through Matt’s profound and loving teachings and his transmission of sacred heart wisdom.
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