Since the beginning of our lives we have been conditioned to accept this reality in a certain way, as to always listen to authority, and subject ourselves to systems of control. Conspiracy theories aside, we have entered, through conditioning, contractual agreements between those in power, authority, those who run things, and microscopic us. We do not often recognize our own power because it has been stripped from us in every way possible.
There are too many of them! – Think about kindergarten and first grade, going from a limitless child, a naturally creative one, infinite potential, into one that learns to sit down and shut up at the right time. Most of our creative power has been pulled from underneath us at this young age. Yes, there is a time for drawing and other creative activities but think of this: what if there was an hour-long session,
The nature of the Eternal. It is One; it produces the Many. Indivisible, yet dividing itself. It produces all things impermanent; yet this impermanence is an illusion; for it can never be destroyed. It has no beginning and no end. Infinite and everywhere; it is all things. It is the Source. It is overflowing. It is complete within itself. It came before; and so it will be again. All divine qualities are its nature. Even the anti-divine; evil, hate, greed, ignorance, come from it, as its opposite, but deep down still its nature, for it is all-encompassing. It is all things to all things. The higher qualities; kindness, gentleness, empathy, compassion, come straight from its source. It is not lacking in any way, shape or form. The divine spreads itself out into the material,
Everything is in flux; everything is constantly changing. The ebb and flow of the universe. Alchemy. Disintegration, transmutation, amalgamation. Death, suffering, thriving. Nothing lasts. Accept this fact. You must be okay with change in order to get through life. Impermanence is the nature of the universe. We are not the same person we were yesterday; biologically, mentally, and spiritually. To grow and change; it is why we are here. Good times are ahead of you; hard times are ahead of you; you must be ready for whatever comes your way. Keep a stable and steady disposition in order to get through both. Welcome change with open arms; go with the flow. Each day we grow just a bit wiser; just a bit stronger as well. The only thing that doesn’t change is your core; the observer;
Eternal Recurrence, Eternal Return. The snake swallowing its own tail. Eternal Recurrence is “a theory that the universe and all existence and energy has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space.” (“Eternal Return,” n.d.)
The phrase, “there is nothing new under the sun” seems to fit well with this theory. Also, the idea of “lost knowledge”, that which had been known before, that will be known again.
The divine incarnation, Jesus (and possibly others), may also follow this cycle; bringing this great work to completion by being born again. Possibly coming again under a different flavor; the same thing, yet slightly different; a full Krishna,