Allowance, Unveiling, Resurrection, Abandon – July 25 2019

Allowance, Unveiling, Resurrection, Abandon – July 25 2019

It is not quick or easy, we find, to allow the true self or to allow the true God. The task of life is the gradual unveiling of both… Resurrection takes care of itself. It comes naturally once the false self is abandoned. But what an abandoning! Every movement toward union will feel like a loss of self-importance and self-control.

Richard Rohr, What the Mystics Know

Allowance, unveiling, resurrection, abandoning.

Allowance of the true self.

The unveiling.

Resurrection – the reappearing or rising again of the true self.

Abandoning of the false self.

And all of it the ‘movement toward union,’ which will feel like a loss of self-importance and self-control.

What we are seeking – some version of our true self – will not necessarily feel all that good. And seeking has to do with finding what is already here, rather than building something new. All this personality and opinion and accomplishment. What we are seeking is somewhere under it all.

Today I will seek the humility to not know what is supposed to happen, how I am supposed to be, how you are supposed to be, or how it all is supposed to feel, in order perhaps to stumble into an experience of the truth that lies beneath.

Cactus and Buddha, 7×7 tintype, Studio City CA