“There will come a time when all your ‘strategies of mind’ will fail. You will wonder, why all your efforts to understand, connect, do the right thing are not being acknowledged. You will soon realise that all your strategies are products of your mind, marinated in your ego. It served your sense of identity. This realisation may lead to a helpless letting-go of all your strategies. You must wait till the pain of your failures turns into a still void. Then, when you are completely empty, you may experience a deep longing. As if, its coming from a deep well inside your heart. This longing will someday become action that is guided from deep within. It may baffle your mind cause its not what the mind can create or fully comprehended. It’s a deeper call. When this call puts you in action, you may once again connect, act, serve. This time, you will flow and generate a magnetic field that drives everyone in. This time you will lead effortlessly cause you a being led from your deep well. This time every action will be a supreme success.”
Today morning my inner voice (from the Sacred Well) told me so.
I could see the difference between my actions…
that are guided by my ego-mind and that come from a deeper source.
Between aspiration and inspiration
Between strategy and longing.
Transactional world of strategies:
Often times, ego gets involved in a transactional act. “I will do this cause you did that” or “I gave so much what did I get in return?”. This transactional act is often 2 dimensional. There is a give and take. There are expectations met or unmet. Investments returned or not. Such a consciousness often leaves us unhappy, desiring or at best temporarily satisfied. Personal aspirations, strategies, ego-mind games, comparisons etc are all product of this transactional consciousness. It also disrespects the complex, mystical nature of the Universe. It limits us in time and space in which we feel fair or unfair. Constantly looking for immediate returns on our investments. What if, our investments are actually returns from a different time and space? Or our returns are the investments we made in another lifetime?
Transformational world of deep longing:
On the other side of the spectrum is transformational consciousness. It’s when, one drop of love is enough to fill the whole heart and forgive for many lifetimes. It’s where our action is inspired from a deeper source within us. “I am doing this cause I long for it” or “Loving you completes me, I don’t have any expectations”. When we live in such a consciousness we honour the Universe. We instantly trust whatever the Universe offers us. We feel free and empowered. We see ourselves as timeless, powerful, spiritual beings. We receive every drop of love, respect, care as timeless gifts. We see challenges, difficult people and circumstances as part of the grand design and practice patience for the real gifts to unfold. We may engage in transactional acts with others but we are able to see the transformational design of the Universe behind it.
Both exist in the moment…
In any give day, hour, moment, we live in both worlds simultaneously. Both have their own purpose. Transactional world keeps us grounded and protected. It helps us in our journey from dependence to independence. Transformational world opens new possibilities and reminds us of our limitless power. It generates compassion and love for all.
However, sometimes we helplessly oscillate between the two. I guess, this happens when we don’t honour either of the two worlds, fully. We try to bypass transactional matters by disowning our fears and insecurities and create a personal identity of universal caretaker or a hero. Have you come across highly insecure gurus or highly competitive collaborators?
I am slowly learning that the transformational consciousness is not from another world. It coexist in the very moment we are dealing with our fears, defending our turf, or, protecting our gold. It’s important, therefore, to remind ourselves that we are the timeless, Universal spiritual beings and then step into the transformational consciousness. One way to do that is to connect with our own (and others) deeper longing behind our strategies.
Lets try it today and see the difference…
What are you longing for? What if, you drop all your strategies for a day?