There is a child in all of us regardless of physical age, an inner child whose very nature is love in all its innocent glory. The unsullied child; without judgement, prejudice or bias in any form. Ever the impartial and silent observer, a microcosm of equanimity within the great macrocosm, unruffled by the helter skelter of the illusion that is earthly life. If this is so why does life tend to be so painful and difficult?
The reason for this is because when we plunge into the realm of matter, encased within a body of flesh, we become immersed in the monkey-mind-like chatter of information picked up by the senses from the external world; which is then fed to our own logical minds. Our minds then tend to race, churning countless fragments of information around as if in a tumble dryer. The result of this is worry and confusion and we simply lose sight of who we really are; we lose sight of the child. The good news is that just because we lose sight of the child, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t there. It’s the same principle as not being able to see the sun on a cloudy day. The sun may be obscured by the clouds but it still shines in all its glory.
Creation moves in cycles, and this trilogy of Love, Child, Innocence is no exception to the rule; which is more good news for us. What this means is that there can only ever be one outcome; no matter how long it may take, each and every one of us will one day, once again, realise the “child within” in all its effulgent splendour. It’s also another good example of the symbolism of the Holy Trinity: Love (the all-encompassing God the Father) begat the Child (God the Son) which is permeated throughout by innocence (The Holy Spirit).
The Earth dimension has been created specifically as a dreamland stage so that we, as individualised souls, can incarnate within it when need be and play the game of life. It’s a bit like playing snakes and ladders, where we will make progress along the way but will also encounter pitfalls. The beauty of creation moving through cycles is that if we ever find ourselves in a situation that we don’t like, we have the power to change it. For example, what is your inner child doing at this moment? Is it ripping open Christmas presents, sulking in the corner or crying because it has been hurt? If it’s one of the latter two, you yourself have the power to change it to the first example.
Yes, the Earth dimension really has been created in a specific way; a way that makes it inevitable that our child will become obscured. Once this happens we can then commence “The Game of Life” or the journey back to the child via a pathway of trial and error. Life begins at the end of our comfort zone and no journey is worth making unless it represents some kind of challenge. Each challenge we meet along the way represents an opportunity to grow; and each opportunity to grow is relished by the child because it serves as one more stepping stone back to Love, The Father (there’s that cycle again).
If you are struggling at this moment in time remember that your child loves you. But also understand that you and your child are One; love your child and love yourself, for the key to happiness within the Earth dimension is to love yourself simply for who and what you are, imperfections and all, completely and utterly without conditions. Do this and your child will be laughing its socks off!
I like the idea that the earth has been created as a ‘dreamland stage’ …. that’s how I’ve come to think of it, but never connected it with those actual words! I’ll be quoting that in future! Thanks Richard.
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WOW Richard, a must read any number of times, gives insight in clear terms. Now to ruminate and connect with the CHILD / ATMA with in and SEE the same CHILD everywhere and in everything around self. Thanks a lot. Warm regards.
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An old post from 2011 my friend, thanks for your lovely comments!
From the title realized it must be an old posting. But the reread is as fresh as new.So I would not call it Old wine in new bottle or old bottle. This can be read any time anywhere so one may call it ATM (Any Time Message).I saw that I shared it on Facebook seven years ago, so shared it again yesterday…..:-)
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Thanks a lot Madhu! 🙂