I keep seeing this:
The process of finding clarity is a cleaning out of the whole world.
It’s a cleaning out of my whole world, which is a cleaning out of the whole world – as it appears to me.
Everything I see in the world….
(a) Mirrors what’s here. Thoughts I see out there in others mirror what’s here. The tendency to take thoughts as true I see out there mirrors what’s here. The emotions I imagine out there mirror the emotions here, and so on. The clarity or confusion I imagine in others mirrors what’s here. The suffering or peace I imagine in others mirrors what’s here.
(b) Happens within my own world of images The world, as it appears to me, appears that way due to my own world of images, my own innocent questions about the world. My world is created by my own images, labels, assumptions and stories about the world, about everything and everyone.
(c) Happens within and as awareness. It’s all the play of Spirit.
So any thorough cleaning out is, in a very real sense, a cleaning out of the whole world. It’s a cleaning out of the whole world as it appears to me, since the world as it appears to me is me.
In one way, it’s an endless process. The world has an apparently endless supply of beliefs, suffering, confusion.
And in another way, it’s not endless.
Unraveling one belief may unravel several others. As I get more familiar with the dynamics of beliefs, thoughts in general tend to have less stickiness. As I find my way into welcoming emotions, and notice that any boundary between “it” and “me” is imagined, they have a way to be seen, felt, loved, release, and flow through with less or no (identified with) resistance.
As I find what’s more true for me than the most basic labels – emotions, pain, suffering, clarity, beings, the world, me, I – these too are less sticky, they find less or no foothold. And that also goes for very basic assumptions, such as clarity is better than confusion, peace is better than suffering, and so on.
– cleaning 0ut the world
— cleaning out my whole world
— everything I see in the world (a) mirrors what’s here, (b) happens within my own world of images, (c) happens within and as awareness, as Spirit.