What is the relationship between the divine and the human?
I saw an advertisement for a course on this topic, so I thought I would see what comes up for me around it.
IN THE WORLD AND STORIES
Within stories, the answer can be simple.
All of existence is a seamless whole.
It’s all the play of the divine.
It’s the divine expressing, exploring, and experiencing itself in always new ways, including through and as you and me, our lives and experiences, and our culture and civilization.
IN OUR DIRECT NOTICING
In our direct experience, it can also be quite simple.
As consciousness, this human self and the wider world all happen within and as what I am.
To me, what I am forms itself into the experience of all of it.
Said another way, it’s all happening within my sense fields (sight, sound, taste, smell, sensations, mental representations), and those mental fields happen within and as what I am.
At the same time, there is a special relationship with this particular human self. It’s the only human self I receive “inside” information about in the form of senses and thoughts.
IN OUR EXPLORATION PROCESS
When it comes to our exploration process, it’s also simple and yet infinitely intricate.
A typical process is that our psyche is mainly formed within separation consciousness. (Especially noticeable with our hangups, traumas, and issues.) The oneness we are then notices itself, creates a habit of continuing to notice itself, and explores how to live from this noticing. And our human self inevitably transforms within that noticing so more of its psyche is aligned with oneness.
And that last part is not always an easy process. It can be overwhelming, confusing, messy, and scary, and more so the more trauma our human self has.
Whatever in us that’s still operating from separation consciousness comes to the surface so it can align with a more conscious noticing of oneness.
It’s inevitable. So it makes sense for us to consciously join in with that process, and support it as best we can.
Since our knots are universal with a personal flavor, the unknotting is universal with a personal flavor.
It typically involves a combination of shifting our relationship to our experience, including what our personality likes the least. And finding healing for our issues and trauma.
And that process can be supported through a combination of heart-centered practices, inquiry, therapy, mindful movement, relationship work, social engagement, and more.Read More