Thy Royal Self
There is an ancient myth that says we come trailing clouds of glory at our birth. It states that we have a royal parentage in the beyond, but that we are basically amnesiacs having forgotten this, our true source and destiny. Is not the central goal of this life a profound remembering of this forgotten royal reality that seems to have birthed us into this world? Is it not this eternal Self that longs to walk in our shoes, be present in the daily work of our hands, fully alive in our imaginings, our thoughts, our gut intuitions and the longings of our hearts?
It is as if there is a two million year old self within us. Its reality lives there unseen within. It is the timeless primordial voice of wisdom that can speak to us in secret. It instinctively knows the way even when our outer path forward seems hopelessly lost.
Dream image: I enter this house and I am standing in a pleasant room looking out its many windows onto a garden of timeless beauty. I say to the owner of this house who is standing there with me, “I wish I had a house like this.” She turns to me and says, “This is you.” I walk through a door into the kitchen. There is a man there sitting, cross-legged on the countertop. He says to me, “Don’t you get it yet?” (Don’t you know your true name, your true essence?)
Individuation is a tree being a tree, a cat being a cat and you being your unique irreplaceable self. If you are living a lie you are in violation of yourself and your connection to the natural universe that is our home.
“The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? that is the telling question of his life. Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interests upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance....If we understand and feel that here in this life we already have a link with the infinite, desires and attitudes change. In the final analysis we count for something only because of the essential we embody and if we do not embody that, life is wasted. In relationship to others too, the critical question is whether an element of boundlessness is expressed in the relationship” C.G. Jung