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Visions and Oracles

There’s a reason we have a dream as a child. We are born with a vision, and we arrive complete with everything we’ll need to accomplish it. It may not be clear initially, but it will always and inevitably emerge. If our basic needs are met, we can pursue these desires and ideals in earnest. Yet, this is where most of us will get hung up.

In many ways, the systems of this world have deeply-rooted attachments to the ideas of lack and scarcity. We perpetuate the ridiculous notions that a human is born savage, weak, defenseless, dependent, ignorant — or otherwise doomed to death, dysfunction and uselessness — without constant training, conditioning, manipulation, guidance and education. Furthermore, being so completely out of touch — existing in increasing disconnection from nature — only exacerbates these fallacies.

As we grow up, how many of us shelve the dream? How many times do we delay, defer and make excuses? Then, rather than fanning the flames of our inherent passion, we drag along regrets, anger, frustration, piling on the baggage, as we search fruitlessly for satisfaction in all but our own true way. Life will always introduce the ways and means for us to find our way back home, but will we have the capacity to shift away from trusted routines and rigmarole?

In this way, we adopt and filter our reality through the distortions of ‘not enough’; the bubble gets ever-smaller, and more and more of what’s ‘out there’ is to blame. It’s simply not true. Either we’ll learn or remember our infinite nature in this life, or we’ll have a grand, hearty laugh when our bodies expire. It won’t really matter. Some good always comes of a lifetime. Something expansive will be added to the All.

We choose whether to dive into the limitless, or not. If that triggers some anger, guilt, shame, or other negatively-charged emotion, that’s good. It’s just information. Use it.

Solvitur ambulando