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Life is But a Dream

Posted in DISCIPLESHIP, INITIATION, SYNTHESIS on September 2, 2018 by Kashi

THE RIVER OF LIFE
Part III

As Yolanda sat at the back of her boat to write her article, she reflected on the activities that seem to occupy most of the people going down the river. It appeared that many people were focused on controlling other boats instead of maintaining their own. Many seemed oblivious to the care that was needed to ensure good engine functionality.

Those at the back of the river also seemed consumed with the events and drama that was occurring. There was so much mayhem, chaos, pain and trauma. 

How could anyone flow gently down the River of Life?

She thought about the passion that would flare from strong emotional energy. She noticed the romantic story that would hover above those who had glued their boats together. The people riding in merged boats had very strange looks on their faces. They appeared tired, confused and discontent. Very seldom did you see two boats glued together with happy, joyful, merry people inside.

She couldn’t help but notice how many boats had dings, crashes, broken parts and malfunctioning engines. So many of the people were obviously discontent and not paying attention to how their boats operated best.

“I see one kind of life in all of this mayhem and I see another kind of life in the other part of the stream. Something is going on here. How could two realities exist in this River of Live?” Yolanda spoke out loud to herself.

She decided to do a little research.

What she soon discovered is that there are indeed two realities: there is the reality that is seen with the two eyes and there is another reality that not everyone can see. Yolanda had noticed that people in the boats hardly noticed those who were flowing down the calm part of the stream. It was as if the calm flowing boats were invisible. Those in the quiet, slow lane made very little impact and were obviously content and entertained by very different things than the rest of the boats in the River of Life. It was obvious that they enjoyed their own company too.

Yolanda decided to drive her boat towards the back of the river where the Great Sage resided in the calm part of the stream. She slowed her engine down and then did a ninety-degree turn around. She drove against the current of the stream where she could slowly move into the deepest part of the calm stream. Not many people would enter into this place but with her press pass, she was able to go places where few were allowed.

Yolanda saw the Great Sage hidden in one of the bushes at the side of the bank. She slowly strolled her boat, quietly up to the sage. Bowing in gesture of respect and with a quiet voice, she whispered, “Excuse me, Great One, can you please tell me, what is the meaning of these two realities that I see?”

The sage tuned and looked up at Yolanda, piercing deep into her eyes. Yolanda froze for one moment and then suddenly felt a bolt of his power strike through her body. She caught her breath startled by the sensation of his force. He smiled and slowly, quietly he responded to her, “Go and sit quietly. You will understand what is this physical realm and that which is the source of your origin.”

Yolanda sat frozen in her boat gently rocking on the waves. Time seemed to stand still for a moment. She looked into the sage’s eyes again. It was frightening and mysterious. She couldn’t move.

Slowly the vision of the sage in the bushes at the side of the bank began to disintegrate. She watched him vanish over several seconds as she sat in a mild shock, gently rocking in her boat and amazed at what she had just witnessed.

Yolanda turned her boat around and slowly headed back down stream. This time she put the boat on autopilot and decided to heed the words of the sage, to sit quietly and ponder the meaning of life.

 

Throughout Ancient times, Eastern Mysticism has regarded the physical plane as an illusion created by the minds eye, experienced through the senses. This illusion is commonly referred to as “Maya”. It is an illusion because nothing is stable or permanent as this physical reality is changing every second.

“Maya” is an ancient Sanskrit word derived from the root words ‘ma’ (“not”) and ‘ya’ (“that”). The meaning translates, as “that is not” but seems real, which would mean “illusion”.

Through this experience of the Maya, a soul is trapped and entangled by the dramas of life and misled through desire and want. In this view of life, the person can only see what appears separate from them, such as race, religion, financial status, gender, etc.

While the person is viewing through this perspective of separateness, it allows for lust, greed and anger to rule the life, ultimately, driving and attempting to control events and people around them. This brings greater frustration, anger and lust into one’s life, sending the soul deeper into illusion, the Maya. In an ever-changing reality, one can never control. 

Through the experiences of Maya, a person endures the life lessons that eventually destroy the illusion and brings the Spirit forward so that it may live and express life. It may take lifetimes or it could happen in one, only time tells where a seeker will travel and what one will discover. 

 

Yolanda sat back in her chair. “Interesting. What we see with our physical eyes is an illusion as our mind defines, compartmentalizes and creates ideas and new images. Wow, this is really a trip!”

“So, there is another world that is truly real that we cannot see with our physical eyes,”

Yolanda sat down in her chair and got really quiet for a moment, speechless and a little empty in the head.

There was no thought, there was no question, and there was no movement,

just pure silence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The joy of initiation.

 

 

Part V: Yolanda’s Press Pass

 

Previous Chapters
Part I    Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Part II   Gently Down the Stream
Part III  Merrily, Merrily, Merrily

 

Written by Kashi Stone 2015