We are all travelers on a cosmic journey back to the source of existence – the field of pure potentiality or pure consciousness that gives rise to everything in the universe, including our physical body, the forests, and the stars. Since we are an inseparable part of this divine intelligence, our journey to the source of existence is a return to the Self. It is an unfolding of consciousness that brings us the experiential knowledge of immortality, infinite love, and infinite creativity.
As we move from personal consciousness to universal consciousness, we progressively express the qualities of love, compassion, intuition, insight, imagination, and creativity. We step out of the complete identification with our body and sensory experiences, and our attachment to the past and future drops away, allowing us to experience the present moment in freedom and joy. We find that our thinking and behavior begin to function in harmony with the forces of the universe, and we notice more conscious choice-making, observations of synchronicity around us, the spontaneous fulfillment of our desires, and the manifesting power of our intentions.
As with any journey, being rigidly attached to the idea of arriving at a destination takes away from the joy and spontaneity of the unfolding of consciousness. The search for the certainty of timetables and outcomes comes from our limited ego self, not our unlimited Self. If we surrender to the wisdom of uncertainty, we remain open to the wonder of the process and resist the clutches of the ego’s need to control by knowing the outcome.
The art of spiritual evolution is to enjoy the journey as we continue to grow. To quote Rumi’s beautiful phrase, “I came from Elsewhere, and though I do not know where that is, I am certain to return there in the end.”