"It takes effort to be a limited ego when your natural state is unlimited and effortless." - Lester Levenson
Yesterday, I visited with my father.
I strongly believe that our parents are our greatest teachers. As we progress in our life journey, we unconsciously and consciously use their lives as guidelines in our own decision making process. Having observed the result of their choices, we either match or adjust our course direction accordingly. Sometimes the contrast between our parallel lives is both so similar and so distinct that, upon self-reflection, we come to understand the importance of the role they have played in our ability to be or not be our Self.
Again, they act only as markers along the path. We alone are responsible for our thoughts and what we create with them. Yet, since there are no coincidences in our human experience, they are exactly what we need, not necessarily what we want, for our own personal expansion.
This said, as we approach Halloween, the celebration of our ancestors, I honor through validation, my father, myself, my son and all the ancestors which make up my unique cellular composition, thousands of years in the making.
Many emotional fortresses of the ego have been lived in on the path to liberation. I like to believe that, within my DNA, a few before me have succeeded in going within to find the limitless. By stepping out of this self-imposed confinement, we not only free ourselves, but we lift the energetic level of all those presently experiencing this moment.
Such is the beauty of Love expressed. No defenses are necessary.