The only place we find truth, love, and creativity is from within our interior. The place within is the human heart where we open to the Spirit. The prophet Jeremiah said that God has written his truth within the heart and Jesus teaches that the kingdom of God is within.
Often in a fear based consciousness and culture, we take a misguided approach that tells us that our true self can come through the externals of the world or from what others think. In reality, we can only express our unique being that is the true self from the Spirit in our heart. From the heart, we express our love and creativity through the mind and body in our thoughts, feelings, and actions.
As we heal and gain the trust to listen to our heart, our soul’s desire for self-giving love expresses itself in relationships, creativity, and work. It all emanates from within and moves outward. The truth of the soul can never begin outside and move inside. A fear based culture always seeks to control from the outside. Attempts to control emerge from fear of lack, loss, or rejection, and never allow the inner freedom to grow. The true wealth of contribution flows through the abundance of love from within, not through fear imposed from without. Love motivates in joy and gratitude. Fear only establishes underlying resentment and restriction. The resulting anxiety stifles peace, enthusiasm, and creativity. When we realize that we find love and creativity solely within the heart, our desire to share in community and create for others continually expands.
The quest of this blog will be to express a new way of living through the transforming self in the world. I envision authentic transformation to the true self of love in seamless harmony with our deepest desires to create infinite potential. The joy of loving relationships, play, and unlimited creativity is our gift as human beings. Our goal as we journey is to create the clarity of this vision.
We will accomplish this in two ways–1. Developing continual ways of transforming practice that move us beyond the negative inertia of fear and into the heart, and 2. Revealing this way of the mystic life as the normal human life path on earth. My hope is to convey the true challenges of transforming from our ego personality to the true self of love and creativity while illuminating a joyful pathway in the world. The vision extends us beyond the conditioning of a fear based consciousness and culture.
I will use observations, experiences, and insights to help bring the inner vision into a concrete reality. In doing so, I will draw upon books, films, entertainment, daily experiences, human relationships, and the creativity of work. While I will attempt to limit theory and philosophy, at times I will provide insights of mystics, philosophers, and scientists. Our effort here will be to see the vision in a more practical, simple, and tension free way. You can find greater insights into my model of transformation, multidimensional anthropology, and the integration of the spiritual traditions and the sciences in my website and books.
The intention of the blog is to help bring the new vision into focus. As this occurs, transcendent union and earthly joys will no longer be understood as an “either/or” choice, but as a “both/and” experience. The unity of mystical transformation and spiritual creativity is our true being in divine union. As we proceed along the journey, the vision will emerge.