Tell me more about liberation……

1 May, 2019

As I move ever deeper into living the questions of my life, I am stepping into a beautifully intimate relationship with my Inner Muse Beloved, the part of the human psyche that is creative, imaginative and curious,

the part that is at home with the darkness, decay and death cycles,

the part that revels in the mystery, being so much more at home with the question than the answer.

It should come as no surprise then that, as I play with my Muse and entertain the idea of Liberation, asking her ‘what have you got to tell me about liberation’,

that I am met, not with an answer,

but more questions!

How can you know love, when all you have known are conditions?

How can you know safety, when you have only felt fear?

How can you know liberation, when all you have experienced are the ties that bind?

As I start to play with these ideas, I realise that there are so many layers to true liberation, that to be free, one gets to

unlearn,

release,

and create space for the presence of love and light within your being.

I know that when I started this path, what I thought I desired was happiness, but I quickly came to realise that happiness as a concept has so many tripping hazards; with so many ways to define the concept, most of which are not mine, how does one come to know happiness?

When you legitimise your lived experience, you will realise that most of the pathways towards happiness actually don’t make you truly, deeply and enduringly happy!

When happiness is defined by others,

When happiness comes with a should (oh this should make me happy, but in all honesty it doesn’t)

When happiness is only the mask that you wear so that others are not inconvenienced by the depth of your dissatisfaction with the life that has followed the formula,

then of course, happiness will be inaccessible! But how hard is it to admit the possibility that maybe happiness is not the thing to aim for because happiness, as a concept, has been appropriated by a capitalist and commercialised world, with these ideals only ever leaving your feeling hollow!

Is it possible to consider that what we require first is liberation?

Liberation from the falsehoods and conditioning,

Liberation from the systems of oppression,

Liberation from the garden path that has only lead to, yet another, garden path, where in truth there is no end, because there is always the next best thing to make you happy (or so they would have you believe!).

What if the quality and focus of your questions started to change, and you could start to be more at home in the unfolding mystery that is your life?

To consider life beyond the sanitized, convenient, quickly fixed, instantly gratifying,

To surrender to the life that, when it is re-wilded, will be an organic unfolding that provides very few definitive answers, and far more of the mysteries to ponder,

Just when you think you have figured it out, you realize the next layer,

The next mystery unfolding!

And so, I wonder, would you really have it any other way?

Yes, it might be comfortable to know the end of the story, how today will end because your day was just like yesterday,

But isn’t there a part of you that longs to be

Excited?

Enthusiastic?

Not knowing?

Isn’t there a part of you that could see the unfolding layers, the new discoveries, the new remembrances are what fuel the divine spark within?

As we are a part of the universe, we too are in the process of expansion, creation, unfolding,

but many have come to see this as a threat and resist – stability and immobility being synonymous with safety – but is it really?  Some might come to experience this as stuck and stagnant!!

So, I wonder if you would like to begin to dance with your Inner Muse Beloved,

to begin to live the questions where you can feel a sense of excitement returning as you await the next question that will be revealed that will unlock the new layers within you,

to embrace how this contributes to your ongoing participation in the unfolding that is your life when it is being actively lived,

to be released of so much by being a little more at home with the mystery, relinquishing the need for things to be solved, figured out, finalised.

It is here that you can experience your life as an unfolding, fluid, malleable substance that you are playing an active role in co-creating!!

 

So much love and excitement as you start your walk with the mystery,

 

Toni-Anne

 

PS: Please share along, it is always appreciated and you be playing an active role in the awakening consciousness.

 

Disclaimer:  This information is in no way intended to replace psychological treatment should you be suffering from clinical depression and anxiety and be in need of personalised, individual therapy.  This information can be used as an adjunct to your therapy and you can feel free to raise it with your therapist should you have one.  If you are in any way suicidal, please contact your therapist or emergency support services.

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