2012 and the Psychedelic Shamans (cont.)
By Thomas Razzeto
You Are Eternal Like the Sun
I think that the Maya personified the sun because you are like the
sun. From our perspective on earth, the sun is born when it rises and it
dies when it sets. But from a perspective out in space, we see that the
sun is never born and it never dies; it is essentially eternal.
Similarly, from the perspective of our ordinary reality, it appears as
if we are born and then later, we die. Is there a different perspective,
a larger framework, that reveals that our true self, our fundamental
unconstructed self, is indeed also without birth or death? Are we also
eternal? As I mentioned before, at birth, you get an apparent identity.
When you re-identify with your true self - your pure, unchanging, eternal awareness - you are reborn in the most profound way.
I think that the Maya used a timeless metaphor on purpose to help you
understand that you, too, exist beyond the boundaries of time itself.
You exist as pure awareness, and time, space, energy and matter are all
created within you. This re-identification as pure awareness is the
deepest and most fundamental rebirth that the Maya are talking about.
While many people have heard that the world is an illusion, few
people have heard someone say that they themselves are also an illusion.
As I say in my book, Mystical 2012:
Yes, it seems like you are a separate, mortal, sentient being but you
are not a being of any kind; you are sentience itself! This is the
formless divine essence! This is what the gnostics focus on when they
say, Know yourself and you shall know God!
Many of us have heard it said, You are not a human being having a
spiritual experience, you are a spiritual being having a human
experience. Of course it is wise not to put the cart before the horse
but perhaps you now see why I say that you are neither the cart nor the
horse! You are the awareness that holds both the human being and the
spiritual being! Your eternal nature is looking out of your eyes right
now, shining forever, just like the sun!
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