People spend way too much time hung up on identity, image, and ego.
There are many Masters out there for those who are seeking answers to questions about soul mastery and freedom from suffering.
Then there are those who are hung up about which Master to choose, to follow, to emulate, to act as guide to accelerated evolution.
Some prescribe practices which include meditation and service, tithing, and sadhana, others prescribe just ‘being’, releasing one’s identity and ‘personhood’, finding peace and joy in being present to the moment, being the witness or observer of what is phenomenal. The belief is that there is no ultimate truth in what is phenomenal, only relative subjective perception of reality.
All phenomenal objects occur after creation, after thought, after intent, and are manifest.
The eternal and infinite reality exists before and beyond creation. We cannot hope to go there while in our physical body. We can go there in our consciousness when observing that which is not manifest, but which is still and unchanging, yet dynamic, evolving and expanding in its stillness and peacefulness.
It’s nature is love, radiating from its essence, being present in all that is before and since creation; love permeates all creation and is visible for those who wish to see beyond the manifested. When perceiving the emptiness of all objects, of all creation, when contemplating the energetic presence which is ‘god’ that is the glue which holds reality together, then one feels the inter-connectedness of all reality.
It is possible to see ‘something’ in the eye of the needle.
The acquisition of greater spiritual accelerated evolution is achieved by deeper realization of this ultimate truth.
I am That I am. I am not the body, not the thoughts, not the emotions, not the mind. They are all vehicles of the soul, temporary and phenomenal.
The soul is all that is eternal and infinite. The soul incarnate is the river flowing to the ocean, whose identity is equal to the branch is to the tree, or the rain droplet is to the thunderstorm.
When we are able to perceive the emptiness of reality we can understand and know that incarnated ‘soul’ is the permeating life source in which are soaked our emotional and mental aspects within a physical envelope or body. When we transition from material dimension to astral plane, the soul with its emotional and mental aspects which contain our karma will leave our physical body and leave the manifest plane. There is eternal continuity of experience within our soul’s akashic record which contains all memory of past lives and karmic debts and credits.
The existence of a Divine Plan for each soul is contained within that record.
The manner in which we choose to modify that plan for ourselves depends on whether we are aligned with our soul’s destiny or choose to follow the ego and its manifested cravings and meanderings of the mind.
It is our choice, our journey, our evolution.