finding ‘our way back Home’

ב׳׳ה

“[A]ll religions are like different languages that seek to express that which is beyond words . . . so that we can remember our way back Home.”

Rabbi Dr. Nadia Siritsky, The Reform Advocate, Vol. VI, No. 2, Summer 2014.

 

In the first chapter of Be Love Now, Ram Dass explains that when feeling unconditional love occurs simultaneously with awareness that everything is ‘of G-d’ . . . 

“the door is opened to . . . the soul.”

Dass refers to the opening of that door as a moment of “grace,” in which a person becomes one with The One (i.e., G-d). Dass describes such a moment as “a deep sense of being home,” and he notes we feel this deep sense of home because our fears and our sense of unworthiness are dissolved in G-d’s Unconditional Love.

What a beautiful definition of Home!!

— a place where our fears and our sense of unworthiness are dissolved in unconditional love . . .

Who wouldn’t want to return there every day?!?!

Actually . . . if we were willing to admit the ugly truth about how we feel in our darkest hours . . . that is precisely the place to which each of us wishes we could return and stay — a place where we are loved so completely that we are not afraid of being rejected and we are not ashamed to be exactly who G-d created us to be.

That is, after all, the “place” from which humanity “fell” when Adam and Eve ate the apple, causing them to become self-aware, ashamed, and afraid . . .

AND. . .

from watching my own sons, it seems to be a developmental stage each of us reaches in childhood . . . when our awareness of the judgments passed by others in social situations begins to make us self-conscious and insecure.

Sadly, for many of us, that social awareness can eventually drown out our awareness of our internal sense of happiness and wholeness. It can drown out the still, small voice that tells us that we are loved unconditionally by G-d and that we are an integral, infinitely-important part of the universe.

And so, all religions try to remind us of our interdependence and they try to show us that Love, so that we might find our way back to the safety and security of that Home in G-d’s Grace.

Regardless our individual religious languages, may each of us find more moments to rest in the Grace of G-d’s Unconditional Love and, then, may we share that Love with others.

Shabbat shalom, jen

3 thoughts on “finding ‘our way back Home’

  1. Dear Jen,

    Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and noble quotes as well 🙂

    One Quote refers to Ram Dass – in the Sikh religion the 4th Guru’s name was Ram Das…

    Referring to fear and sense of unworthiness dissolved in God’s Unconditional Love: Once we have entered our inner worlds with our Inner Eye (provided it is open), Single Eye or Third Eye and enter the 5th plane/dimension – where the soul is no longer combined with matter, but where there is pure consciousness – we are then above the body-consciousness – this means: we lose all fear as the soul can see that it is not the body, not the mind, but is of the same essence as that of God – in this way it loses even the fear of death as the soul is then aware that it cannot die. This inner entrance into the mystery of beyond is the same what happens when we have to leave the body and the death is knocking at our door. With the grace of God this soul can then leave the wheel of life, of coming and going and the sting of death has lost its fear…

    …and every day you can return to this plane in the meditation of light and sound. – when the drop becomes one with ocean…

    fear, hate, anger, lust etc. this all comes from the mind – once the mind is overcome – only the pure essence of the soul is shining with love and light, a pure heart…

    yes, blankets upon blanket was put on our inner light and so we have forgotten that we are soul, not mind, not body… – and so we are in darkness. Now we have to remove these blankets – mind-blankets, one by one and our light will be freed from the darkness of our mind and mind games…

    When we have removed those “blanket” not only our inner light is freed again, but our unconditional love as well – as soul is unconditional love and light – it is a hardship, a hard work and to see our mind working in us every moment, discover what we think and where the arrow the thought is aiming at… with which motives and reasons… – this digging in us belongs to our becoming a true person to ourselves and others. This whole work allows us to open the inner Gate and have access to the light and sound of God.

    Thank you very much for your beautiful thoughts, dear Jen 🙂

    Warm greetings to God in you
    Didi

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