― Albert Einstein
As I sit with the profundity of this notion, my mind begins reeling towards all of the ways in which I use separateness to keep me out of the 'universal box of connection.' Carl Jung identified that we are all apart of the collective unconscious. How often do we single ourselves out and make statements like, "I could never!" "I'll always." "I just can't even imagine myself in that situation." How often do we use these phrases as we judge ourselves as well as others? I know I do and have.
I feel like the Earth has a deep ache in her heart these days. All of the happenings of the world effect the whole, and we are all a part of the suffering as well as the healing. Our words can be a healing balm, or they can cut like a knife. Our thoughts can set us free or surround us in a cell of isolation. As I sit with this notion of the king and queen, I can't help but think of a childhood classmate who was recently arrested for a rather atrocious happening. My first reaction was shock, disbelief, and sadness. I haven't been in contact with him since we were kids, but we grew up together in the same small town. As I began hearing all of the evidence, my heart sank for all parties involved.
At this point in my journey I still find myself in judgment of myself and others. I practice Yoga, I'm doing my personal growth work, I believe in a benevolent source, but I am still in human form figuring it all out. I truly believe we all agreed to learn and from one another. Some lessons are more quickly learned than others, and some lessons I think I will be repeating for the rest of my life. Instead of rising up in righteousness, I'd like to bow in humbleness. Instead of cutting another down, I'd like to lift them up. Rather than feeling small, I'd like for us all to feel tall. What if we kept in mind that we are all just doing the best that we can? I believe compassion is the healing sound of the Universe.
I'd like to think that we all have the capacity to radiate to the level of the Dalia Lama, but until then I think I will keep the notion of the king and queen in my heart.Instead of judging, lets feel the emotion present within us and honor where we are. Instead of sending hate, lets send love. For when we send love to another, we send love to ourselves. After all, we are all going to go back in the same box together.
May You Sweetly Seek:)