breaking the trance

a trance

something we enter

but also something we can exit from

the trance infers there is a conscious awareness

that exists before and after its existence

the trance infers a temporary state of being

the trance infers that a set of conditions result in our entry into it

the trance infers a set of conditions that release us from it

the trance infers a dream like state when we are in it

in a trance we can still enjoy all of our senses

within the trance our physical bodies are fully alive and functioning

we may not know at all that we are in a trace or

we may only have the slightest inclination that what is perceived is not quite real

and yet within the trance our mind is fixated on a way of seeing which is corrupt

the trace is one of separation and is incredibly powerful

great determination is required of the individual to overcome it

the greatest enemy of the trance is stillness

for when the mind is quiet, its mischievous hands are bound

with persistent silence cracks begin to reach the depths of the trance

cracks that determination and will invade and push upon

fueled by driving wedges of intense yearning, a deep love, a great hunger

such is the breaking of the trance

when you are present

it is as if you stood alone on a hilltop

and could see every valley and hill in every direction

what if you never left this hilltop

while living and working in your daily life

always present

always watchful

alone, yet at the same time completely as one with the all

all distinctions dissolved

mind completely subservient to presence

in every moment throughout your life

dramas would unfold before you in this world of perceived form

inviting you to leave this point of view

yet you would remain

always on the hilltop kingdom

steadfast, standing

watching, being, immersed in the love of unity

unphased by the world of form and its theatre

seeing all as an eternal infinite being

knowing that time

allows for the unfolding

knowing that the lens of timelessness

brings it all into focus

your quest

there is no leaving your self to find it

there is nothing that comes in to you

there is nothing that comes out of you

it is already there

you simply do not see it

for its very nature is stillness

it is said, whoever knows themselves knows the unity of all beings

the humbled you is the object of your quest

do not stop

do not stop

until you achieve what you have been seeking

the pressure to pull you away will only grow stronger as you grow closer

mind will try to wear the clothes of the one you seek so that you don’t succeed

the reward lies in the struggle

each has been given the inner power to overcome

rise up and be…

be relentless

the power of realization

the power of determination

the power of a love founded in a knowing that all is one

will lift you back on your feet again and again

listen to the drum beat

listen to the endless rain of remembrance

returning you to your destiny in this life