A long time ago, I remember catching wind of a fantastic story that the Star Wars saga was actually based upon true events that took place in the Pleiades constellation. I don’t know about that, but by George, has anyone else heard about a UFO documentary coming soon to a theater near you that posits a revelation of the truth about extraterrestrial involvement on Earth and our collective history? In the spirit of that, has anyone heard the reimagined story of Master Yoda shedding light on Anakin Skywalker’s curiosity about the difference between Heaven and Hell? Yoda respected Anakin’s natural Force (Chi) sensitivity and power. Given that Anakin respected Yoda’s wisdom, he sought counsel from his reptilian friend, by asking Yoda to describe the difference between these places. First, Yoda became uncharacteristically provocative with the young Jedi by putting him down, calling him a bastard son of a slave and elaborating in that manner. Given his orientation and propensity toward reacting to his anger without reserve, Anakin lit up his saber and was ready to behead his deeply respected Master teacher. At that point, Yoda said, “hell that is.” Immediately, Anakin remembered his True Self, relaxed, calmed down and cracked a smile as he put away his saber. At that eternal moment, the wise lizard asserted, “Heaven this is . . . Physical location they are not, but internal state of consciousness they are.”
Here on Classroom Mothership Earth, a growing number of us are realizing that a deeper reality lies beneath our conscious minds and surface reality of our Planet. Poignantly, I noticed a lizard arriving in my consciousness recently that served as a bell of mindfulness to pay attention to synchronicity, signs, symbols, dreams and visions. In the theater of Life, it’s as if lizard is there to help us realize that we are the dreamer behind the dream by watching ourselves with a healthy, detached perspective. By consciously allowing the arrival of the Dreamtime into our material reality, we are invoking a light-hearted dance between spirit and form. Meditation on lizard is good medicine for that. We are here to wake up to the reality that we are spiritual beings having human experiences, not the other way around. But in our developmentally delayed cultural wars between our attachments to the egotistical mental constructs of us and them, we have been programmed to view ourselves as disconnected and separate from one another and from Great Spirit. However, we are all One and we are here to wake up to the awareness of that. I like to dream big and envision peace in the Middle East and a Garden of Eden there now as a Fertile Crescent it once was. However, I know that I am also part of the heaviness that resides in the energetic field that envelops the old world of Abraham, founding father of the World’s Big Three religions. Some folks view Israel as a democracy, while carrying a separate intellectual concept that perceives the rest of the region otherwise. But with respect to the classic Woodie Guthrie song, both lands are part of Great Spirit, meant to be shared in harmony. We are all part of the land, as the Earth is our Mother. What we do to Her, we do to ourselves. While I envision the global dismantling of weapons of mass destruction, I know that I have to disentangle the tentacles of egotism that resides in my Being. It is seductive to worship the god of judgment and opinion, like a good armchair quarterback. When we wake up to the awareness that mind is an illusion, we are no longer unconscious robots in the human-made constructs of the world. When the CEO’s and workers of fast food corporations awaken to the perspective that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, perhaps they will break bread together by enacting a more livable, equitable and sustainable business practice. Somewhat akin to effectively digesting last week’s hungry Lunar Full Moon, we stick in alignment by shifting gears that facilitate a healthy digestion process when cooking up a New Earth–particularly as we move closer to the Winer Solstice on December 21, 2012. It might feel like small potatoes, but even one fry can make a difference in France and beyond.
When we allow the light to illuminate the shadows, we look authentically at our natural orientation, especially our shadow sides. When we keep our wits about us to laugh at ourselves like the full bellied Buddha, we see that Nature often holds up a mirror for us to look at, particularly our shadow sides. Ingesting lizard medicine is a good remedy for this walking meditation. Saying yes to the energy of lizard means that we say yes to increasing our perceptual powers and heightened sensitivities to physical, emotional, mental, psychic and spiritual subtleties in perception. But remember to proceed with caution and be mindful of the ego’s trickery during this process. Increasing our true power means we are neither superior or inferior to anyone else. There is ego in powers of perception. Awareness understands that we simply are what we are and it is what it is. We are consciousness itself, rather than what consciousness has identified with.