If you think that you know where other people are in their process life will deal you a wake up blow, because even when you are awakened, knowing where someone is is one of the most difficult things to really know.
Awakening opens you up, no doubt. However, kundalini does not completely disrobe you of the distorting dross that lies before you which you are looking through. It brings the potential of incredible insight into how things are, no doubt, and the world begins to clarify as these scales fall from the eyes of the self, but it does so incrementally. With each reveal, we assume we become all knowing. We become more knowing. Ego leaps us forward telling us we are where we are not. We wax foolish. This is the most dangerous place to be without humility and grace by our side. We assume much and know less and less. Projections rule the day. This is when turning the search light into our own process is so critical. We fail with others but we succeed so much better when we deal with our own. Everything we see around us is measured against our own inner distortions. Of these, we have lots. Humility. Grace.
Beware anyone who proclaims they know where you are and offers you advice. I might know what it is like for someone to go through “ego-death” as someone recently wrote to me about. I know just where he is….but I cannot know exactly what his experience is. I can only know my own. And in looking through the windows of his own soul, I am gazing through the windows of my own soul first. And then into his. And who am I to proclaim to know where he is? Look, the world is full of the walking wounded, and everyone deserves compassion, if only to bear our own souls to that place within ourselves where we learn how this is done for our own good if not not for the other.
The gift of individuality is a big one, cosmically it lays the responsibility for your own spiritual sovereignty at your feet and no one, not even the Creator will ever mess with that. THAT is just how sacred freewill and individuality is. As such, you cannot pick up anothers’ experience. You will always view it through your own. I have said many times that the saying of Anais Nin goes, we don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are. This individuality also means that you alone come to the divine. No one hauls you up to it. We each reach it on our own. How many times have I known someone with such incredible insight fall so terribly far from knowing where I am? When someone starts telling me or others how it is that I feel, that is when I run for cover because this is where the greatest illusions get spun. Karma projects its distortions writ large and nothing good every comes from it.
Does it mean we cannot empathize with others or feel their presence? No, we most certainly can, but don’t ever be fooled that what you feel is directly them. Years may pass before you wake up to realize that what you were seeing was your own version of that own secret world of another. It is a lens through a lens. I know of nothing thus far that suggests that this will ever change. As humans, we like to think we WILL KNOW. Bearing that, through our egos, we proclaim to know some great immutable truth. But fortunately for the world, we just know our own. We can relate, yes, but we always come home to our own hearth, to our own assembly of self for council and nurture.
We are not entirely alone, for we also live in that vast sea together, but this individuality serves us for a purpose we have found so important that we have taken this on in each life.
Humility is the greatest balm for the ego, for false masters and would-be authorities of this world. It is also the hardest one to take and the strongest medicine for all of us. Its reward is a spreading grace all through our being.
I bow deep before your greatness……