Dr. Bill Little
Imagine that you are a playwright and you have written the entire script for the play called ‘My Life.’ Yes, this means all the great moments with supportive people, and all the unhappy moments involving loss of love, health or wealth, etc. This is not easy to accept, but to move forward and complete the drama you will have to accept this. The truth be told, you have probably learned more from the disasters than the uplifting times.
Now imagine that your career as a playwright has an expansive nature to it, i.e., your ability to write great stories increases as time goes on and you gain life experience. I once saw a movie directed by a young person, perhaps in his twenties, and it was terrible. It was nothing but darkness and violence. I actually walked out because this person didn’t know yet that life is never totally dark and never totally light. It is a fascinating mixture. But he will grow to understand reality and may achieve success.
There is a source within us that fuels our career choices as well as many other things. Some call it spirit. So suppose that your spirit is gradually making you a better writer of ‘My Life.’
Eventually you will want to expand your life story into another dimension. This is often preceded by a feeling something like, ‘Help; I’m trapped in a human being!’ Daily life becomes very habitual and listless after a while. So the need for adventure and freshness and the feeling of awesomeness is very much a part of the human life story.
How will you spread your wings and fly?
Have you suppressed a yearning to paint or sing for too long?
Is your worldly mind telling you you’re too old for a new career?
This yearning is natural and can be seen to be your own spirit pushing against the walls of your personality.
Now here is where everything must, of necessity, become very strange and even mystical. Our spirit never ages. It is always leaving the past and projecting a great future. All it really requires is our agreement. Do the thing you think you can’t do. Partner with Life in such a way that you set a wonderful goal and give the rest of the details to your inner being so there is no struggling to reveal the new you. This is how you operated when you were young and knew no barriers.
The story of your life now may appear to have several barriers, but if you look closely, that’s only due to some idea that you have cultivated or someone else has told you. And then there is always the concept, ‘I’m not as young as I used to be.’ While it is true the body naturally ages, the spirit does not.
Plan your next life. What kind of parents would you like to have? What type of relationship would you seek knowing what you have learned in this life? Let’s take it even more into a rarely explored field. What period of time would you life to live in? Hundreds of years from now, humanity might have expanded into the solar system. How about designing asteroids that act as giant ships that travel between planets with magnificent interiors filled with natural beauty?
Have no doubt that you are Shiva. This means that you are all and everything throughout all time and space. And you are the playwright designing your play of consciousness. This is the real agenda for human beings. We are not just here to live a very limited set of dramatic scenes with other people we may or may not relate to. We are here to grow into our own deep nature and find a spirit that is eternally expanding into vast dimensions.
Try this now. Sit down and write out who you really want to be.
Dr. Bill Little