How to Merge Magic, Myth and Reality
I was thinking of the Tower of Babel and the reason in the Bible why there are so many languages today. I think the reason God created many languages is for the people to appreciate contrasts. If I were to envision a conceited God, I would say He created the different languages so that He can be serenaded in different languages. But I can not comprehend the mind of God so I will not go there.
At any rate I can not imagine a conceited God.
When two people can communicate without the use of language, we enter into the realm of magic and myth, and yet, it is entirely possible. It is real. Studies of twins separated at birth have documented this.
In the world of myth and magic, the unseen, a soul is born with a twin, hence the term “Soul Mate”. I take this to mean a soul separated from its twin at birth. There are many movies about this.
It is possible for two people to communicate with each other without the filter of the ego. When this happens that communication becomes a dance. It is beautiful but it is also scary, in the sense that there is no place to hide. One is totally exposed, vulnerable, naked, no room for hypocrisy.
This is the kind of communication between a guru and a disciple, when the student is ready to be totally exposed, vulnerable. The paradox is that this is the exact state in which the guru is also able to transmit the best. The student, by accepting himself, as he is, unmasked, totally naked, can now realize that he and the guru are the same. The separation is only in his mind.
But what if the relationship is not between a guru and a student, in the formal sense? This is where it gets tricky. One who is able to read another’s thought is so very tempted to do it all the time, with everybody. An ego enhancement tool . It is one of the six yogic powers that come when the mind is quieted [See the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali]
We all have these thoughts that we do not want to share with others. They are too private, shameful to have or entertain since they are so “off” the spiritual path. So we think. Thinking is the ego's tool to take us away from the present, the dharma experienced as tantra.
It takes discipline not to invade someone’s thoughts without his or her permission and hence all of the sages warn about it. Like a drug, it can intoxicate and when one indulges in it, the person now becomes a drunken monkey.
On the other hand, if it is between two people who wish to do it, voluntarily, then it becomes a beautiful dance. No ego involved, a free flow, freedom instead of a cage.
This kind of communication exists between a parent and a child. They are in tune with each other.
In the romantic sense, when one is fortunate to find that person who is his/her twin flame, and both are willing to be vulnerable, the meeting of two minds merge myth, magic, and reality. No need for words.
What do you have to do when you find this person? Be fearless. The paradox is that when you are most vulnerable, you are also the strongest. Why? Because the soul that was split has now become whole and you will know it beyond the shadow of a doubt.
© 2009 by Melinda M. Sorensson
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