DANCE OF LIFE
Absolute Consciousness is urged to matter; nothingness becomes something. . .
With Divine motivation, play is at the heart of it all; playfulness is non attached, neutral, open to the element of surprise.
Mystery & tragedy; mysterious play of Divine Source ~ Lila reflects the spontaneous nature of the Divine, being un.predictable. Embracing this concept is emancipatory.
Divine Source is Supreme Creative Intelligence creating, playing with & in souls, in order to light the path to higher levels of consciousness.
Divine game & dance ~
A flickering flame, (Light = consciousness) the symbol of this epiphany of Spirit; the flow of Spirit descending into matter, ascending back to Source. A miraculous powerful transformative energy & creativity. The expression of an extraordinary imaginative universal art, capable of sustaining itSelf.
Our world; a projection (artifact) of Divine imagination.
Nature works with opposites ~ psychic energy is generated by the tension of opposites— the exchange & flow of energies. The Primordial Power at play; a dance of creation, preservation & destruction ~ This power is Kali.
Projection is spontaneous because of joy, the overwhelming joy of existence (sat-chit-ananda). Divine Source has many aliases reflecting different aspects; everything is a manifestation of Divine Source. That through which we live & act; the fundamental spontaneity of our nature, assuming the form of any emotion, vision, impulse or thought ~ moves our conscious personality by premonitions, flashes of advice, bursts of desire.
Divine Source; hidden in depth, outside the pale of sense experience & mind-process.
"Illusion" Latin: in + ludere, to play. Illusion; a mysterious power that turns an idea into a physical reality; empowers to realize our conceptions, specifically through the formative power of the imagination ~ illusion building power. In illusion, something exists outside its creator. Illusion is the positive existence of the world.
Joy & pleasure is found in continuing the game (hide&seek). We are Source in disguise of individual Self. When the game has gone on long enough, we wake up, and remember that we are (all one) ~ Source; all that, eternally. Hiding the truth makes the game fun. This is where the veiling aspect comes in.
All the hopes, desires, loves, and affections that people have for different things . . . are desires for God and all those things are veils (Rumi).
Reality is a projection of the mind. Illusions are only a problem when we take them too seriously, and no longer realize that it is a game, then the veil becomes too thick, and we get stuck and begin to take things too literally, becoming deluded, which means 'out of play'. Game playing is part of the learning / harmonizing / synchronizing process. Without play, externalizations of Source become rigid, impoverished, stiff, reducing fluidity & movement. Energy is constipated. Completion of the cycle (death/re.birth :: destructive energy reaching a climax in the dance) leads to expansion of consciousness, compassion & reunion ~
Playfully, we achieve integration through the dissolution of boundaries. (internal) Fire is a way to dissolve boundaries, melt & transform ~ turning hardness into flux, external flow back into inner flow. The turning inward is erotic: fusing, closing gaps, erasing boundaries. This internal heating & melting is a sucking into the Self. A transformative power attracting everything that exists. This dynamic, active, fluid energy dissolves borders. Establishing continuous connecxion between states of being, while reproducing the density of being; the rediscovery of preexisting totality within. Exposing multi dimensionality ~
This potent energy dissolves all external, while triggering upward transition. The movement towards integration comes from within. This internalization is fluid & erotic, capable of joining. The deepest motivating force in the human psyche is the craving to return to Source; the experience of our Divine Self. This is the Kundalini energy; Supreme Creative Intelligent flow. Dance exemplifies this internalizing erotic process. Drawn into the whirling movement, accelerating to the point where dancer & dance are one; swirling inward a vortex of fluid innerness, the SpiritSelf becomes Self (conscious). This Rhythmic Play is the Source of all Movement within the Cosmos. The Purpose of this dance is to release the SpiritSoul from illusion :: The place of the dance inside Self is @ Heart center; tethered to the heart of the universe within & without.
This dance represents evolution >> preservation, destruction, veiling (illusion ~ giving rest), and release (salvation, Grace) ~ activities of deities ~ This cosmic activity is the central motif in the dance of The High Self. This perpetual dance is evolution's play. The dance of nature proceeds on one side; the dance of enlightenment on the other; mirroring the mechanics of creation ~ a cycle of birth-into-ignorance and return-to-truth. Birth & illumination :: the cycle of realization that ego is but a ripple on the ocean of eternity, while true Self is Atman; the water, which endures.
Intrinsic intuitions & recurring perceptions is Source (High Self) flowing into & out of Self. The outer movement in this game/dance [life] is, finally destructive, while the inner movement is erotic & integrating, though never final ~ In mythological Trickster tales, the Trickster in creating gets tricked himself, which results in boons to humanity; one of the reasons for 'play'. We begin as undifferentiated oneness. Getting involved in the game [life] separates, fragments & hardens the Self. Parts of Self take on lives of their own and unexpected consequences occur. Relating to these parts in different ways, we get to know our Self better in the process. The game [life] brings 'other' & 'reflection', the ability to know Self through these interactions. Yet the game [life] paradoxically in separating Self from High Self makes us forget that we are everything…
PS ~ It helps to navigate via the heart, when the energy of Joy flows unobstructed by ego, a sensual ecstasy overrides all feeling.