”Freedom means being able to move through the characteristics of the world without losing the stability and integrity of Consciousness. Slavery means being overshadowed by every experience, forgetting joy, forgetting peace, forgetting love, forgetting everything that is of the Real, the True or the Good and being left with nothing, but a handful of broken dreams, a castle of sand, a phantasmal mirage of life.” MSI, Enlightenment!
One of the difficulties with enlightened concepts such as freedom is that the surface mind experiences only boundaries and it is filled with limiting beliefs about reality and identifies with a mere shadow of the real Self. The understanding will always fall short. It is like somebody describing another country to you, one that you have never visited, and you can only try to imagine its landscape and customs. If you were to go and travel to that country then you could have a real conversation about it and your voice would carry the resonance of your personal experience.
We live in a world that is asleep, forgetful of the true nature of the Self. Even if it is filled with suffering we are very attached to this phantasmal mirage of life that we call reality. It is known to us and it has become who and what we think we are. A very compelling dream indeed.
When MSI talks of freedom, he is not merely wanting to expand the intellectual understanding. He is pointing to something Real that one can actually experience. Like it is a country that you can travel to. Not some planet in the outer regions of the galaxy that is far beyond your reach, but actually a place that is very easily accessible and close to you. The Ishayas are inviting all of us in this dream to come and join in the experience of stability and integrity of Consciousness.
From the moment that I was introduced to the Ishayas´ Teaching of Ascension, this was the most compelling invitation I had ever heard.
To experience True Freedom? Is that possible? And really, what is it?
That is for us to find out and to experience.
What could be a more worthy goal for a human life?