Living with spiritual integrity

Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto. Photo by Jessica Berry

Living with spiritual integrity

Most of us take advantage of a satellite GPS app when making a journey from A to B. Similarly, when embarking on the journey from Birth to Death we are equipped with a kind of satellite navigation system, with the function of seeing the bigger picture in order to better journey through the details. We call this innate navigation function intuition. It’s an utter tragedy that this incredible, literally mind-blowing tool is currently largely thrown by the wayside. We use a GPS system by zooming out to get a better picture of the lay of the land. Intuition works by zooming in, for it is by going within that we can see the bigger picture. The great news is that if you have uninstalled yours there’s no problem, we can simply make a few tweaks to your system to re-install and reap the benefits.

So, what does it even mean to ‘go within’? Within is the space between. Within is our greater context, it is the blank page that allows the story to be read. It’s the ‘nothing’ that provides the connectivity for all the ‘something’. There cannot be a song without a whole lot of silence between the notes connecting them up. The silence gives the sound the opportunity to shine, just as the darkness allows the light to pop. When we tune in to the space between, we connect to our greater context.

All forms of meditation are simply different ways of tuning in to our greater context.

For quite a while now on Earth we’ve been obsessively solely paying attention and giving impetus to all the ‘something’ all the while ignoring the nothing that connects and includes all that something. We have been in a state of a terrible fear of the nothing. The beautiful joke is that there is really nothing to fear. More good news: currently on Earth our consciousness is collectively remembering our greater context and we are moving from a state of the idea of separation into our true state of Unity.

We largely misconstrue the wisdom of ‘follow your heart’ to mean go with your emotions. What it really means is go into the centre. This is a wise saying that really means to get centred rather than to make an emotional judgement. Our Centre is the Heart of Hearts, also known as our true nature. Moving from our centre is moving from the 360-degree, all-encompassing perspective that knows and sees and connects all things.

My next article will be all about the spectrum of our emotions, and how to experience them from the vantage point of your heart of hearts, your true centre.

Published by Art of Intruition

Jessica Berry is a certified meditation facilitator. She has been studying Awareness and practicing meditation for more than 20 years. Her extensive training in art and design give her a unique perspective and this informs her writing deeply. Jessica believes we are all able to Wake Up.

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