Awakening from the Ignorant Dream
By Carlo AmiThis is written in small chunks. You are encouraged to read this very slowly, pausing frequently andconsulting your heart as to the usefulness of these words.
Does the world seem to be kicking your butt right now? Do the challenges seem to be mountingin intensity and frequency?Our world appears to be a chaotic mess. Anxiety seems to be running rampant. Many see theworld imploding.It is time to wake up from the ignorant dream. All of us have the power to do this, if we simplychose to prioritize our lives so that love reigns.It may be spiritually profitable to see all the challenges and apparent difficulties we areexperiencing as akin to what the obstetrician does when a child plops out of its mother’s womb.The doctor traditionally slaps this little creature on its little butt. The purpose: that the child befully born, that it breathes.Though at times, the slaps we are all getting in life may seem to be brutal, they are but calls towake up. As one clings to the old, unproductive way of ego, the universe or the Unified Field, or the Collective Consciousness or (if you insist), some big bearded, gray-haired old guy with ahalo over His head is slapping your keister or banging you on the head to help you understandthe stupidity of living from ego.These slaps are designed to help us get over ego completely, to come consistently from theheart. When this becomes integrated, then we breathe as new beings, as humble examples toothers, as fully loved and loving. We are truly reborn.
There is nothing else as importantupon which we might focus our attention.
The only thing that stops us from claiming this peace is our own resistance to it: Seeingourselves as unworthy, seeing ourselves as more worthy of love and abundance than someoneelse, or simply not seeing the possibility of living this kind of Love.The time has come to claim our fully loving nature.How do we do this? How do we become what be came here to become?In the claiming of love comes the release of the imaginary ego,That counter-productive imagination that sucks our loving energy, but only if we feed it.Like all terrorists, ego points to others and calls
terrorist. Religions call other religionsterrorist, governments point the finger at other governments, and the ego tells you thateverybody and every thing
other than it
is the cause of all your problems.Collectively, we have fed ego by identifying with it and trusting it, as if it was who we are. Wehave also been trusting the ego-like institutions that deceive and betray our trust at every turn.
Awakening from the Ignorant Dream by Carlo Ami Page 1 6/8/2010