This reflection is entitled...
The Final Frontier ( Inner Space )
We shall not cease from exploration and at the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time . ~ T.S. Eliot
On the anniversary of mans first step on the moon ~ let us look inside and realize that we are still a planet where war , control and domination still reign supreme while peace, cooperation and altruism lag sadly behind.
We are a small blue planet connected to a medium sized star which is just one of millions of stars within a vast galaxy that is just one of thousands if not millions of other vast galaxies in the Universe.
It's almost too awesome to comprehend .
What is the glue that keeps it all together and makes it understandable ?
Is it gravity ?
Or is it a force that even gravity is a condition of state ?
There is only one answer and that answer is LOVE ~ for the urge to unite is the glue that extends from the galaxies to the world of molecules and atoms ~ and we continue to resist it at our peril.
Love is the Rabbit Hole or doorway from our present state of ego consciousness to a universal state of soul consciousness and our innate connection to the universe.
As such, only love can give us a glimpse of the infinite because only love joins us to what is deepest within ourselves and the universe.
Giuseppe Mazzini , the famous 19th century liberator, spoke of the timelessness of love :
As children, we all knew, or briefly glimpsed this state of soul consciousness which I call the Unified field.
Indeed, my whole life has been a journey, a QUEST, to find a lost little boy within me who once knew, and profoundly felt , this great inner truth ~ that the joy deepest within me was indelibly connected to all of nature ~ and I longed to share it as I am now sharing it with you.
I vividly remember that childhood moment.
It was a typical lovely, warm and sultry New England summer day in Newtonville,
That day in my room , I suddenly heard my favorite song on the radio . It was Gene Autrey's I'M BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN .
My inner joy was too much to contain and I felt an incredible urge to share it . So I turned the radio up as loud as possible, stood on my tiptoes and opened the window.
As I leaned out into that gorgeous New England summer day , I felt an overwhelming joy which seemed to literally lift me out of myself. For suddenly I knew and saw something clearly .
It was a feeling of knowing and seeing from deep within myself ~ a feeling of incredible joy and oneness with all and I totally surrendered to it.
For an ecstatic few minutes I knew I was not alone .
I knew that the awesome feeling of joy that seemed to lift me out of myself was connected to all of nature .
I was obviously in a state of soul consciousness ~ a state of consciousness that joined me to the universe.
I am now reunited with that little boy and I speak , teach and write from that same place of joy and deep knowing .
The ultimate truth and final frontier of our ceaseless external exploration is inner space and the reality that love and soul consciousness lie deepest within ourselves ~ not hatred, domination and ego consciousness.
And it is the truth that shall set everything ablaze.