Human life is very rare, a great opportunity. When one acquires a human birth, there is in that birth the opportunity to transform your being, to move from the crude to the subtle. Without a human birth, this transformative process is not possible. Though beings may abide in the heavenly realms, in the realms of the Devas, still, to finish their spiritual journey, their spiritual evolution, they must take human birth.
There are different forms of human beings. Not all come in this form that is on this planet. “Human” is that stage in which the physical evolution has reached a point where the mind is developed to the point of replicating in a small way all aspects of the cosmic mind. So, in the human stage of evolution, all the capacities of the cosmic mind are mirrored in miniature within the individual mind, like the moon shining in a thousand puddles.
So, the mind of a human being holds the potential of the full cosmic experience. You each hold within you the ability to transmute your conscious awareness from limited identity with living in a human form to awareness of the entire cosmos, for in that small mirror of the cosmic existence lies the potential to move beyond the limited sphere of human experience to the entire manifestation. All suns, stars, galaxies, planets, the entire multiverse lies within you, within the potential of your existence.
This is a specialty of human birth. This ability to move consciousness from simple, animal existence in an animal body—for these human bodies are no different than any other physical bodies—to the awareness of all beings, all life, all created existence, and even of the nondual, pure consciousness of the infinite. All lies within you.
This great potentiality is your birthright. It is your potential to recognize and to experience the vastness of creation, for within you, within your small human body, your human mind, your awareness, and your heart, your love, lies the capacity to delve inward to the very nature of your own experience of self, to your “I”-feeling, and to move through that into the depths of being, until your mind dissolves into that which is vast, unbound, the cosmic mind. Your awareness moves from your individual mind into the deeper realms of your existence and your cosmic existence.
And their stars are born. Galaxies arise and dissolve. Their time ceases. Space is everywhere and nowhere. There, past, present, and future become one. In this abode of cosmic existence, the entire universe springs forward and arises, exists for a time, and dissolves. In this vast awareness there is that clarity of being precious, profound, infinite, unending joy, truth, love; the resonance nature of being: love unconditional. For being is not simply an intellectual awareness. Being is a heart feeling. Being is love, truth...is love. Being is felt, is known. Knowing is being is feeling is knowing. It is not an idea. It is not a belief. It is known with your heart, with your essence.
Many people say, “I have realized this and that.” But there is a difference between realizing with your mind, your head, your beliefs, and realizing with your being, with your essence, with your feelings, with your heart being. Let your consciousness drop into being, love, feeling, love. It is total. It is knowing. It has no beginning, no end. It is everywhere and nowhere. There is no beginning, no time in which your being has not been. There is no time in which it will cease to be. There is no future, no past. You have always been what you are: love, truth.
The path home is through your heart. Feel. Feel being. Knowing is a totality of experience. Can you feel the one who knows you exist? To know is not simply to think. To know is to be in the totality of experience. Feel. Be. Know. Feel. Love. Within you this resounding field of being, the universal being, is everywhere. Within it, the stars have been born, galaxies risen. Universes arise, planets; endless, uncountable numbers of living beings arise, exist for a time—all conscious, sentient—dissolve into consciousness, into you, into being, into love, all drawn back to source by that longing to be whole, to be love.
Life arises to be expressed and is called home by the mystic music of the soul, and returns to essence, to feel, to be lover and beloved, united, whole. The soul longs to return to source, to the love out of which it was born. You journey the human journey to find your way back again from whence you have come. And within you lies the potential of all creation.
Within your small humanness lies the vastness of eternity, lies the eternal nature of being. This is the gift of human birth. Use it wisely. All right? Use it wisely. Follow the love that calls you home. This is your destiny. This is your great potential.