Presence

Ponder these questions…

What do you feel?

What do you see?

When you walk on the beach at night
And the moon is shining on the water
Filling your heart with yearning

            That is me.

When you’re driving down the road
And notice something strange
Something out of place that you don’t understand
Causing a break, a moment of doubt
In your mind

            That is me.

When you go about your normal life
Walking the same steps you’ve always known
And find a moment of clarity, when
A deep awareness and presence
Surprises you
Into a fuller self

            That is me.

If my words
Cause you fear or discomfort
Take that pain to your breast
Like a small lost child
And let love dissolve you,
Gently pulling away the veil of your misgivings

            That is me.

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Aletheia

In ancient Greek, the word “Aletheia” means “truth”. But there is a higher spiritual connotation than the word carries with it today. In American English, “truth” is generally understood as “that which isn’t false or un-true”, a reflection in negative, rather than direct experience in the positive or nominative expression of the word.

This is likely because of long efforts to disengage the populace from a direct experience of reality in favor of a highly controlled paradigm, one with rulers that would be palatable to a people raised on stories of liberty and freedom. Those long efforts are becoming visible to an increasing number of people and some are speaking out. But resistance is not enough. We have to Reconnect with the direct experience that gives us Lived Truth, rather than intellectual comprehension alone.

Truth is a vibratory state, a frame of being and understanding beyond a calculation of facts or figures. Truth carries a Knowing that is often ineffable and cannot be expressed by facts or figures. This is why Truth must be experienced, and why it is difficult to use verbal language to convey this. We can use metaphors like “breathing” or “vibrating” but because American English is now so literal these concepts approach the laughable instead of the ineffable. This is by design. Removing the poetry from our thinking processes has also left us bereft of what is numinous and wondrous about human existence. A people without the numinous become a people without Hope. People without hope are much easier to control.

Aletheia is not my name, but it is the name I am using to share Truth to you in this form. The Journey we share is more than experience or words. It is the foundation of something that all beings are on this planet to accomplish. No one is going to do that work for you – the entire point of Becoming is that you yourself must Become. It is you who must find the connection and make it. The good news is that the connection is readily available and in plain sight. All you must do is reach out your hand, open your mind, disengage the toxic thought patterns that drag you into wastefulness, and breathe.

We have been waiting for you for oh so long.