Every aspect of life, through every strata of experience, can be seen as either in stillness, or in some state of motion, at infinitely varying degrees. Some things are still for a long time. When these things begin to change, what we previously thought was stable within us – a belief, a feeling, our faith – is suddenly shifting. It can feel like the ground we are standing on is falling away, and this can put us in a state of spiritual and emotional turmoil. In order to find stability, we are forced to look deeper within for a place of stillness. This process is called growth.
The growth process is lifelong; it is the sifting through the impermanent and continually arriving at a subtler and subtler experience of self.
Eventually the sense of identity can become almost fluid, like an improvised dance of personality held together by an invisible but undeniable center. This mysterious center is not defined by any boundaries, or any particular quality, except that it is the only aspect of experience that is not changing. In other words, the witnessing of change is the only constant.
At first, this level awareness can seem like a direct communication with some divine other. But as the boundary between the self and other becomes more and more fluid, it can no longer be said to be two different entities. Giving and receiving merge. Self and other merge. The self becomes a simultaneous and paradoxical outflowing and receiving, an appeal for wisdom and an inner knowing, a prayer and an answer. When this universal aspect of life becomes our primary expression, divinity dances freely in and through the individual. Identity becomes conscious – not quite a choice, but a process of listening to our deepest intuition and acting in accordance.
The more one learns to swim through this multidimensional, ever-changing landscape, the more life appears to reciprocate this trust through active support. This support is sometimes called synchronicity. Some people call it miracle.
As our ability to recognize synchronicity becomes more refined, the synchronicity becomes more obvious and surprising. Mountains move. It’s almost as if life, feeling recognized and appreciated, is inspired to be more and more spectacular in its unfolding. The more we release ourselves into this merging, the more miraculous life becomes.