Looking at your universe through the vision of the Buddha
For you see that even though we talk about fallen beings and dark forces, we know – and we desire you to know – that they have no ultimate reality. I know that this can be difficult to grasp for some of you. For in the parallel universe in which your mind is currently focused, they seem to be very real and they even seem to have power over you. But that is where I can offer my assistance, if you will only spend a little bit of time and attention tuning in to my Presence.
Do not fall prey to the temptation to turn this into an elaborate ritual. Simply create a very simple visualization in your mind of you sitting under the Bo tree with the presence of Gautama superimposed over you. And then ask me to show you how your parallel universe looks from my state of consciousness, or at least from the state of consciousness right above yours, so that you may grasp it and free yourself from the illusion that this Mara is real and has any power over you. This will require you, my beloved – as Jesus expressed – to tune in to the silence, the silence within.
My beloved, how many of you as children played with a top, a spinning top? Probably all of you did, or at least you know how it works. It spins around on its axis, and when you look at the periphery of the toy, you might focus on a particular point on that periphery, and it is constantly spinning at great speed, never standing still. But that point is on the periphery of a circle, and the circle has a center. And my beloved, no matter how fast the point on the periphery is spinning, the point in the center is always standing still, is it not?
And so you see, from a surface perspective, things on this planet may seem very confusing and chaotic. But that is because your attention is focused on the surface of the Earth, which is indeed spinning around at thousands of miles per hour. So direct your attention to the axis, to the center, and realize that no matter how much turmoil is going on on the surface, there is a point within that is always standing still. And in that stillness you can find your own center, and there you will find me—for I am the center for all life on Earth. That is my office as “Lord of the World.”
Thus, I sit in complete peace and Oneness, and although I see the surface appearances – although I see the demons of Mara in their distorted form – I see beyond them and see that everything is made from the Ma-ter Light. And the Ma-ter Light is the Buddha Nature. It is so one with that Buddha Nature, that it is longing to out-picture the perfect images that are stored in that Buddha Nature, as an infinite potential to express creativity in a way that raises up all life, rather than raising that separate self.
Forget not the point of stillness
May you, then, all be sealed in the Buddha’s peace. May you remember the point of silence that never moves, no matter how chaotic circumstances may be around you. Even sometimes within your own energy system, there may be disturbances. But if you will think and look beyond them, you can find that point of stillness—eternal, unconditional stillness that no condition on Earth can disturb.
And when you stand in that center, you can simply watch the circumference of the circle spinning around. And you can then see where you need to step in, in order to stop the spinning or slow it down. For when you are in stillness, you have power to stop anything that is spinning on Earth—for you are one with the greater power that is beyond Earth. This is what has been denied by the false teachers of Earth, who want to make you believe that either there is no greater power or it can be expressed through only one person—who unfortunately is no longer on Earth. Believe it not, but prove my words by remembering your center of stillness.
Copyright © 2012 by Kim Michaels