What Exactly Do We Really Have Ownership Of?
With the horrific weather anomalies and natural disasters currently happening across the globe, it moved my attention towards all the challenges these Souls are being forced to accept in working with these situations and the subsequent effect it has on their lives. All the energy spent on worrying, fear, preparation, planning, recovery and rebuilding in order to protect life and objects. My heart goes out to everyone who is struggling because of this. The obstacles and challenges in life are an integral part of the journey itself and are needed to force us to grow in our awareness, our love, our wisdom and our power.
The observation of these recent events led to a feeling inside my heart. This sensation, once fully clothed with empathy, compassion and the gentle guide of wisdom gives rise to inspiration in the form of a single thought... the concept of ownership.
What is it that we actually own? Certainly not our possessions. We don't take them with us when we exit this concept of "life" so at best they are on loan, temporarily. Maybe all physical goods just represent the result of our misdirected attention being placed on the illusory sensory realm or the "outside" world, the realm of the five senses. If we accept that we don't ever own any material goods maybe that would free us from worry and concern over them and allow us to simply partake of the temporary sensory experience of them without attachment via ownership. Maybe we would see all physical goods in a different light with this understanding.
What about ownership in regards to our friendships and family? Relationships are a two way street so having expectations of someone's behavior, acceptance, attention, love or interest is not up to us, so all seemingly external interactions with others, even family and friends, are fickle. That does not fit the concept of ownership. How about our thoughts? Surely we own those. No, we experience thoughts, only momentarily, which consist of the trillions of desires left behind by those who have come before us, including our incarnations, as the collective consciousness. These desires are electrical impulses perceived and translated by our mind into what we experience as thoughts that randomly pop in and out of our head whenever we place our attention in our head. Ownership, no, not with thoughts. Most people would say they can't control the thoughts that pop into their head so ownership is not accurate when it comes to thoughts.
What about our emotions? There has never been a single emotion that you have ever experienced that you can somehow claim ownership of. And whatever emotion you may be feeling currently, or have felt previously, will eventually will fade away just like the thoughts that pop in and out of your head. This is not ownership. How about our actions? It seems the Law of Cause and Effect is in play here, but not ownership. Essentially, whatever is set in motion that is not Love must return to its origination point to experience its effect. Consciousness is ultimately responsible for everything it emanates, be it thought, emotion or action but there is no ownership there. This holy trifecta of thought, emotion and action are specific filters or avenues in which consciousness can experience itself reflected back to itself through the illusory "outside" world. What you put out, you get back has been said before in many ways by many people since the dawn of time.
What about owning our bodies? If we took it with us when we exit this physical experience, then definitely, but we don't so there can be no claim of ownership with the body either. Temporary use, yes, but not ownership. There doesn't seem to be any real ownership with goods, thoughts, emotions, actions or the body.
What about experiences themselves? There is "something" that sits just to the left of your heart, right in the center of your chest. Call it a Soul or Sentience or Awareness or Consciousness, that seems to author through free will and witnesses through comprehension the experiences of your life, but you cant claim ownership to experiences simply because you participated or retain a remembrance. Your memory fades too, doesn't it? Everything, eventually, just seems to disappear. The past is gone and cannot be experienced again. The present is perpetually slipping into the past and will be lost within the mists of time. Nobody owns the future since it isn't here yet and once the future arrives, it will only momentarily be the present which immediately slips into the past. There is no ownership there either.
It seems as if there is no such thing as lasting or real ownership of anything. There is consciousness or awareness experiencing itself but this does not imply ownership only experience and potential comprehension. If this is so, why and what are we destroying ourselves and each other over in order to perpetuate or protect? The false ownership of a separate, fake identity or the Ego and its misguided claims of ownership. This identity, which essentially is made up of a series of random thoughts, experiences and emotions that we decided to identify with and turn them into beliefs and a separate self (identity); a limited belief of who we think we are and how we feel about ourself. We don't own those beliefs or false identities but rather we experience them reflected back to us and yet we will defend and protect them no matter what the cost. Why? Because the mind/ego tells us, through the influence of the sensory realm, that we must exist as a separate entity, and all these thoughts, goods, my body, emotions and experiences define me, in fact, they are me. They have to be me and mine. Because if I don't own them, and if they are not me, then who am I?
Ask yourself that very question. See what answer you get. Don't tell yourself a story or reel off a resume, demand to know, "Who am I?" The mind will have absolutely no answer. It's because there is no who. There is no separate identity. There is only one Spirit moving through us all, God/Source. Surrender to this truth and return to your immortality as you experience this temporary life. This conscious knowingness that we are One is inevitable and is our ancient future once again. The moment you live your life this way, you will experience true Freedom and Joy. The liberation from the empty concept of self and ownership perpetuated by the false identity or Egoic mind is enlightened consciousness itself. Step out of that shadow forever, your self imposed prison and into the Light. The very Light of Source that emanates from your heart and onto the screen of life that is consciousness itself.
There is no ownership because ownership implies separation and there is only The One expressing itself as the many. Forget, past, present and future. They are concepts of the mind, products of finite consciousness within the limited sensory realm. There is only here and now. Its where time and space meet and cancel each other out. Where infinite consciousness experiences itself, reflected back to itself, through the cosmic play of existence itself. And YOU are THAT and YOU are FREE if you would only know it in your heart.
Place your attention on the center of your chest. Stay right there. And just let go...