In our continuous quest for deepening, we often search for comfort in stability, those facets of our lives in which we can find solace. The search for knowledge, enlightenment, happiness, optimism, cohesiveness, all of those goals that we refer to in totality as deepening, come at a cost. The energy requirement can be profound and we often look for replenishment in rest.
What we may not realize at the time of entering these sanctuaries is that they generally do not exist in the same place, or in the same way, for long. The reason for this, and the one aspect of life we can be sure of, is that the only thing we can truly count on is change.
The only constant in life is change.
Xaman Ek often refers to our spiritual deepening as a crossroads. We are continually at a crossroads of some kind, whether it is between materialism and nature, discontinuity and healing, ego and wisdom, dogma and karma; but it manifests itself no clearer than in the spirit of change. This particular crossing seems to revolve around decision making, whether we’re ready for it or not, or sometimes even whether conscious or not.
Consider this statement: Humans readily embrace change that they are a part of, yet resist change that is forced upon them. Not only is this true in our tangible lives, but even more so in our spiritual existence. To name but a few examples, one need only look at the staying power and stubbornness of conservatism in the wake of societal development, the inflexible stance of creationists despite the progress of science, and the rigid attitudes of certain born-agains and their marriage to intolerance. While as Ta’amists we respect the beliefs of others and welcome individualism, we are not oblivious to the detoured (and sometimes lost) energy of our brethren within the grid.
Returning to the message, change is inevitable and the only true constant. Our efforts to deepen, enlighten, and awaken will be much more successful when we can not only accept, but feel a gratitude toward the change surrounding us. I encourage you to meditate on the changes happening in your life right now, and take the time to delve into your subconscious to gain an understanding over the changes that you may not be aware of. If needed, review the Path to Tonalli for further guidance.