This past week has taught me. This past week has reconnected me. This past week has shown me. I found hurt. I found love. I found fear. I found resilience. I found terror. I found beauty. But, most of all, I saw divinity.
I'm very blessed to have grown up in a culture of acceptance in its core. Vedic culture embraces all creation as divine. Vedic culture's ultimate Truth is seeing divinity in each other.
In the Bhagvad Geeta, Krishna beautifully states sarvasya cāham hrdi sanniviśto. Krishna states that He resides in the hearts of all beings, he doesn't cherry pick the ones he decides to. We are all divinity, borne of the greatest power, the ultimate Truth.
If the lord that I pray to day after day after day has so clearly stated that there is no difference in the individuals that He lives with, who am I to create separation and division? My underlying fear of other God's creation causes me to lose sight of the fact that they are nothing but of the same blood as me. They too are borne of the same Truth as me.
This past week has allowed me to reconnect to that which in my heart I believe is the highest Truth. Everything that I preach about, practice, say, everything should align back to this--the ultimate Truth, that we are all the Lord's creation.
Nothing physical between me and you separates us. My fears do. My judgements do. My inconsistencies do. Even in Ayurveda, the same 5 elements that make me, make up every single other human being. There is nothing different. When I look back at my basic understanding--ether, air, fire, water, and earth. We are made of this Earth. We all walk this same Earth.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to dig deep. To see myself for what I am.
And ultimately to see that we are all the same sparkly, beautiful star dust that we are.