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Posted: May 9th. 2013 9:14:25 AM

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Return To The Garden

by Stewart Bitkoff

Age Group: Adult

In this age, as in every age, there is a basic disconnect between those things of the world and those things of the spirit.

The separating factors of physicality, every day consciousness and unbalanced concern for one self and those people and things we want and desire, continue. This is the basic pattern and ‘imperfection’ that we have become immersed in.

In this age, as in every age, there is a yearning for a conduit to reunite those things of the spirit and those things that are of the material world. We have an innate desire and capacity to make things whole and more complete again; this we are able to do through added spiritual capacity.

For you see, we are spiritual beings who have taken on a physical form so we might further explore our potential and capacity to create.

We are Children of Light that have entered a world of darkness and Light; so we might better know who we are and in this process serve that which is Highest and most Illuminated in our self and the Universe.

In this struggle there is greatness and pain. For here in this place, darkness and Light cannot exist without the other; that is this world of form and decay into which we have chosen to express our self.

Yet hidden within each traveler there is a spark or magical element. This aspect is the conduit that we seek and as we call this spark into remembrance, each and every day, we become more complete; having moments of grace, momentarily, immersed in that great Ocean from which we Originated.

For you see, it is not the state of physical beings to remain at peace; we are all subject to fluctuation, burning, decay and desire.

How to rise higher and grasp the potential that is ours? That is the journey. That is the mystery.

You ask was there ever a time and a place where this mystery was more universally understood and its answer expressed?

The answer to this question is both yes and no. That is the continuing riddle.

Today for one soul it is both possible and impossible. That is the fluctuation. That is the dichotomy.

And while it is possible for an individual to reach this place of seeming completeness, albeit temporarily, is it possible for an entire community to reach this place of grace and awareness? That is the potential. That is the Prophecy.

Further you ask, for created beings, collectively has there ever been a time when this potential was fulfilled?

Yes. Long ago, before the emergence of the present terrestrial forms, there was a time and place where this question was explored and fully expressed.

According to legend, that is the Garden we all left and seek to recreate. It is a place deep within and, in this physical world, a flower waiting to bud again.
Check-out my two books: Sufism for Western Seekers: Path of the Spiritual Traveler in Everyday Life and The Ferryman’s Dream. Both books are also in Kindle format and available on or local bookstore.

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Author's Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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