Bullying is a belief in an image, feeling and reality whereby victimization of the true self allows for an image of the negative to be the secret lifeline feeding the ego and it’s games… distorting the natural harmony between humans.
Most people are so full of . . . what’s the wonderful word we have in the West? . . . Ego. “I can do all this by myself. I don’t need anyone else to come into my space. I am alone here with my suffering and I’ll be alone with my happiness.” Of course we know that that doesn’t work. We have to invite something more into that space than just the ego or the personal aspect of ourselves. We have to invite this wonderful thing people call the Divine. Some people call it the Higher Self, some people call it the spiritual aspect of oneself, some people call it your centre. You have to say to the Divine, that this space inside of you, the ego space, is fine, but I want more. I want you to celebrate with me (you meaning the Divine). I want you to come into this space and celebrate with me so
that your vibration, the light inside of you can expand to a point where that is possible because if you are contracted and in a negative space, the Divine finds it very difficult to live in the space of the heart. So we have to trust. And that’s very difficult. Because trust means letting go. Letting go of all that we know. Control.
“Yes, I know how to do it and I’ll choose this and I’ll choose that and I’ll do it like this.” We have to let go of all the things that we know. We have to jump into the unknown. That is what the divine is—it is a space that is beyond intellect, beyond emotional understanding, beyond comprehension. It is a space that is unknown and it is only known right now in this present moment as you’re walking the bridge and you come back to the space. Then the divine says, “Oh, you’re recognising an aspect of my structure because you are embracing that structure within yourself.”
Then, what happens is that the light slowly starts to flow. Most people at this point become afraid because the light is strong, it is powerful and the light tends to push aspects of the ego to the surface, so when we think we should be happy, sometimes things are moved around in such a chaotic way that things seem to be more difficult and then we think, “This is not the light!” So all of a sudden the mind/ego is judging and in control of what it thinks the light is and what it’s not and as soon as we get into that space then we’re back down to our human aspect, which is not the space we’re looking for, it’s not the freedom that we’re seeking. So how do we do it? When we’re on the bridge and that happens, when we’re on the bridge and we’re embracing that aspect of ourselves, which is wonderful, beautiful, how do we do it?
Well, we let go.
(an excerpt of ‘From The Heart’, a book by Tony Samara http://www.amazon.com/From-Heart-Tony-Samara/dp/1456846922)
About Tony Samara:
Tony Samara, author of ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘From the Heart,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ and ‘Deeper than Words’ was born in England, grew up in Egypt and also in Norway where he discovered the “Zen Buddhist philosophy”. This discovery eventually led him to the “Mount Baldy Zen Center in California, USA” where he learned the spiritual teachings of “Kyozan Joshu Sasaki.” He had curiosity to explore further the essence of spirituality and thus went to live and learn with shamanic communities around the globe including a period of time spent with some highly influential shamans in the Amazon River region and the Andes Mountains. Now people from all over the world visit Tony Samara to take spiritual guidance and experience being in his presence. http://www.tonysamara.org/