BOOK ONE - THE EQUALITY OF BEING
This is a text for the upcoming ONE SELF TEACHINGS compendium that is due for release in 2019. This particular text is taken from BOOK ONE - I AM YOU. YOU ARE GOD which is a minor update to Story's book 'You Are God. Get Over It!' - UPCOMING BOOK DETAILS.
The realization of your Godhood is not about transcending the illusion. It is not about leaving physicality. You did not come to this reality in order to discover it as flawed and then leave. Here is where the most adventurous explorers of being come. The illusion is flawless and amazing. It is perfectly imperfect. It is beautiful. It is ugly. That is what duality is; the ability to see opposites. The idea that beautiful is better than ugly is not an absolute truth; it is a chosen perspective. Nothing in duality is absolute; it is all relative; the meaning we assign to any polarity is freely chosen. To see this is to let go of the idea of absolute truth. The desire for some transcendent, universal truth is a desire to find something reliable and consistent to identify with. In a reality where everything is in a constant state of change, it is the desire to find something that does not change. It is to deny the unfolding.
To embody the realization of your unity with All That Is, is to see through the separation of duality, whilst staying within the illusion. To see through the illusion whilst remaining in it is simply a choice. To choose it is to both open a whole new level of experience, as well as close off certain other experiences. Most of the experiences you close off are ones that you are happy to be without, such as fear and jeopardy; however, the vibrancy of fear and jeopardy are a valid choice; just as valid as the freedom that opens up from seeing through duality. One is not better than the other, they are simply different.
To awaken is a state of freedom, but even the idea that freedom is better than limitation is not an absolute truth. To see freedom in this way can be challenging. It is to realize that even something this precious to us is still a polarity. When you see beyond duality you see with the eyes of your Godself, and that is to see the equality of all being. What you choose to believe is not ‘the Truth’; it is simply your truth. This only diminishes your experience if you have been using the idea of knowing ‘the Truth’ to either feel of worth to yourself or superior to others. By letting go of the need for the existence of absolutes you release yourself from the cage of perceiving your being in a hierarchical way. You cease to compete with others; no longer finding either them or yourself lacking. This release of judgment is the birthing, into your conscious being, of the freedom of the unified perception of your Godself. To release judgment is to see the equality of being. It is that which reveals the perfection of all life.
As long as you believe that any state of being is ‘the Truth’, including these words, then you are a slave to that belief. A belief that either end of a polarity is superior to the other is to be caged within that polarity. The competition of duality has become so ingrained in us that we have even turned the unfolding of our divinity into a hierarchy. Many religions are based on the idea that they possess ‘the Truth’ - a singular path to God. Such a belief system is essentially dualistic, and from within it people are viewed through a judgment of how much they understand this ultimate truth. People at the top then sell themselves as gatekeepers to ‘the Truth’ and assign themselves status based upon the hierarchy. No matter how much it may be cloaked, any belief that your truth is ‘the Truth’ is a statement of superiority - a statement of separatism. It is a denial of the equality of the love of God. There is nothing you can say, do, or believe that makes you closer to God than anyone else. You are God.
To see through duality is to see that what anyone chooses is simply their choice of expression. No state of being is superior or inferior. There is nothing that anyone needs to become. There is no ultimate truth governing how you should be. You are an unfolding state of truth that you are freely choosing to explore. To fully understand this is to apply it to itself; seeing through duality is not superior to not seeing through duality. To consciously embody your Godself, such that you are no longer contained in the hierarchy of duality, does not make you superior to those still choosing to explore duality.
To embrace the realization of the equality of all being is to step into the freedom and limitlessness of your being. Without this realization, though your will is still in essence free, much of it becomes predetermined by your beliefs. If you believe that there is an ultimate truth that we are here to reveal, then you naturally become tied to discovering that truth. The journey from not knowing ‘the Truth’ to knowing ‘the Truth’ becomes a hierarchical scale. Your choices, instead of being made from your heart, are made from the idea of moving up this hierarchy. To realize the equality of being is to be free from a type of separatist thinking which defines certain choices as being superior to others. In the realization of the equality of being, all choices of ‘how to be’ are equally valid, and as such, are freely available to you because you are not trapped within a judgment of them. This is to choose from the awareness of your Godself. It is to choose from limitlessness, rather than limitation. All of the truths that we hold so dear are simply beliefs that we are choosing with our free-will in the creation of our experience.
The choice to experience superiority, which is a denial of equality, is the choice to live within that perception. This creates a personal reality which reflects the polarity of superior-inferior. To choose superiority is to equally invite inferiority into your life. With all duality being relative you cannot have one end of a polarity without the other. To judge one end of a polarity to be superior is to be contained within that judgment. That judgment, whether positive or negative, is a statement of self-identification. The judgment creates the experience of duality through a belief that the ends of a polarity are separate. The strength of your belief in that separation, conveyed in the absoluteness to which you believe one end is superior to the other, determines how tangibly that polarity is manifest in your reality. Your dualistic beliefs are the creators, not the result, of the duality that you experience. You are not trapped within duality. You are the creator of duality.
This sense of being contained in a polarity comes from being identified with it through your beliefs about it. When you see the equality of all points on the spectrum of a polarity, you encompass it with your perception, as opposed to being contained within it. By not identifying your being with a polarity, you are not restricted in your perception of it. For example, if you have a strong belief that people are of greater value if they are intelligent, your perception is then limited by your judgment of the polarity of intelligent-stupid. Everyone you meet is perceived through this judgment and you experience a sense of separation between yourself and those that you perceive to be of significantly different intelligence than yourself. This experience of separation is from within your own being; its boundary is an aspect of the definition of your story. You are that which chooses whether your beliefs separate you from the world around you, or unify you with it. There is no right or wrong to this; it is simply to live within your own beliefs.
When you release a polarity it is not that you will never experience it again. You will perceive the polarity only when you choose to focus on it, rather than having it inextricably overlaid on your perception like a tint. In the freedom of seeing beyond duality comes the ability to see the beauty in all states of being. This is a form of clarity that is not possible when your perception is colored with judgment. With the realization of the equality of all being, the co-existence of unity and diversity within your being ceases to be paradoxical. The freedom to be both unified (both within yourself and with the world) and yet separate (expressing your own unique and diverse individuality) is birthed. Diversity is not contrary to unity.