BOOK ONE - THE INDIVIDUATION OF BEING
FROM STORY: "The video below is dedicated to Robin Williams. This text 'amplification' was delivered live through an internet broadcast less than a week after Robin Williams had committed suicide. About 8-9 minutes into the recording you will hear a moment where a flash of the film 'What Dream May Come' flashed into my mind in order to reference how it depicted reality creation. You will hear me begin to mention it and then realize that it is a Robin Williams movie at which moment I felt him in my heart and I take the opportunity to say a few words about what he means to me."
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 experience of struggle is the manifestation of resistance. The external manifestation of your internal resistance creates the experience of reality being resistant to your will. The limits of your beliefs about the freedom of your being become manifested as restrictive limits in your outer reality. The walls with which you have limited and defined your story are experienced externally as obstacles, complications, practical difficulties, and even physical barriers.
Struggle and resistance are one. Struggle cannot exist without resistance. Without something to push against you cannot struggle. It is the belief in the world as an opponent. Just as your story limits your internal being, it also creates the boundaries of your external reality. This experience of reality being resistant to your will is the manifestation of the belief that reality is in some way separate from you, instead of being an intimate reflection of what you are. The degree to which you resist the idea that your reality is the experience of yourself is the degree to which you experience reality resisting you, rather than supporting you. That very resistance is a wall that you have built between your perception of reality and the experience of yourself. It is an energetic wedge that separates you from the experience of your unity with the world - with All That Is.
If reality instantly responded to everything you desired it would be easy to see it as a reflection of your being; it would be like watching your reflection move in a mirror. Resistance creates the experience of discontinuity between your inner experience and your outer experience (the reflection) that leads to reality feeling like an obstacle. This discontinuity creates the illusion that reality is separate from you; as such it is an aspect of the experience of individuality. It allows us to both define our story internally, as well as individuate our feeling of self from the world. It is not that one set of resistance forms your inner boundaries and another set of resistance defines your outer limits; you have one pattern of resistance and it forms all boundaries. Your inner walls are mirrored in your experience of external reality. In this light, resistance can be seen as a powerful tool through which we created the experience of individuality.
The world is the mass expression of all beings that incarnate (individuate) here. It is a consensual reality which acts as a shared medium through which we interact with each other - the meeting point where individual realities intersect. The world is not solid and objective; it is a co-created intersection of all participants. As we change our personal realities the world changes in its reflection of us.
From the level of realizing that we are all one it can be said that we create the entire world. From the level of your incarnate self it is only your personal reality that you entirely create. However, through your personal reality you can interact with and change the world. You shape your personal reality through both creating anew and through choosing which of the diverse expressions in the world you wish to experience. You then shape that experience through your choice of how you perceive it. Your choice of perception is in itself infinite in scope. There is no such thing as an objective perception. Everything is different depending on how you choose to look at it. No two people’s perceptions are ever the same. Even though you are a part of the mass reality, your personal reality remains your own creation.
The world can be seen as the mass expression of all beings within it. We are each God - each the world. You have access to all the creation that flows from the world. The world is unfolding just as you are. Your personal unfolding feeds the unfolding of the world. Often people attached to the idea of ‘being spiritual’ see the physical world as ungodly; this is an expression of separation. They look away from the world to look inside for God, and indeed God is within, but it equally lies out in the world. Internal and external are one; their perceived separation is a part of the illusion. You cannot unify with love within, if you deny the love outside of you. In the experience of unity, nothing is separate.
The world itself is a level of individuation between you and the source unity. To choose to individuate as a human being you pass through the choice to be on this planet; you pass through the choice of individuation that is this world. This is to agree to share certain parameters, such as physicality and our form of time. You then form your individuality through your unique pattern of resistance to the world and allowance of it - the choice of your story. Through your choice of resistance and allowance you choose which aspects of the world you identify with and which you externalize as being separate from you.
Internally your resistance is experienced as the walls that define your story - your individuality. Your resistance is your belief in your limits. More precisely, it is the choice of which aspects of all being you will allow into the experience of your personal being. To see resistance clearly is to see that it is not negative. It is simply a mechanism through which your choice of being is expressed. There is, quite literally, a world of experience out there, and through your walls of resistance you determine how it flows through your being. Through your free-will you chart the course of your life, through which experiences you allow to flow into your being, and which you resist. Externally your resistance is the barrier that you hold between yourself and the world in order to experience your identity as separate from it. Your belief that you are separate even forms the physical parameters of your being.
Many people have had the spontaneous experience of being unified with their environment. Though it may only last for a moment, it is a startling insight into the many levels of perception that straddle the scale from feeling completely separate from the world to feeling completely unified with it. What shifts your perception on this scale is nothing more than your allowance of the realization that you are one with all life. The more you resist this unity, the thicker the barrier you create, and the more separate you experience yourself as being. There is no wrong or right to this. It is simply a choice of viewing angles, each giving a unique experience in the exploration of being. Sometimes it is exciting to stand back, and at other times it is most enjoyable to be directly involved.
The universe is the physical manifestation of All That Is. Our planet is the manifestation of all the individuated expressions of will (beings) that have ever, and will ever, exist here. You are choosing to experience a limited portion of that experience as yourself in this lifetime. That limited portion of experience is not what you are; it is the choice of how you wish to experience yourself in the Now. This is to say that you experience yourself as your story, but you are not your story; you are that which chooses your story with infinite freedom. Your beingness is both your internal experience of yourself and your experience of the external world. These are one, but through your resistance to the realization of unity (which is simply the choice to experience individuation), you experience a separation between your inner self and your external reality.
In returning to the realization of your Godhood you are coming back towards the experience of unity. This is experienced as the breaking down of the separation between yourself and the world. It is to cease experiencing reality as being resistant to you and instead experience it as being the vessel of your unfolding. The world is where your chosen life is happening. Enjoy the world.