WHY YOUR LIFE MAKES NO SENSE
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on the teachings in the book, GOING DEEPER:
WHY YOUR LIFE MAKES NO SENSE
Though he's a highly evolved being, Zeus delights in being a dog-especially when it comes to sticking his head out of the car window when we drive. He claims tuning into the smells of the human world gives him a sensory high.
guys really haven't got a clue," he said enigmatically, returning
from the 405 Freeway morning air sampling to report his latest finding.
"It's no wonder you can't make your lives work."
sweet prince," Zeus countered, leveraging my sarcasm back in a flash
of verbal aikido, "you speak merely of symptoms, ignoring etiology.
What humans have become is obvious. What's astonishing is that so few
of you bother wondering why. Aren't you even a little curious about why
you've ended up in this vacuous mess?"
Zeus read my thoughts like an open book. "Yep. You got that right. Everyone's so hell-bent on bein' someone else, they ain't got no time for bein' who they really are," he said with a hillbilly drawl.
have said it better myself," Zeus responded. "Never could figure
it out, neither. Why would someone throw away a perfectly good incarnation
trying to be anything 'cept the magical being they already are?"
'who are we?' and 'why are we here?'" I asked.
bad," Zeus replied. "Worth answerin', fer sure. But the answers
ain't gonna do you no good 'til you find out something even more basic.
Like, what's 'here'? And why did someone go to such extraordinary lengths
to make 'here' happen in the first place?"
do you mean, 'go to extraordinary lengths'?"
askew for you?" Zeus rhymed, dropping his Appalachian affectation.
"I'll make it more clear for the little dear. Most of you are so
confused about how you got here and what you're supposed to be doing,
that you never take the time to actually look around and ask what's the
purpose of it all.
Grand Illusion-what you call reality-is an immense stage where exalted
beings, such as you, get to explore and experience different aspects of
the Infinite. Central wardrobe lets you choose from a wide variety of
bodies, previous life experiences, even where and when you'll be born
and the personality you'll use to interact with the rest of the cast.
Then, just before you step in front of the footlights, you pass through
the Veil of Forgetting, which blocks you from knowing who you really are
and infuses you with the belief that you're separate from the universe
and the other characters in the play.
if that weren't enough, once you get here, you throw away your built-in
manual. Instead, you take advice from the first humans you encounter-usually
your parents-and become card carrying method actors."
"If you didn't," Zeus replied, "you wouldn't have a chance of advancing to the next level. The trouble is, only a handful of you ever use it."
"Now I know you're yanking my chain!" I said.
"Wrong choice of words there, tiger. Fact is, you don't know anything-and right there's the best place to start. Your assumptions about what you think you know keep you from ever really knowing anything-and from letting the manual access you."
"Hey! Stop messing with my head."
"Well you didn't expect something so valuable to be printed on parchment or burned on a DVD so you could sell it on e-bay the first time you got into a financial bind, did you? 'Manual' is just my word for the universal resonance that pervades All That Is. Think of it as a homing beacon that can guide every step of your journey. When you follow it, your thoughts, words, and actions fall into their appropriate places, like the tumblers of a lock. When you ignore it, your life loses its orientation and becomes disjointed, fragmented, and ultimately meaningless.
Zeus paused for a moment. "Do you know how you lost your manual?"
correctly interpreted my silence as a definite no. "As you came through
the Veil, you became totally identified with your new role. You're so
enchanted with this illusion's new toy-the ego-that the real you rarely
surfaces. So there's nobody listening to the resonance. Look back on your
life: when was the last time you actually exercised Free Will? The jobs
you've had, your relationships, beliefs, and loyalties are more the result
of serendipity and geography than intent.
humans are a bizarre life form. I'd say you were descended from the gods,
but that would be wrong, You are the gods, making believe you're mothers
or Christians, physicians or athletes, connoisseurs of football, good
music, or fine wine. Why are you here? To rediscover that fact, while
you experiment with the possibilities of existence. Yet you're so busy
trying to be something you're not that you miss your own grandeur and
but what's the point?" I asked. "Why bother coming here if the
purpose is only to wake up and transcend it?"
"I just got the funniest image," I said. "I saw myself as a giant puppeteer manipulating the strings of a smaller me that's on the stage."
"And who," Zeus quipped, "pulls the strings for the larger you, do you suppose?"
© 2004. Jean-Claude Koven is an entrepreneur, social visionary, and author of GOING DEEPER, the first great metaphysical teaching novel of the new millennium. For information about this remarkable book and more examples of Zeus's wisdom, email Jean-Claude Koven.
P.O. Box 18304
Louisville KY 40261
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