Eckhart Tollel’s quote for the talk: “Once there is a certain degree of Presence, of still and alert attention in human beings’ perceptions, they can sense the divine life essence—the one indwelling consciousness or spirit in every creature, every life-form—recognize it as one with their own essence, and so love it as themselves.”
Morning Joe keeps saying a turning point has been reach in the Russian investigation as it is now turning to investigate Trump for obstructing the investigation. And also, some hope that with the mass shooting of Republican lawmakers, that a turning point is here on their taking gun violence seriously, as it has hit home.
Tolle is saying the when human perception reaches a critical complexity and dissonance —like we are in as a collective and individuals, the critical dissonance of the shooter—Presence as still alert awareness rises and recognizes the simple unity of all. Presence restores simplicity and unity to complexity and dissonance that we experience as disorder and even chaos.
Furthermore, this awakened Presence is creative in that it Sees in a single gestalt that my essence is the essence of all life, of the cosmos itself. This Seeing or Awakening of Presence does not happen in stages by trial and error, but suddenly it bursts upon the mind as a single Idea that restores unity from and through the dissonance. This Presence is Transcendent Awareness because it transcends the experience of disorder and contradiction of incompatible perceptions.
Posted picture is a metaphor for this unity. Two wing tips together, so yin and yang are in harmony as One. Two palms together so the conscious and the unconscious hands are working as one intention. And the Mother Goddess is the metaphor for the womb or whole that includes all phenomena.
The Turning Point…in every way we expect it, hope for it, look for it, pray for it, and despair comes in when we give up hope, fall into nihilism and depression.
Or…so much violence is born from the inability to be patient. Lets light the match, start the Armageddon, trigger the race war….”If no one else will, I’ll do it!” says the mass shooter or suicide bomber.
Violence is failed creativity, and creativity is the awakening of Presence, the uniting essence in all sentient beings. The Mass Shooter is playing the mythic role of the Destroyer, the catalyst that triggers the Turning Point and begins the restoration of Unity.
Creativity, Presence and Love unites the warring opposite perspectives; Violence unites the world by removing the contradictory perspective or world view, so that it’s view will be the only view standing and so restore unity. I am the One, the violent pursuit of unity says.
Okay, lets take a leap here. Tolle is saying, I am saying, Jesus is saying, that God or the Kingdom of Heaven dwells within, but we can’t see it. This Presence, the Unity is upstream of the current moment, so creative seeing is required to bring it into existence and experience.
Now, of all sentient beings have this essence of Presence of divine unity, even the mass shooter has it. However, instead of bringing it into extinct through creative awareness, he tries to bring it into existence through violence, or failed creativity. In other word, the Shooter wants the same. unity we all want, the same Turning Point, but lacking “still and alert attention” he serves a different role, the role creating disorder and pain to the point that the society reaches a saturation point, and sugar crystals forms on the String. When the dissonance becomes intolerable, and we can arrive at no means to end it, that is when the creative act spontaneously appears, and a New Idea, A New Unity is born and takes root.