From death to multimillion dollar business. How awakening to the ‘more’ that we are allows us to experience the fullness of life that is our birthright.
It doesn’t seem to go together, does it? After all, realistic and practical (business) is contrary and separate from the spiritual (death and true self), which is most often cast aside to the realm of airy-fairy, woo-woo, right?
- At one time everyone ‘knew’ the earth was flat. That consensus didn’t make it so.
- Scientists once laughed at the idea we would talk to one another over great distances through a wire, much less without it.
- How ridiculous it was that we would one day harness the power of electricity. Today, we can clap our hands to turn the lights on.
- Scientists of the day concluded the human body would spontaneously combust before man would run a 4-minute mile. Today, if you don’t break that barrier you’re not in the running.
With a little research we find that every single advancement and achievement humanity has ever made, in every field of endeavor throughout our history, was met by contemporaries as outlandish, or worse.
Unfortunately for those who ‘know’ what’s real, someone always steps forward to expand the boundaries imposed by realism and practicality as nothing more than an illusion.
Of course, we have free will to immerse ourselves (even lose ourselves) in the notion of separation. But, it’s still an illusion.
“Our separation from each other is an optical illusion of consciousness.” ~Albert Einstein
A near-death experience at the age of ten revealed to me that ‘who we are’ is not the body; we are not the ego-personality, nor is our consciousness contained within our brain.
It was undeniable life did not end when my physicalness ceased to function. There really is more to life than meets the eye.
At such a young age, I could not articulate what I had experienced. As with any child, I looked to whom I expected to have the answers.
Anxiously I listened to explanations provided from an endless parade of adults, medical professionals, and clergy of myriad faiths and beliefs.
Much to my dismay, and confusion, I was left with the realization neither age nor credential ensures one’s knowledge or understanding, any more than does possessing a drivers license prove one can drive (as you may have noticed on a road near you!)
Questions swirled in my mind. Why did the adults not have the answers? And, since they obviously didn’t, who does?
If that were not unsettling enough, overtime the questions became… if we are not the body, and if I am alive when the body isn’t… then… who am I? And, who are you?
With this as a starting point, my life-path naturally became a journey of discovery.
Opinions or Knowledge
As the old adage goes… everyone has an opinion. For many, that’s the final say, the ultimate truth. Of course, that doesn’t make it true.
We contrive ideas while under the influence of past experiences, educational backgrounds, beliefs, what those around us accept… all acting as filters to our perceptions, which result in opinions of what we ‘think’ is, or isn’t.
It would be 23-years before understanding of my experience surfaced, through another significant experience I fondly refer to as ‘an awakening.’ Suffice to say, we do not have a singular, but rather a progression of awakenings.
When the student is ready, the teacher will come.
Shortly thereafter, life blessed me with the Makatti (”free people”), a Native American tribe originally comprised of members from 13 different tribal nations. More on this later.
What’s with the ‘GreatOwl’ stuff?
For the record, the use of the word ‘great’ in this instance is not associated with any notion of egoism or superiority. None are greater nor lesser in the big scheme of things.
‘GreatOwl’ is the name given me by the Makatti Elders, when I was honorarily adopted into the tribe a couple of decades ago, as of this writing.
As with many cultures, names have significance to Native Americans. The owl sees in the dark, thus credited with attributes of seeing what others do not. As you might suspect, the experience of seeing beyond death is an appropriate association.
For those with interest, future posts will provide more on “Owl Medicine” and why the Elders chose this as my name.
To be in this world, not of it.
We are born in sacred balance, albeit ultimately misaligned for many. Even so, it is by design we walk with one foot in the physical world of material substance and sensory, and one foot within the dimensions of spirit and sacred life.
We will find significant value aligning in harmony with the Earth and our divine nature, as it is the supreme design of our essential Self and human experience.
That is to say; we are granted the luxury of utilizing spiritual insight practically while experiencing this gloriously sensory life upon this lush emerald gem we call earth.
It has proven quite practical within my life-walk. Functioning in alignment with how life actually works, as opposed to trying to make life work the way we want it to, can be highly beneficial in all aspects of our life-experience.
It is an awakening unto the remembrance of our True Self, which allows for our own supreme guidance to lead us to our divine inheritance during this grand, earthly sojourn.
Thus, this blog’s name: Luminosity – notes from the field.
In due time, this will not seem such a stretch. For the moment, however, give yourself permission to consider that your true inheritance… the life you are meant to experience… is far greater than you can imagine it to be.
Because… it is.
I came to know this from first-hand experience. Should you choose to venture into your birthright, you shall also find this to be true… through your own personal experience. You see, that is the only way to move beyond opinion, into knowing.
Passing through this doorway, what before seemed magical is rightfully revealed as natural. It has always been there, beyond the limited boundaries of our imagination or intellect.
It is as if blinders are removed, and chains that have bound us are unshackled; what was previously veiled by the darkness of deception, shines forth unencumbered in our life.
Once you become reacquainted with truth, your knowing through experience will render opinions of no importance. You will regain your inalienable rights, and your self-empowerment can never again be taken away or manipulated.
“When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz
Who am I?
I’m no different than you. I interact within this world, support and provide for my parents, siblings, staff, and their families. Face the same pressures, demands and challenges (blessings in disguise). Constantly in awe of nature and its incredible beauty, and have more interests than I’ll ever have time to pursue as deeply as I would care to.
If there is a difference, if you choose to call it that, it may be I’ve simply learned how to accept and allow life to support and unfold me in the manner which it was designed to do so.
It is a warm and gentle nudging which prompts me to share this openly. I’ve resisted it for years.
This represents but a humble endeavor to share how one can access the guidance within us. Truly, it is the only source we’ll ever find influenced by no one with ulterior motives, never leading us astray, but steering us only and always to experience fully the life we are entitled by Divine Right.
And, in case it would humor you to have just a little more woo-woo…
I am Marc. I am An-Solathra. I am WhiteFeather.
My Grandfather is the Sun, and Grandmother the Moon.
I am son of the Great Spirit, and the Mother Spirit of the Earth.
I am brother to All Life.
I am another you.
And, you are another me.
I Am That I Am.
I am GreatOwl.
What’s really funny… the above will one day make perfect sense to you, if it doesn’t already
One Light, expressed in myriad form. All Life Loves You, I know ’tis true; I feel it flowing through my heart, onward to you.
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