A friend of mine just asked me about my thoughts regarding J.J. Abrams potentially being the director of the new Star Wars VII. I still haven’t gotten over the news that Disney now owns the franchise (smile)! Despite this, his question did stir a variety of things to come to mind beginning with the most recent news that I had been given the title of minister in the Jedi Church.
What? You didn’t know there was a Jedi church? That is a whole other topic which you can read more about here: Jediism
Back to my Star Wars ponderings…
I began to wonder what the Jedi presence would look like in the new film and if they would find a way to expand upon the philosophy and teachings of the Jedi. Lucas was what I will call, for lack of a better word right now, a genius in his merging of world spiritualities and philosophies in creating the Force and the Jedi. I mean how can one not find truth in the words of Yoda as he taught Luke on Dagobah?
“For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes; even between the land and the ship.”
As metaphysicians we know the truth in these words. We know there is more to existence than just the physical material we classify by our five senses. We know there is a Divine Source that is similar to what Obi Wan tells young Luke in Star Wars episode four "A New Hope," “Well, the force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.” We know that when we align with this Power in as and through us, that we manifest and demonstrate in life what are commonly called miracles; though we know miracles are not what the average person believes them to be.
Miracles are perceived to be these special out of the ordinary occurrences when in truth, miracles are common occurrences to those who understand the inner workings of Spiritual Principles.
Do we suppose that Jesus would have said, “You can do these…” if he believed himself to be something special beyond the rest of humanity? If we presuppose that he did in fact say this, then we have to look at why, what did he mean, what was he teaching us.
Master teachers such as Siddhartha and Jesus knew that we are all luminous beings. They fully lived from this consciousness and as a result were able to do things that “appeared” to be miraculous. If you take a lighter to a remote area of the Amazon jungle and you were to ‘flick your bic’ in front of an Amazonian tribesman, he would perceive the lighter as magic, miraculous, and supernatural. If we were to take a cell phone or IPOD to a remote area of the world and play music to someone who has never experienced electricity, the music coming from that device would be stunning! Yet for us, it is an everyday event, nothing miraculous; or is it?
Have we come to such a inane state of consciousness that even the everyday wonders we have blur before us into the abyss of the unappreciated things we take for granted; that is until the power goes out due to hurricane Sandy and then we are without power (tv, microwave, computer, etc)?
When we align as Jesus did, to the Source of all that is, we are able to create or (co-create) in ways we may not currently know or understand. I challenge each of us to live as luminous beings. Step into the place that Marianne Williamson said we are afraid to stand, “…Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” All the more reason we should adhere to the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.”
Think you cannot live the life you desire? Do it!
Think you cannot be, do, have what you dream? Do it!
Do not try… There is no such thing as try, as Master Yoda would remind us…
“Do or Do not, there is no try!”
I leave you with these words from Dr. Joe Dispenza,
“How many times have you tried to create something, thinking in your mind that the end result was possible but feeling in your heart that it wasn’t? Change Requires Coherence: Align Your Thoughts and Feelings. Hold a clear intention of what you want, but leave the “how” details to the unpredictable quantum field. Let it orchestrate an event in your life in a way that is just right for you. If you’re going to expect anything, expect the unexpected. Surrender, trust, and let go of how a desired event will unfold. . .”
You are a luminous being, go shine your light!