The Space of Freedom
The whole of Creation can be understood as a hierarchy of Spirit-Matter, ranging inwardly and outwardly into a seemingly infinite series of relationships, formed by a host of beings from the many infinitesimals on up through ever larger spirit-life forms, to finally encompass the stars and galaxies (and what lies beyond). All are spiritual monads; all are embraced in a great hierarchy of relationships with one another, and ultimately all these many ones are held together into the one life that is the One.
Just as “no-thing” can be understood without this fundamental reality of relationship of all to each other, you too cannot be “you” without one another. From the beginning of each life, you are formed and informed, shaped and supported, guided and inspired, as you are loved, and you share your love with countless members of your family, friends, neighbors and so-called “strangers”.
It is one of the most challenging illusions you must rise above, this sense of being separate and apart from anyone (or anything for that matter). It would seem obvious to you (and to me), that we are most certainly distinct and separate from each other. We occupy a definite physical space defined by bodies, our wondrous vehicle of matter.
But you probably know, or you have intuitively felt, that you extend far beyond your physical body, as these many energy-forms that are you radiate outward and far beyond your more limited physical space. In a very real sense, we are all connected by these energy-forms to one another in a quite extensive, (and some would say), infinite manner. Reality is not made of discrete “things” as we seemingly experience them; Reality is more clearly understood as a Field of many fields. It is formed by vibrations and waves of a hierarchy of energy-forms, what I like to call the Song of Spirit.
Yes, we are connected to one another in a host of ways, from the most ethereal to the more recognizable physical encounters we meet with every day. All these encounters, from the most casual and transient to the most intimate and abiding, is what we consider now when we seek to understand the meaning of purpose behind the Sign of Libra.
When you first meet another, you are in “your” space; they are in “their” space. As you begin your experience of one another, you are creating something altogether original, something brand new. You are forming your shared space, what I call “Third Space” or “our space”, which is the field of energy-forms that we have made into our relationship.
This is so very important, as one human being alone cannot even be or become human. It is by and through our relationships that we elicit the quickening of our spiritual growth and awakening. We are here for one another because we are the very way for each other to lift ourselves towards ever higher Reason, Love and Self-Mastery.
Forming and guiding our interactions with one another, so that we might forge our space of Freedom and Self-fulfillment, we hold to these very three:
By Reason, we are enlightened to form our relationship based upon our rational understanding of how we wish to be treated by them, and that this should equally guide us in how we should respond in turn; that we should treat any other as we wish to be treated. We aspire to be fairly treated and to be equal with one another; to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
By Love, we are embraced by that warmth of feeling, which forms as soon as we look into the eyes of the other. We see it there, shining from the windows of the soul, we see the same essential “awareness” we have. It is the presence of “the One”, in them as in us. This is the Heart and source of Love; for all Love comes from the spiritual spark of the Divine, from the One in all of us, holding us together by Love.
By Self-Mastery, or the Will, we are held by Spirit to respect and honor the holy space within which each of us abides. We are to use our will by turning it back upon ourselves, so that we may acquire ever greater self-control, as we equally treat with the utmost reverence the sacred space of the other. The self at the center must never be profaned; you shall not trespass upon one another.
Libra is the crucible of Spirit; by moving into relationship, you move into the Greater Awareness. Wherever you find Libra in your chart, there you will find the way to the quickening of your spirit. For you are made of one another, from the beginning and through all eternity.
You do not encounter strangers here on the Earth, as you have been on this journey for a very long time. That is why, again and again, you will meet so many souls and each and every time, you will look them in the eye and see it there again, the proof, a sign, the recognition.
So, you will smile, and they will smile too…
“Hello dear friend, I have missed you! I am so very happy to be with you once more.”
That is all there is, the knowing that we are all related.
This is all you need, just open your heart.
Smile and laugh with one another.
For you are made by love for love.
Just love one another.