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By Dr. Sterling Desmond & Rea Ciera

Synergy Magazine November/December 2010

As seen from the point of view of pure energy here is a story of human struggle and courage.

The story begins on the shores of an infinite flowing river. The banks of this mighty river are edged by various rocks, boulders and grassy mounds. There are many magnificent and proud trees, flora and vegetation adorning these shores. There is a gentle channel of underlying current flowing in this river but from the shores the flow looks peaceful. Most of the humans are resting on the shores and occasionally they view others floating on logs. These log dwellers are able to observe the odd person wading into the river and some of these are viewed starting to swim from the shores or swimming toward the logs in the middle of this river. These bold ones, though initially hesitant or even fearful are starting to relax into their new adventure.

Those humans in the river and those on the shores will sometimes see someone swimming in the open channel of the river. This scene might be scary and unsettling to the distant swimmers but it echoes the song of courage. Some of these courageous swimmers in the middle may gaze down into the depths of the current of the seemingly tumultuous river and catch a glimpse of shadows underneath them. Could it be that these shadows are indeed other humans that have braved the depths? Could there be more?

After a time, these middle channel swimmers dive down to see what it is they are missing below. These daring humans see and feel a change in themselves as they begin to approach a large current underneath the surface of the river. The current surrounding them seems unending and yet so quietly powerful. Some swimmers touch the current and begin to feel changes in how they feel and see their world, yet others allow fear to usher them to the waters on top.

A few heroic humans endeavor to let themselves go further. They find that they too can enter the river’s current by letting go of who and what they think they are, by letting go of the constraints that keep them in a continual struggle. By holding on to the logs, or their imposing constraints, they use up much of their energy and therefore are still not living free and will continue to struggle in the river.

The bravest swimmers feel a desire for more from life and are propelled to explore the current further. They begin to see the shapes of some other humans swimming but they are seemingly within and part of the current itself. These humans are swimming effortlessly and yet with great speed and momentum. Without struggle they are individually moving, though not at the same speed.

A multitude of people from all origins of this planet continue to gather and hold fast to their part of the rocks on the shores of the mighty river. Some appear wise, some intelligent, some merely wanting to ‘just exist’ to either have fun or survive for work and pleasure. Yet others perform their duties on the rocks and aspire for more beyond the rocks’ potential. These are the humans that see something beyond their world and something beyond themselves.