Engaging with the Mystery of Life

Hello, it’s Lucy here, the creator of The Love Place, with my third personal post. You can read my others here.

As every child is, I was curious about life from an early age and constantly asked the what, why, how questions that young children are famous for. At the age of five I was often consumed with the question, “How do I know I’m here?” I couldn’t quite get to grips with the physicality of the world around me; there was still an illusory, not quite solid nature to it and the body I was inhabiting.

As young children we are still so much a part of the spiritual world that we take time to integrate with the physical. It is a process that is made challenging by society’s focus on the physical world as the only true reality. Early on we are told to focus on it, to stop daydreaming and instead become concentrated on time, space and the identity that is forced upon us.

At around the same age, I sat in a school assembly and wondered, was I really there or was I asleep in our garden at home, in my mother’s arms as she told me the story of what my life would be. It took me a long time to remember again that life is a dream.

As adults, until we do remember, life looks hard and tough and frightening. This is not to say that challenging things don’t occur in life but they are made more so when we think that the physical world that we inhabit is our only reality and that we have no choice in how we experience it.

This happens when we forget that we are a part of the energy that is creating the world we see around us.

As children, we are more tuned into the make believe element of life. We imagine and explore and play. When we get older, we imagine and assume and struggle. But so much of what we are dealing with as adults is still illusory, it’s only that we have forgotten that we are creating our experience of the world around us and instead of looking towards the spiritual, have gotten weighed down with the density of matter.

But wisdom and wellbeing are buoyant and as soon as we remember that we are also the lightness of the spirit, we find that the questions of why and what and how begin to bubble up again, in a way that is less intense and more joyful than when they are born of fear or stress and a focus on the material.

Adults delight in children because they are engaged with the mystery of life and they see its beauty as a part of that. Their innocence and wonder is attractive to us because we remember it. Mainstream convention quickly trains children to want to conform and impress and be successful by society’s standards. This creates a chasm between the truth of the spirit and the supposed reality of the world of form. Few of us thrive under these circumstances and it is only when we finally begin to question society’s wisdom and oppressive control that we engage once again with the ethereal qualities of our true nature.

It is wisdom to rediscover the inner child. It is a gift to be able to reconnect with the wide eyed wonder of our early years. It is essential that we uncover our connection to the spiritual word and it is delightful to engage with the mystery of life. There is a greater intelligence available to us the moment we remember that what we see and experience isn’t all there is and when we do we become once again free to indulge in the beauty of this mysterious life that we have been gifted with.