In this understanding that began to dawn on me, I recognized how the entire earth is a playground of God. This is a land of hidden objects and is the outworking of unconsciousness becoming conscious. This is the land where duality is able to find form and through form to create and destroy, to birth and to kill, to express itself through good or ill. Each of us comes with a script. We are programmed in childhood and then our task is to unravel the programming to come to our true nature.
There is a saying that we are all born little princes and princesses and then our parents proceed to make us frogs, and our task is to become who we were originally intended. As Jesus conveyed, 'until you leave your family and follow me, you cannot enter the kingdom.' What he meant by that was that if we follow the script of our beginnings in this lifetime, we are lost in a story that will not get us to the promised land...the fruit of spiritual union.
We have to overcome our families of form and move into the innermost sanctum to find our true heritage and nature. Of course, religions have made the words he used convey that we must follow him, but he meant his example. It always surprised me that they didn't remove the words, "these things I do you shall do greater". Yet, all the references to responsibility within and for ourselves to become unified in God have been ignored and glossed over.
Power brokers use what is convenient to their ends, and unfortunately, many people do not want to have to make the effort to go beyond what appears easy. We have to remember the difference between the left and right hand paths. The one looks difficult as we begin the journey, filled with underbrush that will have to be cut away. The other looks bright and easy to traverse, but as we proceed down each path, the opposite appears. So what looked easy in the beginning becomes very difficult, and what seemed overwhelming at first becomes clear and easily passable as we go along. That is a great example of how we choose to move forward in our lives.