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Uncover the Secret Treasure Hidden in Your Relationships

Key Lesson: Just as the wind moves through a tree and carries its pollen to the blossoms of another tree, all of our relationships in life are intended to help "pollinate" the soul so that the true understanding of why we are here on earth can flower within it.

Relationships: The Pathway and the Promise of Real Life

Hidden in the center of each human heart dwells a great spiritual secret. Left undiscovered, as it often remains for most of the masses, its presence causes the soul that harbors it to spend its days on earth seeking it knows not what, finding what is never enough, and then starting out all over again. But once this secret tells itself, the truth it reveals opens the heart that is its home, and leads the weary seeker to a whole new and higher relationship with life.

What is this great spiritual secret that we are created with, and that we must come to know if we are ever to end our wanderings and realize that peaceful strength we long for? The relationship our heart longs for already exists.

Right within us, as an unseen aspect of our True Nature, resides the entire range of relationships that the universe has to offer. Think of it! But through the eyes of our present understanding, each time conditions grant us this fleeting sense of a brighter, broader order of existence, we attribute these expansive feelings to our participation in an event greater than ourselves. This perception is one supported by the sense-supplied "fact" that this moment is the effect of an event taking place "outside" of ourselves.

But our actual experience in these moments is not outside of us. The better explanation of these brief illuminations is that we, ourselves, have been momentarily transported outside the limited range of an unconscious set of internal relationships. The best way to explain this new idea is to paint a picture we can all recognize.

We all know that when we really see a breathtaking sunset, we feel it; we take part in its vibrant colors. But we couldn't possibly share in this beauty before us if the essence of this painted sky above us wasn't within us. In other words, the depth of this beauty -- and the inner delight it elicits -- are actually aspects of our own consciousness. If we can begin to see the truth of this discovery, then we are prepared for our next step in how to realize Real Life through relationships.

The world of people and events we see spinning "around" us is, in reality, a kind of special mirror. This interesting idea helps shed light on why all of the great and timeless world philosophies have called the world an illusion. What is the purpose of this mirroring world? It is to show us . . . us!

As we realize the truth of ourselves, that who we really are (including all that we can come to know about ourselves) already exists in this one great relationship from which we are never apart, so do we realize Real Life.

This article is excerpted from Seeker's Guide to Self-Freedom (pages 143-147.).

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