There is no god in the sky, making weal and creating woe. We are all we have. All there is. All we need. We have made all the rest of it up to comfort ourselves in the uncertainty of our existence through all those years of being at the mercy of everything. The more we discovered about the world around us, and the more proficient we grew in making it on our own, the less important the god above, or the pantheon of the gods above, became. But. We missed an important element. The Two Worlds-- the Invisible and the Visible-- the world of our dreams and visions and nightmares, and the world of rocks and trees, planting and harvesting, "wars and rumors of wars," are the most real aspects of our existence, and we dismissed the Invisible World, and misused the Visible World to serve ourselves. The Other World is as real as This World of here and now present reality. It is past time we acknowledged that, and took our place as the interface between worlds, living in this world in light of that world. Aligning ourselves in this world with the inner truth of that world. Making our way in this world, guided by, and in full accord with, the directions and leanings of that world. Taking our cues from that world and applying them to our life in this world. Balancing the demands of both worlds. Living in harmony with, and acknowledging the place of, each. We begin by giving that world its due. Sitting still. Being quiet. Waiting. Watching. Listening to our nighttime dreams. Learning to read the signals of our body. Knowing what we know, and all that we don't know. Alert to what arises unbidden within. Learning to know the inner world as well as we know the outer world. Integrating Mythos and Logos by giving as much time and attention to instinct, intuition,imagination and the ineffable as we give to logic, reason, analytics and the facts that have been the only facts up until now. Living with a foot in each world. Walking two paths at the same time. Being fully who we are, where we are, when we are, how we are at all times, in all places... What a world that would be.
In order for That World to be recognized and treated as being of value to This World, it has to make a difference in the life of This World that can be quantified, weighed, measured, counted, boxed-up, fenced-in, owned, bought-and-sold, and used in ways that have tangible benefits to those living here and now. Barring that, it is useless. Jesus said, "The stone the builders reject is the chief cornerstone." And, here we are. The assessment of value depends upon our seeing what we look at. How often is that the case with us? If you want to change your life in profound and immeasurable ways, practice seeing what you look at. And communing with the Invisible World. The Invisible World is the world of the Psyche, of the Unconscious (so-called because we are not conscious of it) Mind. We have One Mind, and it has conscious and unconscious aspects. The more conscious we can become of what is unconscious, the better able we are to live in ways that balance the "two worlds" and unite them in harmony with one another in the One World of perceived reality. And that makes all the difference.