Searching for Gold, Part 2
Searching for Gold
A few years ago I wrote about going inward, to search for my” inner gold” (see, Digging for Gold). I went full fledged into this search for something “golden,” “good,” “divine,” “eternal.” I was seeking, striving, studying, reading, taking classes, doing exercises, finding methodologies, and having long talks with wise people.
Below are a few of my personal discoveries:
The searching diverts me from that which I seek.
The inner and outer are the same, and different.
New York is different from London, yet they are located on the same Earth. The ocean is different from the land, yet they are located on the same Earth.
My insides looks nothing like my outsides, yet they are located on the same person.
Separation is easy, unity is hard.
That which enlivens is the same in all life – bugs, plants, toads, humans.
The “gold” within me is the same as the “gold” within you. It expresses itself differently. The same way that a seed planted in rich soil grows into a plant looks very different from the same seed planted in the crack of a sidewalk.
You cannot give me your “gold,” and I cannot give you mine.
My good fortune is that somehow I came to know, and then believe, in the existence of something within myself that is greater than this personality, than this particular lifetime. This Spark of the Greater Mystery that enlivens all life within me, all of the time, never wandering or hiding, always available. The “spiritual path,” however, is that I synchronize, unify, and harmonize with this Spark of the Greater Mystery that is the true seed of what I call “me.” It is the “inner gold” that I have been seeking all of my life.
I had the same response as Bernadette, (which means I must be doing something right)– “Yes!”
You have been “something right” for as long as I have known you, and that’s a long time!
Your written reflections are so succinct, authentic and true that is hard to know how to say anything else but “yes’.
From my heart to yours, thank you.
Thankyou for sharing your seeking spirit and the results of that seeking … I always receive an Aha experience and for this and to you I am thankful. Blessings to you in the coming of 2016 and I look forward to my continued connection with the Big Tree/Qi connection.
Thank you Genesis – it has been pleasure to cross paths with you this year!
Thank you for all of your generous support and encouragement.
Peace and love to you