It has been said there is a Truth we can know, we can discover, that will set us free. This Truth is alive, and it is only ever available in the present moment. It is not something we get and then keep like a possession. It is something we can simply open and relax into, each moment, as we devote ourselves to living consciously in every moment. When we realize there is something beyond the "me", we begin to become more free. We begin to choose to quiet down enough to sense the presence within us. The presence that notices the 'me'. That notices all the thoughts, the feelings, the body and all it's experiences, the stories the mind goes on about, and it just is awareness, open and at peace, noticing. This is the beginning of greater freedom from suffering.
In awareness or presence, or Christ consciousness, we are able to see that all the things we thought we were, all the roles we play and stories about our lives, are a small drop in the ocean of who we really are. We realize that in our true nature we are one with the Father/Mother/Source of everything.
In John chapter 17 vs. 22-23 Jesus said “I have given them the glory that you gave me; that they may be one as we are one- I in them, and You in me; so that they may be brought to complete unity”.
Jesus is inviting us to quiet down the 'me' and realize something greater about the truth of who we really are. We can experience complete unity when we learn to dis-identify with the 'me', and instead open, relax, and get familiar with the Presence. That Presence is us; and it is the Truth that will set us free.
Rev. Kathy Zavada