Are You a Divine Being on a Cosmic Quest? ~ Lisa Avebury

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The first time I heard the statement, “You are a divine being on a cosmic quest,” it resonated with me strongly.

The reason is because for most of my life, I have felt like I came from another planet. An alien, not like everyone else. I didn’t seem to enjoy or want to participate in many of the things most people did.

As I have gotten older, it seems my level of discernment has only become clearer. This has been difficult at times as everyone wants to be liked, everyone wants to be part of something and everyone would like approval. But for me, none of those things seem to matter in my search for authenticity.

For example, I still carry what I would like to call a “dumb phone.” I personally like a bit of inaccessibility. I have also yet to have a Facebook page. I have actually been scolded for that. I don’t see the point.

I find all of this illusion of intimacy baffling.

Send me adrift

The world has a hypnotic effect that is designed to take us away from what is real. And what is real is the still, small voice inside that we all have. That voice is desperate to be heard. Yet we spend so much time distracted by the drama going on around us and ruling over our little kingdoms that it never gets heard. And we wonder why we feel disconnected even though we have all this technology saying we aren’t.

So, I try my best to live in the world but not of the world.

This isn’t always easy. Especially living in a big city. There are many distractions. I try to keep focused on living as the immortal soul adventurer I know I am. I take my secret spiritual identity with me everywhere. We have the ability to grow uninteresting due to our habitual way of being in the world. Life is an opportunity to see everything you do as service. Bear that in mind next time you are at the post office and reach for your phone. Are you really available?

We have a new level of process addiction taking over western society. These addictions are so subtle not many of us would think to identify it by that term. A process addiction is any type of compulsive behavior we do solely for gratification or reward. This habit can then turn into dependency. Can you identify anything in your life that can fall into that category?

Only real meaning in life can arouse pure energy — and it takes work to find real meaning in life. Maybe it is time to talk less, meditate more and believe you came here to get nothing but to give everything.

Never underestimate the effect you can have on another if you are living your life from the viewpoint of a transcendent being. In the briefest of exchanges you can see that flash of recognition in the face of another who knows your secret. That is because they have it too. And then you really know you are not alone.

 

Edited by Brianna Bemel

 

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Lisa Avebury

Lisa Avebury is a Wellness Consultant, Spiritual Counselor, Bodyworker,Yoga Instructor, Meditation Guide, Animal Rescuer and “Introvert Activist.” Lisa recently launched SacredIntrovert to debunk the myth that all introverts are shy social misfits. Lisa grew up in New York City and has lived, worked and thrived in Los Angeles for the past 20 years and is definitely not shy. She became an Introvert Activist to clear up the misunderstandings around what it really means to be an introvert. The goal being to create more harmony and understanding around introversion. She has designed the first ever group travel experience expressly for introverts, the retreat/tour. The first of which is departing for Southwest England in May of 2015. You can find her here and on Facebook & Twitter.

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anonymous Feb 7, 2012 11:23pm

Hi Lisa, I too love what you said and particularly liked this line "I find all of this illusion of intimacy baffling."
Peace and love to you <3

    anonymous Feb 7, 2012 11:39pm

    Thanks Yogini! Yes, I have been really faced of late with my own discomfort regarding this proliferating false sense of connection individuals create with others whom they actually barely know. It is all very foreign to my way of thinking. It is good to know I am joined by others in my bafflement! Peace and Love to you as well.

anonymous Feb 7, 2012 6:37pm

I love this article! I have read it about ten times and love it more each time.
"immortal soul adventurer" – beautiful!!

anonymous Feb 7, 2012 5:17pm

very well said…

    anonymous Feb 7, 2012 5:46pm

    Thanks Lana, Peace and Blessings to you!