Awakening is not an invitation to disengage or ignore the world as it blossoms or as it burns. Realization of Unity and our oneness with All is not an excuse to remain sitting on a pillow in bliss for eternity ignoring the suffering and ills of the relative world. That is practicing a ‘selfish spirituality’.
We are to re-engage with the world and population that we are ‘one with’, in an active, passionate, and compassionate way. To be awake, is to ‘be the change’ in whatever way speaks to our heart and inherent knowingness of what is the ‘right’ thing to do in any given moment.
We are to bring the bliss and light and love into the world to shine it within the realm of human error and ignorance that is an inherent part of this experience. We can’t ignore or deny those things as being ‘unreal’ as long as we inhabit a physical body. Yes, in Absolute terms it is illusion, but while in the physical body (and mind), it is our responsibility – as awakened beings, to raise the collective level of consciousness and help ease the suffering of our other human selves in this world and universe that we know and recognize ourselves to be One with.
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Marianne Williamson at Wanderlust 2012