DID U KNOW…
…that Obey comes from the Latin “Obedire” (ob ē dīre [or dī-ray]) which means “listen from/to the depths” (aka DEEP LISTENING). From the Greek it means “to listen under” (aka LISTEN DEEPLY). For those familiar with the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation obey refers to the act of “hearing or hearkening to a higher authority, and “to trust / trust in” that which you hear.
How did we move from the origin of this word as a contemplative guide to higher awareness; one igniting feelings of lightness and invitation, to one of command and compliance with authority; stirring feelings of restriction and control? Such bastardization goes to the root of cultural conditioning. Teach something long enough and it becomes truth, no matter the origin or intent.
… and what of its application to quantum entanglement?
I recall as a young woman from a midwestern college town, considering the formalization of a committed relationship into a paper legitimized contract was repelling. The idea felt like a trade in not a trade up. Part of such disdain was my insistence on maintaining personal freedom and not wanting any religious traditions to dictate my choice to, or not to publicly state…
I had NO intention of surrendering or conceding to a position of blindly OBEYing anyone, unless I was convinced they had my best interests at heart and would offer the same in exchange; especially someone I viewed as my contemporary, my equal. I had been taught that to obey meant to do whatever someone or something told me to, without explanation, without question, whether I agreed or disagreed, simply because they were the authority and I was not. Back then, the thought that I could be made to feel less than and required to obey was unconscionable to me. I was never going to give my power over to another and that was that!
Ahhh… the effective results of human conditioning. LOL
The act of obeying, as originally defined, open hands a welcoming offer anyone would willingly RSVP if they only knew the Narnia in wait. Actively obeying parallels quantum entanglement theory, as well, in ways that blend science with spirituality and portals one forward into a state of expanded consciousness. There’s no loss of control. There’s no feeling powerless. No commander in rule to indict. In fact it is an empowering experience of grace and honor that if allowed leads to a state of ethereal peace and situational contentment. In short, here’s how it works…
You obey the natural laws of a quantum, multidimensional cosmos, seen and unseen. Such “deep listening” allows a you to travel beyond conventional reality where you discover an ever present pulse of something more; one you release into and return back from, as if breathing in unison with the Universe, itself. You obey. You surrender. You are blessed with a gift of knowing no “dictionary definitions” or “authority figures” can take away. You own the experience of your life in and out of time/space. Your perspective shifts and you begin to choose from a new core beingness… all because you let go and obeyed.
Over the course of many years, through obedience at the essence of its beautiful root, I found my hiraeth, my Narnia, my home.
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