This Week’s Quotation:

You may hope for or expect something wonderful, perhaps something spiritual, to happen in your life, ascending to greater and greater heights of spiritual awareness. But the spiritual journey is not just a journey of going up. It is not only a journey of ascension. It is also a journey of coming down—descending. To continue on your journey, you have to let the reality of your Being come down from the highest place within yourself through you and out into the world.

Becoming a Sun p. 239

Ascension and Descension

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

These words are a reminder of who we are—all of us as human beings. We are not only a person looking for something more in life in whatever way. We are someone who has more creativity to give.

We are each a vast storehouse of creative potential, waiting to be released into the world. We are love, waiting to be shared; insight, wisdom, and intelligence, waiting to be given.

We are life never-ending, waiting to be lived. We are the power of life, straining to be set free.

We are the ungiven kiss, the unspoken word, and the inspirational idea our world is waiting for.

You know that stress you feel? It is your storehouse of creative potential, ready to burst. It is your infinite desire to give the essence of creation that is yours to express now.

So give it. Let it come down to fill your entire human capacity. Let it flow into the world. Let it descend so that the world may feel and know all you have to give.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

6 Responses

  1. I am so appreciative of the exquisite sense of balance your words bring.I am sensing, exploring, and knowing anew what this means in my everday life. From honoring the grandness and glory of the spirit that I am/ we are, and at the same time seeing the responsibility that I have to bring that reality from the spiritual realms into every aspect of my world…so very exciting. With this ever present backing from spirit I see that all things can be made new, in my own heart, mind, and body, and in the creativity that I bring into my world. Then the refreshed spirit of creation can naturally be returned to enhance the spiritual realms… and the beat goes on.

  2. There are times when inspiration flows through my thoughts and feelings in great abundance. At other times I feel empty…out of sorts and out of touch with my own creative nature. I suppose this has something to do with the natural rhythms of life. There will always be ups and downs. And as Newton observed, what goes up must come down. Those words remind me of Jacob’s dream of a ladder ascending to and descending from heaven. As with walking a mountain trail, I’ve noticed that ascension can be quite a bit more strenuous than descending. Even so, I find ascension to be well worth the effort.

    It’s great exercise for one thing. Physical exercise if you are walking a mountain trail or climbing a ladder, staircase or whatever. But we also need to exercise our minds and emotional capacities e.g. writing a poem, making a phone call, engaging in conversation, writing a letter, essay or journal. These are ways i seek to “prime the pump” at those times when I’m feeling empty, uninspired and unmotivated. In fact, that was the case when I started writing these words, and now…

    I feel better!

  3. Yes!!! We are life never-ending, waiting to be lived. We are the power of life, straining to be set free.

  4. The acts of creativity have so many blessings. Time and space disappear, inspiration fills the air, passion magnetizes like energies and the world has been given something new. I feel alive when I am creating.

  5. I spent much of the earlier part of my life searching for heaven and being told that I could only find it when I die. How clear you make it that I have always been in heaven and will know it when I bring heaven into my world.

  6. There was a time in my life when the trauma piled up so hard and fast that I couldn’t process it. So, I withdrew parts of myself emotionally and socially. While in denial, I pretended to ascend in consciousness. That fantasy might have saved me for a while but I had to come back and find the process to remove the stone that kept me withdrawn. At first, I tried to save others to assuage my guilt but then I had to give the true gift–my unique expression of love. And when that came down from above, there was the fulfillment of bringing that into the world and the pain began to vanish. And the hardened disability to share heart-to-heart melted. My original innocence returned. My giving journey not only grounded me but has proven to be a blessing for others. The descending blessing through me has propelled me into a higher dwelling place, where love lives.

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