More and more people, dissatisfied with the shallowness and artificiality of daily life, are making the necessary effort to break through to the transpersonal level of recognizing their real being, and reinventing themselves accordingly. A most fascinating aspect of Erhard Meyer-Galow’s book is that it leads us to a realization that the first step towards accomplishing personal reinvention is the recognition of the limitations, imposed by our Ego on our spiritual development. Once we recognize and accept the necessary, but limiting role of the Ego, we are able to explore experiences which lead us to a greater reality in every moment; in the here and now. It encourages us to release the person that we think we are in order to attract and encourage manifestation of the person who we really are. This book suggests specific practices which will encourage and facilitate our spiritual development, giving us the courage to risk embarking upon, or continuing along our own spiritual pathway.
Time is an illusion. It does not exist. We exist only in the present moment. The way welive each moment determines the nature of the experiences which will flow seamlessly from that moment to our next present moment. We recognize and experience the present moment in every page of this book. Even memories become the experience of the moment. We are comforted to realize that there is only the now. We learn that the art of living is to accept all events, like the death of a beloved one, the collapse of a company, a serious illness or growing old in the here and now, without the limitations of a past or the fears of a future.
We are an ageing population. Our world society is experiencing unprecedented economic and social unrest. The experience of a declining life-style as we age is not what we had hoped for in our earlier years, and may be difficult to accept. This book cannot make you younger, but it can assist you towards a comforting understanding of how you can experience great joy in every moment of your life.
Erhard Meyer-Galow guides his book with the following koan: A monk asked Master Unmon, “What if the tree will wither, and the leaves fall?” The Master replied, “Perfect manifestation of the Golden Wind!” The Golden Wind means the winds of Autumn, but here it means much more. Two older monks sitting together ask each other, “What is the nature of reality now, when we are getting old?” The answer? Reality is “a manifestation of the Golden Wind”. ZEN Master Unmon supplemented this statement with, “Even though I am old, sick, infirm and suffering, every day is a good day.”
Nothing manifests in our lives for which this timeless original wisdom does not hold true. This is often not easy to accept, but again and again people confess that they have experienced what they had considered to be disasters in their lives, and again and again they are now grateful for what happened to them. The fateful crisis has given their life a decisive turn, a decisive breakthrough to experiencing an altered reality. It is not easy to accept resist- ance to, or the thwarting of, your desires, collapse of your aspirations and disappointment in others when you believe yourself to be powerless. But we are not powerless, Quantum Physics has definitively demonstrated that we are inextricably linked and energetically interconnected with all of the energy forms which constitute our universe. Our power is derived from our not doing. If we have binding desires, ones which, if fulfilled, result in happiness, and if not, then sadness, we are asserting that we know what is best for ourselves, and in so doing we are limiting ourselves to only those experiences which we can imagine and over which our Ego has control.
This results in setting ourselves up for repeated disappointments. But if we live compassionately in the moment, faithfully trusting in benevolent universal forces, we open ourselves to an unimaginably powerful source of previously untapped energy, energy of healing, of contentment and of success, which is measured by growth. When we allow our intuition, which is our personal link with the universe, to direct our thoughts they become our most powerfully energetic gifts which, when joined with a multitude of similar thoughts from others, are able to manifest as ‘events’ which interact in accordance with the Laws of Nature, allowing us to literally, ‘move mountains’. The energetic dimension through which we are all connected, not only one with the other but also with all knowledge and all potential that exists, has been given various names by different authors, including the Divine Matrix, the Undifferentiated Reality, the Cooperative Background Field, and the Permanent Acting Process of Life. Erhard Meyer-Galow calls it the Golden Wind. This book will empower you as you begin to accept the overwhelming peace and contentment which arises from living each and every experience in the present moment. Especially during severe life crises, one may experience the calming certainty that all manifestations are in order, in the Golden Wind.
LIVING IN THE GOLDEN WIND – I AM FINALLY HERE!” Happy are those who can accept their lives in such a way.