The complexity of the Universe gives rise to the painful experience of the illusion of separation and also paradoxically makes Life that much more enjoyable and enriching to experience.
The Universe speaks to us through events and experiences. Events and experiences are the result of the Universe forming itself into a certain form; that is, they are the Universe’s in-formation.
This in-formation is created through the spiritual or mental power of desire. Sub-atomic particles (or the energy that composes them) come together through the attractive force of desire to form clumps of matter, which then come together to form different experiences. Every one of our experiences has been created by manipulations in the combination of matter of our environment. In other words, our experience is created by our interaction with our environment and our environment is created by the changing combinations of matter. For example, our experience of home is different to our experience of work because of the difference in the structure of the matter between the two places and the difference in our interactions with each of them. (specifically the buildings, the people around us, the layout of the two spaces…)
Now, the Universe’s spiritual force of desire (spiritual because it is invisible to us. We see the results of its desire, but not the desire itself) is no different fundamentally from our own spiritual force of desire; they are one and the same, only differing in degree. It is predominantly through the mental and spiritual forces (thoughts, emotions and imagination) of the Universe’s individuations (that’s you and I and every other organism in the Universe) that communication between the whole and the individuations takes place. In other words, it is the in-formation of our mental attitude and emotions that speak to the Universe and everything else within it, and the Universe translates that attitude into the form of events and experiences.
So our understanding now is becoming that It is our mind’s in-formation that creates our experience. If we are to change our experience then, we must change the in-formation our mind is sending to the Universe. Then it is up to us to move with the energy of the Universe in its act of forming itself to reflect our new in-formation. In other words, we must follow our excitement, which is the spiritual flow of the re-forming Universe, to do our part in creating the experiences we prefer. To put it another way, our body is a vital part of our experience- it is the instrument through which we experience physical reality- and it is up to us to move our body in the direction of our excitement, knowing that we are actively going with the flow of the creation of the form of our desired experience. The rest is up to the Universe. The process is: we follow our joy with no expectation, while the Universe automatically and flawlessly forms the rest of our experience, bringing us in contact with whatever we need in order to experience the result of our mind’s new in-formation.
Now, some may think (as I did) that the Universe somehow stops us from experiencing the form of our desire. I only thought that because I got caught up in ideas and definitions of good and bad; difficult and easy, and the definitions of different experiences, without realizing that every experience is neutral and made up of nothing more than props of matter in different formations. It is us that declare one formation of matter (one experience) is more desirable than another, or more difficult to experience than another; as it is our birthright to do so and our very reason for existing. The Universe, on the other hand, does not care what form it takes, and is capable of effortlessly taking any form. It does not care about what types of clothes we wear; how we cut our hair; how we grow our food; how we treat others; how we treat it; how we create our social systems; what we do for work, or any other experience we create out of its form. It faithfully forms itself around the in-formation we give it. We call its faithful formations “consequences” and we call its neutrality “unconditional love”.
Many times our mind’s in-formation has been about what we fear or what we don’t prefer rather than what we desire, and so we have experienced the results of this fear, shaking our fists (a clump of matter) at the Universe and others (other clumps of matter), all the while creating a cycle of similarly formed experiences. It was mainly these doubts and fears that created the failures that we experienced.
But what is failure anyway? If the form of the Universe is not following our desire, it does not mean that our desire has failed. It must mean that there is some learning to do about some in-formation about ourselves, and this leads to the great process of growth and understanding. In actuality, it is only when we truly give up on our desires that we truly fail.
Now, many times we are negatively surprised at what the Universe has to say to us, as is the case with failures, accidents and illnesses, because we refuse to go within ourselves and find out our mind’s in-formation for ourselves. Even then, if the surprise leads us to an understanding of ourselves, isn’t that a cause for celebration rather than despondency?
Until now, most of us haven’t realized that we are the organizing principle behind the form of the experience of our lives. It is up to us and us alone to clarify how we speak to the Universe by clarifying the in-formation we are radiating, so that we may create the form of our experience along the lines of what we desire, rather than what we fear. It is up to us to learn the language of the Universe so that we can interpret its messages and speak with it clearly to create the conversation of our lives.