of us are frightened to look within ourselves, and fear has us put up
walls so thick we no longer remember who we really are."
The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, Part 4
This holographic model of the universe provides us with a
revolutionary view of the connection between the inner and outer world.
According to this theory, every piece of the universe, no matter how we
slice it, contains the intelligence of the whole. We, as individual
beings, are not isolated and random. Each of us is a microcosm that
reflects and contains the macrocosm. "If this is true," says
consciousness researcher Stanislav Grof, "then we each hold the
potential for having direct and immediate experiential access to
virtually every aspect of the universe, extending our capacities well
beyond the reach of our senses." We all contain the imprint of the
entire universe within ourselves. As Deepak Chopra put it, "We are
not in the world, but the world is within us." Each of us possess
every existing human quality. There is nothing we can see or conceive
that we are not, and the purpose of our journey is to restore ourselves
to this wholeness.
The saintly and the cynical, the divine and the diabolical, the
courageous and the cowardly: all these aspects lie dormant in us and
will act out if they are not recognized and integrated into our psyches.
Many of us are frightened of the light as well as the dark. Many of us
are frightened to look within ourselves, and fear has us put up walls so
thick we no longer remember who we really are.
The Dark Side of the Light Chasers is about working through those
walls and taking down the barriers we’ve constructed and looking,
maybe for the first time, at who we are and what we’re doing here.
This book will take you on a journey that will change the way you see
yourself, others, and the world. It will lead you to open your heart and
fill it with awe and compassion for your own humanity. The Persian poet
Rumi said, "By God, when you see your beauty, you’ll be the idol
of yourself." In these pages, I offer a process for discovering the
beauty of your authentic self.
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