Prison of a Shell

We carry around with us these giant structures … each of us comes with our own conceptual carapace of beliefs, habits, and histories.  Not all of these things are positive either.  For instance, if you begin a deception you then continue to carry that deception with you … eventually it affects every aspect of your life.  This construct you have created starts to become a bothersome burden, but you continue to haul it around, and even add to it, just so that you won’t have to have had all that energy gone wasted … just so that you won’t have to CHANGE.

There comes a time though where we must decide whether we are going to live our lives in resignation, beaten down by the weight of what we have amassed, or whether we will let go of this burden … allow it to fall away, and shatter into a thousand shards of what it all really was … NOTHING.

When you have been Awakened, there really are only two choices:

a) Remain Awakened and be committed to that; no matter what the cost (which means your constructs must be shattered, no matter how painful it may be to experience).

– or –

b) Switch off that light of Enlightenment and resign yourself to true misery … the misery of knowing what life is all about, and that you have chosen to turn your back on it.

That’s it … there are no other options … it comes down to those two, distinct choices.  You choose the former, and enjoy an open-hearted connection with your Creator that will see you through every difficulty and trial … or you choose the latter, and hope that those awful trials will pass you by because you are hiding in the shadows instead of living out in the Light.

It means, of course, that you may have to leave behind everything you have and everyone you know (potentially).  It doesn’t necessarily HAVE to be such a drastic outcome, but the potential is there and we must acknowledge such possibilities.  You can quite literally possess NOTHING and yet have everything, simply because you are Open and connected to God … or you can horde everything you’ve amassed and remain imprisoned by your gigantic, hollow prison of a shell.


This post is the result of a meditation on my prior post, “The Breaking of the Shell“.


Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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Prison of a Shell.

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