We live in a culture in which the most primal bond that should be present in the human experience has been ruptured. That primal bond is so natural for us to know with one another. It is the primal bond that connects us to the whole circle of life in which we live on this planet. It is that same bond that connects us to our very selves, to the God or Goddess that lives in the deepest place of our own soul and seeks expression through us, as us.
Particularly in the developed world, that primal bond that connects all those essential components of human life has been ruptured. Apparently not totally broken—we are here, living and breathing—but nonetheless there’s been a great rupture to it, and therefore there has to be a great healing in that primal bond.
Because of the rupture, all kinds of destructive things happen in the human experience. The experiences of fear, hatred and combative competition, that are totally abnormal, begin to be seen as normal.
There are all kinds of things we know in the world in which we’re living that aren’t right and not natural. At the core of that is that we’ve lost our primal spirituality, the spirituality that we were born with that’s built into us, and within which is our primal bond to the very heart and soul of the Creator that’s within us, that is the authentic reality of who we are.
So I ask, could there be any more important role on Planet Earth today than to heal that primal bond? If I look at my home, Sunrise Ranch, and at every phase of what we do, I see opportunities to heal the primal bond. When we’re gardening, we’re looking to repair the primal bond that we have with all of Creation and with each other. When we gather here in the Dome, whether it’s for a concert or a lecture or for a service, we are looking to reunite more deeply with that deepest place within us, to know it for ourselves and in ourselves, and then to know it in each other and to share it openly, and to amplify it. We are healing the primal bond.
What’s happened in the loss of the primal bond is that there has been a loss of faith in the very process of Creation. And so we become afraid as human beings, and we think that we have to protect and defend ourselves, not just as a wise act in a given moment but as a way of life. And acting out of fear, we think that we have to eke out a living, we have to manipulate to make things happen, and we can’t have faith in the foundational principles of Creation.
Creation is, at its heart and at its soul, a spiritual process—not a mental process, not a process of emotional manipulation, not a process of building physically. Yes, it includes all those dimensions of our being, but at its heart, for us as human beings, the creative process begins with us very simply being ourselves and expressing ourselves, and expressing our creativity in all the ways that come to us to do that, and giving our gift at the highest level of our being into the world. When we are truly doing that, creation happens, the creative process happens, there is something that comes back in the working of the One Law of Creation, which is the flow of the torus. Something goes out and something comes back, and it all works, and it all brings life.
For so many people, the faith in that happening is gone. And so it seems profitable or expedient or best to do something else in their life other than to bring the greatest gift that they have to bring to the world in which they live. How many people do you know who have made that calculation? “It would be better if I bring something other than the greatest gift that I know I have to give to other human beings and to the world.”
I had to look at that at one point in my life, when seemingly I had a choice about which way my life was going to go. I thought about the trajectory I was on, and I knew there was more for me to give than would be fulfilled by that trajectory. Have you ever looked around and noticed that? Have you ever thought, Wow, if I keep going this way, what I have within me isn’t going to come out; I won’t have fulfilled my life? And then seemingly, if you go this other way, well, maybe you won’t have a plush retirement. Well, let me see…what do I care more about? What’s the greater risk in my life: coming to the end of it and looking back and saying, “Well, I guess I didn’t really do it,” or coming to the end of my life and thinking, “I didn’t have as many rounds of golf as I wanted to have”?
I’m all for providing for our elder years. And though I don’t golf myself, I’m all for recreational sports. But as a new friend just said to me, “I’m here to help people with their obituary and epitaph. I’m here to assist people to know, when they come to the end of their life, that they truly gave their gift.”
When we give the highest of who we are—when we give our greatest love and our highest truth and let that find its way in expression in our living in all the things that we do—we are setting in motion a powerful process of creation. We are healing the primal bond.