Today on the Crystal Bed was really a Buddha kind of experience. I couldn't get out of my mind that every human being -- every soul -- was essentially the same. By this I mean that we are all part of God, and thus all worthy. How can one part of God be better than another part of God?
For example, Ascended Masters: are they a better part of God than an average person? Every person can teach us something, in my opinion. Maybe a lesson we learn from a homeless person we encounter in Daytona Beach is more valuable than a lesson we learn from a visiting guru. Who's to say?
Maybe some will disagree with me and think that all people are not equally part of God, and thus some are better than others. I'm just saying that today on the Crystal Bed I couldn't get the thought out of my mind that we are all equally part of God. It would not let go.
In fact, it seems to me that if one person proclaims "I am an enlightened Master" then it sounds a little bit like an ego-centric person talking. I'm just saying it sounds like that.
The other thing that struck me today is how much I agree with the Buddhist concept of The Middle Way. Buddha thought there was a path between the extremes of austerities and sensual indulgence.
It's easy to be "non attached" to a world of austerity and denial, since there are no pleasures and nothing really to enjoy. It seems a much greater accomplishment to me to live a normal life and still be non-attached. Does non-attachment mean no pleasure and complete self-denial? I don't think so. I'm with Buddha on this one.