In That and as That

Much of this process is allowing for the flow of life which at times can be extremely uncomfortable, unpredictable, and uncertain. Nevertheless, how can the new be brought in if one’s world is not leveled first? Take your beatings my friend and know that grace has you, seeks to rearrange, and form you through this destructive process. Lean hard during these times and trust the strength of your experience in That and as That.
-Atreya Thomas

Do not ask “how.”

If you ask “how,” that will only lead you deeper into concepts potentially skewing one’s understanding towards being partial. Rather, ask “what?” From what space am I going to meet life with all its demands, uncertainties, thoughts, and body responses? Will it be a space of grasping the details, analysis, and manipulation towards your particular vision? Or will it be a space of profound surrender, acceptance, and unwavering trust in the divine order of things?

-Atreya Thomas

Surrender or be Afflicted

It is not the details of circumstances that one must surrender to. Rather, the Unifying Intelligence that permeates all things, times and places. Individual will is then surrendered to the Supreme Will, which always acts consistently and without fail for the good of all.

-Atreya Thomas