8 Gates ~ Chapter 5 ~ Freewill / Intention ~ from the free eBook “Light of Be-ing”

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Freewill / Intention – the belief in one’s independent self volition or freedom of choice within the matrix of sense and minds linear perspective. It is the illusional projection and commentary of ones mind and ego of perceived events.

“Everything is determined … by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust – we all dance to the mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”
Albert Einstein

Freewill / Intention

Freewill, the cornerstone of the I-ego-self. It is both the boundary and definitive determinate belief in and of ones so-called consciousness. But is it real, does one truly have choice? And why is so much importance, judgment, and stress associated with it?

As defined by Websters, Freewill equates to “freedom of humans to make choices that are not determined by prior causes or by divine intervention, i.e. a voluntary choice or decision.”

Yet it is “prior causes” within the linear temporal existence of I-ego-self that gives the impression of choice. Freedom of choice is but an delusion of the I-ego-self. It is the source of most of ones stress and unhappiness, judgment and opinion, and the fundamental instrument of separation.

It is the very foundation of self, and the wellspring of the illusion of duality. Every illusional choice that has been recorded by the mind is cast as a brick for the tower of the ego.

Brick by brick, ego raises its tower, all the while standing in judgment of ones self and others. It is by this construct that the I-ego-self is given authority as both gate keeper and warden.

This is the misconception of the I-ego-self, in its effort to chose and control the course of ones life stream. It is akin to saying that a river has chosen it’s course, when it is but the essence of water to flow.

The course of a river is an event in action, not a choice. It is in that respect, in the present moment of now, that freewill occurs. So to with ones life.

The illusion that is mind and ego records the event as a separate phenomenon, who you really are is the event itself, eternally present in it’s flow.

“Only those who have no knowledge of the Source of destiny and free-will dispute as to which of them prevails. They that know the Self as the one Source of destiny and free-will are free from both.”
Sri Ramana Maharshi

Your freedom and freewill is in the now, it is your true be-ing, its essence and presence. You do not choose the events in life, events are life, and your opportunity to truly be alive.

Who you think you are has no freewill, who you truly are is the very essence of it.

Who you really are asks, “Can you, in the present and eternal now that you truly are, be that Freewill / Intention?

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