I think the best spiritual teachings and teachers are mobius strips come to life.
Do you remember the mobius strip? You form a loop with a piece of paper; cut it and twist it once (that’s the secret sauce right there); tape it back together until it’s no longer a simple closed loop but an infinite, mathematically daring one that boggles the imagination.
And when your mind gets blown by a new spiritual concept? That’s a metaphorical mobius strip. It’s when you experience a shift that gives your entire life a new perceptive.
In other words, it wakes you up!
The deeper truths of life deals not with the survival of the body but the thriving of the soul
Here’s an example from spiritual thought leader Matt Kahn:
“True wisdom is sensing the next big step your ego isn’t
ready for and doing it anyway in the name of your highest
evolution. Your ego will never be ready. You have to be wiser
than the patterns within you.”
You thought this quote was going in one direction, and then it transports you past the 3D version of life to an elevated 5D of pure potentiality and love. The journey from the first syllable to the last leaves you a different person than when you began reading it.
For people seeking expansion of consciousness, that’s a gift.
Sample a few lines from the Sermon on the Mount:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth
Superficially, it’s quite paradoxical to imagine the meek, and not the ferocious, inheriting anything. But the paradox dissolves when you elevate to 5D, or simply open your heart.
Here’s the Buddha:
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
You mean the problems of life I’ve blamed on others are my own fault? That I actually create my own reality? Someone having this realization from reading these words are having a Mobius experience.
This is different than survival wisdom, which is very 3D and vital to our species. The deeper truths of life deals not with the survival of the body but the thriving of the soul.
“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.” — Zen Kōan
A Zen kōan is “a story, dialogue, question, or statement which is used in Zen practice to provoke the ‘great doubt’ and to practice or test a student’s progress in Zen.”
The “great doubt” that is unearthed and challenged here is “Will anything truly change when I become enlightened?”
The answer depends on who is seeking. Is it the ego, always in 3D seeking survival measures? Or is it our Higher Self we’re bringing forward, who knows that change on the inside is all that counts, regardless of what others may judge on the outside.
Because it’s not what you’re doing, it’s what are you choosing to experience while you’re doing it? In other words, who are you being?
And when you can move past the seeming paradox to experience it in an enlightened state, even for just a few moments, you can appreciate the deliciousness of the moment and revel in your connection with the Infinite.
It was designed to loop you back into yourself, or back inside to bring out your authentic Self, you Soul. Which can look like someone speaking in Mobius Strip.