Have you ever had the experience of trying to explain something that you are in the process of learning to someone that is wanting to hear what you have to say?
They can feel that you have changed. They want to know more — you just may have a key or piece of the puzzle for them, too — and the best you can do is blurt out all of the things you have been trying to grasp, using the words you have been hearing or reading from teachers and others on your path, but you haven’t integrated or synthesized into a new or unified whole just yet.
It happens to all of us. Most times, it happens when we haven’t fully integrated teachings or we haven’t been able to form a new synthesis about what we are learning.
Happily, the ability and pace at which we can form new syntheses is rapidly increasing for everyone.
Synthesis and Integration
In spiritual arenas and on the ascension path, integrate is a commonly used word, meaning to bring together or incorporate parts into a whole, or to combine into one unified system.
Synthesis can be defined as the combination of components or elements to form a connected whole, or a complex whole formed by combining. The most familiar use of this word is photosynthesis: the process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy, normally from the sun, into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms’ activities. The sun is life-giving and so is photosynthesis. As is creation and the source of creation, which includes you and me.
Integration takes effort as it implies that disintegration preceded it. This is why we might find ourselves at a loss for words explaining our journeys at times; we are straddling the fence between two worlds of disintegration and integration.
Of these two words, which have similar meaning, both useful words, I love the word synthesis the most. It has a lyrical or tonal quality to it when heard, and generates within, for me, a feeling of ease and comfort. It is a word that has natural resonance (most people know what it is even if they may not necessarily be able to define it), while integrate, in spiritual seeking, is a word I had to grok simply by hearing how it was commonly used on the spiritual path. If you are a spiritual seeker, you might know what I mean.
It’s Opening Night! (Almost…)
As a student on the practical ascension path and a team member of The Rising Way, I am currently engaged in two passionate endeavors, both expressions of my heart and soul and joyfully chosen service to others. They are part and parcel of my own synthesis to create a new unified whole for myself. It is as if I am tapping into a universal song of creation — always available — that not only sustains me, but consistently propels me to resolutely look forward with appreciation and eagerness to where I want to go, to what I want to create, to what I want my experience of life to be.
If we can find a way to resonate with this perspective, it might be easy to see that a new symphony of creation is being written, along with the ability to recognize ourselves as composer, conductor, orchestra and audience all at the same time in a way that gives the expression “We Are One” true resonance through experience, beyond platitude and Facebook meme.
This new synthesis is causing life to rise and it is happening to all of us and to life as we know it.
There is a rapidly growing harmonic buzzing of anticipation in the air that is accompanying the orchestra’s new symphony and the orchestra is preparing for opening night.
The Best of Both Worlds
For many of us, right now, however, there may be a temporary feeling of straddling of worlds, or the parts that are combining to form a new connected whole, on the inside and on the outside. This may be felt on an individual level as well as societal and global levels.
While taking out the trash the other day, I had a conversation with a neighbour, not outwardly a spiritual seeker — and likely never to have heard the word ascension or awakening as is commonly used in spiritual circles. Some of our conversation was about the world and times we live in, with institutions, systems, and societal norms rapidly changing or under pressure to change, and the massive transformation underway with incredibly beautiful potentials starting to manifest or waiting in the wings to be synthesized into a brand new whole. Another level of conversation was unspoken but also grokked, and that was the simplicity contained in sharing heart to heart, which, when open, always has ears to hear.
Between a Rock and a Heart Place
If you are feeling like you are straddling two worlds, know that it is temporary as the synthesis of creation by its very nature is resolutely propelled to look forward to where it is going, not where it has been.
It is accelerating and it is unstoppable.
Find a way to get in your heart and stay there. And share all that you are learning, integrating and synthesizing.
If sharing comes from the heart space, it will be life-giving like the sun is to plants through photosynthesis, and it will be heard, exponentially adding to a brand new unified whole.
This synthesis is powered by love and expressed through each and every one of us. It is the song of creation and opening night is nigh.
Namaste and I love you.