Everything Is Perfect As It Is
January 1, 2011 by Akemi Gaines
After sensing the oneness, I realized the real depth of our current economic situation and other issues we have globally. We are far worse off than most economists and environmentalists say. This, of course, gave rise to my ego. Then came the undeniable sense of perfection and awe, just as I sense oneness.
Everything is perfect as it is.
Regardless how horrible it may look and how nerve-wrecking it is to our ego. There is absolutely no error in the Universe. The One Life that we are is always perfect and things are unfolding perfectly.
Perfection in movement
This does not mean we need to be stuck in the way it is now because “everything is perfect as it is.” That’s a very static view of life. Life is constantly changing and this perfection is there in the movement.
So if you are overweight, broke, lonely, or whatever problems you have, please take relief. You don’t need to stay that way. You also don’t need to hate the way it is now.
Paradoxically, realizing this perfection brings power that is far stronger than the power our ego can handle. I cannot explain this because explaining is the function of the ego. I just know.
Perfection beyond proof
I also cannot explain how each situation is perfect despite the seeming troubles. I am starting to see how the global economic meltdown is the perfect solution to our environment issues, but that is only one thing among many. I cannot explain how this war works perfectly in the big picture. (My ego despises the war, by the way.) I also may not know how your personal problem is perfect in your life.
I just know it is.
Not about perfectionism
Needless to say, this enlightened sense of perfection has nothing to do with perfectionism, which is what the ego does all the time to cover up its imperfection. It’s not about trying to be perfect; you already are.
An example — the current economic meltdown
If you have felt this absolute sense of perfection, then you probably don’t need to read the rest of this post. As you know, we cannot explain — the sense comes from something bigger than our ego and it is beyond words.
The rest of this post is my intellectualization of why we are experiencing the economic crisis. If you haven’t felt the perfection, it may bring some hope. Maybe.
First, please realize you have no real control or access to the money you have in the bank. It’s gone. Whether the balance is close to zero or multiple digits doesn’t matter.
If you are in doubt, think of the money you have in an account that you usually access by phone or internet. So what happens when the internet or their website goes down? What if the automated answering system of the bank is malfunctioning and no real person ever takes your call?
See, you are at the mercy of the bank to do anything with your money. Let’s just hypothetically say you find a big chunk of the balance is gone mysteriously, so you call your bank to ask what happened. No one answers — you just go round and round the recorded system. You try the website, but like the recorded phone system, it only has preset choices, and you cannot find the answer to your situation nor fix the issue.
Even if the bank branch is nearby, the situation is pretty much the same. It’s not you who has the control of your money. It’s the bank, and other systems.
It gets even worse…
And if you get scared and take out your money from the bank, you are taking even bigger risks. You may get physically assaulted for the cash you have.
Further, money has no real value anyway. It’s a make-belief game we play with the government. When the government betrays our trust, the value changes without warning. So, if you think your money is safe because it’s in FDIC insured saving account, think again. All they have to do is to print more paper bills to give you. In such situation, the value of the money plummets and steep inflation happens, as it happened in Germany after WWI. You may not be able to buy a loaf of bread with $1000.
Even if you have your assets in the form of precious metals (like gold, which value has sky-rocked because so many people noticed the danger of paper assets) or real estate, you are not safe. The precious metal values are on the bubble now and the market can crash anytime, like the real estate market did.
This is the economic system we have built. Our life is on the thin line of trust, trust that the value (the buying power) of the money stays about the same tomorrow that it is today, trust that the bank is there tomorrow, trust that our communication system works seamlessly, and so on.
So many presumptions and no real guarantee.
It’s not only the currency issue…
Let’s say you have a job, an employment. How do you get to work? Perhaps by car or public transportation. So what if we become out of gas? Can you get to work on foot? If not, you don’t have a job, and without its employees, your company dissolves.
How do you get foods? Probably by going to stores. What if there were no foods on the shelves of the stores? Now it doesn’t matter how much money you have. Even with $1000, you cannot buy a loaf.
These situations have happened in many areas of the world, some quite recently. The danger is real even though it is hard to visualize for someone living in America or other “wealthy” countries.
And why this is perfect!
When you really understand the seriousness of the economic crisis, that it is not a temporary “down” but is based on the fundamental systems we have built globally, you may feel shocked, like I did.
And yet, all this, and beyond, is perfect.
Here is my thoughts. Again, this is my intellectualization of why it is perfect. Like any thesis, it is subject to rejection and objection. The sense of perfection is there anyway.
So imagine what you would do when you lose all your money, cannot get to work, and cannot buy foods at stores. After the initial shock, you realize you need foods.
The only real source of foods is the earth. Sow the seeds, and mother earth, with the blessings of the sun, gives us foods. Quite abundantly. You might also raise chickens (pretty easy and doesn’t take much space) and other animals.
If you have a piece of land, you can do this there. Like your backyard. If you don’t (like myself), and lose our residence, we might have to start a community living arrangement.
How the environment will be restored
We all become farmers. People with other basic life skills such as building and repairing houses and furniture / tools will be well appreciated, too.
Only manufactures that build life necessities would survive this social change. And there will be far fewer transportation (mostly public). So the causes of pollution are naturally gone.
How we will be very sad, and then happy
The transition will be extremely painful. Especially in northern cold areas where fuel shortage can mean life threat. Many people will die, and I might be one of them.
But after that, people will live in a small scale, reality-based economy. Living close to the earth will bring back the joy and peace many of us have forgotten.
It’s not only good for the environment. We will be happier. We will be restored to the original loving nature.
In such a small scale economy, we get to know each other and help each other. Most of the issues people go to counseling for will be gone. Want to feel stronger bond with your spouse, family, and friends? Want to feel you are worthy? Come work on the earth together.
A new lifestyle
Is this the return to the primitive rural lifestyle? Yes and no. We will retain the knowledge and technical expertise we have now and even expand more.
I am not suggesting we become uncivilized cavemen nor old-fashioned (often narrow-minded) so-called country folks. It’s a new enlightened way of life that incorporates small scale agriculture and other hands-on community living features.
Our modern life has become too much of the excesses — at the cost of destroying the environment. In the process of restoration, some loss and pain is inevitable. It’s not a punishment — we have pushed the scale out of balance so we just get some reactions.
The Apocalypse is perfect, paradoxically
This is just one example of how seemingly negative situation is in fact perfect.
You cannot sense perfection by thinking, however. Your thinking mind (the ego) knows no perfection, it only knows imperfection and complaint.
On the other hand, once you sense everything is perfect, beyond reasons, you see perfection in everything. Not only the economic situation, but all your problems are perfect. For instance,
Your break-up is perfect.
I don’t know how it is perfect — perhaps you are meant to meet someone else, perhaps it helps you to find the strength in you, or it could be any other reasons — but I do know it is perfect.
Your illness is perfect.
It doesn’t mean you need to be that way for the rest of your life. Or you may have to live with it. You may be learning something from it, you may be losing something unnecessary to you thanks to your health problem. I don’t know, but I know it’s perfect.
Plug in any “problems”. Everything is perfect as it is.