Today is National Coming Out Day. This is typically a day where someone that is gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender and has been hiding it from others tells someone, or makes an announcement like on Facebook. Today a lot of us know someone who fits that description and we either celebrate it, don’t care, don’t want to think about it, or ignore it. I’d like to put a little bit of a spin on it though…
I’d like to come out today and say I’ve had an enlightenment experience. One of those experiences that you read about in books, or hear from some guru or spiritual teacher. I’ve actually had an entire experience where I not only felt but knew that every particle of my being was in every thing else. Where I knew what the trees felt and heard them speak, where I understood how I and the rest of us came to be and how none of us really understood that our only “job” to do here was to recapture that feeling.
The feeling of being sacred, of being divine, of being ONE. Of being whole, the feeling of being everything and nothing at once and that, that was the most amazingly, comforting, loving feeling in the entire universe. Then I came back here…
We have a day to celebrate a small fraction of the population standing up and saying “hey, I’m here, I know most of you judge me, hell I’ve even judged myself but I’m still gonna say it because I want to be proud of me and love me..” and yet many of us still ignore it. We ignore something that EVERYONE does, EVERYONE feels and EVERYONE goes through at least once in their life. No matter what story we put in front of it, it always comes down to the fact that EVERYONE has the same feelings at least once in their life.
More than once really. I mean how many of us have sat in tears crying because we were scared so and so wouldn’t love us when they found out we… Or how nobody was gonna like us if we… Or how everyone was gonna laugh if they found…. Or how you just knew your parents were going to hate you if they knew...
See… we’ve all had those feelings.
Along the same lines we’ve all been… So in love with so and so…. Crazy about that one…. Over joyed when so and so walked into our lives…. Wanted to hold hands with….
Sometimes we’ve wanted to be… or wanted to look like…. Or wanted to talk like….
Other times we just wanted to be ourselves and sometimes we even remembered who that was through all the stories we’ve told throughout our time on this planet. So you know what, it’s time we ALL came out and realized it isn’t the story that makes us who we are, it’s the emotions and we’ve all had the same ones, why?
‘Cause we are all ONE.