Remembering And Forgetting

Just watching The Blacklist TV show and the point of the scene I was watching was about getting urgent access to information. Who exactly was it that had used a certain keypad, and opened a certain vault, and taken certain stuff?

I realized as I watched this segment, that the issue that was driving the scene was wanting to know a particular piece of information.

Immediately this expanded to all the shows that I watch. They were all about this. The whole plot always turns on understanding that such and such thing had happened, and so and so had this motive, and not that one.

But ’Everybody knows everything all the time’! This was a pleasingly cryptic catchphrase I used to repeat way back in my twenties without much understanding.

I now can see the truth of this. As Spirit Soul, we are eternal and full of wisdom and bliss.

So at that level, everybody does know everything all the time.

So why is dramatically searching for that key bit of information at the heart of all these popular shows?

Suddenly I remembered how in the Bhagavad Gita Krishna tells us that he is in charge of both remembering and forgetting. I always marveled at that. Remembering I get, but forgetting?

“I am seated in everyone’s heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge, and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas am I to be known; indeed I am the compiler of Vedānta, and I am the knower of the Vedas.” BG: As It Is – 15:15

Tonight’s experience has shown me the important place of forgetting in our explorations here in the physical. Forgetting, not understanding, searching, wondering, these perspectives are all needed to most effectively stage the expansions of consciousness we desire.

So as Source Self, we remember and forget things in particular patterns and sequences that make possible the dramatic experiences we want to have; of seeking and revelation… frustration and inspiration… wondering and realizing.

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