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In tandem with a previous post (April 11) on how we don’t live in the world but the world lives in us, arises the inquiry: “What then is one’s dharma?”

One’s dharma is not to fix the script or plot of the play and make it right, but to rightly play one’s role in the plot the way it is unfolding in the moment — where “right” connotes not a value but congruent, accurate, resonant, natural. As any director of a play will tell you, if you’re playing the villain in this play, your dharma is exactly that of the villain! 🙂 (This is how we might sometimes find someone acting in a way we wouldn’t ordinarily like or approve, more “authentic” than someone else whose actions we believe we approve… they are acting purely in their dharma!)

Typically, what the mind believes to be free will / choice is only worldly options to act/play out essentially the same frequency of consciousness. (Which is a function of one’s ego / conditioning — sanskaaras and vaasanaas.) Continue Reading »

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It may appear that in what I share, I’m neglecting or denying the material dimension, and the sustained, bodily integration of waking up. Not at all. I’m simply saying that that too happens only in the Now 🙂

It is so, so easy to have a little “experience” of awakening and discard the identity of “the regular unconscious person,” and then promptly adopt the identity of “the woke one changing the world,” “the one working hard on themselves,” or “one making spiritual progress,” working through “deep layers.” That’s how the ego-mind works — it lives in identity and time, and so, it is motivated (identified) with “hard work” and “progress” too! It would be easy to remain in the psychology of the mind, created in time, and keep doing hard work 🙂 It would be easy to miss that the ego is a rather shallow, superficial thing… nothing to make into an enemy, laboriously process through, or make various “enlightenment stages” out of, only to see and embrace, again and again… always in the Now. This is the bodily integration!  Continue Reading »

It may appear that in what I share, I’m denying the material dimension, and the sustained, bodily integration of waking up. Not at all. I’m simply saying that that too happens only in the Now!

It is so, so, so easy to have a little awakening “experience” and discard the identity of “the regular unconscious person,” and then promptly adopt the identity of “one working hard on myself,” or “one making spiritual progress,” working through “deep layers.” That’s how the ego-mind works — it lives in identity and time… and so, it is motivated (identified) with “hard work” and “progress” too! It would be easy to remain in the psychology of the mind, created in time, and keep doing hard work 🙂 It would be easy to miss that the ego is a rather shallow, superficial thing… nothing to make into an enemy, laboriously process through, or needing various “enlightenment stages” to wake out of, only to see and embrace, again and again… always in the Now.  Continue Reading »

Stream of Consciousness

Consciousness flows through unique “portals” to express itSelf… and yet, if the unique portal becomes an identity, then it’s no longer a stream of Consciousness. It is a manufactured (illusory) entity in separation, and thereby, suffering. For now there is an “it,” introducing resistance to the flow, cutting “it-self” off from the power of Self, Source, Life… Love.

Waking up to, and abiding in Oneness requires discerning the difference between “a unique portal of Consciousness” — which is the unique way in which Consciousness flows through to blossom, and “a unique view of the world” — which is a vantage point for viewing and evaluating an outer reality, generating a separate perspective. Abiding in Oneness requires discerning between uniqueness and separateness. Between unique expression (of the in-to-the-out, so to speak) and separate perspective (an evaluation of the out).  Continue Reading »

When we’re looking to have justice as a construct in the outer reality, then we need to correct an offending person/ality, an identity separate from The One, an entity that is, to begin with, an illusion. So we are educating or correcting or punishing an entity that is an illusion, managing how “it” acts out in the play. (We’re severing the forgetful/asleep arm that is striking the One body, and in doing so, acting verily as the other forgetful/asleep arm!)

In waking up into Awareness/Oneness/Love, we realize that the moment there is remembering/awakening in this “person” that they are All that is, all of Life itSelf and not merely a little locus of attention, then acting contrary to Life is impossible. Now, we wouldn’t be fixing the identity but releasing it altogether.

We would release Self from the prison of identity, rather than put identity in prison! Continue Reading »

While there are many thoughtful academic and journalistic works on what defines and creates a culture of oppression, patriarchy and rape, I offer here subtle energy realizations through awakening and embodied living. These aren’t offered for analysis and dis/agreement, but for checking by direct seeing. If you are able, do set aside intellectual and philosophical arguments, and simply look. Look and see, and you’ll know what is meant when it is said that the world doesn’t exist outside of us. Or, that it is manifested as a reflection / projection of our identity of separateness and the conditioning it carries!

(Also, it would be easy to read this and think I am advocating some brand of puritanism or offering a critique and shaming of sex, materialism and consumerism. Quite the contrary, I am speaking of a total and unconditional (loving!) allowing of all the conditioning so that it can be wholly seen, accepted, embraced and integrated… dissolved. And I am speaking of the realization that until it is integrated — brought into integrity as whole — it continues to project the “reality” we collectively experience… no matter who it is that “personally” acts out the “worst.”)

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An opinion (or perspective) is an assessment of something in the (projected) outer reality, perceiving it as separate from oneself. A realization is about seeing how what is appearing as a manifestation is real-ized through One-Self. This is the difference between avoiding responsibility and owning it. In the former, action within the perceived outer reality to change that very outer reality seems necessary. (And the ego-identity will argue that this is taking “real responsibility”… and the more sophisticated ego will call for a “balance” between the spiritual and material 🙂 ) In the latter, it is seen that the impressions and conditioning (sanskaars / vaasanas) carried within the mass-mind (and thereby, every body) can be released / integrated, and each “locus” of consciousness can “do” this (allow this to occur) within the embodiment, for instantaneous universal benefit. For, You are all there is.