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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.) (more…)

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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.  (more…)

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Teaching and learning are about improving the “human imperfections” in (an identity you believe to be) “yourself.” Guidance and waking up are about revealing the (already always) “divine perfection” as Self! One is about more and better, the other is about less and what is. One is adding and augmentation, the other is editing and release. One builds skills, information, knowledge and wisdom, the other allows revelation, repose and abiding in what already is (known). One sharpens and exercises the mind, the other stills and channels it. One constructs an identity/personality, the other dissolves (integrates) it. One is about gaining things to ultimately have nothing, the other is about losing things to ultimately have everything.

Discerning these apart is the difference between adapting in a challenging and changing world, and liberation from the belief that it exists outside of Self. It’s the difference between being reactive to (perceiving, fighting, resisting, changing, improving) an outer reality, and realizing One-Self as a creative channel for its appearance. It’s the difference between becoming smarter or wiser, and waking up to and being who You are.

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If you need something
You cannot choose it
If you’re attracted to something
You cannot choose it
If you’re compelled by something
You cannot choose it
If you’re driven to something
You cannot choose it 
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The mind will often say, “But… we live in the world!! How to live in the world and just be (in Self)?”

Well, we don’t live in the world; the world lives in us! The manifest world is a projection of our consciousness that we perceive in a feedback loop with the limited (contracted) five senses of the actor/avatar (also projected) in it. As such, the world of our five-sense perception is not only a tiny, limited story, but also doesn’t exist outside of our consciousness and its moment-by-moment image-making. It would be the equivalent of playing the actor in a film and while watching it, saying fretfully, gosh, but how do I live in that film? You don’t; you simply (and wholly!) act in it, all the while powerfully knowing who you truly are, that you are ALL of infinite Life itself… not the person/ality in it, even if you did a great job of “cultivating” it, playing it and winning awards for it!!  (more…)

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All virtue is the construct of mind. The Self (or, the field of divinity, of all possibility) has no virtues; for every virtue (the mind constructs) it automatically and instantaneously allows the expression of its opposite, the beautifully corresponding vice! So, to be free of vice is to be free of virtue! 🙂

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An act of kindness is just that — an act 🙂 Actions that spontaneously arise as a natural side-effect of Self/Oneness realization are always in Love, whether they appear kind or unkind — there’s no concept of having been either, and no thought about it either. Tell a person acting (being) this way, “Thank you for being kind,” and they are likely to respond, “It’s just a part of my flow.” We’re all being naturally kind when we’re not thinking about doing an act of kindness!

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For example: This dissolving of a concept of kindness may be really kind for some, liberating them from the behavioral/habitual notion of it and allowing them to just be, including just be the kindness. And for some this may be really unkind, rudely and abruptly robbing them of a practiced virtue they value and honor, and believe to be a keeper. Since it can be experienced either way, there’s not a “me” who acting kindly or unkindly, yet it is ultimately Love (meeting Love), as there is no expectation or requirement for the sharing to be received/perceived one way over another!!

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