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The Sadhaarani Geeti of Dhrupad Music (like most essential aspects of Dhrupad), is a powerful metaphor for (and aspect/expression of) a Self realized life. While the word ‘sadhaarani’ may be translated as ‘ordinary’ or ‘usual,’ the essence of the word here is ‘natural.’ ‘Natural’ implies free of affectation, embellishment, stylization, habit patterns… and free also of meaning-making and imposed/contrived personal emotional content, even. Where ‘natural’ is pure, sattvik, devoid of personalization/ego. And so, ‘natural’ not in the commonly held your-truth-my-truth-sense, but as unique expression of universal Truth. As such, the ‘Dhruva’ (North Star) portion of the word Dhru(va)pad(a) stands for the universality of the singing, easily confused as ‘fixedness’ or ‘regimentation’ when one cannot yet see how the way at once contains within it, the uniqueness of each voice. Once one discerns the difference between ‘unique’ and ‘personal’ (that in which there is active a personality/ego), there is immediate clarity on what Sadhaarani Geeti (natural singing) is, and how it is the sounded aspect/expression of Sadhaarani Jeevan (natural living). The Sadhaarani Geeti way (tantra) allows the body to be realized as an instrument (yantra) for generating pure/ Love vibration (mantra)… in a state of Yog (Union) with All That Is.

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There’s no source of evil, just as there’s no source of darkness. There’s only the veil (evil!) that obscures the Light.

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In both avoidance and opposition there is resistance. Give ‘evil’ wholehearted Presence (Light), and in such absence –of something to resist– it simply dissolves (enlightens).

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The ‘what is’ of the manifest is akin to the reflection in the rear-view mirror. One may use it to notice (and release) the consciousness that brought us here; it is of absolutely no use for where to go from here.

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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!  (more…)

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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).  (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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Any “event” that is perceived in the manifest is created by an exact match / resonance in frequencies. It’s therefore, impossible to be “in the wrong place at the wrong time,” or “in the right place in the right time.” We’re always in the *accurate* place and time — in perfect match with the frequency of our consciousness, no matter how “random” or lucky or cruel the events and situations seem. We’re never just dealt a hand; what comes into our hands is always an attuned match, without regard to a moral right or wrong, or a just fair or unfair. To believe otherwise is to believe in separation… that we are separate from “what happens to us.”  (more…)

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