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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 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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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! (more…)

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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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Something is “self-serving” when we derive our self-concept/identity from it, including our concept of what is good, what is service, and identity as the one in service. Something is in (universal) service when it isn’t for anything, not even for a personal or collective sense of purpose, mission or goal, but just freely on un-self-conscious offer, naturally matching whoever/whatever it serves, including (or solely) “ourselves.” The latter is always happening anyway through every One, but (and) when the former is also active, it is likely at some point to manifest (appear) as harm.

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The metaphor of crucifixion and resurrection points to the death (recognizing, embracing and integrating) of the ego so the eternal Self can be risen/awakened. It’s the death of death itself, for only the belief in death keeps death (the ego) alive.

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