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Are You Ready To Lift The Veil?

Transcendence

Are you ready to lift the veil on your self-consciousness (ego) and reveal the emptiness behind that mask (person) who pretends to be real? Do you even recognize your self-consciousness being centered in the past? And can you acknowledge that the past is insubstantial? For though you may appear to be solid stuff, you too are illusory. Try bringing a single past event back into the present. You can’t. The past doesn’t create the present…and it certainly can’t hold on to it. O, you may try to repeat the past, but that’s another event, another matter. And as matter is always changing into something else, even as you are relative and temporal, are you ready to see (realize) that ultimately there is no matter..and no you as self-consciousness?

Self-consciousness can be likened to a dream. When dreaming, you think the dream, and the dreamer (duality), is real, because, having lost wakefulness, your subconscious mind has bought into the subconscious sensation that is the dream (literal perspective). You have identified with it and thus are consumed by it, being possessed (contained) by your own concept (projection) of the experience. You are not living Now…you are living the past, your own witness (sensory perception).  Indeed, you are living a secondary consciousness! Thus you need to ask yourself, “Why do I identify with the past and allow what I have done in the past define me? Hold on to me, and tag me, as it were, like a possession? And why do I allow this unstable captor (drive) to tell me who I am or am not, and what I know or don’t know? My god! is this not the cause of suffering?”

What is your answer? Can’t find any? Are you finally ready to fully accept and trust your innermost Being and live Now (Nonliteral Perspective), no longer holding on to, or blaming, some event in the past as being the cause of why you haven’t lifted the veil on your self-consciousness? In truth, everything starts Now. There is only Now! The past is dead, and the future is only an extension of the past. So it doesn’t matter.  What matters is right here and Now. Are you ready to face right here and Now without losing yourself in the matter? Have you made up your mind to define yourself by what you do Now? If so, then you are not defining yourself at all.

When you Awake in the dream, though still dreaming, as the body-mind must, you are no longer having a dream…you are the dream, the Whole Consciousness! Everything in the dream is Within you and Is You. But this You, being pure Awareness, is not personal but Intupersonal, not partial but the Totality of Being: the Self that is Selfless, the Form that is Formless, literally speaking. Thus you have no sense of yourself as the doer…and no need to define what is done, or discover an answer for it. It’s as if everything does itself. That there is only the Doing.  You Are Intubeing.

Now, are you ready to face the truth that your ego is only a projector, a dreamer? And that you, as ego or a secondary consciousness, do nothing…and have never done anything but project the dream. Thus transcendence is not an act of your ego. Ego cannot achieve it or possess it, cannot make it happen. Cause and effect does not apply when there is no duality. So let go of that separate entity in space or subject in mind…and just let Be. If you don’t identify with your self-consciousness, there’s no attachment to it, or to anything else. You are Free to live Now through whatever…and not worry about what becomes the past.

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There Is No Escape

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Day into night, night into day, every beginning having an ending and every ending bringing about a new beginning; so goes the universe and so goes our own lives on earth. It’s the dance of appearances, of experiences (sense perceptions), which end where they begin; but Energy-Consciousness, Spirit, Life itself continues. But don’t be fooled, there is no escaping this cyclic process inherent with the universe, and with us on earth. Thus the only Freedom from this process is the direct living experience (Awareness) of Life, that is, Being Life instead of having a life.

Events in our lives happen as they are meant to happen. We may think that we make the choices and decisions, that we are manipulating things, that we are in control, but nothing comes about that was not meant to be. Life itself (God) influences the universe from Within, not from outside. Thus our own personal choices and decisions may turn out well or not so well, it really doesn’t matter. For however they turn out, what matters is discovering that this is the path to Now (ever-present), that is, to Life itself or in itself. And there’s no escaping the path; indeed, the path is us. So, whatever the karma in play, this becomes our means of living meditation, even of returning to the sacred Heart and Center Within ourself. Thus whatever is happening to us this moment, we need not judge it, but to see it through, and whatever the result of our action, knowing it cannot be otherwise, finally surrender the need to change the world, to play God…and stop…our ego from running away with us.

There is no escape, there is only Now, the direct, open, most natural, spiritual Flow of Energy-Consciousness. Though invisible to the literal mind, it’s like space moves…and just Is…Is Awareness itself or in itself. Thus, in total acceptance of the thing-event that is this moment, abandoning ourself to the Now We Are through whatever is happening, we allow Now (ever-present) to come into full Focus; that is, directly experiencing selfless Realization, such Realization (Recognition) Is the real You, the real Us, God. It’s all the same Reality, as All Are One Totality of Being (Intubeing). O, what a hard lesson this is to learn, some will say. But Reality isn’t about learning it (ego)…but Being it (Nonego).

The Problem With Good And Evil

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Drawing upon stories from primitive tribal life, ancient Egypt formulated the sacred teaching early on in their mythology-religion that light and darkness, day and night, were opposing elemental powers who fought each other in earth and heaven and the nether world: the dragon of darkness swallowed/crucified the divine light each night but that the savior light again rose up on the horizon of dawn as the resurrected day devoured the darkness. From such beginning in the creative mind of man, and the literal interpretations of elemental forces that followed, came man’s belief that dualisms of this sort opposed and fought each other for either the preservation or death of mankind. Thus the Horus (Jesus) legend as well as the popular collective (cultural) belief in good and evil was born.

Indeed, from the very beginning, the human ego was born out of, and contained by, the literal perspective, experiencing the outside world with the material senses, and thus interpreting the experience literally. Because of this very few of us even today are aware of the Nonliteral Unity behind every dualism and Within ourself. It’s so easy, then, having been born in separation (sin), to believe the literal, actual world of our mind is reality, those sense perceptions or electrical signals our brains receive from outside–and trapped by our own preconceptions formed from past experience and perpetuated by culture–to further believe that they are reality, too. Yet, as egos, we are subjective, relative, partial and temporal. We do not realize the Wholeness behind thing-events and Within ourself, but only interpret the same according to the way we individually see, and if we only see with the eye, then we see as through a mirror darkly (partially). So, in this secondary, limited literal mindset, we believe that the thing-event itself can be good or evil, not realizing that it is we who make (project) it seem so.

But the virtue and morality inherent with all thing-events is that they are just what they are. No moral judgment on our part, which is arbitrary at best, is necessary, and, at worst, being pretentious, often leads to suffering. When we see (fully realize) the truth of this, our interpretation of good and evil changes. Being no longer stuck (identifying) with a literal interpretation, we realize that good and evil is really Good-Evil, a Nonliteral Unity, not an actual duality, and not opposing each other at all. This is not to say that the good and evil, as we (ego) experience it, is not happening, but that we also realize the positive and negative aspects of the whole coin, so to speak, as representing a Positive-Negative Continuum or Harmony, and thus do not get attached to one side or the other.

To put this in another way, the selfless Realization of Good-Evil Being Complete in itself, does not divide consciousness into two separate or opposing states. It’s like seeing darkness as an extension of the light, that is, one with it; and evil as an extension of good. The two Are One (Whole), no longer separated from each other. Therefore the popular notions of good being conceptualized/projected as something wonderful and evil as something terrible vanishes. The dark side just is what it is, the shadow (negative) cast by the light or bright side (positive); evil just is what it is, the reduction of good. No projection of ego (separateness) upon either is necessary. One could even say that God, our innermost Being, is working through all literal thing-events (the dance of appearances and experiences) to bring us, the universal soul, to the Nonliteral Reality that We Are the Totality of Being, that is, God in man (or through) man! In other words, there Is only God, the pure Intelligence (Spirit) which Is: we, as egos, are and do nothing.

The problem with good and evil, then, by being interpreted literally, is that this distortion starts wars and perpetuates all kinds of hatred and violence, not to mention, other forms of aggression, as we see an enemy in the other, and, out of fear and insecurity, not to mention, hypocrisy, want to destroy the other. But what we are seeing are only aspects (shades) of ourself as ego, a divided mind, and though all of this is illusion (maya), by destroying the enemy we are actually destroying ourself. It’s the Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome.

Moment’s Eternity

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Consider the beauty of a sunset. If this beauty were your conscious awareness right now, it would be because you are the beauty, the very quality itself (ourself), not the sunset, as such, not the form the awareness takes in symbolizing the beauty, but the Nonliteral Perspective (Oneness/Nonsensory Perception/Nonego). Likewise, such pure Awareness (our innermost Being)  expresses our Nonessentiality in many essential forms, but Suchness is not a form–and neither are we as a Whole.

In dropping the watcher (ego), the witness, in not conceptualizing the moment and then holding onto (identifying with) it as an end in itself, we remain the Nonliteral Perspective, the Seeing in itself, and intusee (live) ourself as a Whole…as the Totality of Being (pure Awareness/Intubeing). For even as beauty is the essential quality of the sunset, ourself as a Whole is the essential Quality or Nonessentiality of beauty. And thus throughout the day as thing-events come and go in our lives, even so the forms that pure Awareness (God) takes arises and passes away in our minds, but we remain as a Whole that very Awareness which Is.

We Are moment’s Eternity, the innate Being and Center of understanding Awareness that sustains every experience, the ever-present Reality that Rests Within every form of experience, the Living Truth that transcends every attempt by the ego to reach it. But the only way to know this ultimate Truth Is to Be the Truth, living Truth…and That is no conceptualization, no it, just pure Being. In Truth, then, Being all that We See, there is nothing to hold onto, no it to grasp; for in Being (Intubeing) Complete, the literal is Nonliteral, the material is Spiritual, the partial is Total, as all things are nonthings (Nonthingness), and we Are That!

So how do we step out of the ego, the void, the emptiness that is form (literal perspective), Into Being? Thus selflessly Realizing the Fullness (Suchness) of Life, that is, moment’s Eternity? We don’t…for there is nothing to step out of. There Is only Now! In the total acceptance (trust) of, and surrender to, our innermost Being (God), We already Are the direct Perception (Intuperception) or Reality (Realization) that just Is, Being Complete in itself, that is, Ourself (Totality of Being); and thus the split-consciousness, the watcher, the conceptualization, the partial/literal aspect of being is dropped as an end in itself (attachment). Now We See Ourself as all, as Whole Consciousness, Living/Being through the literal into the Nonliteral–and the seeming paradox is resolved.

It is therefore by the grace of God, our innermost Being, that we may Be both that Realization Within ourself and As Ourself; for both Are One Wholeness. And when we are ready, so too the possibility and potential for Nonsensory Perception (Nonliteral Perspective) lies ready Within each of us who opens his/her heart completely to Who and what we already (Intuconsciously) Are. It will happen. Bless each and every one.

The Poem Is Me

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I sit here with pencil in hand, ready to compose a poem…
to reveal a sign of, and give witness to, the poet that I am;
yet I intuit the Stillness
at the Center of my being, saying,
“There’s no rush. Everything is timeless.”

Thus nothing comes…
so I remain still, but ready,
waiting attentively for that inspiration which flows
out from the Streaming Consciousness Within me.

Turning inward, then, I stare thru a point in space
Into Space…
bringing into greater focus
this Stream of Energy-Consciousness
Breathing Ourself as a Whole,
even as such Depth grounds my all!

Even Now my heart’s sure
seeing thru this very moment in time
that I am subliminally Awake, Alive, being so Aware
of Ourself as a Whole!

Still, I haven’t written a word
nor spoken a single syllable,
not even to address another mind
to the Living Potential Within us all.

How will anyone know the Stillness
and Light-Consciousness
Streaming right Here, right Now?
There’s no literal proof of Ourself as a Whole!

I’m just sitting here in silence breathing the Space,
waiting attentively for the inspiration to come,
making not the slightest effort to give witness
to a single syllable of who I am;
yet I intuit the Stillness
at the very Center of my being, saying,
“There’s no rush. Everything is timeless.”

So I remain Free to just Be…
to Be the Nonthingness that Grounds Ourself as a Whole
right Here, right Now;
and O yes, in breathing the Space,
I spiritually discern as the Stillness
that when the inspiration does come…
the poem is me…and I am, as we Are, timeless.

In Death The Spirit Lives

Recently my mother passed away. I was holding her hand when she breathed her last breath. And, as I observed her grasping for breath at the end, it seemed to me like the whole struggle to survive, with all its desires, fears, insecurities, doubts, the entire vanity of life on earth had gone out of her, and in accepting the moment fully, a final peace and liberation had become her. Still, the emptiness and loss I felt at this moment pierced me emotionally to the core, yet there was also a beauty in her death. Her breath and spirit had left the body but now her spirit was free of the pain and suffering that marks our time in the body and as an personality/ego.

Even most Christians do not like to talk about this, but in the gospel story the man Jesus, when arrested by the Romans, does not attempt to escape capture. He puts up no struggle, blames no one for what is happening to him, and continues to live totally in the moment, as if this moment is all there is or ever will be. Accordingly, his ego may be arrested but his spirit remains free, having already died psychologically to the literal perspective (duality/sensory perception/ego). And nothing that happens on this earth can touch such pure Awareness (Intubeing) or overpower it: the spirit, like a current in the Ocean of Divine Breath, continues as that Ocean which is Life in itself continues unimpeded by external events.

So the life that is my mother never really died, only her image (ego) and bodily form, as life in itself (spirit) remains free to return to the Source and Center of Being, ourself as a Whole (God). In death, then, there is Unity in all contrasts and opposites, behind and Within all that appears to the ego as positive or negative, as good or evil, as this or that. For though events seen by themselves may be maya (illusion), in seeing through the same with the Nonliteral Perspective, the underlying Unity remains Complete in itself, just Being (Intubeing) a Positive-Negative, Life-Death Continuum.

Now think about this: death appears to the ego as anti-life. Who, especially in being arrested and facing possible death, would not try to escape his fate? Would not struggle in order to survive? Indeed, even on their death bed, some will not accept what is happening to them. They may even curse God? But those who advance on the spiritual path do so to the degree that they have reached an understanding Awareness about the struggle of life, and no longer need to hold onto it. They can now accept this moment and enter fully into it (intuconsciousness), being right Here, right Now. Yet, for most of us, it is as if we spend our lives on this planet struggling to survive, until finally forced by death to give it up. But Jesus was not forced to give it up. He chose to give it up! He consciously chose, even before being arrested by the Romans, to surrender his ego to God, our innermost Being (Nonego), and remain Free in relation to whatever the world brings to him.

At some point my mother had chosen to die, to surrender her image life and give up the struggle to survive. Many will see this as anti-life, and ask, why did she surrender? But I see in this an inner truth. Ego, by itself, can never know complete peace and liberation. But once ego/personality gives it up and selflessly Realizes the Unity (Nonego) behind and Within all events on this planet, then in death the spirit lives! Thus we may choose to die on the cross and image of life but live spiritually as Life in itself (ourself as a Whole) Lives Totally right Here, right Now! What is called Resurrection is simply the return to the Source of Who and what we really Are, to That which was never born and will never die, our innermost Being, Ourself as a Whole.

In death the spirit lives. Spiritually speaking, this may be a psychological death, as it was with the man Jesus. He consciously chose to accept this moment in its totality, to live life completely open and direct, without any thought of being separated from being right Here, right Now. Such is moment’s Eternity and our true Intustate of Being. For in death ego is annihilated and Nonego, Intubeing Life in itself (ourself), remains that understanding Awareness and Unity which Lives behind and Within all thing-events.

Reincarnation

489146607uzlivm_ph Yes, there is reincarnation, but it is not what most people think. Like evolution, there can be different theories to just what it is and how it works. But no matter what you come up with, it all remains outside of us, that is, outside our innermost Being, and is illusion (maya), however creative.

Therefore the most basic answer is: the Spirit, Life itself (God) incarnates and reincarnates, though reincarnation as such is illusion (maya). Thus, if the soul realizes Enlightenment then there is no longer any further need for reincarnation. But this presupposes for many, that the soul is the person, and it is the person who is reincarnated, or, for that matter, realizes Enlightenment. But how can this be so? Ego, or personhood, which is a secondary consciousness, and thus insubstantial by itself, remains by it’s very nature, incomplete (partial) as an awareness, and can never be Enlightenment, or, for that matter, reincarnated. The soul, then, must be more than the person.

Consider: persons are dying and new persons are being born all the time, there doesn’t appear to be an end to this process. To quote Albert Einstein, “energy cannot be created or destroyed, but only changes form”. And, metaphysically speaking, could not this be said to be a kind of reincarnation? Collective but not personal? Life does not die, what dies is the image/form/concept of life, that which is incomplete to begin with (living matter). What soul, awakening to the truth of this, would return to earth as an image/form and live the body life over and over again, when the soul is Now living, selflessly Realizing Life in itself, Ourself as a Whole, not a mere shadow of the Same. Ultimately, then, there is no person, only the Fullness of Life, Whole Consciousness, seemingly incarnating and reincarnating itself through the image/form, the mask of life.

However, a person’s past actions and unfulfilled desires (karma) may move on in the universe. But in the universe every pattern of behavior interacts with other wave-patterns, and what becomes a new person may well be a combination of several energy-patterns and processes. So, if you were to get a flashback to a previous existence, this would not be the person you are now who lived then but an interconnection of you, the universal soul; even possibly a memory stored in the collective unconscious. In this sense, every life that has ever lived or ever will be lived is you, is us, is God, metaphysically speaking. That is to say, we are the soul, not the person, and there is no soul apart from Spirit (God).