Spirituality is not the deeper an altered state . It is a cleared state of awareness. It is the clutter in the “EGO” that holds you in a continuous return to the highs and lows. Meditation is not magic. It creates in time new chemistry for your brain and deepens your peace and frees you from meaningless chatter. Do not be fooled by those who want to sell you spirituality! Love and Compassion and a healed Wholeness comes from within the name is a deeper silence and an Energy of Purpose.
There are too many marketers who would like to lead you down the green path and not the free path to “who you are” and not what you are.” If you expect then you have not become the One with the One! There is a lot of wisdom in this one statement,”Buyer be Ware!” Spirituality is no a commodity.
Radical spirituality is a creation of Divine Mystery. The potential for expansion of spiritual reality is a strand of the tapestry of an entanglement, and is essential to the energy of purpose. Life is imbued with this potential; when spiritual answers are given by knowledge, the answer is a creation of the “ego.” When the answers no longer satisfies the spiritual experience, internal spiritual potentials of awareness begins to expand. It is the Divine Mystery that overrides the illusion of knowledge given to the “ego.” Simply stated, the answers given to religious questions, no longer explain the experiences given by the answers.
The divine mystery “as the mode of being,” is the potential for being Divine Being, when Acts and Actions, are manifested through a “clear vessel” whose consciousness is absolute certainty of magnificence; spiritual consciousness is expansive as it grasps the spiritual experience as a doubling back to a former spiritual awareness not yet expanded to a fuller spiritual awareness. This fuller awareness, answers questions driven by freedom, honesty, love, compassion and moves as a dialogue to create an expansive process. Illusions of the ego, confronted by the Divine Mystery, give way to the dialogue for honesty and truth, this dynamic process continues to emerge and is the process of the expansion. The reality of the spirit moves from the inner experience into the external world. It is not a separate action, but One.
Through spiritual consciousness of those who have the experience of the world as Divine reality, and reality resonates as a Field of Unfettered Love and Unfettered Compassion, creation-creator simultaneously move as One Divine mystery. The internal Field of Divine Reality becomes an illusion when consciousness is rooted in the “ego” and not the Divine Mystery.
The “ego” creates negatives as forms of spiritual control. “Thou shalt not, “no” or any other externally created negatives, creates the illusion of the external control. The purpose of these negatives is to create religious guilt, and quiets the growing consciousness of the internal experiences. These created negative experiences, questions spiritual freedom, and denies an opportunity for expanding spiritual reality.
Divine mystery and Divine Energy of Purpose is not “apotheosis.” (Transformation of man into God)- Transformation of animal nature into Divine Character is to remove the illusion of what you are given through “ego knowledge.” Divine character clears the ego illusions of clutter. And the experience of Spiritual Transformation is not from the “ego.” It is from a Field of Unfettered Love and Unfettered Compassion. Character expands and responds as a clear vessel and becomes a mode of being for the energetic purpose of manifesting through Act and Action in the external world. Be a doer to expand.
For the last 5000 years or more, there are two things constant, religious stories and war; it seems as though animal consciousness of mankind has lived in a reality of “semantic dementia.” Semantic dementia is a term defined as “a split between words and Acts and Action.” The city of Jerusalem is a metaphor for this reality. This region is referred to as “the holy land.” All three religious (monotheistic stories) have the same “sky God” and have their roots in Jerusalem and hold the temple as a “sacred” area in Jerusalem.
For the Jews, King David established in Jerusalem, the temple that Solomon built as the center of Jewish worship. Historically both Islam and Christianity have their roots and their holy writings built upon the Old Testament. The temple is sacred for all three religious stories. For Islam and the Sunni sect the temple at Jerusalem is where the prophet Mohammed was taken to heaven for one day and spent time with Abraham, David, Solomon, and Jesus. The five pillars of Islam were established by the prophet Mohammed and declared to be the final prophet of the “sky God” the Jews and Christians called Yahweh and Islam called Allah.
All three of the “sky God” stories, have books they call “holy” and all three of these various books have similar roots. For Judaism, Old Testament, Islam the Qu`ran, Christianity New Testament. The Islamic groups see Jesus as a prophet. In all three of these books, there are a variety of references of a moral code or law. The words which are given to the codes and laws translate into acts and actions such as: love of neighbor, compassion for the poor, giving of alms to the poor, and many others. In the Qu`ran is the word (TAWHID) and is translated as “Oneness.” Throughout various other themes in the Qu`ran is the direct proclamation that Allah is the compassionate and merciful, all of the great mystics in the Islamic religion have proclaimed the merciful, compassion, and the lobbied for others, as we are all “One.”
Throughout the Old Testament the basic foundations for both Christians and Islamic stories, is a history of the “sky God” willing to slaughter and kill thousands of people who were opposing the commandments and faith of the “sky God” they referred to as Yahweh. The book of Joshua filled with violence as well as various Psalms. Even in the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament and the law of Moses known by the Jewish and Christian story as the 10 commandments, forbids against murder the commandment “thou shalt not kill is a false translation, It really reads, “thou shalt not commit murder” not thou shalt not kill. This Old Testament God is depicted as a “sky God,” who is zealous (not jealous) another mistranslation. The book of Job sees love of the “sky God” as demanding and follows a formula, which is painful and cruel. Abraham is given a test which is to sacrifice his son, to prove his love for the “sky God.” When Abraham was willing to do this, “the sky God” rewards him for his love, by letting his son live.
Jerusalem is the center of three of these (stories) and demonstrates the complete opposite of what the “various holy books” say, about how we treat one another . A clear example of “semantic dementia” is having three stories connected to a platform of the external rule or rules, and an angry and warring ( sky God) and the act and actions do not connect to the application of the words of the external laws and codes.
It was through the teachings of various doctrines ( knowledge-based) two major ideologies developed into political-religious stories in the Western world. The stories gave permission to their followers to wage war, hatred, and destruction.
The Jerusalem of today, is a metaphor for the “madness” of the historical slaughter of each one of these three religious stories, not only slaughter between the three competitive stories, also slaughter within the stories themselves. Catholic-Protestant slaughter , Sunni-Shia slaughter, and a whole host of other slaughter is the basic foundation for these acts and actions we find in the Old Testament.
In all three of these stories, you will find mystics who have experienced the sheer madness of the results of “semantic dementia ” as a justification for killing, warring, and anything which is in direct opposite of what their religious stories proclaim . When will this madness end? !
When the subterranean vaults are cleared of clutter, and radical spiritual awareness has shrunk the ego, the awareness of spiritual consciousness expands. This expansion moves in a transcendental direction. Ordinary consciousness, spiritual consciousness, and cosmic consciousness, all want consciousness and magnificent consciousness.
As consciousness evolves through these various awareness stages of evolution, the awareness expands and the experience of ONENESS is free.
There is the beauty of the wind as it crosses the skin, creating rain[-blown freshness of a 4 AM bicycle ride.The outstretched hands of a toddler with just a dab of ice cream on his chin, as his eyes glow. The parting of the clouds as the light changes from darkness into magnificence; and the simplicity of all that is free.
All of nature “sings the harmony of mother’s beauty,” as we become more sensitive, we also become more aware of the energy and the beauty that it brings. As the journey expands, awareness cries fourth the simplicity of peace and joy. Therefore you are not being a (you) but simply a magnificently evolved consciousness that will never know, only experience that the most precious of all experiences are free. For those who have eyes to magnify and ears to experience the melody of silence, the journey is simply “being magnified, and action being transformed until–?”
The word “travail” has no place within radical spirituality. It is an experience deeper than “pain-suffering” and is experienced by many as an instrument of torture. When the universe and the way it operates takes anthropomorphic characteristics the answers for the deeper expressions of pain-suffering is a result.
A personalized universe makes suffering and pain a form of religious grieving because the experience an explanations are directly related to “what have I done to deserve such torture and misery”? Trapped in the illusion for answers that have no answers, the universe becomes a personalized experience and takes on an anthropomorphic mind.
When you examine the characteristics that are given “to God or gods” they have a direct relationship to characteristics we find in our “significant others” and the anthropomorphic God gets angry, makes transactional demands and our illusionary experiences become anthropomorphized emotions and we wrap them in answers and questions “why me.”
When we discovered there was no such thing as an anthropomorphized God, our life experiences we call “pain-suffering” become a form of personalized torture and travail becomes a more deeper painful experience because of the “cultural fairytales” we were taught. Answers became further and further away from our experiences.
Radical spirituality would claim it is your limited spiritual awareness that keeps you reinventing reasons for that which has no reason when birthed by a fairytale. There is no big daddy in the sky, there is no big ear in the sky that listens and allows you to anthropomorphize those characteristics you invented as your own cosmological bellhop. And in your travail, torture for an answer can never be given through fairytales.
Radical spirituality is a holistic approach to the experiences of life. Not just life as human but all life. It expresses itself through a universe that is probabilistic. Events occur to all of life not just human life. The universe itself is energy and at the microscopic level is quantum in nature. A quantum universe is a universe that is operating faster than the speed of light. Physicists call this non-locality. The slogan “how do bad things happen to good people” has its premise as well as it’s system of ethics created by the various cultures. There are good or bad events that happen and are personal. The cause of the experience is impossible to answer. Why is it impossible to answer? Because, it is based upon the premise that the universe does not operate “probabilistically.” And we now know when events occur they are occurring within the “speed of light as a constant.” And the action of the energy is a probability.
Religions of the world have been wrestling with the story or stories created from their cultures to answer the mystery of pain and suffering. Stories that are created to answer the mystery are basically a formula, a transaction, and a reward if the formula is followed correctly.
The difference between religion and spirituality is a basic life experience of the energy of the universe which has purpose. Purposive energy as a process has “teleology” and the answer is beyond the Capacity of the human animal to grasp the ungraspable. It is the fear of death of the personality that makes the human animal turn to the various religious fairytales for the answer. One of the greatest challenges the human animal has: Is it possible to live in the question without fear and suffering.
It is now time for the human animal to lose “hubris” and surrender to the question. If the human animal continues along the path now being followed and dictated by the fairytales it will end up as another record found in the fossilized bones of extinction of other forms of life.