“THE GREATEST OF ALL THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 20TH-CENTURY SCIENCE has been the discovery of human ignorance.” Lewis Thomas, Lives of a Cell. “OUR IGNORANCE, OF COURSE, HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH US, AND ALWAYS WILL BE. What is new is our awareness of it, our awakening to its fathomless dimensions, and it is this, more than anything else, that marks the coming of age of our species.” Timothy Ferris, Coming of Age in the Milky Way.

Friday, December 16, 2011

YOU are the necessary sacrifice



The Source is not many, nor even one (as a counting number). The Source is only.
All the many and even the one are a self-manifesting play of this Source alone.
The Source is not high or low, within or without. The Source is only.
All that is above or below, inside or outside, is a spontaneous permutation (modulation) of the Source.
Therefore, the Source cannot be located or attained, or ever lost.
To seek the Source by turning upward or downward, within or without, is actually to turn away from its present totality.
Seeking the Source is an exercise in separation and duality, for seeking necessarily involves and maintains the independent seeker. To seek the Source is to dramatize fear, dilemma and exile. It is to presume and act out the “absence” of the Source. But the Source is not ever reached, because it is always, already infinitely Here.
Seekers lean toward the future in hope and dread. But tomorrow never comes, while the Source is always timelessly present. Seekers recall the past and identify with its moments, pleasurable and painful. But those moments are gone, while the Source is forever now.
Awakening to the Source does not require further seeking. It requires the utter abandonment of the seeker’s false identification with separateness in this moment. Awakening to the Source demands the release of whatever you are now holding onto.
You are the necessary sacrifice.
Every mystical tradition, across all times, places and cultures, has taught that this “death” (or utter surrender) of the limited, independent identity is the sole entrance fee to the freedom and wholeness of the Source. Intuitively, every honest seeker comes to understand what is required. But not all are ready to pay the admission price.
Oh, human heart, do you really want the Infinite Heart?
Then drop seeking altogether. Renounce the principle of all your concerns and self-centered labors. Admit the Whole, Unknowable Condition, Now—absolutely.
The Source will overtake you, bodily, at the instant of your true availability.
Oh, sincere seeker, your seeking at last will become too painful to continue. Your separate self will come undone and you will fall into the Source and simply be the Source. In that revolutionary advent, Radiant Life will awaken you whole bodily by spiritual initiation.
Such initiation is grace. Whether it is called Baptism by the Holy Spirit, by the Goddess Power, by the Fire of God, the arousal of Kundalini, or any other name, it is the Eternal Life-Power that has blessed and quickened every woman and man on Earth (and any sentient being in the universe) who ever has fully awakened.
Praise the Radiant Life-Current and the graceful awakening that unclenches the navel, unknots the heart, loosens the throat, unwrinkles the forehead, relaxes the mind, opens the Eye and returns attention to its birthplace and eternal home in the Source.

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