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By mildmercy 6 years 11 months ago

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The 'awareness' aspect of the Absolute seems able to transmute wayward thoughts into an increased intensity of Shakti through Attentiveness rather than just being an isolated feature of the 'non-active Absolute, once the Shakti has been activated in a person. Without a realization of Shakti the 'non-perceptual' would be the only conscious manifestation of the Absolute to manifest, but the 'Two' aspects are working together nicely to mutual benefit in redirecting needless mental/reactive mind activity into an increased 'purity' of Shakti (AND awareness too) giving it more 'space' to 'enjoy itself'. This reflects a ONENESS of the "two aspects" as a common unified Source and on a practical level it is putting to good use workable techniques to enhance 'self-awareness'.
These are observations as I feel my way along, not "unmovable dictations", the words are so hard to come by-George

By mildmercy 6 years 11 months ago

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Until there is a transmission or an awakening it is understandably hard to relate to words on paper or the spoken voice describing various aspects of the Absolute, as the actuality of that Reality is distant and subject to mind distortion as a concept or memory of a 'satori moment' of sorts. Transmission via a person directly gives the recipient something Real they can relate to when hearing a talk by the teacher or reading the written word otherwise there may merely be a sensing of Truth being revealed but it doesn't 'stick' inwardly. I could have kept receiving inspirations and inklings forever without David's transmission opening Shakti up, perhaps part of us wants to keep itself in business by escaping life through comfortable beliefs without entering the Flame ?--George

By mildmercy 6 years 11 months ago

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From 'The Body' to 'The Sun' but I am considering that there is a sameness involved here.
If energy is really stored up sun energy then isn't that what animates (energizes) life? Are we units of sun energy, sun being the 'giver of life', forget "Mother Earth", this planet neither creates nor sustains Life on it's own, it would be like a body without a heart if not for the Sun.
Strange how The Sun gets taken for granted and trivialized, even on nature shows that show outer space and other planets with great photography, how about an outer space view of the Sun instead of some dead chunk of stuff, why not more emphasis and respect for the 'Life Giver'? Could we say the Sun is Shakti itself?!?
Not trying to be irreverent, just a bit provocative I hope on a cloudy Vancouver day (try a google search for: energy is stored up sun energy.)--George

By mildmercy 6 years 11 months ago

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Have you ever wondered why the human body in Western religious realms is often defiled and spoken of in derogatory terms? Is this a consequence of what David speaks of as the 'male spiritual school' and it's anti-shakti bias toward favouring disembodiment as a prefatory path to the Absolute? A preferential characteristic?
This topic is new to me but it can lead to interesting insights, such as, why is the body considered as something 'dirty', 'undesirable' if certain areas are exposed? Why are 'swear words' largely confined to body parts, bodily functions, se*u*l acts (yes I added the asterisks though Not for purist reasons, just fun). How can Love enter such a situation, either Love of self and heaven forbid, to dare Love 'another' embodied defilement?
Please add your thoughts to this if you are so inclined, because what other assumptions do we readily accept which obviously have no basis yet 'culture' enforces into our psyche and for what ulterior motive?--George

By dianetn48 6 years 11 months ago

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I just want to share some of what my mind has come to realize this week.I believe this sharing to be part of my journey but not necessarily all important.

As I contemplated on my life and why I sit with David, I realized I am most inclined toward meditation during times of duress and struggle. When in the thick of emotional duress, meditation has helped burn it away. This week was neither stressful nor difficult. It was actually quite pleasant. As I sat to meditate on Wednesday evening I noticed that my usual tensions were not there to be worked out and I was able to go very deeply very quickly. It was in that moment I realized how often when life is "going good" I skip meditating and Do other things. In skipping mediation, I seem to have held myself back from moving deeper and further in my evolution (A word I borrow from David to explain this transformation that is occurring)

This week my mind, which has been very strong in directing what I will do in my life, seemed to accept that in order for me to burn through the next layer of whatever needs to burnt away, i will need to meditate while I feel good - even if it means I will go from laughter and ease to tears and burning and fear. I developed a system early on in my growth that if I was feeling good (not depressed) I would avoid things that dampened my spirits or made me cry. Since I cry so much during meditations, I think I subliminally avoid meditating when I feel good.

The last time I sat with David in Larkspur, I thought I was struggling only with depression. As I drove home from that event, i realized fear was the deeper emotion. With this new found reality, I will experiment with meditating when I feel good and see where it leads me.

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