Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Notes to a friend after meeting.

First - know that you are whole, that what appears to be lack or absence is the universe calling you to  discover your wholeness. That universe is inside you, as my teacher Prem Rawat said "What you are looking for is within inside of you".

Our needs are the parts of our self wanting to be re-united with each other into one whole. But they were never really separated. The key is not to fight the feelings that are indicating something is wrong. That's hard since it is usually because we are in pain that we think something is wrong. And of course something is wrong but not the feeling we are trying to rid ourselves of. If we stay with the feeling it is my experience that it will take us to where we need to go, to some shift or some insight that will bring us closer to who we really are. It means braving the pain and making a supreme effort to stay with it, without rationalising it away.

Argentina - Blockade against Monsanto

Our responses to existential threats

Anna says:
I found this map really helpful in organising thinking around feelings that come and go, and I take the overall intent to be supporting a resilience in the coming onslaught, a coping strategy. One element missing for me is fear. As recently expressed in conversation between Ken Wilbur and Diana Musho-Hamilton fearless implies including fear, not denying it.
In Carlos Castenada’s last book before he died, The Active Side of Infinity, he speaks about the emptiness of his teacher, an emptiness that reflects infinity rather than negation. It is undeniable that we are in the grip of forces that are beyond our control. Whatever our good intentions there is a movement happening towards an end/beginning that we cannot see. And it is scary, and thrilling.
I see the map as an attempt to ‘get a grip’, an anthropomorphic model, picturing us as being sucked back towards ‘normalcy’, the familiar, in an attempt to block infinity out of the picture. The understanding of ‘life’ as in life enhancing or life eroding needs to be exploded in order to allow in the uncertainty and ungraspable nature of our experience.