20 Dec The Spiritual
Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be - like the reality of yesterday - an illusion tomorrow. ~ Luigi Pirandello
Typically, people do not believe in spiritual awakening or that it has any real value in a lifetime. Most consider this lifetime as only what clothes, feeds and gratifies the human ego and its body. Emotional obsession has taken away their ability to self-realize. Living deeply entrenched in emotional fears and desires to such a point that only cynicism and hate prevail prevents any opening for the awakening of the Heart.
People do not seek to do much of anything outside the small box of survival unless it can directly affect them in some way that enhances their survival skills or gratifies them. What they do not recognize is that the evil of the world lies in the emotional fears of each of us, which have been carried over from past life experiences. This does not go away due to time, advancement in science, technology or through political manipulation.
What good is living without the awareness of Life itself? ~ Siraj
The “spiritual” is what the ego cannot engulf. So the more people believe that they are accomplished in this world, the less they will be able to realize the spiritual for what it is. This is why many spiritual teachers and Masters hide from the view of the whole of humanity. When the collective unconscious hears of the spiritual, they can only denounce it as mere fiction. But when the Hearts of those who are willing and hear the “call” to the vibration of spiritual transformation nothing in this world can stop its flow.
Only when individuals begin to question the way they believe, what they believe in and how ruthless they have become through their beliefs to get everything that they want can anything really change. This can only happen in those who see the “box” of emotional fears and seek to step out of it – thus entering into the spiritual.
It matters NOT how convoluted a person is, they can still be in an authentic spiritual practice and find the SPIRIT of the SPIRITUAL. I define “smart” as quick to think from knowledge. I define “intelligence” as being impressed from the HEART of Love (spiritual) and “thinking” from there. When people are in the modality of intelligence, they “get it” (understand) and a loving light blooms as the spiritual shining through them.
We willfully misinterpret and believe that Love gratifies through emotion. It does not. ~ Siraj
To most people the “spiritual” is nothing but hocus-pocus. Many try to denounce the existence of the frequency that is Love. The tone and tenor of vibration that constitutes inner waves of compassion and Love to the material world are of no real interest to many in this lifetime. When a person realizes through meditation (separation from emotional thinking) that these tones live within everyone at their core, they find that meditation is a communion with these tones and energies. Only then can there be real change, real meaning and authentic spiritual insight. It is from this space that they enter into consciousness.
To enter into the authentic spiritual that lives within us all, a certain element of living must be present. Bodhidharma, who lived during the 5th century, was a Zen Master who was known for his precise insights. He once answered his students, who asked him who would be able to follow his teachings and ways, by saying: “Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.” How true this is. People must be willing to realize that their emotional thinking and methods of fear, hate and greed have simply worn out or become obsolete for them.
Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe. ~ Buddha
The essence of an authentic spiritual practice is to recognize the Path by no longer filling the mind up with emotional thinking. The spiritual is about the gaps, the pauses and the spaces between our thoughts…and even our breath! The spiritual is not a matter of thought at all, it is what exists between our thoughts. THE SPIRITUAL IS EXISTENCE ITSELF.
The SPIRITUAL is not a “thing” that the mind can think. It is the experience of No-thing within. The SPIRITUAL is the Heart revealed through emptiness. Once people are no longer looking for “something” and are at peace with No-thing, emptiness becomes so deeply beautiful. And yes…people can live from this their entire lifetime!
Seek the gap, the pause and the space between every word and every breath you take - there is the SPIRITUAL
Develop earnestness (urgent sincerity) for the willingness to feel the presence of Life within
Practice devotion to sacrificing emotional fear and hate in order to sustain the compassion required for an authentic spiritual life
Be diligent - never divert your gaze, keep the authentic effort in front of you at all times