14 Mar Our State of Giving
Authentic insight can only be imbibed and then lived quietly in the Heart. What I offer is something that only the Heart can recognize. At the very least, a person must cultivate an interest in the Heart before they can hear my message. ~ Siraj
We, the people, have been conditioned by culture, society and government to process our thinking via emotion around fear! Fear rules the earth, and hence we live in the web of fear as a way of life through the collective unconscious. This has caused us to live in a deep restriction and convolution of our energies, and mostly congregates and manifests through how we live with our state of Giving.
Our slow fall into age and its many points of humiliation are due to a deep disinterest in the inner state of giving. This is a very difficult stage for most of us because we have yet to cultivate and develop a soul. To the ego, the result of our state of soullessness, giving looks like sacrifice.
How we give and the source of our giving is crucial to our effort toward spiritual awakening. ~ Siraj
Giving is a state of being. Understanding this is essential to cultivating consciousness. Giving is the only atmosphere where authentic Love can be put into motion both within us and as an outer form of action. Through giving, we put into motion EVERYTHING that affects us both in this world and the ones to come. Everything matters – every nuance of our efforts both inward and outward is a carbon footprint in our Karma. We either gather energies from the Heart of the within…or from the coarseness of outer forms of fear and hate.
Our state of giving – what we give ourselves to and how we give it back into the world – can create a state of transformation that lives beyond this earthly environment. Giving is deeply important in order to weaken the hold of the collective upon us and build an energetic bridge to the Other Shore of our Being. As we give and forgive here in this world, we gather energies on the Other Shore and fear is replaced by authentic faith as we begin to transform into Being-ness, where we can peer over the wall and see the vastness of Life for what it is. This faith is the proper use of our emotional energies, uniting us with what is true and real as we begin to have a relationship with it through conscious living.
It is from here that we cross over the line of living in the collective unconscious (where fear and hate are used to obtain) to the Other Shore where parts of our Being await the union of our energies in Oneness, the nature of the spiritual Heart.
Giving, forgiving, compassion...these are all matters of the spiritual Heart. ~ Siraj
Compassion is the result of a lifestyle of giving and forgiving. When what we give is no longer a sacrifice, but an honor, we have found the key that opens every door. Then whatever we give becomes a huge part of forgiving and the acts we produce are meritorious. Every effort we make through compassion and forgiveness here in this world unites us with the Oneness of our spiritual Heart on the Other Shore of our existence.
In the wisdom of the Way we live quite differently. We realize that we can never really possess that which we withhold. We can only possess that which we have given. We become a master of anything when we can give unconditionally.
To borrow a metaphor from the Buddha, we are here to transform, to evolve from the base metal of tin to that of gold. We are not here to live “happily ever after” my dear ones. We are here to sacrifice fear and hate in order to sustain a lifestyle of generosity and forgiveness that nurtures the flow of compassion within us. The effort is to allow Love to become the state of our Being, hence our Soul. This is the only energy worth living for.
First, see how you “give” and what keeps you from your journey
Give and forgive unconditionally in order to posture your attentions to the state of consciousness that is Love
Allow the “pain of too much tenderness`` to break the hardness that surrounds the human heart to allow for a great Love to be revealed