Charlatans

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I have met a lot of charlatans. A lot of them. It seems that this was one of my biggest tests in life… Seeing them for what they were and deciding I wasn’t one of them.

The pure heart… Actions and words that don’t have hidden agendas… It sounds so simple and yet there are so few people that live up to the values they are selling….

ESPECIALLY in spiritual circles.

Selfless Service

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Selfless service… How many of you can say you have ever truly experienced the act of giving with no selfish motive involved?Giving where your image, pocketbook, family, your sense of fulfilling your duty, or even your sense of doing what you think God wants you to do are not being promoted?
How many of you, in all honesty, can say that you know the vast and profound value that comes from authentic and pure selflessness?

I’ll bet it’s not very many of you. Yes, perhaps you have knowledge of it, but knowledge is not experience.

Though, I assure you–contrary to what the fears of the reason of the mind lead you to believe: it is that experience of acting with true abandon of the ego in response to the demands of the external world that brings one to a state of sublimity… serenity.

Flow

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Everything is happening to conspire for our most cherished visions. Laugh and smile at what seem to be detours to your plans and expectations! They are all part of the plan. Release the urge to resist and go with the flow.

Allow yourself to be inspired, and remember:

  • There is no need;
  • There is no want;
  • All resources are at your feet;
  • Any contradictions to these facts in the external world are manifestations of maya (illusion), and hence there for your simple entertainment in the form of problem-solving, like playing a sudoku on a Sunday morning;
  • If anyone tries to tell that your inspiration and vision is not possible because you “need” something, begin the discourse that we do not need ANYTHING. We HAVE everything. We are divine, and all the energy of the universe exists in every single point.

Are You a God(dess) or a Being of Ignorance? A quick guide to managing the responsibilities of Divine Life

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We are all ascending… but “ascension” is (in fact) a misnomer, as the evolution of consciousness is quite a horizontal and planar affair, rather than one of climbing the ranks. Yes, the state of God(dess)-hood is possible to achieve by anyone and everyone at any time or place simply by *being* a God (or by imitating God through one’s actions). 

What does that entail? 

Unconditional Love. 

God is the One who cares for, teaches, and guides the beings whom are less knowledgeable and less experienced–naive and helpless in comparison. The Beings of Ignorance are those that become frustrated with other acts of ignorance, they choose to take the role of the victim and ask, “Why me?” of life when arriving in a situation of conflict. On the contrary, the Being of Godhood is composed even in the highest level of conflict, recognizing all the beings living in frustration and ignorance as His/Her child, and giving unconditional love. 

The person that says, “I have such a high level of consciousness and evolution, why do I keep encountering situations of struggle on all levels?” has failed to assimilate the true meaning of Consciousness. In fact, the closer the consciousness arrives to a state of Godhood, the more the individual will be able to manage increasing complex situations. He will attract the crazy, the poor, the toxic, the terminally ill, the delusional, the addicted, the lazy, and those that need all forms of healing, because HE is one of the few that has the light strong enough to light the way. 

The catch, though, for the one that is evolved is to remain in the role of the mother/father in these situations, and never enter into an emotionally engaged relationship as equals with the being of  ignorance. This does NOT mean refraining from having sexual activity, on the contrary. Sexual activity can be used as a highly effective form of therapy to channel, cleanse and activate energies in the body of the ignorant. However, it is very important for the enlightened being to be fully conscious as a priest/ess during these moments, never loosing self-consciousness, never engaging emotionally, mentally or spiritually, never absorbing energies, never investing in any idea of having a love-erotic relationship as equals with the being of ignorance, who is the devotee. 

It is important that the devotee has formally accepted the priest/ess as the guru, as well, so that the preist/ess is always acting in complete transparency, avoiding all cases of lying, seduction, or domination. It is necessary to communicate to the devotee that the relationship is one of guru-disciple, followed by which the disciple must accept before any therapies may commence. 

The disciple will always have two sides: one which displays qualities of an enlightened being and one which displays behaviors relative to the layers of programming, karmas and toxins. It is the responsibility of the priest to never engage with any behavior coming from the dark side, to only engage with the light side, and to constantly act in unconditional love in thought, speech and action. 

If the dark side is aggressive, delusional, judgmental, disrespectful or “nasty” in any way whatsoever…

NEVER be hurt or take it personally. 

This absence of emotion in situations of conflict is the biggest affirmation of One’s Godhood, and the more it is tested… well, the more it is tested…. Because the more the Godhood is affirmed, the higher the executive status, and the more complex are the challenges, wars, and “demons” that arise. 

In the Bible, God’s nemesis is no other than Lucifer, an angel with the power to create a universe of inferno of the same magnitude as God’s heaven….

If it doesn’t disappear in the Bible, it is not going to disappear for you either. So get back to work. 

Om tat sat. 

Durga

Renunciation, the Four Stages of Life, and Moksha

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renunciateDon’t do it… UNLESS you hear the calling.

It is not glorious, although yes, admittedly, it does bring honor. But that should not be the motivation for a renunciation.

Spirituality is a tool for a happy existence; it is not an end.

Renunciation can be a form of pratyahara, or sensory deprivation, that can certainly contribute to an environment conducive to acute experiences. Furthermore, renunciation is appropriate for those that feel that worldly existence has become empty for them and no longer obtain stimulation from worldly pleasures.

The path of the guru or of the serious spiritual disciple is not one of choice, but one of necessity. It is a path that pulls them so strongly that they feel an overwhelming sense of inauthenticity in their day-to-day life and hence feel that there is no other choice but to cast off all of their belongings.

Yes, it is for necessity, for sanity… and NOT for someone that is curious. You can believe it that all people have the taste for luxury, even a renunciate. It may be minute, it may not fill his mind with desire on a regular basis, but sometimes we all have the longing for comfort.

Becoming a renunciate makes existence lighter in many ways, but in some other ways it becomes heavier: Becoming materially lighter, one is free to roam… but as well, without the wealth that comes with a corporate or any sort of commerce-related 9-5 job, there is less room for choice about when and how and in what fashion to roam. You certainly won’t see a renunciate traveling in first class or in a five star hotel.

As well, in principal, being a renunciate gives more time for spiritual practice. In fact, life becomes completely dedicated to spiritual practice, to being exalted in permanent ritual. Of course, there are varying degrees and styles of renunciation, and a real sannyasin, or renunciate, may have a very different mission for having been called to renunciation by the divine forces.

Some people are called to renunciation to live as a hermit and to live in tranquility with nature. In the traditional ashrama system, this is what is called sannyasa.  But renunciation can take place without completely withdrawing from the world. This is what is called vanaprastha in the ashrama system. The vanaprastha is one who has for the most part let go of worldly duties, but remains in contact with society in order to teach and share wisdom.

Of course, one may move between the four ashramas–the other two being brahmacharya, referring very loosely to a period of discipleship, and grihastha, the period of family life and work in society. Each time there is a period of complete withdrawal from the world resulting in some form of communion with the divine, moksha is obtained.

Let us speak about moksha. Moksha is “freedom from the cycle of birth and death”, and this is very commonly misinterpreted as being the birth and death of the physical body. In fact, here “birth and death” is referring to the arising of karmic cycles in the experience of a given atman–or individual consciousness–and NOT to the physical body. However, once the samskara that is the central point of consciousness forming atman is dissolved, there is one type of moksha in which rebirth of the physical body with relation to one atman will be obtained. The energy is then completely released back into the vacuum, and all memory of lives is erased, all impressions depressed.

Otherwise, the atman continues to return with all of the knowledge of before and will either exploit this knowledge or teach it.

Om.

Appreciation

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Thank-You

I love you for all that you are. I accept you for all that you do. It is perfect. You are perfect. You are the highest, purest perfection embodied. I am so lucky to know you.

Thank you for being honest. Thank you for expressing yourself to me authentically. Thank you for having the courage to let me know that your state is changing. Thank you for loving me too. Thank you.

Relationship Alchemy

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Dear Universe of Infinite Power,

This is what My Man looks like. He’s looking for me and our home, so if you see him please do us a favor and guide him to my address.

I know he exists, because I exist… and so of course my mirror-image-polar-opposite also exists.

I say “My Man” not out of possessiveness, but out of the respectful recognition that he is the complete embodiment of how I envision the archetypal man… hence rightfully, truthfully “My Man.” It is to him that I turn first before all others for all matters that imply my interaction with the masculine sex. He is the first to know my feelings, he is the one that helps me make executive decisions, he is the one that has all the information and is able to make sound and stable analyses and conclusions about all situations with which I present him because he is infinitely perceiving…. And because of this incredible communication and shared vision that we have, he plays a very integral part in the creation in the physical world of the vision of utopia which I am manifesting.

He is ready, just like me, to fall completely and totally in love, in which we mutually worship each other out of sincere appreciation. We worship each other through offerings of food, poetry and other forms of writing, presentations of our artistic and musical talents, massage, and other thoughtful morsels of devotion, such as simply giving a phone call to say, “Hello.”

We both feel lucky to know each other and to be the object of the other’s affections.

When neither of us is traveling, we see each other almost every day, and we are so comfortable together that we feel that we can even get our alone time when we are together. Sometimes, we do travel together, too.

As soon as one of us hears of an event or happening that is of interest to attend, we are excited by the thought of sharing the possibility of going as a couple with our partner, and we do: We invite the other to go; we do things together; we share experiences that build our foundation; we share experiences that make for giggles and pillow talk when we are alone together.

We talk about our day, and listen to each other: out of the thrill of being the receiving end of such vibrant, detailed storytelling;
as well as out of feeling honored to be the support for the immaculate and beautiful being that is our partner.

We relax together, and we are there to give warmth and recharge the other when one of us is tired. Sometimes it is both of us that are tired, but for some reason, when we are holding each other our exhaustion is reversed and we re-emerge from our nest of love completely refreshed and new with bright eyes and bushy tails.

My man is someone that is ready to go all in. Hesitation-free. Someone that is living fully in the present, who’s past is contained in a full circle which has been shed. Who’s nostalgic journeys are seldom and short.

When he thinks of the future it is only to express his vision that lives in him now. Targets and goals are obsolete for him, as he fully embodies the principal that living in the present is the most efficient way of producing a happy and abundant future.

He lives in harmony with the natural cycles of nature and expresses openly, boundlessly all avenues of his human existence, all restrictions dissolved.

He may or may not want children now, but he is certainly open to having children, and it seems completely natural and logical to him that the tangible expression of the fullest, deepest form of love that we share be the creation of a human child born of that love.

My man is a natural father, and as he is a completely liberated being of pure consciousness and unconditional love, it is his favorite pastime (outside of our own loving dalliance) to nurture, help and guide others to reaching this same state of bliss and appreciation for life that we experience. Since he has little to no dramas of his own, he finds his purpose and main role in life to provide solutions to the cares, worries, and fears of all seekers of salvation that cross his path.

And of course, we give each other confirmation, validation that all that we are feeling and experiencing is a perfect state of You, Universe.

This is a glimpse of My Man. I know that this is a tall, dark, and handsome order, but I know that for You, and the Majestic and Infinite powers that you have–you who have created this universe of stars and galaxies and black holes–for you, this order is child’s play indeed. If I have not been clear enough, let me know, and I will precise it even more.

Last time we got very close to a long-term partner, Universe, but it still wasn’t him. I know that this is no ones fault but my own, as my order was obviously incomplete, and I must have left some of these above things out. I know you gave me exactly what I ordered.

Thank you for being such a diligent servant, Universe. You are really amazing at how rapidly and precisely all of my orders are filled. You are really my most faithful mirror of all, always presenting me on a silver platter exactly that which I am conjuring up inside.

With an infinite ocean of love,
Your dear Alix, with humility