Spiritual Life is Not Therapy
Spiritual Life is a demand, not therapy. It is an ordeal of confrontation with everything we do and don’t do that obstructs the Current of Life. Spiritual Life is not about finding God either, since God is not lost, it’s about finding the ways in which we withdraw, contract, and isolate ourselves from our Core Essence, the Current Itself, that which we call God.
Our natural state is openness, trust, innocence, and emotional intimacy with Whatever it is that originated us. We block the incoming light when we identify exclusively with the local bodymindself and are unconscious of our fundamental Identity as That in which we and everything else is appearing. Spiritual Life is about making this distinction in real time, about understanding what has always been true and how we have plastered puny mental concepts and beliefs onto Life and turned the Kingdom of Heaven and the Garden of Eden into a swamp and a desert.
Life is about Love, in fact, Life IS Love. The most important question is, What is my relationship to Life? To Love? Am I open and living within a passionate embrace with this Mystery, or am I wandering aimlessly through the virtual reality of the mind? The mind is a map maker and a library, the heart is a luscious rainforest teaming with color and vitality. Which do you prefer?
The mind grows out of the heart and is one of its’ many fruits. The heart is senior to the mind and employs it for its’ own purposes. In our world, this natural hierarchy has been reversed and now, instead of love and trust, we have fear and doubt, whose dreadful legacy is the surveillance state.
We have come to accept this as normal, but it is not. Freedom, power, love, trust, and attention that is free to explore, discover, and create is what is normal. Recognizing this is what will create an authentic human culture based on what is already true instead of merely what is believed to be true. Belief is not truth and volunteering for the slavery and oppression of lies is a sin and a crime. We ARE truth, which is love,. It’s time we started acting like it. This is authentic spiritual practice, not beliefs, not metaphysics, not the search for God, not rituals of appeasement to mommydaddygod, not materialstic and mechanical psychoanalytical models into which we therapeutically cram ourselves, not anything but moment to moment, heartfelt, emotionally fluent, love/intimacy with That which is Alive as all things.
Give up the search which only pushes the Obvious away and become a Discoverer, not a searcher, and overcome the one who needs therapy by understanding the false premise on which he stands. Once the ego is presumed, once the entirely false premise of separation from Love is plastered onto our actual Condition at Infinity, then therapy and medication and distraction from suffering and a helluva lot else is needed.
The lies we believe are hands around out throat. It’s not the Government, or the Church, it’s you. You put the gun and the noose in their hands. The equation we make between our beliefs and Reality turn Life into a concentration camp. Jesus insisted that we repent from this, that we stop sinning against God and ourselves by imagining ourselves to be separate, worthless, unloveable, born into sin, in need of salvation and therapy. This is not and never has been true.
Overcoming the hallucination that we are separate from Love is the fundamental spiritual practice. Identifying with That which originates all things, penetrating the illusion of the false dichotomy between spirit and matter, entering into the Core Domain by not withdrawing from It, is love intimacy with God, actual God, not brain/mind ideas masquerading as God.
God is Conscious Light that is Alive. The universe is composed entirely of light, ask Einstein E=MC2 . This is the Original Gospel, that God (Love) is Light and that you are inherently one with It. He was murdered by the Lie of Separation which the priests and kings exploit and depend entirely upon.
Jesus was the equivalent of a free energy machine suddenly showing up in our world. He was dangerous to the Status Quo, was betrayed and murdered, then weaponized. He hated blood sacrifice and rituals of atonement and publicly condemned them. After his death, he became the “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world”. This was a victory for the Church and Rome, but the premise is still false. Authentic human culture will begin when we take responsibility for truth, personally and collectively, not until.
Only Life (Love) exists, everything “else” is an illusion of the ego presumption.