Reading some Ibn al-Arabi and things become clearer for me.
I love that I can see the in-breath and out-breath in your views Dan. You are not alone in the belief and work to bridge between the great ideas and religions. Its in the in-breath and the out-breath. We need to learn to breath again in connection and with awareness.
We are that, the divine being and life is its invitation and obvious answer to are we alone.
Never were, never will be!
Dan, apologies, wasn't available to chat. Doing some processing.
It is all about remembering and there is so much to remember and bring back into the world.
I'm a mystic and drawn to all this, possessed now, I have no choice or chance to avoid it now. I'm going to wade in the waters of the Sufis for awhile and learn their secrets. There is a reason I am finding they are known as The People of the Unveiling and Finding
Abu Bakr - Original Caliph wrote:Incapacity to attain comprehension is itself comprehension.
Sufi saying wrote:None knows God but God.
It's not a little personal, its All personal. There is nothing to seek for anyone anywhere. Where is there? There is what? Where are we? There is only the Beloved, the Lover and the dance, right here. If I turn to the left or right, look up or down, I see it.
It wants me to reach so deep for it now. To see even the veils parting are part of it.
Do I want to be a Friend of God? Do I have a choice but stand right in front of it?
I have to remember. This is sooooo frustrating.
I only seek and am satisfied with the Real, the impossible quest, to seek life's great secret. Is this world ready for this awareness, hell, I'm not!!! What the hell chance do the rest of you have?! I think the straps from my straight jacket are showing.
I am circling the drain...
Oh, and to fully document everything. I just remembered while reading For Love of the Real, I had a crazy vision on the tea the other night. I saw an Egyptian like city with a volcano in the background with rolling black clouds and a statue of Anubis in the foreground. Incredibly vivid. It was if I was looking through a portal to some other world. It was pretty awful.
A Night of Terror...do you know what that means Dan. Damn, I forgot to ask the Sufi mystic. But you are my other Sufi teacher, aren't you? Ibn was one of the greatest philosophers ever. I would think you have found much in Sufism.
I'm reading The Sufi Path of Knowledge now, highly recommend.
We are simply here to assist with the unfolding of the Real within and around us. That is all and that is enough.
T.S. Eliot wrote:Human kind cannot bear very much reality.
Dan, I believe this sums up your point nicely. We are not to treat the world as a dream, but as an expression the Real. Be in the world, but not of it, but we are of the world of shape and no time.
Buddhist Master Padmasambhava wrote:Though my View is as spacious as the sky, my actions and respect for cause and effect are as fine as grains of flour.
A few summary points:
1) It is not about me
2) I am enjoying the plane of the Self at the moment, where oneness is explored
3) There is a place beyond Self, the no self
4) I am here to serve and a human in love serving is the greatest manifestation of the One here that there can be
I have felt the nothingness, been touched by it, am watched by it, but I have not remembered it, the unmanifest realm. There are those who work in that realm who can guide the thought forms that manifest here. This is a multi-dimensional problem. We need help at every level. We have it. There are new pathways opening to bring the Source immediately and directly into the now of our consciousness. No 25 years of training to create a filter.
We are blazing on like fireflies. It is too much. It's coming in too powerfully. It can easily singe you.
This is what is happening. Accept it or not.
And just like that. I have an answer, Nisargadatta will teach me about nothingness. Thanks, this is kind of fun. It's a scary place to go. But I know for myself, it's necessary.
I think because the traditional channels have been so clogged, there is this jet fuel out there just beyond our senses we can use now to fuel our consciousness. This is important and waaaaaaayyy above my current pay grade. These are like fundamental forces of the Univetse and I need to learn to read the signs and use the new archetypes. Whatever the heck that means
Again, this is kinda fun.
I suppose now I have my answer why I am in a tea group with enlightened people at this time, in this place. It's needed. They are doing like deep soul surgery on me in those sessions.
There are those times in life, if you're lucky, you catch your breath and see a glimpse of something that melts all your doubts and then you ask...ok...it's not bullshit...something is up...now what?
There is always another step, another level. I guess this is what it is to be lost in the world of form, the Real is all around, but hidden. You must wrench yourself from the sensory world by overloading your network and disconnecting. You just have to shock your system. I don't see any other way to get so fast to where we need people to be.
Do I sound like a Halebop loon? A bunch of old peaceful rich white people ain't gonna cut it. Gurus are so full of shit.
Why is it I cause trouble everywhere I go? I get it, I have to be as crazy as John The Baptist or as close to the source as he was. Why can I find so few real genuine people? I feel like my backup got hosed and we are in an old WWII movie where we have a mission to blow up that bridge, but with toothpicks and bubblegum. It's kinda funny. I don't fit anywhere. I have to find all the other misfit toys. It's best to just shut up and serve. I'm learning.
Leonardo DaVinci wrote:I awoke only to find the rest of the world sleeping.