“The truth shall set you free”…
Is it possible that there exists something like, “Organic Love & Awareness” as opposed to “Inorganic Love & Awareness”? Does there exist in the “Spiritual Dimension” something like “Monsanto” and Pesticides, chemical Herbicides, antibiotics, and medications??? I believe and know that this is so, and almost all of Humanity is suffering from the effects of these poisons. These observations may be somewhat shocking at first glance… But only for those attracted to “fool’s gold” instead of the real thing.
The Modern “Education Systems” of the World are much more diabolical than “Monsanto”! And I’m talking about secular AND religious education… actually “mis-education” is more accurate. There are more “Pesticides” and “carbon monoxide” poisoning in the homes, schools, and churches and temples being sprayed on innocent children and adults than you will find on all the farmland in America and Europe and Asia and Africa… and that’s a LOT OF PESTICIDES! I’m talking about 95% of all education~ in science, history, economics, government, medicine, sports, religion, psychology, the Arts, fashion, entertainment, and more. And like Genetically Modified organisms and pesticides, their methods of indoctrination and conditioning go into the very roots and bone marrow of people’s Mind and Consciousness… it is not so easy the reverse or undo the damage once it has been done.
What to say?!? It is even difficult for the sleeping masses of humanity to discover or to notice that something is wrong with our present Education systems and their methods… because it is so common and widespread, it almost appears normal or “natural”. That’s how far away from “Nature” people on this Planet have drifted. It is thought “to be normal” and it is totally accepted that we train children to compete on all levels, to compare themselves to others, to not accept themselves the way they are, to constantly strive to “improve”, to feel guilty about all their natural feelings, to be tense, to be be afraid. It seems natural to be mechanical, to be taught to obey blindly instead of to reason, to believe in all kinds of fictions, to not be aware of your movements or your thoughts.
It’s the exact same thing with what Anasha and I have been saying about eating processed and inorganic food that create mental and physical diseases, about allopathic medicine that is basically a sick joke, about antibiotics that create more problems than cures, and about pharmaceutical/psychiatric drugs that drive people more insane… the majority of people would say “we are the crazy ones” for not buying into the program… how ironic is that???
When the very roots of our “Love” have been contaminated by mis-education and repetitive habits, it is very hard to experience “organic Love”. And when the qualities and ways of “Awareness” have been tampered with and distorted for so long, and no one is taught the basic principles of “Watchfulness”, you have the mess we are living in all over the world, which is basically: “the blind leading the blind”.
But thankfully, and more importantly, I also know, as Osho and other enlightened beings know and have already shared with us, that there is an alchemical way to transform this contaminated and destructive dilemma. We have to wake up NOW. I love a beautiful statement Jesus once made ~ “the Truth shall set you free”. And the Sufi mystic Jallaludin Rumi says it this way~ “Don’t try to fight the Darkness, better Light a Candle”.
But remember this wise observation also~ “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” ~ Gloria Steinem
Love and Awareness are the two wings of our Spiritual Essence and our flight to the Beyond. They are two of the most valuable human energies known to the Enlightened Ones… along with Truth and Freedom. And these “higher values” can not be deceived and they can not be partial~ you either have them or you don’t… Before we can purify and cleanse our Love, we must recognize the impurities and pesticides hidden in what we currently falsely assume to be our “love”. I am aware that this is “a very big subject”, and I won’t be able to dig to the bottom of the many problems inherent in “false love”, but I think I can paint a “rough sketch” and you can color it in on your own… if you understand the gist of what I am saying. And this understanding can help you to purify and deepen your love for yourself, for others, and for Existence. You can experience the difference and the taste of “organic love”, and feel how much real nourishment it contains. I hope so, anyway…
People talk a lot about “loving” their family, or their partner, or their country. Or “loving” their car, or their jewelry, or their social position. The word “love” is used for many things. They also use great adjectives in front of “love” like ‘spiritual’ love, ‘unconditional’ love, ‘eternal’ love, ‘true’ love. What do we really mean? Look deeply inside to see what you actually do in the “name of love”.
If we really loved our children, could we treat them the way we do? Could we program them to be tense, to be fearful, to lie, to be false? We use the “false coin” of love so habitually and mechanically to manipulate, to control, and dominate others. We become friends with certain people, just so they will help us, or so we can “sell them something”. Everyone subliminally learns that if you want something from someone, first get them to trust you and like you, then get what you want. Many relationships are based on need, on desires for money, or sex, or power, or out of fear. And love does not exist where there is need, or desire, or ulterior motives, or fear mixed in… you can have one or the other, but not the two together. If you are greedy for anything, love is impossible. If you are possessive or jealous, or envious, there is no love, period. Have you seen how many “lovers” freak out when their partner is just laughing and enjoying the company of another man or woman? What to say about dancing with another, or hugging another, or god forbid~ loving another person?!? There is so much cunningness and deceit and jealousy involved in the name of love, that no one seems to notice. It is tension producing and toxic. And it does not give freedom, on the contrary. And it hurts so much when we discover we have been deceived or used or betrayed… some people never recover from these emotional wounds, and they go on inflicting pain on others… it is a vicious circle.
The root of the disease is the absence of self-love in almost everyone. And this possibility for self-love has been crippled from our childhood. We were made to feel guilty about almost everything… We have never been encouraged to “Be ourselves”. We were never taught to love our own bodies. And if you can not love your own body, how can you love anyone else?… because they will also appear to you as a body. We were trained to doubt and mistrust our own intuition and basic instincts. We were not shown how to think for ourselves. What do expect would be the result of such education?!? And the “education” is all-pervasive… it starts and goes on for at least 18 years in the family, it continues at school, with our friends, with the priests or religions, with sports, with everything everywhere. If you are competing for love and affection everywhere you turn, what do you expect to happen? Do you see why I use the analogy of Monsanto and Pesticides? How can vibrant organic love flower in such contaminated soil?
How to recognize the authentic? You have to taste it. When love is authentic, it is relaxing… There is expansion, and the Breath expands. There is an inner vibration of joy. There is no fear… there is Trust. There is a feeling to share it, to give it away. It grows by sharing, and it dies by holding. Love the way a Buddha experiences gives freedom. Love heals…
These days, it is very fashionable to talk about “Conscious this” and “Conscious that”. The phenomena of Awareness is as polluted by the “Monsantos of the Soul”, as the phenomena of Love has been. The root causes of both “cancers” are interchangeable and infect either one… what I am saying about the pesticides of awareness are inflaming love, and vice versa. The ego, which is unconsciously trained and crystalized through education, is really a core problem. So much of what goes down as awareness is actually guarding and protecting our egos. And the ego is built and fed through fear and the sense of separation. So everyone is always “watching out” and we are trained to be alert, but not at all in the sense of the meaning that Osho and Buddha give to the phenomena of “witnessing”. The difference is night and day, and it is unbridgeable. False awareness is a goal that we desire, so we can control or dominate or have power over others, or gain their love or approval or respect or trust… and this is happening in the spheres of business, in politics, in relationships, in teaching, in healing, in athletics, in the arts… in short, in everything. What people call awareness is based on comparison… it is based on intense competition. And authentic awareness is free of all competition and comparison. There is no jealousy or envy involved… no manipulation, no using the others, no “power-tripping” of any kind… there is no “hidden agenda”. There is no judging, and no guilt mixed in with ‘right’ awareness. I have seen “yoga teachers” who practice being “aware and conscious” and study every esoteric teaching just so their students will be impressed, and they will have more clients and more power… but they call it awareness. The same happens in so many fields that it is mind-blowing. Let me remind you~ “the truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off’!
We need to learn to watch inside, without fear and without expectations. We need to become comfortable with silence and “not knowing”. Awareness needs relaxation, expansion, openness, and honesty… it requires feeling and allowing. We need to become aware of our Body and its functioning from inside… observing our movements, our breath. We need to watch our actions, our motives, our desires, our thoughts… all parts of our Being need to be infused with our witnessing energy. We need to “see” and “feel” deeply inside. Awareness and Love both require the energy of “let-go” and forgiveness… forgiving ourselves, others, and Existence… Love and Awareness both need to be rooted in Truth, otherwise it still is not 100% “Organic”.
Organic Love and Awareness set you Free. Your life becomes a Dance. But this does not remove the challenges and responsibility we have. Love and Awareness is nothing like “knowledge”, and preparation or rehearsing what to do is not the way… it is a moment to moment spontaneous response to people and situations. There are no formulas or techniques for Love or Awareness. We can only nurture this Love and Awareness like we would nurture a delicate seedling… giving it the right nourishment and soil, the right balance of sun and shade, the right water, the consistent care, while trusting, yet knowing there will be winds and storms and challenges. But we do our Best. And at the same time, we know that we “can not bring the flowers or the fruits”… the flowers and fruits come through grace and from the beyond. We can prepare our Energy Field for organic love and awareness and then we act from this understanding while opening to Grace. And then we share the joy… again with no expectations.
Blessings showering from the Enlightened Ones~ we are bowing to you ALL…
* Buddham sharanam gacchami
I go to the feet of (or; I take refuge in) the Buddha- the Enlightened One.
* Sangham sharanam gacchami
I go to the feet of (or; I take refuge in) the Sangha (the spiritual Commune) of the Buddha- the Enlightened One.
* Dhammam sharanam gacchami
I go to the feet of (or; I take refuge in) the Ultimate Law of the Enlightened One.
So friends, today is the last “official” day of our 21 Day ARUN Conscious Touch Experience of Universal Harmony, Love & Awareness… but the sweet Song will go on and on… tomorrow we will send you a resume from Anasha and then maybe one more after that. We have enjoyed the experience so much and we sincerely hope you have also. We really love you all and wish you the Best.
Celebrating this wonderful Full Moon and sending you lots of positive juice… in the light of Love & Awareness may you be at peace,