Saturday, March 26, 2016

Adashi Order: Awake and aware

 Spirituality is not about meditation, cosmic knowledge, or enlightenment experiences, it is about being a living unity system. What I mean by that is pretty simple, it is reorienting your consciousness from an I first mentality to an equilibrium of Us. Having awareness and making changes in your life toward this equilibrium is grassroots spirituality. The fact of the matter is human life is incredibly out of balance and sitting in a room doing yoga and meditating for four hours a day may bring about a similar set of changes but those changes are created in an semi-artificial state one that is not reflective of the surrounding context, and as such those changes become impossible to maintain when there is connection to other reality fields or people.

Being spiritual is what we are all meant to be, it is our purpose to live from a place of rich connectivity. We are now in a world state that requires a progressive movement or return to our root/tribal self. What that means on an individual level is that we have the opportunity to reassess and choose again the world we want to create and that begins here. I am here with you so let’s begin again right now. Take a deep breath and relax. As an American my first feeling is that I don’t feel connected either to the land or to people. Part of this is internet based connectivity, we are quite good at connecting to each others superficial thoughts and emotions as a result of technology centered communication. The second part is that some part of our disconnection is that our culture was not born on this land and so the land itself is not impregnated with years upon years of our deeply rooted desire to survive and understand our existence, unfortunately Americans of the past destroyed the people who had this connection; those Americans were entirely ignorant of any kind of harmonious unity and they did not benefit from the wisdom of sustainable living. If we are to regain an authentic sense of self part of that journey involves recreating a better relationship with the land we live on.

Many movements seek to recreate these connections from shifting to simple living, going vegan, vegetarian, or doing your utmost to be fully sustainable. All of these choices will help to reorient you to a state that is spiritual and incredibly transformative. One of the reasons for it is that from an unconscious level human beings are aware that they are not benefiting the planet, that our society is taking and destroying rather than growing and nurturing the world. There is a sense of guilt and regret lurking beneath the surface of the mass consciousness identity as a result of this imbalance. You participate in this identity moreover there is both a lack of energy and the power of self-sovereignty connected to any being who is not living in oneness with the world. Spend twice as much time outside then inside just watching nature or walking in it and consider this place without the buildings and roads and feel what it is like to grow close to the world.

There is great beauty and a tangible power in being at one with nature. This simple act can help you create a step in the direction of becoming an embodied spiritual being and eventually move into a place where you do not consume animal products. This step has been a part of many buddhist and religious sects for a reason. That reason is that consuming animal products means you are contributing to an incredible range of resource abuses connecting to agricultural practices and processing. The psychospiritual element of this is that when you cease seeing animals as products you can learn and appreciate them in an entirely different light and you recognize them as sentient beings with just as much a right to space and life as you. Look into the products you consume and use and support local sources as well as companies that exist with as much similarity to your beliefs as you can find. All of the small acts will position your consciousness is a peak positive state you will know and feel that you are giving your best, that you are contributing to the planet and you can then begin to help others reach this same space by maintaining awareness and continuing to stay in balance with creation. When you enter your meditations from this place you bring to your practice all the power you have from being a source of creative light moving on its way to mastery like the giving flames of a sun. This is absolutely essential to being wholly embodied and absolutely exquisite to participate in any level of equal exchange with creation. Give back what you have received, know what you do receive and give again. Rinse wash and repeat, this task will never tire or bore you it will only uplift your spirit

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