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the How and Why of spiritual clarity
    #5608815 - 05/09/06 03:39 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Spiritual Clarity

Many of you have glasses or wear contacts. You are familiar with that unique sensation of putting on that device and having your whole world clarified, your sensory experience becomes sharper, deeper, more vibrant, more beautifull.

If you had never worn glasses, you could never imagine how much of lifes richness you were missing out on, how much more was going on around you then you were capable of perceiving.

This transformation of perception has much in common with the changes that occur in ones consciousness during the process of spiritual awakening.

The world becomes more alive, more glorious, sensations are sharpened, each instant is viewed with a sense of love and amazement. Each human face that passes by seems not like a dull , meaningless occurrence nor even as a possible source for reproduction/danger/profit etc…

Rather each face that passes, and indeed each moment of experience, begins to seem a shattering miracle, a piece of art so potent that it borders on pain…

Just as in the experience of the person who puts on his glasses for the first time, it is not possible to understand what you are missing out on unless you take that first leap of faith, trusting that your glasses will indeed help your condition.

That this method, wearing glasses, will work, you cannot KNOW until you try
Therefore, the first act in any spiritual or healing process is some act of faith
In the case of glasses, it may not be very hard to muster the faith required to take the first because you have heard from hundreds of people how well glasses work

I would like to suggest that the techniques of achieving spiritual clarity
Which is innately joyous, healing and indeed pleasant
Are numerous and well known
And have been practiced for thousands of years successfully

Of course, any process requires some dedication, some commitment, and some passion
But if you ask, it shall be given
And if you seek, you shall find.

Energize the energy centers of your subtle body.
Practice zazen, pranayama, breath or concentration.
Practice dance, martial arts, yoga.
Learn to silence your inner dialogue, even for moments at a time
Earnestly seek contact with the logos
Say prayers of gratitude, love, and praise.
Let your only supplicatory prayers be prayers to know god, love god, praise god more deeply.
Trust in your intuitions.
Be aware of the interactive nature of your experience.
Know that what you cultivate in your soul and mind will be loosed in your experience.
Don’t delude yourself. Any hatefull thought, vengefull thought, obsessive thought, fearfull thought and every greedy thought will impact every aspect of your experience.
So will every positive thought.
Don’t indulge in pessimism.
Practice informed shamanic plant gnosis.
Stop inhibiting yourself
Express your uniqueness
Know that you are created by an intelligence that is perfect
Thus, you are perfect.
Stop striving.
Don’t DO things. ALLOW things to happen.
Be a polished mirror.
Exercise physically.
Drink enough water.
As above so below.
Believe in and DEMAND experiential justification for your beliefs.
Experience Nature.
Don’t let other people decide your reality.
Take responsibility.
Be gnarly.
Be innocent
Stop judging
Stop judging yourself
Don’t measure progress
Experience the instant
When you say yes to that instant
You say yes to all of eternity

Edited by Moonshoe (05/10/06 10:52 PM)

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Re: the How and Why of spiritual clarity [Re: Moonshoe]
    #5614233 - 05/10/06 08:55 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Great words indeed.
I think in some way or other we are all looking for that moments of revelation, of enlightenment.
And when we succeed in having them we just keep wanting them more. There is no way for one who had such moments to ever want to go back, no way to keep life "simple". The more you understand the more you want to understand more.
So what we do is that we're going on some kind of crusade in searching for that moments where there are no such things as nonsenses and misunderstand.
Life is a wonderful experience and all we define as "bad" are mostly coming from our own lack of wisdom. From our own weaknesses. But still they occur and it's only up to us with what to decide to make of them... deny them, run away from them or try to analyze them, therefore understand them in order to being able to go to the next level.
Everything in life can lead you to meditation and enlightenment.

All this time I've loved you
And never known your face
All this time I've missed you
And searched this human race
Here is true peace
Here my heart knows calm
Safe in your soul
Bathed in your sighs

:bunnyhug: :yinyang2:

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Re: the How and Why of spiritual clarity [Re: Moonshoe]
    #5614813 - 05/10/06 11:00 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Thank you. I have been asking.


We have to answer our own prayers

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Re: the How and Why of spiritual clarity [Re: recalcitrant]
    #5614903 - 05/10/06 11:20 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

wow. thats really amazing. i havent achieved your ideal of awareness yet but i can connect with the signs of progress that you point out. ever since i started meditating and awareness practices i dont look at people quite the same anymore and sometimes there will be those given moments where my awareness is piercing and reality seems overwhelmingly vivid and meaningful.


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