The Spirituality of Diverse Unity: Is It Time To Birth Peace?

Jerusalem means place of peace. It is said that end times is the return of our place of peace. Are we ready for Her? Can this be reflected in our empowerment?

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The monotony of our culture’s genocidal impulse extends not only across space, but also through time; the God of our culture has always been jealous, and whether going by God the Father, Yahweh, Jesus Christ, Civilization, Capitalism, Science, Technology, Profit, or Progress, He has never been less than eager to destroy all those he cannot control. Derrick Jensen-A Language Older Than Words, p 18

To begin this piece, consider the Tao symbol of cosmic process. For a moment, meditate on this symbol. Why does one ever-spinning circle contain the opposites of black and white? Why is there a white circle in the black half and a black circle in the white half?

What does this image of Tao mean?   Simply put, it speaks to the unity of opposites.   The black is what is referred to as the “yin,” meaning the feminine. The white speaks to the “yang,” meaning…

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The Spirituality of Diverse Unity: Is It Time To Birth Peace?

The monotony of our culture’s genocidal impulse extends not only across space, but also through time; the God of our culture has always been jealous, and whether going by God the Father, Yahweh, Jesus Christ, Civilization, Capitalism, Science, Technology, Profit, or Progress, He has never been less than eager to destroy all those he cannot control. Derrick Jensen-A Language Older Than Words, p 18

To begin this piece, consider the Tao symbol of cosmic process. For a moment, meditate on this symbol. Why does one ever-spinning circle contain the opposites of black and white? Why is there a white circle in the black half and a black circle in the white half?

What does this image of Tao mean?   Simply put, it speaks to the unity of opposites.   The black is what is referred to as the “yin,” meaning the feminine. The white speaks to the “yang,” meaning masculine.

The black section speaks to the Unmanifest Implicate Order, in accord with physicist David Bohm.   Bohm states the Unmanifest contains all potentials. It’s like the eggs in a woman’s ovaries and sperm in a man. These are potentials that unite in bringing forth life. Could it be that it’s in tapping into the Unmanifest we can reach into changes that become Manifest?

Perhaps this is why great teachers like Jesus state that we should be in the same state as an infant. Being an infant is close to being unmanifest, or if you’d rather, being virgin or empty of conditioning and manifestation.   This is the place of pure, infinite potential.

Meanwhile, the white “yang” is about awakening and manifestation. Thus we come out of deep sleep and enter into dream states or waking states at which point we can feel the line in “Genesis”, “let there be light” within ourselves.

All women have masculine powers (e.g., reflecting the clitoris, the fingers, the number “1”) and men have feminine power (e.g., our eyes which absorb waves of light and conceives an image via our Psyche, the number “0” meaning container and birther of potential).   Yes, the eyes are the vaginas of the human Psyche (Soul, in Greece) while our fingers, penis and toes can reach out and enter/explore the depths of the world (and a special lady).

The blackness of the feminine speaks to what physicist David Bohm refers to as The Unmanifest Implicate Order. Like a woman’s ovaries that maintain eggs, an egg is akin to the potentials nested in the depths of the Unmanifest.   This is what the body of Woman speaks to: the potentials (unfertilized eggs) within us all.

The white aspect of the Tao speaks to Manifestation. Thus, God in the Bible screams Let there be Light from the dark infinite depths of Tehom (the Waters, the Virgin Mary, from Marine, meaning ocean and reflecting the creation of the world in Genesis 1:2), which then gives birth to Light.   The Light then arouses the Word, which manifests in the Book as the “Let there be…” statements.

The Word is OM in Hindu or in Kings; OM is spoken of as a “light humming sound”.

It is from this “humming” sound that form occurs.

To make this more personable, consider deep sleep as being Yin, which contains the eggs of potential dreams. The Yang, then, is the Eros or Desire for creation.   Thus the Eros of God in Genesis gets Him to state “Let there be Light,” i.e., manifestation in Genesis 1:3. This process is evident personally when you enter your dreamtime sleep and when you awaken from deep sleep. It’s all happening in this eternal Now!

Thus, you awaken from the darkness of sleep and wa-la, “Let there be Light”.   “Oh, my God there is a mouse at my closet door!”

Thus we have a little humor for you to realize the passage of Genesis 1:2 and 3. The line speaks blatantly to your process of waking up after entering deep sleep and dream sleep. Waking up is a daily exercise of getting out of bed and being “conscious”. It’s also a timeless i.e., ever occurring process. For example, the line, “Let there be Light,” could be spoken of when you get a bright idea in your mind. Don’t we sometimes say, “A light just exploded out of the blue!” when you come up with an idea?

Out of the dark depths of a moonless and starless sky is a similar state to deep sleep? Isn’t a dream, then, a “Let there be Light” moment?

Isn’t that also the spark of our awakening in general? The line in Genesis does not indicate anything happening 5,000 or 5,000 billions of years ago. It speaks to this moment here and now eternally for all of us. Genesis IS the eternal Now.

This realization blows me away!

Could this also be reflective of a fetus being born from the darkness of Mother’s womb and then entering into the Light of the world? Perhaps Genesis 1 is about birth in general? Is this about the birth of a dream, of a baby, and of our awakening to the Cosmic Self within and without our self? Are these the likes of Brahmin in Hindu and Yahweh, I AM, in Hebrew? Isn’t the Self (Brahmin) or I AM (Hebrew) one with Nature, meaning Essence?

Could Pagans, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists join hands and in each other see themselves?

Going deeper, could it also be about cosmic process, the dance of yin and yang, i.e., female (holding the potential of manifestation, i.e., eggs) and male (desire to manifest, i.e., sexual drives)? Thus the Sun’s rays penetrate the surface of the Earth that sparks a seed, hidden in the dark depths of Earth, into flowering into manifestation.

The Way of Nature, of the Self, is our Essence.   How does that relate to the pollution we are dumping upon our planet? Are we negating our Nature and thus entering into a time of major extinctions?

The importance of this notion is that it speaks to our evolution as a planet, species and as individuals. Our sexuality mimics cosmic process. Thus in Taoism, cosmic process is the interaction of Yin and Yang, male and female, wave and particle, which is spoken of in “Genesis 1:27.”

            And God created humanity in His image, male and female created She them.

Could it be, in accord to my thesis, that we are destroying the Earth, i.e., Nature, which means we are also destroying ourselves, i.e., Yahweh. Perhaps this is necessary for evolution? Perhaps death necessitates evolution? But it’s hard for us to give up on our current world order (i.e., foster a letting go or death), where we get the likes of Donald Trump as a president. And I add, Hilary offered us no great contrast. We really didn’t have much of a choice in our elections, now did we? Bud or Bud Light? Either way the corporations win while people lose.

Perhaps you, the reader, are what we seek?

Eric Fromm spoke beautifully to my thesis when he wrote the book, Escape from Freedom. Could it be we escape from freedom while also placing our heads in the sand of those who are out to destroy us, and our evolutionary potentials? Do we have our heads in the sand regarding Trump and pretty much all corporations and governments?

Interesting, in mystic Christianity, Jesus Christ, like Buddha, was seen as the evolutionary potential of humanity. And what could the anti-Christ be?   Donald Trump? Or how about Hilary? Or Obama? Or Exxon-Mobil?

Who is the anti-Christ if not anything or anybody that stifles evolutionary potential?

And how are the extinction rates of animals going these days?   Is extinction the opposite of evolutionary development? Is this a criterion by which we should recognize the “anti-Christ”: that which stifles evolution? Of course one can go extinct once one evolves. Thus, it is said by some scientists that dinosaurs may have morphed into birds?

Can we in turn realize we are potential angels with wings?

Have any of our corporations or governments spoken to evolution? Are standardized tests necessary for the evolution of our children, or do these tests place our children into “niches”, or categories and diagnoses? Doesn’t standardization stifle the diversity necessary for evolution?

Do these acts reflect a way to keep people from evolving?

Is this why we put people into coffins when they die? We want to keep them in “the box” instead of letting them melt into the “All”?

Are airplanes, cars, and air-conditioning proof of our evolution? My thesis is “no.” When we are reliant on technology, we keep humanity stuck in dependence. Indeed, these technologies have brought about devolution of the species, turning us fat, dumb, and unhappy.

What I am saying may hurt the reader’s ears while destroying her ideas that have been said about humanity since she was born.   What I am saying is that we’ve been lied to. Our technology has evolved. We have not.

This brings forth the notion of the anti-Christ. In mystic Christianity, Christ is seen as the evolutionary potential of humanity (this includes the likes of Buddha, Krishna and other great teachers). In some Christian eyes, this also means animals.

Anything that suppresses evolution, person, plant or animal is an anti-Christ.

Can we see how the criteria of an anti-Christ reflect corporations and their masters such as the Rothchlds alongside the likes of Trump, Hilary, Obama, Reagan, Bush, etc? And let’s not exclude Hitler, since we apparently are going back into Fascist times. (That’s not due to just Trump; I saw the pattern before the beginning of this current century).

Could you kick around the idea that the anti-Christ’s body is composed of many cells? These cells include the corporations and the likes of the Koch Brothers, Trumps and Rothchilds! Isn’t it time for us to confront this evil and awaken from our nightmare?

Let’s become empowered.

Christmas and the New Year: Will We Ever Make a Change by Birthing The Christ Within?

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X-Mas and the New Year are close to each other for a reason. They are about ridding ourselves of conditioning (several years of education and indoctrination) and becoming “virgin”, i.e., whole, empty of form, undivided and pure…..just like a woman’s egg prior to menstruation and / or fertilization by sperm.

In the meantime, we have Jesus turning over the money changers table.  And what do many of the Christians fall to their knees over? Donald Trump and preachers that have multi-billion dollar businesses.

Meanwhile, Jesus emphatically states, “It is harder for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”  What a joke that is for a large portion of Christians.  Notice I am not saying “all.”  There are many “for real” Christians.

Who do a large portion of born again Christians vote for? Donald Trump and…

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Christmas and the New Year: Will We Ever Make a Change by Birthing The Christ Within?

Goddess Creating

X-Mas and the New Year are close to each other for a reason. They are about ridding ourselves of conditioning (several years of education and indoctrination) and becoming “virgin”, i.e., whole, empty of form, undivided and pure…..just like a woman’s egg prior to menstruation and / or fertilization by sperm.

In the meantime, we have Jesus turning over the money changers table.  And what do many of the Christians fall to their knees over? Donald Trump and preachers that have multi-billion dollar businesses.

Meanwhile, Jesus emphatically states, “It is harder for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”  What a joke that is for a large portion of Christians.  Notice I am not saying “all.”  There are many “for real” Christians.

Who do a large portion of born again Christians vote for? Donald Trump and money hungry preachers who are living in mansions? Could it be a small, or perhaps medium, or perhaps majority of Christians are falling to their knees for the anti-Christ and thus are him?  I’m not sure of the numbers, but I feel the bite of a nightmarish horror at my neck in this modern day of Trump, and even Hilary.  This also entails the majority of corporations who own and rule OUR government.

“Many shall come in my name,” The Man states in the “Bible.” If I’m correct in how I am interpreting this line, we are living in dangerous times.  The Beloved also states, “it will be harder for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter Heaven.”

For us to heal, and create a sane culture, this mentality of the rich needs to be confronted. If we want Christ, or His brothers, e.g., Buddha and Krishna, and His Mother, Marie, we need to come into our own power, the Christ, the Buddha, etc.  Actually, realizing Marie in yourself is to foster a mindset that is empty of conditioning.

What!?  50 years of education and you say,”dump it!?”

Yes, that’s exactly right.

 

And what does this mean to the reader? Sophia is also the Keres Pueblo (native American) Thinking Woman, the Greek Athena, who is Sophia, as well as Kali and others. God and Goddess are one and exist within you in the totality of your infinity.

Christ, the incarnate Sophia (Wisdom) of this planet, embraces this planet, universe and the powers behind its making. So do you when you awaken. “All Her ways are Peace,” states the “Bible.” Isn’t it time we fostered this awakening?

Back in the 90’s I had a dream in which Sophia appeared in the image of a woman and took me above the Earth. Once there, I felt the unity of the planet. Meanwhile, Sophia held Her arms out embracing the entire planet. I followed suit by mimicking Her embrace. Yes, I was embracing the entire planet.

Isn’t it time we embrace all of life while letting to of those who wish to control and dominate us and our planet?

Let go of politicians like Trump, Hilary etc and empower yourself. Or as Jesus says, “give unto Ceaser what is Ceaser’s (i.e., money, fame, etc) and give unto God your self (i.e., a surrendering to the Intelligence of Nature, the Self or if you choose, the Christ/Buddha/Brahmin/Yahweh/Thinking Woman, etc.)

All religions hold each other in sister and brotherhood. Isn’t this what we need to proclaim in this upcoming 2017 year? A unity in diversity?

That’s also my message in “Sophia’s Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature.” So, I might as well thump my book. Sophia, God’s Wisdom, and how is it that She is not seen as one with God? Fire Wisdom, and look at what’s happening to our planet while also looking at the degrading power structures of the past several centuries. In not realizing our Nature, our Essence or Self (Brahman (the Self), Yahweh (I AM), we loose God/Goddess in the All, including ourselves.

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Empowering Ourselves by Realizing our Inner Wisdom

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Our fate in this modern day world entails being born into a dis-empowered culture. Thus is the curse we have placed on our children and grandchildren. We further dis-empower ourselves by surrendering power onto commercialized television (including news), corporate businesses, politicians, experts, supervisors, the multi-billionaires, and others we deem as authority.

Author-ity.   Who has the right to author your life? Such is a condition of “Top-Down/Pyramid” governance.

Is there such a thing as “Bottom-Up” governance? Could it be more circular than linear? What is true in Nature? Both?

When you were conceived in your mother’s uterus; who actually built your body?

You did!   Thus, a fetus evolves from center to periphery in his mother’s womb. The body knows how to do this, and has been doing so for thousands of years.   This is the essence of “Bottom-Up” governance. Your cells became various organs because that’s what the body needed them to be. The process of development is about intercommunications of cells. Thus, a particular cell may become a participant of the fetus’s liver because that is what is needed for the baby.

The body has a networking intelligence and knows what to do.   It mimics the Internet. (No, on second thought, the Internet mimics it—very inadequately!)  It’s a network. Mystics refer to this overseeing intelligence as the third eye, which is located around the center of our forehead. Yes, at that level of consciousness, we formed ourselves.

What about feedback loops in the body-mind? For example, you intuit something isn’t right as you walk through the woods. Then, you look to your right, and find a curled up copperhead snake warning you not to hurt her.

Nature is intelligent and that intelligence protects us, including the rattlesnake. It’s all about evolution. Snakes began manufacturing poison to (a) defend themselves and (b) foster fear in creatures like humans so they can act with caution when around a snake. Nature is in us and manifests as us, including snakes.

So, what are you meant to be in Nature’s system? What is the “Big Picture” that you are a cell of? This planet?

Don’t think you have no purpose in life. In the simple act of breathing you exhale carbon dioxide, which trees and plants inhale. Meanwhile, trees and plants exhale oxygen, which we breathe in. We all have a function in fostering an evolution of human, animal, and plant life on Earth.

Earth is a living system alongside you and the entire cosmos. I now hear a reader complain, “Look at Saturn, Burl. It’s a wasteland!” To that I answer, “Perhaps the living planet, Saturn, is more alive than we know? Perhaps it’s our perception that causes us to see a “wasteland.”

To foster this idea, I’ve heard that when Europeans landed on the American continent, the Natives did not see the sailing ships that landed in the harbor. Sailing ships were outside their experience and, therefore, outside their apperception.  It wasn’t until the Natives saw the people in their rowboats that they realized human beings were landing.

Can our looking at a dead Saturn be the same kind of story? Maybe, for instance, the transition between wave and particle takes place there on a very different frequency than we are equipped to perceive.

How does that reflect on our destruction of Earth? Perhaps, even, our wasteland of body, mind, and spirit are a mirror to what we are doing to the planet i.e., pollution, constant warfare, and high murder rates? Perhaps, once we name aspects of nature as “resources” and money as “profit” we move outside the wellbeing of our greater body. We may be just projecting ourselves onto Saturn. Is our seeing Saturn as a wasteland one with what we have become?

The positive point is: intelligence, creativity and wisdom are within you alongside Saturn.   These are deeper than your ego’s intelligence. It reflects Nature’s intelligence. Thus a seed that falls off a tree may become another tree, which is fathered by the sun, rain, and air while mothered by the soil.

Is this why we often say, “we are grounded?”   In this statement, are we not reflecting on our psychological “ground” as one with the ground that supports flowers and trees? In the deepest sense: this is more than just metaphor, it is Truth.

And what of God over Nature? My thesis is that Mother Nature and Father God are one. Nature means Essence (e.g., the Nature of Tom is to be humorous).   Meanwhile, the Hebrew name for God, Yahweh, is “I AM.” What is I AM if not our Nature? Who are you? I AM is who you are…plain and simple.

Thus the Bride and Groom of the Bible’s “Revelations” are revealed!   They have never-not been separated except in the human mind inhabited by a philosophy of dualism. We have been looking at the world through blindfolds.

The process and being of the Father Self (Brahmin in Hindu, Yahweh / I AM in Hebrew) and Mother Nature are one. The Self is Nature, our Nature. Pagan and Judea-Christian-Muslim religions are one.   Thus, Genesis 1:27 of the Bible states God created humanity in His image, Male and Female created She them. That means all of us.

This may be easier to grasp when you move away from sexuality and instead look at earthly/cosmic processes, which mirror human sexuality. For example, a seed (a form of a egg) falls from a tree onto the ground.  That seed may become another tree. Or not.   Indeed, some animal may eat the seed and then place it 20 miles away via the process of defecation.   And, then, wa-la, a new tree is born in a different area!

Is this the reason we speak of teaching sexuality to our children and calling it “the facts of life?” That’s exactly what I am saying. Sexuality, in Taoist terms, is the Way, i.e., the cosmic process of Yin (female) and Yang (male).

Intercourse is the Way! Ah, go sunbathing, ladies and gents. Experience the Sun’s rays entering your cells and bringing them to life! Life’s process is intercourse.

The planet is an intelligent and living system of which we are cells. Intercourse is simply the Way. Thus, the Sun shines and sparks a seed into becoming a tree. The Sun’s rays are seminal to the birth of a tree. It’s the same process as human sexuality.

Intelligence and Wisdom are the foundation of Nature. Thus I conceived this article. What is the article’s father? Coming across this site.

This means all of Nature is intelligent and wise, including the nine planets. I know, we look at Saturn or Jupiter and say, “they are dead.”   Not necessarily so, for the planets themselves may be alive. Just like the Earth is. And where would we be without our moon, which creates tides and a 28-day process of tides, which also reflects a woman’s menstrual period. It’s actually a good thing to meditate on such a process.   It leads to an understanding of cosmic and planetary process.   All of us are participants in a planet/satellite/space/ galaxy and universal process. In summary, WE BELONG!

Our Self is our Nature, meaning essence, who is I AM, the Hebrew Yahweh! Mom and Dad are one.

What of life in the cosmos? My thesis is that we don’t see life on Jupiter because our eyes are not able to focus on the wavelengths of the various life forms on the planet.

Perhaps it is because of our mindsets that we don’t perceive life and a deep wisdom in the Cosmos or Nature?   In ancient Christian terms, this wisdom was called Sophia Episteme, meaning Wisdom and Understanding. Understanding speaks to intelligence. And, more importantly, it speaks to compassion. Compassion, Intelligence, Wisdom and Understanding are all one.

So, when do we as a species realize this?   Could such knowledge reduce warfare and argument over whose religion is right and whose is wrong? Could it also mean the end to the absurd notion of the “Battle of the Sexes?”

Could this also be referring to the idea that Jesus spoke, “judge not lest ye be judged?”

How judgmental are we? How many wars have you seen in your lifetime? Do we not judge our enemies as being “bad?” Could this be what Freud referred to as projection, i.e., the projection of our own thoughts that we don’t like onto another?

Does it have to be this way? What can we do to change it?

Now that this article is ending, introspect and ask, what is now stewing within me based on what I’ve read? Go deep. Question yourself. Question me.

What do your instincts tell you?