Thursday, 25 November 2010

What's Love Got to Do With It?

The article linked above looks at violent abuse of wives - by their husbands.
In which the minds of the women tend to denial and justification of the an unlove as if it were an expression of love. How can my heart not go out to those in confusion who suffer hurting and being hurt? But it reaches out in willingness for life. In this call, I learn a better way.

The basis of loving relationships is an integrity or wholeness of being, but our society and education rarely uncovers such to ourselves - and if anything - tends to a subtle reinforcement of self-lack, inadequacy and powerlessness - and a consequent drive to an imaginitive reparation in terms of a private ego.; to become in some way respected, powerful, significant, validated.

From such a distorted sense of oneself, hurt, shame and hatred arise, and the mind in such pain seeks to offset or mitigate its dis-ease upon scapegoats; the use of others as supporting roles in anunrecognized and therefore unhealed insanity.

The nature of the mind is that what it extends or expresses, it validates to itself - and when it finds a mutual agreement with other minds it trades such a sense of validation as if it were real. Yet using others to get a private sense of self-validation is not love and no real realationship is present.

Awakening to our essential integrity is not about winning justice and validating our victimhood, but is opening to a deep honesty of being in which we no longer impose our story upon events and demand life support our story - but we see our story and we feel our feelings without shame or judgement - so as to let ourselves into the presence of 'being': - the silence of willingness to listen and learn anew for direction and the unwillingness to act out from, nurture, protect or grow - the life undermining scripts that never bring fulfillment or joy but always poison or deny us.

The fears in our hearts are fundamental - not to our being - but to our sense of ourselves in the world. So much so, that our sense of the world is a shifting insecurity, weak, undependable, hostile. We forget that what we give out is what we share - and we see enemies everywhere.

Love says “No!” from an awakened faith in wholeness. The way in which that is expressed will find its appropriate expression - but the what of it is an integrity of being that truly serves the whole world - and establishes conditions of restraint, unavaillability and true education.

A true education is healing or wholing - and yet it is the demonstration of such integrity that teaches - and not the ideas alone.

The mind that acts as if outside the heart is lawlessness. If it is put out on others it cannot be recognised - for there is a false love in seeing the wrongdoer and feeling right that deceives us. Still the mind and listen in the true heart . Such an Intimacy of Being is With us all. Yet the abuse and violence in our world out-pictures a scenario within our minds in which we hold to a willfulness of thought and intent that cuts off, denies and distorts our own heart .

This is not a call to be sinful - but a call for immediate healing. Do not love the voice that tells you that you are unworthy of love’s presence.

Give it your disregard.

Attend to the living.

Share life.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

The disintegration of the (Anglican) Church

The desire to be right usurps the desire to let truth reveal itself.

In all things - we may listen in the stillness within - where the movement of Spirit is known. And then - remain listening - so as to be guided in the expression of that communion.

To focus upon the wrong in our brother or sister is simply a device of distraction - and self deception.
The human mind has become associated with distraction - and deception. It uses selected truths to support its purposes but has no heartfelt connectedness - nor recognises love as truly lovely.

It is appropriate that structures disintegrate when they no longer serve the life that inspired them. Not so that man can make new structures or become clever at creating structures that do not, in fact, serve. But so that we waken from a sleepwalking dream to an ever present Reality - that is not of our making or interpretation - yet Is both guide and inspiration to all our thought and endeavour.

Jesus example was appropriate to those he met and lived with - and the times he lived in. But it was an exemplary willingness to manifest the discerned Will of the Spirit of awakened love. he was willing to engage in loving with all kinds of people because he was firstly his Father's son. Don't deify Jesus and render your being ‘unholy’ by your own judgement - but live from the same Spirit and be shown the light in others that you have denied yourself.

In such a touch of shared recognition is the foundation upon which the living Church is built. It is utterly not of this world - yet is the Indwelling Christ that redeems the world. How so? By seeing only as love sees - all that love is.

The only people Jesus gave no time to were hypocrites - whose presentation was a deception - or manipulation. He didn't excommunicate or damn them - but let them not ensnare his mind - his time and his care.

For those who discern meaning beyond forms - even archaic expressions can serve perfectly. But our times call for a fresh expression of eternal truth - because the old terms have been so misused and rendered meaningless for so many.

I feel that we can rediscover ways to join - to experience a heartfelt communion in life, with each other as ourselves - without the mind that trades and deals in words, definitions, symbols and judgements - as if these were in themselves Truth.

And as if we then self assign ourselves as 'Christ-ian' - or any other identity or role imposed upon our true being to mask a mind unloving.

Darwin shows us the evidence: One life! But such mechanism as is seen - even with extended senses, is seen by looking mechanically. The Spirit of God is One. Let Life show Its Own, how to see without judgement of good and evil.

Then the true shall rise as the false falls away.

Humanly, it will all feel rather messy and unsettling to open to a greater love than self serving ends amidst the conflicts and deceptions that have seemed to justify our withholding until now. But true poverty is a heart that has forgotten to give. Not - I add - to give 'things' - but to give itself. This might have things attached - but can not have strings attached.

To share in the willingness for and the presence of ... love - is our most fundamental nature - regardless of the coverings of sin that suggest we are loveless. Regardless of any kind of religious or scientific theory that explains and justifies our lovelessness as our reality.

in Love's blessing

The face of politics?

Puppet regimes may be given a certain amount of leeway - as long as in every important respect they act according to their master's mandate.

Politicians do not exist or act in a vacuum - but attract and express support for the interests that they serve. The clever way to enslave people is to do so with the belief that they are free - and to hook them into dependance and indebtedness after asset stripping anything that can be turned into cash.

'Democracy' is no longer an appeal to reasoned participation and communication - but is more about 'mind-control'. So to put a 'frontman or woman' as the public face is no longer about appealing to reason - for reason is not the friend to wishful thinking.

Exceptionalism is a sense of being special, different and superior to others. It can arise from an inspirational source - but it blocks further inspiration and works against genuine communication and cooperation.

Opinions are fluff. Yet the world can 'trade' in fluff and assume postures of meaningful gravitas.

For my part, I feel the American Dream is over. Past it sell by date. hanging onto it is a way to become increasingly dissociated. The Western dream is over. The ideas that formed it are no longer currency.

What arises when the old order crumbles? Well that depends on the willingness to find out - and on active faith in Life beyond our human folly. The old thinking doesn't find or hold the new wine.

It merely polarises into a set that excludes any real enquiry or communication. Because it expresses a fear of and unwillingness to ... change.

The times they have a changed - but what grows here in this new mind we've uncovered - that really works/ Not 'works to keep the facades up a bit longer' - but really works.
It all comes down the the underlying purpose that we hold dear.
'self interest' runs amok and undermines everything - when taken out of its living context.
Perhaps we will rediscover that context out of dire necessity.