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After reading his Blog’s “About” section by Old Chinaman*, I wrote him a Comment, as follows:

“One of my last mystic experiences after 15 years of them every year was of observing the human ‘me’s’ back as it stood unperturbed at the edge of a profound nothingness. All was well.

“From the traditions you quote I wonder if this observer was ‘my’ real identity revealed after casting off its human chrysalis? I don’t know if that’s idle conjecture or more enlightenment.”

Old Chinaman replied:

“I’ve been following your blog for a while now and waited for an opportunity to share some notes so to speak.

“The main thing that intrigued me is why did you have to experience your MER so many times, every year from when you were 15 till 35?

“Going through your blog site, I’ve got the impression that you are still facing a similar dilemma as I had many years ago, namely how to reconcile our mystical heart and our critical mind. On your blog home page, you wrote: “This is a BLOG for Seekers and those who have had the mystical experience of Reality (MER) and are humbly, joyfully dedicated to it – bringing their remaining personal humanity to terms with it.”

“… it seems to me that you have reached what Zen Buddhists and non-dualists are trying to achieve with their meditation, the pure awareness of the void/emptiness.

“In The Ultimate Unification Theory, it is symbolized by the second symbol, the Circle with a Centre point – The Source becomes aware of IT-SELF. Yet, you also see your human body, which indicates the question nagging to be answered: “What am I doing here ‘marooned’ in this human body”.

“In the Javanese Mystical Tradition, we believe that we are eternal being inseparable, (be ONE) with The Source/GOD (manunggaling kawula lan gusti) and metaphorically consider our incarnation on this planet as just a short visit for a cup of tea (sangkan paraning dumadi) and we do it many many times through reincarnations.

“When We (Ingsun – the spark of The Source/God) are born, we are dressed with the four elements of this planet. Four represents our physical body (Earth/Solid, Water/Liquids, Air/Gaseous, and Fire/Heat/blood) and three represents our non-physical body (our individual mind, our genetic/ancestral/racial mind and the human/planetary mind or our collective unconsciousness).

“Every time we incarnate, we are wearing those seven elements, and our mission is to refine those elements through our refined thoughts and actions.

“In time, with many incarnations, we are slowly assisting Gaia (planetary consciousness) to evolve. (ngracut busananing manugsa / weaving the human dress/body).

“Best regards,
Bambang / Old China Man”

I replied, (with additional thoughts now added) :

“So far as I know, this is the first analysis of my mystic state. Thank you.

“You seem to have discerned the repetitive theme of my experiences of alienation from the human condition, which I hadn’t paid any attention to..

“I’m now compelled to distinguish this recurring theme as fundamental to those experiences. It seems from what you say that other cultures have already noted this condition as part of the mystic way. This is a welcome serendipity I shall address with interest.

“You also reported the question, “how to reconcile our mystical heart and our critical mind.”

“To me, mind is at the heart of humanity’s problems. It is an impenetrable impediment to reconciliation with Reality. In some traditions it is considered as the heart of all evil. In my experiences however the experience of Reality limits the negative effects of mind,

“You also suggest our mission is to refine elements of being human through our thoughts and actions.

“That is not my experience! Human thoughts and actions are of no consequence to Reality in Its vastly infinite scheme of things. Any ‘progress’ towards human destiny is in being successfully rid of all humaness to merge more fully into spiritual Reality, in my spiritual understanding.

“You particularly asked ‘why did you have to experience your MER so many times, every year from when you were 15 till 35?’

“I have no idea. Perhaps I needed the repetition? The experiences became much more profound, focused, with time …

“I’ve also come to realise the acquisition of infinite awareness and knowledge that Reality brings into creating mystics is continuously at work in mystics’ lives after their awakening. I have experienced much greater understanding and knowledge.

“I also realise now while the actual fundamentals of the experience of Reality are the same in all true mystics the individual lifelong outcomes are not.

“As a result, I have had the thought/intuition that the simple existence of mystics is to influence humans throughout their evolutionary destiny into spirit, not to meddle in the changing world of human affairs, none of which are permanent and will disappear eventually anyway.”

*After High School Old Chinaman attended university in Germany where he attained a degree in electrical engineering. He reports personal mystical experiences. Later, he presented his paper, “The Ultimate Unification Theory” (The unification of Science and Mysticism) at The Fifth International Conference on THINKING at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.

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RULES AND LAWS AND MYSTICS!

There are worldly laws and rules, human moralities and ethics, conscience etc., (and of course, the laws of matter that exercise the curiosity of scientists and scholars so much).

But Reality is everything. It needs no such structures as laws or rules to define or support It. Mystics experience That Reality and become That.

So mystics avoid confrontation with what are to them inconsequential human laws and perceptions. This avoidance is autonomous in mystics as it is in gnats in rain dodging raindrops.

Human laws and rules play little part in the development of a true mystic’s non-human consciousness in Reality so far as I can see … so much so, most mystics are subconsciously accepted as harmlessly legal, decent and honest.

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MORE ON CONSCIOUSNESS

Film maker David Lynch is a Transcendental Meditator. In his lecture on consciousness* he claims the phenomena has many (human) names, ie:

The Kingdom of Heaven, (by Christians); The Absolute; The Totality; “The fundamental pulse of consciousness”, (Lynch); “the familiar but it’s you”, (Lynch); the “unified field”, (modern physics); “everything unending”, (Lynch).

He claims even matter emerges from this field, and says enlightenment into consciousness is our fulfillment.

From my many experiences of what I call “the mystical experience of Reality”, (MER), I’d say enlightenment into consciousness, ie: MER, is only the beginning of fulfillment and that fulfillment does not end in being stuck in something as relatively unimportant as being human.

Other descriptions** I’ve come across include: Brahman; Atman; Gaia; Allah; God; Holy Spirit; Eternal Truth; Divine Consciousness; Supreme Universal Spirit; Eternal and Unchanging; Eternally Constant; Great Mystery: Anima; Universal Soul; Divine Mystery; Evolutionary Spirit/Union.

All of these do echo my experiences to some degree. But so far, I have not come across any historical or modern experiences of MER that conclude as I have that as humans we die to become spirit, to become completely fulfilled in Ultimate Reality, ie: consciousness.

Nothing human lasts.

All Is Well.

*David Lynch. https://youtu.be/m-RnlwICTQg

**Transcendental Meditation is a form of silent, mantra meditation advocated by the Transcendental Meditation movement. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi created the technique in India in the mid-1950s. Wikipedia

***https://www.universespirit.org/god-names-master-list-of-names-for-god-from-worlds-religions

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NO COMFORT IN GOD?

An author friend protested when I wrote I found no ‘God’ or gods in my MERs (mystical experiences of Reality).

He asserted God (the Christian ‘God’ in his case) gives people comfort.

No it doesn’t. The comfort humans seek is a remedy for the consequences of their mythomanic expectations – (“excessive or abnormal propensity for lying and exaggerating“, (Google).

The “lying and exaggerating” is about a concept of a ‘God’ for which there is no evidence or experience.

Seeking comfort in such an artificial construct is a purely human, non spiritual mental activity, that might at best only self hypnotise people into ego satisfying distortions of the consequences of the human behaviour that brought on their need for comfort in the first place, ie: lust, anger, greed, attachments, ignorance of self, and ego.

The word comfort is unnecessary in the greater spiritual Reality in which all things known and unknown exist.

This is not to say there is no comfort to be had from this superior Reality.  There is immense human comfort in actually experiencing It. But that comfort is merely a mental human reaction after the fact of this transcendent experience which is all the real, lasting comfort humans can ever attain.

Reality’s existence gives us all we need to survive and thrive. Its involvement is constant whether we believe in it or not.

(“Letting go” is an often heard expression among Seekers in various stages of their spiritual paths. Is this where true comfort lies while still in our temporary human states?).

In the meantime, the common human concept of religious comfort is a dead end.

All Is Well.

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IS THIS WHAT HUMANITY IS ALL ABOUT?

This blog is a first hand account of a modern mystic’s personal lifetime development that resulted from multiple, spontaneous, yearly experiences of Ultimate Reality.

After four years of writing the blog, my conclusions about this phenomena were summarised in the blog and on the back cover and page 402 of the Amazon five star book, Mystical Experiences Of Reality that I wrote.

Now I think that summary might be usefully repeated here for new readers. However, before that I would like to give my answer to the question, ‘Were my mystical experiences of Reality real or merely a product of my mind or brain?’

The experiences were more emphatically real than anything I have ever experienced before and after they started and continued every year from the age of about 15 until my late thirties.

My intuition is that my brain was not the creator but the conduit for these experiences and the lifetime development they brought.

As for my mind, it never played a part. It wasn’t and still isn’t in the same league as the Reality I experienced, all of which was completely outside anything I have experienced since. This mystical experience of Reality is a phenomena traceable back 12,000 years.

Here are my conclusions again:

There is an Ultimate Reality over all existence, over everything known and unknown.

Humans exist as part of it.

Nothing exists outside it, including humans.

It is not biological.

It is outside general current human experience.

It only manifests to individuals, for reasons yet unknown.

It is not created or influenced by humans.

Humans have no control of it whatsoever.

Nothing human affects that Ultimate Reality.

With human individuals it is benign, accepting, nurturing, giving an ineffable joy.

It is indifferent to human constructs such as family, culture, country or creed, or any social organisation.

Humans could be absorbing into this Ultimate Reality, eventually making these temporary human bodies and minds extinct for something ethereal.

Is this what human beings are all about?

All Is Well.

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CAN YOU CHOOSE TO BE SPIRITUAL?

I thought you might like to read this post I wrote for another now abandoned blog provider in 2015. Now it still seems to me to be a concise summary of my mystical experiences of Reality (MER) as expressed in various contexts throughout this blog and my life ever since:

The spiritual life is a calling. You cannot decide you will have a spiritual life because you think it’s probably a good idea, because you want to be a better human being, or because you’re curious.

Though certainly you will become a better human being – automatically, axiomatically, if you have in fact through no fault or goodness or even qualifications as yet unknown to mankind, become a Seeker.

Not to worry, if you’ve not got to that stage. There are no failures, no one is left behind. You are as precious as the first even though you may think you are the last. In fact there are no first or lasts. All is well, and in good order.

The true Seeker however will eventually know that what he or she thought they sought, seeks them.

The whole idea was put in your mind. It was not your idea. If you are a Seeker, you are ready whether you know it or like it or not. You are accepted, much loved, much nurtured, and protected on levels of understanding no man or woman can transfer to you, but which will be revealed to you personally. You are being readied. All is well; then, now and for ever.

Note: There are citations for all these assertions. You’re very welcome to present them. But I thought you would prefer to hear my personal experience at this early stage, not just acquired, secondhand, regurgitated references anyone can access.

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WHY MYSTICS ‘FAIL’?

A correspondent reacted to me sending him a copy of an excellent video by a well known ‘guru’ on the necessity for Solitude and going into the Silence, by saying:

“Gotcha … Quite the celeb. And a character.”

I replied:

“Yes, he is. But he scatters his spiritual seed in the hope there is some significant harvest despite the known 80% wastage.

“My approach is only to address those who have been invited into Reality and understand what I’m saying, like Seekers, who are compelled by their undeniable Calling, and Mystics who are already enlightened even if only somewhat.

“********’s, approach is traditional, like the mission of Jesus of the Christian bible, which failed.

Human spiritual history is scattered with mystics’ failed missions to the world, mystic sharers who the world forgot or ignored. Who’s ever heard of Molinos, Guyon, or Vasishta?

It seems from the human point of view that Reality never gives up. But how can it? We are Reality too. Reality will always out.

Mystics might fail but Reality doesn’t. Reality is, and we are that forever.

All Is Well.

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WHERE DO MUSIC, LOVE, BEAUTY AND EMOTION FIT IN WITH MYSTICISM?

They don’t! Mystics with very developed experiences of mysticism regard music, love, beauty. art and emotion as human experiences, distractions that die with humans.

In mystics they evaporate as the mystic evolves.

For this reason you often hear the description of Seekers and Mystics as people who are, “in the world but not of it.”

Human love for instance is made up of lust, anger, greed, perennially actual or mythomanic attachments, and of course ego, the last to go …

But the love experienced in MER, (Mystical Experience of Reality), is primarily complete oneness of existence in all things as all things are one in you.

The result is a powerful joy beyond anything as singular as mere human love. Human love is motivated essentially by selfishness, ego, self satisfaction.

Music appeals to ordinary humans on different levels. Mainly emotional, on escapism as exemplified in pop music for instance, particularly in rock and roll, or classical music like Bach that stirs more biologically refined, deep, personal, existential, visceral feelings.

Art rearranges the make up of our currrent human perception, our chemistry and physics too, but is just self pleasure.

Art takes us nowhere spiritually. It’s not permanent because as its name implies, it’s not real, it’s just artifice, artificial, a copy, idea or indulgence expressed in human opinion.

Beauty can be described as the same non lasting self serving state too. Beauty is another visceral womb that can become equally distractive in the call of Reality to Seekers.

Emotion can become a human addiction too. It can overcome the fundamental  evolutionary human need for logic, reason and pragmatism, with much else needed to preserve balance in personal and community life.

All these attributes are merely human cauldrons of impermanent, boiling ingredients of development at a very basic level.

You can see why some spiritual paths warn their pupils of these wasteful, distractive powers and suggest going into the Silence as a means of defeating them.

It’s interesting to note that the wisdom schools (and replicas of them like the original, pure Quakerism, Taoism, Buddhism, for examples), don’t or didn’t go in for any of the above clutter in their practices.

For all these reasons it can be seen why monks and wisdom schools separated 80 per cent of the population from themselves, why they only invited truly called Seekers and Mystics into their sanctuaries.

The sanctuaries that didn’t use this discipline are either a spiritual irrelevancy nowadays, or extinct.

This doesn’t seem to be a problem though. My experiences reveal the call to Reality is only for individuals who are, in ways yet unknown to us, called to a permanent Reality even in these early, primitive days of human evolution.

All Is Well. Reality is in charge.

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DO MYSTICS STILL NEED PERSONAL MORALITY AND ETHICS?

Absolutely!

Mystics are still human, even though Marsha Sinetar suggested in her best selling book, Ordinary People as Mystics and Monks, as did Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke in his best seller, Cosmic Consciousness, that mystics could be a separate species!

So, while most mystics remain invisible to most humans, they still have to live and earn their keep among humans.

I am more inclined to the words of a spiritual Master I knew. He always told his pupils they must remember that though they were, or were becoming, spiritual beings, they still had to maintain their human body and mind and live among humans at this stage – “in the world but not of it.”

This requires mystics’ habitual practices must be legal, decent and honest, avoiding contention, maintaining a balance between Reality and living with at least ninety percent of humans who probably have no idea of Reality or Its benign power over them …

A fortunate trait of mysticism for mystics however is their lives are not attractive to most humans so they can practice quietness and solitariness without being too laden with human expectations.

I was kindly warned when initiated into a Sufi wisdom school that my reading habits, choice of friends, conversations, earning a living, aversion to parties, large gatherings and religions, even choice of solo sports or exercise, would become more insistent as I was drawn into the life of what I came to realise was that of a “secular monk”.

Mystics also tend to avoid theatre, cinema, publications of fiction, dramas that rely on violence, violation, tension and suspense.

So mystics are not gregarious!

(My fellow senior initiate did not know our Master was the only one I had told of my continual experiences of mystical Reality (MER) so did not know I was already aware of these changes in me).

However this mystic way of human avoidance can be aggravatingly distracting to a mystic as it has to take into account the ever changing, sometimes faddish, mostly primitive or mythological, ego driven human moralities and ethics of their times, even though these human attributes don’t exist after death anyway.

So left to themselves, mystics wouldn’t need human morality or ethics. They are axiomatically, automatically, good people.

Fortunately, in a growing part of the human world today, this effort by mystics to hide themselves is not the life threatening necessity it once was and still is in some parts of the world.

All Is Well. Reality Rules.

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MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE IS NOT HUMAN MIND STUFF!

“The subconscious mind motivates almost all actions, behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and the choices that you think you are making in your lives — it is the key to transformation.” Richard Haight, richardhaight.net

Is Richard suggesting it’s the subconscious mind that produces what I call the mystical experience of Reality (MER), that people can transform themselves into being better human beings?

The existence of an independent ‘sub conscious’ mind is an unproven human suggestion.

All we can be sure of is that the brain works on an as yet not fully understood practical complex of hydraulic, hydrodynamic, electric, synaptic and chemical levels. But little else can be assumed with any certainty. All we understand about the brain is that it services and maintains the body’s functions. So far as we know, that’s it; nothing spiritual available for human manipulation that has yet been discerned about the brain.

I certainly never got the impression I had anything I could do about my MERs. I was helpless and incredibly joyous about them; humbly so. They were completely spontaneous and inexplicable. So much so I have a strong instinct the stewardship of existence has deliberately excluded any interference by our comparatively new human race. MER is caught, not taught. Reality Rules.

As my multiple experiences of MER attested, these experiences are not meant to ‘improve’ humans but to aid the process of advancing us beyond mere human existence.

All Is Well.

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REALITY’S TEACHING – Part 2.

NO TEACHINGS, NO RECOMMENDATIONS?

Question: This blog is unique in many ways but one thing which stands out is its lack of your teaching on how to reach spiritual goals.

Everyone else teaches and recommends courses and so on, as you’ve touched on adversely in a previous blog. So is the absence of a teaching from you on purpose or accident?

Answer: On purpose. My experiences of Reality did not call for me to teach. My experiences did not come from teachings. They were unexpected, unsought, unprepared for, spontaneous.

In fact, mentally I didn’t feel qualified to have them. Once, I thought the particular experience I was having must have been meant for someone else.

I didn’t even tell anyone about them. I would have resisted any suggestion of sharing or teaching them.

I didn’t practice spiritual exercises before my experiences, nor was I called upon to any spiritual exercises afterwards.

So there are no practices I can recommend from first hand experience. So far as I’m concerned mystical experiences of Reality (MER) are caught not taught.

For these reasons I won’t recommend teachers, or courses that offer enlightenment.

However, I did eventually experiment with various meditational techniques from books and different ‘gurus’.

They helped mentally and perhaps physically. I got some helpful directions to consider.

But none of them added to my mystical experiences of Realty, (MER). Their main value was to recognise my experiences and show me I am a mystic.

Q: But you were initiated into what you’ve called, ‘a spiritual wisdom’ school.

A:  Yes, but by then my annual revelations had already happened to me.

Q:  So what did that particular school teach you?

A: It showed me I was not alone in my experiences. I was astonished to find my experiences have been known to mankind far longer into antiquity than any religions, God or gods or political constructs and philosophies of existence.

That school helped me to my spiritual feet, so to speak. identified my spiritual identity. They knew about my spontaneity but also had tradional secrets, techniques, including in meditation, on how to avoid the effects of the mind and how to deal with mischievous meditational phenomena for instance. The school tried to help initiates achieve spiritual revelation, none of which affected my experiences.

The other reason I don’t share or teach is I know from my mystical experiences that Reality is only relevant to individuals, those who are genuinely called, Seekers.

Those who are merely curious or persist in wanting to be better humans will find no solace here, as I warn in the opening pages of the Blog.

As each human individual is different, so even genuinely driven Seekers need different answers, different methods of communicating at different times to meet their unique, shifting, maturing spiritual condition.

There have been and still are traditional gurus you’ve never heard of who were or are skilled in using this person-to-person technique in bringing their qualified pupils into greater spiritual understanding.

“Even so”, Aloysius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, said in effect, “the mystical experience is the better way.”

Even this “hunger and thirst” of the Seeker, as the Christian bible calls it, will never fully achieve revelation unless Reality bestows it. You can’t earn the experience, so far as my experiences are concerned by books or teachers before your enlightenment. Afterwards there’s not much need anyway. And Reality might block you then anyway.

All Is Well.

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REALITY’S TEACHING – Part 1.

Question: You seem reluctant to recommend books or courses on mysticism.

But each personal experience is different. it is tailor made for each individual’s stage of development.

Answer: Yes. In my own experience, each human experience of anything is the only beginning of all knowledge.

Consequently, as a mystic, my reading and listening, my learning style, delivers my needs at the time, when I’m ready. My way and my time are never going to be your way or time.

No one else’s way and time are ever going to be exactly appropriate to you or other people all the time, either.

A spiritual teacher was asked why he sometimes gave different answers to different pupils.

The teacher explained what all mystics have experienced: “Each individual’s ability to fully apprehend Reality is unique, and different to different personal circumstances and attributes.”

So my ways are not your ways, and yours are not mine. Similarly, Reality’s ways are not our ways and our ways are not Reality’s …

If your calling to Reality is true you’ll always find what your real present needs are. Clue 1: they’re not worldy!. Clue 2: they don’t always give the answers you’d expect. Clue 3: they definitely change as you change. Clue 4: they’re fundamental, simple. Clue 5: they free you to be the real you, without baggage!

In my experience, if you are really called, not caught in books, courses or ideologies, you will be gifted with two more abilities to help you on your Way: the ability to listen to the exclusion of everything else, and discernment.

(Beware – Reality can also be insistent to ward you off what you don’t need! Ignore such warnings at your peril. Wanting is no part of spiritual development).

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MYSTICISM LEADS TO APATHY?

QUESTION:  If, as you infer throughout your blog and book, Reality rules, do you mean to say we’re puppets without free will?

ANSWER: We only have free will within the limits of our present humaness, just as beetles, for instance, have all the freewill they can handle within their beetleness. It’s the same in all existence – in matter, spirit, nature – throughout creation. That’s my understanding. (‘A place for everything and everything in its place’?).

According to mystic experience, the above describes the human state in its evolutionary development into Ultimate Reality, whether we know it or not, like it or not. 

Q:  So you mystics, are not concerned with freewill, then; self improvement? 

A:   What could be described as Reality’s definition of ‘self improvement’ is very different to any merely human version.

As has been said, Reality’s ways are not our ways and our ways are not Reality’s.

Q:   So human effort is useless? If that’s the case why don’t we slip into apathy, leave it to Reality, not care about anything?

A:   Because Reality rules otherwise.

Q:   Oh yes?!  So what is this so called ‘otherwise’ your Reality ‘rules’?

A:  It’s the simple realisation persisting throughout mystic experience that our ultimate existence serves some unknown purpose, as illustrated by mystic realisation that we are given all we need to exist. So what else should we want? Why would we interfere and interrupt our progress in Reality?

However indiscernible to some, progress in Reality is ineradicable and in Reality’s time, not our time. Our being true to our real selves fills this purpose.

This profoundly fundamental existential lesson teaches that apathy is yet another word for a merely human experience that has no meaning in Reality. Accordingly, apathy has no relevance to mystics, who have experienced Reality.

Consequently, Mystics, Seekers, the wise and the thoughtful, find themselves recognising their full potential and destiny in living with a core of simple contentment; (as much as their efforts allow them in their times).

Mystics become uncluttered by the ultimately extinct ever-changing mentality, ideas and distractions of the short lived human condition of their times.

Q:  What do you mean, ‘short lived human condition’?

A:   If my mystical experiences of Reality are anything to go by, humans are at a very primitive, early stage of evolution.

Humans are on their way to extinction into their full meaning in Reality. According to scientists we only have a shelf life of 120 years in a cosmos billions of years old.

(Are mystics, seekers, the wise and the thoughtful, survivors of the human race’s final evolution? Burke and Sinetar suggested this in their books when they wondered if mystics, for instance, might be a different species).

Q: So mysticism leads to what psychiatry calls alienation?

A: What is psychiatry’s definition?

Q: According to Google, it is:

“… a state of depersonalization or loss of identity in which the self seems unreal, thought to be caused by difficulties in relating to society and the resulting prolonged inhibition of emotion.”

A: Absolutely right about ‘difficulties in relating to society’! Tell me about it! But the psychiatrists are wrong. It’s society that causes apathy. Apathy is a product of spiritual ignorance. Eighty percent of the population is prone to it, among other human weaknesses.

Narcissistic, hubristic human emotion such as ‘apathy’ are irrelevant in Reality where all humanity is finally extinguished in the knowing, infinite belonging and joy of Reality in which we live, breath and have our temporary human existence.

Personally, I would describe my own “difficulties in relating to society” not as apathy but as a feeling of being marooned here, as expressed in my poem, MAROONED* (below) that I posted in the blog some time ago.

I don’t know what I did to deserve my maroonment but I’m coping. Solitude helps … (Laughs loudly).

(Shakes his head). I sometimes wonder if earth is a cosmic penitentiary we inmates have to endure until we get it right … (Laughs longer).

All Is Well. Reality rules.

Here’s the poem:

*MAROONED

Divinity’s insouciant servants of the Light

Fly beneath my fears, over my plight,

Indifferent to my day as to my night.

Marooned in the humanity of my time,

Tired by glimpses of the divine,

Save me soon, make me thine.

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“ALL IS WELL”? Part 2*

QUESTION: When you see the state of the world how can you say All Is Well as you do?

ANSWER: That ‘All Is Well’ message was given to me aurally in one of my mystic experiences of Reality, (MER).  It was my only aural experience in all my MERs. It was a powerful, life changing experience.

So the message, All Is Well, shares its full meaning when each of the words are taken separately into our meditation or contemplation as well as together.

When I use the phrase I am passing it on for those ready for it.

Secondly, my MERs taught me “the state of the world” is not a primary interest of Reality. We have been given all we need for Reality’s purpose. The rest is just human “mind stuff” – it’s all abandoned at death anyway. 

The state of the world is powerless against the destiny Reality has for the whole of all existence, whether far away and near, known and unknown, including the world’s present configuration and contents, even humans.

The process of Reality has been likened to a mill grinding slowly but surely to produce Itself. (Bearing in mind Reality’s time is not our time).

The metaphor of milling is a profound, seminal meditation for those ready to be drawn into it.

MER experience reveals that the milling metaphor is an existential discovery, an acceptance of ourselves in Reality, and Reality as being latently in us.  

For mystics, the metaphor of a mill is the definition of all existence, the answer to the perennial human question, ‘What’s it all about?’.  

* The subject of ‘All Is Well’ was first posted several years ago. Read more

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IS REALITY GOD?

QUESTION: Is Reality God?

ANSWER: A definite NO! ‘God’ is largely man made in man’s image. Reality isn’t.

But, yes, in human terms bits of Reality have been called all kinds of ‘God’ or ‘gods’, and other names and attributes by humans for billions of years in every culture. The name has been abused and used, to kill and ill-treat millions.

But those humans of all times and cultures who were given as much of the experience of Reality as they could bear at the time – the mystics – were for some reason yet unknown shown more of the nature of Reality’s existence than eighty percent of their population at the time, (assuming the Pareto* principle applies here).

Unfortunately many of those mystics translated the revelation into spiritually shallow, human terms. This lead to emotional, spirituallly empty, merely morally and ethically driven religions that have little immediately evident divine content whatsoever.

But my understanding is that despite these human distortions Reality is the same but ever changing and unchanging.

Reality remains the beginning and end of all things. The Jesus of the Christian bible seems to suggest as much when he talks of being part of the alpha and omega of ‘God’.

All that has changed in human understanding historically is the extra extent Reality has revealed Itself from time to time to individuals, (note: not to religions or ideologies!).

For instance, one of the aspects of the ‘God’ of the Christian bible is what a vicious, warlike, tribal, revenge-seeking, manipulative, political, all mighty earthly power ‘God’ is. I can testify otherwise from personal experience.

The negative qualities described above were obviously human. Like all such human straying from Reality such delusions have been falling under the weight of their own irrelevance ever since.

But I, and presumably all mystics from my reading of latest human history, know Reality is us, and we are Reality. Perhaps this is why the ancients mistakenly described what they knew of Reality as having human form.

In fact, Reality isn’t even biological, if my experiences are anything to go by. (Neither are we biological eventually).

Therefore while Reality is certainly all powerful, It is also fundamentally caring, benign, guarding, guiding, advising, rescuing, forgiving, profoundly joyful, powered by acceptance of all things everywhere at all times – what humans who have experienced Reality partially call, inadequately, love. Reality’s love is ineffable, indescribable, reducing all who experience it into Itself, in utterly humble gratitude and submission. No one who has had any experience of Reality is ever the same again.

And by some way strange to human ways, Reality is only interested in individual growth, ie: you. Reality has named you, Reality claims you as Itself … Spiritual gregariousness, (one size fits all), is an oxymoron, nothing to do with Reality, and always fails.

We know now, if the ongoing mystic experience is to be believed, that Reality’s love is acceptance, not like human love which is emotional, lustful, angry, greedy, attached to the exclusion of one thing or the other, and ego driven. None of these merely human ‘attributes’ exist in Reality.

So to answer the question, is Reality God? I’ll repeat my first answer with another definite NO! ‘God’ is largely man made in man’s image. Reality isn’t.

All Is Well.

* “The Pareto principle states that for many outcomes, roughly 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes.” Wikipedia.

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