A MEDITATION INTO THE ALPHA AND OMEGA*

The energy of the world, of the human spirit, is not compatible with the development of the spirituality of the ultimate reality of the Mystical Experience of Reality (MER).

Any human meditation on this sentence will eventually lead to a renunciation of the energies and manifestations of the human spirit, making way for the in-pouring of the ultimate experience of all existence, known and unknown; without books or instructions, taboos, hope, faith or belief.

Listening, meditation, will eliminate lust, anger, greed, attachments and ego so as to guide, guard and awaken you to what you are not who you are.

What you seek seeks you. It gives everything and asks for nothing.

*Revelation 22:13

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Physics and the Evidence for Non-Material Consciousness

Ruminations

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There is an old story of the net and the fishermen. A net having a weave that lets any object smaller than 10 inches long slip through it. Fishermen cast the net in the lake and harvest fish always ten inches long or longer. The fishermen mistakenly conclude that there are no fish in the lake smaller than 10 inches. Philosophy 101 students easily recognize the fishermen’s mistake. If there were fish in the lake smaller than 10 inches they would slip through the net.

Now imagine that there is some constraint on these fishermen that prevents them from weaving nets any more finely than they have. Is there any other means by which they might acquire evidence of fish smaller than ten inches long? As it happens there is. They can take some of the larger fish, keep them alive in captivity, and mate them. If successful, they would…

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MYSTICISM: Defining Mysticism by Carl McColman

Despite reducing mysticism to the anthropormorphic mythomania of the existence of a God, this is a useful introduction to a subject much more profound than religions in general and Christianity in particular.

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The Value of Sparrows

From The Big Book of Christian Mysticism

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
(Isaiah 55:8)

What, then, is time? I know well enough what it is, provided that
nobody asks me; but if I am asked what it is and try to explain, I am baffled.
(Augustine)

Some people think mysticism means having powerful spiritual experiences, like seeing Heavenly visions, or hearing supernatural voices, or feeling a sense of communion with God, or undergoing profound shifts in consciousness.  Others see it as a spiritual dimension to (and beyond) religion, in which the cultural, ethical, and theological differences between religions are somehow resolved in a trans-verbal state of unity.  Still others dismiss it as the fuzzy, illogical, and irrational element that makes religion and spirituality so distasteful to those who prefer to conduct their lives according to science rather than faith…

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“UNDERSTANDING LETTING GO AND GOING WITH THE FLOW”

What has to happen inside a person before he can let go of attachments that are harming him? The attachment can be physical, such as a house or keepsake; it can be emotional, such as resentment about an incident or fear of an unwanted outcome. Attachments can be needs—the need to understand everything completely, or the need to force things into an order he can manage. Attachments can be relationships or jobs, or even dreams.

By the time we’ve reached midlife, most of us have had to grapple with an attachment that needed detaching. We will go through this many times before we’re done with our journeys. It might help us to reflect on what the process of detachment is for us because each of us has a process that is unique to our personality, history, and situation.

”When I let go of what I am, I become what I…

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“Mysticism”

Mysticism can be defined as the pursuit of communion with (or conscious awareness of) an ultimate reality, divinity, spiritual truth or God through direct experience, intuition or insight, or any practice intended to nurture such an experience or awareness. It usually refers to beliefs and practices which go beyond the liturgical and devotional forms of worship of mainstream faith, often by seeking out inner or esoteric meanings of conventional religious doctrine.

The term “mysticism” originally comes from the classical Greco-Roman mystery cults, in which the “hoi mystikoi” were those who had been initiated into the secret rites and rituals (“ta mystika”). The ancient philosophical traditions of Pythagoras, Plato, and the Neo-Platonists can all be considered mystical in nature, as were Gnosticism and early Christianity and later occult traditions such as Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Rosicrucianism.

Because of its implicit belief in the existence of realities beyond perceptual or intellectual apprehension, which…

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JUNG ON THE QUALITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL

 

“Ultimately everything depends on the quality of the individual, but our fatally shortsighted age things only in terms of large numbers and mass organizations, though one would think that the world had seen more than enough of what a well disciplined mob can do in the hands of a single madman… 

“People go on blithely organizing and believing in the sovereign remedy of mass action, without the least consciousness of the fact that the most powerful organizations in the world can be maintained only by the greatest ruthlessness of their leaders and the cheapest of slogans.”

— Carl G Jung

A Spiritual Interpretation of “The Truman Show”

A Perennial Follower

The other night, I watched with my fiancee an (nowadays) old classic movie, The Truman Show, released in 1998 and starring Jim Carrey at perhaps the peak time of his career in cinema. For those of you who have never seen or heard of it, it centres around a man, Truman Burbank, whose entire life has been recorded on live TV since before the moment of his birth. He lives in the artificially created town of Seahaven, which in reality is situated within a giant dome situated in Los Angeles.

Even though this analysis may be twenty years too late, I’m going to write it anyway! A quick plot summary is forthcoming, so spoilers ahead for those who don’t want anything ruined.

The plot basically follows Truman’s gradual realisation that his entire world is an illusion. As the movie progresses, he finds more and more strange happenings around him…

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SOME FRUITS OF THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE OF REALITY.

My annual multiple experiences of this mystical experience of Reality (M.E.R.) from the age of approximately late 14 to mid 30’s suggested the experience has no physical or human provenance. Beware fake mystics or mere experiencers of human phenomena or ‘miracles’.

The conclusion is that MER cannot be communicated, evangelised or proseletised, as even scientists are discovering, to their frustration.

Modern scientists are calling the gap between science and the mystical experience, the Abyss or Void. (While this suggests science might be a dead end, mystics are suggesting the experience isn’t – it’s far  from dead, it is part of the very essence of the evolutionary process, without any need of phenomena or miracles).

In fact, it seems any human attempt to access the phenomena has been made impossible by a simple firewall with an unbreakable password – that password being the actual experience itself.

So no one can conjure up the experience or bestow it on others. It comes spontaneously. It does not even commonly use language to express itself. Whatever there is to know, experiencers then know. Whoever experiences MER has no need of hope, faith, or belief because they then KNOW the Reality it reveals. There is no understanding of this method of communication known to mankind so far.

My experiences were given in a void of all human senses or attachments. The experience does not use the senses. MER is the existential essence of Reality, the very foundation of all existence. It has no physical characteristics, is indescribable but undeniable; ineffable. It can only be accessed by experiencing it, and it decides who or what can experience it.

No amount of goodness or charity, meditation, scholarly study or intellectual application, no religiosity, hope, faith or belief can qualify anyone to open up the experience to themselves or others, not to individuals, countries, political movements, ideologies, reason, logic or intuition.

As explained elsewhere in this blog, the overwhelming experience is one of complete, inextinguishable personal acceptance by the experiencer of an infinitely vast, totally encompassing benign Reality that has a gentleness nurtured by its unassailable power. It gifts to the experiencer a level and strength of feeling of infinite gratitude, humility and joy generally unknown to human experience.

Not everyone that experiences this mystical experience of Reality is called to tell about it, to become a teacher/guru or master. That includes me! Reality does its own evangelising.

All I can trust myself to tell you from my experiences of this phenomena is there is more to life than being merely human. Reality will come for you when you’re ready. There are no losers. In the meantime, beware fake mystics and teachers who preach being a better human is what it’s all about. Tell that to the dinosaurs and the 99 per cent of all creatures that have become extinct since the world began … Only Reality remains for ever.

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MAKE THIS BLOG INTO A BOOK? “An unescapable passion?”

 

I wrote this plea for help to a wise, experienced, thinking friend:

I’m still having problems with the proposed book on the Blog’s findings.

I’ve come to the conclusion that as the experiences I had were spontaneous, they can’t be evangelised by humans, can’t be passed on.

In my experience there seems to be some nonhuman selection of mystics in play that’s  impregnable to all interference with its intent.

So this is why I “know” I’m not a teacher or Master. There seems to be no need for that, especially as I’m a Contemplative and Quietist*, (through no persuasion of my own on either subject).

I now also know much of the ancient eastern literature supports this position (though it would make no difference to me if it didn’t, owing to the strength of my experiences of M.E.R).

Some modern writings support the notion of gurus but not on any evidence that I know from my own M.E.R.

I also “know” the human race is not the be all and end all of Reality. I see that even some scientists agree about that.

Some Sufi experience also reveals that humans are merely in process along a path of evolution to become pure spirit. Presumably the human race will then become extinct.

So, here’s my dilemma: why write a book about M.E.R? The process seems to be satisfactorily in play – all is well. Why should I interfere even if I could?

May I ask what your mind tells you?

*  Quietism:  A requirement to withdraw from all human effort and practice passive contemplation of Reality.

All the best.

K.

My friend replied:

“Well, you have to want to do it, not feel that you should.

“It has been a dominant part of your psyche for most of your years, so it is understandable that you would seek to express for others your thoughts and experiences.

“A doorway to a book might be the very thing that’s causing this angst: the coming to terms with M.E.R.**

There’s a story there, the tale of how you discovered this essence of your being, the  acceptance — and possible initial rejection — of this phenomenon. Your intellectual travels with it: a metaphorical briefcase into which you were compelled to peek and the slamming shut of the lid, in consternation, fascination and, perhaps, even fear.

“And then, eagerly opening it and breathing in its alien odour. A book which offers insight and dwells as well on the skepticism and wonder expressed by those few to whom you explained what may have been unexplainable.

“And your attempts to articulate its mystery — to yourself, and occasionally to others.

“It’s like a love tale with all the travails and joys that accompany the embrace of an unescapable passion..”

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IS REALITY WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT?

People who are called to think about their existence want to be authentic. It is a pressing thirst and hunger.

There’s a deep instinct to be whatever it is we’re meant to be despite the clutter of expectations coming at us from all levels.

Those not called to think about such things remain what the wise ones to this day call “sleepwalkers”.  They await their turn.

So those who for some reason not yet known to mankind are not sleepwalkers, the perennial question is,

“Are our lives best left to Reality? Is it the daily promptings in our lives of Reality that are meant to keep us focused on authenticity by ridding us of our human irrelevancies and distractions?”

Is it the experience of Reality that gives us the discernment to avoid the repetitive pains of human history –  so that we can develop individually in peace and contentment – eventually shucking off the human experience to become what we really are?

Is the locus of every person’s true identity, their true existence, not after all in sleep walking through life automatically, indiscriminately adopting the world’s values by default?

Is there anything of lasting value to be found in studying humanity after all?

Even scientists are now suggesting science is not able to answer the perennial questions of existence. Professor Michio Kaku suggests humanity is only at a level of “Type ‘O’  civilisation”. (See hundreds of “Closer to Truth” probing video interviews with leading scholars, academics, scientists, philosophers and psychologists).

So, is humanity merely a carrier? Are humans just transients, passing through, evolving? Is this what mystics experience? Is Spirit winning over Matter?

Is only Reality forever, always true, totally dependent, steadfast? Is anything else as awake, as authentic? Is Reality what it’s all about?

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INDIA AND SPIRITUAL REALITY – “Only Reality is constant, real and lasting.”

I didn’t answer your other questions so now here are my belated answers:

Q:  The author states that the spiritual lethargy and poverty of India reflects centuries of meditation.The yogi goes inward to still the mind and his goal is to attain bliss and joy and become one with GOD, unaware that union with God is not possible.

A:  The whole point of existence and meditation is personal realisation of oneness with Reality. This leads to surrender and spiritual discrimination, a different attitude to poverty versus material “richness”, for instance

So far as the assertion that union with “God” is not possible is concerned, I have experienced Reality many times and know Reality is far bigger than “God” or gods or human ambitions and goals and that union with it is all life is about.

Despite what we generally see, hear and feel as humans, not all here is what it seems. Reality is winning. All is well.

By the way, the aforementioned fruits of oneness like bliss and joy are just two of many gifts of the Experience. They’re spiritual gifts, not ephemeral worldly objects of human want.

Q:  Then the author continues: It is within the destiny of Soul however, to become a Co-worker with God and enter into the true realm of heaven.

A:  No.

Is this pure, mistaken human ego and ignorance? There is no evidence, experiential or experimental, for such an assertion.

Reality doesn’t need humans. It draws us to Itself. It can’t be commanded, invoked, evangelised or proselytised, in my experience. It is caught, not taught or thought.

Q:  Do you think there is any truth to his belief that the present state of India has been effected by meditation versus contemplation?

A:  The author’s declaration of the “present state of India” sounds as if the author is referring to India’s worldy, non spiritual, contemporary state we know from the news. The wordly state has nothing to do with spirituality.

Individual Indians however are in evolutionary spiritual transition, like us, and their experience of Reality is ancient and has made them fatalistic, surrendering to mankind’s unstoppable spiritual evolution into Reality.

(They tend to “let go and let god whereas we try to use “God” as a magic spell to deliver our wordly wants).

Indian culture has traditionally been unimpressed by the western world’s realities, while western culture has become more and more materialistic.

All earthly anchored cultures are dying,  dead ends.

Only Reality is constant, real and lasting.

Mankind as such may or may not survive the transition into Reality but it doesn’t matter. There is more than being merely human.

Reality is in charge. All is well, as your meditation will reveal if you persist, (or if Reality doesn’t get you first …).

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MEDITATION VERSUS CONTEMPLATION?

Q:  What is the difference between contemplation and meditation?

A:   Contemplation and meditation are about the inner work towards personal realisation of Reality.

I can’t answer from experience because my realisation of Reality was different. It didn’t come from special focus/concentration, contemplation or meditation. It was spontaneous.

I remember knowing at about five years of age that my destiny was to find my soul and return it to what I then called “God”.

Ten years later I was called by what I call MER (the Mystical Experience of Reality) to experience Reality for the first of many times, every year, until I was in my late thirties.

So focus, contemplation and meditation were not my path to Reality. Contemplation was a tool subsequently used to inspect Reality and human life.

Meditation, surrendering, never worked if I invoked it. It came as a fruit of my constant rededication to the  joyousness of Reality’s love, guidance, defence, encouragement and unending presence.

It’s been an effortless process, though not without its frustrations and futile attempts to take my destiny into my own hands now and again …

Being involved in humanity is not easy for a mystic.

(However, I’m much encouraged that leading scientists are more and more aware of the fundamental centrality of the mystic experience in humanity’s evolution).

Today, constant promptings continue to play a big part in the perennial inner work against lust, anger, greed, attachments and ego, the veils between humans and  Reality.

SEEKER?  As for you, it seems you’re called, you’re a Seeker.

That which you seek seeks you, so you might as well give in, because Reality doesn’t.

My recommendation would be for you to consider practising complete surrender, one bit at a time. That’ll mean a lot of sitting quietly, waiting, listening, resisting thoughts as they arise, staying blank, avoiding distractions. This is the inner work. It’s constant. It’s what you’re all about. Ultimately, nothing can separate you from your destiny, your joy and acceptance in Reality. You’ll never want to be just human ever again.

Follow this way and you’ll be taken through all the focus, contemplation and meditation you need …

I hope this is helpful.

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