Monday, March 20, 2006
The End of Illusion
Many cautions and corrections follow; I mean them kindly. You write with a lot of confidence; be careful that you are not overconfident in what you presume to know. You write of your interpretations of how I describe my experiences; you write about how it seems to you, as though that were positive fact - can you see what folly that might be?
As one intelligent person to another: we bring with us extra dangers. Intellectual questions are answered with the intellect; spiritual questions are not answered in the same way. Crossing from the intellectual into the spiritual realm, we move from universally shared verifiable certainties to knowing only our own perceptions. If perception grows in a linear fashion, the boundaries of what might be percieved grows in an exponential fashion (so it seems to me). I caution you against believing too soon that you understand what you might not, or that you understand in full what you do not.
Your comments on my blog are helpful-and-not. Here's the rub: trying to tell me just won't do if I'm not there yet, (and in my experience it's better not to try). I have go through the process myself; the questions have to be lived through; I have to know for myself. I think you understand that already.
Again from my vantage point, on awakening - not just women, but men also.
I do not mean to come across as a "wise" man or a "awakened" man. I am not fully there yet. I can only point you to Truth as I know it. The key thing here is to awaken yourself in your own way. Each flower blossoms in its own time, in its own way. As Jesus said, " You will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free". Know your Truth. Do not care about what I or any one else says. Experience for yourself, Julie, as you are doing so now. And forgive me if I have done you wrong, because that was not my intention.
It's no problem for me to reject things that don't match my experience; the challenge is to be both direct and kind.
I think... you really do need to stop trying so hard. :) The universe is proceeding exactly as it should...
Thank you for sharing this dance. Your conversation was engaging. It had tension and awkwardness, emotion and intelligence, elegance and beauty. It had both humanity and spirit. It seems that wakeful consciousness enjoys dancing like this.
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