Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Gateless Gatecrashers

A great new book about ordinary people guided by Ilona and Elena to see through the illusion of self. It can be a wonderful tool for examining your own beliefs and concepts. Have a look!

To go to the Gateless Gatecrashers link, click here.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


Why don’t people want to wake up?

I am baffled after talking to various people. Most people seem to want to not suffer, be content and at peace. They might even be seeking enlightenment, nirvana, to wake up. But when presented with the possibility, there is huge resistance to LISTENING, to even considering the fact that there could be something as non-mystical and simple as seeing through the illusion of self (and the ensuing peeling of the layers of delusion) that can be the first big steps for this journey

Why? Why don’t we want to listen? Here are some thoughts I’ve put down.

  1. We are happy as we are. But there is always a striving for something more, which is contradictory to this claim. On the other hand, this striving is what keeps people going in the world of duality.If you're happy, great!
  2. We are secure in our ‘knowledge’ of how life is. The unknown is scary, even if the results are guaranteed to bring contentment. The continuing of a familiar, albeit suffering-filled life is the only acceptable option. People like the familiar, the known, the safe.
  3. The conditioning goes so deep that the very thought of someone challenging the belief system is impossible and to be rejected.
  4. We feel we will be lost without the framework of a given ‘law’, or guidelines on how to behave, what to do, etc.
  5. We believe that this ‘version’ of awakening has to be false, it is something only our religious teachers or spiritual gurus can lead us to, after years of praying, practice and striving. How can it be so simple? Therefore it can’t work.
  6. With the seeing through of maya, comes the dropping of identifications. What then of us as the victims, the worriers, the achievers, the seekers, the good wives, the excellent mothers? And so on. Who are we without our images of ourselves?
  7. The seeking will stop. But the seeking is what keeps us going. It is like an identity, like so many others.
  8. It cannot be something that us ordinary people can ‘achieve’. Only the pious and the saintly ‘super beings’ could possibly be spiritually enlightened.
  9. There has to be a willingness to be brutally honest, to be brave enough to face that life may not be what they thought it was.  Perhaps some of us are not ready for it. It is much easier to pretend to oneself that we are moving forward on the journey, when actually we are not going anywhere at all.
One can go on analyzing, wondering. But I guess what the whole thing boils down to is FEAR, fear of the unknown, fear of losing what we have, which might not be perfect, but it’s what we know.

If you are ready, let’s take a jump into the unknown. It really might be worth it!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Nothing to say.

I do not know what to say.

It is strange. After the fire, after the spike in energy of the past months, there is a curious burning out, a quietness inside.

I really have nothing much to say. The people who are close to me, find me a little strange now, and I find myself not engaging much, not feeling a desire to interact like before. I am finding it difficult to engage in the usual talk, chit chat, work discussions, social talk. The things that seemed so important once, seem irrelevant now, and a little meaningless

Does that mean I am not content? No, not at all, kind of the opposite. I am so content, that I feel no desire to ‘do’ things to find happiness, or security or pleasure. I have reactions, I feel happy and sad and angry, but they doesn’t last long. Passes through quickly, and I am left with a near-constant peace/love/gratitude combo.

What does it mean? I have no idea, and no real desire to find out why either. Perhaps I should be looking, perhaps it is a place I am in danger of getting stuck in. I have read, of course, of the dangers of getting stuck in nothingness, in emptiness. But it does not feel empty at all. It feels alive and joyful, perfect as it is

I will write of any changes as they happen, as best as I can. But to be honest, words fail me these days.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Another story

And od course, the blog post below is nothing but yet another story... A story running through this character's head... Does anyone know anything for sure?

Friday, 6 January 2012

2012, Special or not?

It is the beginning of 2012, a new year, a fresh beginning. Of course, all a new year is, is a concept, a man-made division, but useful nonetheless, and a chance to review and rethink.

So what happens now? Is the world going to continue on its mad path of wars, power struggles, greed? Or will there be the end of the world, a 'paradigm shift' or 'wave of awakenings', as many would have us believe? Anything at all? Who knows. I was skeptical, thinking what a load of nonsense all this hype was.

Now, I watch what's going on in the world, in Liberation Unleashed, other sites like it, spiritual books selling like hot cakes, and I stop short. Loads of people seem to be having spontaneous awakenings, or looking for places such as Unleashed in a state of readiness, and I wonder. Is there really anything to be said for this, are people really 'popping' all over the place,  or is it just that I am looking from this perspective, 'in that interest group' so finding similar thoughts, similar people.? I don't think so. A question someone had put up in our group, whether the people working in LU had a vision to help heal the world, or was it just a hobby made me think and write about this.

Will the world change if enough people awaken? Do people change from their innocent but egoistic, selfish behavior after liberation? I would think so. When you know you are not a separate entity, the drive for 'me' and 'mine' becomes so significantly less. I won't say disappears completely, because, of course, you continue to eat and survive (leaving aside the discussion about how much conditioning survives awakening, and how much is animal instinct), but SO MUCH of our previous behavior seems pointless, in fact completely deluded at times. This is what I've felt, and would love to know if such behavior has changed in others. From my discussions in our groups, it definitely seems so.

After all, if your belief in yourself as a separate entity goes, then everything is as much ‘you’ or rather 'not you' as you yourself. No separation or boundaries. I see a starving child on TV, and tears roll down my face, at that moment, it is as I AM that child. I see love in a person's expression, and I feel love in MY  heart, and tears of joy appear. I can't watch emotional or depressive movies anymore, it sometimes gets to be too much emotion to handle. Perhaps this is different to how a realized person 'should' behave, but this is how it is here.  Why would I need or want to harm others? The very idea seems preposterous. There is so much love being felt.  After all, isn't it our belief in our ‘selves' which deludes us into fighting, working, struggling at the cost of others? No selves = no others.

Yes, to me, it really seems the world would be a better place if people were awake to reality. So I feel the work being done at Liberation Unleashed, and other places like it, is invaluable and I hope more and more people are inspired to help others. Unfortunately, the way to reality has been so shrouded in layers and layers of mystery, spiritual mumbo-jumbo, religious rituals and practices, that it is difficult to see how simple and attainable it is. Kudos to LU for stripping it of those layers and presenting it as it is.

And if enough people do come on board, perhaps 2012 WILL be special and the year of LOVE.