Category Archives: Oneness
THE PHENOMENON AND THE GIFT
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Here are a few points to look at:
Policies. What have been our policies towards policy making and the policies that got made to date?
How can we use the new platform for Policies and Policy making?
“Best practices” – What is that? What has it been? Why?
What do we do about polices and policy making now?
We are being called to be informed anew, instead of trying to REform what has not worked in the past.
How have we been making and using Policies for lifetimes now? Well, take a look at the world and our experiences of it all. Look at how divided, segregated and conflicted we are due to all the versions of separations we embrace and cuddle. We even dared to call it “really living.” In the world of business, and every part of societies large and small, the policies are showing the same auras, the same reflections, the same invitations. More separation consciousness at work, glorified. More suffering placed on those governed, and no relief in sight from the inner conflicts expressed. The efforts made to store and hold onto mounting inner conflicts increase. (By the way, notice, no inner conflict can stay hidden.)
We have been making and using Policies from the conflicted self. We have been using separation consciousness to formulate, make and implement Policies for ages. We then go about trying to find and articulate new and cooked up explanations and defenses for these injurious policies. We make policies and enact them with the mindset of preserving self significance, our image, and to be seen and taken as doing the right thing. None of this has been useful for ages now. How much pain and suffering have we caused? We “only did what was best,” we say – while patting ourselves on the back, and soliciting sympathy, none the less.
Polices made from the conflicted self can never serve us in any way useful for the betterment of Humankind inside out. Yet, we insist on defending this approach and must, if we are coddling the conflicted mind and protecting the limiting belief systems. At the core of defending our lifetimes of pain begetting policies, is fear. The mind is fear. Not that it experiences fear – it is fear. Fear begets fear. Fear desires and must seek and get company to survive. We have been a source of food and survival for the conflicted self of fear. We have been manipulated for and by the over active conflicted mind without a real choice to do otherwise. When in the clutches of the conflicted mind, it rules ALL of your life in ways that make you feel you are making progress in life. Stagnancy has been long hailed as progress so we can revel in collective ignorance, suffering and pain. We say “that’s the way it is” as a cover, a shield and in defense of conflicted policies made in and with conflict.
How can we then make a new page? No, not turn a new page. We have been claiming to be “turning a new page” for lifetimes only to be using the same playbook, just a different generation. The new platform invites us to see the root of the problem for what it truly is. No longer imagining we are controlling and trying to change the conflicted self, but to be declutched from it.
Be with it, not of it. Be with it and not it controlling you, interfering or be taken for the reality you live by. In this approach, we evolve. In this approach, we lead.
In previous postings, I communicated about Leadership Consciousness. Now let us go deeper into that.
Now that we are aware that true Leadership is a gift given by The Giver, how then can current and upcoming Leaders connect to this Consciousness, be this consciousness realized, and be fully functional more than ever before? There is a cosmic pathway to the new consciousness. A neuro-pathway.
First point of clarity: this is a new awareness and new approach to how we feel about and approach Leadership. This Leadership launches us from a new platform, a new premise, a new experiential experience to sink deeper and ever deeper into.
Now, how do we even begin to appreciate this new platform of Leadership? In a world so fixated on the “better-than” few, wielding power craziness to the hurt of the many, what needs to occur? It takes a neuro-biological shift. With this comes a shift in perceptions. An activated open heart and a continuous rise in Oneness Consciousness with ongoing transformations ever deeper. These transformations give rise and take us into ever deeper higher consciousness, bonding with The Giver, and an expanding personal relationship with The Giver. This affects all your relationships and must. With this comes The Giver showing up in a very real way for you that you can better relate to, in whatever form works for you that benefits you most.
Relating to The Giver must be in a real way of deep friendship and every deepening connection of the heart space. You must relate to The Giver in a real down to earth way in friendship and heartfelt appreciations.
More on Leadership as Consciousness to follow…
I invite us to converse with The Giver, see the Giver in each other for real, ask for the gift to hear, listen and go inside and really be with what we are feeling.
This is not an exercise to come up with what to say. We have been talking at each other long enough. I, holding fast to the image of who I project myself to be, talking at the image I have of you. Reacting to the images of what I project your responses to be.
It is time to feel and sink into the feeling, no matter how raw. Ask to see how dismissive we are when we talk at each other, and accept that this is, in deed, how we have been acting. Then ask that the issues, programs and patterns around what we are seeing of ourselves be fully experienced. Not about how to fix the other. (Notice how trying to fix the other has ever turned out!!!)
Let us gather in places of decision-making, wherever they are, and ask The Giver to truly help us go deeply into what is really going on in us, with us. You will be vulnerable to your heart when you come to recognize it for what it is. Let us let go of “becoming.” Becoming this, that or the other. Start from where and what we are right now. No guilt, no blaming, no finger pointing, no condemning. Just see. “To see is to be free” so we can Evolve And Lead”.
(– Sri Kalki Avatars AmmaBhagavan)
Now for the teachings from my Teachers (as is the Liberation Sutra as discussed previously).
“Mind is not Mine.”
The conflicted mind loves to talk and pretend it is highly interested in a shift. It talks about much needed changes that must happen. However, ask to really see what we have gotten so far: more conflicts (even though some have been hailed as breakthroughs). The Mind is “the ancient mind,” not yours or mine. It is the mind. Yet, we are so busy laying claim to it, so it took over and rules our lives as a slave master. Look at the conditions of our lives and thus Leadership. The mind’s job is to create conflicts for the experiences of separation, not for us to lay claim to and depend on as reality. It is not the mind that must shift, it is our attitudes towards it. To truly love the mind is not to be of it. Only love knows how to do this. So, we must shift to being Love realized, integrated and made manifest in the world, and as it applies to Leadership.
When we look at the malfunctions of women being shut out of Leadership, the income they receive, and the abuse of our positions, we can see clearly how the mind has been interfering much to our hurt, suffering and displeasure. Look at the state of what we call running a successful business and the basis of how we measure success in defense of the conflicted mind having its way. Look at our relationships. All of this and more show how we suffer being in the clutches of the mind. We now must have liberation from the over active conflicted mind for the sake of the young, this planet and our own sanity, at the very least. Mind has been talking. Hearts closed. An open activated Heart does not depend on the mind for leadership or for anything. The mind, too, will and must move ahead in consciousness when the Heart is activated, open and made to flow grace, love and the fluidity of kindness in action.
Being aware that mind is not mine and being declutched from it, now we can hear, respond and take meaningful and lasting actions that build on themselves for the good of ALL, the harm of none. The ones who will still shout how they are harmed by this action will be clearly seen for what it is that they are actually responding to. Our experiences of “them” would have also shifted and they are no longer seen as enemies. A huge shift. No more a reaction. “Mind is not mine.”
“This Body is not Mine.”
Our identity is wrapped up in so many things, much to our detriment. We actually think “I am my body,” and “this body is mine.” We have gender wars because of our bodies and our perceptions about this. The mind has a script on this that we revere and hold as true, and hide behind. We have been paying homage to this script of the mind. We can only do this when we feel poorly of what we conceive ourselves to be. We believe in more than and better than, much to our suffering. It takes a shift in consciousness to appreciate the body as a body that is useful and to be cared for well. It take the same appreciation to see beyond a body and appreciate the leadership of heart from women and men. “This body is not mine.”
“All Things are Happening Automatically.”
With or without you the mind will go on chattering and do what it does. It is automatic. What is also automatic, is when we are given the shift in consciousness, it is automatic that talking turns to conversing with heart communications. Hearing, listening and rightful actions simply flow from the heart. Leaders’ conversing now turns into activated heart expressions and making decisions from a happy place. Listening and engaging includes conversing with the heart consciously. Now we are openly conversing with The Giver and it is not about a religion or pretense of any kind. We hold up our religions, yet, here we are treating each other poorly. So I am not communicating any religion of any kind. If you feel that deeply about your God then trust it to give you this shift so the arrogance can fall away, conflicts be seen for what they are, and trust the intelligence of the ONE from which all things arise. “All things are happening automatically.”
Let us look at, listen to, and hear our conversations, and feel deeply what’s deep inside. How are we conversing? From what premise are we conversing? What are we hearing or are we just responding to our own stories and the stories that mirror ours? What is conversing when we just talk at each other? What are we conversing about when we are so tied up in the conflicted mind? How is it really helping the human conditions? As Leaders, where are our conversations leading us?
Can we together Evolve And Lead? Where is our interest in Evolving so it shifts the tone, content and intentions of the talks we are having?
First, here is a short run down on each of the previously-mentioned Liberations:
Liberation from the self
Ego is the sense of separation. When there is “me” and “the other,” fear arises – fear of what the other can do to me. Out of fear is born a fight for survival, comparison, jealousy, hatred, etc. “The self is only a concept,” says Sri Amma Bhagavan. A concept is something that does not really exist in reality. It is an illusion.
Liberation from work
Sri AmmaBhagavan differentiate between activity and action. Activity is an escape from an inner, existential emptiness, sensation or pain. This is done to achieve a purpose. You are working, traveling, cooking, cleaning, praying, because there is a psychological need behind that which needs to be satisfied.
Action instead is a destination or a purpose done on a physical basis or impulse, but not for psychological reasons. The experience is an end in itself. It arises from an inner state of joy and freedom. While the Awakened one also works, he/she is free from the suffering that can come with work.
Liberation from the mind
The usual view of freedom of the mind is that the mind stops and you go into a state where there are no thoughts or the mind is transformed and you experience more freedom and peace of mind. The freedom Sri AmmaBhagavan speak of is none of these. It is the cessation of effort to get rid of or change the mind. Then you are free “with” mind. The mind, with its contents, exists independently from you and helps you with the practical things in life, but does not bother you when it comes to experiencing life fully.
Liberation from knowledge
When Sri AmmaBhagavan speak of freedom from knowledge, it is freedom from the grasping at knowledge and not knowledge itself. When knowledge is not transformed into an experience, it becomes an obstacle to getting the experience you seek. If knowledge has become an obstacle to experiencing life, and becomes a burden and a prison, it must cease.
Liberation of the senses
Broadly speaking, Awakening is to “experience life.” Ancient, sacred texts define an enlightened person as someone who had control over their five senses. According to Sri AmmaBhagavan, awakening is rather about relieving sensory impressions from the mind’s grasp.
The mind, with its judgments and comments, meddles in every sensory input and makes everything dead and lifeless. Without involvement of the mind, the human nervous system is capable of experiencing bliss through every sensory input, whether it is sight, hearing, smell, taste or touch, regardless of which object is perceived.
The person whose senses are liberated, therefore, goes beyond the mind and experiences life directly through sensory impressions.
This is the evolution.
At Kripalu in Massachusetts – December 12-15. Poster, above; Info/ register, below:
While we were on Monhegan Island, Maine this past summer, where Elizabeth was conducting a Commitment Ceremony, we were having breakfast and remembering the excitement the evening before around a very heartfelt and gracious influential famous person we had the pleasure of meeting the evening before, when Elizabeth paused, and uttered the above title. Then she said: “Genuine happy is an inside job”. The era of make belief happy, joy, pretending not to be deeply bothered, conflicted and hurt is wrapping up from being a staple and inherited distraction for our Leaders. I stopped eating, got pen and paper and made notes. In the background noise of breakfast chatter, you could hear the ocean, the birds and the call of the ocean to come closer and sit by its splashing waves and gentle breeze. Right after breakfast we responded to the gentle call with computer in hand, to sit ocean side, and write.
For many moons, Leaders in every field agonized over those around them catching up, moving ahead and transcending the bovine speed. Having been mired in the snail’s pace for so long, there was more than enough reason for concern, frustration and anxiety. Up until quite recently, it seemed with all the strides in technology and more, it was not reflective of a significant enough rise to end separation caused by the conflicted mind. However, The Giver of Gifts had other plans in store for us and, Leaders can now move and excel internally and in expanding consciousness like never before. Years ago, many of us were concerned about what seeming advanced technological breakthroughs would do without advanced consciousness made manifest. Well, we now know and it is not pretty. That which we were thinking and basing our advancements off, only added to our internal conflicts spilling out at a maddening pace enough to make our heads spin and the neck muscles making rubber look stiff. The mind has some skills.
Part of the underlying anxiety was how to be with the mind from a happy place without the mind interfering and causing great havoc lasting generations in every direction. There was the question of how to make a stable permanent internal leap that produces internal happiness, joy that extends beyond attempted pleasant overtures. How can Leaders in all fields find comfort inside out as a way of life, living and by default? And, how will it affect their stance in the world if they make such move when the bovine pace is so fiercely defended, causing us to be as walking dead, and where zombie like attitudes are applauded?
Well, in 2012, there was a dramatic shift in consciousness that for some, it seems to have gone unnoticed, except, that every heart registered this shift and the hearts of many, including our Leaders, are awaiting full activation while some are in deep activations and some fully activated and now expanding. The collective is now ready because we have grown and have been given Interventions helping us like never before in our lives.
Leaders can now move ahead internally and in a sustained fashion externally and will notice they have tremendous support more than before. What shifted? The approach to Inside happiness to flow out has been shifted. With the shift away from trying to control, cajole, manipulate and trick the mind into doing what it was not made to do, comes enormous breakthroughs. Now it is clear that trying to use the mind to control the mind is an awful idea, but that’s what ideas do arising from the very mind about the mind. We knew not how to use the mind, so, the mind not passing up an opportunity gobbled up the chance and have been using us to further its conflicted self for generations. It is not surprising then, that so many of our Leaders with great potentials suffered so much. Some in silence while trying to up keep a front unlike how they were just dying inside. Some Leaders brought forth things that took us many years afterward to follow up on because of our resistances. A Shift is now here and it is building on itself instead of caving in on itself like we were used to based on our long running programs and patterns.
Internal Happiness will now be actively asked for from The Giver as a working system, downloaded, integrated and made manifest by our Leaders and those around them. Separation/divisions, Sexism, and grave Ancestral suffering that haunts us is now ending. The rise of women in all fields of Leadership no more will be to the demise of men though some are trying. Men will no longer be able to maintain the demise of women or ignore this important part of them – though some are desperately trying. No longer will enemy consciousness and the threat of exclusion stay hidden. We will now come to the “round” table with open hearts beating as ONE, experiencing we are ONE, or be forced by internal pressures of inner conflict & not be able to stay hidden anymore behind the wall of keeping up appearances. Our very Ancestors are asking for cooperation from us so they can be liberated from the long held conflicts none of us would previously be comfortable acknowledging, and they ask for help.
Boardrooms, decision-making meetings no matter where they are held, planning, intentions and how they get made, must all change when hearts are activated. I dare say, physical heart failures will soon begin to decline. The folks our Leaders depend on to care for them and those they lead must now include a happy approach and decision making by default. Experiencing what is happening in one’s experience at any moment will be part of the caregivers’ focus and applied treatment. This will start to cause the causeless joy mystics have talked about for ages. Happiness and Joy must and will be part of the premise we embrace as Leaders, instead of the mockery we have been calling Joy and a make believe happiness. We will no longer be fooled by anyone just talking about happiness. Instead we will naturally be willing to go inside as Leaders, see our life for what it is, sit with our Giver (whatever form that takes for us) and come to experience the same delightful heart experiences we attribute to Sages of long ago. Confrontation will cease to be attractive in all its forms. Leadership of Happiness and Joy must now consume us inside for there to be outward manifestations impacting the world.