Many people do not realize they are deeply seeking (True) God. True God is always Present and waiting for your attention, but if you are spending your time on seeking a new style (of clothes or personality), spending your (precious - moment to moment) time searching for the last thing that 'made' you 'happy' you are wasting that time. None of that focused conscious bodily attention (which serves the personal self Only) Serves the Divine Process of Enbrightenment (God's Realization), and ego attention/consciousness will Never Serve True God; ego consciousness is simply and only counter productive to Divine Enbrightenment. God Is Perpetually As IT Always Is, IT needs nothing, IT has Never experienced any motive to seek or search, nor does IT have more Grace and attention for one person verses another (albeit, ego expresses these kinds of qualities). IT does not Love or seek one person more than another. IT Is indifferent to all the works (evil and good) done in ITs name; IT only Knows those that are (progressively) Turning to IT for Everything, In Every moment.
Unless the individual changes what they are seeking in life (and Turns that activity to Responding to God), God simply waits in the 'background' (either abstractly or not at all - atheist) of ego life, and God simply Remains As IT Perpetually IS whether the individual Realizes this or not. After the individual stops seeking what Is Inherently Present (As Reality), after the individual makes the Leap of Faith (out of the clouds) into Self Realization (into stage one of Enbrightenment), and after the individual stops seeking God, and Actually turns to God right here and right Now, will the activity (of seeking through the ego mind) of seeking something else besides God disappear. After, and within, the Divine Leap of Faith into Self Realization (out of the clouds) the seeking and searching (motions/activities of self discovery) through life (for God and Truth) come to a close and end with Perfect Satisfaction in God Only.
All Must seek God with everybit (every fiber) of one's being, All Must turn their Full conscious Attention on the Realization of God (God's Realization), and All will be Transformed by an active (moment to moment) surrendering of all consciousness unto the Divine Reality of Existence/God. Only After you have turned All unto God will the Realness of Reality Overwhelm the body/mind progressively (the Divine Processes after the Resurrection from the right-heart), and ultimately Assimilating the wholeness of the individual's Entire Living experience (moment to moment); thus, Demonstrating ITSelf (to and As the individual) As All (ForEver), and Demonstrating ITSelf until the Fullness of the Resurrection Dawns (the Free Realization of 'The Living Transcendent Realm of God').
In the company of a genuine Realizer the Heart~Fire moves within those present, and catalyzes the Awakening of the Spiritual Cross through God's Grace which Radiates through (all bodily forms of) the Realizer. In the company of Living Heart~Fire the effortless One immediately responds to any (one's) attention that turns to (IT) that (particular) Radiant person. The depth of the (individual's) 'Vision-Inquiry' of the Guru (the one that Transmits the Eternal Steady-State in Service As Guru of God) reveals the depth of that individual's (Realization of) Heart~Fire Communion. The true 'Vision~Inquiry' of the Guru involves a process wherein the Devotee's whole/entire spectrum of existence (the sum-total of that individual's consciousness and unconsciousness) is surrendered unto the Heart~Fire Communion with Guru. Each individual's 'Vision~Inquiry' of the Guru involves unique (relative to each individual's spiritual path) processes of Enbrightenment that work to yoke the whole body/mind and soul to the Guru's Heart Presence (the Great Living Anchor of Eternal Life).
Over time, with discipline for the process and a constant returning to devotion to the process (of Enbrightenment), the Divine One Integrates ITSelf (progressively) As the (progressively) Realized (steady-state, constant and ongoing - ForEver) Reality of Existence. This is not done through some effort on God's part, God is already meeting you (in this process of Enbrightenment) as far as God can go. In other words, there is nothing left for God to Do in order for you to turn to IT and Realize. This world right here and now is already Perfectly prepared for Full God-Realization, and there is Nothing God needs to add or take away (from the universe, Earth or Reality ItSelf) for each individual to engage and progress thoroughly through the Entire Process (of Enbrightenment and Resurrection). All that is left for anyone to do Is simply turn All to God, and hand over everything of oneself (moment to moment - ForEver).
This is why the 'Vision~Inquiry' (of Enbrightenment) practice of the disciple/devotee is so valuable, because the Guru has Already passed through the stages of ego purging (which involves all stages of growth except for the Resurrection/3rd stage of Enbrightenment), and the Guru (of Enbrightenment) has already passed through the transfiguring stages (after the Resurrection) of the Spiritual process of Enbrightenment; the Guru is a Living, in your face, Example/Expression of (Real) God-flesh. Therefore, by losing one's (ego) self in the 'Vision~Inquiry' (of the Guru) the most Valuable Way (and Way with the most God-speed) of passing through the Divine Process of Resurrection can be Lived (by the individual). The 'Vision~Inquiry' of Enbrightenment is the Highest form of Spiritual practice, it is the most direct form of Spiritual practice (in Enbrightenment), and the 'Vision~Inquiry' is something that anyone can practice regardless of how advanced or how immature.
The 'Vision~Inquiry' yields (over time) the whole body/mind, the wholeness of individual consciousness (mind - body - soul - spirit), unto the Divine One (God), as has already been done in the Guru. In the 'Vision~Inquiry' (of Enbrightenment) of the Guru an individual can ask questions (to one's self) regarding what it is like (to bodily feel like the Guru) to Be Alive As the Same One the Guru is Alive As; All questions of the 'Vision~Inquiry' are Answered through (Heart~Fire) Noticing, Acknowledging, and (Ultimately) Identifying As the Same One the Guru IS (through all possible forms of the Guru's bodily appearances - in All possible worlds, places, and dreams). The individual practicing Enbrightenment's Heart~Fire 'Vision~Inquiry' of the Guru is Seeing (or learning to See) the Guru as their very own Self, and through the True Heart 'Vision~Inquiry' the devotee's (of Enbrightenment) body/mind is purged of the egoic conscious living experience in every part of the flesh and mind, through and through.
The way of the Guru (of God and Truth - the Guru of Enbrightenment) is not about turning (the Guru's bodily) attention to specific people and working with specific people unless the Holy One moves the Guru to such an activity. Furthermore, Even if the Guru (of Enbrightenment) appears to be working with certain people more than others that is simply an illusion created by one's (ego) self. Whatever the Guru appears to be doing is simply God using the body of the Guru for Its Very Own Revelation. In the practice of 'Vision~Inquiry' the devotee may see the Guru's (any bodily) form appear in many ways, and each time there is a Heart~Fire Communion recognition in the Guru's (current 'Vision~Inquiry') appearance the individual realizes greater and greater depths of God, of Existence ItSelf. Moreover, the Guru's bodily attention functions like the Transcendent Light of God; the Guru's bodily form Radiates God Freely in every direction, and like a fire in a cold desert, the Guru is simply there luring those that thirst and hunger for God ever closer, the Guru is waiting on the Devotees of God to turn from the cold darkness of ego self to a proper and heart-yearning Response (to the Divine Presence of God).
Everything the Guru does is born instantly from the Divine Heart-substance of God's Presence, and that Is Always Grace. The Guru is like a Burning Fire, and All that sit around and submit their body/mind to that Burning Heart~Fire enter (not as if you are not there already) a Living sphere of Grace, which ultimately transcends space and time, and instantly Demonstrates Unity and Oneness (consciously) 'between' two or more people, places, animals and things. The Divine process of Enbrightenment is a Grace born, Grace enacted, and a Grace filled activity manifesting within, through and As the individual via God Only. Sitting with the Guru is like coming out of a freezing death zone of darkness and entering a Bright Living Realm of the Always Warm and Welcoming Heart~Fire Love-bliss.
The Heart~Fire Communion the individual (Devotee of God) discovers with the Guru (of Enbrightenment) through the 'Vision~Inquiry' (of Enbrightenment) requires the Devotee's attention and devotion; the practice must be reiterated constantly, and when one remembers that they have forgotten, that one has also already remembered their practice. IT, God's Heart~Fire Light of Eternal consciousness, is filling the universe we are appearing in, IT is filling the room you are sitting in right Now, IT is filling the space between every living cell of your body/mind, and IT is the Very substance of the energy and molecules that are currently forming your moment to moment (bodily) existence. The soul is made of IT, the flesh is made of IT, the frowns and smiles of your face are made of IT, and the food and waste of your body/mind is made of IT. There is nothing appearing that is not Made of IT.
The individual searching through life for answers to the great questions that lurk in the background of (human) consciousness is looking for IT (the Living Presence of IT), and a Truly Realistic and Tangibly felt living (moment to moment) experience of IT. The practice of the 'Vision~Inquiry' of Enbrightenment can be performed anywhere and anytime, and all one has to do is Remember the Guru, and that one will be in the Living Bright Grace of the Guru. This practice enables the devotee of God (of Enbrightenment) to integrate the Living Heart~Fire Communion found in the fleshy company of the Guru into every part of life, and through every experience of life. The whole mode of seeking Truth and God is dropped once the individual (enters stage one of Enbrightenment) Realizes Self (truly, profoundly, and deeply) and grows through the 'Vision~Inquiry' of the Guru (of Enbrightenment) into the Free steady-state of God's Eternal Transcendent Living Realm. The Guru (of Enbrightenment) Is a Living Demonstration of your Very Own Realization of God. Blessings.
All True Devotees of God share the Same urgency and moment to moment devotion to God Realization as a person drowning devotes all (conscious attention) to getting air. Many like to call their self spiritual, claim to be 'saved', and living right, but their desire to Know God is weak and subject to the current winds of ego (personal self - 'me'). God is so abstract to most people that beliefs and dogma are all the God they have/worship.
These kinds of mentalities are on fire with God, they are ready to judge others, they seek to convert the masses, but their hearts are darkened, their flesh is void of the Holy Fire, and their spiritual life/practice is more concerned with saving/enlightening their self rather than Giving that self over to be Consumed by God’s Holy Light/Presence. Furthermore, most people are consciously dominated and distracted by technology and entertainment, even so called ‘spiritual’ people, and church going people. Their minds are more in tune with their ‘iPhone’ than with God’s Holy Heart~Fire Presence.
A person longing for air that is drowning has a single focus, a single desire, and a complete surrender of the whole body/mind unto that immediate life event. The individual that is drowning has turned over the whole of their being (immediate existence) to not drowning. The Same kind of intensity must be discovered in your spiritual practice. God/Self Realization calls for the Exact same kind of Intensity and Devotion to the Heart's Call for the Full Revelation of Truth (as each person -fully) as a person drowning seeks air. Truth/God is the One and Only total life encompassing (moment to moment) Reality Event, and It is Inherently the True Steady-State of Existence, and Truth IS ForEver the Context of your living experience.
'You' Must turn to Truth in All life events, continuously, and the individual Must turn to Truth As the Everlasting Event of one's Eternal Self. Every bit of your living existence Must turn to the Divine Reality of God's Everlasting Heart Realization, the Entire complex of consciousness of the individual Must be handed over to the Divine One, and there cannot be Anything left untouched, and there cannot be Anything left within the Devotee of God that escapes the Light of God. All of 'you' Must turn to God, wholly, completely, without doubt, without what-if, and Free of fear.
God is asking for no less than 100% of you, and there is nothing about you that God will not Transfigure by Its Light and Love, and Bliss-filled Grace. Hold nothing back from God, Give All unto the Divine One, surrender the wholeness of the flesh and mind unto Heart~Fire, and the Time for this Is Now. Religion is not going to do the work for you, adding a few beliefs to your life is pointless, beliefs and dogma can only get you started, beliefs and dogma might help you begin to turn to God, but none of them Fulfill God’s True plan for Total and Absolute whole-bodily Transfiguration. All that you Are must be offered to Truth so that Truth can Live you, and nothing short of Absolute self surrender unto the Divine Identity of Truth is enough.
God is the Anchor of All. God Is the unbending Presence of Reality through which all appearances hold their form moment to moment, and which without nothing would last (in any meaningful way). All worlds, however subtle they appear, are grounded in the Ever Present Anchor of Existence. The One and Only Real Conscious Anchor of Life Is Transcendent of all appearances, and that Ever-Present Anchor is never weathered by the constant flux and change of God. Enbrightenment Appears Transcendent of the ever changing patterns of conditional life, and when the individual Realizes True Self the Anchor of God becomes Known; some might call it a Rock upon which All realities are born, change and disappear.
The Anchor of God Is the Divine Residence of Eternal Life, and It IS the Source of Realization for every Realized Being (EVER). Death is nothing to the person Living Life from the Anchor (Rock) of God, and when the bodily form falls away the Realizer 'takes' Refuge in the Light of God. Furthermore, the Realizer (Enbrightened individual) has Already 'taken' Eternal Refuge in the Anchor of Life, and that one Is Living on the Rock of All, and that one Is Alive ForEver. Death is nothing to those that Realized the Anchor and Rock that All experiences, worlds, appearances, patterns, shapes, forms and so on come and go on, and through.
There is Only One Realization, and It Solely Appears (Eternally) As the Great Unchanging Luminous Being of Existence/God, and that Eternal Refuge from suffering (in Any Way) Provides All with an Eternal House of Peace, Happiness, and Love-bliss Heart~Fire. Enbrightenment relieves the body/mind of the fear of death, suffering and non-existence. Enbrightenment is the Divine Process of Realizing one's (All's) Eternal deathless Anchor of Life, and when the body/mind no longer fears death or suffering the True Light of God's Eternal Gift, our Eternal Anchor of Life, can transfigure the individual body/mind to Live Free of the binding force of the darkness of death.
The Undifferentiated Reality of Existence is the Living Rock of Eternal God. The Anchor of God is not an experience, It IS not a fluxuating feeling; instead, the Anchor of Consciousness Shines Over All, and It Is Realized to be Constant, Ongoing, Perpetual, not influenced by change, not moved by suffering, and not bound to any limitations of Any world, form, shape and/or pattern. The Anchor of Consciousness is something that is Discovered, It is discovered by Heart Communion with the Guru (especially in human form), and It must be surrendered to, submitted to, accepted As Self, Acknowledged As Self, and Identified As Self.
This takes time, practice, devotion, and discipline from the devotee, and it is not a matter in which the Guru must do something for the devotee. The Guru (or God's Way of Teaching and Communion) is perpetually Alive As the Anchor, and the Guru radiates the Presence of the True Anchor of Consciousness. Thus, it is simply a matter of the Devotees of God to turn to a Heart Master and Discover Heart Communion. We/You Are Already in the Presence of God, and we/you Must Notice what is Inherently Divine about Reality. Once you get a Real and Clear awakening/realization of The~Only (God) that Is the Only That IS, the individual will naturally consciously Feel the Attraction of God and Faithfully Leap into that Heart~Fire. Fundamentally, God Already Is, and we must turn to God, turn to our true Eternal Life, and turn with Absolute Perfect Devotion (which we are all capable of living) to God for Everything in Every moment, Always and ForEver.
The Divine Process that accompanies the Awakening/Realization of the Anchor of Consciousness/God changes the whole body and mind to Live Freely from the Source/Anchor of All. The body and mind are transformed from the living steady-state of ego life to the One True Living Steady-State of God, and what the body/mind perceived to be an identity of smallness, uniqueness, and individuality is not denied, but the Whole Picture of Real and Eternal Identity is Realized As the Eternal Anchor of Self (Identity). Drop the Anchor of Eternal Self right Now, and Be Free of death, birth and suffering. Blessings.
Surrender the "me and God" idea of the body/mind. Only God Is fully capable of Living you, the whole body/mind. God Is Fully Capable of Being you in the absence of you. The idea of a bodily conscious absence of 'me'/ you is not a negative relationship of the body/mind with life and God. Instead, the idea of an absence of you in the relationship of the body/mind and God is a positive, self sacrificed, self surrendered based relationship of the body/mind with God (Truth - Everlasting Life) that is founded and grounded for the individual through Perfect Faith in God's Divine Will, which Is God dependent, God attached, Solely God's, and God revealed (moment to moment).
The spiritual ego is a feeble attempt of the body/mind to worship God objectively through honoring itself in that worship. In other words, the spiritual ego claims a piece of God's eternal life for itself, and through that 'spark' of God that it (ego) 'contains' the spiritual ego assumes it also lives forever through a relationship with God, which is sourced in this 'spark' of God it (ego self - soul) contains. Consequently, this has been at the root of what has bee passed down for thousands of years through the creation and sustaining propaganda of the spiritual ego's (various) religions.
The ego (sin based - separate from God) state of life creates religion to protect itself forever. True religion and spirituality find the separate 'me' (other than God identity) to be the (only) darkness of the body/mind. God Is whole, complete and Freely As IT Is Forever, and IT IS Always more Present and more In-tune with nature, and more Present and In-tune with the nature of (Universal) Self than any personal idea one has of who they Are.
The ego is an attempt of the body/mind to live in the past or future, but never in the present. Ego is always a process of becoming, but never being (Now), and never actualized (in the Presence of The~Now). The ego (separate - other than God - me) is never Fully capable of living you, it is only capable of living fragments, partial, sometimes, not always in control, and only through bits and pieces. The ego creates a relationship with God that fills in the gaps, and which it pretends to surrender the individual will for God's Will when the ego (sinner 'self') is lost and blind.
The spiritual ego must give up and/or sacrifice its own (personal idea of free) will for the Divine Will. This is how the body/mind is Always confused (even if it is ever so slightly and/or subtly) between personal self and God, between self fulfilling will and God Fulfilling Will. The independent identity born from the egoic (sin based) state of the body/mind is never whole bodily Aware (in every moment), the sinner 'me' is never Aware of anything beyond its current obsession, and it (sinner self) uses the body/mind to get what it wants, it uses the body/mind to preserve and protect these desires, and it uses religion to extend these desires for eternity.
The Real and True 'I Am' is always; It was there before the things of the past where happening, It remained as those things changed into the things happening right now, and It will be there in/before the future to greet the things of the future. The 'I Am' Is where we find our True self, and All the things that come and go should be embraced, loved, shown compassion, and offered God's blessings of Transformation and Transfiguration, God's word (Teachings) and peace, which is simply a call to return to our Home. The 'I Am' Is our Home, It Is the foundation of All Spiritual initiation, growth and maturity; IT Is Present before the body/mind began to fathom Spirituality, and It Is already Being (Existing) before the next moment dawns. May the Blessing Presence of "I Am" Consume the body/mind for Its Very Own Self, and may the "I Am" Live you Freely, Fully, and Absolutely Now and forever.
Cathy Ginter photography; she is a Realizer showing us love from her garden. Thanks Cathy.
The body is God's. It does not belong to any one else, and in Truth, in the Face of God, there is Only God, and no one else. Ego consciousness presumes the body is a vehicle or some kind of thing that contains the 'me', the soul, or some version of an individual (soul) that lasts forever, for eternity, but seems to migrate from one bodily form to another, and from one world to another. This imagery is very popular in contemporary spiritual culture. It is accepted by most as the standard model of what it is to be spiritual, to realize your spiritual self, and this also answers the age old question of life after death. This model of reality is deeply false, it comes with baggage, and this baggage presumes that the very thing that 'lives' after death is the thing that becomes enlightened, saved, resurrected, reincarnated, and so on. Choose from any major religion of today and you will find many practicing this ideology at the foundation of their teachings, but not necessarily at the foundation of their Holy book.
There is a deep ingrained illusion born in this idea of an eternal soul, one that exists forever, in some kind of eternal world that lasts forever. The illusion is very complex on the inside, but standing back and looking at the heart of the idea of an eternal soul, which happens to be captured, contained, held within, bound, limited, and darkened by the flesh, it is simply a self created conscious darkness wrapped in upon itself, persisting in an ongoing conscious relationship (by using the body/mind for its own destiny, separate and other than God's Will for the body/mind) that is unable to live, relate, and breathe within the context of bodily life to God through the Holy Spirit. In order for the Holy Spirit of God to Initiate the Divine Process of Enbrightenment (Spiritual Realization) the egoic (sin based - self possessed) will and dominance of the body/mind must be purged and released.
The illusion of God created individuality that lasts forever is at the heart of most contemporary spirituality, and this (God created) separate identity 'occupies' the moment to moment life of the body/mind. It has all sorts of fantasies about heaven, and fears about hell, it lays itself before God to be enlightened, and cries out in the darkness for help. It (ego) writes books, creates spiritual traditions, and builds a gigantic wall around itself to protect it self from (eternal) death. It seeks eternal pleasure, an eternal world to live within (or where else can the 'eternal soul' go?), it claims to contain a 'spark' of God, it juxtaposes itself as something else in existence that is unique and separate (by identity - some kind of eternal and unique identity) from other souls, and from God. By this conscious metaphysical relationship with life the ego (which is an umbrella term for thing at the center of all this life experience, and which is also - apparently - freed from or no longer bound to the flesh at death) sets up complex ideologies that support the continuous and eternal migration of the soul. This allows the 'eternal soul' to eternally evolve, grow, change, and yet, somehow remain the same. It is the Sameness of continuous self existing that is of most interest here, and the height (pinnacle) of ego’s delusion.
This ideological stance of the eternal soul (regardless of bodily location) is found in Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and many other religious and spiritual traditions. All the (pseudo) spiritual practices that are born from this metaphysical ideology only serve the ego. None of it Serves God's True teaching. The ego mind never looks deep enough to see beyond or through it self, it can't, and it won't for fear of not existing. Here is the core of this dilemma, the egoic state of life assumes that something about itself never changes (which is inherently untrue – the ego sense of ‘me’ is in constant flux and change); the egoic type of mind believes it can have an eternal existence as something other than God because if it (the ego) was Really One with God, it (ego) would lose its existence: God Only Is. The ego creates taboos and condescending language to condemn anyone that abandons this ideological stance, the ego mind argues that no one is God, we are not God, but only slivers, sparks, fragments, parts, and so on. In one way the ego is right, it (the ego) will never Be God and the ego can't become (progress, evolve into or process into) God, the True Steady-State of Reality. The ego is at the root of the darkness, the ego is the one thing preventing the Realization of the Fullness of God, and the Real Life of Transcendent Realization.
The ego presumes that the spiritual anatomy of the body/mind is its, or the esoteric anatomy of consciousness is for it (the separative person) to use and become enlightened by and through. Ego~self presumes God communicates with it through the Spiritual Cross (esoteric anatomy). If the body/mind begins to Awaken to the Divine Light of God and experiences come flooding in, the ego claims those as something that happened to it. All of it illusion, all of it the game of protectionism in name of self (eternal) preservation. The esoteric anatomy of consciousness is for God, it is for the purging of the thing assuming separation from God, it is for God to Shine thoroughly and freely As the individual body/mind. The flesh is a living temple of God's Light, and the wholeness of the body (including the kundalini, chakras, and all currents and channels within the esoteric anatomy of consciousness) is for God's Divine Transfiguring Purpose of life.
The ego (individual soul) is not going to be saved, resurrected, reincarnated, and/or reborn, there is nothing separate and other than God (and nothing Is separate from God - Ever) that needs any help, saving, resurrecting, and/or need for rebirth. Looking at the idea of reincarnation, only tendencies of consciousness are re/incarnated from one body/mind to another, not eternal souls on their journey to enlightenment. Even within the idea of reincarnation there is an end to the ‘me’ because eventually in some world and bodily form those tendencies, which play the role of ‘me’/soul, are purged and ultimately annihilated forever, and the True Eternal God springs to life in, through, and As that bodily form. There is No ‘me’ separate from God, and thus, all religion and spiritual traditions that seek to save or enlighten such a thing (a separative identity and soul other – not One with - than God) are practicing on a false foundation, and these practices are castles in the sky, and vapors in the wind. These practices come from religions that worship the soul, and the salvation of it; they do not worship God through these practices.
In church people go to be baptized, and they seek the Holy Spirit, and want to be Filled with God's Holy Presence, but they are already filled with their-selves; what they don't notice is that when those Real and Tangible experiences come, they are no longer, and God Is the One Actually Present and Alive. People squirm, shake, rattle, roll, jump, and even pass out when the Holy Spirit hits their body/mind, and when the body is on Fire with God it comes to life with Happiness, Joy, Bliss, Love, Light, and Freedom. When that person passes through the Holy and Sacred experience of living in the Holy Fire they return to relating as ego, attach all these Divine revelations and experiences to this 'me' thing, and claim newness for their (eternal) soul.
Taking this illusion further, the ego begins a long fruitless journey of relating and worshiping God through a false sense of 'me'. Ego mind likes to attach to these experiences and claim them as validation for their eternal salvation, or eternal heaven bound life. This ideological (false) world-view is widely accepted in contemporary spiritual life and religion. Once inside this illusion there is no way out except through the surrender and transcending of ego, and the personal 'me'; there is no way to reconcile being One with God, and yet, being separate from God for eternity. Ego is not big enough to contain God, not even a tiny spark of God is capable of being within anything, reality can't contain God; God Is the Container of All, nothing is beyond God's Lone and Sole Presence, no one has ever re/incarnated (something separate and other than God), there are no eternal souls living in eternal heavens; All worlds, including all heavens and hells, ‘return’ to God and are Consumed by God’s Eternal Fire of Being.
Nothing but God's Everlasting, Undifferentiated, Unchanging, Heart of Being is Eternal, and there are no forms, shapes, patterns, time, space, dimensions or anything other than the Pristine Holy Brightness of Free God in Eternity. Everlasting Self is without body, form or shape. Eternal Self sees bodily forms As Its Very Own, and while the ego mind dominates the body as some kind of tool or vehicle for it self, the Holy One remains dormant and darkened by the eclipse of ego self. The flesh is God's, make Way for the Divine One, and be purged of the false sense of self. God is a non-personal Presence, It does not belong to you, It is not there for you, and It Is Present and Transforming the body/mind for ItSelf. Surrender the wholeness of All bodily existence to God, turn to God and Realize the One and Only True Eternal Life of Existence; and let go, and let God. Blessings.
There is an Inherent steady-state of consciousness built into the Very fabric of existence. The nexus of Reality IS Everlasting Being, and that Eternal being is Pure Consciousness, unbroken and undifferentiated, always As It IS, and forever without the need of a body, form, and/or world to exist within or through. In other words, the Everlasting steady-state of God (which is Reality/Existence) is Absolute Consciousness beyond time, space, form, birth or death. Furthermore, the human body/mind, which is simply a modification of Pure consciousness, is not separate or other than Pure Reality. However, the conscious identity of the body/mind lives a false relationship with life and God (Reality ItSelf), and that false sense of identity is a reoccurring activity of consciousness that binds the individual's experience of self to life experience.
Ego identity is the result of this activity, and ego is the life of this activity of bodily consciousness. Pure, trascendentally omni-present in, through and As All possible appearances, Consciousness is not an activity, It (Real Self Identity) Is The Presence of existence ITSelf. Ego identity is all about activity, action, and doing, achieving and so on, but our God Identity IS even in the absence of appearances, form, shape, pattern, action, dynamic or movement. God Is, whether you are or not; whether Any thing is or not. The fragmented and fractured identities of ego are inherently incomplete and ever changing, and ego self never last beyond the next thought or idea currently playing the role of self. Ego identity is simply the juxtaposing of various thoughts, ideas, mental imagery, experiences, and interpretations of experience, and so on, as self. When the ego is asked who it is, it simply names off all the things that define it, and as each identifying quality passes through consciousness it becomes the current seat (conscious state - including all emotional connections appearing while each identifying quality manifests mentally) of self, or current bodily conscious (non-steady, darkness bound, temporary and limited) state of self identity. The inward coil of consciousness that appears in the midst of this activity is what creates the false sense of self, and the horizon of darkness that engulfs all that worship there.
True Self, Eternal God, Infinite Reality, Everlasting Existence, and Pure Consciousness is the One and Only Transcendentally Present Nexus of (Living) Being through which every possible appearance of existence is Sourced. In the midst of the One and Only transcendentally present nexus (core, 'inner' connector, hub) of God the individual bodily form tends to identify as something temporary, fleeting, passing and fragmented. When the individual turns to God, and sacrifices the false sense of (fragmented) self for the One True Sense of Eternal Self, the Divine Processes of Enbrightenment (progressive, complete fleshly tranfiguration) dawn and awaken. This process comes and goes for those that play on the fence line of serving two masters; one is the ego, and the other is God. In the midst of this kind of life, neither is fully served. To serve God one moment and then turn to the egoic conditioning of the old sense of self and serve that in the next is the living steady-state of darkness and confusion. It is a kind of darkness within the individual that finds comfort in ignorance, comfort in activity, and comfort in the activity of self seeking and self destroying. To reiterate, the ego is simply an activity of consciousness that creates the false sense of self for the individual, it attaches to some things and avoids or no longer attaches to some things, and this activity spreads from person to person and infects others, and society.
Give up the acitivity of identifying As activity, any activity, all activity; learn to simply Be, Be in Silence, Be in the absence of activity, discover who you Are in the absence of activity, Feel into the Always Present and Freely Tangible Heart~Fire Abundance of God (Reality/Existence). Through whole bodily devotion to the Divine One the individual can surrender the bodily conscious attachment of ego identity for the True Identity of our Divinely Shared Self. Our True Self perpetually transmits ItSelf moment to moment (in Fullness) to each individual, and the Divine Process of the exponentially ever-growing Intensification of bodily Realizing Everlasting God is the Direct result of the Power and Grace of Living Truth. Through the Divine Process of Enbrightenment, grounded in Self Realization, the steady-state of God's Happy Being transforms the body/mind unto a Free Flowing Tabernacle/Temple of Divine Light, Divine Love, and Divine Being.
The individual body/mind is the living form through which God moves, lives and has a bodily self-existence and perfect Heart Communion with Its Formless, Shapeless, and bodyless Eternal Self Existence. While the ego dances as the 'me' of the individual this Divine Process of complete bodily Awakening of God's Transcendental Consciousness (As the individual) remains to be fulfilled, this Divine Process is Solely dependent on Self Realization. As long as the body/mind identifies as ego it is not Identifying As its True Self, and in the absence of bodily recognition and realization of Real Eternal Self no spiritual growth occurs. Only in the moments of total surrender and complete forgetting of personal self, via devotion to God Only, can the True Spiritual Process of complete bodily Realization take place. True Self Transmits Its Very Own Steady-State of Eternal Being to the individual and collective, however, each individual must turn to God for their self in order to Truly engage the Divine Process of Full God/Heart Realization.
The whole spectrum of esoteric anatomy and/or the Spiritual Cross will come to Life (a constant ongoing, moment to moment) through steady and disciplined devotion and practice, and the Spiritual Cross Serves God's Consciousness Only, and the Transfiguration of each one. Thus, the reason most people are 'dead' on the inside, dark within their personal Spiritual anatomy, is because of the constant state of ego identity worship, even for many that claim Self Realization the Spiritual Cross seems dead and unimportant, and/or not necessary or a direct 'result' of Realization. That is Far from Truth, and with a steady bodily living realization of God and Self the Spiritual Cross will spontaneously and necessarily Spring to Life. God is the one that Uses the Spiritual Cross/anatomy, and that anatomy is for the Service of God Only. While the egoic mind is reappearing, whether one is Self Realized or not, the spiritual Cross will seem dormant and inactive. The Spiritual Cross (the kundalini, chakras, and entire esoteric anatomy) Serves God Only, and through the Spiritual Cross (including the various channels and currents of flow of consciousness) God's Transcendentally Present Nexus of Heart~Fire~Love-bliss Consciousness Consumes the egoic identity and replaces the individual bodily activity of identity with Its Very Own Self. As the Process of complete bodily Realization progresses so shall the Living Intensity of God ItSelf through, within, and As the individual. Blessings.
The spiritual process reveals to each individual the true living steady-state of Reality. Reality is alive, It Is over flowing with Love-bliss, and the perpetual ongoing steady-state of our Living Reality is the Source of the bodily Awakening of Heart~Fire (the Living Presence of God). The revelation of the Spiritual process begins with Self Realization (although there are many experiences that incline the individual for Self Realization before that personal moment happens), which is a Realization discovered As the Very Same Identity and Realization of God. The Realization is a self (transcending), collective (transcending), and universal (transcendent) understanding of Everlasting God, Reality, and Existence, and True Heart Realization DOES lead an individual to See Reality through Truth. Therefore, an intellectual change in one's personal philosophy will follow Realization, and/or contribute to the moment of Realization. Inherent in The Realization is a steady-state of a truly self forgetting Process that unveils the (Eternal/Everlasting) Divine Presence, the Divine Saturates the body/mind through all living experiences (in waking, dreaming, or deep sleep), beyond the feeling of oneness (which only comes about through point of view), beyond the feeling of certain processes of the Spiritual Cross, and inherent in God's Realization is Life beyond the need, feeling-want, or boundaries of a bodily form, and/or need for Any form, world, and relationship.
True God Realization is not just some abstract concept that once an individual 'has it' there are no bodily correlations and/or changes that accompany such Realization. There are contemporary issues (in modern spiritual culture) with the talk of a process of Realization. The dogma of Self is All, and the dogma of Self IS already As IT IS, thus nothing to do, are blind spots of the immature (fresh/new realizers). Many of the greatest of the modern Realizers have said similar things, and Enbrightenment agrees to a degree. However, it is an incomplete world-view, and Only reflects one side of the Spiritual process. What the people of Earth are set to Realize (historically) is that there is Much More to Spiritual Life than simple Self/God Realization. There is a taboo in contemporary spiritual culture to ignore, and/or forget about the Process of whole-bodily-awakening of the Heart~Fire~Love-bliss steady-state of God, which can be intimately connected with the individual's relationship to a Guru.
The taboo of this creates other taboos in the collective community, and instead of the community working together for a common spiritual growth, it causes divisions and strife. One of these taboos relates to Guru, and the value of a living, fleshy, bodily potent Guru, and/or even one that has already passed. The collective says if All is already done, and there is nothing to do, what need then is there for Guru. The taboos related to the Guru are empowered when the fakes of the world spoil the bunch with a few of their own dirty games. This creates an air of anxiety (rightly grounded) for the seekers of the world that are trying to find the right direction on their path. So, with the combination of the non-dualistic taboos and the anxiety of there being many fake teachers the Guru becomes a dark territory that most, if not all, are suggested to avoid. This taboo is compounded by the lack of Heart~Fire realization in the culture, both individually and collectively.
The living steady-state of complete bodily awakening of the Divine One is a process that comes once the individual has passed through the personal event of Realization. That personal event is the ground, foundation, and beginning of Spiritual life. Taboos (and/or dogmas) that dismiss the processes (of the Awakening of the esoteric anatomy of consciousness - Spiritual Cross) and the Guru only work up until Realization, after Realization the body/mind is primed and ready for complete Heart~Fire Awakening, the individual is prepared for a Tangible steady-state of Everlasting Heart~Fire. But, if one notices, the living intensity of the steady-state of Heart~Fire does not always make ItSelf perpetually (ongoing - unending through being awake, asleep, or dreaming) Known and Tangibly Felt within the individual's context of daily life (living experience). This does not mean to conclude that the Heart~Fire is not important, real, a result, and/or a sign of Self Realization. In the spiritual process, which includes Self Realization, many bodily experiences spring up, awaken, and/or demonstrate certain dynamics through bodily consciousness, and ALL bodily spiritual experiences manifest through the Spiritual Cross, both individually and collectively. This is where the Guru, one that has passed through many - if not most or all, of the major bodily processes through which the Divine Self transforms the individual (and collective), Shines in True Value.
The Transformation changes the individual's bodily conscious steady-state of living existence from an egoic (point of view) based conscious relationship with life and God to the Single and Sole View of God ItSelf that is Freely Expressed individually through which Divine Everlasting Reality is Realized and lived As the individual's steady-state of living existence. In other words, the individual's living existence is changed from a life of separation, otherness, and differentiation to a life lived and breathed through the Truth of Reality, and through the Eternal (bodily absent, but bodily Tangible) Consciousness of God. This transformation is something the Guru has lived, and the spiritual Process has Awakened the steady-state of Heart~Fire, Light, and Love-bliss that radiates from the Guru's bodily form. The Devotees of God that Are Heart Awake will notice this Radiance, and in that Recognition Heart~Communion becomes the Real Communication, the Real Teaching, and Real Value of the Guru. Once the individual Realizes Heart Communion with a Guru the bodily processes that follow Self Realization can be initiated and catalyzed with God-speed. A person may be Self Realized in an Instant, but that pesky ego keeps rearing its head involuntarily, thus, the need for the Heart~Fire Spiritual Process that purges this Completely from the individual. Then the Signs of the Awakening of the Steady-State of the Tangible Heart Presence of God can progressively and ultimately Overwhelm Every living moment of the individual's living experience. Self Realization relieves the individual of the search for Self, God and Truth, and with that release, or blowing out of the drive of ego (seeking self identity), the body/mind can thus be transfigured through God's Grace, Light, and Holy Heart~Fire. The taboos of the Guru, the Value of the Guru, and the ideas that dismiss the Divine Process of complete bodily Transfiguration are born from a lack of depth in the Awakening of Heart~Fire Realization.
The Truth of Real God Realization demonstrates both the Instant, Immediate Realization of Everlasting Self, and the Divine Transfiguring bodily Processes that follow. Do not dismiss the body/flesh as something that will simply return to dust, but be Transformed throughout the entire body/mind, through and through, by the Divine Heart~Fire Presence of God. The One True Way to Know if the Guru is of any Value to the individual is through Heart~Fire recognition, through Heart~Fire Communion and with that confirmation and verification, the individual can simply breath the Heart~Fire and grow through that, and leave the intellectual playground of spirituality behind. The Guru will always acknowledge that there is a process that appears within the context of the body/mind, albeit, the depth of the Guru's understanding of the True Divine Processes that follow Self/God Realization are not equal across the field of those serving in the Way of the Guru. Self Realization is an instant and immediate Realization, and with Realization the body/mind can then be purged of the old conditional (false sense of) self. Heart~Fire Love-bliss is the living Presence that provides the Fires capable of fulfilling complete ego death (Realized in the right-heart of the Spiritual Cross). Blessings.