Wow I find this soooo interesting Staranza Nutty-Buddy Sylvie!
Talking about nothing again...
But one knows that now is all there is and that the ultimate constant in the Universe is the Nothingness.
My uncle Paul Warwick and aunt Jenny used to run Chugyam Trungpta's meditation center where people would come to meditate for a weekend, literally.
Trungpta's book I read first was: "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism." Think of what the title means for a minute. Do you remember that YOGALYMPICS
post a few years ago where the yogi was yelling at the others: "I am more enlightened than you!" what a laugh..
One part of Cutting-Through... that I like to paraphrase was: "You want
to be enlightened. That is a desire! You want to be desireless!" (my own paraphrasing). At one point one has to have the desire to be desireless, even though this is a contradiction!
It's sort of like awareness of the self. We have to totally obliterate a part, an aspect of the self, ego, which Wayne Dyer called "Earth Guide Only," and I call EARTH GUIDE ON
. We destroy mercilessly this part - but the trick is that when we destroy the unenlightened part of the self, the part that wants to be a separate identity, then we achieve a higher awareness, and we are more fully our selves.
It sounds ironic to eliminate a part of the self to be a more full self huh? Well I believe fully that that is the real message. May I not be in the way of my art.
That was a great lesson I got from one of the dear poets on the old Chopra boards. I have been taking it very seriously for years now. I feel that there are parts, aspects, attitudes that lie within us that want to stay, to continue, to be separate from larger aspects where they are only a fraction. We subdue these separatist elements and merge them, incorporate and assimilate them into our larger awareness. They survive fine actually, but in a larger view and appreciation that THE WHOLE is more important.
Another "teacher" I got a lot from is Bagwan "Osho" Rajneesh.
I think it was in his "Book Of Secrets" that he says something to the effect that: We are born innocent, then we have to go through a lot of (book) learning, that is "falling from Grace." This is necessary. Then at some point we need to throw away all the books and learning, and simply live our learning.
He had other interesting techniques like imagining you don't have a head, blocking all the openings to the head with your fingers, funny things that get you to think beyond what your brain figures out.
Because I think musically, and grew up around too much
spirituality, to me it is extremely clear: Your lower aspects "die," and you are "reborn" in the heart.
Going up the major scale, 7 notes and 7 "chakras" hum? well, if you sing "Do - Re - Mi...." and just hold that note, it wants to resolve to the "Fa!" which is the 4th step, heart level in synchrodestiny mumbo jumbo. I like to think that we just "sublimate" the lower energies, we just may need them some time! At least to know why other people still have them. Perhaps it is making the reptilian brain accept it's softer mamallain brain surroundings.
It is scientifically known that our conscious mind is only a small portion of our full mind. The subconscious has so incredibly many tasks to do all the time! I think there is a nothingness technique that we need to master so that our separatist egos can sublimate into our fuller awareness. So we have to on one hand stay fully aware of being nothingness, but this allows us to more be aware of a larger beingness.
One can take this mathematically to suggest that since there is more distance between every atom than atoms, that most of everything simply IS nothingness! But... it is the things, and management of them that actually "is anything!" Both are there, the space, which is the vehicle and environment, and the moving that is within it. It is fun to overlap them though, and see the boat as a part of the ocean, the space as a part of the thing!
As far as "attainment" which is the title of this post, I'll share a funny tidbit: How can one know the unknowable? I think that if you come close to knowing it, it shifts and changes just so that you can't know it! Only logical. So the thing (and think) to do, in my little opinion, is make your path to knowing the unknowable
a peaceful and joyful one. Have faith that you are doing all that you can do to be a good traveler toward the high directions. When people say they "know it all," watch out! Knowing something useful.. may be more important!
Some need to clear out all thoughts and focus on their paths, leaving all behind. Some have their path and need dilligent hard work. We shouldn't confuse the two, or act like one process is all. May we all find our joys in our lessons to improve ourselves and the world we are in. And so it is. Amen.
Love and light being, Teo Do (Re, Mi, Fa, Soul..)