The Awakened Heart takes ecstatic pleasure in love’s labor, fully embracing earthly existence with the urgency of one who has stopped resisting being here in an unmistakable way. Most are so busy trying to escape the body, this earthly realm, reacting against the mortality of finite life, that they have no awareness of the heart’s native freedom.
The discovery of consciousness through only the transcendence of body and mind or top-down, during meditation and other spiritual experiences, as informing as that can be, often become our most tenacious attachment, and form of avoidance. This is where meditation and spiritual experiences can become hindrances on the path.
Beyond the discovery of consciousness only, deep in, and as, the Heart-Body, there is a tacit understanding which actually does not understand anything in particular, and at the same time, sees and revels in, all things.
We then discover ourselves and all of manifestation as effortless and, uncaused arising, from the inside to out, or transcendence in place, like a tidal wave or infinite tidal waves of love’s labor coming alive………as you, and me, with all our unique and wondrous gifts which can then flow freely, once we stop resisting being here.
Then this realm of change and complexity no longer offends us, on the contrary, we are inspired to take up love’s labor as ourselves, for the sake of Conscious Evolution.
January 31, 2010
Over 25 years studying consciousness, conscious embodiment, and conscious relationship in settings that have combined cultural knowledge east and west.
Bill is a Teacher in the Trillium Awakening Teachers Circle
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