Friday, June 8, 2018

Enlightenment loves company

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth, and yet there don't seem to be any spiritual Masters among us. Without spiritual Masters, how can a group aspire to facilitate actualization of spiritual potential?

Unitarian Univeralists draw from six sources. To find a spiritual teacher, the seeker must leave UU and go deeper into one of the other religious traditions. The seeker winds up leaving Unitarian Universlism because the seeker failed to find the help desired for further spiritual growth. This is a shame but a few Unitarian Univeralists have come here and together we can facilitate our growth and find our way and validate each other's efforts, desires, and achievements.

Osho says that the Master has two functions: facilitate a person's awakening, and to confirm it when it occurs.

People are like onions with layer on layer on layer on layer. These layers are circles of privacy. At the heart of a person is the unconscious. Most people have not discovered what their unconscious consists of. Most people don't pursue it because they are afraid of it.

Deep down people are afraid that they are inadequate or defective in some way. Hell knows they have experienced this and been told this often enough. This Hell is the work of the ego. The ego tells us that nobody is ever good enough, has enough, is doing enough. The ego operates on the law of scarcity and deprivation.

The Master tells us that the Law of scarcity and deprivation is not true. People are not defective and inadequate. In fact, they are already perfect as creations of God and loved unconditionally. The Master asks us to remember what we were before our social conditioning and to experience this innocence, this heaven again. You'll know it when it fills your heart with gratitude and abundant Love.

When we experience this gratitude, love, and innocence, we are confused and wonder what this experience is and the Master affirms and validates the experience and says to us, "Yes, that's it. You've found it." For most of us, it seems unbelievable. We need to share the experience and have it validated by someone who knows, who has been there and is there too. They say, "Misery loves company" and it is more true that enlightenment loves company as well.


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