Saturday, September 1, 2018

Ready to let go of your baggage?

Some people, not many, realize that they are asleep. They sense that there is more to their life that their day to day experience on the path of the ego. Often there is a vague "dis-ease". This is a sense of depression, anxiety, fatigue, pessimism, and sometimes, negativity.

It dawns on these people that there must be a better way. This is what, at UUAWOL ministries, we call "the dawning." The dawning then initiates a searching, an impulse for self-transformation. Sometimes these people are called "seekers," and Steve Taylor, in his book The Leap, writes that he prefers the word "awakeners."

It is written in A Course In Miracles, "The ego is nothing more than a part of your belief about yourself. Your other life has continued without interruption, and has been and always will be totally unaffected by your attempts to dissociate it." T-4.VI.1:6-7

The awakener becomes aware of his/her other life and is attracted to it. In the introduction to A Course In Miracles it is written, "The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is you natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite."

The mission of UUAWOL ministries is to sanctify the world by helping people become holy. UUAWOL ministries activities are focused, in part, on helping people remove the blocks and obstacles to their awareness of love's presence by facilitating covenantal relationships to affirm and promote the seven principles.

The first step in awakening is to recognize that there is something more than what the path of the ego has to offer. Osho says that the first step in a spiritual life is rebellion. What Osho means by rebellion is a rejection of what the path of the ego has to offer. This rebellion is what the Buddhists call the giving up of attachment. This frees a person up to become aware of richer experiences and a cosmic life.

The awakener learns how to travel lightly. (S)he gives up his/her baggage.

1 comment:

  1. While this approach can be taken at all stages of life, I wonder if it is more likely in the latter stages?


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