Sunday, February 11, 2018


When we negotiate the law of cause and effect we need to realize that there are other factors working in the background to influence our Karma other than intention, free will and the choices we make.
We also need to subordinate:
 our Shadow or Evil Inclination to 
our Good Inclination
Ego, Narrow/Monkey Mind to the 
Higher Self and Spacious/Big Mind
The Trickster and Dark Forces to the 
Forces of Light and our Spirit Guides

The Ancestors

The tension between light and dark, sacred and profane, free will and Karma is a template for spiritual perfection and,
 Karma is built as a default into the soul.
Intention leads to choice which can be generated by fear or love.
Narrow/Monkey Mind resides in the more primitive regions of the brain on Functional M.R.I. and is focused on survival. It resides in the lower chakras which relate to our fear driven addictions, habits, compulsions, lustful desires and raw emotions.
If intention comes from Spacious/Big Mind residing in the prefrontal lobe of the brain on F.M.R.I. it focuses on love, the higher chakras and our lofty ideals, notions, beliefs, discrimination and discernment. It honors the essential feeling of fear but controls negative emotions like hatred and vengeance.
The Ancestors teach that 
"with right understanding we are able to convert transgressions into merits."
Good Karma depends on the choices we make from the intentions of Spacious Mind. Once we are living in this Big Mind and realize that discernment is choiceless - very difficult for most of us - we are attaining a level of spiritual perfection. We need to understand that this is not a straight line but rather a gentle sine wave from a cybernetic negative feedback system working much like the bodies diurnal  hormonal rhythms.  We are always deviating - but only a little - before we turn back. The trajectory of Narrow Mind is chaotic and frequently gets lost before hopefully coming back again to center. We must be very
"careful of what we taste and where we immerse" 
and stay the course by always quickly and gently self correcting. 
The prerequisite for this is the ability to balance the polarities of life while enjoying sentient pleasure responsibly.

The Ancestors

There can be no rose without a thorn, no sacred without the mundane, no light without dark.

The Ancestors
We have to learn to coexist among the polarities of darkness without assimilating them which in many way is more challenging than living in the protected environment of a spiritual community, ashram or sanga.

This formula and Samsara - the ever turning wheel of life where we are bound to a sentient body and keep coming back again and again until we get our responsibilities right - eventually will lead to spiritual perfection which we are all capable of achieving. Although seemingly a paradox there can be no spiritual progress without conflict. We are continually being tested for our resolve and intention. As we become more skillful spiritual warriors the tests become more taxing to see if we are truly worthy of reaching a Causal vibration.

When we cross the Veil between worlds to the other side and reconcile with our Karma we cannot say, the devil made me do it or the means justified the end.

The Ancestors

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