At times in life we are all asked to live without a sense of purpose. This is especially common for those living on the fringes of society or those who are quite advanced on the Path.
Whether we’re aware of it or not, society has always shaped us and given us purpose. We are programmed from a young age with clear expectations, landmarks and milestones to navigate life; have a lucrative career, buy a house, find a husband/wife, raise a family, become successful (whatever that is) and so on. These expectations (or goals) serve to protect us, motivate us and give us direction, and allow us to compare ourselves against others to determine our worth.
So what happens when you can no longer rely on them?
This article is for those who feel aimless in life, but in particular, for those old spirits who have reached the point where they no longer need or care for other people’s expectations. Read More…
Every day we fight.
It’s a constant battle to remember who we are in a world determined to make us forget (and a society eager to label us outcasts for defying it’s social norms). We find ourselves assailed on all sides by those wanting to bring us ‘back into the fold’, mostly to avoid facing their own fears, and torn between our compulsion to remain true to ourselves, yet still being a productive member of society. This battle is made all the harder by the fact that we all value different things and the the quest for meaning and truth (placeholder link to What is Enlightenment?) is often rejected by people in favour of material pursuits and wilful ignorance. Read More…
Rewind history ten years or so (to the early 2000’s) and the word “ascension” started becoming popular in the New Age community. We’re all going to ascend, they said. The date? December 21, 2012. Only it didn’t start as that because apparently that isn’t the true date the Mayan calendar, from which Ascension’s date was chosen, was based. That was sometime in late 2011.
Which also didn’t happen.
That aside, this event was supposed to happen on that date. As history will attest, it clearly didn’t. I don’t know about you, but I certainly didn’t notice groups of people suddenly vanish from society and ascend into the heavens.
Another concept that I am opposed to in the spiritual/new age arenas is the notion of “levels of development” (e.g being an “old soul” is better than being a “young soul”). It’s very unhealthy, ingrained in our society and getting rid of it will allow you to be happier and more productive in ways that are important to you. So I wrote a simple alternative that I’ll share with you in a moment.
Some people will get this right away while others may struggle. That’s normal. Don’t get frustrated and give up. Perservere. That’s a good lesson to learn for any awakening person.
Imagine you are a vast, eternal consciousness. For you there are no beginnings or endings, no start point or destination, there is only the journey, a continuous, glorious process of self-evolution and change within the moment. As part of that evolution, you desire to understand what you are. So you set about dissociating tiny fragments or “personalities” from yourself, imbuing them with your essence and letting them think and feel for a time that they are in anyway different from you.
Okay, so that last post was a little depressing. I really don’t like writing that sort of thing anymore, but it’s necessary and it forms a core tenet of this website; that to find truth you have to explore the fiction. The only way out is through. On to brighter things …
One of the things I’m passionate about is being a trailblazer. That’s as much about exploring new terrain, as it is about clearing a path behind me so others don’t have to.
There is a central conceit in modern spirituality that irks me and serves no real purpose. It’s this idea that if you don’t practice yoga, or you don’t meditate twice a day or adopt vegetarianism or any of a dozen other, personal rituals, you’re somehow not spiritual. Read More…
It conjures to mind a raft of horrible images, from oppression of native peoples to the metallic clinking of manacles. The very idea that you would be forced to obey another person in the modern age seems ludicrous, just stories from ancient times, right?
We live in a world of high tech slavery, where cameras track our every move and secret legislation gives legal authorisation for authorities to spy on us (and even detain us) without our permission. Where legal tender (money) is based entirely on indebtedness, money created with a few keystrokes that has no intrinsic value.
Everywhere we go, we are watched, tracked and controlled. By ourselves, our peers and society. Our individuality means nothing, only our value to the collective.
But why? Read More…